WYTV, virtual channel 33 (UHF digital channel 31), is a dual ABC/MyNetworkTV-joined television station certified to Youngstown, Ohio, United States. Owned by Vaughan Media, LLC, it is operated beneath shared sales and joint services agreements (JSA/SSA) by Nexstar Media Group, manufacture it sister to CBS link WKBN-TV (channel 27) and low-powered Fox affiliate WYFX-LD (channel 19). The three stations share studios and source services on Sunset Boulevard in Youngstown’s Pleasant Grove neighborhood.historyThe station originated as WKST-TV (UHF analog channel 45) as the TV partnerto WKST radio, and was certified to New Castle, Pennsylvania on April 4, 1953.above and beyond helping New Castle, it was the defaulting ABC connect in Youngstown. It also served western portions of the Pittsburgh marketplace with poor signals from WENS-TV (now WINP-TV). After WENS-TV signed off due to financial problems, WKST-TV was the only full-moment in time ABC connect in Western Pennsylvania until September 1958 when WTAE-TV went live.WKST-TV stimulated to the stronger channel 33 in 1959, improving its over-the-air signal in the process. After moving channels, WYTV was replaced on channel 45 by independent station WXTV, which signed on in November of 1960 WXTV would be enforced off the air on February 28, 1962 and in no way resumed broadcasting the FCC denied their certify application in April 1964 after an widespread investigation into it and co-owned WWIZ in Lorain, Ohio In 1973, channel 45 was re-allocated to nearby association, Ohio as an educational channel and became WNEO.
In September 1963, WKST-TV’s city of license designation was motivated to Youngstown and the call letters were altered to WYTV-TV (the redundant “-TV” suffix would be dropped in 1998).Along with WTAE-TV and to a smaller extent WTVN/WSYX in Columbus, WYTV at times has also served as the default ABC link to the Wheeling, West Virginia–Steubenville, Ohio market, which has only two marketable stations, WTOV-TV and WTRF-TV (the latter being a sister post to WYTV for the duration of the 1990s). Although the area finally got a full-point in time ABC affiliate in 2008 when WTRF-TV launched one on its third digital subchannel, WYTV remains on cable in parts of the market. The station was Youngstown’s first Fox network affiliate from 1994 to 1998. Youngstown did not have a full-time Fox affiliate for the network’s first decade, so WYTV joined the network as a inferior join in part due to the network’s achievement of the rights to NFL football.