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WCAV
Charlottesville, Virginia
Branding CBS 19 (normal)
CBS 19 News (newscasts)
Slogan Where Charlottesville News Comes First
Channels Analog: 19 (UHF)
Digital: 19.1 (UHF)
19.2 (UHF) - "Weather Now"
Affiliations CBS
Owner Gray Television
Founded 2004
Call letters meaning CAValier (the UVA mascot)
Transmitter Power 1000 kW
Website charlottesvillenewsplex.tv

WCAV is the CBS-affiliated television station for Charlottesville, Virginia. Licensed to the city, the station broadcasts its analog signal on UHF channel 19 from a transmitter located on Carters Mountain south of Charlottesville. WCAV is the flagship station of a cluster of Gray Television-owned television stations based in Charlottesville. This includes the area's low-powered ABC affiliate WVAW-LP and Class A FOX affiliate WAHU-CA. Image File history File links WCAV-19. ... Charlottesville is an independent city located within the confines of Albemarle County in the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States, and named after Princess Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the wife of King George III of England. ... For other uses, see Brand (disambiguation). ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In broadcasting, a channel is a range of frequencies (or, equivalently, wavelengths) assigned by a government for the operation of a particular broadcast station. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television and transports the picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the broadcast signal. ... Ultra high frequency (UHF) designates a range (band) of electromagnetic waves whose frequency is between 300 MHz and 3. ... Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) is an implementation of digital technology to provide a greater number of channels and/or better quality of picture and sound using aerial broadcasts to a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ... An affiliate is a commercial entity with a relationship with a peer or a larger entity. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Gray Television, Inc. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The kilowatt (symbol: kW) is a unit for measuring power, equal to one thousand watts. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Charlottesville is an independent city located within the confines of Albemarle County in the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States, and named after Princess Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the wife of King George III of England. ... Ultra high frequency (UHF) designates a range (band) of electromagnetic waves whose frequency is between 300 MHz and 3. ... Gray Television, Inc. ... This article is about the American broadcast network. ... WVAW-LP (known on air as ABC16) is an ABC-affiliated low-power television station on UHF Channel 16 based in Charlottesville, Virginia. ... This article is about the animal. ... WAHU-CA is the Class A, FOX-affiliated television station for Charlottesville, Virginia. ...


All three stations broadcast out of shared studio facilities known as the "Charlottesville Newsplex" located on 2nd Street S.E. in Downtown Charlottesville. In addition, some behind-the-scenes duties are run alongside that of sister station WHSV-TV in Harrisonburg, which the "Newsplex" has a resource sharing alliance with. WCAV is known on-air as "CBS 19". WHSV-TV, channel 3, is an ABC affiliate for the Harrisonburg, Virginia market. ... Nickname: Location in Virginia Coordinates: , County Independent City Founded 1737 Government  - Mayor Rodney Eagle[1] Area  - City 45. ...

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Digital Television

The station was granted an original construction permit after the FCC finalized the DTV allotment plan on April 21, 1997. [1] As a result, WCAV did not receive a companion channel for a digital television station. However, it does offer a digital signal in standard format identifying via PSIP as channel 19.1 broadcasting from WAHU's nearby digital transmitter. A high-definition version of this channel is also offered on Comcast digital cable channel 706. [2] On or before February 18, 2009, which is the end of the digital television conversion period for full-service stations, WCAV will be required to turn off its analog signal and turn on its official digital signal (called a "flash-cut"). The abbreviation FCC can refer to: Face-centered cubic (usually fcc), a crystallographic structure Federal Communications Commission, a US government organization Farm Credit Corporation/Farm Credit Canada, a Canadian government organization Families with Children from China, an adoption support organization Florida Christian College, a college in central Florida Fresno City... is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... The Program and System Information Protocol is the protocol used in the ATSC digital television standard for carrying data about each channel. ... High-definition television (HDTV) means broadcast of television signals with a higher resolution than traditional formats (NTSC, SECAM, PAL) allow. ... Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is the largest[1] cable television (CATV) company and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ... is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


History

WCAV signed on in 2004 becoming the market's first CBS affiliate and first station to mount a challenge against established NBC affiliate WVIR-TV (owned by locally-based Virginia Broadcasting, a subsidiary of Waterman Broadcasting Corporation). Prior to this, CBS was seen on cable via WTVR-TV from Richmond and WUSA-TV from Washington D.C. When WCAV launched, it replaced WUSA's location on cable. Previously, the channel 19 allocation was considered for bringing the Richmond market a primary WB affiliate, something which the market lacked ever since the switch of that market's WUPV in 1998. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the television network. ... WVIR-TV NBC 29 is a television station in Charlottesville, Virginia, broadcasting locally on channel 29 as an NBC affiliate. ... The Waterman Broadcasting Corporation is a company that is based in Fort Myers, Florida. ... WTVR-TV (CBS6) is a CBS television affiliate based in Richmond, Virginia. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic dic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (I) Area  - City 62. ... WUSA, channel 9, is the Washington, D.C. affiliate of the CBS television network. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... The WB Television Network is a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ... WUPV Channel 65 is a UPN television affiliate servicing the Richmond, Virginia television market and licensed to the nearby town of to Ashland. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


Shortly after WCAV's signon, owner Gray Television signed on ABC affiliate WVAW-LP on channel 16. WVAW was formerly a low-powered repeater of WHSV on channel 64, and WVAW effectively replaced WHSV on Charlottesville-area cable systems. In early 2005, the two stations were joined by new FOX affiliate WAHU-CA on channel 27. Gray Television, Inc. ... WVAW-LP (known on air as ABC16) is an ABC-affiliated low-power television station on UHF Channel 16 based in Charlottesville, Virginia. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the animal. ... WAHU-CA is the Class A, FOX-affiliated television station for Charlottesville, Virginia. ...


Also in 2005, WCAV began airing a series titled "Somewhere in Time", which was hosted by Tommy Garrett of Paramount Theater in Charlottesville. The program broadcasted movies as well as segments of the host with a famous guest. The show was dropped in early 2006.


Since 2006, the three stations have been the official flagships of University of Virginia sports. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ...


On January 2, 2007, WCAV was moved from Comcast cable channel 18 to the more prime cable channel 6 on the Charlottesville and Greene County systems, replacing Richmond's WTVR-TV. WTVR remained on channel 6 on Louisa cable systems, with WCAV moving to channel 2. [3] is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is the largest[1] cable television (CATV) company and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ... Greene County is a county in central Virginia in the eastern United States. ... WTVR-TV (CBS6) is a CBS television affiliate based in Richmond, Virginia. ... Louisa is a town in Louisa County, Virginia, United States. ...


Beth Duffy, formerly of WVIR, returned to the airwaves on WCAV on April 16, 2007. is the 106th day of the year (107th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


The station is not related to the former WCAV-FM (now WKAF-FM) in Brockton, Massachusetts. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into WAAF (FM). ... Nickname: Location in Plymouth County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Plymouth County Settled 1700 Incorporated 1821 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor James E. Harrington (D) Area  - City  21. ...


In June 2006, the station received the runner-up award for Outstanding News Opeation by the Virginia Association of Broadcasters. WWBT in Richmond was the winner in that category.


In June 2007, the station received the Outstanding Sports Coverage award for a Commercial Television station from the Virginia Association of Broadcasters. That same year, the station's web channel finished runner up to WVEC in Norfolk for outstanding web site.


According to VARTV.com, on September 21, 2007, WCAV launched "CBS19 News Weather Now" on digital channel 19.2. The channel will "be made available to Comcast Digital Cable Customers in late October on Channel 209." is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Newscasts

"Charlottesville Newsplex" logo.
"Charlottesville Newsplex" logo.

As the primary station in the "Charlottesville Newsplex" operation, WCAV "CBS 19" airs the most newscasts. Sister station WVAW "ABC 16" simulcasts the weekday morning newscast and only airs local news on the weeknights at 7 and 11 PM. There are no weekend newscasts on WVAW except for Sunday nights at 11 PM. In addition, sister station WAHU "FOX 27" airs a daily 10 PM newscast. Image File history File links Charlottesvillenewsplex. ... Image File history File links Charlottesvillenewsplex. ...


Good Morning Charlottesville airs on ABC 16 and CBS 19 weekdays from 5:00 A.M. - 7:00 A.M. Then the 6 am hour only airs at 7:00 a.m. on FOX 27.


During the week, WCAV takes the second feed of the "CBS Evening News" at 7 PM. CBS Evening News is the flagship nightly television news program of the American television network CBS. The network has broadcast this program since 1948, and has used the CBS Evening News title since 1963. ...


News Team

WCAV and its sister stations employ the largest television news team dedicated exclusively to the Charlottesville market. While its competitor dedicates a large portion of its staff to adjacent markets, WCAV focuses its coverage solely on the counties that comprise the Charlottesville viewing area.


Anchors

  • Bo Sykes - weekday mornings and Noon
  • Beth Duffy - weekdays at Noon, 5, and 6:30 PM
  • Stephanie Hockridge - weeknights at 5, 6, and 11 PM
  • Dan Schutte - weeknights at 6 and 11 PM
  • Jeremy Settle - weeknights at 7 PM on ABC16
  • Christina Butler - weeknights at 7 and 11 PM on ABC16
  • John Rodgers - weeknights at 6:30, 10 (on Fox27), and 11 PM (on ABC16)
  • Autria Godfrey - weekends (also reporter)
  • Philip Stewart - weekends (also reporter)

Meteorologists

  • Brantley Ussery - weekday mornings
  • Stacy Berman - weeknights at 7 and 11 on ABC16 and at 10 on Fox27
  • Myles Henderson - weekends

Sports

  • Marc Davis - weeknights at 5, 6, 6:30 and 11 PM
  • J.W. Stehle - weeknights at 7 and 11 PM on ABC16
  • Dave Strumpf - weekends (also sports reporter)
  • Kris Budden - sports reporter

Reporters

  • Lisa Ferrari
  • Hailey Frances
  • Jummy Olabanji
  • Audrey Pernik
  • Cheryn Stone
  • Mark Tenia - webcasts anchor
  • Lindsey Ward
  • Matt Holmes

Former News Personalities

  • Tom Abbott (Now at The Golf Channel)
  • Jarrod Aldom (Now out of the business.)
  • Sarah Batista (Now at WBTV-TV in Charlotte, NC)
  • Ric Barrick (Now spokesperson for the City of Charlottesville)
  • Venton Blandin (Now at WCIV-TV in Charleston, SC)
  • Rod Cowan
  • Elizabeth Donatelli (Now at WAVE-TV in Louisville, KY)
  • Katie Graham (Now at WETM-TV in Elmira, NY)
  • Zach Heffner (Playing for the Chicago Machine lacrosse team)
  • Whitney Holmes (Now at WATE-TV in Knoxville, TN)
  • Bo Kane (Now out of the business)
  • Lauren Knight (Now out of the business)
  • Summer Knowles (Now at KTVI-TV in St. Louis, MO)
  • Vanessa Murdock (Now at WTKR-TV in Norfolk, VA)
  • Althea Paul (Now at WINK-TV in Fort Myers, FL)
  • Lindsay Puccio (Now out of the business)
  • Kory Raftery (Now out of the business)
  • Marcus Washington (Now at KOKI-TV in Tulsa, OK)

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