WWLP Founder William Lowell Putnam Dies

In 1953, he founded WWLP, the first TV station in Springfield, Mass., and the first licensed UHF television station in the United States. He made the station a leader in the community by showcasing a variety of local events including the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade. He added stations in Dayton, Ohio, and Salt Lake City, Utah, in the years that followed before selling the corporation in 1980s.