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WSBC-TV
Rockville
Branding SBN 4
Slogan Rockville's News Station
Channels

Digital: 4 (VHF)

Affiliations Independent/SBN TV Network
Owner WSBC Television
Licensee WSBC Corporation
Founded May 13th, 1948
Call letters' meaning Sim BroadCasting TV Network
Sister stations(s) WSBC-AM 980, WSBC-FM 97.5, WSBT-FM 100.3, WSTR-AM 910, WSNT-AM 1140 & WWRO-AM 850

WSBC-TV, Ch. 4 is a independent TV station for Rockville, licensed to Rockville. It's transmitter is located near the WSBC-TV studios in Rockville. Owned by WSBC Corporation, the station has studios on 45th Avenue in Rockville

DTVEdit

The station's DT channel is multiplexed:

Channel Programming
4.1 main WSBC programming / SBN 4 HD
4.2 SBN 4 Weather & Traffic 24/7 (part of The Local AccuWeather Channel)
4.3 SBN Weather Channel
4.4 Audio simulcast of 980 News
4.5 Audio simulcast of TrafficRadio 100.3 WSBT

Analog-to-DT conversion Edit

After the DTV transition, which took place on June 17th 2009, WSBC moved it's DT broadcasts back to it's present analog channel number, 4

News/Station PresentationEdit

Newscast TitlesEdit

  • WSBC-Television News/Newsreel (1948-1956)
  • WSBC-TV News (1956-1968)
  • SBN 4 Eyewitness News (1968-1973)
  • NewsCenter 4 (1973-1979)
  • News 4 Rockville (1980-1990) (related to WNBC in New York when they used "News 4 New York" from 1980-1995)
  • NewsChannel 4 (1990-1993)
  • SBN 4 Action News (1993-1995)
  • SBN 4 News (1995-2008)
  • SBN 4 Eyewitness News (2008-2009)
  • Rockville's Eyewitness News (2009-Present)

Newscast MusicEdit

  • "WSBC 1950 News Theme" 1950-1960
  • "WSBC 1960 News Theme" 1960-1965
  • "WSBC 1965 News Theme" 1965-1970
  • "WTVJ 1970 News Theme" 1970-1975
  • "Move Closer To Your World" 1975-1980 (Mayoham Music)
  • "Hello News" 1980-1995 (Gari Communications)
  • "Signature" 1995-2000 (Stephen Arnold Music)
  • "Image News - WROC Version" 2000-2002 (Gari Communications)
  • "Fusion" 2002-2004 (Stephen Arnold Music)
  • "U-Phonix" 2004-2006 (Stephen Arnold Music)
  • "Pinnacle" 2006-2008 (Stephen Arnold Music)
  • "Move Closer To Your World-esque Theme" 2008-Present (Cliff Schwarz)

Voiceover HistoryEdit

  • Wally Parker: 1967-1970
  • Ernie Anderson: 1970-1985
  • Alan Bleviss: 1985-1990
  • Vic Caroli: 1990-1993
  • Scott Chapin: 1993-1995
  • Beau Weaver: 1995-1995
  • Charlie Van Dyke: 1995-2008
  • Beau Weaver: 2008
  • Charlie Van Dyke: 2008-Present

SBN 4's NewscastsEdit

WeekdaysEdit

  • Rockville's Eyewitness News This Morning: 5:00-10:00 AM
  • Rockville's Eyewitness News at Midday: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
  • Rockville's Eyewitness News at 4:00: 4:00-5:00 PM
  • Rockville's Eyewitness News at 5:00: 5:00-5:30 PM
  • Rockville's Eyewitness News at 5:30: 5:30-6:00 PM
  • Rockville's Eyewitness News at 6:00: 6:00-7:00 PM
  • Rockville's Eyewitness News at 10:00: 10:00-11:00 PM
  • Rockville's Eyewitness News at 11:00: 11:00 PM-12:00 AM

WeekendsEdit

  • Rockville's Eyewitness News This Morning Weekend: 5:00-9:00 AM
  • Rockville's Eyewitness News Morning Brief: 10:00-11:00 AM
  • Rockville's Eyewitness News at Midday Weekend: 12:00-1:00 PM
  • Rockville's Eyewitness News Afternoon Brief: 2:00-3:00 PM
  • Rockville's Eyewitness News at 5:00 Weekend: 5:00-6:00 PM
  • Rockville's Eyewitness News at 7:00 Weekend: 7:00-8:00 PM
  • Rockville's Eyewitness News at 9:00 Weekend: 9:00-10:00 PM
  • Rockville's Eyewitness News at 11:00 Weekend: 11:00 PM-12:00 AM

SBN TV Network's NewscastsEdit

WeekdaysEdit

  • SBN Morning News: 10:00-11:00 AM
  • SBN News Brief: 3:00-4:00 PM
  • SBN Nightly News: 7:00-8:00 PM
  • SBN Nightly News Brief: 9:00-10:00 PM

WeekendsEdit

  • SBN Morning News Weekend: 9:00-10:00 AM
  • SBN News Weekend Brief: 4:00-5:00 PM
  • SBN Nightly News Weekend: 6:00-7:00 PM
  • SBN Nightly News Weekend Brief: 10:00-11:00 PM

Former StaffEdit

AnchorsEdit

  • Steven Roberts 1980-1995 Morning/Noon Anchor
  • Hendry Faulding 1995-2004 Morning/Noon Anchor
  • Liz Varon 1980-2004 Morning/Noon Anchor
  • Shaun Riff 1991-2004 Weekday Evening Anchor
  • Mary Rivera 1994-2004 Weekday Evening Anchor
  • Tom Saywer 1984-1999 Weekend Evening Anchor

MeterologistsEdit

  • Steven Roberts 1980-1995 Chief Meteorologist
  • Michael Fields 1989-2000 Morning/Noon Meterologist
  • Hendry Faulding 1995-2004 Chief Meterologist

ReportersEdit

  • Tanya Cohen 1994-2002 General Assignment Reporter
  • Tom Saywer 1984-1999 General Assignment Reporter
  • Jason Evers 1980-2004 Traffic Reporter/Sky 4 Pilot
  • Kimberly Smith 1998-2001 General Assignment Reporter
  • Evan Ritter 1997-2004 General Assignment Reporter

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