Media General to Launch ABC Affiliate

By Kevin Eck 

Media General is launching an ABC afffiliate in the Tri-Cities market of Tennessee and Virginia on Feb. 1.

The new affiliate will air on digital sub channel 11.2 of CBS affiliate WJHL in Johnson City, Tenn.

“ABC has been a great partner over the years and we are pleased to expand our portfolio with the launch of ABC Tri-Cities, which adds to our already strong line-up in that market,” Vincent L. Sadusky, Media General’s president and CEO, said in a statement posted on WJHL’s website.

Media General currently operates 12 ABC affiliates, including WTNH-TV in Hartford-New Haven, CT; WKRN-TV in Nashville, TN; WOTV-TV in Grand Rapids, MI; WHTM in Harrisburg, PA; WRIC-TV in Richmond, VA; WTEN-TV in Albany, NY; WATE-TV in Knoxville, TN; WBAY-TV in Green Bay, WI; WJBF-TV in Augusta, GA; WLAJ-TV in Lansing, MI; WYTV-TV in Youngstown, OH; and KTKA-TV in Topeka, KS.