As an apparent result of the recently concluded spectrum auction, Spartan TV, LLC (Venture Technology Group) has announced, via the station’s website that it will shut down WHTV-TV at midnight on April 30, 2017.
No further information has been announced, although its expected the FCC will soon be releasing a complete list of stations that are giving up their spectrum and either shutting down, changing channels or moving to a shared-channel arrangement, along with the auction amount each broadcaster is receiving.
WHTV has been on-the-air since August 20, 1999. The station is a MyNetworkTV affiliate and is operated with a joint sales agreement with E.W. Scripps’ WSYM-TV in Lansing.