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September 28, 2011

Derry's WBIN-TV offers new fall lineup

DERRY — Local television station WBIN-TV has unveiled its new fall 2011 programming lineup.

The station on A Street is the former WNDS. It's the only locally owned and operated independent television station in the Boston/Manchester market.

WBIN-TV is now owned by former U.S. Senate candidate and businessman Bill Binnie, who took ownership of the station earlier this year.

In its programming, the station will feature a "court block" from 4 to 6 p.m. featuring the nationally syndicated Judge Mathis and the People's Court.

"The People's Court is where reality television began," said Lee Kinberg, WBIN's senior vice president of programming.

WBIN also premiered the syndicated comedy "30 Rock" last week.

Other programs slated for the station are "The Simpsons," "The Office," "Cash Cab" and "That '70s Show."

"We are pleased with our syndicated entertainment lineup," Binnie said. "These are proven ratings getters that resonate with viewers and advertisers."

The station has undergone many changes in the three decades it has been based Derry.

The station is best known as the former WNDS and home for decades to Derry's meteorologist Al Kaprielian.

Kaprielian and other staff were laid off in December 2009 by station owner Shooting Star Broadcasting.

WBIN is an affiliate of Fox-owned My Network TV.

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