Category: Utica TV

News items related to the Utica TV market. Counties: Herkimer, Oneida-East, Otsego.

POTW: Eyewitness News HD Debut (2011)

UTICA -- When we asked local broadcasters for their reflections on the past decade as part of's 10th anniversary earlier this year, many said the "biggest" story of the decade was consolidation -- which usually means job cuts.  But it's a refreshing sign of a recovery this week, as a television newsroom in Utica […]

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Vic Vetters Leaving WKTV for Providence

UTICA -- After 17 years in key leadership roles at NBC affiliate WKTV, Vic Vetters is moving on. According to one national industry news site, Vetters has been named to the General Manager post at NBC affiliate WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island. He officially starts the new job October 3.

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Newscasts Return to WUTR and WFXV Today

UTICA -- After several years without any local newscasts, Eyewitness News HD is set to debut on ABC affiliate WUTR and Fox affiliate WFXV today. As of this writing, that first newscast is one hour away. Traditionally, newscasts on WUTR have struggled to compete with longtime market leader WKTV, but today's launch has the support […]

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WVVC Gets FCC Nod for New TV Channel

UTICA -- Northeast Gospel Broadcasting's 88.1FM (WVVC/Dolgeville) has a new sister. Low-power digital TV station WVVC-LP just cleared the FCC's hurdle for final approval to broadcast on channel 33, licensed to Utica. And before you ask... no, WVVC-LP doesn't interfere with the long-running WFXV, which brands itself as "Fox 33."

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Regis to Retire From Live! in November

NEW YORK CITY -- The countdown is on to Regis Philbin's final broadcast, capping off nearly 30 years of co-hosting the show currently known as Live! With Regis and Kelly.  During yesterday's show, Philbin, who recently turned 80, announced his last day on the syndicated morning gabfest will be Friday, November 18.

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"Fairness Doctrine" Among 80+ Outdated Rules Killed by FCC

WASHINGTON, DC -- As of today, the Fairness Doctrine, an FCC policy which sparked plenty of debate in the 1980s and again in recent years, has been deleted from the FCC regulations.  Longtime residents of Central New York may remember that one of the biggest legal cases leading to the Fairness Doctrine's downfall, started right […]

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POTW: Radio/TV Chat in Utica (2011)

UTICA/ROME -- As reported here earlier this week, staffers at ABC affiliate WUTR and Fox affiliate WFXV are feverishly preparing for the September 12 launch of "Eyewitness News."  Aside from learning how to use all their spiffy new HD gear, reporters and anchors have been logging plenty of miles around the area, getting themselves familiar […]

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WUTR/WFXV Will Launch Local News in HD

Updated 5:10pm with much more info and a look at the studio. UTICA -- When local news returns to ABC affiliate WUTR following an eight-year hiatus, it'll be making a big splash. Station management today revealed that those newscasts -- on WUTR (Channel 20) and on Fox 33 (WFXV) -- will air in high-definition when […]

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Pat Bailey Leaves WKTV to Run Sports Bar

UTICA -- Today is WKTV reporter/anchor Pat Bailey's last day at the NBC affiliate.  Where's he headed next?  He's staying right in town to take a new job outside of broadcasting.  According to the station, Bailey will be running a new sports bar co-owned by recently-retired pro wrestler Matt Hamill.

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Former WKTV Anchorman Gets National Press

RICHMOND, VA -- Former WKTV anchorman Ryan Nobles recently got some national press, which in turn, is likely bringing more traffic to his blog. The popular political news website Politico recently named Nobles one of their top "50 Politicos to Watch."

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