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Broadcast/Cable TV History - 1940s-1950s
1947-01-22 Channel 5 signed on in Los Angeles.
1948-04-05 WGN-TV channel 9 signed on in Chicago.
1948-05-06 Channel 2 signed on in Los Angeles.
1948-08-25 Channel 9 signed on in Los Angeles.
1948-09-17 Channel 13 signed on in Los Angeles.
1949-01-01 Channel 11 signed on in Los Angeles.
1949-01-16 Channel 4 signed on in Los Angeles.
1949-05-16 Channel 8 signed on in San Diego.
1949-09-16 Channel 7 signed on in Los Angeles.
1949-10-11 WOR-TV channel 9 signed on in New York City.
1953-07-24 Channel 3 signed on in Santa Barbara.
1953-04-29 Channel 6 signed on in Tijuana.
1953-05-00 Channel 6 signed on in San Luis Obispo.
1953-09-13 Channel 10 signed on in San Diego.
1954-05-16 National Educational Television (NET) network was launched.
Lineups as of the end of the year
San Diego/Tijuana TV
6, 8, 10
Los Anglees TV
2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13
Other Area TV
3 (Santa Barbara),
6 (San Luis Obispo)
Satellite TV (for the consumer end of the cable system)
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