WHKY-TV

WHKY-TV
Hickory/Charlotte, North Carolina
BrandingWHKY-TV 14
ChannelsAnalog: 14 (UHF)
Digital: 40 (UHF)
AffiliationsIndependent
Jewelry Television
OwnerLong Communications, LLC
FoundedFebruary 14, 1968
Call letters meaningW HicKorY
Websitewww.whky.com/|


WHKY-TV is an independent television station based out of Hickory, North Carolina. It broadcasts on UHF channel 14 (analog) and channel 40 (digital), and is seen on cable channel 7 on Charter Communications cable systems and channel 18 on Time Warner Cable systems in the Charlotte area. It was founded and is operated by the Long family. The station airs programming from Jewelry Television in addition to paid programming and locally produced religious and entertainment shows.

The station signed on February 14, 1968; it is North Carolina's oldest independent station. It primarily targets the northwestern corner of the Charlotte market. For many years, it aired Cincinnati Reds baseball, as well as some other stronger programming. However, as other stations signed on that covered more of the Charlotte area, channel 14 moved more toward paid programming.

In 2002, WHKY expanded its grade B signal to cover the northern corner of Mecklenburg County by installing a new antenna. This was enough to force Time Warner's Charlotte system to carry it under the FCC's "must-carry" rules, though the station was all but unwatchable in the immediate Charlotte area. However, the station began identifying as "Hickory-Charlotte" on-air. In 2004 WHKY was able to increase its power to 2 million watts, but is still all but unviewable over the air in most of the market.

In June, 2006 WHKY-TV begin broadcasting on Dish Network and DirecTV which offer WHKY-TV in its local television station package to customers. WHKY-TV is available via satellite to all viewers living in the Charlotte television market, expanding the station’s reach to cover 2 million people in North and South Carolina.

The station is co-owned with WHKY Radio (AM 1290).

Newscasts

The station produces Unifour Tonight, a twice-nightly local newscast, hosted by Jim Karas.

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Hickory, North Carolina

Nickname: HKY, 828, Furniture Capital of the World
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Availability
Terrestrial
Available in some market areas
Satellite
DirecTV Channel 367
Dish Network Channel 227
Cable
Verizon FiOS Channel 125
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Availability
Terrestrial
Available in some market areas
Satellite
DirecTV Channel 367
Dish Network Channel 227
Cable
Verizon FiOS Channel 125
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