WYMT adds a second channel

HAZARD — WYMT has launched a second Eastern Kentucky channel, WYMT.2, which will be home to This TV, a network that shows movies and retro TV shows in addition to local programming.

The channel began broadcasting on Aug. 4.

WYMT has been on the air for nearly 29 years, providing news coverage of Eastern Kentucky, plus local programs and high school and college sporting events.

Neil Middleton, WYMT's vice president and general manager, said long-range plans include an all-new local 10 p.m. newscast for viewers who go to bed before Mountain News at 11 p.m.

The new channel will appeal particularly to sports fans, including a new WYMT Appalachian Wireless Game of the Week, a news release stated.

Middleton also said the new channel will look for other ways to expand its local programming, including more religious shows on Sunday morning.