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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
United States
CityLancaster, Pennsylvania
BrandingChannel 8 (general)
News 8 (newscasts)
MeTV Susquehanna Valley (on DT2)
SloganCoverage You Can Count On
ChannelsDigital: 8 (VHF)
Virtual: 8 (PSIP)
  • 8.1: 1080i 16:9 WGAL-DT
  • 8.2: 480i 4:3 WGAL-ME
  • 8.1: NBC
  • 8.2: MeTV
OwnerHearst Television
(Hearst Properties Inc.)
First air dateMarch 18, 1949 (69 years ago) (1949-03-18)
Call letters’ meaningGreater Area of Lancaster
Wonderful Gardens At Lancaster
Former callsignsWGAL-TV (1949–1992)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 4 (VHF, 1949–1952)
  • 8 (VHF, 1952–2009)
  • Digital:
  • 58 (UHF, 1999–2009)
Former affiliations
  • All secondary:
  • CBS (1949–1963)
  • ABC (1949–1963)
  • DuMont (1949–1956)
  • DT2:
  • NBC WX+ (2006–2008)
  • This TV (2009–2014)
Transmitter power32.2 kW
Height419 m (1,375 ft)
Facility ID53930
Transmitter coordinates40°2?4?N 76°37?8?W / 40.03444°N 76.61889°W / 40.03444; -76.61889
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile


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Virtual Channel8
RF Channel8
Effective Radiated Power (ERP)5.395999908447266 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT)415m
Radiation Center-above Mean Sea Level (RCAMSL)552m
Network AffiliationNBC
Contact Street 1WGAL
Contact Street 21300 Columbia Avenue
Contact CityLancaster
Contact StatePA
Contact Zip17603
Contact Phone717-393-5851
Additional DataFCC Station Information

News 8 Harrisburg is a TV station in Harrisburg, PA. It’s a local news and entertainment station that broadcasts news, weather, traffic, sports, and a variety of entertainment programming. In addition to being known as News 8 Harrisburg WGAL NBC, it’s also called simply by its FCC call sign WGAL. You can watch the station online via the News 8 Harrisburg live stream and its collection of videos, updated regularly.

Name: News 8 Harrisburg WGAL NBC
Call Sign: WGAL
Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Genre: Local News, Entertainment
Website: News 8 Harrisburg Homepage

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News 8 Harrisburg is owned by Hearst Television. It is an affiliate of the network NBC network. As an affiliate, Harrisburg NBC 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: 1300 Columbia Ave Lancaster, PA 17603-4751. Phone: 717-393-5851. Fax: 717-295-7457. Email: [email protected]