30 Rockefeller Plaza

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30 Rockefeller Plaza is an American Art Deco skyscraper that forms the centerpiece of Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Formerly called the RCA Building from 1933 to 1988, and later the GE Building from 1988 to 2015, it was renamed the Comcast Building in 2015, following the transfer of ownership to new corporate owner Comcast. Its name is often shortened to 30 Rock. The building is best known for housing the headquarters and New York studios of television network NBC, as well as the Rainbow Room restaurant. At 850 ft high, the 66-story building is the 22nd tallest in New York City and the 47th tallest in the United States.


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On November 1, 2009, The New York Times reported Comcast had moved closer to a deal to purchase NBC Universal and that a formal announcement could be made sometime the following week. Following a tentative agreement on December 1, the parties announced that Comcast would buy a controlling 51% stake in NBCUniversal for $6.5 billion in cash and $7.3 billion in programming on December 3. GE would take over the remaining 49% stake in NBC Universal, using $5.8 billion to buy out Vivendi's 20% minority stake in NBC Universal. On January 18, 2011, the FCC approved the deal by a vote of 4 to 1. The sale was completed on January 28, 2011.

NBC Nightly News

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NBC Nightly News (titled as NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt for its weeknight broadcasts since June 22, 2015) is the flagship daily evening television news program for NBC News, the news division of the NBC television network in the United States. First aired on August 3, 1970, the program is currently the most watched network newscast in the United States, with an average of 9.3 million viewers, just a few thousand more than its nearest rival, ABC's World News Tonight. NBC Nightly News is produced from Studio 3C at NBC Studios at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City.

Television network

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AT&T laid the first L-carrier coaxial cable between New York City and Philadelphia, with automatic signal booster stations every 10 mi, and in 1937 it experimented with transmitting televised motion pictures over the line. Bell Labs gave demonstrations of the New York–Philadelphia television link in 1940 and 1941. AT&T used the coaxial link to transmit the Republican National Convention in June 1940 from Philadelphia to New York City, where it was televised to a few hundred receivers over the NBC station W2XBS (which evolved into WNBC) as well as seen in Schenectady, New York via W2XB (which evolved into WRGB) via off-air relay from the New York station.


After 66 years, the long history of NBC radio in New York had come to an end. Due to the way the transfer was handled legally, WFAN still operates under WEAF/WRCA/WNBC's old license. The FCC recognizes that Emmis Communications changed the callsign of WNBC to WFAN; changed the station's format to sports radio; rebranded the station as SportsRadio 66 WFAN; and reassigned on- and off-air staff. In effect, this new WFAN (660 AM) licensed to New York City had become the successor to the previous WFAN (1050 AM) licensed to New York City.

The Tonight Show

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The Tonight Show is an American late-night talk show currently broadcast from the NBC Studios in Rockefeller Center in New York City, the show's original location (a tradition interrupted by decades of emanating from various studios in the Los Angeles region) and airing on NBC since 1954.

NBC Tower

The studios of NBC's former Chicago FM property, WKQX and its sister station WLUP are located in the NBC Tower. The design, by Adrian D. Smith of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, is considered one of the finest reproductions of the Art Deco style. It was inspired by 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, which is NBC's global headquarters. The tower is further enhanced by the use of limestone piers and recessed tinted glass with granite spandrels. The building takes additional cues from the nearby landmark Tribune Tower with the use of flying buttresses. A 130 ft broadcast tower and spire tops the skyscraper.


This series is considered to be the NBC Television Network's first regularly scheduled program. On May 8, 1945, WNBT broadcast hours of news coverage on the end of World War II in Europe, and remotes from around New York City. This event was pre-promoted by NBC with a direct-mail card sent to television set owners in the New York City area. At one point, a WNBT camera placed atop the marquee of the Astor Hotel in New York City panned the crowd below celebrating the end of the war in Europe. The vivid coverage was a prelude to television's rapid growth after the war ended.

Westwood One (1976–2011)

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The CBS Radio news and sports broadcasts (the latter specifically branded as "from Westwood One") were distributed from the CBS/Westwood One Master Control at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City. Westwood One also provided alternate feeds of NFL football games to Sirius Satellite Radio. Westwood One expanded into digital media with the hiring of radio veteran Gary Krantz in 2006; Krantz remained with the company until March 2008. On May 4, 2007, the New York Post reported that Westwood One had retained investment bank UBS to seek potential buyers for the network.


The earlier network operations were reorganized as the National Broadcasting Company (NBC), with the primary network, now known as the NBC Red Network, originating from WEAF. A second network, known as the NBC Blue Network, with WJZ as the originating station, debuted on January 1, 1927. (The WJY sister station was quietly discontinued at this time.) In October 1927, WJZ moved into NBC studios still under construction at 711 Fifth Avenue. A month later, WEAF joined WJZ, and both were together under one roof. On November 11, 1928, as part of a general station reassignment produced by the Federal Radio Commission's General Order 40, WJZ moved to 760 kHz.

Logo of NBC

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A network identification featuring this logo includes a male announcer saying "This is NBC, the National Broadcasting Company", followed by the NBC chimes. On the network's flagship television station WNBT (now WNBC), this was accompanied by the same announcer saying "WNBT, New York". At the beginning of telecasts, a card was shown with a different NBC logo with the letters in cursive and enclosed in a rectangle (a logo also used at the end of broadcasts in the early 1950s). This was replaced by another card depicting an NBC cameraman operating an RCA camera was shown underneath the text "NBC Television Presents".

AT&T Corporation

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The project was formally incorporated in New York State as a separate company named American Telephone and Telegraph Company on March 3, 1885. Originating in New York, its long-distance telephone network reached Chicago, Illinois, in 1892, with its multitudes of local exchanges continuing to stretch further and further yearly, eventually creating a continent-wide telephone system.

Network affiliate

As such, networks tend to have O&Os only in the largest media markets (such as New York City and Los Angeles), and rely on affiliates to carry their programming in other markets. However, even the largest markets may have network affiliates in lieu of O&Os. For instance, Tribune Broadcasting's WPIX serves as the New York City affiliate of The CW, which does not have an O&O in that market. On the other hand, several other television stations in the same market – WABC-TV (ABC), WCBS-TV (CBS), WNBC (NBC), WNJU (Telemundo), WNYW (Fox), WWOR-TV (MyNetworkTV), WPXN-TV (Ion Television), WXTV-DT (Univision) and WFUT-DT (UniMás) – are O&Os.

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WMCA (570 AM, "The Mission") is an AM radio station in New York City, owned by Salem Media Group and broadcasting with a Christian radio format consisting of teaching and talk programs. The station's studios are in Lower Manhattan and are shared with co-owned WNYM (970 AM). WMCA's transmitter is located along Belleville Turnpike in Kearny, New Jersey. The station's daytime coverage includes New York City and portions of Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley in New York State, as well as parts of New Jersey and Connecticut. WMCA's programming is also broadcast on a 250 watt FM translator, W272DX (102.3 MHz), from a tower in Clifton, New Jersey.


Warner Wolf (formerly at WABC in New York City). Phil Wood (WRC Sports and WTEM - currently at MASN). John Thompson. The Great 98. The Great 98. The Great 98.

Amahl and the Night Visitors

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It was commissioned by NBC and first performed by the NBC Opera Theatre on December 24, 1951, in New York City at NBC studio 8H in Rockefeller Center, where it was broadcast live on television from that venue as the debut production of the Hallmark Hall of Fame. It was the first opera specifically composed for television in America. Menotti was commissioned by Peter Herman Adler, director of NBC's new opera programming, to write the first opera for television. The composer had trouble settling on a subject for the opera, but took his inspiration from Hieronymus Bosch's The Adoration of the Magi hanging in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Henry Morgan (humorist)

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Notwithstanding, Morgan enjoyed a last laugh of a sort: ABC had been founded by Life Savers chief Edward Noble—who had bought and renamed NBC Blue as ABC, after NBC was forced to sell the Blue Network following a federal anti-trust ruling. The Henry Morgan Show received a Peabody Award Special Citation of honor for 1946. ABC afforded Morgan his first exposure on television as host of a low-key variety series, On The Corner, produced at affiliate station WFIL-TV in Philadelphia (ABC's New York station and production center was still under construction) and aired on the fledgling TV network as a summer series in 1948.

Bloomberg Television

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It is headquartered in New York City, with European headquarters in London and Asian headquarters in Hong Kong. Most of the channels listed are not directly operated by Bloomberg, but are operated by local companies who franchise the Bloomberg brand and may take some of its English-language programming. Bloomberg Myanmar (Coming Soon) Bloomberg's U.S. broadcasts are headed by Justin Smith, the CEO of Bloomberg Media Group. Smith replaced Andy Lack, who eventually returned to NBC News. The network also provided funding and studio facilities for the nightly PBS/WNET program Charlie Rose.


Max Gomez – now with WCBS-TV in New York City. Mark Haines – most recently with CNBC, died in 2011. Trudy Haynes (now host of her online show called The Trudy Haynes Show). Marc Howard – retired. Calvin Hughes – now with WPLG in Miami. Walt Hunter – retired. Jack Jones (deceased). Larry Kane – retired. Ernie Kovacs. Bill Kuster – later with KUSA in Denver. Maria LaRosa – now at WNBC in New York City. Alycia Lane – recently at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles. Matt Lauer – was co-host of NBC's Today Show until November 29, 2017. Judy Lee. Siani Lee (deceased). Oren Liebermann (CNN International). Robin Mackintosh – retired. Larry Mendte – now with WABC-AM in New York.

David Sarnoff

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These telecasts were seen only in New York City and the immediate vicinity, since NBC television had only one station at the time, W2XBS Channel 1, now WNBC Channel 4. The broadcast was seen by an estimated 1,000 viewers from the roughly 200 televisions sets which existed in the New York City area at the time. The standard approved by the National Television System Committee (the NTSC) in 1941 differed from RCA's standard, but RCA quickly became the market leader of manufactured sets and NBC became the first television network in the United States, connecting their New York City station to stations in Philadelphia and Schenectady for occasional programs in the early 1940s.

CBS Radio

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New York, Chicago and Houston had Jack FM stations, too; the New York City station, WCBS-FM has reverted to its traditional oldies format, and Jack (which had been renamed ToNY) was carried on its HD2 subchannel. CBS Radio was the largest broadcaster of local Major League Baseball broadcasts. In 2005 and 2007 respectively, CBS dropped the St. Louis Cardinals from KMOX and the Pittsburgh Pirates from KDKA, ending two long relationships between the teams and their flagship stations.

Schenectady, New York

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Joseph Christopher Yates (1768–1837), governor of New York. Clifton Young (1917–1951), actor. The Fonda, Johnstown, and Gloversville RR: The Sacandaga Route to the Adirondacks. Randy Decker, Arcadia Publishing. Our Railroad: The Fonda, Johnstown, and Gloversville RR 1867 to 1893. Paul Larner, St. Albans, VT. The Steam Locomotive in America. Alfred W. Bruce, 1952, Bonanza Books division of Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, NY. Yates, Austin A. Schenectady County, New York: Its History to the Close of the Nineteenth Century, New York: New York History Company, 1902, full scanned text online at Allen Public Library, at Internet Archive. City of Schenectady (official website).


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A week later, on June 28, 2016, starting with the 11:00 a.m. newscast, WMAQ became the fifth NBC-owned station to begin using the "Look N" graphics package in its entirety. The graphics package was first adopted by sister stations WNBC in New York City (the first station to use this package, on June 11, 2016), WVIT in Hartford, WTVJ in Miami/Fort Lauderdale, and KXAS-TV in Dallas/Fort Worth. In addition, the news opens were updated, with the "NBC 5 Chicago" branding, instead of NBC 5 News Today (morning newscasts will also use the "NBC 5 Chicago" branding during Today news cut-ins) or NBC 5 News (other newscasts) in some opens.

Truth or Consequences

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The show premiered on NBC Radio in March 23, 1940, and was an instant hit with listeners. Truth or Consequences was the first game show to air on broadcast television, airing as a one-time experiment on the first day of New York station WNBT's commercial program schedule on July 1, 1941. However, the series did not appear on TV again until 1950, when the medium had caught on commercially. In the 1949, Hot Springs, N.M. agreed to host a radio episode in exchange for changing its name to Truth or Consequences. It continues to use that name today. The program originated as a prime time series, airing on CBS from Sept. 7, 1950, to May 31, 1951, hosted by Edwards.