WCTF

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WCTF
City of license Vernon, Connecticut
Broadcast area Hartford, Connecticut market
Frequency 1170kc.
First air date November 21, 1982
Format Religious
Power 1,000 watts day
500 watts critical hours
Class D
Facility ID 20826
Transmitter coordinates 41°52'7" N, 72°29'4" W
Callsign meaning unknown, possibly W ConnecticuT Family
Former callsigns WRTT (until February 24, 1986)
Affiliations Family Radio
Owner Family Radio, Inc.

WCTF is a radio station licensed to Family Radio and located in Vernon, CT. The station operates daytime only on 1170 kHz with 1,000 Watts of power using a two-tower directional antenna system. In 1992 the station had a construction permit for 2.5 kW.

History[edit]

Originally licensed in 1982 with the call sign WRTT, the station operated with a commercial format until financial issues caused it to go dark (go off the air). The station was purchased by Family Radio in 1985 for $136,000 with the transaction finalized in January 1986 and returned to the air with studios in Rockville Center. In 1998 the studios were moved to the transmitter site on Penfield Drive in Ellington, Connecticut.

References[edit]

  • 1992 Broadcasting Yearbook, page A-64

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°52′7″N 72°29′4″W / 41.86861°N 72.48444°W / 41.86861; -72.48444