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On February 16, 2018, in a FCC filing, WRNN stated that it had entered into a channel sharing agreement with Fox Television Stations and its Secaucus, New Jersey-licensed WWOR-TV . As WWOR’s signal does not sufficiently reach Kingston, WRNN has changed its city of license to New Rochelle, New York. Being licensed within the New York City market did not help the station’s cause either, and in the early 1990s WTZA lost most of its higher-profile syndicated programs as the New York City outlets claimed territorial rights. In 1993, Swyer and his group sold the station to Harrison, New York businessman Richard French Jr. French soon made WTZA into a family-run operation, with his wife and three sons involved in various aspects of the station. His oldest son, Richard French III, was appointed as WTZA’s general manager and would eventually become the face of the station.
Last week, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Bakersigned an executive order mandating COVID-19 vaccination for some 42,000 state employees. The order says they must be vaccinated by mid-October or face consequences, which could include losing their job. The Massachusetts education commissioner has been granted authority from a state board to mandate masks in public schools. The decades-long battle to remove PCBs from the Housatonic River continues later this week, when the EPA’s appeals board hears oral arguments against the agency’s cleanup plan. From remote learning and mask mandates, to a return to classrooms with some public safety precautions, the uncertainty of the pandemic weighed heavily on some families as the new school year began.
On March 1, 2010, digital channel 48.2 began carrying the Spanish-language network Mega TV. However, on August 1, 2011, WRNN dropped Mega TV and replaced it with the Qatar-based Al Jazeera English. One hour of local programming and station-provided E/I programming is scheduled in off periods to meet FCC guidelines. Al Jazeera English was removed on August 20, 2013 when it was pulled from US distribution due to the launch of Al Jazeera America. The channel then mirrored the programming of the primary WRNN channel. Responsible for audio mixing and proficiency of television production functions.
We pride ourselves in delivering reliability and professionalism to the news and content production businesses and air diverse programming with regional, national and international content partners. RNN owns and operates WRNN-TV, a full-power television station distributed on Time Warner, Verizon FiOS and over the air on WRNN-TV DT2. RNN and its affiliates produce three 24-hour news channels in the New York DMA for its partners. RNN recently expanded its state-of-the-art multi-platform content facility.
At Hartford’s S.A.N.D. Elementary School, Victoria Shears is settling into a new office and gearing up for another school year during the pandemic. Worcester Public Schools welcomed back students Monday after what has been a long year and a half for parents of school children. A week after being accosted at a school by anti-mask protesters, Gov. Ned Lamont made an uneventful visit Monday to an elementary school in a district where the school superintendent says masks are not an issue. A gun rights group and a few Connecticut residents have sued the police chiefs of four cities across the state over their gun permit processes.
RNN is an award-winning premium news content producer that programs and manages nine channels, including multiple 24/7 News channels, across linear, online and over-the-top platforms. RNN has national production capabilities with state of the art digital facilities in Rye Brook, New York. RNN content can be accessed nationally via OTT and mobile platforms and reaches more than 7 million homes.
In 2004, the FCC opened an early digital conversion window for full-power UHF stations located between channels 52 and 69 in the analog UHF band, as long as the stations all met certain qualifying criteria. This portion of the television spectrum was slated to be reassigned to other communications purposes following the June 2009 transition. WRNN applied for FCC permission to shut off its analog signal on channel 62 and broadcast solely on its assigned digital frequency, UHF channel 48. The FCC granted the request on July 8, 2004, and WRNN’s analog channel 62 went silent later that year. However, stations were required to have their virtual digital channel match the channel allocation assigned to their analog signal, using PSIP to display WRNN-TV’s virtual channel 48 on digital television receivers.
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