...and speaking of anniversaries...

A. Joseph Ross joe@attorneyross.com
Sat Jun 13 00:25:45 EDT 2009

On 12 Jun 2009 at 7:17, Dan.Strassberg wrote:

> If you are referring to the station best known as WAST and currently
> (well, it WAS currently yesterday, 6/11/09) on Channel 13 in Albany,
> it took to the air after the freeze (1954?) on Channel 35 as WTRI (TV)
> and transmitted from Bald Mountain, north of Troy. The studios could
> well have been in Menands. Dunno. What I do know is that the only TV
> in Albany-Schenectady-Troy in 1952 was General Electric's WRGB (TV)
> Schenectady, which at that time may still have been on Channel 4. Even
> then, however, I'm pretty sure that WRGB transmitted from the
> Helderbergs. The first time the Tri Cities had more than one
> over-the-air TV signal was after the freeze was lifted. I doubt
> whether that was earlier than 1953.
According to the Times Union article, WROW-TV went on the air in 
October 1953 from a temporary tower 

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