September 1956 TV Schedules

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September 1956 TV Schedules

Postby Firedog » Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:49 pm

Vancouver TV Schedules for the week of September 2 - 8, 1956

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Re: September 1956 TV Schedules

Postby jon » Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:10 pm

Today being the birthday of "I Love Lucy", I find it interesting that the only Prime Time sighting of the show on those schedules is on CBUT at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

It would be interesting to know if KVOS did not carry the full CBS schedule or whether this was the week before the Fall Season started. In those years, the norm was 39 episodes per year, which works out to just over 9 months.

I remember now someone mentioning it, but I was never aware at the time that KTNT-TV-11 Tacoma also carried some CBS programming. KIRO-TV-7 was still a couple of years away as the full-time CBS affiliate from Seattle.

Really interesting reading.
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Re: September 1956 TV Schedules

Postby Tape Splicer » Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:43 pm

as a answer of sorts to the question of network affiliation for KVOS KTNT here are excerpts from two articles from Wikipedia;

KVOS TV 12 - highlight from Wikipedia:

KVOS began as an affiliate of DuMont upon sign-on in 1953 and remained so until DuMont folded in 1956. From January 1, 1955 until the late 1970s, KVOS was a CBS affiliate. In the late 1970s, KVOS sharply reduced its carriage of CBS programming to resolve two commercial disputes. First, Seattle's CBS affiliate, KIRO-TV, had launched complaints against the station and CBS regarding duplicate transmission of CBS programming in the Seattle media market. Second, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission regulations seeking to increase Canadian content and reduce the number of American network affiliates retransmitted on cable television systems

While KVOS nominally retained its CBS affiliation up to 1987, carrying a few CBS programs such as 60 Minutes, the station primarily carried a diverse mix of syndicated and locally produced programming, including locally produced news and public affairs programs. The station also carried a number of programs syndicated from the Canadian Citytv system, which did not have a station in Vancouver; this ceased when Citytv acquired CKVU.

KTNT 11 - highlight from Wikipedia that follows;


On February 21, 1954, KTNT received permission from the FCC to raise the transmitter power to 316,000 watts, and to move the transmitter to a new 1,000 foot tower near View Park, Washington just south of Harper on the Fragaria Access Road. Later parts of the old transmitting equipment was loaned to KGW-TV in Portland, Oregon, due to the Columbus Day Storm damage of 1962.

In 1958, Seattle's KIRO-TV took to the air, also as a CBS affiliate. Even though it was obvious that Seattle and Tacoma were going to be a single television market, KIRO and KTNT both carried CBS programming for almost four years during a battle over market exclusivity. KIRO became the sole CBS station for western Washington in 1961, leaving KTNT as an independent station.

During the late 1960s, the station also occasionally carried NBC primetime programs pre-empted by Seattle SuperSonics NBA basketball games on KING-TV. For one month (May 1967), the station was also an affiliate of the United Network (also known as the Overmyer Network), a short-lived attempt to create a fourth commercial TV network nationally. During the decade, KTNT also presented movies with the title "Nightmare!" in the early 60s on Saturday nights, airing around 10:30PM before sign off.
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Re: September 1956 TV Schedules

Postby Tape Splicer » Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:14 pm

In the above "cut and paste" for KTNT I missed this important paragraph from Wikipedias article... sorry here it is below.

The station began broadcasting March 1, 1953 out of Tacoma as KTNT-TV after its founder, the Tacoma News Tribune. At the time, it was a primary CBS affiliate and sister station to KTNT radio (AM 1400, now KITZ, and FM 97.3, now KIRO-FM). During the late 1950s, the station was briefly affiliated with the NTA Film Network.[1]
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