WAVY Norfolk


WAVY-TV is a Portsmouth, Virginia based channel broadcasting in Hampton Roads area of southeastern Virginia. Virginia Beach, Norfolk and North Carolina. Launched on Sep 1, 1957, the NBC affiliate is owned by Nexstar Media Group. It shares duopoly with Virginia-Beach licensed WVBT affiliated with Fox. The two studios are located on Wavy Street in downtown Portsmouth. Transmitter is installed in the Driver neighborhood of Suffolk, Virginia.

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Sisters: WVBT

Sub-Channels: 10.1 NBC

10.2 Bounce TV

10.3 getTV

10.4 CBN

Website: www.wavy.com



Owned by Tidewater Teleradio, the station launched on Sep 1, 1957; Tidwater also owned WAVY 1350 AM radio. The original ABC affiliate later became NBC affiliate because of the already NBC linked radio sister. LIN Broadcasting purchased the station. It relocated to its current studios located on Wavy Street in downtown Portsmouth in April 1989. Before that it would broadcast from a former farmers market located in downtown Portsmouth. After WVBT signed affiliation with WB in 1995, WAVY entered a local marketing agreement to operate the channel. LIN TV then signed an affiliation agreement with Fox in Nov 1995. It beat out affiliation WTVZ to sign affiliation with Fox in Nov 1995. LIN TV acquired WTVZ in Feb 2002. In 2001 WAVY became the maiden station the market to air on digital signal.

Media General on March 21, 2014 revealed its plans to acquire LIN Media; LIN merged with Media General on Dec 19, 2014. The company then announced to acquire Meredith Corporation for another merger on Sep 8, 2015. However, the sale couldn’t complete as Nexstar Broadcasting Group came forward to acquire Media General; the deal completed on Jan 17, 2017. Nexstar then announced to release the duopoly assets WGNT and WTKR to E.W. Scripps Company on March 20, 2019. W14DY-D and W18EG-D are the translators of the WAVY.


WAVY broadcasts 30 hours of local news each week and airs weather updates and news via its own weather radar, Super Doppler 10. It along with WVBT on July 21, 2008 became the first station in market to broadcast in High Definition. You can watch news, weather, traffic updates, sports stories, living local, videos, HR show, entertainment programs and more online. Follow WAVY on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. Here is the website: https://www.wavy.com/