Springfield channel 40

Mark Casey map@mapinternet.com
Thu Jun 25 09:55:56 EDT 2009

Seems to me that the WHYN-TV channel change from 55 to 40 occured well 
before 1959.

WTIC-3 was independent for only a very short time. Their Wikipedia article 
says from sign-on in Sept 1957 to early 1958. That sounds about right.

Mark Casey, K1MAP

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Anderson" <paulranderson@charter.net>
To: "Boston Radio Mailing List" <boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org>
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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