Rochester Subway Blog

I just discovered a blog about the Rochester Subway and also the related topic of transportation in downtown Rochester. It looks as if it been around since January 2009. I spent a good portion of yesterday reading all the old posts. I was also impressed with the pictures on the site. Most were old pictures …

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Rochester Made Autos

Over on my other website, for the last week or so I have been adding pictures and information on auto manufacturers that didn’t exist for very long in Rochester . In the early days of the auto industry there were many companies manufacturing autos. High prices of autos that were manufactured by hand is what …

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Cutbacks at School of Industry

The School of Industry in the Town of Rush is a place for juvenile criminal offenders. In a year of budget cutbacks the State is cutting programs at the School. There are two divisions at the school that are being affected. First is the “Industry Secure Center” which will close completely. The second division is …

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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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