Springfield channel 40

A. Joseph Ross Joe@attorneyross.com
Thu Jun 25 18:26:09 EDT 2009

On 25 Jun 2009 Larry Weil wrote:

> I thought Channel 19 (or wherever their digital signal is now) is
> already duplicating one of the Albany stations?

It has been since it became WCDC in 1956.  But for awhile, it was 
WMGT, a separate station, with a DuMont affiliation.  When it moved 
to channel 19, it could serve the Albany area, although it was listed 
in the Times-Union when it was on channel 74.  Then a storm blew down 
their tower, the DuMont network died, and when they returned to the 
air, they were WCDC, duplicating WCDA 41 in Albany and WCDB 29 in 
Hagaman.  WCDA-WCDB eventually became WTEN, channel 10, and WCDC 
continued to duplicate them on Mt. Greylock.

In my senior year at UMass Amherst, I moved to one of the high-rise 
dorms and discovered that the dorm TV could pick up channel 19, 
relaying WTEN.  I remember watching the 1966 New York gubernatorial 

Sometime in the 1970s, I took an old Zenith portable B&W TV to a 
friend in Brimfield for him to install a new filter capacitor.  He 
was surprised to get a snowy, but quite watchable signal in Brimfield 
from channel 19, using only the set's UHF ring antenna. 

A. Joseph Ross, J.D.                   617.367.0468
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