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Kind Clinics Discusses Medical Marijuana Dispensaries with WTIC-AM Radio
Kind Clinics Discusses Medical Marijuana Dispensaries with WTIC-AM Radio
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WTIC 1080 News AM Radio Hartford Wayne Sound Off Connecticut Radiovice
WTIC 1080 News AM Radio Hartford Wayne Sound Off Connecticut Radiovice
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Conn. Learns of JFK Assass. on WTIC & NBC Radio (with Timeline of Events)
Conn. Learns of JFK Assass. on WTIC & NBC Radio (with Timeline of Events)
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2013 Bike MS: Cardio Express Ride With Fox CT, WTIC 8 a.m.
2013 Bike MS: Cardio Express Ride With Fox CT, WTIC 8 a.m.
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Tom Moore on WTIC AM - November 10, 2011
Tom Moore on WTIC AM - November 10, 2011
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1080 AM WTIC Hartford CT
1080 AM WTIC Hartford CT
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WTIC AM NewsTalk 1080: RFK ASSASSINATION CONSPIRACY (1 of 2)
WTIC AM NewsTalk 1080: RFK ASSASSINATION CONSPIRACY (1 of 2)
::2008/05/11::
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2013 Bike MS: Cardio Express Ride With Fox CT, WTIC 7 a.m.
2013 Bike MS: Cardio Express Ride With Fox CT, WTIC 7 a.m.
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WTIC 1080 AM Radio Intereview-Strapped Into An American Dream
WTIC 1080 AM Radio Intereview-Strapped Into An American Dream
::2009/09/03::
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Neumont WTIC-AM Hartford
Neumont WTIC-AM Hartford
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1080 WTIC AM Hartford, CT
1080 WTIC AM Hartford, CT
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1974 UConn Huskies Basketball Promo on Ch. 3, WTIC-TV (now WFSB), in Hartford
1974 UConn Huskies Basketball Promo on Ch. 3, WTIC-TV (now WFSB), in Hartford
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Lupus WTIC Promo
Lupus WTIC Promo
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CT Lighting - WTIC Radio Interview Apr 2012
CT Lighting - WTIC Radio Interview Apr 2012
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CT Lighting - WTIC Radio Interview Feb 2012
CT Lighting - WTIC Radio Interview Feb 2012
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CT Lighting - WTIC Radio Interview Dec 2012
CT Lighting - WTIC Radio Interview Dec 2012
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50th Anniv. of JFK Assass. on WFSB, Ch. 3 in Hartford, Conn.
50th Anniv. of JFK Assass. on WFSB, Ch. 3 in Hartford, Conn.
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Hitler Finds out the Truth Behind WTIC News Talk 1080
Hitler Finds out the Truth Behind WTIC News Talk 1080
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Reporting the JFK Assass. on Hartford, Conn. Media on WFSB, Ch. 3, in 2013
Reporting the JFK Assass. on Hartford, Conn. Media on WFSB, Ch. 3, in 2013
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CT Lighting - WTIC Radio Interview Jun 2013
CT Lighting - WTIC Radio Interview Jun 2013
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WTIC - FOX61 Morning News @ 4:30 8-25-08
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Walk for Weaver
Walk for Weaver
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WTIC sign-on 1957
WTIC sign-on 1957
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WTIC FOX CT News at 10pm - Full Newscast in HD
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Bob Steele WTIC Radio Hartford 1988
Bob Steele WTIC Radio Hartford 1988
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Sports Journalism Panel Discussion - PRR311
Sports Journalism Panel Discussion - PRR311
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WTIC FM - 96.5 TIC
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96 WTIC FM Station Profile 1992 RadioRewinder
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WTIC-TV 1997 FOX 61 News Open
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JFK
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WTIC AT&T Uverse segment - 041013
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WTIC Fox 61 Concussion Sensors at University of New Haven [3]
WTIC Fox 61 Concussion Sensors at University of New Haven [3]
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Erin Stewart with Governor John Rowland on WTIC 1080
Erin Stewart with Governor John Rowland on WTIC 1080
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Erin Stewart talks with WTIC 1080
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WFSB 1984: Business story about WTIC-TV-61 sign-on
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1-22-14: WTIC-TV Features Marcus Harun on FOX-CT News at 11pm
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WTIC-FOX  News at 9 -HARTFORD-NEW HAVEN, CT - Interview with children
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Senator Welch on WTIC
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FiFi SDR SSB AM Tuning
FiFi SDR SSB AM Tuning
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Stan Simpson - Calhoun Contract
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WTIC Compromising Positions promo, 1988
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UNH Supermileage Car Ready for Competition (Fox 61 WTIC) [1]
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WTIC HD Radio Spectrum - W1AEX
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Stan Simpson:  Penn State Latest Pt. 1
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Stan Simpson: How Did Leigh Steinberg Squander $100 million? | 1/22
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2013 Bike MS: Cardio Express Ride With Fox CT, WTIC 8 10 p.m.
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WTIC FM TELEVISION SPOT 1980s
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WTIC 1080 TELEVISION SPOT 1980s
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Stan Simpson: UConn Hoops | 11/6
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Bionic Suit Could Help Paralyzed Soldiers Walk Again  WTIC FOX CT
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WTIC
WTIC 1080 AM Radio logo.jpg
City of license Hartford, Connecticut
Broadcast area Hartford, Connecticut
Branding NewsTalk 1080
Slogan Connecticut's Local Radio Station
Frequency 1080 kHz 96.5-2 FM WTIC-FM HD2 (HD Radio)
First air date February 10, 1925
Format News/Talk
Power 50,000 watts
Class A (clear-channel)
Facility ID 66464
Transmitter coordinates 41°46′39″N 72°48′17″W / 41.77750°N 72.80472°W / 41.77750; -72.80472
Callsign meaning Travelers Insurance Corporation (former owners)
Affiliations CBS News
Owner CBS Radio (CBS Radio East, Inc.)
Sister stations WRCH, WTIC-FM, WZMX
Webcast Listen Live
Website wtic.com

WTIC (1080 AM) is a 50,000-watt radio station operating out of Hartford, Connecticut, broadcasting news and talk radio. Its signal, located at 1080 kHz, can be picked up throughout southern New England by day and over much of the eastern half of the United States and Canada by night. It is currently operated by CBS Radio. Its transmitter is located in Avon, Connecticut, and has studios located in Farmington, Connecticut.

WTIC, a class A station on a clear channel, is known for its historic time tone, which is a broadcast of the Morse code letter "V" every hour on the hour since 1943. This makes it one of the oldest continuously broadcasting radio time tones in the world. WTIC employs a GPS master clock system that fires the custom-built time-tone generator shortly before the top of the hour, timed such that the final tone of the sequence occurs precisely on the hour (Even though everything else heard on the station is on a 10-second delay), and listeners have been setting their watches to WTIC for many years. The notes of the sequence were pitched to mimic the famous opening sequence of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, whose "short-short-short-long" rhythm matches that of the Morse code letter "V". The Morse code letter "V" for Victory was selected during the height of WWII.

Originally founded in 1925 and transmitting on 500 watts for the first 4 years (the 1929 program announcing the retirement of the transmitter is not only known to survive, but also available online), WTIC began 50,000 watt operation on August 2, 1929 making it one of the first few stations in the world to achieve that power level. The transmitter, referred to as "old number one" was the first 50,000 watt transmitter ever manufactured by RCA and has serial number 001. This RCA 50 transmitter was the first high power commercial transmitter to use 100-kilowatt tubes, the first to use mercury-vapor type rectifiers throughout, and the first capable of true 100 percent modulation of its full rated 50-kilowatt carrier output.

WTIC's best-known personality was Bob Steele, who started with the station in 1936 and stayed with WTIC for his entire sixty-six year career, ending with his death on December 6, 2002 at the age of 91. Steele continued to broadcast a 5:30 - 10:00 AM Monday-Saturday morning show for WTIC for fifty-five years, scaling back to Saturdays only after September 1991; by the time of his last broadcast in November 2002, he was only heard on the first Saturday morning of every month. Despite WTIC's various format changes over the years, Steele's show (which featured musical standards, farm news and prices early in the morning, novelty songs, silly jokes, horrible puns ("...and the weather for Mexico City is chili today, hot tamale") and a regular "Word of the Day" segment - even long after WTIC itself had abandoned music for a focus on news/talk) remained unchanged throughout its run, making it perhaps the longest-running radio program in history to have never undergone a significant format change.

The station remains popular. In December 2008 the station made major programming changes—co-host Diane Smith was dropped from the morning show she hosted with Ray Dunaway, which covers local affairs from a relatively moderate perspective. The libertarian edged Sound Off Connecticut hosted by conservative Jim Vicevich had an hour added to the show. The station continued to carry Rush Limbaugh at midday, but the afternoon drive personality, vocal liberal Colin McEnroe, was laid off and his timeslot replaced with a three hour local and national news roundup.[1] The afternoon time slot was given to former Connecticut Governor John G. Rowland in September 2010. Rowland resigned from the station on April 3rd 2014 amid a second corruption scandal. The station airs a sports show in the early evening, which usually is a warm up to Red Sox baseball or UConn Huskies basketball. WTIC's call letters stand for the station's original owners, the Travelers Insurance Company;[1] however, the station is no longer affiliated with Travelers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, Michael. "Time Line For Connecticut Broadcasting". Connecticut Broadcaster's Association. 

External links[edit]

  • WTIC.com
  • Northeast Airchecks, with an aircheck of their switch to 50,000 watts in 1929
  • Goldenage-WTIC.org In the late 1960s, with declining listenership at night, WTIC management decided that there was a market for long-form shows that could be packaged and sold to sponsors. Two of those shows were "The Golden Age of Radio" and "A One Night Stand with the Big Bands." They were broadcast monthly through the mid 1970s, and can be heard here, thanks to a project created by former WTIC personality, Dick Bertel, and former WTIC engineer, Bob Scherago. Check this site regularly as we are adding to the collection of old WTIC programs.
  • WTIC Alumni website A site that was created by Bill Clede and carried on by David Kaplan featuring pictures, audio, information and trivia about the old WTIC AM/FM/TV before its sale by the Travelers in 1974.
  • Query the FCC's AM station database for WTIC
  • Radio-Locator Information on WTIC
  • Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WTIC
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