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WNY-TV
New York City, New York
Branding Channel 7 (general)
Channel 7 Eyewitness News (newscasts)
Slogan New York's News Station
Channels

Digital: 7 (VHF)

Subchannels 7.1 Channel 7 HD
7.2 Eyewitness News NOW
Affiliations Independent
Owner WMFL Corporation
Licensee WMFL Television
Founded 1950
First air date June 2nd, 1950
Call letters' meaning New York City
Sister stations(s) WNY-AM 660, 102.7 WNY-FM, WNEW-AM 1130 & 101.1 WNEW-FM

WNY-TV is a TV station in New York City, broadcasting as a Independent station on DT ch. 7. It's transmitter is located in the Empire State Building. The station is currently owned by WMFL Corporation

HistoryEdit

WNY-TV signed on June 2nd, 1950. It was New York's 1st TV station. WNY-TV signed on as a Independent station & still runs as a Independent station, today. WNY-TV is owned by WMFL Corporation which also owns SportsRadio 66 WNY, NewsRadio 102.7 WNY, NewsRadio 1130 WNEW & SportsRadio 101.1 WNEW

DTVEdit

Digital subchannels

Channel Video Aspect Programming
7.1 1080i 16:9 main WNY programming / Channel 7 HD
7.2 1080i 16:9 Eyewitness News NOW

On June 12th 2009, WNY-TV remained on ch. 7 when the analog to DT conversion was complete

ProgrammingEdit

Programming on WNY-TVEdit

  • The Dr. Oz Show Weekdays at 10:00 AM (Syndicated)
  • The Doctors Weekdays at 1:00 PM (Syndicated)
  • The Nate Berkus Show Weekdays at 2:00 PM (Syndicated)
  • That '70s Show (2 episodes) Weekdays at 3:00 PM
  • The Roland Ortega Show Weeknights at 8:00 PM (Syndicated to most WMFL Corporation-owned TV stations from WMFL-TV 6 in Miami)
  • The Simpsons (2 episodes) Every Night at 12:00 AM
  • Family Guy (2 episodes) Every Night at 1:00 AM

Newscast Repeats on WNY-TVEdit

  • Channel 7 Eyewitness News at 10:00 Every Night at 2:00 AM
  • Channel 7 Eyewitness News at 11:00 Every Night at 3:00 AM

NewscastsEdit

WNY-TV is best known for popularizing the Eyewitness News format, in which reporters present their stories directly to the viewers. WNY-TV started the format in 1960.

WNY-TV has been the ratings leader in New York since 1960 & has grown to become 1 of the most watched broadcast TV stations in the United States.

WNY-TV's news department is respected for it's straight-forward presentation (especially during BREAKING NEWS). Since December of 1986, the 4:00 PM Eyewitness News lead-in has been The Oprah Winfrey Show at 3:00 PM & it's strong ratings helps the 4:00 PM newscast.

WNY-TV cooperates with sister station WPHY-TV in Philadelphia, the popularizer of the Action News format, in the production & the broadcast of statewide New Jersey political debates. When the 2 stations broadcast a statewide office debate, such as for governor or U.S. Senate, they will pool resources & have anchors or reporters from both stations participate in the debate. Additionally, the 2 stations cooperate in coverage of news from New Jersey where their markets overlap, sharing reporters, LIVE trucks & helicopters.

Unlike other Independent stations, WNY-TV airs newscasts, all day. As a Independent station, WNY-TV 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 2nd 2004, WNY-TV became the 1st station in New York to broadcast news in HD. On March 13th 2010, WNY-TV started broadcasting it's news in a 1080i HD format. On February 25th 2011, WNY-TV expanded their This Morning Weekend newscast by an hour, extending it till 10:00 AM. On April 18th 2011, WNY-TV expanded their This Morning Weekday newscast by a 1/2-hour, starting it earlier at 4:00 AM. On October 15th 2011, WNY-TV added a weekend hour newscast at Noon.

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

News/Station PresentationEdit

News MusicEdit

  • WNY-TV 1950 News Theme (1950-1959)
  • WNY-TV 1959 News Theme (1959-1965)
  • WMFL 1965 News Theme (1965-1968)
  • Cool Hand Luke: The Tar Sequence (1968-1984) (Lalo Schifrin)
  • News Series 2000 (1984-1993) (Gari Communications)
  • Eyewitness News (1993-Present) (Gari Communications)

Newscast BrandingsEdit

  • WNY-Television News (1950-1956)
  • WNY-TV News (1956-1960)
  • Channel 7 Eyewitness News (1960-Present)

RadioEdit

  • Channel 7 Eyewitness News' "AccuWeather" & "Beat the Traffic" Updates can be heard on NewsRadio 102.7 WNY

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