Serving and building a better community in many neighborhoods across Kentucky and Southern Indiana marks the seven decades of WAVE 3 News in the Louisville market. Kentucky’s first TV station is also the first station in Louisville to broadcast in color and broadcast local news in HD. From award-winning journalism to breakthrough investigations, WAVE 3 News stories make you laugh, cry, learn something new, feel safe, and take-action. Our unique content is delivered on many platforms, and our Derby City Weekend app gives you a look at the finest the area offers in arts, music, theatre, culinary excellence, and the famous bourbon trail. WAVE was the first station in the country to present a live telecast of the Kentucky Derby, and the breath of coverage for the event now includes an Inside the Rail app. The WAVE 3 News Abbey Road on the River, Kentucky Derby Festival, Forecastle Festival, and Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre, are some of the signature events in a community that enjoys big events and is home to the Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville Slugger Museum, and Churchill Downs. WAVE 3 News has helped raise hundreds of millions of dollars to uplift the community and through the years has been home to both the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville sports.