HARTFORD RADIO HISTORY
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Tom Scanlan said:   September 4, 2009 5:37 am PST
GREAT site! worked my way thru HS (OH, NY) installing TV antennas.UConn '58 - '62, WHUS with Dave Millson, the Late, Great Jeff Tellis, Tony Riggs, Leighton Gage, Cliff Miliken, Pete Sutheim, other on-air people and engineer geeks; got 1st Phone in '59, was CE at WWCO, then engineer at WBRY under John Tomasciewicz, Ron Ginsberg; studio people like Lou Frank Dennis, Jim Sullivan, GM Bob Holczer; Went to Meriden Mtn with John Corbett @ WATR-TV53...wow, that old, ancient RCA TTU-1B was brand new...and that microwave lash-up to bring in WABC-TV from NYC! Migrated to 'TIC under Bernie Mullins, John Lobb (Sp?), tried to get in at WHCT when Mr. Dorschug was there; did visit WHCT transmitter, saw helical antenna; had a GE Klystron transmitter. Later worked WHYN-TV40 in Spfld, MA; Joe Mulhall, ex-WBRY got me studio maint engineer position at 'HYN. Left fall '62 - BAD grades, GREAT times; on air Noon-6P M-Sat WILI, fulltime, also engineering at 'ILI and WHUS. Dreaded Army draft notice = hello USAF! Visited Meriden Mtn 2006; got pix of Ch. 53 antenna lying in the grass!! Helped a dude saw some brand new transmission line at an FM up there...chatted with him about the old days..I'm retired from USAF and TV Bdcstg...tcbhnliving in CO and in Michigan's UP. There was NOTHING that could even come close to those five great years in CT Broadcasting at age 17-22!!! God love ya all!! FCC License # P1 -2 -14097 if memory serves.......

Dan Sage said:   September 4, 2009 2:13 am PST
When I was a kid my grandfather did work for WKNB TV & Radio / WRYM/ WNBC-TV & WHNB-TV/30 although he was not employed by them he was their Graphic Artist,& set builder. It is great to see that WVIT saved some of his signs displayed on your websight Also WRYM still uses the logo he design back in 1960

Ed Quinn said:   August 22, 2009 12:01 pm PST
Excellent section on Pirate Radio. Very thorough. Especially WKOB!!!!

David Kaplan said:   August 9, 2009 7:12 pm PST
I'm impressed! The work done on just one station's entry is immense, and you have 70+ entries... A tremendous undertaking...

Paul Resnik said:   August 7, 2009 8:00 am PST
After reading some of the blogs on WCC-FM, I noticed very little from the late 60's to early 70's. I was hired by Rusty Potts when he was putting his "All Request" format on the air. The most popular song at the time was "Rubber Ducky". There were times when it was played 8 or 9 times in a row if that was what was requested. God, I hate that song! Anyway, I'll never forget my first staff meeting. Rusty introduced me as "Sandy Nichols", not a very good jock, but a nice guy, and the staff should have at least one nice guy. (So much for talent). I didn't last very long there, and eventually ended-up at WKCI in Hamden doing seques of MOR music and announcing the station ID twice an hour. The PD was Jerry Fisher, one of the nicest people I ever met in my 30 year career. From there, circa 1971, I went to WNHC-FM/WPLR . Burt Sherwood and Bill Hennes hired me st WSVP in W. Warwick, R.I. and then took me to WMEE-AM in Ft. Wayne, IN. After about a year I moved on to St. Louis, Honolulu, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale and a few stints back in Ct. (WAVZ, WHCN, WPLR). I really miss the people (or most of them) I worked with and have seen many of them on this website. We were lucky to work at a time when radio was creative and exciting. I miss that.

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