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WBNE-TV
Boston, Massachusetts
Branding WBNE 4 (general)
NewsCenter 4 (newscasts)
Slogan New England's Source for News
Channels

Digital: 4 (VHF)

Subchannels 4.1 WBNE 4 HD
4.2 NewsCenter 4 NOW
Affiliations Independent
Owner WMFL Corporation
Licensee WMFL Television
Founded 1952
First air date June 4th, 1952
Call letters' meaning Boston New England
Sister stations(s) WBNE-AM & NECNC

WBNE-TV is a TV station in Boston, Massachusetts, broadcasting as a independent station on DT ch. 4. It's transmitter is located in Boston. The station is currently owned by WMFL Corporation which makes a sister station to WBNE-AM 1030 & to NECNC

HistoryEdit

WBNE-TV signed on June 4th, 1952. It was Boston's 1st TV station. WBNE-TV signed on as a independent station & still runs as a independent station, today. WBNE-TV was owned by WMFL Corporation & still owns the station today. WBNE-TV has a rich tradition of TV news & programming & the Boston area, including the Boston Marathon. In 1952, WBNE provided coverage of the Boston Marathon that year & since then, WBNE has provided coverage of the Boston Marathon & the station has been #1 throughout coverage of the Marathon since 1955

DTVEdit

Digital subchannels

Channel Video Aspect Programming
4.1 1080i 16:9 main WBNE programming / WBNE 4 HD
4.2 1080i 16:9 NewsCenter 4 NOW

On June 12th 2009, WBNE remained on ch. 4 when the analog to DT conversion was complete

ProgrammingEdit

Since signing on June 4th 1952, WBNE has been in 1st place in the Boston TV market

Programming on WBNEEdit

  • Dr. Oz Weekdays at 10:00 AM (Syndicated)
  • The Doctors Weekdays at 1:00 PM (Syndicated)
  • Ellen Weekdays at 2:00 PM (Syndicated)
  • The Nate Berkus Show Weekdays at 3:00 PM (Syndicated)
  • The Roland Ortega Show Weeknights at 8:00 PM (Syndicated to WMFL Corporation-owned TV stations from WMFL-TV 6 in Miami)
  • The Simpsons (2 episodes) Every Night at 12:00 AM (Syndicated)
  • Family Guy (2 episodes) Every Night at 1:00 AM (Syndicated)

Newscasts Repeated on WBNEEdit

  • NewsCenter 4 at 10:00 Every Night at 2:00 AM
  • NewsCenter 4 at 11:00 Every Night at 3:00 AM

NewscastsEdit

Unlike other Independent stations, WBNE airs newscasts, all day. As a Independent station, WBNE airs the news at 10:00 PM & their morning newscast from 4:00-10:00 AM & also airs newscasts at 11:00 AM, Noon, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 & 11:00 PM. On June 4th 2005, WBNE 4 became the 1st station in Boston to broadcast news in HD. WBNE's NewsCenter 4 also provides it's news content to Regional NewsChannel, NECNC.

On August 18th 2010, the station changed it's newscast branding for the first time in 20 years, from "WBNE 4 News" to "NewsCenter 4". The station says it's a new step towards the station's tradition to local news. The only changes along with the newscast branding change was the addition to a half-hour 4:30 AM newscast, added to the morning news that debuted on the same day & a 11:00 AM newscast, even though the Noon newscast was kept. On Christmas Day (December 25th, 2010) WBNE 4 expanded their This Morning Weekend newscast by an hour, starting it earlier at 6:00 AM. On April 18th 2011, WBNE 4 expanded their This Morning Weekday newscast by a 1/2-hour, starting it earlier at 4:00 AM. On October 15th 2011, WBNE 4 added a weekend half-hour newscast at Noon.

  • Weekdays:
    • NewsCenter 4 This Morning Weekdays from 4:00-10:00 AM
    • NewsCenter 4 at Midday Weekdays from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    • NewsCenter 4 at Noon Weekdays from 12:00-1:00 PM
    • NewsCenter 4 at 4:00 Weekdays from 4:00-5:00 PM
    • NewsCenter 4 at 5:00 Weekdays from 5:00-6:00 PM
    • NewsCenter 4 at 6:00 Weeknights from 6:00-7:00 PM
    • NewsCenter 4 at 7:00 Weeknights from 7:00-8:00 PM
    • NewsCenter 4 at 10:00 Weeknights from 10:00-11:00 PM
    • NewsCenter 4 at 11:00 Weeknights from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM
  • Weekends:
    • NewsCenter 4 This Morning Weekends from 6:00-10:00 AM
    • NewsCenter 4 at Noon Weekends from 12:00-12:30 PM
    • NewsCenter 4 at 5:00 Weekends from 5:00-6:00 PM
    • NewsCenter 4 at 6:00 Weekends from 6:00-7:00 PM
    • NewsCenter 4 at 10:00 Weekends from 10:00-11:00 PM
    • NewsCenter 4 at 11:00 Weekends from 11:00 PM-12:00 PM

News/Station PresentationEdit

News MusicEdit

  • WBNE 1952 News Theme (1952-1958)
  • WBNE 1958 News Theme (1958-1965)
  • WMFL 1965 News Theme (1966-1972)
  • WBNE 1972 News Theme (1972-1977)
  • Move Closer To Your World (1977-1980) (Mayoham Music)
  • KMOL 1979 News Theme (1980-1984)
  • Hello News (1984-1993) (Gari Communications)
  • Signature (1993-1996) (Stephen Arnold Music)
  • Counterpoint (1996-2003) (Stephen Arnold Music)
  • Image News - WROC Version (2003-2006) (Gari Communications)
  • Pinnacle (2006-2007) (Stephen Arnold Music)
  • Pride Collection (2007-Present) (In The Groove Music)

Newscast BrandingsEdit

  • WBNE-New England Television News (1952-1959)
  • WBNE-TV News (1959-1965)
  • WBNE News: The xx:00 Report / The Morning Report (1965-1982)
  • News 4 New England (1982-1990)
  • WBNE 4 News (1990-2010)
  • NewsCenter 4 (2010-Present)

RadioEdit

  • NewsCenter 4's "WeatherCenter 4 HD" & "TrafficCenter 4 HD" (powered by Beat the Traffic) Updates can be heard on NewsRadio 1030 WBNE as "NewsRadio 1030 WBNE Weather & Traffic Together on the 3's"

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