Memory of and Designed by Bill Clede
of Fred Edwards' son Lee, we have some photographic memorabilia of
Fred's time at WTIC (and before!)
anyone can provide any further names for captions please contact
with the information!
with the WTIC Car
Bill Hennessey thinks this looks like a 1947 Chrysler
1939 - The
engineers as they appeared in a publication "WTIC Hartford, Connecticut
- Radio Personalities"
Published by National Radio Personalities, Inc.
Peoria, Illinois, 1939.
1939 - First WTIC Party on
November 9th, 1939.
Photo from the Travelers Beacon Magazine.
1st Row (2 "single persons" bottom right) are
Ruth Dixon and Fred Edwards. Ruth would become Mrs. Fred
Edwards in 1942. Was
this their blind date as noted in the next photo?
2nd Row: Al Jackson (Wearing
hat and smoking pipe), to his right is "chubby Fred Wade, with his wife
flanking him (a saxophone player in a band with whom Fred sang!).
1942 - February -page from
the Travelers Beacon says it all.
1943 - Two more photos from
the Beacon. Captions to the photos identify this as a recent
"United States Coast Guard on Parade" broadcast.
1944 (Assumed) - At war.
1944 - Article from the
Hartford Times, specific date unknown.
Reunion between Al Jackson
and Fred Edwards.
In front of Buckingham Palace, prior to reassignments
1945 - WTIC Christmas Party
Bottom: Fred Wade, Floyd
Richards, RLS, Ross Miller, Ed Kingsley, Len Patricelli, Bruce Kern,
Floyd Patee, Larry Kenfield, George Bowe;
Row 2: Inez Hansen, Marge
Stavola, Laura Gaudet, Betty Taylor, Bill Coleman, Paul Lucas, Mary
Howarth, Fred Edwards, Katie Mahoney, George Bowe ;
Row 3: Herman Taylor, ?, Dot
Owens, Helen Listro, Peg Kershaw, Grace Sapuzian, Ida Burbank, Bob
Downes, Gena Canastrari, Mary Chaponis, Jan Minor;
Top: Andre Schenker, Dick
Westerkamp, Bunny Mullins, Pat Clancy, Bob King, Ernie Peterson,
Charlie Fitzgerald, Paul Morency, Bud Rainey, Harry Bean, Tom Byrne,
Jim Clancy, Irwin Cowper, Evelyn Ellison, Walter Johnson.
Katie Mahoney identified
everyone but one in this photo. She says the question mark is Ruth
Provan's replacement, later replaced by Jean Colbert.
First name may have been
Margaret. ???? She also wasn't positive about the spelling of
January, 1952 Magnecord
for the full brochure.
President Eisenhower was at Trinity College on October 20, 1954
Here are some photos including Fred Edwards
1955 - Probably from the
1965 - Unknown reason for
this photo other than it appears to be a technical display.
Fred Edwards points out one of the items to (L-R) John Welch, Brian
Hartnett, and Al Jackson.
From Bill Hennessey: The photo that shows Fred Edwards standing atop a
vehicle in a railroad yard probably came from 1959.
The movie “It Happened To Jane” was filmed in Chester and Essex then,
starring Doris Day, Jack Lemmon, and Ernie Kovacs.
WTIC-TV/3 even shared a scene in it, if I recall correctly. Fred
was probably photographed during set-up activities.
Some part of "It Happened to Jane" was shot in Plainfield CT, where Tom
Dinella was living at the time.
Sometime in the past, he picked up the DVD and grabbed two frames with
Fred and the TV truck in them for the collection.
From 1970, this is one of Lee
Edwards' most treasured possessions commemorating his dad's 40th
anniversary at WTIC.
This wonderful sketch was done by John Lanzieri, showing his dad giving
instructions to the engineers regarding caring for the new TV mobile
truck, or else!
He doesn't remember who the others are supposed to be in this
sketch. He does know one is Dick Oeser.
Help him out identifying the rest of his crew, please!
1979 -Fred's obituary from
the Manchester Journal Inquirer. He passed on October 10th.
Fred's daughter's name was wrong in the write-up. It's Marian,
1979 - Fred's obituary as
reported by the Manchester Evening Herald.
Same misspelling of his daughter's name.