WTVY is the CBS affiliate for the Dothan, Alabama market. It broadcasts on digital channel 36 while being displayed on digital tuners as virtual channel 4. Its analog channel 4 was shut off before the original February 2009 transition date. It has three subcarriers--4.2 for "My 4" (MyNetworkTV and Me-TV), 4.3 for "Dothan's CW", and 4.4 for NBC affiliate WRGX-LD.
WTVY signed on in 1955 on channel 9 as a CBS affiliate. It moved to channel 4 in 1960 after 9 was reallocated to the Columbus GA market (for their ABC affiliate WTVM). WTVY had been Panama City FL's (90 miles south) default CBS station, as their transmitter is located within the Panama City market which, up to 2012, had no CBS outlet of its own. WTVY has been replaced on Panama City cable systems with WECP-LD, the market's first CBS affiliate, although viewers with strong outdoor antennas will still be able to receive WTVY, whose signal can still reach Panama City.
WTVY had UPN on its first subcarrier in 2005 until UPN and the WB folded and merged a year later. Due to being in separate markets but serving each other just the same, WTVY will often have on shows already being seen on Panama City stations, sometimes at the same time period. Oprah Winfrey, for example, aired on WTVY and on WMBB/channel 13 in Panama City at 4 PM before it was canceled in 2011, while Wheel of Fortune is on WTVY and WJHG at 6:30 PM.
|4.1||36.1||WTVY-DT||Main WTVY (CBS)|
|4.2||36.2||WTVY-DT2||MyNetwork TV, Me-TV|