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CityVernon, Connecticut
Broadcast areaHartford, Connecticut market
Frequency1170 kHz
Translator(s)104.3 W282AD (Vernon)
First air dateNovember 21, 1982
Power1,000 watts day
500 watts critical hours
Facility ID20826
Transmitter coordinates41°52′7″N 72°29′4″W / 41.86861°N 72.48444°W / 41.86861; -72.48444
Callsign meaningunknown, possibly W ConnecticuT Family
Former callsignsWRTT (until February 24, 1986)
AffiliationsFamily Radio
OwnerFamily Radio
(Family Stations, 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.


Originally licensed in 1982 with the call sign WRTT, the station operated with a commercial format until financial issues caused it to go dark. 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 Centre. In 1998, the studios were moved to the transmitter site on Penfield Drive in Ellington.


  • 1992 Broadcasting Yearbook, page A-64

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