WBAY-TV adds channel 2-6

Circle, a new media network dedicated to the country music lifestyle experience, will feature...
Circle, a new media network dedicated to the country music lifestyle experience, will feature original programming centered around artists and their lives on and off the stage. Its lineup includes the return of a weekly broadcast of the Grand Ole Opry. (Source: Circle/Opry Entertainment Group/Gray TV)(WBAY)
Published: Dec. 2, 2019 at 8:41 PM CST
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Flipping through the channels, you'll find one more station along the way. WBAY-TV added a new 2-6 sub-channel.

WBAY-TV is making way for the new Circle network, which bills itself as dedicated to the country music lifestyle.

It comes from the Opry Entertainment Group and Gray TV, and will launch on WBAY channel 2-3 on January 1, 2020.

UPDATE: Circle Network announced its lineup of programs, including programs centered around the Grand Ole Opry, southern living, and live music and comedy.

for programs and descriptions.

The name Circle is a nod to the iconic wooden circle on the Grand Ole Opry stage where countless country music superstars have performed.

ION, known for police and legal procedurals and positive holiday programming, moves to channel 2-6 effective Monday, Dec. 16. You can find it there now as well as on channel 2-3. Monday, announcements about Circle's launch will replace the twin ION broadcast on 2-3.

WBAY-TV will continue to carry local news, ABC network programming and syndicated programs on its main channel, 2-1.

The area's only local weather channel, First Alert Weather 24/7, always airs on 2-2.

The Heroes & Icons (H&I) network and Start TV give you retro TV and recent favorites on 2-4 and 2-5, respectively.

WBAY-TV channels effective January 1, 2020

Channel Network Programming
2-1 ABC Local news, ABC shows, syndicated shows
2-2 First Alert Weather Local weather 24/7
2-3 Circle Country music lifestyle
2-4 H&I Heroes & Icons retro TV
2-5 StartTV Recent and classic TV drama
2-6 ION Crime procedurals, QUBO, holiday films