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WVVA News

Channel 6 News Bluefield Live

wvva logoWVVA News is a US TV channel operating inside the areas of Bluefield, Oak Hill, and Beckley; plus, it also seems to be covering some parts of Southwest Virginia. The channel focuses mainly on the newscast, WVVA sports, and weather updates. Moreover, the station’s All Points Bulletin service keeps an eye on different suspects in the area. Sky Patrol offers an air view coverage of the area being captured by FAA-certified drone operators. Plus, the station’s Capitol Beat offers newscasts from the country’s capital in Washington D.C., West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston, and Virginia State Capitol in Richmond. You can find live stream video of the channel on the official website of the station, or you can browse it at their official mobile app. The channel uses the catchphrase Here for for You for the transmission.

WVVA Bluefield is also a home to different sports such as AP College Basketball, AP College Football, and NASCAR. The segment Unfinished in the WVVA sports section tells you the stories of those athletes or students who couldn’t complete their season due to the outbreak. The weather segment of WVVA news features Weather Service Alerts, Closings & Cancellations, Admin-Snow Patrol, and few other services focusing their entire resources on WVVA weather coverage.

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Being licensed to Bluefield, West Virginia, USA, WVVA News performs all operations under the ownership of Quincy Media. The studios and transmitters of the CW+/NBC-affiliated TV network are situated on US Route 460 and East River Mountain- close to the Virginia Border at West Virginia, respectively. WVVA Bluefield is available at both UHF digital channel number 17 and virtual channel number 6.

WVVA News Live Streaming

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WVVA News Team

WVVA Bluefield has a well-experienced team of anchor persons including Jade Burks and Joshua Bolden, dedicated to providing authentic newscasts to the people of Southwest Virginia.

WVVA Your Weather Authority

WVVA Weather Authority

WVVA Bluefield also has an exclusive weather crew WVVA Weather Authority solely managing the weather department of the channel.

Channel 12 Mobile Apps

With the catchphrase Here for You, the WVVA News app offers local news, WVVA weather, and WVVA Sports at your fingertips. Moreover, users can get WVVA live stream video and other exciting stuff from the 2 Virginias. With the WVVA Weather App, experience highly responsive radar providing HD satellite imagery. Moreover, get the most accurate hourly and 10-day weather forecast here, along with storm track plotting, earthquake plotting, and integrated compass overlay.

Channel 12 Programs

The list below includes Blindspot, Early News Today, The Doctors, Days of Our Lives, and many other shows being aired by WVVA 12.

America in Crisis Dateline A Crack in Everything The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon At Home Edition Blindspot
Early Today News Today Late Night With Seth Meyers A Little Late With Lilly Singh
Today Early News Today Extra Today With Hoda and Jenna
Entertainment Tonight The Kelly Clarkson Show The Kelly Clarkson Show Access Daily
Days of Our Lives Inside Edition NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt The Doctors
Dr. Phil Today II

About WVVA News

The network hit the waves for the first time on 31 July 1955, particularly allotting the VHF signal to the Bluefield region after FCC released the 6th Report & Order in 1952. WVVA News had to struggle for space with WCYB-TV (Bristol, Virginia) and WATE-TV (Knoxville, Tennessee) because of having low antenna height and East River Mountain location. So, the authorities decided to limit the increased visual maximum ERP up to 50,000 watts. WVVA News currently holds construction approval for a digital translator that would operate through a transmitter close to Layland on channel 43. The translator would exclusively serve the northern side of the market and operate with the same calls as the main.

Joshua Bolden with other anchors
Joshua Bolden with other anchors | Courtesy: official website

The original calls of the station were WHIS-TV, which they named after Hugh Ike Shott, a politician from West Virginia, who was died in 1953 before the channel made it to air. Thus, the WHIS-TV (currently WVVA Bluefield) was founded initially by Shott’s heirs. The station is available on satellite or cable, although viewers can also watch it live over the internet.

In order to receive NBC content from WSLS-TV (located in Roanoke, Virginia, the nearest city that can easily receive channel 6 signals through the long line system of AT&T), the authorities forced the original owners to build a private microwave relay system. After completing it in Sep, WHIS started broadcasting NBC shows from WSLS-TV, and the first one to air was The Pinky Lee Show.

Channel’s Original Facility

The original facility of the channel – where it used to manage all operations- was Bluefield Municipal Building. Afterward, it shifted to a new location on 1 Jan 1967 at Big Laurel Highway Broadcast Center, where WHIS (currently WVVA News) started color transmission.

The Shott family, which was the owner of Daily Telegraph Publishing Company, was not only managing WHIS-TV (now WVVA News) but also the daily newspaper of the city (Bluefield Daily Telegraph) and the city’s radio networks (WHIS-AM-FM). Federal Communication Commission in 1975 ruled that a single owner can not hold all media platforms in one region and asked them to drop a few. Thus, forcing Shott Family to give up WHIS-TV. After getting into the hands of new owners, channel 6 changed its calls to WVVA (the current ones) on 1 May 1979; and named it after the state to which it was providing services i.e., West Virginia and Virginia.

Tel: +1 304-327-7071
Website: https://wvva.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WVVA
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wvvanews/
Tower Location: 3052 Big Laurel Hwy, Bluefield
Brand Name: WVVA

Channel Coverage

WVVA Bluefield Coverage Map
WVVA Bluefield Coverage Map | Source: www.publicfiles.fcc.gov
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Trevelyan Cosmo
A professional writer since 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Trevelyan Cosmo ran the creative writing department for the major News Channels until 2019. He then worked as a Senior content writer with LiveNewsGlobe.com, including national newspapers, magazines, and online work. He specializes in economics and broadcasting communications.

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