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For the television station in Hartford known as 'WTIC-TV from 1957 to 1974, see WFSB.

WTIC-TV, channel 61, is a television station in Hartford, Connecticut. Owned by the Tribune Company, WTIC-TV is a charter affiliate of the Fox Broadcasting Company. The station broadcasts from the Hartford Courant building in Hartford, and its transmitter is located on Rattlesnake Mountain in Farmington, Connecticut.

WTIC-TV is one of three media properties in Connecticut owned by Tribune; the others are The CW Television Network affiliate WCCT-TV (channel 20), and the Hartford Courant. This television station was once co-owned with Hartford's WTIC radio and WTIC-FM, which are now properties of CBS Radio.


A group led by Arnold Chase (Arch Communications Corp.) won a construction permit for channel 61 in September 1983. Chase originally planned to call his new station WETG-TV, in memory of Ella T. Grasso (the first woman in Connecticut to be elected governor) who died in 1981. After permission was granted by Chase Broadcasting (owned by other Chase family members), owner of WTIC radio (1080 AM and 96.5 FM) to allow Arch to use the historic WTIC-TV call-sign, a waiver was granted by the FCC in early 1984. This call sign had last been used by what is now WFSB from 1957 to 1974. In memory of Grasso, WTIC showed clips of Grasso at work at sign off while church bells played the Star Spangled Banner. A graphic at the end mentioned that the station was dedicated in Grasso's memory....
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