The station signed on in 1973 as WIIL-TV, and was a primary affiliate of the ABC television network (taking away WTWO's part-time ABC affiliation). After nearly 16 years as a FOX affiliate, ABC is back and better than ever as WAWV, ABC for the Wabash Valley.
In 1978, the station changed hands and was renamed WBAK-TV. Those call letters would remain after the station switched from being an ABC affiliate to being the Valley's Fox network affiliate in 1995. In 2003, the owner of WBAK-TV sold the station to Mission Broadcasting, In 2005, WBAK-TV became WFXW. On September 1, 2011 WFXW switched back to ABC and became WAWV.
WAWV is operated by WTWO under various service agreements with Mission Broadcasting, including the area's only primetime newscast streamed online at mywabashvalley.com.
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WAWV-TV 10849 N US HIGHWAY 41 TERRE HAUTE, IN 47850