Events in Film & Television in January 1953

  • Jan 1 WBRE TV channel 28 in Wilkes-Barre Scranton, PA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Jan 1 The first TV detector van, used to track down users of unlicensed television sets, begins operation in the UK
  • Jan 4 KTSM TV channel 9 in El Paso, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 6 WKBN TV channel 27 in Youngstown, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 13 KOLD TV channel 13 in Tucson, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 14 WALA TV channel 10 in Mobile, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 16 KXLY TV channel 4 in Spokane, WA (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 25 WABI TV channel 5 in Bangor, ME (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 28 WJTV TV channel 12 in Jackson, MS (CBS) begins broadcasting