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November 3, 2016

The NBC television network set to launch

its newest affiliate in Watertown, NY
NBC Watertown will begin broadcasting on Thursday, December
1st at 12:01am
(Augusta, Ga.) Watertown lands its own NBC television station which will
begin broadcasting on Thursday, December 1st.
Watertown is a great community with a lot of civic pride and wonderful
people. We have been very impressed with Watertown, and we are very
proud of the fact that NBC thinks the same, said Louis Wall, President and
CEO of SagamoreHill Broadcasting. It is our desire and intent the station be
as local as possible and thats why weve tapped local broadcasting
executive, Mark Gaines, to head the efforts for us as NBC Watertowns
General Manager.
Mr. Gaines has lead the efforts at Stephens Media Group (SMG) Watertown since February 2008. In 2012 he became Regional Manager after
adding managerial duties for SMG - Massena and SMG -Ogdensburg. 2016
marks Gaines' 9th year on the Greater Watertown North Country Chamber of
Commerce Board having served on the Executive Committee for 6 years
while leading as Chairman of the Board in 2015. He has served on Big
Brothers Big Sisters Board, and has coached various sports programs for the
last 35 years.
Im proud to be working with SagamoreHill Broadcasting and to be heading
up the first NBC television station in the market, said Gaines. With strong
programming like The Today Show, The Voice, NFL Sunday Night
Football, Saturday Night Live, Americas Got Talent, The Olympics,
Nascar, The Blacklist, and etc., this station is poised to really make an
impact to help our community.

The station will carry other top syndicated programming including Family
Feud featuring Steve Harvey, The Wendy Williams Show, Access
Hollywood, and The Celebrity Name Game. The station has plans to begin
a news department in early 2018.
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Wall estimates that the station will be carried on satellite and cable very
soon, possibly by the end of the year though those agreements are currently
being agreed upon and actual carriage dates may vary.
NBC Watertown has plans to be located inside the historical landmark
building located at 215 Washington Street in Watertown as renovations will
begin soon.
SagamoreHIll Broadcasting, LLC is based in Augusta, Georgia with television
stations in Montgomery, AL, Columbus, GA, Fort Wayne, IN, Watertown, NY,
Duluth, MN, Rochester, MN, and Corpus Christi, TX.

For more information, contact SagamoreHill Broadcasting Regional Director Drew Rhodes
at 706-561-3838 or