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Cincinnati, Ohio
United States
BrandingWLWT 5 (general)
WLWT News 5 (newscasts)
SloganLeading the Way
ChannelsDigital: 35 (UHF)
(to move to 20 (UHF))
Virtual: 5 (PSIP)
  • .1: NBC
  • .2: MeTV
OwnerHearst Television
(Ohio-Oklahoma Hearst Television Inc.)
First air dateFebruary 9, 1948 (70 years ago) (1948-02-09)
Call letters’ meaningWorld’s Largest Wireless Television
(sister to radio station)
Former callsignsW8XCT
(experimental, 1946–1948)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 1 (VHF, 1946–1948)
  • 4 (VHF, 1948–1952)
  • 5 (VHF, 1952–2009)
Former affiliations
  • All secondary:
  • CBS/ABC/DuMont
  • (1948–1949)
  • UPN (January–October 1998)
Transmitter power1000 kW
790 kW (CP)
Height310.5 m (1,019 ft)
309.2 m (1,014 ft) (CP)
Facility ID46979
Transmitter coordinates39°7?27?N 84°31?18?W / 39.12417°N 84.52167°W / 39.12417; -84.52167
39°7?26.7?N 84°31?18.2?W / 39.124083°N 84.521722°W / 39.124083; -84.521722 (CP)
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile


Detailed Antenna Reception Information For WLWT 5 Cincinnati NBC


Virtual Channel5
RF Channel35
Effective Radiated Power (ERP)1000 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT)311m
Radiation Center-above Mean Sea Level (RCAMSL)519m
Network AffiliationNBC
Contact Street 11700 Young Street
Contact CityCincinnati
Contact StateOH
Contact Zip45202
Contact Phone513-412-5000
Additional DataFCC Station Information

WLWT News 5 Cincinnati is the NBC affiliate for Cincinnati, OH. WLWT 5 covers Cincinnati news along with Cincinnati weather and Cincinnati traffic. And of course, the WLWT sports team brings all the latest news and highlights from the Cincinnati sports teams. In addition to being known as WLWT News 5, the station is also known as Channel 5 Cincinnati, Cincinnati NBC, or simply by its FCC call sign of WLWT TV. You can watch WLWT News online via the WLWT 5 live stream and its collection of videos, updated regularly.

Name: WLWT News 5 Cincinnati NBC
Call Sign: WLWT
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Genre: Local News, Entertainment
Website: Cincinnati NBC Homepage

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WLWT5 is owned by Hearst Television. It is an affiliate of the network NBC network. As an affiliate, Cincinnati 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 WLWT 5

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: 1700 Young St Cincinnati, OH 45202-6821. Phone: 513-412-5000. Fax: 513-412-6121.