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|WCNY to Introduce Your TV|
November 1st, WCNY-TV will use its channel 24.2 for a new service called "Your TV'. the concept relies on some old, classic television programs., and some of the stations signature news and public affairs program for what WCNY calls a "...great opportunity for family time." Here is the complete announcement from WCNY:
In response to a community demand for family-friendly programming during primetime hours along with trusted and accessible news programming, WCNY announces a fresh lineup on channel 24.2/digital 851, newly dubbed Your TV Channel. Your TV channel is your television, your way for your family, your issues and your life.
Your TV is bringing back classic programming to bring families together. WCNY will serve up a two-hour family block on Your TV from 6-8 pm every night of the week. The classic television shows that will appeal to both parents and children include “Happy Days,” “Family Ties,” “Brady Bunch” and “My Three Sons.”
“The community expressed a gap in family programming during primetime hours,” said Brian Damm, Vice President of Television for WCNY-TV/FM. “We listened to their input and made a change. Your TV is a great opportunity for quality family time.”
Along with the two-hour family block each week night, Your TV will feature a double run of “Twilight Zone” and “Mission Impossible” on Saturdays as well as “Hawaii Five-O” and “Matlock” on Sundays. Your TV will also feature four straight hours of news programming following the family block. The quality news programming will include a repeat of “Central Issues,” WCNY’s cornerstone public affairs program aired daily at 8pm on WCNY 24/digital 850, along with programs such as “WorldFocus,” “BBC World News,” “NewsHour,” “The Ivory Tower Half Hour” and the “Nightly Business Report.” Create Programming, the channel for cooking, arts and crafts, gardening, home improvement and travel, will continue to run on Your TV from midnight to 6 pm.
Your TV will begin airing on WCNY 24.2/digital 851 on November 1, 2009.
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