WCVB Channel 5 - Boston, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 42° 18.245 W 071° 13.703
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Quick Description: WCVB, Channel 5, is an ABC affiliated station located in the suburb of Needham that serves the Boston metropolitan area as well as other parts of New England on cable.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 3/10/2009 8:09:08 PM
Waymark Code: WM60B1
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member sailor_dave
Views: 2

Long Description:
Channel 5, 'The Boston Channel' is the ABC-affiliated network station that serves the Boston metropolitan area via broadcast, and New England and even Canada via cable. This station is looked on for award winning news, network programming, occasional sports coverage, and still has quality local programming.

The station itself is located in the suburban town of Needham, approximately seven miles southwest of the center of Boston, among the radio and TV towers congregated here. The building is visible from I-95/MA-128. If you are traveling south, it is visible to your right just before the first exit ramp to Highland Avenue, next to the Muzi-Ford City dealership. If you are traveling north, it is visible on your left after passing under the Highland Avenue Bridge.

The present Channel 5 aired on March 19, 1972. The previous Channel 5, which had the call letters WHDH (not to be confused with the present WHDH, Channel 7), had trouble gaining a permanent license and had to stop broadcasting. The station has been an affiliate of ABC pretty much from the beginning.

One stipulation made in order to broadcast was that it had to produce a lot of local programming. Thus, it had many local programs (many listed below), which have helped the station win many awards. The most enduring program is Chronicle, which was first aired as a competitor to WBZ Channel 4's Evening Magazine. Chronicle has been aired stories from all over New England and even the United States and the world.

There are many news celebrities that are or at one time worked at WCVB. In February 2009, Dick Albert, a local weatherman at the station who was there over 30 years has just retired. David Muir, a ABC news anchor, was previously an anchor at WCVB. Jack Edwards, a former anchor for ESPN SportsCenter, had worked at WCVB as well.

Wikipedia Listing:

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5 TV Place
Off Gould Street
Needham, MA United States

Website: [Web Link]

Active Programs: Chronicle - On since 1982 and still going strong! CityLine - A program highlighting urban issues. Old Programs: Good Day! - Is said to have been one of two programs in the country used as models for ABC's 'Good Morning, America'. Miller's Court - A program that was a mock trial format. The Baxters - A local sitcom that eventually was broadcast nationally. Jabberwacky - A Saturday morning children's program that ran in the 1970s. Captain Bob - An artistic drawing program for children.

Favorite Show/Personality: The program, Chronicle

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