...and speaking of anniversaries...

Scott Fybush scott@fybush.com
Wed Jun 10 21:44:50 EDT 2009

Dave Doherty wrote:
> Hey Scott-
> RIP WHAM-TV analog: Age 60 years plus one day.

With one confusing twist: the WHAM-TV that signed on in 1949 and will 
sign off Friday at age 60 years plus a day is now WROC-TV...while the 
station on channel 13 that now bears the WHAM-TV calls is only 46+ years 
old, having signed on in 1962 as WOKR(TV).

It's a nearly identical situation to the two WHDH-TVs in Boston: WHDH 
850 spawned WHDH-TV 5, outlived those calls on its TV sister, then went 
on to again loan its calls to a different station (ex-WNAC-TV/WNEV on 7) 
years later.

(And it gives rise to a trivia question: how many other such examples 
exist out there? Hartford has had two WTIC-TVs, both associated with 
WTIC 1080. Syracuse has had two WSYR-TVs over the years, both associated 
with WSYR 570. There have been two WWJ-TVs in Detroit, both associated 
with WWJ 950. I can't come up with any others at the moment...)


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