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Why do we no longer have access to our local CBS channel in Richmond VA ??
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Re: Local CBS channel

@Cwilliams1125 wrote:
Why do we no longer have access to our local CBS channel in Richmond VA ??

WNCN-TV from Gouldsboro, NC is the CBS station assigned to your area of  Lunenburg County, Virginia.  WNCN and CBS programming can be found on channel 15 in  your area. 


WTVR-TV (CBS from Richmond, VA) is considered "out of market" for your area.  


Apologies. The other VA television stations from Richmond (WRIC and WWBT) may be deemed as "significantly viewed" in your county. 


The terms "DMA", "out of market", "significantly viewed" and "network non-duplication" all have extensive definitions and examples, some links below that will make for some good reading:




Out of market and Significantly Viewed:


Network non-duplication


You can certainly contact the FCC about any questions on the "significantly viewed" definition or contact Nielsen regarding the current DMA designation for your area.


Try here:
And here:


If it is important for you to view WTVR, you may be able to receive this station over the air with an antenna depending on your location and surrounding terrain. Local news from WTVR is also online at


The links I provided above should provide some additional detailed information.


Thanks for your interest.



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Re: Local CBS channel

I live in spotsylvania county and we do not get Richmond CBS any longer, we get other Richmond stations. I rather have Richmond stations thN DC stations. This was one reason I choice cable over satellite.  Bring back the Richmond CBS station.