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These are the studios, such as exist, of WNNE-TV (31 Hartford), in White River Jct. They are located right next to a hotel, and almost look to be in a converted motel themselves. This Hearst-Argyle-owned station is a satellite of Burlington's WPTZ (5 North Pole, N.Y.), and I think only a single newscast is produced here. While ordinarily this market would be much too small for Hearst-Argyle to be interested in it, both stations came as a part of an asset exchange several years ago related to the disposal of Hearst's radio properties in another market. Hearst-Argyle would later purchase New Hampshire's ABC affiliate, WMUR (9 Manchester), the last link forming a chain of stations from Boston to New York's North Country. One expects that the four stations' operations will be further consolidated in the future.
Copyright 2002, Garrett A. Wollman. All rights reserved. Photograph taken 2002-09-28.