Watch LEX 18 News NBC Lexington Online

Watch LEX 18 News NBC Lexington Online


LEX 18 News NBC Lexington



Lexington/Frankfort, Kentucky
United States
CityLexington, Kentucky
BrandingLEX 18 (general)
LEX 18 News (newscasts)
SloganCount on LEX 18
ChannelsDigital: 39 (UHF)
(to move to 28 (UHF))
Virtual: 18 (PSIP)
Subchannels18.1 NBC
18.2 MeTV
18.3 Bounce TV
AffiliationsNBC (Secondary through 1968)
OwnerCordillera Communications
(WLEX Communications, LLC)
First air dateMarch 15, 1955 (63 years ago) (1955-03-15)
Call letters’ meaningLEXington
Former channel number(s)Analog:
18 (UHF, 1955–2009)
Former affiliationsAll secondary:
DuMont (1955)
CBS (1955–1957, 1958–1968)
ABC (1955–1958)
Wazoo Sports Network (2009–2011)
Transmitter power475 kW
379 kW (CP)
Height286 m (938 ft)
Facility ID73203
Transmitter coordinates38°2′3″N 84°23′39″W / 38.03417°N 84.39417°W / 38.03417; -84.39417 (digital)
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile


Detailed Antenna Reception Information For LEX 18 News NBC Lexington


Virtual Channel18
RF Channel39
Effective Radiated Power (ERP)475 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT)286m
Radiation Center-above Mean Sea Level (RCAMSL)578m
Network AffiliationNBC
Contact Street 11065 Russell Cave Road
Contact CityLexington
Contact StateKY
Contact Zip40505
Contact Phone859-259-1818
Additional DataFCC Station Information


LEX 18 News is a TV station in Lexington, KY. It’s a local news and entertainment station that broadcasts a range of news, sports, entertainment and lifestyle programming. In addition to being known as LEX 18 News NBC Lexington, it’s also called simply by its FCC call sign WLEX. You can watch the station online via its collection of videos, updated regularly.

Name: LEX 18 News NBC Lexington
Call Sign: WLEX
Location: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Genre: Local News, Entertainment
Website: LEX 18 News Homepage

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LEX 18 News is owned by Cordillera Communications. It is an affiliate of the network NBC network. As an affiliate, NBC Lexington 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 NBC.

Contact the Station

If you’re a public relations rep, you may want to mail some promotional materials to the station or get in touch with a specific member of its team. If you’re a curious viewer, you might be interested in arranging a tour of the station’s facilities. In either case, in addition to the contact info above, here are some more ways to get in touch:
By mail: PO Box 1457 Lexington, KY 40588-1457. Phone: 859-259-1818. Fax: 859-254-2217. Email:

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