Watch LEX 18 News NBC Lexington Online

Watch LEX 18 News NBC Lexington Online


LEX 18 News NBC Lexington




Lexington/Frankfort, Kentucky
United States
City Lexington, Kentucky
Branding LEX 18 (general)
LEX 18 News (newscasts)
Slogan Count on LEX 18
Channels Digital: 39 (UHF)
(to move to 28 (UHF))
Virtual: 18 (PSIP)
Subchannels 18.1 NBC
18.2 MeTV
18.3 Bounce TV
Affiliations NBC (Secondary through 1968)
Owner Cordillera Communications
(WLEX Communications, LLC)
First air date March 15, 1955 (63 years ago) (1955-03-15)
Call letters’ meaning LEXington
Former channel number(s) Analog:
18 (UHF, 1955–2009)
Former affiliations All secondary:
DuMont (1955)
CBS (1955–1957, 1958–1968)
ABC (1955–1958)
Wazoo Sports Network (2009–2011)
Transmitter power 475 kW
379 kW (CP)
Height 286 m (938 ft)
Facility ID 73203
Transmitter coordinates 38°2′3″N 84°23′39″W / 38.03417°N 84.39417°W / 38.03417; -84.39417 (digital)
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile


Detailed Antenna Reception Information For LEX 18 News NBC Lexington


State Kentucky
Country USA
Virtual Channel 18
RF Channel 39
Effective Radiated Power (ERP) 475 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT) 286m
Latitude 38.03419876098633
Longitude -84.39420318603516
Radiation Center-above Mean Sea Level (RCAMSL) 578m
Callsign WLEX-TV
MHZ 554
Network Affiliation NBC
Contact Street 1 1065 Russell Cave Road
Contact City Lexington
Contact State KY
Contact Zip 40505
Contact Phone 859-259-1818
Additional Data FCC 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: [email protected]