Just because you are reading this blog, you get the first look at a full 24 page Rochester TV Guide from Nov. 1951. Click on the title to have it open as a PDF file. It is an 18mb file so it may take a while to load, depending on your connection speed.
There is only one TV station in Rochester at that time; channel 6 – WHAM. It would become channel 8 – WROC in later years. It would be two more years before Rochester gets a second TV channel. Also in 1951 local news is 15 min. long starting at 6:15 p.m. and presented by Earl Woods. National news is also 15 min. and starts at 7:45 with John Cameron Swayze.
Highlights from this issue:
- Pictures of students at Val Mates School of Dance on p. 6 and their names on p. 7
- NBC will broadcast the Army-Navy football game to the entire US for the first time; p. 9
- A short bio of Fred Waring; p. 12-13
- An ad for Rudy Valle appearing at the Triton Theater on E. Main St., Rochester; p. 23
Program Highlights (with links to Wikipedia web pages):
- Saturday, Nov. 3; 5:30 – The Range Rider, a western starring Jock Mahoney.(Buy a 10 episode set of Range Rider on Amazon.com)
- Sunday Nov. 4; 7:30 – Paul Whiteman Revue. Paul Whiteman was known as the “King” of Jazz.” He was very popular on radio in the 30s & 40s.
- Monday Nov. 5; 9:00 – Lights Out, a thiller that had first been on Radio.
- Tuesday Nov. 6; 11:15 p.m. – Racket Squad, police drama. Episode this week, *Babies For Sale.” (Buy a 6 episode set of DVDs of Racket Squad on Amazon.com)
- Wednesday Nov. 7; 8:45 – Aquinas Football Review (15 min.). Football from the local Catholic school.
- Thursday Nov. 8,; 9:15 – Wrestling (45 min.). Live from the Sports Arena in Rochester. On the card is Pedro Martinez.
- Friday Nov. 9; 7:30 – Ask the Kids, with local child sensation, Jimmy O’Flynn. Jimmy told jokes and sang. He died Jan. 12, 1952 at age 7 of kidney disease.