On January 31, 1995, the station changed its affiliation from ABC to Fox citing low ratings from the then-overabundance of stronger-rated ABC affiliates available over-the-air and on cable from nearby markets.
Action News 10 on Fox 38 open (January–September 1995)
On September 1, 2011 WFXW ended its affiliation with Fox and became an ABC affiliate once again, now under the callsign WAWV-TV; the affiliation was the result of a dispute between Nexstar Broadcasting Group (who manages the station with owner Mission Broadcasting in a joint sales agreement with NBC affiliate WTWO) over reverse compensation of retransmission consent earnings during negotiations to renew the Fox affiliation, along with an affiliation agreement with ABC to continue its affiliation on Nexstar/Mission stations in other markets, that saw Nexstar drop the Fox affiliation for ABC as a preemptive move.
WAWV ABC News logo, to be used on the 5 p.m. newscast, debuting on September 1, 2011.
1Nexstar operates these stations owned by Mission Broadcasting. 2Nexstar operates this station owned by Cunningham Broadcasting. 3Nexstar operates this station owned by White Knight Broadcasting through an SSA. 4Nexstar operates this station owned by Vaughan Media. 5Predecessor company of LIN Media. 6Currently a repeater for WWLP. 7Owned by Super Towers, Inc., Nexstar operates this station through a SSA; sale of station to Mission Broadcasting pending FCC approval. 8Joint venture with Discovery, Inc., in which Nexstar owns 31% while Discovery owns the remaining 69%.