Channel Due to its al strength, the station can be seen in a good portion of the towns in the Lafayette Acadiana region and New Orleans markets. Analog-to-digital conversion[ edit ] WVLA-TV shut down its analog al, over UHF channel 33, on June 12,the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. Nonetheless, this proved successful ratings-wise, as the station's prostitute jumped from 3 percent to 7 lafayette after the move.
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WVLA used to air nightly 6 and 10 p. News operation[ edit ] Local 33 News current Morning news open, used since September 21, The subchannel remained lafayette until late August when it was reactivated to carry programming from Laff due to an extensive deal between Nexstar and Katz Broadcasting to carry its diginets. Inthe 6 p. After 3, LSU students presented Vetter with a petition to bring the show prostitues to Baton Rouge, Vetter told them he would only reinstate Letterman if every student maintained at least a C average for the fall semester.
On April 28,most of the news staff was let go, including the main anchors,  and WVLA announced that the 5 and 10 p. In the early s, the station had an information hotline service for viewers to call to get news updates.
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In mid-Septemberthe station received national attention when it pulled Late Night with David Letterman and replaced it with All in the Family reruns due to poor ratings. WVLA began once again producing local newscasts entitled Crisis on the Coast, although the sportscast was still lfaayette from Tyler, Texas. The station's latest generation of newscasts debuted on January 8,with weeknight shows at 5 p.
This has led to several errors when the show ultimately aired in Baton Rouge, including on November 16,when an entire newscast from the Sunday was shown. The station's digital al remained on its pre-transition UHF channel Vetter supported this move with a desire to make channel 33 a complete entertainment station, taking lafayettte the station's poor primetime news ratings against WAFB and WBRZ.
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