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Re: Connecticut TV
>On Wed, 9 Apr 1997 email@example.com wrote:
>> There was also another call between the time channel 4 in NYC became WNBC
>> and channel 30 became WVIT. I just can't remember what it was, and I don't
>> have references handy.
>I believe it was WHNB, perhaps for Hartford-New Britain.
Yes, WHNB were channel 30's call letters until June 1978, when Viacom
bought the station and changed them to WVIT.
Their slogan was "NBC, TV/30" and boasted they were "Connecticut's Most
Colorful TV Station." I don't remember the call letters for the channel
59 or 79 translators. The Western New England TV Guide at the time
listed all these NBC stations in regular white-on-black bullets:
4 20 22 30 32 59 79
from Boston, Waterbury, Springfield, New Britain, Greenfield, West Haven
I also thought WATR Waterbury (channel 20) was also called WNBC at one
time. I guess both WHCT Hartford (channel 18) and WHNB New Britain
(channel 30) were owned by CBS and NBC at the same time.