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WBON-TV 9 is now on the air!

In addition to the variety of movies and shows on the AMG network, WBON-TV Channel 9 will offer a host of locally produced original programming:
WBON-TV Monday-Friday 
*”Live at Five!” – Evening newscast on weeknights starting at 5:00pm
*Breaking news & weather alerts
WBON-TV Weekly Features: 
Local High School Sports Coverage – WBON-TV features sports (both games and news coverage) highlighting area teams in the Lexington Metro Area. Normally, all our broadcast schedules are static in advance of the season. However, due to the pandemic mandates in Kentucky, these schedules are now influx and reactionary.  These games range from boys basketball and football to girls basketball & softball, with occasional coverage of other sports activities as well.  These events are always well pre-promoted on our digital platforms and radio group.
* Jack Burford Chevrolet Sports Show – This weekly recap of area games and showcases are coaches, teams, and student athletes airs every Monday night from 6-7pm. Hosted by Michael Watkins and Samantha Burford.
* WBON-TV Presents: “Draw Western Theater”- Enjoy locally produced and classic westerns with host and local film producer George Bonilla, on Saturdays at 8 pm.
* Breaking news & weather coverage- WBON-TV has a vast local news team & network that keeps viewers apprised of local impacts and news of interest constantly. These local vignettes are done 24/7 as warranted.
WBON-TV Seasonal Features:

Local Election Coverage/Returns

Local Holiday Parade Coverage

Local Area Festival Coverage

How To Get Us

Proper Antenna and Orientation

This is our transmit tower location on the map.

  • If using an indoor antenna, make sure it has a good VHF element and get near a window toward tower
  • Get your antenna up as high as you can
  • “Attic” antenna’s or outside antennas will always provide the very best reception and more FREE channels
  • WBON-TV is not as powerful as many of the Lexington TV stations. Generally, they will come in wherever your antenna is. So orienting toward our tower location is essential for optimal reception.
  • Most of the other TV stations in the area are “UHF” channels.  Only 2 in the area (WBON-TV Richmond, and WLJC-TV Beatyville) are VHF. Make sure the antenna you get has a good record of receiving BOTH UHF and VHF.
  • Once you have taken these good steps to optimize your reception, simply re-scan your TV channels for FREE TV!

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Some local TV stations in cities across the U.S. will be changing their over-the-air broadcast frequencies between now and July 2020. People who watch free over-the-air television with an antenna will need to rescan their TV set each time a station moves to continue receiving the local channel. It's the same scan that you did to find your local channels when you set up your TV or converter box for the first time. Except in rare circumstances, no new equipment or services are required. Subscribers to cable or satellite TV do not need to rescan. Service providers will do it for you.

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    • Hi JT,

      In Danville, you would definitely need a good outdoor antenna. One that is designed to pick up VHF as well as UHF. Our signal is there, but is too far away to effectively penetrate buildings. Thank you and please keep us posted!

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