WNEO, virtual channel and UHF digital channel 45, is a PBS member television station licensed to Alliance, Ohio. The station's programming is simulcast on satellite station WEAO, virtual channel 49 ( UHF digital channel 50), in Akron. The two stations utilize the unified brand "Western Reserve PBS". WNEO is the PBS member station of record for Youngstown, while WEAO provides the Cleveland market with a second choice for PBS programming alongside the market's flagship PBS station, WVIZ.
WNEO and WEAO are owned by Northeastern Educational Television of Ohio, which is a consortium of the University of Akron, Kent State University and Youngstown State University. The two stations operate from studio facilities located on Kent State's campus in Kent, northeast of Akron and roughly west of Youngstown; WNEO's transmitter is located in Salem, WEAO's transmitter is located in Copley.
WNEO also operates W44CR-D, a low-power digital translator in Youngstown, which serves low-lying areas in the Mahoning Valley that are shadowed from the main WNEO signal. The digital translator, which signed on the air in 2009, is a conversion of former analog translator, W58AM, that broadcast at the same location.