Rochester, N.Y.- Channel 13 is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and we’re taking a look back at the early years. For the television station, the 1980s was a decade of moments and memories.
It was the era of Eyewitness News, a moniker sweeping the nation at the time.
Lauren Dixon replaced Barbara Rogers as co-host of PM Magazine with Joel Loy.
In the 1980’s Morning Break hit its stride, live from Marketplace Mall with well-known guests like Jesse Jackson. There was even a wedding. Anita Askew and James Ball said their “I do’s” on live TV with mall merchants donating everything from rings to the honeymoon.
And who could forget when we piled 12-hundred people on buses to be extras in the filming of Robert Redford’s “The Natural” in Buffalo.
It was the decade when the core of 13WHAM News today would arrive with Doug Emblidge in 1983, Glenn Johnson in 1985, and Ginny Ryan and Mike Catalana in 1987.
It’s a team that has been together for a quarter of a century.