Over the years there have been a number stations which were proposed but never built. Some even had Construction Permits (CP) issued by the FCC. There were also several major upgrades for existing stations which were never completed. Here are some of the details:
The Bridgeport Herald newspaper had plans for WITE-FM, 97.5 Bridgeport, which will provide facimility service providing newspaper pages to dedicated receivers in homes and various public locations. The station is tested in other states but never built in CT.
Two stations proposed in 1962 generated quite a stir:
Quinnipiac Valley Services requested a Construction Permit (CP) for 500-watts, daytime only, on 860 Khz from Wallingford, CT while at the same time Radio Ridgefield requested 850 khz. These two applications were mutually exclusive and both received stiff opposition from WCBS in
In 1963 WRYM (840 khz,
In the late 60s the St Thomas Semanary, current licensee of WJMJ, was granted a Construction Permit (CP) from the FCC for a new 3kW station in East Morris, CT on 88.9. Later that organization would change the location to Burlington, CT which would later become WJMJ.
Dennis Jackson sent us word that there was a proposal in the early seventies for a new AM station to be located in Rockville, Connecticut on 800 Khz with the proposed call letters WRKV. The project was begun by Dick Brescia of
In the mid-seventies the former operators of pirate station WKOB in New Britain seriously considered applying for a non-commercial, 10-watt, class D, FM license in that city. Harold Dorschug, VP of Research and Development for WTIC Radio was involved in the project.
In the late 70's WCCC (AM) had a CP for 5,000 watts, daytime, only from the Glastonbury/Portland area. They even purchased a Harris MW-5A transmitter but the only affordable land available for the 4 towers needed for the directional antenna was in an area prone to flooding from the
In the mid-80s WKND,
There was a CP issued in the late eighties for a new station in
Also in the eighties, WHCN explored moving their antenna to the
WFCS investigated moving their antenna from the Central CT State University campus to the Channel 30 tower on Rattlesnake Mountain.
WFCS, 107.7 MHz at Central Connecticut University in New Britain, explored moving their antenna off campus to the Channel 30 tower in Farmington.
Sometime around 2000 a Construction Permit for 1040 Khz. in
An attempt was made to reuse the old 1590 khz WQQW frequency in the
There is a report of a Construction Permit for 1490 Khz in Uncasville, CT, still standing after 2 or 3 petitions for reconsiderations but we have been unable to verfity this.