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Contents

1954–1958 1958–1959 1959–1962 1962–1966 1966–1970 1970–1973
1954–1958 1958–1959 1959–1962 1962–1966 1966–1970 1970–1973
1973–1975 1975–1977 1977–1979 1979–1981 1981–1988 1988–1991
1973–1975 1975–1977 1977–1979 1979–1981 1981–1988 1988–1991
1991–1994 1994–1997 1997–2008 2008–present
1991–1994 1994–1997 1997–2008 2008–present

WTRI

1954–1958

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Originally signed on the air on February 17, 1954 as WTRI, a CBS affiliate licensed to Troy on UHF channel 35. The station was co-owned by Van Curler Broadcasting, a unit of the Stanley Warner Theaters chain, and Troy Broadcasting Company, owner of WTRY radio (AM 980, now WOFX). The station lost its CBS affiliation to Albany's WROW-TV (UHF channel 41, now WTEN on VHF channel 10) in January 1955.

WAST

1958–1959

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In 1958, Van Curler sought Federal Communications Commission (FCC) permission to move the license to Albany, on VHF channel 13. By this time, the market had expanded to cover not only east-central New York, but also large swaths of southwestern Vermont and western Massachusetts. Not only is this market one of the largest east of the Mississippi River, but much of it is very mountainous. UHF stations have never covered large areas or rugged terrain very well. Van Curler thus jumped at a chance to move to the stronger VHF band. The FCC granted the request, and in December, the station took new call letters, WAST (for Albany, Schenectady, and Troy). Originally, the station had wanted to take the call sign WTAS (for Troy, Albany, and Schenectady) but the similarity of the letters TAS to the news agency of the Soviet Union (known as TASS) led to the use of WAST. As part of a dial realignment, WKTV in Utica moved from channel 13 to channel 2

1959–1962

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1962–1966

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1966–1970

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Van Curler sold WAST to Sonderling Broadcasting, a radio company based in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, Illinois in 1968.

1970–1973

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1973–1975

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1975–1979

1975–1977

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1977–1979

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While the same basic 1975 logo design was kept, on October 23, 1977, WAST and WTEN reversed their 1955 affiliation swap, returning channel 13 to CBS. In 1978, the original iteration of Viacom announced its purchase of Sonderling Broadcasting's holdings and made WAST the company's second television station (after WVIT in New Britain, Connecticut) when the sale was finalized two years later, in March 1980.

1979–1981

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WNYT

1981–1994

1981–1988

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On September 28, 1981, WAST became an NBC affiliate when CBS chose long-dominant WRGB (VHF channel 6), and coinciding with the network swap, became the current WNYT and gained a new logo.

1988–1991

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1991–1994

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An extra horizontal line was added to the '1' of the 1981 logo. Viacom purchased Paramount Pictures in 1994, and merged its five-station group (WHEC-TV in Rochester, WVIT in New Britain, Connecticut, KMOV in St. Louis, and KSLA in Shreveport, Louisiana) into the Paramount Stations Group.

1994–present

1994–1997

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After Paramount announced the formation of the United Paramount Network (UPN), which started operating on January 16, 1995, it also announced it would sell off all of its non-UPN stations. In June 1996, the Paramount Stations Group agreed to trade channels 10 and 13 to Saint Paul, Minnesota–based Hubbard Broadcasting in return for UPN affiliate WTOG (UHF channel 44) in St. Petersburg, Florida.

1997–2008

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2008–present

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