The 1948 issue of the CT State Register shows WNLC-FM 99.5 Mhz owned by Thames Broadcasting, Inc, and licensed for 20,000 watts of power. This was apparently the first FM station in the state east of the CT river.
I worked at WTYD / WNLC in 1974 as a salesman, my first job out of college. Stayed one year then moved back to NH. My most memorable time was when I knocked of the automated FM accidentally when I kicked a power outlet under my desk, the engineer could not figure out why the automation had tripped the circuit breaker. I suggested that it could have been the spark under my desk. Thank you for the informative history of WNLC-AM
Bob Paine (Bob MacAndrew on the air)
Dave Lind was one of the engineers and had a hand in getting WTYD-FM on the air in, I think, the latter part of December, 1969. The chief engineer at the time was Randy Barrett who was kind enough to send me two sheets of old WNLC stationary. On one he drew a diagram of the studios in the Mohegan Hotel as they were when he joined the station in 1951 or so.”
I can still recall marveling at the WNLC-AM tower array in Waterford when I’d visit Dave in Niantic, long after he no longer was associated with the station.