Nexstar Broadcasting Group purchased WBOY-TV, an NBC and ABC affiliate, from West Virginia Media Holdings in November 2015. WBOY is a perennially dominant station in the Clarksburg/Weston WV market. An NBC affiliate since 1957, WBOY added its ABC affiliation as a digital subchannel, in 2008. Our newscasts are simulcast on both NBC and ABC. With the main station located in Clarksburg, WBOY also operates a studio in Morgantown, WV, which is the home of West Virginia University. It’s a unique situation, with Morgantown being technically located within the Pittsburgh DMA, but the happenings of Morgantown are of great interest to our viewers and those of other Nexstar-owned stations in the region(WTRF, WOWK, & WVNS). WBOY traditionally outrates the Pittsburgh stations, combined, in Morgantown and is the only station, in either market, to have a physical location in the city. WBOY is also the home base for wvillustrated.com, which produces the official coaches shows 52 weeks a year and a two hour live pregame broadcast during football season as part of a partnership with IMG College and WVU Athletics. “WVi,” as we call it for short, also produces multiple daily sports reports for the regional affiliates listed above.
In addition to its market-leading newscasts, WBOY also boasts Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, The Doctors, the Ellen DeGeneres Show and Rachel Ray as highlights of its syndicated line up.
WBOY has a proud tradition of community involvement, with our “Snowbird” mascot leading the way.
Clarksburg / Weston, WV is in the 174th largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 239,316 and 99,800 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.
Cable/ADS penetration in the market is estimated to be 57.1% ADS and 38.4% wired. Our area is home the FBI CJIS Division, West Virginia University, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Department of Defense Fusion Center and has dominant industries in biometrics, aerospace, technology and healthcare.
Station Contact Information904 West Pike Street Clarksburg, WV 26301 P: (304) 623-3311 F: (304) 624-6152
Larry Cottrill, VP & General Manager
Jim Dodrill, Director of Sales
Aaron Williams, News Director