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WHCQ-LD Channel 8, located in Cleveland, Mississippi, is a free over-the-air broadcast television station operating in the Greenwood – Greenville, Mississippi, television market. The station is owned by Ellington Broadcasting and has been on the air since 1990, providing a valuable service to viewers in the Mississippi Delta region.

Network Programming

WHCQ-LD’s broadcast signal consists of a primary channel (channel 8.1) and five digital subchannels. Broadcasting in high definition, channel 8.1 airs the Antenna TV network as its primary network. 

Digital subchannels (channels 8.2 – 8.7) are broadcast in widescreen 480i and carry the following television networks:

Channel 8.1 | Antenna TV

Channel 8.2 | Bounce TV

Channel 8.4 | Ion Mystery

Channel 8.5 | Grit TV

Channel 8.6 | Laff TV

Channel 8.7 | COZI TV

Local Programming

In addition to airing the Antenna TV network on channel 8.1, WHCQ-LD Channel 8 is proud to produce and air special local programming such as county board meetings, live high school and college sporting events, local wrestling events, local religious services, and public interest events of all kinds. For upcoming airings, check out our interactive schedule.

College & Local Sports

Delta State University
Home Football Games
Aired live and replayed throughout the week.

EPW Wrestling
Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 11 p.m.

MHSAA Championships
Football, Basketball, and Baseball
Aired Live

Northwest Mississippi Community College
Home Football Games
Aired live on Thursday nights

Local Meetings & Events

Bolivar County Board of Supervisors
Sundays at 1 p.m., Tuesdays at 7 p.m., Wednesdays at 7 a.m.

Cleveland Christmas Parade
Aired throughout December

Young Gifted & Empowered
Awards Ceremony aired annually

Religious Programs

Dayspring with James Segars
Monday – Friday at 11:30 a.m., Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

Elliott Baptist Church
Elliott, MS
Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

First Baptist Church
Cleveland, MS
Sundays at 11:00 a.m.

New Morning Star Church of God in Christ
Cleveland, MS
Sundays at 7:00 a.m.

Over-the-Air Coverage

The station broadcasts an over-the-air digital VHF signal at 3kW ERP. The station has an over-the-air coverage population of approximately 207,000.

Cable Television Coverage

WHCQ-LD channel 8.1 is carried on all the cable television systems in the coverage area. WHCQ’s channel placement on each cable system, along with the cities and towns served by each cable system, is listed as follows:

Sparklight Cable | Channel 12 & 1012

Cleveland - Shaw - Mound Bayou - Shelby - Pace - Boyle - Ruleville - Drew

Sparklight Cable | Channel 9 & 1009

Clarksdale - Batesville - Lyon - Marks - Lambert - Pope - Courtland

Optimum Cable | Channel 6


Optimum Cable | Channel 7

Greenwood - Indianola - Moorhead - Sidon

Belzoni Cable | Channel 70

Belzoni - Isola - Rolling Fork

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