For the latest in breaking news, weather and sports, Central Indiana residents have learned to rely on WTHR Channel 13, the NBC affiliate in Indianapolis, for the best local coverage. Founded locally in 1957, WTHR is part of the Dispatch Broadcast Group, based in Columbus, Ohio. The Dispatch Broadcast Group includes WBNS-TV, WBNS AM/FM and WTHR-TV.
WTHR's broadcast facility, located at 1000 North Meridian Street, officially opened in May of 1982. It was one of the first buildings to become part of Mayor William H. Hudnut's revitalized North Meridian Street corridor. The station houses two large broadcast studios in which an extensive amount of local programming is produced, from six hours of live newscasts each day to special programs like "The Brain Game" and "SportsJam."
WTHR's commitment to bring the best local news coverage is clearly visible everyday. Channel 13 Eyewitness News is Indiana's News Leader. The team's bold investigative reporting offers further evidence of its commitment to provide the best local coverage possible for its viewers. John Stehr, Andrea Morehead, Anne Marie Tiernon and Scott Swan form the co-anchor team for Eyewitness News. They are joined by meteorologist Angela Buchman and sports director Dave Calabro.
Eyewitness News is among the most-honored stations in the country. Its wide range of work, from investigative stories to feature stories to newscasts, is recognized with some of the most prestigious and coveted awards in broadcast journalism. Among them: a national Emmy award, a national Edward R. Murrow award, a Peabody award, a Dupont award and IRE award for groundbreaking investigative reporting, a National Headliners award, and a Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists. WTHR has also received the “Overall Excellence” award by the Radio/Television News Directors Association, beating out large market stations like Chicago, Detroit and Cleveland. In addition to these national awards, Eyewitness News has received hundreds of regional Emmys, more than any other station in the competition.
Q: How can I e-mail a member of the WTHR staff?
WTHR has a contacts web page. Click here to visit the page.
Q: Where can I find a broadcast schedule?
WTHR has a TV Schedule page. Click here to visit the page.
Q: How do I get a waiver so I can receive WTHR on my satellite dish?
WTHR NBC Channel 13 is available via satellite on both DISH Network and DirecTV with NO PERMISSION OR ‘WAIVER’ NEEDED for subscribers in the following Indiana counties: Bartholomew, Benton, Blackford, Boone, Brown, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Decatur, Delaware, Fayette, Fountain, Grant, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Johnson, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Owen, Putnam, Randolph, Rush, Shelby, Tipton and White. It is DISH Network and DirecTV policy to offer Indianapolis stations including WTHR NBC 13 only to subscribers who live in one Indiana counties listed above and all you need to do to receive WTHR NBC 13 is to order the "Indianapolis local station package" from your satellite provider. WTHR has offered permission to both DISH Network and DirecTV to provide service from WTHR NBC 13 to Central Indiana subscribers who live outside of the above counties. As of this time, both DISH and DirecTV have refused our offer of permission, so NBC service via satellite is not available to Central Indiana subscribers outside of these counties. If you do not live in one of the above listed counties and wish to receive NBC service via satellite, you should contact your satellite provider and ask that they accept our permission and provide you NBC service from WTHR NBC 13 Indianapolis, including the local news, sports, severe weather warnings and local school closing information that only your local NBC station, WTHR NBC 13, provides.
If you feel that you have reason to submit a request for a satellite ‘waiver’, the following information is provided:
Satellite ‘waiver’ requests are not handled by local TV stations.
The Law governing satellite home viewing, the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act (SHVIA), requires that waiver requests only be submitted directly to the satellite company. So, you will have to send your waiver request directly to your satellite company. The following contact information is provided for you to use to submit your waiver request to your satellite company:
DISH Network Customer Service P.O. Box 33577 Northglenn, Colorado 80233
DirecTV Customer Service P.O Box 92600 Los Angeles, California 90009
If your satellite company is not listed here, you will have to call your satellite company and ask for their address for satellite waiver requests.
Q: When will I be able to receive the audio from WTHR on my radio?
The audio for Channel 13's regular programming is not on the radio. The audio frequencies for all television stations are not near the FM or AM spectrum, and therefore those radios cannot pick up those T.V. audio signals.
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Links to the FCC website to view WTHR and/or WALV’s on-line public inspection files:
Individuals with disabilities may contact Jerry Luna at email@example.com, or 317.655.5680, for assistance with access to the public inspection files.