CBS 6 Albany WRGB

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More Facts About CBS 6 Albany WRGB

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Schenectady–Albany–Troy, New York
United States
City Schenectady, New York
Branding CBS 6
CBS 6 News
Channels Digital: 6 (VHF)
Virtual: 6 (PSIP)
  • .1: 1080i WRGB-HD
  • .2: 480i (w) TBD
  • .3: 480i Comet
Translators 19 (UHF) Pittsfield, Massachusetts
24 (UHF) Kingston
39 (UHF) Schenectady
WCWN-DT 45.3 (UHF) Schenectady
  • .1: CBS (secondary 1942–1954; primary since 1981)
  • .2: TBD
  • .3: Comet
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group
(WRGB Licensee, LLC)
Founded January 13, 1928 (90 years ago) (1928-01-13)
(as experimental station W2XB)
First air date February 26, 1942 (76 years ago) (1942-02-26)
Call letters’ meaning Walter Ransom Gail Baker
(GE engineer and head of NTSC)
Sister station(s) WCWN
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 3 (VHF, 1938–1946)
  • 4 (VHF, 1946–1954)
  • 6 (VHF, 1954–2009)
  • Digital:
  • 39 (UHF, 2003–2009)
Former affiliations
  • Primary:
  • NBC (1942–1981)
  • Secondary:
  • ABC (1948–1953)
  • DuMont (1946–1954)
Transmitter power 30.2 kW
Height 392 m (1,286 ft)
Facility ID 73942
Transmitter coordinates 42°37′31.3″N 74°0′36.7″W / 42.625361°N 74.010194°W / 42.625361; -74.010194Coordinates: 42°37′31.3″N 74°0′36.7″W / 42.625361°N 74.010194°W / 42.625361; -74.010194
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile


More Detailed Antenna Reception Information For CBS 6 Albany WRGB


State New York
Country USA
Virtual Channel 6
RF Channel 6
Effective Radiated Power (ERP) 4.464000225067139 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT) 426m
Latitude 42.625301361083984
Longitude -74.0105972290039
Radiation Center-above Mean Sea Level (RCAMSL) 681m
Callsign WRGB
MHZ 82
Network Affiliation CBS
Contact Street 1 WRGB
Contact Street 2 1400 Balltown Rd
Contact City Schenectady
Contact State NY
Contact Zip 12309
Contact Phone 518-346-6666
Additional Data FCC Station Information

CBS 6 is a TV station in Albany, NY. It’s a local news and entertainment station that broadcasts local news, sports, politics, and a selection of entertainment programming. In addition to being known as CBS 6 Albany WRGB, it’s also called simply by its FCC call sign WRGB. You can watch the station online via the CBS 6 live stream and its collection of videos, updated regularly.

Name: CBS 6 Albany WRGB
Call Sign: WRGB
Location: Albany, New York, United States
Genre: Local News, Entertainment
Website: CBS 6 Homepage

If you’re interested in a different station or stream, use the search box at the top of the page.

CBS 6 is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group. It is an affiliate of the network CBS network. As an affiliate, Albany WRGB tends to focus its original news coverage on local issues during the traditional morning, mid-day, evening and late-night news slots. To fill in the rest of its broadcasting schedule, WRBG TV 6 airs national programs provided by CBS.

See WRGB’s FCC Profile

CBS 6 has a public information file maintained by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). To go directly to WRGB’s FCC file, click the FCC link above.

The FCC’s station profile will contain important information about Albany WRGB that falls within the public domain. For example, it may disclose such details as political advertisement time the station has sold (or given away), ownership particulars, or pending applications for programming changes.

WRGB 6 was the first station in the market to produce news, sports, and weather in high definition, beginning in January 2008. They pride themselves on weather coverage for the local area with frequent updates that include school closings. CBS WRGB Albany was first to post weather forecasts on the World Wide Web, and won an Emmy in 1998 for Chief Meterologist Steve Lapointe’s work over two days during an outbreak of severe weather. They purchased their own weather radar called “Instant Doppler 6” in 2000, another market first. WRGB TV also encourages viewers to submit their own weather observations from the surrounding area, including snowfall and other current conditions. WRGB TV 6 delays the CBS Evening News for half an hour on weekdays, in order to provide an extra half hour of local news and weather.

Contact the Station

If you’re a public relations rep, you may want to mail some promotional materials to the station or get in touch with a specific member of its team. If you’re a curious viewer, you might be interested in arranging a tour of the station’s facilities. In either case, in addition to the contact info above, here are some more ways to get in touch—
By mail: 1400 Balltown Rd Schenectady, NY 12309-4335. Phone: 518-346-6666. Fax: 518-346-6249. Email: [email protected]