HARTFORD RADIO HISTORY
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John Aegerter said:   January 30, 2010 9:16 pm PST
Very interesting site, but I detected a couple of errors at WTIC. First, Mr. Fitch mentions that a Continental 317 replaced the Westinghouse "water-cooled" transmitter! The Westinghouse 50-HG-1 is NOT a water-cooled transmitter, but cooled by forced-air and using WL5891 forced-air triode tubes. Also, the "RCA 50-B" was not built by RCA, but GE & Westinghouse. The 50-D was the first actual RCA built 50 kW AM transmitter. The 50-B and 50-D were water-cooled.

Waterbury Time Machine said:   January 30, 2010 11:09 am PST
Where is the page for WBRY/WTBY/WQQW in Waterbury? It was under Silent Stations but is no longer there.

Bob Gilmore said:   January 26, 2010 9:53 am PST
I had a part-time airshift on WJBX 1450AM in 1986 and 1987 and it was quite enjoyable. WJBX had a great variety of oldies, and had a decent mix of the new stuff. WJBX replaced WNAB in Bridgeport in November 1985. It only lasted until 1989 before turning to a Spanish format. The current call letters are WCUM for Radio Cumbré. The frequency killed WJBX with all of the noise at night. The 1000 watts just didn't cut it too well out of the Bridgeport metropolitan area on a local frequency. I did manage to pick the station up on skip in Maine one weekend. That was pretty neat.

Steve Emirzian said:   January 17, 2010 3:40 pm PST
I was a Master Control Operator when WHCT Ch.18 came back on the air in early 1997. We had no studio after so many years so we were forced to maintain the station transmission from the transmitter site on Avon Mountain which was a loud, 8-hour shift. We then moved to a literal office space in Bishop's Corner where people would constantly mistake us for the neighboring Doctor and Dentist offices down the hall. Finally settled near the Meadows in Hartford. I did double duty as a producer for the state's only public affairs program called "What's Goin' On!" (1998 - '99) with host Carla Yarbrough Clark at WB59 in New Haven. Great times.

William M. Brown said:   January 16, 2010 10:03 am PST
John before one can know where tyey're going, they must know where they have been. Fantastic job. I started with WKND, but having worked at KND and WPOP all news, thanks to you, guess where my next stop is? Again kudos to you for this exciting factual journey.

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