WNCT-TV, channel 9, is the CBS affiliate in Greenville, North Carolina, serving New Bern, Washington, and the rest of east central North Carolina. The station broadcasts its analog signal on VHF channel 9, and its digital signal on VHF channel 10. Its transmitter is located in Grifton, North Carolina.
WNCT is available on satellite thru Directv and Dish Network.
WNCT signed on the air on December 22
. It is the fourth-oldest continuous TV station in North Carolina (behind Charlotte
), and the oldest station in the eastern part of the state. It was a part-time ABC affiliate until WNBE-TV (now WCTI-TV
) signed on from New Bern in 1963. It was co-owned by Roy H. Park along with the The Daily Reflector
and WNCT radio (AM 1070 and FM 107.9). WNCT remained the flagship station of Park Communications until Park merged with Media General in 1997.
After WJKA-TV (now WSFX-TV) in Wilmington dropped CBS in 1994, CBS programming was seen in the Wilmington area on WNCT, WRAL-TV and WBTW-TV until low-powered WILM-LP in Wilmington affiliated with CBS in 2000. WNCT and those other stations still serve some parts of the Wilmington market that don't get WILM-LP's signal over the air or on cable.
In September of 2006, WNCT's DT2 digital subchannel began serving as the area's affiliate for The CW
. The CW subchannel is known as "Eastern North Carolina's CW"
. WNCT DT2 offers The Daily Buzz
newscast weekday mornings from 6 to 9 AM. WNCT started a 10 p.m. newscast on WNCT DT2 on January 1, 2008.
WNCT The CW is available on Directv and Dish Network satellite services.
WNCT's newscasts are branded under the Eyewitness News label. The station's radar is called "Live VIPIR 9".
As of July 2008, WNCT is the ratings leader in the Greenville/New Bern/Washington television market, taking first place at 11pm and 6pm. 3 Generally WNCT and WITN (the market's NBC affiliate) trade the ratings crown frequently.
- Allan Hoffman, 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.
- Annette Newell, 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.; 10 p.m. on the C.W.
- Marisela Burgos, weekend
- Carley Wegner, morning and noon
- Marisela Burgos
- Philip Jones
- Parul Joshi
- Laura Vesco
- Andrew Doud
- Arthur Mondale
- Phillip Willams, chief meteorologist, 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.
- Gannon Medwick, morning and noon
- Scott Sumner, weekend
- Brian Bailey, sports director, 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.