Museum Hours:

Saturday 10-6

Sunday 12-5

Please Become a Member of the Museum

 

Early Television Stations

W9XK Television Programming

From the Daily Iowan, March 4, 1933:

More than a thousand persons saw history in the making last night as they jammed a south corridor chemistry building to witness the first public demonstration of television broadcast by Station W9XK, operated by the electrical engineering department [of the State University of Iowa].

Below are the sketches and photographs that were televised, and next to them are photos taken off the screen of a Western model 41 owned by the university. Note how poor the images are. It must have taken imagination to figure out what was on the screen in many cases.

(From the book Pioneering in Educational Television, by E. B. Kurtz)