call_letters = WTEN / WCDC-TV
city = WTEN: Albany, New York
WCDC: Adams, Massachusetts
station_slogan = The News Station
station_branding = WTEN
RTN 10 (on WTEN-DT3)
WTEN: 10 (VHF)
WCDC: 19 (UHF)
WTEN: 26 (UHF)
WCDC: 36 (UHF)
affiliations = ABC
Local WX (on WTEN-DT2)
RTN (on WTEN-DT3)
airdate = WTEN:
October 14, 1953
February 5, 1954
location = WTEN: Albany / Schenectady /
Troy, New York
WCDC: Adams /
callsign_meaning = WTEN: channel TEN (10)
WCDC: derived from WTEN's former callsign WCDA
former_callsigns = WTEN:
former_channel_numbers = WTEN: 41 (1954-1957)
WCDC: 74 (1954-1957)
licensee = Young Broadcasting of Albany, Inc.
former_affiliations = WTEN:
DuMont (secondary, 1954-1956)
effective_radiated_power = WTEN:
316 kW (analog)
700 kW (digital)
447 kW (analog)
48 kW (digital)
HAAT = WTEN:
facility_id = WTEN: 74422
coordinates = WTEN:
homepage = [http://www.wten.com/ wten.com]
WTEN is the ABC-affiliated
television stationfor the Capital Districtof New York Stateand western New England. Licensed to Albany, the station broadcasts an analog signal on VHFchannel 10 and a digital signal on UHFchannel 26. Its transmitter is located on Mount Pinnacle in New Scotland. WTEN operates a full-time satellite, WCDC-TV. Licensed to Adams, Massachusetts, this station broadcasts an analog signal on UHF channel 19 and a digital signal on UHF channel 36. WCDC's transmitter is located on Mount Greylock, the highest peak in Massachusetts. There is no on-air reference to the station but it is mentioned in WTEN's legal ID, EEO public file report, and on the "News 10 Storm Tracker Weather Channel".
WCDC's signal reliably covers the western half of Massachusetts, southern
Vermont, northern Connecticut, and southwestern New Hampshire. The station, along with MyNetworkTVaffiliate WNYA, can be considered rimshot signals into the Springfield / Holyoke, Massachusettstelevision market. Despite WCDC being located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, Time Warnercable systems in the county carry WTEN's signal instead of WCDC¹. Owned by Young Broadcasting, the stations have studios on Northern Boulevard in Albany. Syndicated programming on WTEN and WCDC include: " Wheel of Fortune", " Jeopardy!", "The Doctors", and " Merv Griffin's Crosswords".
Digital TV & programming
WTEN's digital broadcast, in addition to its main signal on the first subchannel, offer two additional channels. On WTEN-DT2 and Time Warner digital cable channel 554 is the "News 10 Storm Tracker Weather Channel". The weather channel can also be seen via live streaming video on WTEN's website. On WTEN-DT3 and Time Warner digital cable channel 1897 is
Equity Broadcasting's Retro Television Networkwhich is known on-air as "RTN 10". WCDC's digital signal does not offer the 24-hour local weather channel or RTN. However, Time Warner digital cable systems around Berkshire County, Massachusetts offer them on the same channels.
"(in alphabetical order)"
* [http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/bio?section=resources/inside_station/newsteam&id=5771791 Angela Hampton] (6:00/11:00 p.m. anchor 1995-1997). Now 6:00/11:00 p.m. anchor at
* [http://www.knbc.com/meetthenewsteam/6004903/detail.html Cary Berglund] (Weekend/Noon anchor, 1986-1989; now at
KNBCin Los Angeles)
*Jim Brennan (6:00/11:00 p.m. anchor, 1991-2000; now hosts "New York Week in Review", aired on PBS stations across New York state)
*Dan Burke (Station manager) 1960-66 became President and CEO of CapCities/ABC before retiring in 1995.
*Ken Chenault (Reporter and Brother of Renee 1985? - 1988. Recently worked for
WNYWFox 5 in New York in the early 90's).
Renee Chenault(Fattah) - reporter 1985? - 1988. Recently worked for KYW-TVin Philadelphia before working for crosstown rival station WCAUNBC-10.
*Greg Floyd (Weekend anchor in the mid 1980's until leaving for WTZA in Kingston, then resurfacing at WXXA and
* [http://www.marcielliott.com Marci Elliott] (Co-Weeknight News Anchor with Dick Wood) 1980-1989. Now lives in Florida doing freelance commercials, voice overs and acting.
*Cynthia Fodor (6:00/11:00 p.m. anchor ?-1990's). Now with KCCI, Des Moines, Iowa and serves as Mid-West Bureau Chief for the nationally-syndicated travel magazine radio show, "The Travel Hour with Stephen Pickford and Friends" (formerly the Travel World Radio Show)
*Bob Gordon (Weatherman during the late 1960s and 1970s, preceded Bob Kovachick). Currently doing infomericals and voice-over commercials.
*Alfreida Graves (Reporter) she was station's first African-American reporter in the early 1970s. she sued WTEN in 1976 in a lawsuit claiming racial bias. The case was reportedly settled out of court. (Whereabouts Unknown).
* [http://www.local10.com/station/5304310/detail.html John Guaraldi] (meteorologist from 1981 until about the mid-90s, now meteorologist at
Ted Knight- (The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Too Close for Comfort) From 1955, he hosted a kids variety show playing 'Windy Knight; was the announcer of 'The Early Movie' show and was a DJ for WROWRadio. Left for Hollywood in 1957.(deceased)
*Bob Kovachick (Now of WNYT, was chief meteorologist at WTEN from April 1977 until 1986, was the first credentialed meteorologist in the Albany market)
*George Leighton - (Chief announcer for WTEN - 1950 to 1989) Nicknamed 'The Voice of God'; also was known as 'The Old Skipper' on The Good Ship News - an after-school show for children (1958 - 1968). (deceased March 2000)
*Beth McKay (Co-Weekday Anchor with Jim Brennan) 1990-1995. Left for an NBC affiliate in Dallas. Born-Again Christian, she retired to become a full-time mom.
*Bob McNamara (Sports Reporter) early to late 60's before moving to WRGB sometime in early 70's and WNYT in the 80's and early 90's (retired)
*Doug Myers (Reporter and Producer 1971-1989. Did morning and weekend news anchoring. Previously, a radio news reporter for WPTR in the late 60's, now communications director for the
Albany International Airport.
* [http://www.fox23news.com/biographies/story.aspx?content_id=1D19BF0A-A2DC-496A-9F0E-DFB4EFE6779E Walt McClure] (key reporter from 1999-2005, now in the same role at
* [http://www.kptm.com/bios/news/2684866.html Scott Patterson] (reporter from 2001-2005, now weekend anchor at
KPTMin Omaha, Nebraska)
*Terry McSweeney (6:00/11:00 p.m. anchor from 2000-2006, 5:00 p.m. anchor 2002-2006; now a freelance reporter at
KGO-TVin San Francisco, California)
*Dan Murphy (Sports Director from 1992-2005 and previously weekend sports, now host of "Murphy's Law" on WOFX radio).
*Thomas S. Murphy (Station Manager) of WROW-TV and radio from 1954 - 1960. Rose through the ranks of CapCities until 1966 he was named Chairman and CEO of the company.
*Beth Nichols (Reporter in mid 80's to 1989) among the casualties of mass firings when station changed ownership in 1989.
*Sue Nigra (News Anchor) in the 1990s. Sued the station to get out the contract to work for
*Ryan Nobles (Weekday morning anchor from 2003-2005, Currently Anchor at WWBT, Richmond, VA)
*Mary Caroline Powers (Co-anchored the noon news for many years with Ralph Vartigan. Worked at
WRGBduring the 1970s and later worked in public television and as an editor at "The Saratogian" newspaper)
*Susan Raff (former business reporter), has been with
*Rip Rowan (Sports anchor from 1968-86, later worked for the
Albany-Colonie YankeesAA farm team)
*Sharman Sachetti (Former morning anchor - as of 2005 a reporter at
*Mai Shiozaki (Former freelance morning anchor - was press secretary for National Organization for Women)
* [http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=bios&id=4926206 Jeff Smith] (Weekend meteorologist 2004-January 2007, now weekend mornings at
WABC-TVin New York City)
*John Spadafora (Weekend sports anchor from 1992-2005, now heads communications for the Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce)
*Ralph Vartigan (Longtime host of the children's program "The Good Ship News as 'Commander Ralph' and "Young People's News" in the late 70's as 'Mr. Vartigan'; hosted "Dialing for Dollars" and later co-anchor of the noon news)
*Bruce Williamson - News Anchor Early 60's and early 70's. Became News Director until 1979. (deceased)
*Dick Wood (Main anchor from 1973-1991, as of 2006 hosts a jazz show on
*Herb Starr (reporter, weekend anchor, 1970-1975; communications dir., NY Lt Gov; corporate media advisor. Now a private investor)
*Dick (Hill) McCarthy, (anchor, 1970s, later in communications for New York state. WABY did sports reports
*Richard Roth, (reporter, early 70s, is a
CBSNews correspondent based in London)
*Richard Reingold, (reporter, early 70s, was president and general manager of
WUSA-TV, Washington, DC)
*Dick Williams, (reporter-weekend anchor, early 70s, hosts
WAGA-TV(FOX 5)'s Georgia Gang in Atlanta)
*John Craig (reporter 2000-2008, now at WNYT)
*Brian Sinkoff (sports director 2005-2008, now host of "Sound Off with Sinkoff" on
*Alyssa Van Wie (weekend morning anchor 2004-2008)
*Robin Schwartz, anchor and reporter (Early 1990s-1998), now at WJBK in Detroit
¹ - WTEN cable carriage information courtesy Time Warner cable engineering staff, Pittsfield, MA
* [http://www.wten.com/ WTEN / WCDC-TV "News 10"]
* [http://www.abc.com/ ABC]
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