In April, 1940 the Travelers Broadcast Service Corporation amended its 1939 app for a TV license, asking for the 66-72 mc band instead. Six months later the application was withdrawn without predjudice until such a time as the FCC reconsiderd its refusal to allow commerical television, and standards for the new science were extablished. On Sept 12, 47 WTIC applied for a commercial tv station in Hartford.
Channel 3 came on the air in 1957 at WTIC-TV, sister station to WTIC (AM) and WTIC-FM, all owned by Travelers Insurance Company. The studios were at 26 Grove Street in Hartford.
In the seventies channel 3 split from the two radio stations and was sold to Post Newsweek Stations, Inc. and became WFSB, the call letters stood for Frederick S. Beebe who was president of Post-Newsweek when they took over the station.
WTIC Management, 1965
Ad for WTIC-TV's "What In The World" show from 1965.
3 Constitution Plaza being demolished, summer '09.
Ranger Andy show being taped.
Bruce Kern on WTIC-TV