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Early Television Stations

Stations and CPs in the U. S.

As of May 1, 1936

 

Broadcasting, November 1 1938

Service, January 1940

As of January 1, 1941

 

Stations On Air

Call Sign City Operated By Started Frequency Power Later Call Sign
W1XG** Boston, MA General Television 1935 50-56 mHz 500 w  
W2XVT Passaic, NJ DuMont 1938 42-56 mHz 50 w WABD
W2XF/W2XK/W2XBS** New York, NY NBC 1935 50-56 mHz 12 kw WNBC
W2XAB/W2XAX** New York, NY CBS 1937 60-66 mHz 7.5 kw WCBW, WCBS
W2XB** Schenectady, NY General Electric 1939 60-66 mHz 10 kw WRGB
W2XWV New York, NY DuMont 1940 78-84 mHz
1 kw
WABD
W3XE** Philadelphia, PA Philco 1934 66-72 mHz 10 kw WPTZ
W3XPF Philadelphia, PA Farnsworth 1936 66-72 mHz 4 kw  
W6XAO** Los Angeles, CA Don Lee Broadcasting 1936 50-56 mHz 1 kw KNXT
W9XBK, WBKB Chicago, IL Balaban and Katz 1940 60-66 mHz 1kw WBBM
W9XZV Chicago, IL Zenith 1939 50-56 mHz 1 kw  
W9XUI** Iowa City, IA State University of Iowa 1939 50-56 mHz 100 w  
W9XBI/W9XMT Indianapolis, IN Jerry D. Smith 1938 ? ?  
W9XAL** Kansas City, MO First National Television 1936 50-56 mHz 150 w  

 

** indicates station started as a mechanical station

Construction Permits

Call Sign City Operated By Frequency Power Later Call Sign
W2XB New Scotland, NY General Electric ?    
W2XD Schenectady, NY General Electric 162-168 mHz    
W2XH Schenectady, NY General Electric 288-294 mHz    
W2XI New Scotland, NY General Electric 162-168 mHz    
W2XBB New York, NY   96-102 mHz    
W2XBT New York, NY   162-168 mHz    
W2XBU New York, NY   282-294 mHz    
W2XCB New York, NY        
W2XMT New York, NY Metropolitan Television 162-168 mHz 250 w  
W2XVW Passaic, NJ DuMont 78-84 mHz    
W3XP Philadelphia, PA   234-246 mHz    
W3XAD Camden, NJ RCA 300 mHz and up    
W3XAU Philadelphia, PA WCAU Broadcasting 84-90 mHz 1 kw WCAU
W3XEP Camden, NJ RCA 84-90 mHz    
W3XNB Washington, DC NBC 60-66 mHz 1 kw WRC
W3XPP Philadelphia, PA NBC 102-108 mHz 1 kw  
W3XWT Washington, DC DuMont 50-56 mHz 1 kw WTTG
W6XCB Los Angeles, CA CBS  78-84 mHz 1 kw  
W6XDL San Francisco, CA Don Lee Broadcasting 50-56 mHz 1 kw  
W6XDU Los Angeles, CA   300 mHz and up    
W6XEA Los Angeles, CA Earle C. Anthony 96-102 mHz 1 kw KHJ
W6XHH Los Angeles, CA Hughes Tool Co. 60-66 mHz 10 kw  
W6XHT San Francisco, CA Hughes Tool Co. 60-66 mHz 10 kw  
W6XIJ Los Angeles, CA   186-192 mHz    
W6XLA Los Angeles, CA   234-246 mHz    
W6XLJ Los Angeles, CA Leroy's Jewelers 230-236 mHz 1 kw  
W6XMC Los Angeles, CA Mays Department Store 210-216 mHz 1 kw  
W6XYZ Los Angeles, CA Television Productions 78-84 mHz 1 kw KTLA
W8XAN Jackson, MI Sparks-Withington Co.      
W8XCT Cincinnati, OH Crosley 50-56 mHz 1 kw WLWT
W9XG West Lafayette, IN Purdue University 66-72 mHz 750 w  
W9XBT Chicago, IL   204-216 mHz    
W9XCB Chicago, IL CBS 78-84 mHz 1kw  
W9XMJ. W9XD ** Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Journal 66-72 mHz 1 kw WTMJ
W9XFT Fort Wayne, IN Farnsworth 66-72 mHz 6 kw  
W9XAK Manhattan, KS Kansas State College 50-56 mHz 100 w  

1941

From RCA Radio Travel-Log

1942

Radio Retailing, April 1942

1944

Call Sign City Operated By
WNBT* New York, NY NBC
WCBW* New York, NY CBS
WABD* New York, NY Allen B. DuMont Labs, Inc.
W2XMT New York, NY Metropolitan Television, Inc.
W2XB (WRGB)*** Schenectady, NY General Electric
W3XWT Washington, DC DuMont
WNBW Washington, DC NBC
WPTZ* Philadelphia, PA Philco
W3XAU Philadelphia, PA WCAU Broadcasting Company
KTSL* Los Angeles, CA Don Lee Broadcasting
W6XYZ* Los Angeles, CA Television Productions Inc.
W6XHH Los Angeles, CA Hughes Tool Co.
KSEE Los Angeles, CA Earle C. Anthony
W6XHT San Francisco, CA Hughes Tool Co.
W8XCT Cincinnati, OH Crosley
W9XUI Iowa City, IA State University of Iowa
WTZR* Chicago, IL Zenith
W9XBK, WBKB Chicago, IL Balaban and Katz
W9XCB Chicago, IL CBS
W9XMT* Indianapolis, IN P. R. Mallory
W9XAK Manhattan, KS Kansas State College
W9XAL* Kansas City, MO First National Television