ABC 6 Philadelphia WPVI

ABC 6 Philadelphia WPVI


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ABC 6 Philadelphia WPVI

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Branding6 ABC (general)
Channel 6 (secondary)
Action News (newscasts)
SloganThe One and Only (general)
Delaware Valley’s Leading News Program (newscasts)
ChannelsDigital: 6 (VHF)
Virtual: 6 (PSIP)
  • .1: 720p 16:9 WPVI-HD
  • .2: 720p 16:9 Live Well
  • .3: 480i 4:3 Laff
  • .1: ABC (O&O)
  • .2: Live Well Network
  • .3: Laff
(ABC, Inc.)
First air dateSeptember 13, 1947 (71 years ago) (1947-09-13)
Call letters’ meaningPhiladelphia
VI (6 in Roman numerals)
Sister station(s)WPHL-TV (newscasts only)
Former callsignsWFIL-TV (1947–1971)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 6 (VHF, 1947–2009)
  • Digital:
  • 64 (UHF, 1998–2009)
Former affiliations
  • Primary:
  • DuMont (1947–1948)
  • Secondary:
  • DuMont (1948–1956)
Transmitter power34 kW
62.9 kW (application)
Height330 m (1,083 ft)
Facility ID8616
Transmitter coordinates40°2′33.0″N 75°14′33.0″W / 40.042500°N 75.242500°W / 40.042500; -75.242500Coordinates: 40°2′33.0″N 75°14′33.0″W / 40.042500°N 75.242500°W / 40.042500; -75.242500 (NAD27)
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile


Detailed Antenna Reception Information For ABC 6 Philadelphia WPVI


Virtual Channel6
RF Channel6
Effective Radiated Power (ERP)6.21999979019165 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT)332m
Radiation Center-above Mean Sea Level (RCAMSL)404m
Network AffiliationABC
Contact Street 14100 City Ave
Contact CityPhiladelphia
Contact StatePA
Contact Zip19131
Contact Phone215-878-9700
Additional DataFCC Station Information


ABC 6 is a TV station in Philadelphia, PA. It’s a local news and entertainment station that broadcasts local news plus sports, lifestyle shows, and general entertainment. In addition to being known as ABC 6 Philadelphia WPVI, it’s also called simply by its FCC call sign WPVI. You can watch the station online via the ABC 6 live stream and its collection of videos, updated regularly.

Name: ABC 6 Philadelphia WPVI
Call Sign: WPVI
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Genre: Local News, Entertainment
Website: ABC 6 Homepage

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ABC 6 is owned by The Walt Disney Company. It is an affiliate of the network ABC network. As an affiliate, Philadelphia WPVI tends to focus its original news coverage on local issues during the traditional morning, mid-day, evening and late-night news slots. To fill in the rest of its broadcasting schedule, the station airs national programs provided by ABC.

Contact the Station

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By mail: 4100 City Ave Philadelphia, PA 19131-1691. Phone: 215-878-9700. Fax: 215-581-4530. Email: