WHAM-TV Channel 13 Rochester, NY
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FCC Station Profile
Broadcast License Owned by:
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
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"WOKR 1960's News Themes" by Unknown Artists
>Listen to "WOKR 1960's News Themes"
"Home Country" by Mayoham Music
>UPDATED February 2014
>Listen to "Home Country (All 9 themes, plus WOKR news open and 13 Country image song)
This theme was introduced in the 1970's.
"Move Closer to Your World" by Mayoham Music
>Listen to "Move Closer to Your World"
Al Ham's most popular news theme was introduced in 1970 on WNAC (now WHDH) in Boston. The music spread like wildfire and was picked up in dozens of other markets. WKBW Buffalo and WPVI Philadelphia still use this music to this day, over 40 years after it was composed.
"Hello News" by Gari Media Group
>Listen to "Hello News"
>Listen to "Hello Rochester" (audio provided by Channel 13 promotions department)
In 1981 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 1987. Channel 13 resurrected the image campaign for its 50th anniversary in 2012.
"The Great News Package" by Gari Media Group
>Listen to "The Great News Package"
>Listen to "Great News / Hello News transition theme"
WOKR used "The Great News Package" from 1987 to 1994. Stations that had previously used "Hello News" were supplied with a custom transition theme that included signatures from both packages. Later updates to "Hello News" were to include both signatures, but this update was never used on WOKR.
RNYN is currently in search of a full, clean copy of the transition theme. Please send me an e-mail if you think you might be able to assist in obtaining it.
"Advantage" by Gari Media Group
>Listen to "Advantage" Part 1 (1994 - 2000 themes)
>Listen to "Advantage" Part 2 (2000 - present themes)
Originally composed for WFSB in Hartford, "Advantage" wasn't given an official title until 2004. Prior to 2004 it was simply known as the "WFSB News Package". WOKR began using "Advantage" in 1994 and continues to do so to this day.
"Eyewitness News" by Gari Media Group
>Listen to "Eyewitness News"
In 2010, WHAM expanded their music collection to include "Eyewitness News". This theme package is currently used for additional bumpers and is used to supplement "Advantage".