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WNDY-TV, virtual channel 23 (VHF digital channel 9), is an NBC-affiliated television station serving Indianapolis, Indiana, United States that is licensed to Marion. The station is owned by the Post-Newsweek Stations subsidiary of the Washington Post Company; it is also sister to Indianapolis-licensed low-powered, Class A getTV affiliate WIIH-CD (channel 17). The three stations share studios on North Meridian Street (at the north end of the Television Row section) on the near north side of Indianapolis and transmitter facilities on Walnut Drive in the Augusta section of the city's northwest side (near Meridian Hills).

On cable, WNDY is available on Comcast Xfinity, Charter Spectrum and AT&T U-verse channel 10.

HistoryEdit

As an NBC affiliateEdit

On April 16, 2000, Hearst Communications bought Indianapolis' longtime NBC affiliate, WTHR, from Dispatch Broadcasting for $2.8 million; the following month, it signed a long-term affiliation agreement with The Disney Network that caused most of its stations, excluding three of its ABC affiliates that Hearst decided to keep, to switch to the network.

While NBC had long suffered from the Hearst affiliation switches, WNDY was making some steady progress towards high ratings towards its news and other syndicated programming, as well as such NBC shows as Today and Dateline NBC.

News operationEdit

In the years after becoming an NBC affiliate, WNDY typically placed in fifth place behind WTHR, WRTV, WISH, and WXIN, but its ratings slowly grew over the next few years, overtaking WRTV for the first time. Today, its newscasts are in second place among the Indianapolis market's stations.

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