WNYT sports producer MacKay let go
Some bonus TV notes for you today.
— Scott MacKay, long-time sports producer at WNYT (Ch. 13), has been let go by the station.
MacKay was given a choice to take a buyout, or work part-time. He chose the buyout. It's big loss for the station. Someone has to make Rodger Wyland look good, right? Only kidding, Rodger!
— The Golf Channel and Versus, which shared a channel on Time Warner Cable's high definition tier, now have their own channels.
Versus, which began broadcasting in HD 24 hours a day this week, will have HD channel 1873 to itself. The Golf Channel HD moves from channel 1873 to 1865.
— There will be plenty of local college basketball action on TW-3 next week.
It starts Monday with a Saint Rose double-header against Bentley. The women play at 5:30 p.m., and the men start at 7:30 p.m. On Tuesday, the Siena men host Marist ay 7 p.m. On Wednesday, it's a women's game between Villanova and Binghamton. On Saturday, UAlbany hosts Canisius at 7 p.m.