WCHS Charleston WV ABC


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Parkersburg, West Virginia–
Marietta, Ohio
United States
CityCharleston, West Virginia
BrandingWCHS TV-8 (general)
Eyewitness News (newscasts)
SloganWest Virginia’s Source for News
ChannelsDigital: 29 (UHF)
Virtual: 8 (PSIP)
  • .1: 720p 16:9 WCHS-DT
  • .2: 480i 4:3 Antenna
  • .3: 480i 4:3 Charge!
  • .4: 480i 4:3 TBD
  • .1: ABC
  • .2: Antenna TV
  • .3: Charge!
  • .4: TBD
OwnerSinclair Broadcast Group
(WCHS Licensee, LLC)
First air dateAugust 15, 1954 (64 years ago) (1954-08-15)
Call letters’ meaningCHarleSton
Sister station(s)WVAH-TV
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 8 (VHF, 1954–2009)
  • Digital:
  • 41 (UHF, until 2018)
Former affiliations
  • CBS (1954–1958, 1962–1986)
  • ABC (1958–1962)
  • NTA (secondary, 1956–1961)
  • TheCoolTV (DT2, 2010–2012)
  • Grit (DT3, 2015–2017)
  • GetTV (DT4, 2016–2017)
Transmitter power533 kW
Height514.1 m (1,687 ft)
Facility ID71280
Transmitter coordinates38°24?28?N 81°54?12?W / 38.40778°N 81.90333°W / 38.40778; -81.90333
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile


Detailed Antenna Reception Information For WCHS Charleston WV ABC


StateWest Virginia
Virtual Channel8
RF Channel41
Effective Radiated Power (ERP)475 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT)514m
Radiation Center-above Mean Sea Level (RCAMSL)752m
Network AffiliationABC
Contact Street 11301 Piedmont Road
Contact CityCharleston
Contact StateWV
Contact Zip25301
Contact Phone304-346-5358
Additional DataFCC Station Information

WCHS TV is a TV station in Charleston, WV. It’s a local news and entertainment station that broadcasts a mix of local news, weather, traffic, sports, and entertainment. In addition to being known as WCHS TV West Virginia ABC, it’s also called simply by its FCC call sign WCHS. You can watch the station online via the WCHS TV live stream and its collection of videos, updated regularly.

Name: WCHS TV West Virginia ABC
Call Sign: WCHS
Location: Charleston, West Virginia, United States
Genre: Local News, Entertainment
Website: WCHS TV Homepage

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WCHS TV is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group. It is an affiliate of the network ABC network. As an affiliate, West Virginia ABC 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

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: 1301 Piedmont Rd Charleston, WV 25301-1498. Phone: 304-346-5358. Fax: 304-345-1849. Email: [email protected]