> WSAH is a full-power station, not an LPTV or Class A outfit.
> A business card I got from their Chief Engineer who was/is
> also the CE at WXCT Radio in Southington shows that the WSAH
> studios are on Wakeley Street in Seymour. Their tower is
> either in Orange or Seymour, I forget. A lot of their signal
> goes to Long Island, which is probably why at one time TV
> Azteca was attempting to buy it for the NYC affiliate.
> Calls: WSAH
> COL: Bridgeport
> Owner: EW Scripps (Shop-At-Home Network) listed on FCC's
> site as WSAH License, INC.
> Power: 2290KW DA
> First Signed on: 1953 as WICC-TV.
WSAH is licensed to Bridgeport. Until it went dark in the 60s, it transmitted from Booth Hill in Trumbull, also Fairfield County.
When it signed back on in the 80s, it began broadcasting from Great Hill in Seymour (New Haven County) at the current Tele-Media Cable headquarters. http://www.tele-mediacable.com
Click Enter, then 'About Us' - while you can't see the transmitter, you can make out the support cables over the building in that picture. Here's a better picture at http://gallery.bostonradio.org/2003-01/nyc/100-00856-lrg.html
but contrary to what Bostonradio.org says, this is Great Hill, Seymour, not Derby.
I don't know why their offices are 3 miles away in downtown Seymour, but they are on Wakeley Street, it's probably a cheaper rent. They don't have studios there. When WHAI originated their own programming, they used Tele-Media's studios. Laurel Vlock was one of the women who bough the station back to life in the 80s. She had her own show until they became WIPX. Vlock has since died a few years ago.
I'm actually not sure why anyone would want this channel on their lineup anyway - it's a total waste, in my own opinion. I hate so see broadcast stations wasted for things that could be on cable, like shopping. They could easily cater to Bridgeport/Fairfield County, which is devoid of local news, local everything. Not to mention, Bridgeport is the state's largest city.
According to this FCC document, Hartford County is outside of the station's Grade B Contour. http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/2000/da000880.doc
They're a New York City market station anyway. But in Connecticut, their market consists of Fairfield County, Litchfield County, New Haven County, and Middlesex County.