A low-power television station, with 10 channels of digital video and audio programming, has signed on the air in Windham, N.Y. WYBN is owned by Cable Ad Net New York, a producer of cable advertising. The 15 kw station will reach over-the-air viewers in the Albany-Troy-Schenectady market, as well as an area stretching from Saugerties to Cobleskill. It also will be a “must carry” on several small cable systems in Columbia and Greene counties.
Local online media is booming in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy, N.Y., marketplace — the region clocks in as the nation’s second-fastest growing online ad market — with a large stable of newspaper and TV sites ready to feed the area’s politics-crazy audience.
Andrew Alfond is the new GM at Young Broadcasting’s ABc affiliate in Albany, N.Y. He succeeds Mike Sechrist, who has been interim GM for almost two years.