This Tuesday evening Patrice Walsh of WHAM Channel 13 will give a talk on “Channel 13 Over the Years.” Patrice will tell how Channel 13 started, when the station went on the air and where the first studio was located. Patrice will also talk about the personalities on the air in the early days and those working there today.
Channel 13 (WOKR) signed on in 1962 as an ABC affiliate and still remains an ABC affiliate. They changed their call letters to WHAM in 2005.
Patrice grew up in W. Irondequoit and attended Bishop Kearney High. She received a B.S. in Television-Radio Communications from the S. I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University. Patrice was hired at Channel 13 in 1980 and has received several awards for her television work over the years. Patrice and her family live in Greece.
The talk is Tuesday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the Greece Town Hall. Greece Historical Society members are free and a $2 donation is appreciated from others.