WBZ-TV History and Where Are They Now?

Paul B. Walker, Jr. walkerbroadcasting@gmail.com
Tue Jul 13 06:48:53 EDT 2010

I know from where I lived in Connecticut... Colchester to be exact, then
WTWS 26 came in the best because it was RIGHT down the road.. but a very
very close 2nd was WTIC 61 and right behind them was WVIT 30.. those 3 had
the best TV signals in my house. Channel 8 was kinda iffy.

I didn't get great signals from any Rhode Island stations either.

Keep in mind I was using just a set top antenna.

Paul Walker

On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 5:27 AM, Dan.Strassberg <dan.strassberg@att.net>wrote:

> In this part of the country, high-band VHFs (7-13) were normally
> allowed 316 kW @ 1000' AAT, but the New Haven 8 was an exception
> (AFAIK, the first of several exceptions in the Northeast). But wasn't
> it a unique exception? Weren't the others (6 New Bedford--and yes, I'm
> quite aware that 6 was a low-band VHF--and 10/13 Albany are the ones I
> can think of) all short-spaced to co-channel stations, whereas New
> Haven was short spaced to first-adjacent 7 and 9 in the New York City
> market. As a result, I believe that New Haven was limited to 316 kW @
> 500' AAT. So how high (above ground) was the Channel 8 New Haven
> antenna? Does the Hamden tower still stand? If so, who is using it
> now? And isn't Hartford at a somewhat higher elevation than Hamden?
> Wouldn't that have made for reception problems for 8 in Hartford? Did
> 8 refrain from moving to Meriden Mtn (which is farther from NYC than
> Hamden is) because doing so would have short-spaced it to Poland
> Spring? Mt Washington is in the northern New England allocation zone
> and minimum spacings (as well as maximum equivalent antenna heights)
> are greater for it than for stations in more populous parts of New
> England.
> -----
> Dan Strassberg (dan.strassberg@att.net)
> eFax 1-707-215-6367
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Garrett Wollman" <
> wollman@bimajority.org>
> To: "Donna Halper" <dlh@donnahalper.com>
> Cc: <boston-radio-interest@BostonRadio.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 12:56 AM
> Subject: Re: WBZ-TV History and Where Are They Now?
> Not to pile on here, but WNHC-TV/WTNH was never in Hartford --
>> always
>> New Haven, and always AFAIK transmitting from Hamden, just north of
>> the Wilbur Cross Parkway.>
>> -GAWollman

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