CBS6-WRGB is America’s pioneer television station – the oldest continually operating TV station in the world. Its first public broadcast was on January 13, 1928, at Dr. Ernst F.W. Alexanderson’s home in Schenectady’s GE Plot.

On May 22, 1930, the first public demonstration of large-screen television took place before a sellout crowd at Proctors Vaudeville Theatre – the first view of television in any theater in the world. A seven-foot picture was projected onto the stage, while the performance took place in GE Building 36, two miles away.

  • Expanded live television to five nights a week in 1946
  • Relocated to Niskayuna in 1957 – to the first studio designed for color television
  • Began area’s first hour-long 6 p.m. newscast in 1973
  • Over the years, WRGB has been a network affiliate of NBC, ABC, CBS and Dumont
  • Began on-site Doppler radar broadcast in November 2001
  • Broadcast the first high-definition news in Albany’s market on January 13, 2008