Local News Close-Up: Plenty Of Pro’s In Hartford

Hartford-New Haven, Conn., has long enjoyed its location, situated roughly midway between Boston and New York. The urban bookends offer more than metropolitan proximity. As the nation crawls out of the pandemic, the Connecticut market is seeing more and more big-city refugees move in.

Four Hartford Stations Launch NextGen TV

WCCT, WTIC, WFSB and WTNH are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

MARKET PROFILE (DMA 30)

Hartford, Conn.: TV Is Overrun With Retail

Hartford, Conn., isn’t among the largest media markets in the country but right now it is among the busiest, with stations tight from holiday retail and overflow from a busier-than-expected political season. The market, which ranks 30th in Nielsen’s TV DMA rankings, has seen significant growth for auto spending in recent years, and it is one of several very active categories heading into 2015.

Conn. Mayor To Heckled Chappelle: Quit Whining

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hartford’s mayor said Thursday comedian Dave Chappelle should “quit whining” about being heckled. Chappelle walked off a stage last week after being heckled in the state capital. Audio posted on TMZ.com shows Chappelle praised an audience in Chicago on Tuesday for being “so much better than Hartford.” “I don’t want anything […]

DMA 30

WTIC Adds Weekend Morning Newscasts

Tribune’s Fox affiliate in Hartford, Conn., is adding weekend morning news to its lineup beginning Jan. 22. Audrey Kuchen has been named anchor and Dan Amarante will join her as meteorologist for the 7 to 9 a.m. broadcast on Saturday and Sunday .