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WAVE 3

WAVE 3 - Louisville, Kentucky
Address: Louisville, KY
Website: http://www.wave3.com/
Published: 63 stories by 21 authors

About

WAVE aka "WAVE 3" is the NBC television station in Louisville, Kentucky. Owned by Raycom Media, the station broadcasts from its main studio in downtown Louisville. Their digital transmitter and antenna (over the air channel 47) are co-located with the digital antenna and transmitter of WLKY near Floyds Knobs in New Albany, Indiana.

WAVE referred to its coverage area as WAVE Country in the past, echoing a popular jingle and image campaign the station launched in the early 1970s. In fact, that very jingle was the image campaign of the news music theme Home Country composed by Al Ham. WAVE currently uses the Working for You slogan for promotion. It currently operates its digital signal on digital channel 3 (UHF 47). WAVE also carries This TV on digital subchannel 3.2.

WAVE began broadcasting on November 24, 1948, originally on channel 5 using 24,100 watts of power. It was Kentucky's first television station, the 41st in the United States, and was owned by the Norton family, who had begun WAVE (970 kHz, now WGTK) in 1932. At first, it carried programming from all four networks, but was a primary NBC affiliate. WAVE-TV lost CBS in 1950 when WHAS-TV signed on, and lost DuMont programming in 1956 when that network folded, but shared ABC with WHAS-TV until 1961 (when WLKY-TV signed on). It is the only commercial station in Louisville that has never changed its affiliation.

In 1949, it was the first in the nation to present a live telecast of the Kentucky Derby. The station shipped a canned newsreel to NBC for national broadcast.

In 1953, WAVE-TV moved to channel 3 due to interference from WLWT in Cincinnati and was beginning to outgrow its first studio at 334 E. Broadway (the current home for Metro United Way). WAVE made history again in 1954 as it became the first local station to broadcast in color. Viewers were treated to a vivid image of the new NBC Peacock.

In 1956, WAVE-TV moved into its current studio at 725 S. Floyd in Louisville. Three years later it became the first station to transmit live local color in the region and by 1966, it was the only Kentucky station processing its own news film on color. In 1969, WAVE-TV was first to employ a certified meteorologist and operate its own weather-forecasting system.

Over the years, the Nortons acquired three other television stations and two other radio stations, including WFRV-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin (and satellite WJMN-TV in Marquette, Michigan); WMT-AM-FM-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and WFIE in Evansville, Indiana. Eventually, the Norton holdings became known as Orion Broadcasting, headquartered in Louisville with WAVE-AM-TV as the flagship station.

Orion merged with The Liberty Corporation in 1981. WAVE-TV became part of Liberty's broadcast arm, Cosmos Broadcasting, while WAVE-AM was sold off. In 1991, the station unveiled a new broadcast tower in Oldham County, KY. Costing $5 million and standing at 1,739 ft, the tower is the tallest structure in the state. Its height, which is 70% taller than average TV towers, increased WAVE?s coverage area and improved the broadcast signal.

When Liberty bowed out of the insurance business in 2000, WAVE came directly under the Liberty banner and in August 2005, Liberty announced that it was being purchased by Raycom Media of Montgomery, Alabama. This sale was completed January 31, 2006.

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Threats based on movie taken seriously by police
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Group alleges LMPD racially profiled teens, calls for more oversight
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Friday, June 27th, 2014 @ 05:02AM
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LMPD honors police, civilian employees, citizens at annual awards celebration
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Sunday, May 11th, 2014 @ 08:36PM
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KSP dispatcher requested to save a life on day off
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Sunday, April 6th, 2014 @ 06:28PM
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Fallen police officer's father pays tribute to son in new book
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Thursday, November 28th, 2013 @ 12:01AM
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2 KSP troopers fired following investigation involving teenage girl
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Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 @ 07:29PM
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Murder suspect among 2 shot by officers
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Thursday, August 15th, 2013 @ 08:55PM
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Police working to end violence, ease community fears
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Monday, July 29th, 2013 @ 09:32PM
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Thousands attend funeral to honor fallen officer
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Thursday, May 30th, 2013 @ 06:04PM
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4 in 10 LMPD cruiser crashes officer's fault
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Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 @ 06:32PM
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KSP trooper shoots armed robbery suspect
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Monday, July 30th, 2012 @ 09:10AM
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Family takes over lawsuit against LMPD after brother dies
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Friday, July 6th, 2012 @ 09:34PM
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Video captures inmate attacking bailiff in courtroom
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Monday, June 11th, 2012 @ 10:38PM
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LMPD detective found not guilty of harassing wife
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Thursday, June 7th, 2012 @ 06:47PM
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Thieves hit church service, suspect tried to bribe arresting officer
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Monday, May 14th, 2012 @ 09:18PM
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Police shoot and kill dog who attacked mail carrier
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Friday, May 11th, 2012 @ 12:33AM
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Officer-involved shooting near PRP
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Monday, April 23rd, 2012 @ 11:51PM
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New LMPD chief says no immediate changes
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Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 @ 11:14PM
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Man claims self defense in Oldham double shooting of sisters
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Monday, December 19th, 2011 @ 09:30PM
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Man charged with attempted murder of officers
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Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 @ 08:53AM
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Metro Council to hold community forums about next LMPD chief
Craig Pollock - WAVE 3 WAVE 3 - Louisville, Kentucky
Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 @ 03:52PM
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Missing police dog found safe
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Thursday, October 6th, 2011 @ 01:11PM
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Former LMPD detective gets backup during appeal for her job
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Saturday, July 16th, 2011 @ 11:37PM
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Councilman says police should not take home cars in order to save money
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Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 @ 11:56PM
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Metro Council asks for clarity on removal of members
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Friday, March 11th, 2011 @ 01:03AM
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