WTVW, virtual channel 7 (UHF digital channel 28), is a CW-affiliated television station licensed to Evansville, Indiana, United States, serving the Tri-State area of southwestern Indiana, northwestern Kentucky and southeastern Illinois. The station is owned by Mission Broadcasting; Nexstar Media Group, which owned the station outright from 2003 to 2011 and presently owns ABC affiliate WEHT (channel 25), operates WTVW under a shared services agreement. The two stations share studios on Marywood Drive in Henderson, Kentucky; WTVW's transmitter is located near Chandler, Indiana. On cable, WTVW is available in standard definition on WOW! and Charter Spectrum channel 8; and in high definition on WOW! digital channel 808 and Spectrum channel 910.


Evansville, Indiana

United States

Branding CW 7 (general)

Eyewitness News(newscasts)

Slogan Everywhere You Are
Channels Digital: 28 (UHF)

(to move to 22 (UHF))
Virtual: 7 (PSIP)

Subchannels 7.1 The CW

7.2 Bounce TV
7.3 Escape
7.4 Ion Television

Affiliations The CW (since 2013)
Owner Mission Broadcasting, Inc.
Operator Nexstar Media Group

(via SSA)

First air date August 21, 1956 (62 years ago)
Call letters' meaning TeleVision of Western Indiana
Sister station(s) WEHT
Former channel number(s) Analog:

7 (VHF, 1956–2009)

Former affiliations Primary:

ABC (1956–1995)
Fox (1995–2011)
Independent (2011–2013)
MeTV (2011–2013)

Transmitter power 1000 kW

570 kW (CP)

Height 273 m (896 ft)

300.5 m (986 ft) (CP)

Facility ID 3661
Transmitter coordinates 38°1′27″N87°21′43″W
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information Profile


Website www.tristatehomepage.com

Before joining The CW, WTVW was the market's Fox affiliate from December 3, 1995 to June 30, 2011 (serving as an independent station after disaffiliating from the network until January 30, 2013);[1]before that, it served as Evansville's original ABC affiliate from its August 21, 1956 sign-on to December 2, 1995.

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