Happy Belated Birthday, Channel 3!

This past weekend Channel 3 turned 56.    On September 21, 1957, your favorite television station went on the air for the first time.     Our call letters then were WTIC, and became WFSB in 1974.

From all of us here at Eyewitness News, thanks to all of our loyal viewers.     We have viewers my children’s ages who have just started watching Channel 3, others who grew up watching us, and those who have been with us every step of the way.   Our first viewers contacted us through the U.S. Mail and rotary telephones, and now we also communicate through e-mail, Facebook and Twitter.

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Every Sunday, look for our Face the State flashback, when we rebroadcast one of the stories from the past 56 years. 

Here are some that you may have missed: 

2013: Bob Steele http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2013/01/04/face-the-state-flashback-bob-steele-at-channel-3/

2011:  Charlie Bagley obituary 

http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2011/10/10/former-wfsb-weatherman-charlie-bagley-dead-at-82/

2011   Denise’s anniversary

http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2011/03/18/denise-dascenzo-celebrates-25-years-at-wfsb/

2012:    Dennis’ anniversary

http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2012/05/22/marking-20-years-at-wfsb/

1958

http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/face-the-state-flashback-the-1958-democratic-senate-debate/

1963

http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2012/06/08/face-the-state-flashback-the-news-bel-air/

1992

http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2012/07/13/face-the-state-flashback-gore-campaigns-in-hartford/

1961

http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2011/12/09/face-the-state-flashback-the-1961-hartford-hospital-fire/

1994

http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/face-the-state-flashback-the-1994-democratic-convention/

2003

http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2013/09/06/face-the-state-flashback-rentschler-field-grand-opening/

2008

http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/face-the-state-flashback-malloy-lays-groundwork-for-10-run/

1983

http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/face-the-state-flashback-ct-senators-presidential-ambitions/

1974

http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2013/01/25/face-the-state-flashback-the-walter-cronkite-interview/

1988

http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/face-the-state-flashback-1988-connecticut-presidential-primary/

2008

http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2012/03/09/face-the-state-flashback-obama-campaigns-in-hartford/

1966

http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2012/04/06/face-the-state-flashback-an-historic-easter-in-hartford/

1988

http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/face-the-state-flashback-dodd-endorses-lieberman-but/

1991

http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2012/02/02/face-the-state-flashback-the-banking-crisis-of-the-early-90s/

1993

http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/face-the-state-flashback-the-hartford-bridgeport-casinos/

1978

http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2012/01/19/face-the-state-flashback-the-jai-alai-scandal-of-the-late-70s/

1997

http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2012/03/02/face-the-state-flashback-whalers-leave-hartford-in-1997/

1986

http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2011/10/14/face-the-state-flashback-election-of-1986/

2004

http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2011/05/20/flashback-john-rowland-on-face-the-state/

2001

http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2011/12/15/face-the-state-flashback-the-implosions-of-2001/

1992

http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2011/12/21/face-the-state-flashback-the-g-fox-era-comes-to-an-end/

1974

http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/face-the-state-flashback-the-busway-proposal-of-74/

1960

http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/face-the-state-flashback-lbj-campaigns-in-hartford-in-1960/

2002

http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/face-the-state-flashback-rowland-kicks-off-campaign-for-historic-3rd-term/

1998

http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2012/02/09/face-the-state-flashback-patriots-announce-move-to-hartford/

1993

http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2013/08/22/fts-flashback-whalers-strike-deal-to-stay-in-hartford-through-2013/

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5 Responses

  1. Happy B-day!

  2. Happy Birthday and many more years!
    Love watching you all!

  3. Happy, Happy Birthday~~Kudos to ALL!!! My favorite station!!!

  4. Fairfield County, at least Norwalk, has been in “the land of the 3″ (classic campaign) for about 30 years thanks to Cablevision, even moreso because of WFSB 3.4 aka “WFSB 3 Fairfield County.” You have the best weather team in CT and are my go to when the weather gets bad (well aside from News 12).

  5. Happy birthday channel 3!!

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