WTOV is ready to add a third hour of “Sunrise,” on their digital subchannel.

WTOV-TV 9 / Steubenville, OH – Wheeling, WV (“WTOV 9”)
WTOV-DT 9.2 / Steubenville, OH – Wheeling, WV (“FOX 9”)

FIRST ON THE BLOG: If you live in the Upper Ohio Valley (Steubenville – Wheeling) and have been waiting for a local morning newscast after 7:00am because the 5:00 and 6:00am hours don’t suit you at all… then your wait is almost over.

Starting Monday February 1st, WTOV 9 will be expanding its weekday morning newscast News 9 Sunrise on its second digital subchannel, WTOV 9.2 which is otherwise known as FOX 9. The weekday morning newscast will now be simulcast on its second digital subchannel from 5:00-7:00am, but starting February 1st, it will be on for an expanded hour from 7:00-8:00am on FOX 9 as News 9 Sunrise at 7:00am on FOX 9. The weekday morning newscast is anchored by Jennifer Black and Kate Davison with Severe Weather Team 9 from AMS/Membered and NWA/Sealed Meteorologist Jeff Oechslein.

This was aired weeks ago:

Here’s another ad with a few more details:

In terms of competition? WTOV 9 will be home to the area’s ONLY local morning newscast after 7:00am on its second digital subchannel since WTRF 7 (CBS) only airs their weekday morning newscast until 7:00am.

It’s exciting if you live in this area since you’ve guys never had morning news after 7:00am before so this is very exciting. Now if only WTOV 9 took over The CW Plus-affiliate “WBWO” 18 (CW) and put it on WTOV 9.3…

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