On Dec. 29, 2016, employees of Sinclair Broadcast Group’s NBC affiliate WTOV Wheeling, W.Va.-Steubenville, Ohio, filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board to decertify the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 246. On Jan. 24, a secret ballot election was held. All employees who voted elected to no longer have representation by […]
Beginning Sept. 1, Sinclair Broadcast Group will add a Fox affiliation to a subchannel of its NBC affil WTOV Wheeling, W.Va.-Steubenville, Ohio (DMA 159). In addition to the Fox network lineup, the new channel will air syndicated shows including Steve Harvey, Family Feud and Celebrity Name Game, and by Jan. 1, 2015, a 10 p.m. local newscast. Over-the-air households will need to rescan their tuners. WTOV also airs MeTV on another subchannel.
Sinclair is paying $99 million, less $4.3 million of working capital adjustments, for network affiliates in El Paso, Texas; Johnstown-Altoona, Pa.; Reno, Nev,; and Wheeling, W.Va.
Ohio NBC affiliates have partnered to present the first televised statewide debate of Issue 2, a referendum on a controversial new law that made changes to a variety of government laws and policies.The debate from Columbus on Oct. 25 will be carried live on WDTN Dayton, WCMH Columbus, WLWT Cincinnati, WKYC Cleveland, WLIO Lima, WNWO Toledo, WTOV Wheeling-Steubenville, WFMJ Youngstown and WHIZ Zanesville. It will also be streamed live on each of the station’s websites.