Springfield channel 40

Paul Anderson paulranderson@charter.net
Wed Jun 24 13:24:11 EDT 2009

I'm confused about the order of things in the late '50s when WHYN-TV  
Springfield changed network affiliation and channel number.

They used to be a CBS affiliate and they used to be on channel 55.

Wikipedia says they switched from CBS to ABC in 1958 when WTIC-TV  
Hartford switched from independent to CBS, and then switched channels  
from 55 to 40 in 1959.


How, then, to explain the TV Guide ad showing channel 40 (and 12  
Providence and 18 Hartford) carrying a CBS show (Top Dollar) in 1958?


It seems the Wikipedia article is wrong.  Can anyone provide accurate  

And I've never seen information about the programming on WTIC-TV while  
they were an independent.  Any information there would be appreciated,  


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