WEVV-TV is a Tri-State television operating in southwestern Indiana, southeastern Illinois and northwestern Kentucky. Owned by Allen Media Broadcasting, a division of Entertainment Studios headquartered in Los Angeles, the news channel has studios located on Carpenter and Bond Streets in downtown Evansville while its transmitter is located at John James Audubon State Park in Henderson, Kentucky.
Charter Spectrum and WOW! are the cable carriers of the channel. WEVV-DT1 and WEVV-DT2 and digital sub-channels of the service. WEEV-LD in Evansville broadcasts as an LP translator of WEVV relaying its signal on WEVV-DT2. The transmitter of the second digital channel is situated on Wolf Hills Road in Henderson along the Ohio River.
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Slogan: Focused on Family and the Community
WEVV went on air on Nov 17, 1983 as an independent service under the ownership of Ralph Wilson. It was Tri-State’s first independent channel and first full-market commercial entity in Evansville since WTVW hit the waves 27 years ago in Aug 1956. It primarily served the southern part of the Evansville and challenged WLCN which was launched into the market one month after the establishment of WEVV. Its old studios were located on Main Street and Riverside Drive in downtown Evansville.
On April 5, 1987, WEVV became a Fox station when the network introduced its first ever prime time program that aired on Sunday evenings. It continued to work as de facto independent station of Fox during the early years of the network which was not offering the content on all weekdays. It changed its branding to WEVV Fox TV in 1994.
Affiliation with CBS
WEVV penned an affiliation deal with CBS on July 1, 1995 and was launched as its new Evansville market service. The maiden program broadcasted by the channel after singing was The Price is Right. It then picked up CBS This Morning in November. The switch to CBS consummated on Dec 4, 1995. Communications Corporation of America emerged as the new owner of the channel after Wilson put it on market on in the start of 1999. Comcorp formally took over the channel on Feb 11, 1999 for USD 27.5mn. Comcorp filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in June 2006.
Bayou City Broadcasting purchased the channel on Jan 1, 2015 for USD18.6mn while WEHT and WTVW were acquired by Nexstar Broadcasting Group. Entertainment Studios purchased WEVV and other Bayou assets on May 6, 2019 for USD 165mn; the deal was sealed on July 31, 2019. You can watch latest news, weather and sports updates, contests, videos, community events, Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois news online. Follow 44 News on Facebook and Twitter. Here is the website: https://www.wevv.com/