WTHI-TV's History

WTHI-TV is a CBS and FOX affiliate serving Western Indiana and Eastern Illinois from its studio in downtown Terre Haute, Indiana.

Posted: Feb 10, 2017 11:02 AM
Updated: Oct 26, 2017 11:45 AM

WTHI-TV is a CBS and FOX affiliate serving Western Indiana and Eastern Illinois from its studio in downtown Terre Haute, Indiana.

Established by the legendary Anton “Tony” Hulman, Jr., WTHI-TV took to the air July 22, 1954. WTHI-TV has been the news leader in the Wabash Valley. We were first on the air, first with film, first with
videotape, first with live capability, first with a computerized newsroom, first with digital news gathering equipment, first with satellite uplink, first with live, local Doppler radar and first as the local news choice.

This tradition of leadership is one we’re proud of and speaks volumes about the quality and dedication of our employees.

WTHI-TV has been the stepping stone for many distinguished journalists, including former CBS newsman Phil Jones, former CNN anchor David Goodnow, The Weather Channel’s Cheryl Lemke, legendary Indianapolis newsman Howard Caldwell, as well as entertainer/actor Jerry VanDyke.

Community involvement is an everyday issue with WTHI-TV. Our position of leadership continues with the outstanding support we give to local United Way agencies, schools, churches, businesses and our own event participation, such as “Share Your Thanksgiving” and the Riley Children’s Hospital “Children’s Miracle Network Telethon.”

WTHI-TV has been committed to broadcast excellence from the beginning and continues with the best in programming from the CBS television network, the top programs in syndication and a local news organization that has dominated the competition.

In an effort to focus their efforts more on motorsports, the Hulman family sold WTHI-TV and it’s sister radio stations to Emmis Communications in 1999. Emmis owned and operated WTHI-TV for six years before selling the station in November of 2005 to LIN TV Corporation.

Through technological innovation, and the production of high quality local news and weathercasts, webcasts and other programming, WTHI-TV is dedicated to serving the needs of the Wabash Valley in the tradition of excellence that you have come to expect.

In September 2011, WTHI-TV signed on myFOX10 on the station’s secondary digital channel 10.2

In October 2012 WTHI television moved into a state of the art television and digital facility. The new location broadcasts in high definition and contains the latest technology available to broadcasters.

In December 2014, LIN Media merged with Media General.

In January 2017, WTHI-TV was acquired by Heartland Media, LLC.

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