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WGAL NBC 8 News Harrisburg PA News Live Stream Weather and Sports Channel Online Stream. NBC WGAL TV 8 Weather Channel Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States Live Online Streaming. WGAL television is a virtual and VHF digital channel 8. It is associated with NBC. The channel is certified to Lancaster, United States. WGALis working for the Susquehanna Valley situated in region Harrisburg–Lancaster–Lebanon–York. The channel is under the authority of the Hearst Television subsidiary of Hearst Communications. WGAL NBC News business is situated on Columbia Avenue (PA 462) in Lancaster Township.

WGAL NBC 8 NewsIts transmitting tower is situated near U.S. 30 north of Hallam and tower is shared with radio partner, WMSN FOX 47 News Madison. It once had the WGAL NBC call sign. On satellite, the WGAL NBC is available on Comcast Xfinity in standard resolution on WGAL NBC 3. In the high resolution on digital channel 808. The channel first logged on the air on March 18, 1949. Initially, it was telecast-ed on VHF 4. It was the fourth television channel in Pennsylvania and the first to the sign-on outside of Philadelphia.

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It defeated WDTV which is now KDKA-TV situated in Pittsburgh. It started its functions in November of that year. The channel was founded by the Steinman family. They were the owners of WGAL NBC radio 1490 AM which is now WLPA News, and 101.3 FM, now WROZ Harrisburg. They also owned Lancaster’s two major newspapers, the Intelligencer Journal, and the Lancaster New Era. Finally, Lancaster was the smallest city in the country with a television. The station first official show was presented on March 22 to a group of RCA executives, television dealers, and radio channel personnel. It happened at the Stevens House Hotel in downtown Lancaster.

WGAL NBC Harrisburg was the main benefactor of a quirk in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) plan. The incident was for assigning WGAL News. In the early times of telecast television, there were twelve VHF channels available and 69 UHF. WGAL NBC was in the future reduced to 55 in 1983. The VHF bands were more anticipated because they carried long distances. Meanwhile, there were only twelve VHF channels existing. There were restrictions as to how closely the channels could be spread out.

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