February 10, 2011 by staff 

WAVY TV 10, WAVY-TV, channel 10, is a licensed television station in Portsmouth, Virginia, serving as the NBC affiliate for the Hampton Roads area (including the cities of Portsmouth, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Newport News). WAVY is owned by LIN Television Corporation, and is a sister station of Fox affiliate WVBT (Channel 43). The two stations share studios and offices in Portsmouth, and WAVY-TV broadcasts from a transmitter located in Suffolk, Virginia.
WAVY-TV, the third oldest in the Hampton Roads area VHF television station, began operations September 1, 1957. Tidewater Teleradio originally owned it with WAVY radio (1350 AM, now WGPL). The canal originally signed as an affiliate of ABC, but then swapped with the branch-NBC WVEC-TV in 1959 because of belonging to his sister along to the radio with the NBC radio. In 1968, she became the second station owned what was then known as LIN Broadcasting. WAND in Decatur, Illinois was the first undertaking by the company, but was sold off to a new owner in November 2007. Accordingly, WAVY-TV became the first station acquisition that is still owned by LIN TV through various changes of ownership within the company with a name change.

Shortly after becoming an affiliate WVBT the WB region in 1995, began operating this station WAVY if a local marketing agreement (LMA). LIN TV has reached an affiliation agreement with Fox in November 1995 and became one WVBT subsidiaries of the company with the network in August 1998. LIN TV purchased the station right in February 2002. WAVY was the first market to broadcast a digital signal in 2001. On 12 June 2009 at 9:00 am, a digital signal WAVY-TV remains on channel 31 when theanlog-digital conversion has been completed.

WAVY airs 30 hours of local news per week. It operates its own weather radar, called “Super Doppler 10″ to her studio. It was the first in the area to air local broadcasting at 5:30 in the morning (from 1992) and added the weeknight 5:00 (in 1989) and 05:30 (1994) bulletins news. It is known to be the first Hampton Roads station to use a helicopter to cover the local news after the introduction of “Chopper 10″ in 1982. The current Longranger Bell 206 helicopter has been used since 2000.

WVBT when switched to Fox in 1998, WAVY began producing a newsletter for 10 hours every night on that station. It is not the first to market in prime-time show as CBS affiliate WTKR produces a newsletter on short WGNT from 1995 until 1997. ABC affiliate WVEC-TV has also produced a show in prime time on WPEN-LP from 1995 until he began LNC 4 (LNC now 5) in 1997. WVEC continued to produce 10 o’clock news on the station until January 30, 2009. The show of 45 minutes followed by WVBT Fox Sports Wrap with 43 sports news and highlights.

On July 21, 2008 at noon, corrugated and became the first WVBT stations on the market and their company’s station group produce local newscasts in high definition. This is in contrast to rival the new WVEC be produced in 16:9 is not true digital high definition, but is the ratio of HD television screens. WVBT added an extension of time WAVY new weekday morning February 2, 2009. The show will be aired in a program format entertainment and lifestyle.

Until January 2007, WVBT operated a 24-hour weather channel local on its second digital subchannel. Known on air as “WAVY Weather Station”, it is now exclusive cable to the E / I requirement for course lists continue to show that aired on. It can be found on Mediacom channel 9, channel 22 of the Charter, and Cox digital channel 227. There live the current conditions, updated forecasts, and a shot of “Super Doppler 10″. According to the television ads on the website WVBT, it broadcasts the “Fox AccuWeather Channel” on the second digital subchannel that contradicts and removing the “WAVY Weather Station.

Barbara Ciara, co-anchor weekend from 1983 until 1988, when she left for WVEC. He now works at WTKR. Also Chairman of the National Association of Black Journalists
Lloyd Dobyns, new co-presenter in the 1960s with Vern Jones. Later, a correspondent and anchor with NBC News (1969-1986) when he hosted the news magazine Weekend from 1974 to 1979. Winner of a Peabody Award.
Rhonda Glenn, weather reporter, talk show host and anchor in the years 1960 and 1970. Golf commentator for ABC (1978 -). First full-time national network sports television women (ESPN, 6 February 1981). Amateur golfer and author of dozens of magazine articles and books on sport. Director of communications for the USGA.
Hillary Howard, meteorologist weekend the former during the late 1980s, now a host for WTOP-FM Washington, DC
Lisa Joyner, formerly The Best Damn Sports Show period, which is currently hosting inFANity TV Guide Channel.
Diana Morgan, anchor turned actress, seen in shows such as JAG, The Bold and the Beautiful, Babylon 5 and The West Wing and films such as Titanic.
Charles Pugh, anchor / reporter in the 1990s. Served as a weekend reporter at WJBK-TV in Detroit from 1999 to 2009. Currently chairman of the city of Detroit.
Thomas Roberts, a journalist for consumption / co-anchor weekday lunchtime in the 1990s, former presenter on CNN Headline News, now a morning anchor at MSNBC.
Marny Stanier, weekend meteorologist. Left for The Weather Channel in April 1987.
Stan Verrett, now an anchor for ESPNEWS and ESPN, has also worked for WVEC.
Kelly Wright, Fox News Channel now.
Terry Zahn, joined as a reporter and weekend anchor in 1981, assumed the leadership anchor in 1984, left in 1993 and joined WVEC in 1994, where he served as lead anchor until ‘to his death in 2000.  [via wikipedia and various online sources]

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