History on channel 24 in Danville started in the early-1950's as ABC WBTM.
Mid-1950's: WBTM went silent.
1960's: WBTM worked out a deal to become a hybrid educational/commercial station, however the FCC would not approve it. (see KMOU in Missouri for a similar situation) WBTM remained silent.
05/--/1995: WDRG-TV signed on as WB primarily targetting Greensboro.
Mid-1990's: Switched from WDRG as WB for Greensboro to WDRL as UPN for Roanoke.
06/--/2003: WDRL-DT signed on at low power from the analog tower site.
05/--/2006: WDRL-DT signed on from its new location at Smith Mountain.
09/18/2006: WDRL became Independent "DRL-24."
12/13/2008: WDRL-DT relocated from channel 41 to channel 24.
07/--/2010: WDRL enters receivership and goes silent.