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WVEC

Hampton / Norfolk / Virginia Beach, Virginia United States
CityHampton, Virginia
ChannelsDigital : 11 ( VHF ) Virtual : 13 ( PSIP )
Branding13 News Now MeTV Hampton Roads (on DT3)
SloganTelling the Stories of Now
Programming
Affiliations13.1: ABC (secondary 1953-1957; primary since 1959), 13.2: True Crime Network ( O&O ), 13.3: MeTV, 13.4: Quest ( O&O )
Ownership
OwnerTegna Inc. (WVEC Television, Inc.)
History
First air dateSeptember 19, 1953 (67 years ago) ( 1953-09-19 )
Former channel number(s)Analog:, 15 ( UHF , 1953-1958), 13 (VHF, 1959-2009), Digital:, 41 (UHF, 1999-2009), 13 (VHF, 2009-2020)
Former affiliationsPrimary:, NBC (1953-1959), Secondary:, NTA (1956-1961), DT2:, LWN (2010-2015)
Call sign meaningW e V alue E very C ustomer -or- V irginia's E ast C oast (derived from former sister station WVEC radio, now WXTG )
Technical information
Licensing authorityFCC
Facility ID74167
ClassDT
ERP34.8 kW
HAAT356.8 m (1,171 ft)
Transmitter coordinates36490N 76285W / 36.81667N 76.46806W / 36.81667; -76.46806
Links
Public license informationProfile LMS
Websitewww .13newsnow .com
Facebook13NewsNow

The Station began operations on September 19 1953, on UHF channel 15 as an NBC affiliate. It was signed on by Peninsula Broadcasting Corporation, co-own by Hampton businessman Thomas P. Chisman and several other stockholders, along with WVEC radio. The Station switched affiliations to ABC in 1959, when WAVY-TV took NBC affiliation two years after signing on. During the late 1950s, WVEC-TV was also briefly affiliated with NTA Film Network. In those days, UHF stations were not as successful as VHF stations, and the Federal Communications Commission has not yet made requirements for television sets to have UHF tuners. So on November 14 1958, WVEC-TV moved to its current location on VHF channel 13. Two years later, channel 15 position will be occupied by current PBS member station WHRO-TV. In 1980, Chisman sold the station to Corinthian Broadcasting, unit of Dun & Bradstreet. At time of sale, it was last locally owned and operated big Three station in Hampton Roads. Four years later, Dun sold Corinthian to Belo, which owns Dallas Morning News and WFAA-TV in its home city. In 1997, WVEC launched LNC4 24-hour local cable news television channel, featuring repeats of WVEC newscasts and a live 10: 00 pm newscast which began airing on WPEN-LP back in 1995. It was carried by Cox Communications on channel 5 within Hampton Roads. Pilot 13 News at 10 ceased production on January 30 2009, however, partnership with Virginian-Pilot was expected to continue at a lower level. LNC5 closed on December 31 2010. On January 12 2008, WVEC started producing local newscasts on digital widescreen 16x9. Though not truly high definition, digital widescreen broadcasts were rescanned and up-convert from standard definition to 1080i before transmission to match the ratio of HD television screens. It remains the only major station in Hampton Roads market to continue to air its newscasts in enhanced definition widescreen rather than true high definition until it is upgraded to full HD in 2013. On June 13 2013, Gannett Company announced that it would acquire Belo. The sale was completed on December 23. Later on in August 2014, Gannett announced it would split its broadcast and digital holdings into a new company, Tegna; split became official on June 29 2015. WVEC was retained by the latter company. After acquisition, station was standardized on air as 13 News Now though still using ABC logo on screen. In February 2018, logo for WVEC was updated along with a new theme curated by Sixieme Son entitle c Clarity use for newscasts.

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Digital television

The following channels are available:

StationChannel Number
WTKR-TV3.12 or 25.1
WAVY-TV10.12 or 25.2
WVEC-TV13.12 or 25.3
WHRO-TV15.12 or 25.4

If you have a TV antenna and can't receive WVEC TV channel 13. 1 from Norfolk, VA. The problem is likely TV antenna, not a TV station. It doesn't matter if the antenna is an indoor, attic or roof top antenna, it's likely not designed to receive WVEC TV VHF signal. The WVEC signal type is VHF. Most antennas on the market today are designed to receive UHF signals but not VHF signals. Simply put, you probably bought the wrong TV antenna. It requires two different types of antennas to receive each signal type. The VHF portion of the antenna must be considerably larger. The UHF portion of the antenna can be much smaller in size and get the same results. To properly receive both types of signals, there must be two antennas combined into a single antenna output connection. One antenna receives VHF signal and one receives UHF signal. Two antenna signals are phased together, creating a single VHF and UHF signal output on the antenna. Do antenna have elements protruding horizontally from antenna? No protruding elements, no VHF reception. Are protruding elements on the antenna at least 3 feet long? If not, poor VHF TV reception. Your best chance at receiving WVEC TV signal using an indoor antenna is good old fashion rabbit ears. Extending poles are the VHF portion of the antenna. Without these elements, WVEC TV signal travels past the antenna with very little signal received as it does so. Hopefully you have learn, Just because I say a paper clip is a VHF antenna, doesn't make it a VHF antenna. You should now be able to recognize antennas making false claims about VHF TV reception. Just because an antenna claims to be capable of VHF reception, doesn't make it so. Below are examples of excellent TV antenna design that will receive both VHF and UHF Digital TV signals equally well. More fact-based information at product and knowledge support >

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