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WKTV Transitions Local News To HD

DMA 172

WKTV Utica, NY, Lands CBS Affiliation

Utica, N.Y., viewers are about to have their own CBS affiliate for the first time in more than 50 years. Heartland Media, owners of NBC affiliate WKTV, will add CBS to its lineup of subchannels on ch. 2.2 beginning next month. It also offers The CW on ch. 2.3 and MeTV on ch. 2.4.

MeTV Adds 5 Affils, Passes 92% Coverage

The classic TV diginet signs affiliates in Dayton, Ohio; Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, Mich.; Eugene, Ore.; Bakersfield, Calif.; and Utica, N.Y.

DMA 171 (UTICA, NY)

Jeremy Ryan Named WKTV News Director

He will take over the post at the Utica, N.Y., NBC affiliate from Steve McMurray, who is now VP-GM.

DMA 171 (UTICA, NY)

Bob Prather Buying WKTV For $16 Million

The former president-COO of Gray Television has filed with the FCC to purchase the NBC affiliate in Utica, N.Y., from Smith Media

DMA 172 (UTICA, NY)

WKTV Raises $187,000+ For Flood Victims

The money generated by Wednesday’s telethon broadcast by the Smith Media NBC affiliate in Utica, N.Y., and local radio stations will benefit area residents and businesses affected by recent flooding.

DMA 172 (UTICA, NY)

Bill Worden Signs Off Of WKTV For Last Time

WKTV Announces Changes To Anchor Lineup

Following the retirement announcement of long-time news anchor Bill Worden, Smith Media NBC affiliate WKTV Utica, N.Y. (DMA 172), has announced its new anchor lineup, taking effect later this month, according to WKTV Station Manager-News Director Steve McMurray. Don Shipman, anchor of NewsChannel 2 at Daybreak and NewsChannel 2 at Sunrise, will become the new […]

DMA 172 (UTICA, NY)

WKTV Anchor Bill Worden Retiring, Joins Band

DMA 172 (UTICA, NY)

WKTV Anchor Bill Worden Announces Retirement

Bill Worden, longtime anchor at Smith Media’s NBC affiliate WKTV Utica, N.Y. (DMA 172), announced his retirement Thursday. Worden has been in the 6 and 11p.m. anchor chair since 1977. “I treasure my years with WKTV and the people I’ve been honored to work with, including some of the original members of the station, who […]

DMA 172

Tom Coyne Out At WKTV Utica After 17 Years