HARTFORD RADIO HISTORY
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Don Upham said:   December 13, 2010 9:45 am PST
Your history site mentions rumors of a moveable, experimental or demonstration TV station in the late 1940's. I have a couple of ideas: CBS had a traveling demonstration of their sequential (mechanical) color TV during this time period. It was closed-circuit, not on the air but people don't always understand the difference. I saw it at a Boston department store sometime in the late 40's. And Westinghouse was promoting their idea of an airborne TV system using one of the high-band VHF TV channels. The plane was based in Baltimore, Md. but the signal reached into New England. I did not observe this personally. Their name for the system was "Stratovision."

Jim Scott said:   December 3, 2010 2:21 pm PST
Excellent Connecticut radio nostalgia site! Here is some personal information I hope you can use: I did afternoon drive (1 -5 p.m.) at WWCO-AM in 1970 & '71 but seem to be overlooked in some 'CO histories, even though I had a very popular show. Apparently, fame really is fleeting. WWCO was a great place to work with a good bunch of people. No money, just fun. I held the 10 a.m - 3 p.m. slot on WDRC-FM from early 1972 until August, 1973 and it was the best radio experience of my career. Charlie Parker was great mentor. Class all the way - and good money, too! I was Program Director at WQQW-AM (1590) from July, 1973 through March, 1974. A conflict I had with the co-owner (of the station (Tom Coffey) did not end well and I left for California and a very brief gig with a nascent broadcast school being organized by the legendary Ken Griffin. That fizzled and I ended up moving back to Connecticut. I held a number of different air shifts at WWYZ-FM in 1977-78 back when Bob Craig (formerly of WDRC-AM) was P.D. This was before the station went country. The format was ultra-soft rock/folk and the presentation was very low-key. Think 'NPR'. I was fired for not reporting for work during the blizzard of 1978. Go figure. I held the 10 am. - 3 p.m. air shift at WADS in Ansonia in 1979-80. This was when the studio was in the Ansonia mall and the D.J.s were 'on display' - but few shoppers seem to care. In 1981, the late Lou Terri hired me for the 6 p.m. -midnight air shift at WIOF-FM. I was there until late 1992. My longest radio gig (11 years!) It was a great ride. This was my last radio job.

Bob Lupone said:   December 2, 2010 8:08 am PST
Interesting site loaded with good reading. Thanks

Eric..."Big Jim" Riegert's" son" Riegert said:   December 1, 2010 2:36 pm PST
Great site

Michael Angelillo said:   November 26, 2010 8:16 am PST
TO: TOM,SHIRLEY AND CONNIE, I am certainly proud of the way you have kept WQTQ-FM on the air all these years. I am sure the late George Thomas is also proud of you guys. GOD BLESS!!!!!!!!!!!! Mr. A

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