WHDH

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WHDH
WHDH Logo.png
Brand WHDH7 (general)
7News (newscasts)
City of License Boston, Massachusetts
Market Boston, Massachusetts
Channel 42 digital
7 virtual
Subcarriers:
7.2 (This TV)
Network Affiliation Current: Independent
Historic: CBS (1948-1961, 1972-1995)
ABC (secondary, 1948-1957; full-time 1961-1972)
DuMont (secondary, 1948-1956)
NBC (1995-2016)
Founded 1948
Company Sunbeam Television
President
Current Popular Non-Network Shows The Doctors
Family Feud
Access Hollywood
Extra

WHDH is an independent in Boston, Massachusetts. The station broadcasts on digital channel 42 displayed to tuners on virtual channel 7 and is owned by Sunbeam Television. Its sister station is The CW affiliate WLVI channel 56.

WHDH first opened in 1948 as WNAC-TV as a CBS affiliate with secondary ABC and DuMont affiliations. In 1956, the station dropped DuMont, also dropped ABC in 1957, then in 1961, the station switched to ABC full-time and then back to CBS in 1972. In 1982, the station changed its call letters to WNEV-TV and then to the current WHDH in 1990 (the call previously applied on channel 5, which is now ABC affiliate WCVB). In 1995, the station swapped networks with WBZ-TV channel 4 with that station becoming CBS and WHDH joining NBC.

NBC chose not to renew its affiliation with WHDH after 2016. In November 2016, NBC announced that low-powered WBTS-LD/channel 8 would be the home of what is billed as "NBC Boston" on January 1, 2017. WBTS and NBC will rely on cable and satellite coverage (97% of the greater Boston area) for exposure.


Current Prime-Time Schedule

Day 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00
Monday 7News at 7 Extra Family Feud 7News at 9 7News at 10 7News at 11
Tuesday 7News at 7 Extra Family Feud 7News at 9 7News at 10 7News at 11
Wednesday 7News at 7 Extra Family Feud 7News at 9 7News at 10 7News at 11
Thursday 7News at 7 Extra Family Feud 7News at 9 7News at 10 7News at 11
Friday 7News at 7 Extra Family Feud 7News at 9 7News at 10 7News at 11
Saturday 7News at 7 Funny You Should Ask Family Feud 7News at 9 7News at 10 7News at 11
Sunday 7News at 7 Made in Hollywood Extra Weekend 7News at 9 7News at 10 7News at 11

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