Former call signs
Former channel number(s)
38 (UHF, 2001–2020)
|Jewelry Television (until 2020)|
Call sign meaning
(heritage calls of WUVN)
|HAAT||375.8 m (1,233 ft)|
Public license information
WHCT-LD, virtual and UHF digital channel 35, is a low-powered MeTV owned-and-operated television station dually licensed to Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut, United States. The station is owned by Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting. WHCT-LD's transmitter is located on Rattlesnake Mountain in Farmington.
The WHCT call letters, which were once used on channel 18 (now Univision affiliate WUVN), were adopted by the station in August 2001. Ten years after the station signed on, from 1991 to 2001, its call letters were W69CL, with a brief change to W32BV during a failed attempt to move it to channel 32 from 1997 to 1998.
In December 2019, Weigel Broadcasting agreed to purchase WHCT-LD from Venture Technologies Group for $1.5 million. The sale was completed on September 30, 2020, and Weigel placed five of their networks on WHCT-LD immediately, replacing the Jewelry Television affiliation.
Weigel had not had an affiliate in the area for any of their networks since WZME (channel 43, mainly serving the New York market from Bridgeport) ended their affiliation with MeTV in 2015. WZME would eventually be affiliated with MeTV Plus on September 27, 2021, and Story Television upon its launch on March 28, 2022.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|35.1||720p||16:9||WHCT-HD||Main WHCT-LD programming / MeTV|
|35.2||480i||H&I||Heroes & Icons|
- Application for Transfer of Control of A Corporate Licensee or Permittee, or for Assignment of License or Permit of TV or FM Translator Stations or Low Power Television Station. CDBS Public Access, Federal Communications Commission, 13 January 2020, Retrieved 14 January 2020.
- "Consummation Notice", CDBS Public Access, Federal Communications Commission, 1 October 2020, Retrieved 1 October 2020.
- RabbitEars TV Query for WHCT-LD