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WPTZ
North Pole - Plattsburgh, New York /
Burlington, Vermont
Branding NewsChannel 5
Slogan Where The News
Comes First
Channels Analog: 5 (VHF)
Digital: 14 (UHF)
Affiliations NBC
WX+ (on DT2)
Owner Hearst-Argyle Television
Founded December 8, 1954
Call letters meaning PTZ (refers to Plattsburgh)
Sister station(s) WNNE
Former callsigns WIRI-TV (1954-1956)
Former affiliations ABC (secondary, 1954-1968)
Du Mont (secondary, 1954-1956)
Transmitter Power 25.1 kW (analog)
650 kW (digital)
Height 607 m (analog)
845 m (digital)
Facility ID 57476
Transmitter Coordinates 44°34′26″N, 73°40′39″W (analog)
44°31′32″N, 72°48′58″W (digital)
Website wptz.com

WPTZ is the NBC-affiliated television station serving Northern Vermont and New York State. Licensed to North Pole (NY), the station broadcasts an analog signal on VHF channel 5 from a transmitter located on Terry Mountain in Peru (NY). WPTZ broadcasts a digital signal on UHF channel 14 from a transmitter located on Mount Mansfield, Vermont's highest peak. The station has studios that are located on Television Drive in Plattsburgh (NY) and operates a "Vermont Bureau" that is located on Roosevelt Highway in Colchester (VT). Owned by Hearst-Argyle Television, WPTZ is known on-air as "NewsChannel 5". Image File history File links Wptz_new_06. ... North Pole is a small village located in Essex County, New York in the Adirondack Mountains. ... Plattsburgh, New York refers to two locations in Clinton County, New York: City of Plattsburgh Town of Plattsburgh This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Burlington is the largest city in the U.S. state of Vermont and is the shire town of Chittenden County, Vermont. ... For other uses, see Brand (disambiguation). ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In broadcasting, a channel is a range of frequencies (or, equivalently, wavelengths) assigned by a government for the operation of a particular broadcast station. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television and transports the picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the broadcast signal. ... Very high frequency (VHF) is the radio frequency range from 30 MHz to 300 MHz. ... Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) is an implementation of digital technology to provide a greater number of channels and/or better quality of picture and sound using aerial broadcasts to a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ... Ultra high frequency (UHF) designates a range (band) of electromagnetic waves whose frequency is between 300 MHz and 3. ... An affiliate is a commercial entity with a relationship with a peer or a larger entity. ... This article is about the television network. ... NBC Weather Plus is a 24-hour weather-oriented broadcast/cable television network jointly owned by NBC Universal and its broadcast affiliates. ... Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. ... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... In broadcasting, sister stations are broadcast stations owned by the same company. ... WNNE, channel 31, is an NBC affiliated television station serving the White River Junction, Vermont and Lebanon, New Hampshire area. ... Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... An affiliate is a commercial entity with a relationship with a peer or a larger entity. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... The DuMont Television Network was the worlds first commercial television network, beginning operation in the United States in 1946. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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Like other stations that serve Plattsburgh and Burlington, it has a large audience in Southern Quebec, Canada including Montréal, a city far larger than all of WPTZ's entire American viewing area combined. Burlington is the largest city in the U.S. state of Vermont and is the shire town of Chittenden County, Vermont. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Concordia Salus (Salvation through harmony) Ville de Montréal, Québec, Canada Location. ...


On cable, WPTZ can be seen in Plattsburgh on Charter channel 2 and in Burlington on Comcast channel 5. On Videotron systems in Montreal, it can be seen on: channel 23 (West Montreal), channel 18 (Central and East Montreal), and channel 52 (Illico digital). However, during NBC prime time programming, Canadian cable systems frequently cover up WPTZ's signal due to the CRTC's Simsub rules which benefit CFCF-TV and CKMI-TV. Charter Communications NASDAQ: CHTR is an American company providing cable television, high-speed Internet, and telephone services to more than 5. ... Comcast Corporation, (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is the largest[1] cable television (CATV) company and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ... Vidéotron Limited is an integrated communications company active in cable television, interactive multimedia development, video on demand and Internet access services, serving Quebec, Canada. ... Prime time is the block of programming on television during the middle of the evening. ... The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC, in French Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes) was established in 1968 by the Canadian Parliament to replace the Board of Broadcast Governors. ... Simultaneous substitution or simsub, is the practice by which cable, direct broadcast satellite and multichannel multipoint distribution service television distribution companies substitute a local or regional signal over a foreign or non-local signal, when two or more stations are airing the same programming at the same time. ... CFCF redirects here. ... CKMI is the Global Television Networks station in the Canadian province of Quebec. ...


The station performs master operations for sister station and NBC affiliate WNNE. That station has its own studios located in White River Junction (VT). WNNE serves the Connecticut River Valley portion of Central Vermont and Western New Hampshire (a.k.a. Upper Valley) as well as Southern Vermont as a semi-satellite of WPTZ. However, WNNE airs its own station identifications, local advertisements, and newscast openings. WNNE, channel 31, is an NBC affiliated television station serving the White River Junction, Vermont and Lebanon, New Hampshire area. ... White River Junction is a census-designated place (CDP) and village in the town of Hartford, Windsor County, Vermont. ... The Connecticut River Valley is a long river valley formed by the Connecticut River stretching from The New Hampshire/Quebec border to Long Island Sound on the Connecticut Coast. ... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,350 sq mi (24,217 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 4. ... A rebroadcaster, in Canadian broadcasting, is a television or radio transmitter which airs the programming associated with a radio or television station in a different market. ...

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History

Channel 5 first signed on the air on December 8, 1954 as WIRI-TV. It was owned by the Great Northern Broadcasting Company along with WIRY-AM 1340. It has been an NBC affiliate since its inception, although it carried secondary affiliations with ABC from its launch until 1968 (when WVNY signed on) and DuMont (until that network ceased operations in 1956). [1] Rollins Telecasting bought the station in 1956. Shortly before that, WPTZ-TV in Philadelphia was sold to NBC and renamed WRCV-TV (it is now KYW-TV). Rollins quickly grabbed the WPTZ calls for channel 5, realizing that "PTZ" refers to "Plattsburgh". is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... WVNY-TV is the ABC-affiliated television station for the state of Vermont (except Bennington County) and Upstate New York. ... The DuMont Television Network was the worlds first commercial television network, beginning operation in the United States in 1946. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... KYW-TV, channel 3, is a television station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, owned by the CBS Corporation and affiliated with the CBS Television Network. ...


Rollins merged with Heritage Broadcasting in 1987 to form Heritage Media. In 1991, Heritage bought NBC affiliate WNNE in Hartford (VT), which had been a separate station with its own news department and newscasts. With Heritage's purchase, it was made into a semi-satellite of WPTZ. Channel 5 took over the master control operations for WNNE in 1996. Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Hartford, Vermont Hartford is a town located in Windsor County, Vermont. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


Heritage Media sold all of its broadcasting properties to Sinclair Broadcast Group in 1997 prior to Heritage's merger with News Corporation. The sale protected the area's new FOX affiliate WFFF-TV, which was initially operated by WPTZ under a local marketing agreement (LMA). Otherwise, WPTZ and WNNE along with then-sister stations WEAR-TV in Pensacola (FL) and WCHS-TV in Charleston (WV) would have been forced to switch their network affiliations to FOX. Sinclair, in turn, sold WPTZ and WNNE (along with the WFFF LMA) to Sunrise Television in 1998. However, instead of keeping them, Sunrise decided to swap both stations along with Smith Broadcasting-owned KSBW in Salinas (CA) to Hearst-Argyle Television in return for WNAC-TV in Providence (RI) and WDTN in Dayton (OH). The swap became official on July 2, 1998. WFFF began operating as an independently-controlled station in 2000 when the LMA with WPTZ was terminated. The Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBG) NASDAQ: SBGI is the operator of the largest number of local television stations in the United States with a total of 59 stations across the country in 38 primarily small and medium markets, many of which are located in the South and the Midwest. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... 1211 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), where News Corporation is based News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: , LSE: NCRA) is an Australian media conglomerate company and one of the worlds largest. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... WFFF-TV is the primary FOX and secondary CW television station for the state of Vermont (except Bennington County) and Upstate New York. ... PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS... WEAR is the ABC affiliate for the Pensacola, Florida, Mobile, Alabama, and Fort Walton Beach, Florida viewing area. ... Nickname: Location in Escambia County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Escambia Government  - Mayor John Fogg Area  - City 39. ... WCHS TV is the ABC affiliate for Charleston/Huntington West Virginia. ... Nickname: Home of Hospitality, The most northern city of the South and the most southern city of the North, Chemicalville, The Capitol City C-Town Location of Charleston in West Virginia. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... KSBW is a television station in the United States and is the NBC affiliate for the Monterey-Salinas-Santa Cruz, CA market, with studios in Salinas. ... Nickname: Location of Salinas, California Country State County Monterey Government  - Mayor Dennis Donohue Area  - City 19 sq mi (49. ... Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. ... WNAC-TV is the primary FOX and secondary MyNetworkTV affiliated television station for the state of Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. ... “Providence” redirects here. ... WDTN (channel 2) is a television station in Dayton, Ohio affiliated with the NBC network since August 30, 2004. ... : Gem City : Birthplace of Aviation United States Ohio Montgomery 56. ... is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...


On June 23, 1999, WPTZ petitioned the FCC to change its city of license from North Pole to Plattsburgh. The station cited the area's declining population. The last census did not even count North Pole as a separate community and collapsed it into Lake Placid (NY). As of 2007, this has not yet been approved. [2] However, the station has largely dropped North Pole from its station identifications, and now identifies on-air as serving "Plattsburgh / Burlington" most of the time. is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... The abbreviation FCC can refer to: Face-centered cubic (usually fcc), a crystallographic structure Federal Communications Commission, a US government organization Farm Credit Corporation/Farm Credit Canada, a Canadian government organization Families with Children from China, an adoption support organization Florida Christian College, a college in central Florida Fresno City... For other places with the same name, see Lake Placid (disambiguation). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


In 2004, WPTZ celebrated 50 years of broadcasting. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In September of 2006, WPTZ established a daily web video forecast as part of a major revamping of its website. The video forecast is known as the "Weather Plus Update" and features a logo showing WPTZ and WNNE offering NBC Weather Plus together as "5 & 31 Weather Plus". This was seen as the first step toward the two stations beginning to offer Weather Plus. Another web video forecast known as the "Weather Plus Evening Drive Forecast" with a separate Upper Valley (WNNE) version was also created. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... NBC Weather Plus is a 24-hour weather-oriented broadcast/cable television network jointly owned by NBC Universal and its broadcast affiliates. ...

WPTZ's Weather Plus channel featuring the station's regional weather radar "Storm Tracker 5000".

Starting in October of 2006, WPTZ's studios in Plattsburgh underwent extensive renovations. During that time, WPTZ broadcasted from a temporary news set while the renovations took place. While the studios as a whole were being upgraded, the weather department underwent the most change. In advance of the launch of NBC Weather Plus, the weather center was expanded to make room for the new combined WPTZ and WNNE weather graghics and logos. The remodeling was completed by late-November. Image File history File linksMetadata Wptz_weather_plus. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Wptz_weather_plus. ... For other uses, see October (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see November (disambiguation). ...


WPTZ launched NBC Weather Plus on its DT2 digital subchannel on November 15, 2006, after the station launched a new digital signal from Mount Mansfield, Vermont's highest elevation a day earlier. Weather Plus does not currently broadcast on WNNE's digital signal although that station has been broadcasting one of its own from Mount Ascutney in Vermont since July 20, 2005. On digital cable, Weather Plus is carried on: Comcast channel 169, Time Warner channel 854, and Telecom channel 305. It is not offered on Charter systems in New York State. Although the two daily web forcasts show the two stations offering Weather Plus together, WPTZ's Weather Plus channel, its online weather page, and live Weather Plus video only refers to "NewsChannel 5 Weather Plus". NBC Weather Plus is a 24-hour weather-oriented broadcast/cable television network jointly owned by NBC Universal and its broadcast affiliates. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Mount Mansfield is the highest mountain in the U.S. State of Vermont. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Mount Ascutney, (elevation, 3144ft). ... is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Comcast Corporation, (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is the largest[1] cable television (CATV) company and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ... Time Warner Inc. ... Charter Communications NASDAQ: CHTR is an American company providing cable television, high-speed Internet, and telephone services to more than 5. ...


News Operation

WPTZ's "NewsChannel 5" logo.

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, WNNE had its own news department. In 1989, the station began the process of downsizing its staff and integrating them with WPTZ. See that article for more information about WNNE's own in-house news production. Image File history File links Wptz_news_channel_5. ... Image File history File links Wptz_news_channel_5. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


Today, WPTZ and WNNE use the popular "NewsChannel" branding. During WPTZ newscasts, WNNE is referred to as the "Upper Valley Bureau" and features two full-time reporters based in WNNE's White River Junction studios. During some headlines that WNNE's reporters produce, they will occasionally sign-off by mentioning "NewsChannel 31". This is a more common practice in video seen on WNNE's website. Ironically, WNNE personnel is not mentioned on WPTZ's website. In addition to the Colchester and Upper Valley Bureaus, WPTZ also broadcasts national news from a "Washington D.C. Bureau" operated by Hearst-Argyle. The bureau employs several reporters who give live reports to the various Hearst-Argyle affiliates. NewsChannel (sometimes written as Newschannel or News Channel) is a popular name of local television station newscasts in the United States. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ...


Although the wto stations do not own or operate weather radars of their own, they use live NOAA National Weather Service radar data from several regional sites. It is presented onscreen in a forecasting system known as "Storm Tracker 5000". The main signal comes from the radar located at to the NWS Local Forecast Office at Burlington International Airport. Unlike most other NBC affiliates, WPTZ does not air a weekday Noon newscast. The station had aired a weekday Noon newscast until 2005 but it was dropped in favor of one during the week at 5:30 PM. Weather radar in Norman, Oklahoma with rainshaft (Source: NOAA) Environment Canada King City (CWKR) weather radar station. ... The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a scientific agency of the United States Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere. ... The National Weather Service (NWS) is one of the six scientific agencies that make up the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United States government. ... Burlington International Airport (IATA: BTV, ICAO: KBTV) is a public airport serving Burlington, the most populous city in Vermont. ...


News Staff

WPTZ's 11 PM newscast opening.
WPTZ's weeknight 6 and 11 PM anchors.
WPTZ's Chief Meteorologist.

Anchors Image File history File linksMetadata Wptz_open_2007. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Wptz_open_2007. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Wptz_wnne_anchors_2007. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Wptz_wnne_anchors_2007. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Wptz_weather_2007. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Wptz_weather_2007. ...

  • Gabrielle Komorowski - weekday mornings
    • also reporter
  • Erin Connors - weeknights at 5 and 5:30 PM
    • also health reporter
  • Stephanie Gorin - weeknights at 5, 6, and 11 PM
  • Thom Hallock - weeknights at 6 and 11 PM
    • also public interest reporter on Monday nights at 6 PM
  • Michelle Mortensen - weekends
    • also consumer reporter


NewsChannel 5 Weather Plus Meteorologists The State University of New York College at Plattsburgh (also known as SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh State, or Plattsburgh State University) is a selective, four-year, public liberal arts college in Plattsburgh, New York. ...

  • Tom Messner (AMS and NWA certified) - Chief seen weeknights at 5, 6, and 11 PM
    • also heard on local radio stations WOKO-FM, WKOL, WJOY, and CKON-FM
    • does live weather updates on other television stations around the country from time to time
  • Gib Brown (AMS certified) - weeknights at 5:30 PM
  • Jim Moore (AMS and NWA certified) - weekday mornings
  • Erik Heden - weekends


Sports The National Weather Association (NWA) is an American scientific organization with a mission to support and promote excellence in operational meteorology and related activities. ... WOKO is an English-language American radio station located in Burlington, Vermont. ... CKON-FM is a radio station located in Akwesasne, a Mohawk nation territory that straddles the Canada-United States border (and also, on the Canadian side, the interprovincial border between Quebec and Ontario). ... The American Meteorological Society promotes the development and dissemination of information and education on the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences and the advancement of their professional applications. ...

  • Matt Hobbs - weeknights at 6 and 11 PM
  • Jamie Scavotto - weekends


Reporters

  • Hailee Lampert - New York
  • Kelley Morris - New York
  • Stewart Ledbetter - "Vermont Bureau" chief
  • Mary Morin - Vermont
  • Mia Moran - Vermont
  • Brittany Oat - Upper Valley (WNNE)
  • Heather VanArsdel - Upper Valley (WNNE)
  • Sally Kidd - Washington Bureau
  • Laurie Kinney - Washington Bureau
  • Traci Mitchell - Washington Bureau (weekday mornings)


Notable Alumni

  • Jeanne Moos - reporter for CNN (in 1976, Moos became WPTZ's first female correspondent)
  • Dawn Fratangelo - NBC News Correspondent
  • Matt Bradford - Incredible something or other. Left the business to build lasers or something...

Jeanne Moos is a national news correspondent for CNN. She is based out of the networks studios in New York City. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... NBC News endcap, used from 2002 to present. ...

Station Trivia

WPTZ is one of two television stations in the United States to broadcast from "North Pole". The other is KJNP-TV, a religious station licensed to North Pole, Alaska that serves Fairbanks. WPTZ was also a subject of a blooper when Oprah Winfrey taped a promo for her show for WPTZ and started laughing after she spoke the station's community of license. KJNP-TV Channel 4 is a full-service religious television station in North Pole, Alaska. ... North Pole is a city located in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska. ... For other uses, see Fairbanks (disambiguation). ... Oprah Winfrey, (born January 29, 1954) is a multiple-Emmy Award winning host of The Oprah Winfrey Show, the highest rated talk show in television history. ...


David Letterman, in another promo (during his NBC tenure), riffed on the station's request for him to pronounce the "Z" in WPTZ as "Zed" instead of "zee" for the station's Canadian audience. David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947, in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) is an award-winning American comedian, late night talk show host, television producer, philanthropist, and IRL IndyCar Series car owner. ...


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