Anybody home at WTEN ??

Matthew Osborne
Sun Jun 16 13:40:23 EDT 2013

Its definitely not the TV audio settings - they are set to the main audio channel (not SAP).  I should also note that all of the commercials sounded perfectly fine; its just when they went to the 'studio-live' portion (for lack of a better term), including all of the new videos/intro/bumper music.  However, I suspect that the commercials during that newscast got almost zero viewers...

Matthew Osborne
Rotterdam, NY

 From: Larry Weil <>
To: Matthew Osborne <> 
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Sent: Saturday, June 15, 2013 8:30 PM
Subject: Re: Anybody home at WTEN ??

Did you check the audio setting on your TV and/or cable/satellite box?  It sounds like you may have been set for the SAP audio rather than the main audio.  Of course if you we're watching via cable or satellite the problem could have been on their end.

Larry Weil
Lake Wobegone, NH

Sent from my iPhone, so please excuse the brevity.

On Jun 15, 2013, at 6:55 PM, Matthew Osborne <> wrote:

> I just saw something that absolutely blew my mind.  The entire 6:00 PM news on WTEN -TV Albany NY tonight was accompanied by a soundtrack of nothing but unintelligible distortion/white noise.  I figured that it would be caught and fixed by the first commercial break, but nope.  They just kept going on like nothing at all was wrong.  In this day and age of downsizing, is this what things have come to, where nobody in the building is even paying attention to their over the air signal anymore?  Now I understand that the Albany/Schenectady/Troy market is much smaller than New York City or Boston, but I can't help but think that something like this happening here without any attempt to address it would've been unthinkable in the very recent past.
> Matthew Osborne
> Rotterdam, NY

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