TV weatherman Fred Tallbot has pleaded not guilty to nine counts of indecent assault and a sexual assault at Manchester Minshull Street Crown.
The former teacher from Bowdon, Cheshire, is alleged to have committed the offences between 1968 and 1983, against five male complainants, three of whom were under 16.
Police said previously that six counts of alleged indecent assault relate to incidents involving one victim who attended a school in Newcastle at the time, while the other alleged offences involve former pupils at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys.
He will next appear in court on 27 May. A trial date has been provisionally set for 19 January, 2015.