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  • 1951-09-04 NBC extends to become a 61 station coast-to-coast network
  • 1951-12-16 NBC premiere of "Dragnet" in black and white
  • 1952-01-03 "Dragnet" with Jack Webb premieres on NBC TV
  • 1952-01-14 "Today Show" premieres with Dave Garroway & Jack Lescoulie on NBC-TV

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1952-02-04 1st black executive of a major TV station (Jackie Robinson-WNBC NY)

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
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Jackie Robinson
  • 1952-02-08 "RCA Victor Show Starring Dennis Day" debuts on NBC TV
  • 1952-09-29 "Lights Out" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1952-12-10 WSLS TV channel 10 in Roanoke, VA (NBC) 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
  • 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
  • 1953-01-14 WALA TV channel 10 in Mobile, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-01-28 J Fred Muggs (the chimp) joins NBC's "Today Show"
  • 1953-02-01 WEEK TV channel 25 in Peoria, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-02-03 J Fred Muggs, a chimp, becomes a regular on NBC's Today Show
  • 1953-03-08 WFMJ TV channel 21 in Youngstown, OH (NBC) 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
  • 1953-04-12 KFDX TV channel 3 in Wichita Falls, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-04-23 KTAR (now KPNX) TV channel 12 in Phoenix, AZ (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-05-03 WTVO TV channel 17 in Rockford, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-05-10 KCBD TV channel 11 in Lubbock, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-05-23 WHIZ TV channel 18 in Zanesville, OH (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 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
  • 1953-06-09 "Milton Berle Show/Texaco Star Theater" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1953-06-13 KOAA TV channel 5 in Pueblo-Colorado Spgs, CO (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1953-06-24 KSWS (now KOBR) TV channel 8 in Roswell, NM (NBC) 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
  • 1953-08-01 KOBI TV channel 5 in Medford, OR (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-08-16 KTAL TV channel 6 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins
  • 1953-08-31 KRBC TV channel 9 in Abilene, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 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
  • 1953-09-15 KVOA TV channel 4 in Tucson, AZ (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-09-26 KERO TV channel 23 in Bakersfield, CA (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-09-28 "Bob & Ray Show" TV Variety last air on NBC
  • 1953-09-28 "Juvenile Jury" TV Children's last airs on NBC, moved to CBS
  • 1953-09-29 "Buick-Berle Show" debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1953-09-30 WICS TV channel 20 in Springfield, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-10-01 KYTV TV channel 3 in Springfield, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-10-01 WATE TV channel 6 in Knoxville, TN (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-10-08 WTAP TV channel 15 in Parkersburg-Marietta, WV (NBC) begins
  • 1953-10-18 WTVK TV channel 26 in Knoxville, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-10-25 KIEM TV channel 3 in Eureka, CA (NBC/CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-11-01 KCEN TV channel 6 in Temple-Waco, TX (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-11-07 WIS TV channel 10 in Columbia, SC (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-11-09 KTVQ TV channel 2 in Billings, MT (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-11-21 WKJG TV channel 33 in Ft Wayne, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-11-23 KVFD (now KTIN) TV channel 21 in Ft Dodge, IA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1953-12-01 WCSH TV channel 6 in Portland, ME (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-12-15 WJHG TV channel 7 in Panama City, FL (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-12-19 KFYR TV channel 5 in Bismarck, ND (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-12-21 KOMU TV channel 8 in Columbia, MO (NBC/PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-12-24 KOA (now KCNC) TV channel 4 in Denver, CO (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-12-28 WLBT TV channel 3 in Jackson, MS (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-12-31 WFBC (now WYFF) TV channel 4 in G'ville-Spartanburg, SC (NBC) begins
  • 1954-02-16 WNEM TV channel 5 in Bay City, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954-02-17 WAST (now WNYT) TV channel 13 in Albany-Troy, NY (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1954-03-09 1st local color TV commercial WNBT-TV (WNBC-TV) NYC (Castro Decorators)
  • 1954-03-21 KFBB TV channel 5 in Great Falls, MT (ABC/CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954-04-07 WALB TV channel 10 in Albany, GA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954-04-09 WECT TV channel 6 in Wilmington, NC (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954-04-15 KARK TV channel 4 in Little Rock, AR (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954-04-15 WHO TV channel 13 in Des Moines, IA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954-05-01 WAPA TV channel 4 in San Juan, PR (NBC/SFN) begins broadcasting
  • 1954-06-05 "Your Show Of Shows" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1954-07-15 WBOC TV channel 16 in Salisbury, MD (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954-08-14 WGR TV (now WGRZ) TV channel 2 in Buffalo, NY (NBC) begins
  • 1954-08-22 WPTV TV channel 5 in Palm Beach, FL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954-09-10 WLUK TV channel 11 in Green Bay, WI (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954-09-11 KXJB TV channel 4 in Valley City (Fargo) (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954-09-12 WLBZ TV channel 2 in Bangor, ME (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954-09-13 WPBN TV channel 7 in Traverse City, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954-09-24 Tonight Show premieres on NBC (Johnny takes over 8 years later)
  • 1954-09-26 KUTV TV channel 2 in Salt Lake City, UT (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954-09-29 KALB TV channel 5 in Alexandria, LA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954-10-09 KTIV TV channel 4 in Sioux City, IA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954-10-18 WNBC radio changes call letters to WRCA (NYC)
  • 1954-11-28 KCKT (now KSNC) TV channel 2 in Great Bend, KS (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1954-12-05 KTEW (now KJRH) TV channel 2 in Tulsa, OK (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954-12-08 WPTZ TV channel 5 in Plattsburgh, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954-12-17 WEAU TV channel 13 in Eau Claire, WI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954-12-25 WSFA TV channel 12 in Montgomery, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955-01-02 1st "Bob Cummings Show" premieres on NBC (later on CBS)
  • 1955-01-23 KORK (now KVBC) TV channel 3 in Las Vegas, NV (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1955-02-14 WFLA (now WXFL) TV channel 8 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (NBC) begins
  • 1955-03-01 KFAR (now KATN) TV channel 2 in Fairbanks, AK (ABC/NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1955-03-15 WLEX TV channel 18 in Lexington, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955-04-14 WBRZ TV channel 2 in Baton Rouge, LA (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955-05-21 WFRV TV channel 5 in Green Bay, WI (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955-05-27 Red Buttons Show, last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1955-05-30 KMVT TV channel 11 in Twin Falls, ID (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955-06-04 "Mickey Rooney Show" TV comedy last airs on NBC
  • 1955-06-12 "Mr Peepers" (TV Comedy) starring Wally Cox airs for last time on NBC

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