Springfield channel 40
Wed Jun 24 14:59:20 EDT 2009
Vane Jones's North American Radio & TV Station Listings for 1958 gives
WHYN-TV as being on 40. It was on 55 in 1956; I used to have a collection
of TV Guides from that year (don't I wish I had 'em now!)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Anderson" <email@example.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 1:24 PM
Subject: Springfield channel 40
> 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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