WRGB, virtual and VHF digital channel 6, is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Schenectady, New York, United States and serving New York’s Capital District (Albany–Schenectady–Troy) over and above Berkshire County, Massachusetts. The station is owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, as part of a duopoly with CW connect WCWN (channel 45, also licensed to Schenectady). The two stations share studios on Balltown Road in Niskayuna, New York (with a Schenectady postal address) and transmitter facilities on the Helderberg Escarpment west of New Salem, a hamlet of New Scotland. WCWN additionally carries a put out of WRGB’s most important channel in 720p high definition on subchannel 45.3 for the convenience of UHF audience who have difficulty receiving WRGB’s VHF signal.
WRGB is most outstanding for being between the first television stations in the world. It began with experimental broadcasts in early 1928. Later that year the first daily programs were broadcast. It later became one of a handful of television stations licensed for commercial broadcasting action ahead of the end of World War II.The station launch the on-camera careers of TV chefs Art “Mr. Food” Ginsburg in the mid-1970s; and of Rachael Ray, who launched her “30 Minute Meals” part on WRGB’s newscasts in the mid-1990s.