For whatever reason, we had this one wrong.
As it turns out, current Toledo market WB affiliate-to-be-CW affiliate "WT05" is NOT available on DirecTV, as we had thought previously.
Long-time OMW reader Chuck Matthews recently picked up voiceover work for the station, which is owned by Buckeye Cablevision and is seen on that system - and some others - in the Toledo market.
Chuck tells us that the WB channel in Toledo's DirecTV local channels lineup is not "Toledo's WB5", but is currently the network's Baltimore MD affiliate. Before, DirecTV was feeding the WB outlet in West Palm Beach FL to markets where the local WB station wasn't carried.
DirecTV does carry other WB outlets that do not have an over-air analog component. The WB affiliate in the Roanoke/Lynchburg VA market is the cable/digital-only WB outlet "WBVA/WB5", and that channel has carriage on both DirecTV and Dish Network.
Chuck passes along that "WT05" is indeed working to get that carriage on DirecTV, so maybe that out-of-market WB channel will be replaced with the Toledo-based incoming CW affiliate sometime soon.
In addition to his role as program director of Cumulus talk WTOD/1560 Toledo, and voicetracking afternoon drive for low-power AM network "Surfside 1640" in Surfside Beach SC, the former WMJI/WMMS staffer has a growing voiceover business - which can be visited at ChuckMatthewsVoice.com...