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Contents

1949–1954 1954–1956 1956–1962 1962–1967 1967–1971 1971–1974 1974–1978
1949–1954 1954–1956 1956–1962 1962–1967 1967–1971 1971–1974 1974–1978
1978–1986 1986–1989 1989–1990 1990–1998 1998–2000 2000–2009
1978–1986 1986–1989 1989–1990 1990–1998 1998–2000 2000–2009

WHAM-TV

1949–1954

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Originally signed on the air on June 11, 1949, as WHAM-TV, an NBC affiliate on VHF channel 6 and was owned originally by Stromberg-Carlson, a telephone equipment manufacturer, along with WHAM radio.

1954–1956

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WHAM-TV moved to channel 5 on July 24, 1954, as part of a revision of upstate New York's VHF allotments resulting from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)'s Sixth Report and Order of 1952. However, WHAM-TV on channel 5 dealt with interference issues from CBLT, a CBC Television station from Toronto, after that station moved from its original VHF channel 9 allocation to channel 6 in 1956. CBLT was replaced on channel 9 by CFTO-TV in 1960, and that channel relocation would later play an indirect role in the station's second frequency shift, eight years later.

WROC-TV

1956–1962

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Stromberg-Carlson merged with General Dynamics in 1955. General Dynamics was not interested in owning broadcast outlets, and put the WHAM radio and television outlets on the market. In 1956, WHAM-TV was sold to Transcontinent Broadcasting, which owned WGR radio and WGR-TV in Buffalo; the new owners changed the call letters to the current WROC-TV. In 1961, Transcontinent sold the station to the Veterans Broadcasting Company, which subsequently sold its half of what is today WHEC-TV (VHF channel 10) to the Gannett Company, then-based in Rochester (now in McLean, Virginia).

1962–1967

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Veterans Broadcasting was merged into Rust Craft Broadcasting in February 1965.

1967–1971

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1971–1974

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1974–1978

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1978–1986

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The "ei8ht" logo used here appears to be influenced by the logo used by WJW from 1966-77 (and briefly revived in modified version from 1995–1996). Rust Craft sold its television unit to Ziff Davis in 1979. WROC-TV and sister stations in Saginaw, Michigan, Augusta, Georgia and Steubenville, Ohio were spun-off to Television Station Partners LP, a group composed of Ziff Davis's broadcast executives, in 1983.

1986–1989

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1989–1990

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On August 13, 1989, after 40 years with NBC (which was intolerant of preemptions, including channel 8's poor performance), channel 8 swapped network affiliations with WHEC-TV and became a CBS affiliate.

1990–1998

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elevision Station Partners sold channel 8, along with the Saginaw and Steubenville outlets, to Smith Broadcasting in 1996.

1998–2000

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Current owner Nexstar Media Group (then-known as Nexstar Broadcasting Group) purchased channel 8 in 1999.

2000–2009

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2009–present

2009–2012

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2012–present

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