WHAM-TV Channel 13 Rochester, NY
Broadcast License Owned by:
Newport Television, LLC.
Non-Licensing Assets Owned by:
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
Network Affiliation and Digital Sub-Channels:
4225 West Henrietta Rd.
Rochester, NY 14623
Main Switchboard: (585) 334-8700
News Hotline: (585) 334-8713
Transmitter and Antenna Information:
FCC Facility ID: 73371
Broadcasting over-the-air (OTA) on RF Channel 13, between 210 and 216MHz.
Currently operating at an Effective Radiated Power (ERP) of 18kW
Antenna Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT) is 152 meters.
Antenna Height Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL) is 302 meters.
Antenna Height Above Ground Level (AGL) is 97 meters.
Service Contour Map from FCC.
Call letter history:
WOKR-TV signs on to Channel 13.
WOKR-DT granted Special Temporary Authority status on Channel 59.
WOKR-TV/DT signs off the air.
WHAM-TV become the new call letters of Channel 13.
WHAM-DT become the new call letters of Channel 59.
WHAM-DT granted license to cover full power on Channel 59.
WHAM-DT begins carrying the CW Network on digital 13.2.
WHAM-TV signs off analog channel 13.
Please read our Copyright Notice before playing or downloading the content below.
"Home Country" by Mayoham Music
>Listen to "Home Country" as heard on WOKR
This theme was used on WOKR in the 1970's.
"Move Closer to Your World" by Mayoham Music
>Listen to "Move Closer to Your World" as heard on WOKR
Anyone who has traveled to Philadelphia or Buffalo has heard this classic news theme. This theme has been around since 1970 and is still used to this day in some cities. WOKR used "Move Closer" in the 1970's.
"Hello News" by Gari Media Group
>Listen to "Hello News" as heard on WOKR
>Listen to "Hello Rochester" as heard on WOKR (provided as a courtesy from 13 WHAM-TV)
In 1982 WOKR introduced the "Hello News" package. This theme was used in many television markets and often was accompanied by the popular image campaign. WOKR used "Hello News" until 1988.
"The Great News Package" by Gari Media Group
>Listen to "The Great News Package" as heard on WOKR
WOKR used "The Great News Package" from 1987 to 1994. At one point the station used a theme that incorporated both the "Hello News" and "Great News" signatures into a single cut. If you know how to get a hold of this special version of the theme, please contact me.
"Advantage" by Gari Media Group
>Listen to "Advantage" as heard on WOKR/WHAM
This enormous package has been used on Channel 13 since 1994. It has seen two different call letters in Rochester, but it's still the same theme. Advantage was known as the "WFSB News Package" up until 2004.