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Wibw-dt2

WIBW-DT2
Topeka, Kansas
Branding My Network Topeka
13 News (newscasts)
Channels Digital: WIBW-DT 13.2 (VHF)
Affiliations MyNetworkTV
Me-TV (secondary)
Owner Gray Television
(Gray Television Licensee, LLC)
Founded September 5, 2006
Call letters' meaning see WIBW
Former affiliations Secondary:
Colours TV (2006–2009)
This TV (2009–2012)
Transmitter power 27 kW (digital)
Height 413 m (digital)
Facility ID 63160 (digital)
Transmitter coordinates

39°0′21.8″N 96°2′58.3″W / 39.006056°N 96.049528°W / 39.006056; -96.049528 (digital)

WIBW-DT2 is the MyNetworkTV and Me-TV-affiliated television station for Topeka, Kansas. The station is a second digital subchannel of CBS affiliate WIBW-TV that is owned by Gray Television. Over-the-air, it broadcasts a digital signal on VHF channel 13.2 from a transmitter in Maple Hill. Known on-air as My Network Topeka, this can also be seen on Cox channel 11 in Topeka and Cox Cable 12 elsewhere in Northeast Kansas. WIBW-DT2's parent station has studios at Southwest Commerce Place next to the I-70 / I-470 / U.S. 40 / U.S. 75 / KS 4 interchange.

Syndicated programming on the station includes Scrubs, Cold Case, Two and a Half Men and The New Adventures of Old Christine. WIBW-DT2 began on September 5, 2006 when the main channel began broadcasting MyNetworkTV on this second digital subchannel. It had a secondary affiliation with Colours TV but was eventually dropped, in favor of a secondary affiliation with This TV. This TV was dropped on September 10, 2012 in favor of Me-TV (both networks were owned by Weigel Broadcasting at the time).[1] Me-TV airs on WIBW-DT2 during the late morning, afternoon and overnight hours as well as much of the weekend schedule outside of late afternoon and evening timeslots.

Newscasts

This subchannel simulcasts the main channel's weekday morning newscast from 5:00-7:00 a.m., followed by a separate extension of the newscast from 7:00-9:00 a.m. These newscasts preempt classic television series and children's programming broadcast by its secondary Me-TV affiliation during the time period. There is also a nightly prime time newscast at 9:00 p.m., along with simulcasts of the main channel's Saturday evening 6:00 p.m., Sunday evening 5:30 p.m. and weekend 10:00 p.m. newscasts (mainly due to preemptions because of CBS Sports commitments on the main channel). The newscasts on this station compete with Fox affiliate KTMJ-CD, which has their broadcasts produced by NBC affiliate KSNT.

News team[2]

Anchors

  • Chris Fisher - weekday mornings 13 News This Morning (5:00-9:00 a.m.)
  • Ralph Hipp - weeknights at 9:00 p.m.
  • Amanda Lanum - weekday mornings 13 News This Morning (5:00-9:00 a.m.)
  • Sarah Plake - Saturdays at 6:00, 9:00 and 10:00 p.m.; also weekday reporter
  • Justin Surrency - Sundays at 5:30, 9:00 and 10:00 p.m.; also weekday reporter and weekend sports anchor

WIBW 13 Weather Team

WIBW 13 Sports

  • J.B. Bauersfeld - sports director; weeknights at 9:00 p.m.
  • Justin Surrency - sports anchor; Saturdays at 6:00, Sundays at 5:30 and weekends at 9:00 and 10:00 p.m.; also sports reporter and fill-in

Reporters

  • Doug Brown - chief photographer
  • Rick Felsburg - photographer
  • Eric Ives - photographer
  • Ariana Cohen - general assignment reporter
  • Amanda Bossard - general assignment reporter
  • Monty Thompson - Manhattan Bureau Reporter

References

External links

  • WIBW-DT2 "My Network Topeka"
  • WIBW-DT channel 13
  • MyNetworkTV
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