WNYT (TV)


WNYT (TV)

Infobox_Broadcast
call_letters = WNYT
city = Albany, New York
station_
station_slogan = Coverage You Can Trust
station_branding = NewsChannel 13
analog = 13 (VHF)
digital = 12 (VHF)
other_chs = W21CP Gloversville
W28DA Pittsfield MA
W38DL Adams MA
affiliations = NBC
NBC Weather Plus (DT2)
network =
founded =
airdate = February 19, 1954
location = Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
callsign_meaning =We're New York's Television Station.
former_callsigns = WTRI (1954-1958)
WAST (1958-1981)
former_channel_numbers = 35 (1954-1958)
owner = Hubbard Broadcasting Corporation
licensee = WNYT-TV, LLC
sister_stations =
former_affiliations = ABC (1954–1977)
CBS (1977-1981)
effective_radiated_power = 178 kW (analog)
9.1 kW (digital)
HAAT = convert|357|m|ft|0|abbr=on (analog)
convert|436|m|ft|0|abbr=on (digital)
class =
facility_id = 73363
coordinates = coord|42|47|8.8|N|73|37|41.6|W|type:landmark_scale:2000|name=WNYT (analog)
coord|42|37|31.3|N|74|0|36.3|W|type:landmark_scale:2000|name=WNYT (digital)
homepage = [http://www.wnyt.com/ www.wnyt.com] |

WNYT channel 13 is the NBC-affiliated television station for Albany, New York. Its analog transmitter is located on Bald Mountain in Spiegeltown. The station's digital transmitter is located at the Helderberg Mountains tower farm in New Scotland. Owned by Hubbard Broadcasting Corporation, WNYT has studios located on North Pearl Street in Menands (though it has an Albany address).

Overview

The station offers NBC Weather Plus on its second digital subchannel and Time Warner digital cable channel 556. Syndicated programming on WNYT includes: "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?", "Deal or No Deal", "Friends", "The Rachael Ray Show", "Oprah" and "Entertainment Tonight". WNYT is a handful of NBC affiliates that doesn't air "Poker After Dark".

Repeaters

In addition to its main signals, WNYT operates three additional repeaters. Until the early-1990s, WNYT also maintained a translator in Kingston. It was first located on channel 63 but moved to channel 36 after the launch of WTZA in 1985.

"NewsChannel 13 First Warning Weather Team"
"(in order of rank)"

Past personnel

*Howie Altschule (Fill-in, then noon, meteorologist from 1997-2004, now a notable [http://www.weatherconsultants.com/ forensic meteorologist] )
*Gary Apple (Sports reporter in the mid-1980s, now at SportsNet New York)
*Dan Bazile (Political reporter and weekend morning anchor from 2004 to 2007; left in 2007 to become a spokesman for NY State Assemblyman James Tedisco)
*Chris Brunner (Longtime reporter and later assistant News Director, left in 2002 to become News Director at Capital News 9. Retired from Capital News 9 in May 2007.)
* [http://www.news12now.com/onset?db=fbi&id=922927&template=talentbio.html Lindsay Cohen] (News reporter and fill-in anchor from 2002-2005, now at WPEC in West Palm Beach, FL
*Lee Copson (Weekend Meteorologist from 2000 to 2006. He said on his last newscast that he was leaving the business to pursue a career in financial services)
*Nancy Cozean (First lead female weekday anchor in the Albany market, left in 1985 to co-anchor the evening newscast at upstart WTZA in Kingston, NY. Now the mayor of the City of Poughkeepsie)
*Ed Dague (Lead anchor and managing editor from 1984 to 2003; his arrival at the station is seen as the reversal of WNYT's fortunes. Now the caretaker of the [http://blogs.timesunion.com/eddague/ "In Media Res" blog] at the Albany Times-Union website)
*Tim Drawbridge (Former weekend meteorologist from 2007-2008. He left WNYT in May 2008 to become the Public Relations Manager & Spokesperson for The Great Escape)
* [http://www.wftv.com/station/1914351/detail.html Josh Einiger] (Original chief of the Berkshire Newsroom, now a general assignment reporter at WFTV in Orlando, Florida)
* [http://www.fox23news.com/content/newsbios/story.aspx?content_id=8b1933ec-7907-4e10-8b0d-4d4246c2dec7 John Gray] (Left for WXXA at the end of 2003 after being passed up as Ed Dague's replacement, most notably anchored the 5:00/5:30 newscasts)
*Todd Gross (Chief meteorologist from 1980 to 1983)
*Wilson Hall (The longtime NBC news reporter joined the station as the main news anchor in the late 1970s. Hall died in 1991.)
* [http://www.fox23news.com/content/newsbios/story.aspx?content_id=346a0510-8f05-4d8b-9c2f-e50acead1016 Brandon Hertell] (Fill-in meteorologist, morning meteorologist at WXXA-TV since September 2006)
*Chris Kapostasy (Now better known as Chris Jansing of MSNBC, started at then-WAST as a reporter in 1981 and was weeknight co-anchor from 1987 until her 1998 departure
*Lars Lifrak (Weekend sports anchor from the late 1990s-2004, now a reporter at [http://www.soccer365.com Soccer365.com] )
*Bob McNamara (Sports director from 1981-2001, the first talent WNYT acquired from another station (WRGB) and the only person to have on-air roles at all 3 of Albany's VHF's)
*Joe Moskowitz (Reporter and Weekend evening anchor in early-mid 1980s.)
*Scott Murray (Sports anchor, late 1970s-1980; retired, previously at KXAS-TV in Dallas)
*Miles O'Brien (Now of CNN, his first job as an anchor was weekends at WNYT for a time in the mid-1980s)
*Carl Osborne (late 50's? - mid 70's; was chief announcer for then WAST durning it's early years. (Deceased)
*Randy Salerno (Weekend anchor from 1988-93; killed in snowmobile accident in 2008)
*Steve Scoville (Reporter and later contributor of "Capital Region Backroads", a longtime segment at the end of Wednesday and Friday night newscasts, 1982-2006)
*Norm Sebastian (Former weekend, then weekday morning/noon meteorolgist until his death in December 2000)
*Herb Stevens (Chief Meteorologist prior to Bob Kovachick's arrival, Stevens is known as the [http://www.skiingweatherman.com Skiing Weatherman] of syndicated weekly ski forecast fame)
*Don Weeks (Weatherman during the late 1960s under the name of "Wally Weather", now a morning show host at WGY, a post he has held since 1980)
*John Wolf (Weatherman during the later WAST years)
* [http://www.wvec.com/weather/four_degrees.html Julie Wilcox] (staff reporter and occasional weekend anchor. Now weekend morning meteorologist at WVEC Hampton Roads, VA)

References

External links

* [http://www.wnyt.com/ WNYT "NewsChannel 13"]
* [http://www.nbc.com/ NBC]
*TVQ|WNYT
*TVQ|W21CP
*TVQ|W28DA
*TVQ|W38DL
*BIA|WNYT|TV|TV


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