WHAM-TV Rochester

Chanenl 13 New York

WHAM-TV (Channel 13) is ABC affiliated television station, licensed to Rochester, New York. Deerfield Media is the owner of the WHAM-TV (Channel 31), But, Sinclair Broadcasting Group also operates WHAM-TV under the shared agreement with fox affiliated WUHF. The Channel 31 founded in 1962 and the first show of WHAM-TV aired 56 years ago on 15 September 1962. The call letter meaning of WHAM-TV (Channel 31) is “Taken from former sister WHAM radio”. WHAM-TV (Channel 31) studios located on West Henrietta Road in Henrietta. The channel 13 worked with call letter WOKR from 1962 to 2005.

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In the beginning, WHAM-TV started with call letters WOKR on 15 September 1962.  It always been affiliated with ABC and studio located on South Clinton Avenue in Rochester. The station was running on Shareholders basis in which Flower City Television Corporation, The Genesee Valley Television, Federal Broadcasting system, Rochester Broadcasting and many more included. In 1955 Hughes sold the station to Guy Gannett Communications. In 1998, Sinclair Broadcasting group purchased the station at that time Sinclair was also owned WUHF.  Clear Channel made an announcement to sell the channel on 16 November 2006 and sold out all television station to Newport television.

Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Cox Media Group, and Sinclair Broadcast Group purchased 27 stations on 19 July 2012. Deerfield Media purchased WHAM-TV for $54 million. WHAM-DT2 is the second digital channel of WHAM-TV, called CW WHAM.



WHAM-TV (Channel 13), carry all kind of programming, news, talk shows, Sports, Reality Series, Entertainment programming etc. A list of WHAM-TV (Channel 13) programming given, Have a look at it.

Shark Tank

Shark Tank is a reality series, shows aspiring entrepreneurs. They decide how to make a business plan either they will invest or make another plan.

Splitting Up Together

It is a comedy series, based on what happens when the couple’s turned into the divorce.

The Rookie

It is a crime drama, premises a forty-year-old construction worker fresh, John Nolan.

Sr. No Programs Category
1 Shark Tank Reality television
2 The Rachael Ray Show Talk Show
3 In Depth With Graham Bensinger Sports, Interview
4 Sleepover Film
5 GMA Day Talk Show
6 The View Talk Show
7 13 WHAM News News
8 Entertainment Tonight Entertainment Newsmagazine TV Series
9 Black-ish Sitcom
10 Dancing With the Stars Reality Competition
11 The Rookie Crime Drama

Comedy Drama

Police Procedural

12 America This Morning Early morning news program
13 The Conners Sitcom
14 The Kids Are Alright Comedy
15 Splitting Up Together Comedy



                 Digital Availability
Main WHAM-TV Programming Channel 13.1
The CW Channel 13.2
Charge! Channel 13.3