Today, Spectrum News is a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week local news service viewed on cable channel 9 in Rochester, channel 14 elsewhere. Tune in for local weather reports six times an hour On the 1s (:01,:11,:21, :31, :41 and :51).
Based in our newsroom at 71 Mount Hope Avenue since April 1990, our Rochester staff reports on news and sports from greater Rochester, the Finger Lakes and the Genesee Valley around the clock.
Viewers from the early ‘90s will recall our news departments’ first two names included the cable company’s name at the time (GRC/Greater Rochester Cablevision). From 1990-1992, we were known as WGRC-TV and produced Rochester’s first 10 p.m. newscasts in the city’s first computerized newsroom. From 1992-1995, were known as GRC9 and we added Rochester’s first 7 p.m. newscasts.
We began producing 24-hour local news on July 4, 1995 known as R News, a name we carried until August 2009 when we changed to YNN, Your News Now.
Our veteran local staff behind the scenes and in the field continues to provide you news important to you, our cable customer viewers in 200+ towns, villages and cities in a 15-county area that stretches from Monroe County south to Allegany County and eastern Erie County east to Cayuga County.
You can reach us anytime by calling (585) 756-2424, press 2 for the newsroom. Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ed Buttaccio, News Director, February, 1997-present.