WAHU-CA, channel 27, is the Class A Fox-affiliated television station for Charlottesville, Virginia. Its transmitter is located on Carters Mountain south of the city. The station is one third of a cluster of Gray Television-owned television stations based in Charlottesville. This includes low-powered ABC affiliate WVAW-LP and CBS affiliate WCAV. Syndicated programming on WAHU includes: Friends, Two and a Half Men, Family Guy, and King of the Hill. All three stations broadcast out of shared studios known as the "Charlottesville Newsplex" on 2nd Street Southeast in downtown Charlottesville. In addition, some behind-the-scenes duties are run alongside sister station and ABC affiliate WHSV-TV in Harrisonburg (which the "Newsplex" has a resource sharing alliance with). WAHU is offered on Comcast cable channel 9 and is known on-air as WAHU Fox 27. The station operates the area's MyNetworkTV affiliate on its second digital subchannel. Known on-air as My C'Ville TV, it is also offered on Comcast cable channel 2.
|27.1 / 40.1||main WAHU programming / Fox SD|
|27.2 / 40.2||"My C'Ville TV" (MyNetworkTV)|
On December 28, WAHU launched its digital signal on UHF channel 40. It is also offered on Comcast digital cable channel 213. While providing a standard definition Fox feed on its first digital subchannel, the station began airing a dedicated MyNetworkTV channel on its second. Following the addition WAHU-DT2, the station shifted several programs to the MyNetworkTV subchannel. Prior to the addition of WAHU-DT2, MyNetworkTV was added as a secondary affiliation on the main channel. As part of the launch, Comcast swapped WAHU's first cable location spot with WTTG. This moved WAHU to channel 9 in what is widely considered a preferential location. On March 14, 2008, "My C'Ville TV", along with other television stations in Virginia, broadcasted the Virginia High School League championships basketball tournament for the first time.
WAHU and its sister stations employ the largest television news team dedicated exclusively to the Charlottesville market. While NBC affiliate WVIR-TV dedicates a large portion of its staff to adjacent markets, WAHU focuses its coverage solely on the counties that comprise the Charlottesville viewing area. As the primary station in the "Charlottesville Newsplex" operation, WCAV airs the most newscasts. WAHU did not air local news for its first year of existence. In February of 2006, however, the station started broadcasting a nightly 10 o'clock newscast. More recently, WAHU added an hour long extension of Good Morning Charlottesville at 7 A.M. "My C'Ville TV" airs Cavalier Sports Weekly on Sunday nights at 6. The show is also broadcasted on WCAV at 11:30.
Good Morning Charlottesville
(Weekday Mornings 7 to 8 A.M.)
Fox 27 News at 10 (10 to 10:30 P.M.)
WAHU shares additional news personnel with WCAV. See that article for a complete listing.