Nexstar Broadcasting Group purchased WVNS-TV a CBS/FOX affiliate, from WV Media Holdings on November 17, 2015. Throughout its history, WVNS-TV has always held a strong commitment to the communities it serves. Today, that commitment is stronger than ever, including servicing the viewers with the best possible programming and local news coverage. WVNS-TV has always been a leader in new technology in the Lewisburg/Beckley/Bluefield market. Topping the list of many “firsts” are the accomplishments of being the first to broadcast in living color, broadcasting digitally, broadcasting in high definition programming – both network and syndicated, to being able to produce and air high definition advertising commercials. WVNS-TV’s syndicated programming includes the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, The Big Bang Theory, 2 Broke Girls, and Judge Judy.
Bluefield / Beckley, WV is in the 165th largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 292,687 and 120,760 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.
Cable/ADS penetration in the market is estimated to be 48% wired, 48% ADS and 4% over the air signal. The Summit Bechtel Reserve home of the National Scout Jamboree draws visitors from all over the world. The New River Gorge Bridge, America’s newest National Park is an international travel destination.
Station Contact Information141 Old Cline Rd. Ghent, WV 25843 P: (304) 929-6400
Al Sandubrae, General Manager
Mark Ford, Director of Sales
Lon Tegels, News Director