WLEX became Lexington’s NBC affiliate in 1968. Its broadcast area includes a wide expanse of central Kentucky, totaling 40 counties. While it is the proud home of the Oaks and the Olympics, the crown jewel is its award-winning annual coverage of the Kentucky Derby.
Lexington is filled with people who love to give back to the community, and WLEX supports and partners with its community in a variety of ways. In addition to award-winning news coverage and StormTracker weather alerts, Making a Difference highlights people who have a positive impact, Crime-Stoppers generates tips to solve local crimes and Bill’s Weather 101, airing for nearly a quarter of a century, helps children learn about and predict the weather. The station’s goal is to inspire and inform its community, and viewers respond by tuning in and counting on WLEX.