By Dick Golembiewski
Milwaukee -not long island, Chicago or Los Angeles-
used to be the scene of a few tv firsts: right here the first actual software for a advertisement television license was once filed with the FCC in 1938. the 1st woman software director and information director in a major
market have been either at Milwaukee stations. Milwaukee was once an incredible battleground within the VHF vs. UHF battle that started within the Fifties. The fight to place an instructional television station at the air was once fought on the nationwide, country and native degrees by way of the Milwaukee Vocational institution. WMVS-TV was once the 1st academic television station to run a typical agenda of colorcasts, and WMVT was once the location of the 1st long-distance attempt of a electronic over-the-air signal.
This special tale of the wealthy historical past of the citys
television stations for the reason that 1930 is informed via evidence, anecdotes, and quotations from the on-air expertise, engineers,and managers who conceived, developed, and positioned the stations at the air. incorporated are discussions of the numerous locally-produced exhibits usually performed stay that when made up a wide a part of a station s broadcast day. via those tales, a few instructed the following for the 1st time, and the books huge photographic number of over 470 pictures, the background of Milwaukee tv comes alive back for the reader.
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As a consequence, some thought that television might have to use the untested UHF band of frequencies. A hearing on UHF began on September 20, and lasted for three days. At the end of that hearing, the Commission concluded that the matter was more complex than it had originally thought, and that more study was needed. 124 As a result, on September 30, it announced that all television applications would be put in pending files, that no hearings would be scheduled, and that no decisions would As a city of immigrants, Milwaukee loved ethnic shows.
127 The spring election in April of 1948 was the first to be televised by WTMJ-TV. The general election that November was the second. At the insistence of its parent, the Milwaukee Journal, the station broadcast from the newspaper’s newsroom. Standing in the center is the station’s assistant news editor Arthur Olszyk. ”126 It would not be lifted until 1952. ) One of the cases awaiting a decision was for Milwaukee. The three remaining applicants for the three available channels were confident that they would receive grants.