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  • 1931-10-30 W2XB TV channel 1 in NYC, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1939-11-06 WRGB TV channel 6 in Schenectady-Alby-Troy, NY (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1941-07-01 WCBW (now WCBS) TV channel 2 in NY, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1941-09-03 KYW TV channel 3 in Philadelphia, PA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1944-05-02 WABD (WNEW, now WNYW) TV channel 5 in NYC (DUM/MET/FOX) 1st broadcast
  • 1947-01-01 WTTG TV channel 5 in Washington, D.C. (MET) begins broadcasting
  • 1947-01-22 KTLA TV channel 5 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1947-02-08 KSD (now KSDK) TV channel 5 in St Louis, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1947-03-04 WWJ (now WDIV) TV channel 4 in Detroit, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1947-06-27 WRC TV channel 4 in Washington, D.C. (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1947-09-13 WPVI TV channel 6 in Philadelphia, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1947-10-03 WMAL (now WJLA) TV channel 7 in Washington, D.C. (ABC) begins
  • 1947-10-27 WMAR TV channel 2 in Baltimore, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1947-12-17 WEWS TV channel 5 in Cleveland, Ohio (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-01-02 WNDT (now WNET) TV channel 13 in New York-Newark, NY (PBS) begins
  • 1948-02-06 KNXT (now KCBS) TV channel 2 in Los Angeles, CA (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1948-02-09 WLWT TV channel 5 in Cincinnati, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-03-11 WBAL TV channel 11 in Baltimore, MD (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-03-15 WCAU TV channel 10 in Philadelphia, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-04-05 WGN TV channel 9 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-04-15 KCPX (now KTVX) TV channel 4 in Salt Lake City, UT (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1948-04-22 WTVR TV channel 6 in Richmond, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-04-23 KSTP TV channel 5 in St Paul-Minneapolis, MN (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1948-05-14 WBEN (now WIVB) TV channel 4 in Buffalo, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-06-09 WBZ TV channel 4 in Boston, MA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-06-15 WPIX TV channel 11 in NYC, NY (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-06-15 WTNH TV channel 8 in New Haven, CT (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-06-21 WNAC (now WHDH) TV channel 7 in Boston, MA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-07-21 WSPD TV channel 13 in Toledo, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-08-10 WABC TV channel 7 in New York, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-09-17 KCOP TV channel 13 in Los Angeles/Hollywood, CA (IND) begins
  • 1948-09-17 WLS TV channel 7 in Chicago, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-09-29 WBAP (now KXAS) TV channel 5 in Fort Worth-Dallas, TX (NBC) begins
  • 1948-09-29 WSB TV channel 2 in Atlanta, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-10-06 KHJ TV channel 9 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-10-09 WXYZ TV channel 7 in Detroit, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-10-24 WJBK TV channel 2 in Detroit, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-11-02 WJZ TV channel 13 in Baltimore, MD (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-11-24 WAVE TV channel 3 in Louisville, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-11-25 KING TV channel 5 in Seattle, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-11-29 KOB TV channel 4 in Albuquerque, NM (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-12-11 WHEN (now WTVH) TV channel 5 in Syracuse, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-12-11 WMC TV channel 5 in Memphis, Tennessee (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-12-18 WDSU TV channel 6 in New Orleans, LA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-12-22 KPIX TV channel 5 in San Francisco, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-01-01 KPRC TV channel 2 in Houston, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-01-01 KTTV TV channel 11 in Los Angeles, CA (MET) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-01-02 KDKA TV channel 2 in Pittsburgh, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-01-16 KNBH (now KNBC) TV channel 4 in Los Angeles, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1949-01-16 WTOP (now WUSA) TV channel 9 in Washington, D.C. (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1949-01-26 WHIO TV channel 7 in Dayton, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-03-08 WAGA TV channel 5 in Atlanta, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-03-15 WICU TV channel 12 in Erie, PA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-03-15 WLWD (now WDTN) TV channel 2 in Dayton, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-03-16 KFMB TV channel 8 in San Diego, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-03-18 WGAL TV channel 8 in Lancaster, PA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-03-21 WTVJ TV channel 4 in Miami, FL (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-04-03 WLWS (now WCMH) TV channel 4 in Columbus, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-04-04 WKRC TV channel 12 in Cincinnati, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-05-05 KGO TV channel 7 in San Francisco, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-05-30 WRTV TV channel 6 in Indianapolis, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-06-01 KSL TV channel 5 in Salt Lake City, UT (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-06-06 WKY (now KTVY) TV channel 4 in Oklahoma City, OK (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1949-06-14 WROC TV channel 8 in Rochester, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-07-01 WBRC TV channel 6 in Birmingham, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-07-01 WCCO TV channel 4 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-07-10 WJAR TV channel 10 in Providence, RI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-07-15 WBTV TV channel 3 in Charlotte, NC (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-07-26 WCPO TV channel 9 in Cincinnati, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-08-15 WOTV TV channel 8 in Grand Rapids, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-08-30 WTVN (now WSYX) TV channel 6 in Columbus, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-09-01 KMTV TV channel 3 in Omaha, NB (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-09-15 WJAC TV channel 6 in Johnstown, PA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-09-15 WJXT TV channel 4 in Jacksonville, FL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-09-16 KABC TV channel 7 in Los Angeles, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-09-17 WFAA TV channel 8 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-09-22 WFMY TV channel 2 in Greensboro-High Point, NC (CBS) 1st broadcast

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1949-10-05 WBNS TV channel 10 in Columbus, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting

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  • 1949-10-05 WOR (now WWOR) TV channel 9 in NY-Secaucus, NY (IND) begins
  • 1949-10-16 WDAF TV channel 4 in Kansas City, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-10-31 WOC (now KWQC) TV channel 6 in Davenport, IA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1949-11-11 WTTV TV channel 4 in Bloomington-Indianapol, IN (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1949-11-15 KRON TV channel 4 in San Francisco, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-11-15 WSAZ TV channel 3 in Huntington-Charleston, NV (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1949-11-30 KOTV TV channel 6 in Tulsa, OK (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-12-01 WBNG TV channel 12 in Binghamton, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-12-01 WKTV TV channel 2 in Utica, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-12-03 KRLD (now KDFW) TV channel 4 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (CBS) begins
  • 1949-12-11 WOAI (now KMOL) TV channel 4 in San Antonio, TX (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1949-12-19 WJW TV channel 8 in Cleveland, Ohio (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1950-02-15 KENS TV channel 5 in San Antonio, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1950-02-15 WSYR (now WSTM) TV channel 3 in Syracuse, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1950-02-21 WOI TV channel 5 in Ames-Des Moines, IA (ABC/PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1950-03-27 WHAS TV channel 11 in Louisville, KY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1950-04-02 WTAR (now WTKR) TV channel 3 in Norfolk, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1950-05-01 WJIM (now WLNS) TV channel 6 in Lansing, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1950-06-01 WKZO (now WWMT) TV channel 3 in Kalamazoo, MI (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1950-07-01 WHBF TV channel 4 in Rock Island, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1950-09-30 WSM TV channel 4 in Nashville, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1952-07-18 KWGN TV channel 2 in Denver, CO (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1952-09-20 KPTV TV channel 12 in Portland, OR (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1952-10-12 KBTV (now KUSA) TV channel 9 in Denver, CO (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1952-11-13 KLBK TV channel 13 in Lubbock, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1952-11-27 KTBC TV channel 7 in Austin, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1952-12-07 KKTV TV channel 11 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1952-12-10 WSLS TV channel 10 in Roanoke, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1952-12-14 KROD (now KDBC) TV channel 4 in El Paso, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1952-12-15 KHON TV channel 2 in Honolulu, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1952-12-20 KHQ TV channel 6 in Spokane, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1952-12-21 WSBT TV channel 22 in South Bend, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1952-12-22 WSBA (now WPMT) TV channel 43 in York, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-01-01 WBRE TV channel 28 in Wilkes-Barre Scranton, PA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1953-01-04 KTSM TV channel 9 in El Paso, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-01-06 WKBN TV channel 27 in Youngstown, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-01-13 KOLD TV channel 13 in Tucson, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-01-14 WALA TV channel 10 in Mobile, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-01-16 KXLY TV channel 4 in Spokane, WA (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-01-25 WABI TV channel 5 in Bangor, ME (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-01-28 WJTV TV channel 12 in Jackson, MS (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-02-01 WEEK TV channel 25 in Peoria, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-02-08 WLVA (now WSET) TV channel 13 in Lynchburg-Roanoke, VA (ABC) begins
  • 1953-02-09 WNEP TV channel 16 in Scranton Wilkes-Barre, PA (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1953-02-18 KOLN TV channel 10 in Lincoln, NB (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-03-01 KAUZ TV channel 6 in Wichita Falls, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-03-01 KTNT (now KSTW) TV channel 11 in Tacoma-Seattle, WA (IND) begins
  • 1953-03-08 KSWO TV channel 7 in Lawton, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-03-08 WFMJ TV channel 21 in Youngstown, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-03-14 KOLR TV channel 10 in Springfield, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-03-17 WBAY TV channel 2 in Green Bay, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-03-17 WWLP TV channel 22 in Springfield, MA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-03-18 KGNC (now KAMR) TV channel 4 in Amarillo, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-03-28 KCAU TV channel 9 in Sioux City, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-04-01 KXMC TV channel 13 in Minot, ND (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-04-04 KFDA TV channel 10 in Amarillo, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-04-05 WEYI TV channel 25 in Saginaw, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-04-12 KFDX TV channel 3 in Wichita Falls, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-04-14 WHYN (now WGGB) TV channel 40 in Springfield-Holyoke, MA (ABC) begins
  • 1953-04-15 WHP TV channel 21 in Harrisburg, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-04-16 WAND TV channel 17 in Decatur, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-04-19 WAFB TV channel 9 in Baton Rouge, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-04-23 KTAR (now KPNX) TV channel 12 in Phoenix, AZ (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-04-23 WCOV TV channel 20 in Montgomery, AL (IND/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-05-03 WTVO TV channel 17 in Rockford, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-05-08 WIPB TV channel 49 in Muncie, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-05-10 KCBD TV channel 11 in Lubbock, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-05-12 KUHT TV channel 8 (PBS) in Houston, TX, begins broadcasting
  • 1953-05-23 WHIZ TV channel 18 in Zanesville, OH (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-05-31 WSUN TV channel 38 in St Petersburg-Tampa, FL (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1953-06-01 KMJ (now KSEE) TV channel 24 in Fresno, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-06-01 WDAY TV channel 6 in Fargo, ND (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-06-03 KVOS TV channel 12 in Bellingham/Vancouver, WA (CBS) begins
  • 1953-06-07 WDAU (now WYOU) TV channel 22 in Scranton Wilkes-Barre, PA (CBS) begins
  • 1953-06-13 KOAA TV channel 5 in Pueblo-Colorado Spgs, CO (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1953-06-15 WLFI TV channel 18 in Lafayette, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-06-19 WCSC TV channel 5 in Charleston, SC (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-06-19 WTPA (now WHTM) TV channel 27 in Harrisburg, PA (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1953-06-24 KSWS (now KOBR) TV channel 8 in Roswell, NM (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-06-26 KCTV (now KLST) TV channel 8 in San Angelo, TX (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1953-06-29 XETV TV channel 6 in Tijuana-San Diego, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-07-01 KLAS TV channel 8 in Las Vegas, NV (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-07-01 KTVH (now KWCH) TV channel 12 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (CBS) begins
  • 1953-07-05 WANC TV channel 21 in Asheville, NC (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-07-12 KTVB TV channel 7 in Boise, ID (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-07-16 KROC (now KTTC) TV channel 10 in Rochester, MN (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1953-07-19 KIMA TV channel 29 in Yakima, WA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-07-19 WAKR (now WAKC) TV channel 23 in Akron, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-07-24 KEYT TV channel 3 in Santa Barbara, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-08-01 KMBC TV channel 9 in Kansas City, MO (MET/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-08-01 KOBI TV channel 5 in Medford, OR (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-08-02 KCPQ TV channel 13 in Tacoma-Seattle, WA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-08-14 KXLF TV channel 4 in Butte, MT (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-08-16 KTAL TV channel 6 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins
  • 1953-08-23 KBAK TV channel 29 in Bakersfield, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-08-29 KHSL TV channel 12 in Chico, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-08-31 KRBC TV channel 9 in Abilene, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-08-31 WKBG (now WLVI) TV channel 56 in Cambridge-Boston, MA (IND) begins
  • 1953-09-01 WNOK (now WLTX) TV channel 19 in Columbia, SC (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1953-09-01 WTCN (now KARE) TV channel 11 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (MET) begins
  • 1953-09-04 WATR (now WTXX) TV channel 20 in Waterbury, CT (NBC) begins
  • 1953-09-04 WGEM TV channel 10 in Quincy-Hannibal, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-09-09 KGTV TV channel 10 in San Diego, CA (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-09-09 WFIE TV channel 14 in Evansville, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-09-11 KSBW TV channel 8 in Salinas-Monterey, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-09-11 WEHT TV channel 25 in Evansville, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-09-15 KVOA TV channel 4 in Tucson, AZ (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-09-15 WVEC TV channel 13 in Hampton-Norfolk, VA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-09-21 KRDO TV channel 13 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1953-09-23 KHQA TV channel 7 in Hannibal-Quincy, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-09-26 KERO TV channel 23 in Bakersfield, CA (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-09-27 KCMO (now KCTV) TV channel 5 in Kansas City, MO (CBS) begins
  • 1953-09-27 KNOE TV channel 8 in Monroe-West Monroe, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-09-27 KOLO TV channel 8 in Reno, NV (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-09-27 KQTV TV channel 2 in Saint Joseph, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-09-27 WHBQ TV channel 13 in Memphis, Tennessee (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-09-27 WMAZ TV channel 13 in Macon, GA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-09-27 WTOK TV channel 11 in Meridian, MS (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-09-28 KOAT TV channel 7 in Albuquerque, NM (ABC/PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-09-30 WICS TV channel 20 in Springfield, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-09-30 WMT (now KGAN) TV channel 2 in Cedar Rapids-Waterloo, IA (CBS) begins
  • 1953-10-01 KJEO TV channel 47 in Fresno, CA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting