WTOK-DT2 Meridian, Mississippi Branding myTOK2 (general)
Channels Digital: WTOK-DT 11.2 (VHF)
Virtual: 11.2 (PSIP)
Jewelry Television (overnight)
Owner Gray Television
(Gray Television Licensee, Inc.)
Founded early-2006 Call letters' meaning see WTOK Former affiliations Fox (primary, 2006-2009)
MyNetworkTV (secondary, 2006-2009)
The Sportsman Channel (overnight, 2006-2009)
Transmitter power 90 kW (digital) Height 160 m (digital) Facility ID 4686 (digital) Transmitter coordinates (digital)
WTOK-DT2 is the MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station for Meridian, Mississippi. The station is a second digital subchannel of ABC affiliate WTOK-TV owned by Gray Television. Over-the-air, it broadcasts a standard definition digital signal on VHF channel 11.2 from a transmitter south of Meridian on Crestview Circle (along MS 145/Roebuck Drive) in unincorporated Lauderdale County. Known on-air as myTOK2, the station can also be seen on Comcast channel 2. Syndicated programming on WTOK-DT2 includes Family Guy, Two and a Half Men, Friends and Family Feud among others. Overnight, it airs paid programming from Jewelry Television.
WTOK-DT2's parent station has studios on 23rd Avenue in Meridian's Mid-Town section. The station signed-on in early-2006 as the market's first locally-based Fox affiliate. Known on-air as "Fox Meridian", it could also be seen on Comcast channel 10 and in high definition on digital channel 434. WTOK had previously served as a partial Fox affiliate in the mid-1990s carrying NFL broadcasts as well as selected Fox programming in late night time-slots. Otherwise, access to the network was provided through its national service Foxnet and WDBB in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on cable.
Starting September 5, 2006, it began airing programming from Fox's new sister network MyNetworkTV. Shows from that network aired Monday through Saturday nights from 9 until 11 in a delayed arrangement. After NBC affiliate WGBC acquired the area's Fox affiliation in late-2008, WTOK-DT2 became known as "myTOK2" to reflect the stations shift to primary MyNetworkTV affiliation. At this point, overnight programming from The Sportsman Channel was dropped and Jewelry Television took its place. It also moved from Comcast channel 10 to channel 2 and surrendered the digital channel 434 allotment to WGBC.
WTOK-DT2 does not currently offer any live newscasts produced by its parent station (such as in prime time at 9). There is, however, a repeat of Good Morning Meridian from 7:30 until 9 on weekday mornings. Every morning at Midnight, there is a rebroadcast of the previous night's edition of NewsCenter 11 at 10.
- Andrea WIlliams - weekday morning news and reporter (also weekday morning producer)
- John Johnson - Director of News and Community Relations seen Tuesday through Saturday nights
- Nick Adam - Sunday and Monday night news (also reporter)
- Stephen Bowers - Chief Forecaster seen Tuesday through Saturday nights
- Brian Hutton Jr. - weekday morning forecaster also science and environmental reporter
- Lindsey Hall - Sports Director seen Tuesday through Saturday nights (also Football Friday host)
- Emily Gagnon - Sunday and Monday night sports and sports reporter (also Football Friday host)
- Rebecca Ward - weekday morning photographer and producer
- Wade Phillips - Executive Producer seen occasionally
- Chip Scarborough - Sunday through Thursday nights
- Joel Payne - Joel's Outdoor Adventures
- Sidney Luvene - Chief Photographer
- Christian Monsour - photographer
- Art Ginsburg - Mr. Food
Television stations in East Mississippi and Western Alabama, including Meridian, Mississippi StationsSee also: Jackson TV • Hattiesburg TV • Tupelo TV • Montgomery TV • Birmingham TV MyNetworkTV Network Affiliates in the state of Mississippi
WTOK-DT 11.2 (Meridian) - WXXV-DT 25.2 (Biloxi/Gulfport) - WUFX 35 (Vicksburg) - WCBI-DT 35.2 (Columbus) - WNTZ 48 (Natchez)See also: ABC, CBS, CW, Fox, ION, MyNetworkTV, NBC, PBS and Other stations in Mississippi
Gray Television, Inc. ABC Network Affiliates CBS Network Affiliates The CW Network Affiliates1 Fox Network Affiliates Independent Television Station MyNetworkTV Affiliates1 NBC Network Affiliates1These stations broadcast these networks on their digital subchannels.
2Gray and Journal Broadcast Group entered into a "news share" agreement.
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