WTEN, virtual channel 10 (UHF digital channel 26), is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Albany, New York, United States and serving New York's Capital District (Albany–Schenectady–Troy) as well as Berkshire County, Massachusetts. The station is owned by Nexstar Media Group, which also operates Fox affiliate WXXA-TV (channel 23) through joint sales and shared services agreements with owner Shield Media, LLC. The two stations share studios on Northern Boulevard in Albany's Bishop's Gate section and transmitter facilities on the Helderberg Escarpment west of New Salem, a hamlet of New Scotland.
WTEN formerly operated a full-time satellite in Adams, Massachusetts: WCDC-TV, virtual channel 19 (UHF digital channel 36). This station broadcast from a transmitter on Mount Greylock, the highest peak in Massachusetts. WCDC was a straight simulcast of WTEN; the only on-air references to the station were during required hourly legal identifications. WCDC's signal covered western Massachusetts and southern Vermont. Nexstar scheduled a shutdown date of December 1, 2017 for WCDC-TV, through the FCC's frequency Spectrum Incentive Auction, but damage to the station's transmission line forced it to end operations two weeks early on November 19.
|Albany–Schenectady–Troy, New York|
|City||Albany, New York|
|Branding||10 ABC (general)|
News 10 ABC (newscasts)
|Slogan||Dedicated, Determined, Dependable (general)|
Your Local News Leader. (news)
|Channels||Digital: 26 (UHF)|
(to move to 24 (UHF))
Virtual: 10 (PSIP)
10.3 Justice Network
|Affiliations||ABC (since 1977; also from 1953–1955)|
|Owner||Nexstar Media Group|
(Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.)
|First air date||October 14, 1953|
|Call letters' meaning||TEN = former analog channel and current virtual channel|
|Former callsigns||WROW-TV (1953–1956)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:|
41 (UHF, 1953–1957)
10 (VHF, 1957–2009)
4 (VHF) W04AE Herkimer
|Transmitter power||700 kW|
725 kW (CP)
|Height||426 m (1,398 ft)|
427.2 m (1,402 ft) (CP)
|Public license information||Profile|
WTEN began broadcasting on October 14, 1953 as WROW-TV on UHF channel 41. It was owned by Hudson Valley Broadcasting Company, operating alongside WROW radio (590 AM). The two stations shared space inside a former retirement home for nuns on a farm dirt road in the town of North Greenbush, near Troy. It broadcast from a temporary transmitter in Herkimer, limiting the signal to the immediate area. The station went to full power and installed a permanent tower next to the studio a few months later. It was originally the Capital District's ABC affiliate.
Within their first year, the station was losing money, and on the verge of bankruptcy. By November 1954, Hudson Valley's shareholders sold controlling interest to a New York City-based syndicate group led by legendary radio broadcaster/author Lowell Thomas and his manager/business partner Frank Smith, who also became president of the company upon completion of the sale. After the sale, the station switched its affiliation to CBS on February 1, 1955. In the spring of 1956, the station's call letters were changed to WCDA (for Capital District-Albany) and a satellite station, WCDB (channel 29) in nearby Hagaman, New York was launched to reach areas in the northern portion of the market where the main signal didn't penetrate. In December 1957, Hudson Valley merged with Durham Broadcasting Enterprises, the owners of WTVD in Durham, North Carolina to form Capital Cities Television Corporation (predecessor of Capital Cities Communications) with WTEN as its flagship station.
That same year, the call letters were changed again to the current WTEN when the station moved to VHF channel 10. By this time, the market had expanded to cover not only east-central New York, but also large swaths of southwestern Vermont and western Massachusetts. Not only is this market one of the largest east of the Mississippi River, but much of it is very mountainous. UHF stations have never covered large areas or rugged terrain very well. When the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) allocated two additional VHF channels to Albany, Hudson Valley sought and received permission to move to channel 10.
Upon moving to the VHF band, the station's transmitter was moved to Vail Mills, approximately 35 miles (56 km) west of Albany. This was necessary to protect both WHEC-TV/WVET-TV in Rochester and WJAR-TV in Providence, Rhode Island. But the new transmitter proved inadequate for serving the Capital District proper. The FCC eventually allowed a waiver in 1963 which let WTEN move its transmitter to Voorheesville, closer to Albany. The new transmitter, located on the Helderberg Escarpment, was on some of the highest ground in the region, giving WTEN a coverage area comparable to that of long-dominant WRGB (channel 6).
In 1966, WTEN and WROW-AM-FM moved to new facilities to Albany's northside on Northern Boulevard, where WTEN remains to this day (the WROW radio stations moved out in 1993, ten years after they were sold by Capital Cities). In 1967, the old studio in North Greenbush was burned down by a fire caused by arson, but the station's owner donated its old transmitter to WRPI radio.
On February 24, 1971, Capital Cities sold WTEN to Poole Broadcasting. Following its purchase of several broadcast properties from Triangle Publications, Capital Cities had to sell off two VHF stations to stay within the FCC's limit of five stations per owner at the time. In 1978, Poole sold WTEN and sister stations WJRT-TV in Flint, Michigan, and WPRI-TV in Providence to Knight-Ridder. The new owner signed an affiliation deal with ABC which resulted in WTEN swapping affiliations with WAST (channel 13, now NBC-affiliated WNYT) on October 23, 1977, thus returning ABC back to channel 10 (incidentally, WTEN's former owners, Capital Cities would eventually purchase ABC in 1985). Upon Knight-Ridder's exit from broadcasting in 1989, WTEN and sister station WKRN-TV in Nashville were sold to Young Broadcasting. Since the Young purchases of the two stations plus WTEN satellite WCDC were made through two separate deals, they were consummated more than three months apart.
WTEN signed-on its digital signal on UHF channel 26 in 2004 and began offering high definition service right from the start. This can also be seen on Spectrum basic channel 10 and digital channel 1200. On October 1, 2007, Young Broadcasting launched the Retro Television Network on a new third digital subchannel of WTEN. This was part of a test of the network with sister stations WBAY-TV in Green Bay and KRON-TV in San Francisco.
In an effort to cut costs, the company eliminated ten positions from WTEN on January 31, 2008 fueling speculations that the company might sell the station in order to pay down its financial debt. In January 2009, after failing to meet the minimum standards for being listed on NASDAQ, Young Broadcasting was dropped from the exchange. One month later, on February 13, they declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company planned to auction off its stations in a New York City bankruptcy court on July 14, 2009 but canceled the auction at the last minute. After multiple issues with RTV's operations and programming, Young switched their main subchannel affiliations to ABC's Live Well Network as part of a group deal with Young's other stations in 2012.
On July 27, 2012, it was announced that the Capital District's Fox affiliate, WXXA-TV, owned by Newport Television, would be sold to Shield Media, LLC (owned by White Knight Broadcasting Vice president Sheldon Galloway) for $19.2 million. That company then entered into joint sales and shared services agreements with Young Broadcasting resulting in WTEN operating WXXA. On October 23, the FCC granted the transaction. The move was completed on March 23, 2013. Soon afterward, WXXA closed its studios on Corporate Circle in Albany and moved its operations to WTEN.
On June 6, 2013, Young Broadcasting announced that it would merge with Media General. The merger was approved by the FCC on November 8, after Media General shareholders approved the merger a day earlier; it was completed on November 12. More than two years later, on January 27, 2016, it was announced that the Nexstar Broadcasting Group would buy Media General for $4.6 billion. WTEN and the operations of WXXA became part of "Nexstar Media Group." The acquisition resulted in Nexstar owning stations in every television market in Upstate New York; the sale was completed on January 17, 2017.
In the spring of 1956, satellite station WCDB on UHF channel 29 in Hagaman was launched to reach areas in the northern portion of the market where the main WCDA signal couldn't reach. This signed-off in 1957 after WCDA moved its transmitter closer to Albany, making WCDB redundant even though it did provide some primary CBS coverage to Utica. The WCDB call sign would return to the air in 1978 for the student-run radio station at University at Albany.
(defunct; served as satellite of WTEN, Albany, New York)
|Channels||Digital: 36 (UHF)|
Virtual: 19 (PSIP)
(off the air on November 19, 2017)
|Owner||Nexstar Media Group|
(Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.)
|First air date||February 5, 1954|
|Last air date||November 19, 2017|
(63 years, 287 days)
|Call letters' meaning||Capital District-Albany, Station C (for WTEN's original WCDA calls)|
|Former callsigns||WMGT (1954–1957)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:|
74 (UHF, 1954–1957)
19 (UHF, 1957–2009)
36 (UHF, 2002–2017)
19 (PSIP, 2009–2017)
ABC (1955–1957, 1977–2017)
|Transmitter power||27.5 kW|
|Height||631 m (2,070 ft)|
WCDC began broadcasting on February 5, 1954 as WMGT (Mount Greylock Television) on UHF channel 74, the highest channel to ever be used by a full-power television station in U.S. history. WMGT began as a separate station affiliated with the DuMont network. The tower location on Mount Greylock (part of a state reserve) helped WMGT serve first as the market's secondary affiliate of DuMont and later as a major boost to WCDA. In December 1954, WMGT moved to channel 19 extending the station's range to the Capital District of New York State. In February 1956, it was forced off the air when a storm damaged its transmitter tower. Capital Cities bought the license and returned it to the air in 1957 under its final calls, WCDC. (The WMGT callsign now resides at an NBC-affiliated station in Macon, Georgia.) After Capital Cities returned WCDC to the air and until it shut down, it served as a straight simulcast of WCDA/WTEN; the only on-air references to the station were during WTEN's hourly legal IDs. Due to substantial snow and ice build-up, a tower collapse forced WCDC off the air again in March 1983. Most cable systems on the Vermont and Massachusetts sides of the market picked up WCDC's signal. WTEN's various owners also leased tower space to other entities, including the Massachusetts State Police and competitor WNYT for their area translator station.
WCDC's digital signal on UHF channel 36 signed on nearly eighteen months before WTEN's did in 2002. However, it did not upgrade to high definition until WTEN-DT signed-on.
Citing declining viewership, Nexstar Broadcasting, through the FCC's Spectrum Incentive Auction in April 2017, was awarded $34,558,086 to agree to take WCDC-TV off the air; at the time, it indicated that WCDC would enter a Channel Sharing Agreement (CSA) to continue providing service to viewers. Nexstar subsequently announced that WCDC would instead go dark December 1, 2017; however, damage to the station's transmission line in a storm would take WCDC off the air on November 19, almost two weeks earlier than scheduled. Nexstar informed the FCC that, due to insufficient time and a lack of available tower crews, the line would not be repaired before the planned shutdown date. Nexstar surrendered the WCDC-TV license for cancellation on February 12, 2018.
On December 22, 2017, Albany public radio station WAMC (which broadcasts WAMC-FM on 90.3 from the tower as their main signal across the market) entered into an agreement to purchase the Mount Greylock transmitter and tower from Nexstar for just above $1 million. Due to it sitting on Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation land and WTEN's lease having expired two years prior, WAMC could have been taken off the air without their purchasing of the facility. WAMC now owns the facility itself, but not the land beneath, which is under lease with the MDCR until 2025, and will fundraise in order to rebuild their financial reserves.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|10.1||720p||16:9||WTEN-HD||Main WTEN programming / ABC|
WCDC carried WTEN's two subchannels as 19.2 and 19.3 respectively, and they were carried locally in Massachusetts on the digital tier of Time Warner Cable, and later its successor, Charter Communications.
WTEN shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 10, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 26. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former VHF analog channel 10.
For most of its history, WTEN was a solid runner-up to WRGB, especially after moving its transmitter to Voorheesville. WNYT overtook WTEN for the runner-up spot by the late-1980s, and in 1992, scored its first late news victory. WTEN has generally remained at a stable second place since then, although for a period in the early-2000s, it fell back to third. At times during the 1990s and 2000s, this station has occasionally finished ahead of WRGB or, more recently, WNYT. In terms of Nielsen ratings, the Capital District has been a very competitive market, with WRGB, WTEN and WNYT waging a spirited battle for first place.
In November 2009, WNYT's newscasts slipped back to third place largely resulting from its owner Hubbard Broadcasting deciding to terminate many of its popular news team members. One notable personality let go from the NBC affiliate was Lydia Kulbida who was hired by WTEN in time to help launch the market's only over-the-air weekday local news show at 4 (which occurred on September 21, 2009). On October 26, 2011, WTEN became the second station in Albany to upgrade its newscasts to high definition level.
As a full-time satellite of WTEN, WCDC simulcast all newscasts from its parent outlet. Although there were no separate title openings or local cut-ins provided during the broadcasts, there was coverage of Western Massachusetts and Southwestern Vermont. Since 2001, rival WNYT has been the only Capital District-based television station to operate a bureau in Western Massachusetts (located in Pittsfield). With the consolidation of WXXA with WTEN, the ABC affiliate took over production of the Fox station's newscasts. The two stations' reporting staffs were merged immediately following the completion of Shield Media's purchase of WXXA. On January 24, 2013, the Fox outlet dropped its separate weeknight 5 and 11 o'clock newscasts. WXXA's weekday morning newscast (seen 7 to 9 a.m.) and nightly prime time broadcast at 10 were retained as this programming does not directly compete with local news airing on WTEN.
Capital Cities/ABC Inc., was an American media company. It was founded in 1985 when Capital Cities Communications purchased the much larger American Broadcasting Company in 1985. It was eventually acquired by The Walt Disney Company and re-branded itself as Disney–ABC Television Group in 1996.Channel 10 virtual TV stations in the United States
The following television stations operate on virtual channel 10 in the United States:
K02NV-D in Sargents, Colorado
K04JZ in Gold Hill, Oregon
K04MG-D in Wedderburn, etc., Oregon
K04QX-D in Townsend, Montana
K06KA in Fort Jones, etc., California
K06PG-D in Laughlin, Nevada
K07OJ-D in Snowflake, Arizona
K07YJ-D in Bullhead City, Arizona
K08LG-D in Silver Lake, etc., Oregon
K08PE-D in Alamo, etc., Nevada
K08PG-D in Indian Springs, Nevada
K09VC-D in Paisley, Oregon
K10BA-D in Orondo, etc., Washington
K10BB-D in Ardenvoir, Washington
K10KM-D in Cape Girardeau, Missouri
K10LG-D in Dryden, Washington
K10MZ-D in Dolores, Colorado
K10NY-D in Ismay Canyon, Colorado
K10OD-D in Weber Canyon, Colorado
K10OG-D in Lompoc, California
K10PM-D in Breckenridge, Colorado
K10QL-D in Abilene, Texas
K12LS-D in Challis, Idaho
K12MS-D in Elko, Nevada
K12PT-D in Ryndon, Nevada
K13NQ-D in Ruth, Nevada
K13NR-D in Ely & McGill, Nevada
K13QE-D in Driggs, Idaho
K13QH-D in Swan Valley/Irwin, Idaho
K14AL-D in Ely, Nevada
K14IJ-D in Leadore, Idaho
K14MC-D in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho
K14QH-D in Butte Falls, Oregon
K15GO-D in Georgetown, Idaho
K15HU-D in Lakeview, Oregon
K15JZ-D in Applegate Valley, Oregon
K15KE-D in Klamath Falls, etc., Oregon
K15KN-D in Roseburg, Oregon
K16BZ-D in Ruidoso, New Mexico
K17BN-D in Needles, California
K17GK-D in Arlington, Oregon
K17JR-D in Lewiston, Idaho
K18IZ-D in Grandfield, Oklahoma
K18LJ-D in Dunsmuir, etc., California
K19BK-D in Lakeview, Oregon
K19CY-D in Rockland, Idaho
K19HH-D in Midland, etc., Oregon
K19JW-D in Mauna Loa, Hawaii
K20KT-D in Dora, New Mexico
K21JI-D in Cave Junction, etc., Oregon
K22JD-D in Madera Peak, Arizona
K23BV-D in Montpelier, Idaho
K23DO-D in Malta, Idaho
K23DX-D in Pitkin, Colorado
K23FP-D in Olivia, Minnesota
K23GK-D in Astoria, Oregon
K24FH-D in Glide, etc., Oregon
K24GE-D in Wells, Nevada
K25GM-D in Newport, Nebraska
K25JW-D in Hugo, etc., Oregon
K25LU-D in Mesquite, Nevada
K26FQ-D in John Day, Oregon
K26HY-D in Ely, Nevada
K26JR-D in Turkey, Texas
K26KQ-D in Christmas Valley, Oregon
K27EJ-D in Colorado City, Arizona
K27GM-D in Preston, Idaho
K27JK-D in Glendale, Nevada
K27KN-D in Alexandria, Minnesota
K28CS-D in Pahrump, Nevada
K28GD-D in Heppner, etc., Oregon
K28IH-D in Rainier, Oregon
K28JM-D in Waimea, Hawaii
K28JV-D in Hilo, Hawaii
K28LO-D in Paisley, Oregon
K29HB-D in Clovis, New Mexico
K29JN-D in Gold Beach, Oregon
K29LL-D in Phoenix/Talent, Oregon
K30JS-D in Yreka, California
K31EA-D in Littlefield, Arizona
K31HZ-D in The Dalles, etc., Oregon
K31IR-D in Grays River, Washington
K31IZ-D in Naalehu, Hawaii
K31NE-D in Williams, Arizona
K32DW-D in Chloride, Arizona
K32EH-D in Memphis, Texas
K32GD-D in Guymon, Oklahoma
K33CF-D in Wellington, Texas
K33FF-D in Wallace, etc., Nebraska
K33KE-D in Sargents, Colorado
K33OW-D in Neligh, Nebraska
K34LI-D in Jean, Nevada
K34LS-D in Seneca, Oregon
K35CE-D in Canadian, Texas
K35GW-D in Malad City, Idaho
K35II-D in South Point, Hawaii
K36AE-D in Clarkdale, Arizona
K36BA-D in Burns, Oregon
K36FG-D in Hood River, etc., Oregon
K36GU-D in Rockaway Beach, Oregon
K36MA-D in Perryton, Texas
K38IR-D in Lake Havasu City, Arizona
K38LK-D in Jacks Cabin, Colorado
K39DC-D in Parlin, Colorado
K39FC-D in East Flagstaff, Arizona
K39IT-D in Prescott, Arizona
K41CA-D in Tulia, Texas
K41JT-D in Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii
K41KL-D in Glendale, etc., Oregon
K42AL-D in Memphis, Texas
K42CP-D in Peach Springs, Arizona
K43DS-D in Panaca, Nevada
K43ED-D in New Mobeetie, Texas
K43FX-D in O'Neill, Nebraska
K43JD-D in Rexburg, Idaho
K44AE-D in Willmar, Minnesota
K44CC-D in Gruver, Texas
K45AL-D in Caliente, Nevada
K45AO-D in Pioche, Nevada
K45DJ-D in Granite Falls, Minnesota
K45KE-D in Jacksonville, Oregon
K46BU-D in Tucumcari, New Mexico
K46BY-D in Capulin, etc., New Mexico
K47MH-D in Holbrook, Idaho
K48AY-D in Kingman, Arizona
K49AM-D in Lund & Preston, Nevada
K49BY-D in Clovis, New Mexico
K49EU-D in Chloride, Arizona
K49FX-D in Alamogordo, New Mexico
K49IC-D in Salmon, Idaho
K50CQ-D in Childress, Texas
K50DA-D in Ursine, Nevada
K50JT-D in Hakalau, Hawaii
K51CB-D in Clarendon, Texas
K51HM-D in Soda Springs, Idaho
KAKE in Wichita, Kansas
KBIM-TV in Roswell, New Mexico
KBNB-LD in San Antonio, Texas
KBRR in Thief River Falls, Minnesota
KBSL-DT in Goodland, Kansas
KENV-DT in Elko, Nevada
KFDA-TV in Amarillo, Texas
KFNE in Riverton, Wyoming
KGTV in San Diego, California
KIIO-LD in Los Angeles, California
KISU-TV in Pocatello, Idaho
KLFY-TV in Lafayette, Louisiana
KLVX in Las Vegas, Nevada
KMCA-LD in Redding, California
KMEB in Wailuku, Hawaii
KMOT in Minot, North Dakota
KNEE-LD in Malaga, etc., Washington
KNPL-LD in North Platte, Nebraska
KOLN in Lincoln, Nebraska
KOLR in Springfield, Missouri
KOPB-TV in Portland, Oregon
KQTI-LD in Ogden, Utah
KREY-TV in Montrose, Colorado
KSAZ-TV in Phoenix, Arizona
KSBS-CD in Denver, Colorado
KSTF in Scottsbluff, Nebraska
KTEN in Ada, Oklahoma
KTSD-TV in Pierre, South Dakota
KTTC in Rochester, Minnesota
KTVE in El Dorado, Arkansas
KTVL in Medford, Oregon
KUHM-TV in Helena, Montana
KULU-LD in Park City, Utah
KULX-CD in Ogden, Utah
KUVM-LD in Missouri City, Texas
KWCM-TV in Appleton, Minnesota
KWSU-TV in Pullman, Washington
KWTX-TV in Waco, Texas
KXTV in Sacramento, California
KYVV-TV in Del Rio, Texas
KZSD-LP in San Diego, California
KZTV in Corpus Christi, Texas
W03AM-D in Harrison, Maine
W04BS-D in Bethel, Maine
W05DD-D in St. Francis, Maine
W14DY-D in Onancock, Virginia
W34FC-D in La Crosse, Wisconsin
WALA-TV in Mobile, Alabama
WALB in Albany, Georgia
WAVY-TV in Portsmouth, Virginia
WBIQ in Birmingham, Alabama
WBIR-TV in Knoxville, Tennessee
WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio
WBUP in Ishpeming, Michigan
WCAU in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
WCBB in Augusta, Maine
WDCO-CD in Woodstock, Virginia
WDIO-DT in Duluth, Minnesota
WFSF-LD in Key West, Florida
WGEM-TV in Quincy, Illinois
WHEC-TV in Rochester, New York
WILM-LD in Wilmington, North Carolina
WILX-TV in Onondaga, Michigan
WIS in Columbia, South Carolina
WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island
WJXE-LD in Gainesville, Florida
WKNO in Memphis, Tennessee
WMEM-TV in Presque Isle, Maine
WMVS in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
WPLG in Miami, Florida
WRUF-LD in Gainesville, Florida
WSLS-TV in Roanoke, Virginia
WSWF-LD in Orlando, Florida
WTAJ-TV in Altoona, Pennsylvania
WTEN in Albany, New York
WTHI-TV in Terre Haute, Indiana
WTSP in St. Petersburg, Florida
WVFX in Clarksburg, West Virginia
WWCI-CD in Vero Beach, Florida
WWUP-TV in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
WYGN-LD in Berrien Springs, MichiganThe following stations, which are no longer licensed, formerly broadcast on virtual channel 10:
K38KZ-D in Bovina, etc., Texas
K48GI-D in Flagstaff, ArizonaChannel 26 digital TV stations in the United States
The following television stations broadcast on digital channel 26 in the United States:
K20EC-D in Kanab, Utah
K26CI-D in Cortez, etc., Colorado
K26CK-D in Cottonwood/Grangevil, Idaho
K26CL-D in Alexandria, etc., Minnesota
K26CS-D in St. James, Minnesota
K26DD-D in Kalispell, Montana
K26DE-D in Bozeman, Montana
K26DX-D in Raton, New Mexico
K26EA-D in Milford, etc., Utah
K26EH-D in Austin, Nevada
K26FM-D in Peetz, Colorado
K26FP-D in Idalia, Colorado
K26FQ-D in John Day, Oregon
K26FT-D in Santa Barbara, California
K26FV-D in La Grande, Oregon
K26GD-D in Garfield County, Utah
K26GF-D in Peach Springs, Arizona
K26GG-D in Golconda, Nevada
K26GH-D in Randolph & Woodruff, Utah
K26GL-D in Columbus, Montana
K26GS-D in Harrison, Arkansas
K26GV-D in Omak, Washington
K26GX-D in Pleasant Valley, Colorado
K26GY-D in Breckenridge, Colorado
K26HO-D in Glide, Oregon
K26HS-D in Tillamook, Oregon
K26HY-D in Ely, Nevada
K26IC-D in Bremerton, Washington
K26IH-D in Manti, etc., Utah
K26IJ-D in Morgan, etc., Utah
K26IK-D in Heber & Midway, Utah
K26IM-D in Samak, Utah
K26IS-D in Woodward, etc., Oklahoma
K26IT-D in Redstone, etc., Colorado
K26JB-D in Wells, Nevada
K26JC-D in Walker Lake, Nevada
K26JI-D in Sibley, Iowa
K26JM-D in Ferron, Utah
K26JN-D in Huntington, Utah
K26JO-D in Guymon, Oklahoma
K26JR-D in Turkey, Texas
K26JY-D in Duckwater, Nevada
K26KA-D in Drummond, Montana
K26KC-D in Dallas, Texas
K26KF-D in Duluth, Minnesota
K26KG-D in Beowawe, Nevada
K26KJ-D in El Paso, Texas
K26KM-D in Orr, Minnesota
K26KQ-D in Christmas Valley, Oregon
K26LE-D in Cascade, Idaho
K26LF-D in Henefer, etc., Utah
K26LG-D in Phillips County, Montana
K26LH-D in Snowmass Village, Colorado
K26LI-D in Juneau, Alaska
K26LJ-D in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho
K26LL-D in Utahn, Utah
K26LM-D in Libby, Montana
K26LP-D in Spring Glen, Utah
K26LQ-D in White Sulphur Springs, Montana
K26LR-D in Helper, Utah
K26LW-D in Sheridan, Wyoming
K26MS-D in Collbran, Colorado
K26MV-D in Soldier Canyon, New Mexico
K26NB-D in Klamath Falls, Oregon
K26NC-D in Elk City, Oklahoma
K26NE-D in Florence, Oregon
K26NJ-D in Powers, Oregon
K26NK-D in Wichita Falls, Texas
K26NL-D in Gillette, Wyoming
K26NM-D in Pullman, Washington
K26NQ-D in Hood River, Oregon
K26NS-D in Fort Peck, Montana
K26OD-D in Globe, Arizona
K26OH-D in Roseau, Minnesota
K26ON-D in Deer Lodge, etc., Montana
K38KL-D in Ellensburg, Washington
K38LV-D in Bridger, etc., Montana
K38NM-D in Madras, Oregon
K39FC-D in East Flagstaff, Arizona
K39FE-D in Willmar, Minnesota
K40MC-D in Granite Falls, Minnesota
K41IP-D in Rainier, Oregon
K44IW-D in Hollis, Oklahoma
K46DB-D in Sapinero, Colorado
K46IP-D in Cottage Grove, Oregon
K51FL-D in Garden Valley, Idaho
KBHE-TV in Rapid City, South Dakota
KCEB in Longview, Texas
KCVB-CD in Logan, Utah
KCWQ-LD in Palm Springs, California
KDJT-CD in Salinas/Monterey, etc., California
KDLV-TV in Mitchell, South Dakota
KFDY-LD in Lincoln, Nebraska
KFTC in Bemidji, Minnesota
KGEC-LD in Redding, California
KLNE-TV in Lexington, Nebraska
KMID in Midland, Texas
KMVU-DT in Medford, Oregon
KNDB in Bismarck, North Dakota
KNDU in Richland, Washington
KNMW-LD in Mineral Wells, Texas
KOB in Albuquerque, New Mexico
KPLR-TV in St. Louis, Missouri
KPMF-LD in Paragould, Arkansas
KPXL-TV in Uvalde, Texas
KREN-TV in Reno, Nevada
KRIV in Houston, Texas
KSAS-TV in Wichita, Kansas
KSWB-TV in San Diego, California
KSXC-LD in South Sioux City, Nebraska
KTEN in Ada, Oklahoma
KTFK-DT in Stockton, California
KTKB-LD in Tamuning, Guam
KTVF in Fairbanks, Alaska
KUCL-LD in Salt Lake City, Utah
KUKR-LD in Santa Rosa, California
KUTP in Phoenix, Arizona
KVBC-LP in Reedley, California
KVSD-LD in San Diego, California
KWBN in Honolulu, Hawaii
KXLT-TV in Rochester, Minnesota
KXUN-LD in Sallisaw, Oklahoma
KXXV in Waco, Texas
KYW-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
KZBZ-CD in Clovis, New Mexico
KZTE-LD in Fulton, Arkansas
W26CV-D in Mansfield, Pennsylvania
W26DC-D in Roslyn, New York
W26DH-D in Auburn, Indiana
W26DK-D in San Juan, Puerto Rico
W26DP-D in Inverness, Florida
W26DS-D in La Grange, Georgia
W26DT-D in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
W26EE-D in Wittenberg, Wisconsin
W26EM-D in Athens, Georgia
WATE-TV in Knoxville, Tennessee
WBBM-TV in Chicago, Illinois
WBDT in Springfield, Ohio
WBUY-TV in Holly Springs, Mississippi
WCCU in Urbana, Illinois
WCMU-TV in Mount Pleasant, Michigan
WDID-LD in Savannah, Georgia
WDRL-LD in Wilmington, North Carolina
WDVM-TV in Hagerstown, Maryland
WEDD-LD in Roanoke, Virginia
WEPX-TV in Greenville, North Carolina
WGEI-LD in Enterprise, Alabama
WGNO in New Orleans, Louisiana
WGVT-LD in Gainesville, Florida
WHDN-CD in Naples, Florida
WHNE-LD in Flint, Michigan
WHPX-TV in New London, Connecticut
WJAC-TV in Du Bois, Pennsylvania
WJGP-LD in Kalamazoo, Michigan
WKAS in Ashland, Kentucky
WKMG-TV in Orlando, Florida
WKOW in Madison, Wisconsin
WLKY in Louisville, Kentucky
WLVO-LD in Cumming, Georgia
WMTW in Portland, Maine
WNYB in Jamestown, New York
WNYJ-LD in Port Jervis, New York
WOSC-CD in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
WRLH-TV in Richmond, Virginia
WROB-LD in Topeka, Kansas
WSNN-LD in Sarasota, Florida
WTEN in Albany, New York
WTJP-TV in Gadsden, Alabama
WUSP-LD in Ponce, Puerto Rico
WUWT-CD in Union City, Tennessee
WVIZ in Cleveland, Ohio
WXAX-CD in Clearwater, Florida
WYCU-LD in Charlestown, etc., New Hampshire
WYXN-LD in New York, New YorkThe following stations, which are no longer licensed, formerly broadcast on digital channel 26:
KGKY-LD in Joplin, Missouri
KJYY-LD in Portland, Oregon
WEYB-LD in Montgomery, AlabamaChannel 74
Channel 74 has been removed from television use in 1983, but was formerly used by television stations in North America which broadcast on 830-836 MHz. In the United States, channels 70-83 served primarily as a "translator band" containing repeater transmitters to fill gaps in coverage for existing stations:
WMGT-TV 74 Adams, Massachusetts has now become WCDC-TV channel 19, a rebroadcaster of WTEN-TV Albany, New York.
KCCI-TV (CBS Des Moines) rebroadcaster K74CO Ottumwa, Iowa was moved to K23CI channel 23.
KTVX-TV (ABC Salt Lake City) rebroadcaster K74AO Fillmore, Utah moved to K40GD channel 40.
KFDA-TV (CBS Amarillo) rebroadcasters K74CH Childress, Texas and K74CJ Clarendon, Texas were moved to K50CQ channel 50 and K51CB channel 51.
KEZI-TV (ABC Eugene) rebroadcaster K74AJ Cottage Grove, Oregon moved to K56DK channel 56 and later to K42HK-D, digital 42 as part of a group of six local digital repeaters operated by non-profit South Lane Television, Inc.
KNDO-TV (NBC Yakima) rebroadcaster K74DT Ellensburg, Washington moved to K31AK channel 31.
KNME-TV (PBS Albuquerque) rebroadcasters K74AZ Gallup, New Mexico and K74BO Santa Rosa, New Mexico were moved to K23FE channel 23 (now K23FE-D) and K30FP channel 30 (now K30FP-D).
KOB-TV (NBC Albuquerque) rebroadcaster K74AC Bayfield, Colorado moved to K46FM channel 46.
KOIN (CBS Portland) rebroadcaster K74BE Hood River, Oregon moved to K53EI channel 53 and later K24KG-D digital 24, operated by Rural Oregon Wireless Television as part of a four-station local repeater cluster.
KSAZ-TV (Fox Phoenix) rebroadcaster K74AI Flagstaff, Arizona was moved to K48GI channel 48.
KSNW (NBC Wichita) rebroadcaster K74CN was moved in frequency multiple times, ultimately becoming KSNL-LD channel 47.
KVBC-TV (NBC Las Vegas) rebroadcaster K74AN Chloride, Arizona moved to K42CQ channel 42 (now K42CQ-D).
KREM-TV (CBS Spokane) rebroadcaster K74BZ Milton-Freewater, Oregon moved to K51DF channel 51.
KSAT-TV (ABC San Antonio) rebroadcaster K74DP Leakey, Texas moved to K47GF channel 47.
KSL-TV (NBC Salt Lake City) rebroadcaster K74DB Little America, Wyoming moved to K29CR channel 29.
KVII-TV (ABC Amarillo) rebroadcaster K74BF Canadian, Texas was moved to K35CE channel 35 (now K35CE-D).
KWSU-TV (PBS Pullman) rebroadcaster K74CK Lewiston, Idaho moved to K15CH channel 15 (and subsequently to K17JR-D channel 17).
WCVE-TV (PBS Richmond) rebroadcaster W74AV Rockfish Valley, Virginia was moved to W39AK channel 39.Commonwealth Coast Conference
The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division III. Member institutions are located in New England in the states of Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.
The CCC does not directly sponsor football, but since 2017 has operated the single-sport Commonwealth Coast Football, a rebranding of the league formerly known as the New England Football Conference.
The CCC and Commonwealth Coast Football unveiled a new family of logos during a June 2019 visual rebrandJohn D. Robinson (disability advocate)
John D. Robinson is a quadruple amputee from New York. Born in Binghamton, New York in 1968, Robinson was born without arms and legs due to unknown reasons. Because Robinson was born after 1961, it was not caused by Thalidomide. John Robinson was awarded the Capital Region Chamber Champion Award in 2018, the New York State Assembly Disability Champion Award in 2018 and is the 2014 White House Champion of Change and the subject of “Get Off Your Knees: The John Robinson Story,” a public television documentary. Plus, John “Get Off Your Knees: A Story of Faith, Courage, and Determination,” published in 2009.
Robinson is an author, entrepreneur and advocate for people with disabilities. Since 2011, he’s served as managing partner, CEO and Founder of Our Ability, which provides inclusive workforce and employment consulting, mentoring, workshops, keynotes and seminars on disability and diversity. Robinson formed in 2010, Journey Along the Erie Canal in 2013, Journey Along the Scottish Canals in 2018 as well as the New York Business Leadership Network in 2016. As Executive Director of the New York Business Leadership Network, he builds coalitions among New York State businesses interested in both hiring and building supplier diversity of businesses owned by individuals with disabilities.
John Robinson was featured on ABC News in November 2009. Media coverage of Robinson includes  WNYT, WRGB , WTEN WTEN,Knight Ridder
Knight Ridder (from Dutch: ridder, knight) was an American media company, specializing in newspaper and Internet publishing. Until it was bought by McClatchy on June 27, 2006, it was the second-largest newspaper publisher in the United States, with 32 daily newspapers sold. Its headquarters were located in San Jose, California.Media General
Media General was an American media company based in Richmond, Virginia. The company's origins can be traced back to 1887 when Richmond attorney Joseph Bryan acquired The Richmond Daily Times, which later became The Richmond Times-Dispatch. Joseph Bryan's son, John Stewart Bryan succeeded his father as owner and publisher of the Times-Dispatch, which merged with The Richmond News Leader in 1940 to form Richmond Newspapers, Inc.
After John Stewart Bryan's death in 1944, his son, D. Tennant Bryan led the company into a period of expansion into television, changing the company's name to Media General in 1969. Media General, Inc. began trading on the American Stock Exchange in 1970.In 1990, J. Stewart Bryan III, great-grandson of Joseph Bryan, became chairman, president and chief executive officer of Media General. The fourth-generation Bryan oversaw the company's expansion into digital media and the sale of Media General's newspaper division to Berkshire Hathaway in 2012. J. Stewart Bryan III remained chairman of Media General until his death on January 23, 2016.In 2013 and 2014, Media General expanded significantly through mergers with Young Broadcasting and LIN Media. After the latter merger, LIN Media CEO Vincent L. Sadusky became Chief Executive Officer of Media General while former Young Broadcasting CEO Deborah A. McDermott led station operations as Chief Operating Officer. Long-time Media General CFO James F. Woodward remained as Chief Financial Officer until the company's dissolution in 2017.
On January 11, 2017, the FCC approved the sale of Media General to Nexstar Broadcasting Group for $4.6 billion.Ted Knight
Ted Knight (December 7, 1923 – August 26, 1986) was an American actor and voice artist well known for playing the comedic roles of Ted Baxter in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Henry Rush in Too Close for Comfort, and Judge Elihu Smails in Caddyshack.The Media Project
The Media Project is a weekly radio program that provides an inside look at media coverage of current events. Panelists on the discussion-based show include Times Union Editor Rex Smith, WAMC CEO Alan S. Chartock, and Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld. The half-hour program is recorded at WAMC's studios in Albany, New York and distributed by National Productions. During the show, the panelists engage in spirited debate on timely media issues. Print, television, radio, and internet media are covered. In addition, mail from listeners is sometimes read and discussed. The theme song of The Media Project is "Newspapermen Meet Such Interesting People", composed by Vern Partlow and sung by Pete Seeger.
Produced and distributed by WAMC's National Productions, The Media Project airs on WAMC on Sunday at 6:00 p.m. and on Monday at 3:00 p.m., and on several other stations throughout the United States.Tim Lake
Timothy W. Lake (born December 27, 1959) is a television news anchor and historical narrative nonfiction author, currently at WTEN in Albany, New York. He was formerly the solo anchor of WCAU's NBC 10 News at 6 p.m. and co-anchor of NBC 10 News at 4 with Dawn Timmeney and NBC 10 News at 11 p.m. with Renee Chenault-Fattah.Lake was the primary co-anchor at NBC 10 from March 2003 until December 7, 2012. Previously he was the co-anchor of NBC 10 News at Five and the noontime news with Chenault when WCAU-TV was owned by CBS. He joined WCAU in 1992. Prior to that he was the weekend anchor at KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas and the 11 pm weeknight anchor at South Carolina's highest rated TV station, CBS affiliate WCSC-TV in Charleston.
After leaving WCAU, Lake published three books, Henderson Harbor (2012), Association Island (2013), and Hang on and Fly, A Post-War Story of Plane Crash Tragedies, Heroism, and Survival (2015).  Hang on and Fly is about the early low-cost airlines of America and how one of many crashes among these upstart airlines led to the largest group of crash survivors stranded for a long time without rescue in North America. The story features a Syrian-American who becomes a national hero, a stewardess who gets limited credit for her role among the survivors because of her gender, and a simple farmer's wife who helps rescue the survivors while keeping a deadly secret of her own. It also features America's top plane crash investigator who makes the first visit to a commercial airlines crash. The story reveals that some of the survivors stole money from the dead.
Lake began working for daily and weekly newspapers while attending State University of New York at Fredonia. He concurrently worked for commercial radio stations in Buffalo and Dunkirk, New York, in addition to the campus station, WCVF-FM.
He has also worked for several newspapers: The Walton (New York) Reporter, 1978–1981; The Jamestown (New York) Post-Journal, 1981–1982; The North Myrtle Beach Times (South Carolina), 1982-1983. He has also worked at a number of other radio and television stations, including: WCVF, Fredonia, NY; WZIR, Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY; WDOE, Dunkirk, NY; WNMB, North Myrtle Beach, SC; KPRC-TV, Houston, TX. Lake has covered news events throughout New York State, North and South Carolina, Texas and Mexico, Washington, DC, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. He has won numerous awards for newspaper writing and radio and television reporting and is the tenth child in a family of thirteen.
Lake has published for Arcadia Books and what appears to be his own company, Lake Publishing. He's also written long-form historical articles for The Buffalo News, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jamestown Post-Journal, and for Thousand Islands Life magazine.
The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia inducted Lake into its Hall of Fame in 2011.WAMC
WAMC is a public radio network headquartered in Albany, New York. The network has 12 broadcast radio stations (transmitters) and 16 broadcast relay stations (translators, repeaters). One of the stations is an AM station: WAMC (AM) 1400 in Albany. The organization's legal name is "WAMC" and it is also known as "WAMC Public Radio" or "WAMC Northeast Public Radio."
In addition, the station operates The Linda/WAMC Performing Arts Studio, a performance venue in Albany located near its Central Avenue studios.
A member of NPR and affiliate of Public Radio International and American Public Media, WAMC is a charitable, educational, non-commercial broadcaster meeting the requirements of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. §501(c)(3)) It had total annual revenues for the fiscal year 2010 of $6.36 million.
Its corporate officers include Anne Erickson, chair of the board of trustees, and Alan S. Chartock, president and chief executive officer (since 1981).WBRK (AM)
WBRK (1340 AM) is a radio station licensed to serve Pittsfield, Massachusetts. WBRK was the Berkshires' first radio station, taking to the air in 1938 in studios located on "Bank Row" in downtown Pittsfield. As with many stations of that era, the spacious studios allowed for live performances by the big bands and orchestras of the day. The company later founded the only commercial television station to call the Berkshires home in the 1950s with WMGT. The television station, with a tower on Mount Greylock, was later sold and eventually evolved into WCDC-TV, a satellite station of WTEN in Albany, New York. The radio station is currently owned by WBRK, Inc. It airs a soft adult contemporary (a contemporary form of easy listening without "elevator music") music format, The station was assigned the WBRK call letters by the Federal Communications Commission.In addition to its usual music programming, WBRK carries New York Yankees, and local sports broadcasts. It also airs some CBS Sports Radio programming, including Jim Rome and Doug Gottlieb.
From 1941 to 1960 Mr. Dan Healy worked as a sports broadcaster for WBRK.WNGN-LP
WNGN-LP channel 35 and WNGX-LD channel 42 are low-power television stations in the Albany/Schenectady/Troy, New York market. The stations are owned by Brian A. Larson. WNGN is licensed to Troy, while WNGX is licensed to Schenectady and is officially considered to be a WNGN translator.
WNGN-LP started as W04AT, then received the call-sign and channel W26BL on channel 26 on September 21, 1994, before receiving its current channel and call-sign on December 23, 1994. In 1992, Larson acquired WNGN-LP (then W26BL), a small TV translator in Hoosick Falls, that rebroadcast educational programming for the Hoosick Falls Central School District. He applied to switch the city of license (COL) to Troy, NY, and eventually moved the transmitter to its current site on Bald Mountain.
WNGX-LD started with an experimental license and callsign of 940414FX on January 18, 1996. It was upgraded to become W04DA on channel 4 later that same day. On July 13, 1998, the station was upgraded again to become WGNX-LP and gained its current channel allocation. On September 11, 2009, the station converted to digital broadcasting and its call sign changed to WNGX-LD.
Larson holds a construction permit to convert the station to a Low-power Digital (-LD) transmitter with an effective radiated power of only 0.14 kW. He will retain the analog channel number by using what is known as digital flash.
WTEN-DT has decided to use channel 35 for its digital home, thus displacing WNGN-LP from the dial. Under the Commission's rules, low power stations must surrender their channel to a full power applicant. On February 2, 2007, WNGN-LP applied to move its analog channel to 38. This is the second time WTEN has displaced WNGN-LP. For over ten years WNGN-LP broadcast on channel 26 until that was designated for WTEN to use for digital transmissions causing WNGN-LP to move to channel 35.WNYA
WNYA, virtual channel 51 (VHF digital channel 13), is a MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station licensed to Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States and serving Berkshire County, Massachusetts as well as New York's Capital District (Albany–Schenectady–Troy). The station is owned by Hubbard Broadcasting as part of a duopoly with Albany-licensed NBC affiliate WNYT (channel 13). The two stations share studios at the WNYT Broadcast Center on North Pearl Street (along NY 32) in Menands (with an Albany postal address); WNYA's transmitter is located on the Helderberg Escarpment west of New Salem, a hamlet of New Scotland. The station uses its main cable channel position of 4 on Charter Spectrum for marketing purposes as My 4 Albany, only mentioning their actual channel number on-air during maintenance sign-off disclosures.WNYT (TV)
WNYT, virtual channel 13 (VHF digital channel 12), is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Albany, New York, United States and serving New York's Capital District (Albany–Schenectady–Troy) as well as Berkshire County, Massachusetts. The station is owned by Hubbard Broadcasting as part of a duopoly with Pittsfield, Massachusetts-licensed MyNetworkTV affiliate WNYA (channel 51). The two stations share studios at the WNYT Broadcast Center on North Pearl Street (along NY 32) in Menands (with an Albany postal address); WNYT's transmitter is located on the Helderberg Escarpment west of New Salem, a hamlet of New Scotland.WRGB
WRGB, virtual and VHF digital channel 6, is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Schenectady, New York, United States and serving New York's Capital District (Albany–Schenectady–Troy) as well as Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, WRGB is part of a duopoly with CW affiliate WCWN (channel 45) and the two stations share studios on Balltown Road in Niskayuna, New York (with a Schenectady postal address). WRGB's transmitter is located on the Helderberg Escarpment west of New Salem, a hamlet of New Scotland. WCWN additionally carries a simulcast of WRGB's main channel in 720p high definition on subchannel 45.3 for the convenience of UHF viewers who have trouble receiving WRGB's VHF signal.
WRGB is most notable for being among the first experimental television stations in the world. It began with test broadcasts in early 1928. Later that year the first daily programs were broadcast. It later became one of a handful of television stations licensed for commercial broadcasting operation before the end of World War II.
The station launched the on-camera careers of TV chefs Art "Mr. Food" Ginsburg in the mid-1970s; and of Rachael Ray, who launched her "30 Minute Meals" segment on WRGB's newscasts in the mid-1990s.WXXA-TV
WXXA-TV, virtual channel 23 (VHF digital channel 7), is a Fox-affiliated television station licensed to Albany, New York, United States and serving New York's Capital District (Albany–Schenectady–Troy) as well as Berkshire County, Massachusetts. The station is owned by Shield Media, LLC; Nexstar Media Group, which owns ABC affiliate WTEN (channel 10), operates WXXA under joint sales and shared services agreements. The two stations share studios on Northern Boulevard in Albany's Bishop's Gate section and transmitter facilities on the Helderberg Escarpment west of New Salem, a hamlet of New Scotland.
WXXA is the only commercial television station in Albany that has never changed its primary network affiliation or call letters.Young Broadcasting
Young Broadcasting, LLC was an American media company that owned or operated 12 television stations in 10 markets with a total U.S. television household coverage of 5.9%. The company was formerly known as Young Broadcasting Inc. and was the outgrowth of the ad representation firm Adam Young Inc., which was founded in 1944 by Adam Young. Previously a public company, Young Broadcasting voluntarily declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy on February 13, 2009 to restructure its debts.
On June 24, 2010, the company emerged from bankruptcy as New Young Broadcasting Holding Co, Inc., shedding $800 million in debt and becoming one of the most financially secure broadcasting companies in the country. Deborah A. McDermott was named President and CEO of the new company, in which Standard General L.P., an American hedge fund, maintained a controlling interest.
On November 12, 2013, privately held Young Broadcasting acquired a controlling interest in Media General through a reverse merger. Following the merger, the new company was owned 67.5 percent by Young shareholders and 32.5 percent by Media General shareholders. The newly merged company would continue to operate as Media General with headquarters in Richmond, Virginia and trade on the New York Stock Exchange.
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