WROC-TV Rochester

News 8 - Channel 8 New York

WROC-TV (Channel 8) is CBS affiliated television station, licensed to Rochester, New York. Nexstar Media Group is the owner of the channel 8. The WROC-TV (Channel 8) founded in 1949 and the first show of this station aired 69 years ago on 11 June 1949. The call letter meaning of WROC-TV (Channel 8) “Rochester”. The studios of WROC-TV are located on Humboldt Street in Rochester, and transmitter of Channel 8 occupied on Pinnacle Hill in Brighton, United States.

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WROC-TV first started with call letters WHAM-TV on 11 June 1949. At this time, Stromberg Carlson has owned this channel. At this time, Stromberg Carlson has owned this channel. Beside of this, the station was also affiliated with DuMont Television Network. In 1955, Stromberg Carlson merged with General Dynamics and then in 1956 Transcontinent Broadcasting purchased the station. The owners changed into WROC-TV and then sold to veterans broadcasting Company in 1961. On 8 September 1962 WROC-TV moved to channel 8 under Veterans ownership. Veterans merged with Rust Craft in 1964 and sold the channel Ziff Davis in 1979. In 1996, Television Station Partners sold the WROC-TV and other sister channels to Smith broadcasting, and in 1999 Nexstar purchased the station.



WROC-TV (Channel 8) offers, the variety of programming, including, news, talk shows, ComedyDrama, Newsmagazine, political thriller drama, Soap Opera and other entertainment series. A list of programming given below, have a look at it.

God Friended Me

It is a comedy-drama, explores the questions of faith, existence, and science. The program describes the changes in lives.

Madam Secretary

Madam Secretary is a political drama thriller which explores the Secretary Elizabeth McCord’s life.

The Young and the Restless

It is a Soap Opera, focuses on two core families: one is working class Foster family and second Wealthy Brooks family. Bell exchanged these family with the other two families.


It is Game show, premises quiz competition in which participants presented with general knowledge clues in form of answers.

Sr. No Programs Category
1 48 Hours Newsmagazine
2 Madam Secretary Political Drama


3 Inside Edition Weekend Newsmagazine
4 God Friended Me Comedy Drama
5 News 8 at Sunrise News
6 The Dr. Oz Show TV Series
7 The Bold and the Beautiful Soap Opera
8 The Young and the Restless Soap Opera
9 The Talk Talk Show
10 Jeopardy! Game Show
11 The Neighborhood Comedy
12 Magnum P.I. Drama Series
13 Bull Drama Series
14 Comics Unleashed Talk Show
15 Let’s Make a Deal Game Show



                  Digital Availability
Main WROC-TV programming Channel 8.1
Bounce TV Channel 8.2
Laff Channel 8.3
Escape Channel 8.4