NewsChannel 13 parent company Hubbard Broadcasting celebrates 100th anniversary

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NewsChannel 13’s parent company Hubbard Broadcasting is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

In 1923, Stanley E. Hubbard is believed to have started the world’s first advertiser supported radio station, WAMD in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

It was a humble beginning to what has become one of the most respected family-owned broadcast corporations in the world.

A few years later, Hubbard Broadcasting bought a TV camera from RCA, the first TV camera ever sold, and KSTP – the nation’s first independently owned NBC affiliate –  went on the air in Saint Paul/Minneapolis.

Down the road, KSTP would become the first full-color TV station in the world.

The company would go on to revolutionize the television industry with the invention of the mobile satellite news uplink trunk.

Hubbard Broadcasting acquired WNYT in 1996.

Hubbard now owns radio and TV stations across the country, including in Rochester, New York, Duluth, Minnesota and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

These days, the company continues to expand into podcasting and its F&F Productions continues to produce national and international games – including many of the professional and college sporting events you watch on TV every week.

Through the Hubbard Foundation and the philanthropy of all its TV and radio stations across the country, the company continues to support communities nationwide.