WTVY is a CBS affiliate owned by Gray Television and operates in Dothan, Alabama. WRGX-LD, WCTV, WJHG and WECP are the siblings of the station. WTVY New 4 serves the Wiregrass area of southeastern Alabama. It studios are maintained at North Foster Street in downtown Dothan while a transmitter is located in Bethlehem, Florida for HD digital signaling.
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WTVY News 4 launched on Feb 12, 1995 as a CBS affiliate initially broadcasted on Channel 9. In the late 50’s it had affiliation with NTA Film Network. Federal Communication Commission in 1960 reallocated the station to Channel 4. While moving to the new dial the station also changed its transmitter site to new tower in Webb which at that time was the tallest structure in the state of Alabama. The tower located five miles east of Dothan still serves to transmit the signal of WTVY-FM. In 1970’s it became one of the first channels in the country to broadcast 24 hours a day. WTVY shifted to its current location in 1978; the tower in Bethlehem is the tallest structure in the state of Florida; the move was seen critical to improve the signal strength in Panama City and along the Florida Gulf Coast. The Studios were relocated to Houston Hotel in 1993. The studios are exactly spread at what used to be the ballroom of the hotel now known as Woods Building.
Charles Wood after being having the ownership of WTVY-TV through Woods Communications Group sold the station to Chemical Bank in early 90s. LLC. Benedek Broadcasting acquired the WTVY in 1995 in a transfer worth USD 28m. Benedek in 2002 released the station to Gray Television. WTVY for much of its broadcasting history had served Panama City market as a CBS affiliate where it shares the duopoly with WJHG-TV, an NBC affiliate however, this changed following the launch of WECP-LD on Sep 24, 2012.
The Syndicated content shared by WTVY includes Rachel Ray, The Ellen DeGeneres, Live with Kelly and Ryan, Wheel of Fortune and others. News operations of the channel have been highly rated among all in the Wiregrass region. ABC affiliated WDHN is the only competitor at the local level. News, weather, Sports updates, features, contests, community programming and more is included in the daily lineups. You can watch the WTVY online and can connect with the channel using Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Here is the official site: https://www.wtvy.com/
285 N Foster Street
Dothan, AL 36303
Tel: 334 792 3195