Sowv

United States

#62 Jan 21, 2010
WOAY really does suck. I recently started getting local stations on DTV, had not seen WOAY for 17 years and can honestly saw it looks the same or maybe worse. It still sucks. Would love to get channel 8. WSAZ has the best news website by far. 4's site says "Coming Soon" and has for months. When it was up it sucked too.
Arnell Church

Beckley, WV

#63 Jan 21, 2010
Another TV station that sucks is WVVA. Bad sound. HORRIBLE SOUND. Bad color. HORRIBLE color.

WVVA needs to fire some engineers and hire some that know how to clean up the nasty muffled sound and do some major color correction.
Sam the Sham

Beckley, WV

#64 Jan 21, 2010
Is this THE Arnell Church?
umm

United States

#65 Jan 21, 2010
i like em
for real

Beckley, WV

#66 Jan 23, 2010
those posting were not by Sen Love. Somebody lied.
4rest

Beckley, WV

#67 Jan 31, 2010
Wow. So some issues with WOAY huh?
Gotta love WOAY..keep in mind they DON'T have the budget other stations do, but I am glad they are still on the air. They consistantly improve.

I have seen other channels and they are scary. If I want crime and doom, I guess I can find it, but WOAY is straight up reporting. They don't sugar it up, slight it, or feed you THEIR opinion. Straight-up news....gotta admire that...

4rest
Anonymous

Sophia, WV

#68 Feb 20, 2010
As an employee in the control room of WOAY, I agree with some things you all have said, and some I don't agree with. First and foremost - yes there are a lot of mistakes that are made as far as on air continuity, but it's important to keep in mind that for the longest time that was not due to personnel, but due to antiquated equipment that was rigged to work half-assed. WOAY is now a full HD station with all new 21st century, relevant, and working gear. Get a high def TV and watch WOAY for a day. Mistakes are now limited, and our product looks so much better
funny

Oak Hill, WV

#69 Feb 24, 2010
Its funny to watch most of the time
Greg Goodfellow

Ogden, AR

#70 Jun 24, 2010
Whenever I visit Summersville, I make it a point (guilty pleasure) to watch WOAY. When visiting last Tuesday, I turned on the local morning news, but it wasn't on. Is this something that happens a lot? Hopefully the antiquated equipment is now all gone, for the sake of the engineering department and techs. Everyone knows that stations like WOAY have to give new broadcasters their first gig so they can learn the ropes. I'll be down the end of the month, and my future son-in-law want to track down the former Channel 4. I've just gotta see this place.
Threedawg

Oak Hill, WV

#71 Jun 26, 2010
Greg Goodfellow wrote:
Whenever I visit Summersville, I make it a point (guilty pleasure) to watch WOAY. When visiting last Tuesday, I turned on the local morning news, but it wasn't on. Is this something that happens a lot? Hopefully the antiquated equipment is now all gone, for the sake of the engineering department and techs. Everyone knows that stations like WOAY have to give new broadcasters their first gig so they can learn the ropes. I'll be down the end of the month, and my future son-in-law want to track down the former Channel 4. I've just gotta see this place.
The morning show was on Suddenlink on Tuesday. Don't know about over the air or satellite.
Mad in Beckley

Beckley, WV

#72 Jul 2, 2010
I stopped watching WOAY after the UBB explosion. Every other station had updates and special reports but not WOAY. Didn't want to lose that advertising dollar.
Jay Ariano

Suwanee, GA

#73 Dec 25, 2010
Hi there. This is Jay Ariano. Who wrote this?
informed citizen wrote:
I just googled Jay Ariano (I believe that's the spelling)& saw that reporter had moved on to bigger things. He once told me that he was working at WOAY until he got a real job.
And once while vacationing in Florida & listening to the local news I heard a familiar voice & recognized the female anchor from her time on WOAY.
It's a "start" at a small station for experience. Use the remote & switch if you don't like the station.
only thing

United States

#74 Dec 26, 2010
The only thing good about WOAY is the gorgeous news anchor Sara Machi!
lola and brunner

Oak Hill, WV

#75 Dec 26, 2010
Brunner was banging lola rizer from wcir and they shit canned here instead of him. Whats up with that?
Wonder if he's the father of her bastard child?
true

Oak Hill, WV

#76 Dec 27, 2010
Brunner is an old perv!
hackster

Beckley, WV

#77 Dec 28, 2010
bring back
SATURDAY NIGHT WRASSLIN'
59 rocks

Beckley, WV

#78 Dec 29, 2010
watch fox 59 much better program
Jay Ariano

Smyrna, GA

#79 Mar 30, 2011
Hi,

Jay Ariano here. I did move on to several different stations and ended up working in Atlanta at the FOX station. I decided to "retire" from TV news and start my own business called The Media Choice. I don't remember saying the quote below but it sounds like something I would say. Got to tell you, I loved living in Oak Hill. Met my wife there, made some great friends and got the chance to meet a lot of very nice people. It is one of the prettiest places I have been.

Jay
informed citizen wrote:
I just googled Jay Ariano (I believe that's the spelling)& saw that reporter had moved on to bigger things. He once told me that he was working at WOAY until he got a real job.
And once while vacationing in Florida & listening to the local news I heard a familiar voice & recognized the female anchor from her time on WOAY.
It's a "start" at a small station for experience. Use the remote & switch if you don't like the station.
question

Fairfax, VA

#80 Mar 30, 2011
Curious wrote:
Does anyone feel the way I do about WOAY TV? It is the worse station on the air, with loss of sound, loss of picture and sometimes both. Consistent foul ups, like programs cut off before completion, dead air, and not to even mention those God Awful National Weather Warnings that not only run across the screen but emit a screaming sound with a voice over that names every county within miles and miles and goes on forever.
I understand that WOAY has exclusive rights to the ABC feeds in this area and will not allow another station to broadcast ABC when they are within their viewing area. I'm not sure how this works but we used to be able to watch both the Charleston and the WOAY feeds but now we can only get the local news off the Charleston feeds or a program that differs from the one WOAY is airing.
We also used to be able to get our ABC feeds from other states when we had DirecTV but they put a stop to that too although DirecTV said they would let us have it if WOAY would give us a waiver but WOAY stated non-categorically that they do not give waivers.
If you agree that this is unfair due to the sheer awfulness of their broadcasting, what can we do about it? I have complained to the FCC and the cable company. The cable company says they have no control over this. Any ideas? Can we get a petition? Does anyone have a solution?
What channel on the digital antenna converter box does woay use?
sick of it

Princeton, WV

#81 Mar 30, 2011
Shocked gentleman wrote:
<quoted text>
I remember the wrestling on saturday nights. It was good entertainment back then . Ole Shirley pretending to get scared and leave and the show would go off the air just when it got to the good fights!! Look at Shirley Love today. WOAY must of done something right, he's making the big bucks now. Madrid is still wrestling today! Those were the good ole days!!
mrs madrid was my school teacher mr madreid would have to be about 80 years now .how could he still be wrestling.

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