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Rochester Duopoly WHAM Plans to Launch 10 p.m. Newscast on Digital Subchannel, CW-Affiliate

WHAM in Rochester, NY announced on Monday that it will launch a new half-hour newscast beginning January 1.  The new 10 p.m. newscast will be broadcast on WHAM-DT2, the ABC-affiliate’s digital sub-channel and local CW-affiliate.

The newscast will include the usual mix of local news, weather, and sports and the Newport Television-owned duopoly plans to have it air seven days a week.

“We are extremely excited to expand our news product, and give the people of Rochester a convenient alternative to the late news,” said Chuck Samuels, WHAM’s vice president and general manager. “We have a commitment to this community to be the leaders in local news and weather.”

WHAM-DT2 was launched in 2000 as a cable-only WB-affiliate known as WRWB.  WHAM acquired the station from Time Warner  in 2006 following the launch of the CW network.

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