WTIC (WTIC NewsTalk 1080) is a 50,000-watt radio station operating from 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. WTIC is owned by Entercom. Its transmitter is located in Avon, Connecticut, and its studios are located on Executive Drive in Farmington, Connecticut. WTIC is a Primary entry point (PEP) for the EAS.
|Broadcast area||Hartford, Connecticut|
|Branding||WTIC NewsTalk 1080|
|Slogan||Connecticut's Local Radio Station|
(also on HD Radio via WTIC-FM-HD2)
|First air date||February 10, 1925|
|Callsign meaning||We're the Travelers Insurance Company|
(Entercom License, LLC)
|Sister stations||WRCH, WTIC-FM, WZMX|
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.
- Grant, Steve. "Colin McEnroe, Diane Smith Laid Off By WTIC-AM". Hartford Courant.
- Collins, Michael. "Time Line For Connecticut Broadcasting". Connecticut Broadcaster's Association.
- CBS Radio to Merge with Entercom
- "Entercom Receives FCC Approval for Merger with CBS Radio". Entercom. November 9, 2017. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
- Venta, Lance (November 17, 2017). "Entercom Completes CBS Radio Merger". Radio Insight. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
- Official website
- 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.
- 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