WOVA-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 3, is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Steubenville, Ohio, United States, which also serves Wheeling, West Virginia. The station is owned by Gray Television.


The station signed-on the air on May 16, 1955. The station originally operated as an independent television station, but on September 3, 1956, it became an ABC affiliate, which has remained as such since then.

Sign-off announcement historyEdit


The typical sign-off sequence since then has featured a teenage girl walking home, wearing a shirt and jeans.

This WOVA-TV, channel 3, in Steubenville, Ohio, a major affiliate of the American Broadcasting Company, broadcasting seven miles north of Wheeling, West Virginia, with a power range of 69.1 kilowatts.

WOVA-TV now leaves the air, at the conclusion of another telecasting day. WOVA-TV is owned and operated by WOVA Incorporated, an equal employment opportunities employer. Our studios are located in 1701 West Jason Drive in Steubenville, Ohio.

We hope you've enjoyed the majority of our day, and we invite you to join us again later this morning.

Following the national anthem, the girl prepares for bed. First, she already has her shirt off, and puts on a pajama shirt. Then, she unzips, unbuttons, and removes her jeans, and puts on a pajama pants. Finally, she goes into her bed, and shuts the lights off. On other cases, she wears a nightdress instead, and only removes her jeans.

Now, this is (name of person), who on behalf of the staff and management of WOVA, television channel 3, in Steubenville, Ohio, bids you a very pleasant good night, and good morning.

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