Dave Tomm nostaticatall@charter.net
Sat Nov 21 00:16:08 EST 2009

According to Wikipedia (for whatever that's worth) NBC put it's  
programming on WATR-TV to reach the New Haven area in 1966.  Hartford/ 
New Haven has been a combined TV market for over 50 years, and Channel  
30 couldn't cover it all.  By the early 70's, WHNB had signed on  
translators in New Haven (59) and Torrington (79) to fill in their  
coverage gaps.  I would assume once that happened WATR lost their NBC  
affiliation, but I couldn't find an exact date.

-Dave Tomm

On Nov 20, 2009, at 11:27 PM, vzeej5wn@myfairpoint.net wrote:

> I've always been curious about WATR-TV's NBC affiliation, given that  
> WHNB-TV Channel 30 in New Britain was only about thirty miles away  
> (if that).   Is the terrain down there so hilly that one NBC  
> affiliate wasn't sufficient to cover the area?  -Doug

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