WBZ-TV History and Where Are They Now?

Paul B. Walker, Jr. walkerbroadcasting@gmail.com
Tue Jul 13 09:00:10 EDT 2010

And all I ever had was a set top antenna.. my mom wasnt going to let me put
something on the roof. I forgot about the Norwich PBS repeater, I didn't
watch it once.. usually I watched PBS, if at all, on Channel 24

Paul Walker

On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 7:55 AM, Dave Tomm <nostaticatall@charter.net>wrote:

> I grew up in Colchester and never had a problem receiving Channel 8.  We
> had the rooftop antenna with a rotor, which really was a must there, and got
> a ton of stations.  But, it made channel surfing difficult.  CBS and NBC
> (later FOX) in Hartford, ABC in New Haven, PBS repeater in Norwich, and 26
> in New London meant you most likely had to turn the rotor whenever you
> changed the station.  Plus, our set had a decent tuner, so we were often
> able to pull in 38 and 56 out of Boston, the VHF's from Providence, and
> Channel 5 from NYC.  There was always something on to watch, but you often
> had to fight for it.....
> -Dave Tomm
> On Jul 13, 2010, at 6:48 AM, Paul B. Walker, Jr. wrote:
> 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

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