TV Schedule: How to watch Derby on WAVE, NBC

By WAVE 3 News

WAVE 3 News is once again your official Kentucky Derby station this weekend.

We’ll be partnering with NBC and NBC Sports to bring you live coverage of every race at historic Churchill Downs.Kentucky Derby jockeys 2016 first pass

WAVE 3 News is your home for live coverage of the Kentucky Derby once again in 2021. (Photo: John P. Wise)

Below is a breakdown of which races will be shown on which channels:


+ WAVE 3 News will begin its broadcast day at 5 a.m. with WAVE 3 News Sunrise.

+ WAVE 3 News will then begin its Derby Day broadcast at 8 a.m., and will show races 1, 2 and 3 live. Race 1 will start at 10:30 a.m.

+ WAVE 3 News will conclude its Derby Day broadcast at 2:30 p.m.

+ NBC will take over live coverage (on WAVE 3 News) at 2:30 p.m. and stay on until 7:30 p.m. Included in that window will be the Kentucky Derby, race 12, which is scheduled to go off at 6:57 p.m.

+ WAVE 3 News will return to live coverage with a 30-minute wrap-up show from 7:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.

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