For the first time in more than 40 years, WWNY will not televise the telethon which benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
"It's really part of the history of the station, part of the legacy of the station, so it's kind of hard to think of WWNY without thinking of the MDA telethon," said WWNY General Manager Cathy Pircsuk.
The news also came as a shock for people who worked behind the scenes.
"It had meaning. It helped people and it's one of those things you hate to see go," said Culley Gosier, who directed the local portions of the telethons for WWNY.
Saturday, October 1, 2016, Watertown, NY
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