WTEN, virtual channel 10 (UHF digital channel 24), is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Albany, New York, United States and helping New York’s Capital District (Albany–Schenectady–Troy) on top of Berkshire County, Massachusetts. The station is owned by Nexstar Media Group, which also operates Fox partner WXXA-TV (channel 23, also approved to Albany) under joint sales and shared services agreements (JSA/SSA) with owner Shield Media, LLC. The two stations share studios on Northern Boulevard in Albany’s Bishop’s Gate piece and source services on the Helderberg Escarpment west of New Salem, a hamlet of New Scotland.
WTEN before operated a full-time satellite in Adams, Massachusetts: WCDC-TV (virtual channel 19, UHF digital channel 36), whose teller was located on Mount Greylock, the main hit the highest point in Massachusetts. WCDC’s pointer covered western Massachusetts and southern Vermont that received a marginal to non-existent over-the-air signal from WTEN, although there was considerable overlap between the two stations’ contours otherwise. WCDC-TV was a straight simulcast of WTEN; the only on-air references to the station were during Federal Communications Commission (FCC)-mandated hourly legal identifications. Aside from the transmitter, WCDC did not maintain any physical company locally in Adams. Nexstar scheduled a blackout date of December 1, 2017 for WCDC-TV, through the FCC’s spectrum incentive auction, but damage to the station’s spread line enforced it to end operations two weeks early on November 19.WTEN began distribution on October 14, 1953 as WROW-TV on UHF channel 41. It was owned by the Hudson Valley Broadcasting Company, operating next to WROW radio (590 AM). The two stations communal space inside a previous departure home for nuns on a farm dirt road in the town of North Greenbush, close to Troy. It transmit from a provisional spreader in Herkimer, warning the signal to the immediate area. The place went to full power and installed a permanent tower next to the studio a few months later. It was at first the Capital District’s ABC affiliate.