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CMON
CHBT6

Location

Toronto, ON, Canada - Buffalo, NY, USA

Branding

CBS 6
CBS 6 News

Slogan

CMON and watch CBS 6!

Channel(s)

Analog: 6 (VHF)
Digital: 53 (UHF)

subchannel(s)

6.1 CBS
6.2 CTV
6.3 Decades
6.4 CBS Sports Network
6.5 AMC

Affiliation

CBS

First air date

March 8, 1965

Former call letters

CFWS (1968-1974)
CHBT (1974-2017)

Former channel number

None

Former Affiliation

None

Owner:

CBS Television Stations

CMON news open

CMON news open 2017.

CMON is the CBS-owned-and-operated station that serves the Toronto, Canada - Buffalo, New York area. It is given the Canadian callsign standards due to the fact that CMON's Transmitter is located across the border in Toronto, Canada. Despite being a Canadian station, CMON mainly serves the Buffalo, NY area with their CBS programming. On December 30, 2015, Media General announced that it swapped CMON in Buffalo for WGAN in Portland, ME. CMON is the primary station for the Buffalo Bills. On January 5, 2016, CMON debuted the CBS O&O graphics that all Krueger Broadcasting CBS stations use.  

CMON is also the only Major Network O&O in the Buffalo market, not including nearby Toronto, which contains several major network O&Os of Canadian and American networks including fellow American Big Four O&Os CFTO-DT and CFLD-DT.  

Ownership History

  • CHBT-TV, Inc. (1965-1969)
  • Times-Mirror (1969-1972)
  • Westinghouse Broadcasting (Group W) (1972-1999)
  • Media General (1999-2015)
  • Krueger Broadcasting (2015-2016)
  • CBS Television Stations (2016-present)

Branding Histroy

  • TVSix (1965-1972)
  • CHBT-TV 6 (1972-1986)
  • News Channel 6 (1986-1999)
  • CHBT CBS 6 (1999-2017)
  • CMON CBS 6 (2017-present)

Newscast presentation

Newscast Titles

  • NewSix (1965-1972)
  • CHBT-TV 6 News (1972-1986)
  • (Channel 6) Eyewitness News (1986-1995, 1999-2005)
  • News Centre 6 (1995-1999)
  • News 6 (2005-2017)
  • CBS 6 News (2017-present)

News themes

  • No music (1965-1976)
  • WBBM Channel 2 News Theme - Dick Marx (1976-1983)
  • The News Image & The News Image Plus - Tuesday Productions (1983-1986)
  • Power News - 615 Music (1986-1992)
  • KYW News Theme - Music Oasis (1992-1997)
  • The CBS Enforcer Music Collection - Gari Media (1997-2004, 2015-present)
  • News In Focus - John Hegner Music (2004-2007)
  • Media General Station Group Package - JDK Music (2007-2015)

Current on-air staff (year joined in parentheses)

William Sowers - News Director

  • T.J. Wolford - Toronto anchor; weekday mornings "News 6 Rise & Shine" and noon (2012; formerly of KANX-TV)
  • Marci Marrietta - Buffalo anchor; weekday mornings "News 6 Rise & Shine" and noon (2011)
  • Irv Renstien - Toronto anchor; weeknights at 4, 4:30, 5, 5:30, 6, and 11 (1978)
  • Sue Simpsons - Buffalo anchor; weeknights at 4, 4:30, 5, 5:30, 6, and 11 (1987)
  • Nick Axenrenter - Toronto anchor; weekend evenings (2005)
  • Kristy Willy - Buffalo anchor; weekend evenings (2006)

Storm Team 6

  • "Doppler" Dale Thomas - meteorologist (NWA and AMS seals of Approval); weekday mornings "News 6 Rise & Shine" and noon (2008)
  • Tom Bolls - chief meteorologist (AMS/CBM Seal of Approval); weeknights at 4, 4:30, 5, 5:30, 6, and 11 (1990)
  • Virgil Markenheim - meteorologist (AMS/CBM Seal of Approval) ; weekend evenings (2011; formerly of WKYH-TV)

Sports Team 6

  • Rick Zarr - sports director; weeknights at 6 and 11 (1997)
  • Joey Albert - sports reporter; weekend evenings (2008)

Reporters

  • Gavin Duevall - general assignment reporter (2014)
  • Jennifer Swchan - general assignment reporter (2013)
  • Ben Tennyson - general assignment reporter (2007)
  • Stephanie Echcron - general assignment reporter (2009)
  • Dave Justice - general assignment reporter (1993)
  • Bill Everest - general assignment reporter (2002)

Former on-air staff

  • Roger "Radar" O'Reilly - meteorologist; Weekend evenings (1989-2016; now at WBSM)
  • Robin Cole - Weekend anchor (1982-1993; now at KCCU)
  • Lindsey Summers - general assignment reporter (2005-2011; now at KWLN)
  • Mark Kinley - general assignment reporter (1994-2001; now at WYCB)
  • Jack Strumpington - general assignment reporter (1998-2014; now at KNUJ)

Helicopter

  • Sky Force 6

Slogans

  • "Your Good Neighbors station." (1978-Present)
  • "TVSix, Looking Good Together." (1980-1981)
  • "Reach for the Stars on TVSix." (1981-1982)
  • "Great Moments on TVSix." (1982-1983)
  • "February Looks Great on TVSix." (February 1983)
  • "We've Got the Touch, You and TVSix." (1983-1984)
  • "You and ,TVSix We've Got the Touch." (1984-1985)
  • "We've Got the Touch on TVSix." (1985-1986)
  • "Share the Spirit on News Channel 6." (1986-1987)
  • "News Channel 6 Spirit, Oh Yes!" (1987-1988)
  • "You Can Feel It on News Channel 6." (1988-1989)
  • "Toronto, Get Ready for News Channel 6." (1989-1991)
  • "Buffalo, Get Ready for News Channel 6." (1989-1991)
  • "The Look of Toronto is News Channel 6!" (1991-1992)
  • "The Look of Buffalo is News Channel 6!" (1991-1992)
  • "This is CBS, on News Channel 6." (1992-1994)
  • "News Channel 6, It's All Right Here." (1993-1994)
  • "I am News Channel 6 People." (1994-1995)
  • "You're on News Channel 6." (1995-1996)
  • "Welcome Home to News Channel 6." (1996-1997)
  • "The Address is News Channel 6. Welcome Home." (1997-1999)
  • "The Address is CHBT CBS 6." (1999-2000)
  • "CHBT CBS 6, It's All Here." (2000-2005)
  • "The News Leader in HD!" (2005-present)
  • "Everybody's Watching CHBT CBS 6." (2005-2006)
  • "We Are CHBT CBS 6!" (2006-2009)
  • "Only CHBT, Only CBS 6." (2009-2017)
  • CMON and watch CBS 6!

Logos

CBS Television Stations
CBS Affiliates: CHBT | KATN | KBFH | KCCO | KCMV | KCPR | KCRB | KCQG | KCWC-CD | KEIT | KETI-TV | KETY-TV | KEWT | KGUL | KCBS | KLCF | KLHC | KLPX | KLSA | KLWG | KLZ-TV | KMZM | KNLS | KNWP | KOKV | KQQA | KRSL | KSAP | KSKE KSQU | KTOE | KVNA | KWFO | KXGZ | KZXT | WAFD | WATG | WBCF | WBDK | WBHM | WCBS | WCEB | WSIX | WENF | WHAB | WHDO | WHOF | WHUS-TV | WIOT-DT | WIHN | WIVC | WJSZ | WJVM | WLDK | WLGF | WMGH | WNBP | WNDG | WNTR | WOGG | WPOK | WQCT | WTCA | WTEI | WTJI | WTOP-TV | WYTV

CW Affiliates: KLDE | KLHX | KMYX | KQWR | KTBL | KBWO | WMQT | WTOS
Independent stations: KBMS | KJSK | WORE-TV

See Also: CBS Television Stations' Logos
CBSTS

Stations listed in bold are flagships.

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Television stations in the Toronto area
CFDQ 2 (CTV)

CKJ 4 (CBC)
CMON-TV 6 (CBS)
CFTO-DT 9 (NBC)
CBFG 10 (Radio-Canada)
CFLD-DT 31 (Fox)
CKQA 32 (Global)
WTN 40 (CTV, secondary)
WOKL 44 (CTV, secondary)
WGNT 55 (CBC, secondary)
CTVB 56 (YesNet)
CKWS 59 (IND)
CJPNY-DT 64 (RDN, Canada)
CHOM 66 (Omni)
CBRD 67 (RDN, U.S.)

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Television stations in Western New York, including Buffalo and Niagara Falls
WBUF 1 (FOX)

WDBF 2 (DBC)
WLKB 3 (Acme)
WBSM 4 (NBC)
CHBT 6 (CBS)
CABN 7 (ABN/CTN)
WBLO 10 (UPN)
WARQ-TV 11 (IMP)
WNLNB 12 (New Line)
WTVB 14 (ABC)
WLV 15 (RBC)
WBFY 19 (Paramount)
WBFU 21 (UDC)
WTWN 29 (CW)
WBRK 36 (RKO)
WTN 40 (CTV)
WOKL 44 (Global)
WCUS 45 (MNTV)
WITB 54 (ITV)
WGNT 55 (CBC)
WVDT 61 (ABN, Buffalo)
WYMG 65 (MGM, Batavia)
CBRD 67 (RDN)

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