Rochester TV, 1953 – Sun.

The first you will notice about the Sunday schedule from 1953 is that channel 6, WHAM-TV didn’t sign on until noon. The Colgate Comedy Hour had different hosts each week and this week was the return of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis with guest singer Mary McCarthy. Here is the full day schedule for 3 …

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Rochester TV, 1953 – Wed. evening

Channel 6 (WHAM – TV) in 1953 was officially affiliated with the NBC network but they also played some programs from both CBS and the DuMont Network. That’s because their weren’t any stations in Rochester affiliated with those networks at the time. This is the scheduled programs for the evening of 29 April 1953: 7:00 …

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Rochester TV, 1953 – Thurs. evening

Continuing on from a local TV guide to programs on the one and only channel in Rochester in 1953. The station was on channel 6 and was WHAM which was associated with WHAM radio (1180 AM). Here are the programs that were on the evening of 23 Apr. 1953: 7:00 – 7:15 – Jewel Box. …

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Rochester TV, 1953 – Mon. evening

On 20 April 1953 there is still only one TV station in Rochester; WHAM, channel 6. There will be another station on channel 10 by the end of the year but there is only one choice of what to watch at the time. The date is notable. Lucy has returned to TV from her real …

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Rochester TV, 1953 – Fri. evening

Friday nights on WHAM, channel 6 in 1953 had a mixed line up of comedies, dramas and sports. Here is what was on Friday 17 April 1953: 7:00 – 7:15 – Herman Hickman. Herman was a former football player and did a sports talk show. 7:15 – 7:30 – Your Money. 7:30 – 7:45 – …

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Rochester TV, 1953 – Tues. evening

Continuing on with programs that were on TV in Rochester in 1953, we turn to the prime time schedule. The Tuesday evening schedule includes one of the most popular shows of the early days of TV; Texaco Star Theater You may not recognize the title but you will know the star; Milton Berle. It is …

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Rochester TV, 1953 – afternoon

Programs during the afternoon on WHAM, channel 6 in 1953 were not the same every day.The soap operas were on every weekday but then some entertainment programs were on only once or twice a week. Here is the programs that were on in the afternoon of Friday 10 April 1953: 12:00 – 12:15 – Bride …

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Rochester TV, 1953 – mornings

I own a few TV program guides from 1953 that were published in Rochester. At that time there was one TV station in Buffalo, 2 in Syracuse and just one TV station in Rochester. The Rochester station was WHAM on channel 6 which later changed call letters to WROC and moved to channel 8. Let’s …

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Rochester Historical Society opening mid Feb.

Rochester Historical Society re-opens their museum in the Rundel building in downtown Rochester on Feb. 16th. Formerly the Society had been located in “Woodside,” their home on East Avenue. Woodside was sold in 2008 and the Society has been setting up space for their vast museum collection in the Rochester Public Library’s Rundel building.  There …

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