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WYVN

1991–1993

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WYVN first started out as a FOX affiliate in 1991. The station was troublesome with money, and ran out of it not long after it was launched. A main reason why was the fact they had overspend on the news department. The station also was on cable, however, it was on a high channel number, which limited its audience. The signal of the station would sometimes fluctuate between black & white and color, since the transmitter equipment was poor quality. In 1992, a FOX employee was tipped about this issue. The employee traveled to Martinsburg, and was horrified by an airing of The Simpsons episode "Lisa the Beauty Queen" in black and white. The station's response was "we don't even have an engineer." FOX immediately pulled the affiliation, and the station went dark shortly after. The station had lost so much money, the owner was forced to file for bankruptcy.

1994

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WYVN then signed back on a year later as an independent. It was short lived, however, and it shut down after a few months.

WSHE-TV

1996–1998

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In 1996, the station signed back on as WSHE. It was owned by Paxson communications(now known as Ion Media), and it aired mainly infomercials.

WWPX-TV

1998–2005

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The station later became a PAX affiliate in 1998. In 2002, the station couldn't afford to pay its 5 staff members, so it became a satellite of WPXW-TV so it could only have two employees to pay.

2005–2007

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2007–2008

Ion Television 2007

2008–2013

ION Television

2013–2016

ION Television 2013

2016–present

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