Nashville DTV News

WBKO Adds Another Subchannel

- Posted December 28th, 2022 at 3:28pm
Thanks to a few people letting me know. WBKO in Bowling Green, KY has now added a fourth channel. They have added the Circle network on 13.4. Also, per the website, WNKY will, sometime or another, add 40.5. Yes, it is stated as 40.5, even though they don't have a 40.4. It will be the Newsy network. By the way, beginning next week, Newsy will be rebranded Scripps News. Until more news breaks, that's all for now.


- Posted on December 28th, 2022 at 3:52pm - Edited

I didn't know they were rebranding Newsy as Scripps News. Good to hear about it. Thanks for the update.

- Posted on December 29th, 2022 at 3:43pm - Edited

I live in Lafayette Tn 45 miles from Bowling Green Ky and rarely can I pick up WBKO and I used to get WNKY fairly well and now I don't get it at all. Thanks for the updates.

- Posted on December 29th, 2022 at 4:30pm

Maybe once WBKO increases their power you can get it again and you may get WNKY in a while.

- Posted on January 1st, 2023 at 2:21am

I live in Bugtussle just about 14 miles north of Lafayette in Kentucky about 1/2 mile from Tennessee line. I get 68 channels and get WNKY better than WBKO on my small bedroom antenna outside at 20ft, I get WBKO better than WNKY in the living room using a 20ft up larger RCA antenna that is about medium in size compared to most outside antenna's with long elements. I have found where I live a smaller outside antenna works just as good as a large one about 80% of the time but they're times when the larger living room antenna pulls in channels weak that the small bedroom has no signal.

- Posted on January 1st, 2023 at 3:27am

That's good. I have to get WBKO and WNKY high based on my location but I receive 13 better than WNKY.

- Posted on December 31st, 2022 at 11:26am

Newsy has been listed as coming soon for WNKY 40.5 for years. I think this is misinformation/confusion with WKUW-LD 40.5 (RF 28) broadcast from Nashville which at one point I believe was Newsy before Scripps bought Ion (WNPX). I think the confusion stems from WKUW-LD originally being licensed to Bowling Green before changing COL to White House,TN. It somehow has even made its way into the Titan TV database and shows up on the WNKY website under program listings. However, WNKY has never carried Newsy and I suspect it will not.

- Posted on January 1st, 2023 at 11:34am - Edited

WBGS-LD 34.1 appears to now be simulcasting WTNX-LD Nashville and is identifying as Telemundo Tennessee. I actually saw a promo on WBKO-ABC for an upcoming show on Telemundo and it promoted channel “WTNX 34.1” rather than WBGS 34.1. In addition, there is now a new sub channel 34.3. It’s a blank screen at the moment, but the PSIP shows WBGSLD3 and the guide data indicates Heroes and Icons programming. Not sure if this is the plan because it shows the same guide data on 34.2 which is a simulcast of WBKO-ABC. Also, WBGS-LD1 still shows guide data for WBKO-ABC from when the channel was a translator for WBKO.

- Posted on January 1st, 2023 at 2:04pm

I seen the third subchannel last night when my antenna pulled in WBGS-LD but I couldn't pull it in because it was too weak.

- Posted on January 31st, 2023 at 7:26am

Heroes and Icons (H&I) is now on-air at WBGS-LD 34.3 as of yesterday.

- Posted on January 31st, 2023 at 8:38am

Thank you for letting me know.

- Posted on January 31st, 2023 at 8:53pm

Good to see H&I in Bowling Green, KY.

- Posted on February 1st, 2023 at 4:04am

HSN is now on 34.4 according to Wikipedia. Not sure how true it is but I pulled information from WBGS-LD tonight that showed a fourth subchannel.

- Posted on February 1st, 2023 at 10:30am

I can confirm. HSN is now on 34.4. Same as WNPX 28.8 except the toll-free number is different.

- Posted on March 15th, 2023 at 8:19am

Marquee Broadcasting, owners of WNKY (40/RF24) in Bowling Green and low power WNSH-LD in Nashville, has acquired WDNZ-LD (11) from Daily News Broadcasting. Hopefully they can improve the consistency with the programming on WDNZ. It's a black screen more often than it has programming. It's the MyTV and Antenna TV affiliate for the market. In addition, they own a CP for low-power WNKY-LD (16). The CP expires in June 2023 so they should be bringing it to air soon. It will be interesting to see what they put on the air. They have more diginet options in Bowling Green than they did with WNSH-LD.

- Posted on March 15th, 2023 at 3:08pm - Edited

Nice. Hopefully they will increase the power on WDNZ-LD so I can get their channels from Bowling Green.

- Posted on March 15th, 2023 at 3:48pm

They have a CP to change from Ch11 to Ch8 due to recurring STL issues which causes the black screen due to line of site issues they experience. I have to wonder if that plan has changed. The CP has been out there a while and actually reduces the power/coverage by moving the transmitter site to downtown BG (at WDNS-FM's STL tower behind the building). If you read the sales agreement on the FCC site, Marquee is going to continue to pay Daily News Broadcasting to use their existing tower which is shared with WDNS-FM in rural eastern Warren County. Their signal was highly directional to protect WHAS in Louisville to the north and a null to the south that prevents coverage even as nearby as Scottsville, KY. I believe this is to protect WSMV (RF10). It would be great if they could figure out a way to increase their coverage.

- Posted on March 15th, 2023 at 3:59pm - Edited

I wouldn't mind having a few extra channels since some of the power is going towards me. I will not receive them if they move to Bowling Green as the application to move and go to RF channel 8. Hopefully I can receive them in the future but it probably will not happen.

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