Mark Searles (AMS/Sealed) - chief meteorologist; weeknights at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 7:00 and 11:00 p.m. Kelly Love - meteorologist; weekday mornings on, R.J. Heim - meteorologist; Saturdays at 7:00 and weekends at 6:00 and 11:00 p.m.; also fill-in, Kelly Bates (NWA/Sealed) - meteorologist; weekend mornings on, Frank Carpano - sports director; Saturdays-Wednesdays at 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. + Sat. A year earlier, the station moved its studios from the Outlet Building to a three-story modern production facility next door. Although the analog television shutdown originally scheduled for February 17, 2009 was postponed to June 12, WJAR made the transition as scheduled on February 17. Owned by Sinclair Broadcasting , the station shares studios on Kenney Drive in Cranston with ZGS Communications-owned Telemundo affiliate WRIW-CA . In January 2009, WJAR began broadcasting the Retro Television Network on its second digital channel and digital cable systems. As of April 2014 there isn't anybody assigned to the weekend night news! WLNE's newscast was put on hiatus in 2011. In its earliest days, WJAR's logo included a Rhode Island Red rooster, the state bird of Rhode Island. A modified version, used on newscasts starting in 2007, was designed and arranged similarly to other Media General station logos. WJAR, virtual channel 10 (UHF digital channel 25), branded on-air as NBC 10, is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Providence, Rhode Island, United States and also serving New Bedford, Massachusetts. WJAR replaced RTV with MeTV on September 26, 2011, as part of a groupwide affiliation agreement with Media General; the channel replaced RTV on some Media General-owned stations in other markets.[10]. The Downcity Bureau is on Dorrance Street in Downtown Providence. Three years later, Outlet Communications merged with NBC, making WJAR the second network-owned station in the market (CBS owned WPRI-TV for parts of 1995 and 1996 before it was forced to sell the station to Clear Channel Communications after CBS and Westinghouse merged due to a significant signal overlap with WBZ-TV). The news was first shared by his colleague at Rhode Island PBS and former NBC 10 reporter Michelle San Miguel. During the late 1950s, WJAR-TV was also briefly affiliated with the NTA Film Network. and Mon.-Wed. at 7:00 p.m.; also "NBC 10 Money Watcher". He passed away on Thursday after battling cancer. In September 1997, NBC came up with a three-way swap in which Fant exchanged WLWC and sister station WWHO in Columbus, Ohio to Paramount/Viacom for that group's NBC affiliate in Hartford, Connecticut, WVIT. When WJAR-DT2 switched to RTV, the show expanded to a half-hour and was renamed NBC 10 News 10 at 10 on RTV. In 2012, former WJAR meteorologist Dylan Dreyer became began doing weekend weather on Today. Here is a complete directory of nearly all available News Anchors in your town. It was owned by The Outlet Company, a department store chain headquartered in Providence, along with WJAR radio (AM 920, now WHJJ; and FM 95.5, now occupied by WLVO). The broadcast was dropped that September when the LMA with WLWC ended. Full Channel 190 In April 1997, WJAR began to operate primary WB and secondary UPN affiliate WLWC (which was owned by Fant Broadcasting) under a local marketing agreement (LMA). This had been in effect for the previous twenty years. For all intents and purposes, this undid the NBC-Outlet merger a decade earlier. WJAR initially carried programming from all four networks of the time (NBC, ABC, DuMont, and CBS), but has always been a primary NBC affiliate due to WJAR radio's long affiliation with NBC Radio. When WNET-TV went dark in 1956, WJAR shared ABC programming with WPRO-TV until WTEV (now WLNE-TV) signed on in 1963. The 36-year-old reporter … The network, during this time, pushed Fant to sell WLWC. The Trustoria Service Professional Directory provides you with all the professional records needed to get the best service provider for every need. Its news weeknights at 6 reached a reported 71,000 households which was an advantage of nearly 20,000 over nearest competitor WPRI. For the February and May 2010 Nielsen ratings period, this station was number one in all time slots. This can be attributed to being the oldest television channel in Rhode Island and a association early on with two well established radio stations. In weather segments, this data is presented in a forecasting system known as "Storm Team 10 VIPIR". Bill Rappleye, a long-time NBC 10 political reporter for NBC 10, has died. Former WJARinvestigative reporter Jim Taricanidied at his homein Rhode Island Friday. [citation needed]. Even by the time that station signed on, the future of the LMA was in doubt given the fact that NBC, which inherited the arrangement from Outlet, did not want to run stations outside their core owned-and-operated outlets. After that date, WJAR was able to enjoy a much larger coverage area, since the interference with WPIX had ended. WLNE will sometimes air news at that time on its 24-hour cable news station, "NewsChannel 5", whenever significant news events occur or programming delays the WNAC broadcast. This is despite recent significant format and personnel changes.For most of its history, WJAR has led the market with its top-rated newscasts. Meaghan Mooney left WJAR on November 24th, 2020, after working there for three years. The Downcity Bureau is on Dorrance Street in Downtown Providence. A new segment was added called "Flashback" which features vintage footage of past personnel. Rappleye left WJAR-10 in January 2020. However, it also airs on Saturday nights unlike the other channel's weeknight production. Category Archives: News Anchors and Reporters. Other notable alumni include current host of ABC News ' This Week Christiane Amanpour (formerly CNN Chief International Correspondent) and ESPN anchor Steve Berthiaume. NBC affiliate in Providence, Rhode Island, Television station in Massachusetts, United States, Reception may vary by location and some stations may only be viewable with, Previously, she was a culture and entertainment anchor and producer for. WJAR cameras perched on the neighboring rooftop captured the most dramatic footage. Comcast 750. It’s a bittersweet day for WJAR viewers, as Meaghan Mooney has bid farewell to NBC 10. Teams featured on OSN include the Pawtucket Red Sox, Providence Friars, Rhode Island Rams, and the Rhode Island Interscholastic League. Syndicated programming on WJAR includes: Extra, Rachael Ray,  and Ellen. As a result of the launch of OSN, Cox Sports (channels 3 and HD 1003) was removed from the lineup, with all programming being moved to OSN.[13]. (1990–1992, localized version of NBC ad campaign), "It`s A Whole New Channel 10" (1992-1993, localized version of NBC ad campaign), Barbara Morse Silva - weekday mornings on. 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WLNE's newscast was officially canceled in April 2011. The news was first reported by Michelle San Miguel, Rappleye's PBS colleugue and a former WJAR employee, as well. The deal was approved by the FCC on June 26. For many years in the 1970s, WJAR-TV broadcast men's basketball games of Providence College and the University of Rhode Island, with Chris Clark calling play-by-play. Owned by South Sound Broadcasting, Sinclair programs this station, as a simulcast of KOMO (AM). In June 2015, after being sold to Sinclair, they brought back the "Thank you for turning to 10" before opening their newscasts when the Sinclair graphics debuted. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 51 from a transmitter in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. On September 6, 2010, WJAR began airing the area's second newscast weeknights at 7 joining WLNE. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 51,[11] using PSIP to display the station's virtual channel as its former VHF analog channel 10. The broadcast was dropped that September when the LMA with WLWC ended. Even by the time that station signed on, the future of the LMA was in doubt given the fact that NBC, which inherited the arrangement from Outlet, did not want to run stations outside their core owned-and-operated outlets. In all four Nielsen ratings periods in 2016, the station was number one in all time slots. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. But she got her reporting start with Providence’s WJAR KidsWatch 10 newscast. The department store remained standing until 1986, when it burned to the ground in a spectacular fire. A local Rhode Island TV reporter was fired after her latest on-air antic — a handstand — apparently was too outlandish for station brass. TBD - Saturdays at 7:00 and weekends at 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. Usually on the weekends various sports reporters from WJAR and various WJAR general assignment reports anchor the Saturday and Sunday night newscasts. In 1952, after hearing about repeated instances of interference in Connecticut between WJAR-TV and New York City's WPIX (also on channel 11), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)'s Sixth Report and Order changed the television allocations for Providence and forced the station to move to channel 10, which it did in the spring of 1953. Prior to WJAR's purchase by NBC, it had included various versions of a different stylized "10" above the WJAR call letters. In the early 1970s, when PC was one of the top teams in the country (and the top college basketball team in New England), their home games at the newly opened Providence Civic Center were often sellouts, despite the fact that WJAR televised many of these home games live. Gene Valicenti and Patrice Wood former anchor weeknights at 6 and 11 PM. The second attempt has been airing on weeknights since October 1, 2007 when the station began producing NBC 10 News 10 at 10 on its NBC Weather Plus digital subchannel. PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Many people from Rhode Island know that if you ever come across a wild bear, you should imitate Julie Tremmel. In September 1997, NBC came up with a three-way swap in which Fant exchanged WLWC and sister station WWHO in Columbus, Ohio to Paramount / Viacom for that group's NBC affiliate in Hartford, Connecticut, WVIT. WJAR's studios are located on Kenney Drive in Cranston, Rhode Island (shared with Telemundo owned-and-operated station WYCN-LD), and its transmitter is located in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. Photos of the set as it was being built were posted on the station's Facebook page. WJAR broadcasts 37½ hours of locally produced newscasts each week (with six hours each weekday, 3½ hours on Saturdays and four hours on Sundays). In 2000, WJAR's news opens started off with "Thank you for turning to 10" before opening their newscasts. Fans of former Springfield WWLP-TV news reporter Julie Tremmel have taken to social media after her firing from a Providence station. Dick has been an award-winning newscaster, reporter, and news director at five stations. WJAR was one of four NBC O&Os in smaller markets that were put up for sale on January 9, 2006, along with stations in Columbus, Birmingham, Alabama, and Raleigh, North Carolina. It was expanded to one hour in January 1995, and was restructured as a conventional newscast. On April 6, 2006, NBC Universal and Media General announced that Media General would purchase WJAR as part of a $600 million four station deal between the two companies. A modified version, used on newscasts since 2007, is designed and arranged similarly to other Media General station logos. This allowed ShopNBC station WWDP to begin operation of its permanent digital facility on channel 10. Longtime WJAR Providence, R.I. (DMA 53), anchor Mario Hilario has been named co-anchor of the Sinclair station’s NBC 10 Sunrise newscast on weekdays, replacing the retiring Frank Coletta. Doug White, a news anchor for nearly three decades at WJAR-TV, died yesterday at his home in Warwick after a battle with cancer, the station announced. However, it was dropped in 2008. WJAR-TV signed on for the first time on July 10, 1949, broadcasting on channel 11. When WNET-TV went dark in 1956, WJAR shared ABC programming with WPRO-TV until WTEV (now WLNE-TV) signed on in 1963. WPRI-TV, virtual channel 12 (VHF digital channel 7), is a dual CBS/MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station licensed to Providence, Rhode Island, United States and also serving New Bedford, Massachusetts.The station is owned by Nexstar Media Group, which also operates dual Fox/CW affiliate WNAC-TV (channel 64) under a local marketing agreement (LMA) with owner … He was 69. The channel is exclusively available to Cox Cable subscribers on channel 5 and in high-definition on channel 1005. The stylized "10" was initially retained after the purchase, but with the NBC peacock attached to the right-hand side and the call letters removed. On two occasions, WJAR has produced a prime time newscast at 10. She joined the network in 2017 as a Lifestyle Reporter, Traffic Anchor, and fill-in Anchor. Meet the members of the 12 News Team on WPRI 12 and Fox Providence. WPRI is consistently in second place, while WLNE has usually been a distant third. Syndicated programming on WJAR includes Live with Kelly and Ryan (which delays the fourth hour of Today), Dateline, Extra, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show among others. OSN airs NBC 10 newscasts throughout the day and night, as well as Cox Sports programming, including live local high school and collegiate sports events. Helen Glover departs and is replaced by radio Veteran Ron St. Pierre, who only months earlier was let go by 630 WPRO. In 1952 after hearing about repeated instances of interference in Connecticut between WJAR and WPIX New York, the FCC changed the TV allcations for Providence, which mandated that WJAR move to Channel 10, which it did in the spring of 1953. In April 1993, the station's studios were moved to their current location in an industrial area of Cranston just south of Providence. Jun 20, 2006 #1 I was surfing around today and accidently found this. A new segment was added called "Flashback" which features vintage footage of past personnel. The station's digital signal is multiplexed: In January 2009, WJAR began broadcasting the Retro Television Network on its second digital channel and digital cable. The first began in April 1997 (entitled TV 28 News at 10) and was seen weeknights on WLWC in competition to the WPRI-produced show on Fox affiliate WNAC-TV. Vieira started out as a reporter on the station in the late-1970s while Lauer was co-host of WJAR's version of PM Magazine in the early-1980s. WJAR-TV hired Wood in 1980, first as a street reporter and then promoting her to evening news anchor with legendary journalist Doug White in 1982. [1] In 1954, WJAR-TV received national attention for its coverage of Hurricane Carol; newsreel films shot by WJAR cameramen of the storm and its aftermath not only appeared on the station, but also fed to CBS and NBC for use on their evening news programs. Because LIN already owned CBS affiliate WPRI and operates Fox affiliate WNAC-TV, and the two stations rank among the four highest-rated stations in the Providence market in total day viewership, the companies were required to sell either WJAR or WPRI-TV to another station owner in order to comply with FCC ownership rules as well as planned changes to those rules regarding same-market television stations which would prohibit sharing agreements; the grandfathered LMA involving WNAC was included in the sale but remained with WPRI-TV due to the grandfathered status. WJAR's redesigned website, which launched in early-December 2006, now credits Media General in its copyright notice and is no longer powered by Internet Broadcasting. WJAR is notable for having employed three Today Show personalities. The Southeastern Massachusetts Bureau is based at The Standard Times newsroom on Elm Street in New Bedford. Residents of Providence, Rhode Island relied on NBC 10’s Mooney for traffic updates. Thread starter Skynet74; Start date Jun 20, 2006; S. Skynet74 Well-known member. Despite being an primary NBC affiliate, WJAR only carried a little more than half of NBC's program schedule during it's early years on the air; WJAR also broadcast about half of the CBS network schedule and a couple of shows each from ABC and DuMont every week. In mid-1988, WJAR broke a tradition in its market: it began broadcasting news on weekdays at 5:30 p.m. with The 5:30 Report (renamed in 1992 as Up-front at 5:30), that included the top stories of the day, plus a cooking segment, weather and entertainment news. Former WJAR Anchor Cathy Ray. Where Are They Now: Former Journal, WPRI reporter thriving in Seattle . Christine Dunn Journal Staff Writer ChristineMDunn Saturday Feb 3, 2018 at … CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — A longtime political reporter in Rhode Island who won numerous awards over a 40-year career has died at 66. 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