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Encyclopedia > WTIC (AM)
WTIC
Image:Logo-05.jpg
Broadcast area Hartford, Connecticut
Slogan NewsTalk 1080
Frequency 1080 KHz
Format News/Talk
Class A
Callsign meaning Travelers Insurance Corporation (former owners)
Owner CBS Radio

WTIC is a 50,000-watt AM 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 several states as well as parts of Canada by night. It is currently operated by CBS Radio. Image File history File links Logo-05. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Look up Slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Sine waves of various frequencies; the bottom waves have higher frequencies than those above. ... A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ... This is the list of broadcast station classes. ... Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... CBS Radio Inc. ... The watt (symbol: W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one joule per second. ... AM broadcasting is radio broadcasting using Amplitude Modulation. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ... The states marked in red show New England. ... CBS Radio Inc. ...


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 a fraction of a second before the top of the hour, timed such that the final tone of the sequence occurs precisely on the hour, 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 as it was during the height of WWII. This is the list of broadcast station classes. ... Clear channel stations are AM radio stations that are designated as such so that only one or two 50,000 watt powerhouses operate at night on each designated frequency, covering a wide area via sky wave propagation. ... A radio clock A radio clock is a clock that is synchronized by a time code bit stream transmitted by a radio transmitter connected to a time standard such as an atomic clock. ... 1922 Chart of the Morse Code Letters and Numerals Morse code is a method for transmitting information, using standardized sequences of short and long marks or pulses — commonly known as dots and dashes — for the letters, numerals, punctuation and special characters of a message. ... Over fifty GPS satellites such as this NAVSTAR have been launched since 1978. ... Beethoven redirects here. ... The coversheet to Beethovens 5th Symphony. ...


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 very first few stations in the world to achieve that power level. The transmitter, affectionately referred to as "old number one" was the very 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. 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... August 2 is the 214th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (215th in leap years), with 151 days remaining. ... RCAs logo as seen today on many products. ...


Perhaps 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 only with his death on December 6, 2002 at the age of 91. Steele continued to broadcast a Monday-Friday morning show for WTIC well into his seventies; 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, novelty songs, silly jokes, and a regular "Word of the Day" segment - even long after WTIC itself had abandoned music for a focus on news/talk) remained virtually unchanged throughout its entire history, making it perhaps the longest-running radio program in history to have never undergone a significant format change. Bob Steele was with WTIC Radio in Hartford, Connecticut for more than 66 years, and dominated the morning radio scene in Southern New England for most of that time. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... December 6 is the 340th day (341st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


WTIC's call letters stand for the station's original owners, the Travelers Insurance Corporation; however, the station no longer has any affiliation with that company. The St. ...


External links

  • WTIC.com
  • Northeast Airchecks, with an aircheck of their switch to 50,000 watts in 1929
  • Goldenage-WTIC.info In the late 1960's, 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 1970's, and can be heard here, thanks to a project created by former WTIC personality, Dick Bertel, and former WTIC engineer, Bob Scherago.
  • WTIC Alumni website A site that was created by Bill Clede and carried on by David Kaplan featuring information and trivia about the old WTIC AM/FM/TV before its sale by the Travelers in 1974.
AM radio stations in the Hartford, CT market (Arbitron #50)

By frequency: 560 | 840 | 910 | 1080 | 1150 | 1170 | 1230 | 1290 | 1360 | 1410 | 1550 AM broadcasting is radio broadcasting using Amplitude Modulation. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sine waves of various frequencies; the bottom waves have higher frequencies than those above. ... WHYN-AM 560 is a news/talk station in the Pioneer Valley area of Massachusetts, owned by Clear Channel Communications. ... WLAT is a radio station based in Hartford, Connecticut, playing Spanish Language Hit Music. ... WCTF 1170 AM is owned by Family Radio and is located in Vernon, CT. AM radio stations in the Hartford, CT market (Arbitron #50) By frequency: 560 | 840 | 910 | 1080 | 1150 | 1170 | 1230 | 1290 | 1360 | 1410 | 1550 By callsign: WCTF | WDRC | WDZK | WHYN | WKND | WLAT | WMRD | WPOP | WRYM | WTIC | WTMI... WKND is a radio station operating on 1230 licensed to the city of Manchester, CT. The transmitter site is in Manchester while the studios are in Hartford. ... WTMI is a classical music station branded as Radio Beethoven at AM 1290 in West Hartford, Connecticut. ... WDZK is a Radio Disney station serving the Hartford, Connecticut market. ...


By callsign: WCTF | WDRC | WDZK | WHYN | WKND | WLAT | WMRD | WPOP | WRYM | WTIC | WTMI In broadcasting and radio communication, a callsign or call sign (also call letters) is a unique designation for a transmitting station. ... WCTF 1170 AM is owned by Family Radio and is located in Vernon, CT. AM radio stations in the Hartford, CT market (Arbitron #50) By frequency: 560 | 840 | 910 | 1080 | 1150 | 1170 | 1230 | 1290 | 1360 | 1410 | 1550 By callsign: WCTF | WDRC | WDZK | WHYN | WKND | WLAT | WMRD | WPOP | WRYM | WTIC | WTMI... WDZK is a Radio Disney station serving the Hartford, Connecticut market. ... WHYN-AM 560 is a news/talk station in the Pioneer Valley area of Massachusetts, owned by Clear Channel Communications. ... WKND is a radio station operating on 1230 licensed to the city of Manchester, CT. The transmitter site is in Manchester while the studios are in Hartford. ... WLAT is a radio station based in Hartford, Connecticut, playing Spanish Language Hit Music. ... WTMI is a classical music station branded as Radio Beethoven at AM 1290 in West Hartford, Connecticut. ...


See also: Hartford (FM) (AM)

Connecticut Radio Markets
Bridgeport · Danbury · Hartford (AM) (FM) · New Haven · New London · Norwalk-Stamford
See also: List of radio stations in Connecticut and List of United States radio markets

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