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Postwar Broadcasting

WHAS-TV, Louisville, Kentucky

The station first signed on the air on March 27, 1950. Originally broadcasting on VHF channel 9; it was the second television station to sign on in the Louisville market and the state of Kentucky (after NBC affiliate WAVE-TV, which signed on in November 1948). WHAS-TV was founded by the Bingham family, publishers of morning newspaper The Courier-Journal, afternoon newspaper The Louisville Times and operator of WHAS (840 AM), Louisville's oldest radio station. It operated from brand-new studios in the Courier-Journal/Times Building at 6th & Broadway, in downtown Louisville—even though WHAS-TV's construction permit (1946) was issued before WAVE-TV's (1947), the Bingham family waited until the new TV facility was finished to begin telecasting, 16 months after WAVE, who adapted an existing building at Preston and Broadway. In 2009 the station moved to digital channel 11. (Courtesy of Wikipedia).

Early Television

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