1945 Los Angeles Radio and TV


Here is what was on the radio 70 years ago today, October 10, 1945, in Los Angeles.  This listing is taken from that week’s issue of Radio Life, which contains, in addition to these highlights, the complete program listings.

You’ll see that there are three television programs, on station W6XYZ, the predecessor of KTLA.  The station was owned by Paramount, received its construction permit in 1939, and came on the air for the first time in 1942, on channel 4.   The station received its commercial license and the KTLA call letters in 1947, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi.

On this day, starting at 8:00 PM, the station signed on with a test pattern that ran for a half hour, followed by “Scanning the Globe” at 8:30, “Fashion Guide” at 8:45, and “Variety” at 9:00.

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