W2XBS Schedule, Week of January 21st, 1940

Here’s the schedule for NBC’s experimental station W2XBS in New York City for the week of January 21st, 1940. I would love to see “Frozen Alive,” in which “a girl is sealed in a cake of ice.” Sounds dangerous.

Sunday, January 21st, 1940
2:30-3:42: Film, “School for Husbands,” with Rex Harrison, Diana Churchill, June Clye and Romney Brent.
8:30-9:30: Play, “Babes in Arms,” with Ray Heatherton, Duke McHale, Betty Lou, June Havoc, Lulu McConnell and Jerry Mann.

Wednesday, January 24th, 1940
2:30-3:30: Views and interviews at La Guardia Field.
8:30-9:30: “Weights and Measures”–three reporters ask questions about crooked scales, etc.; “Frozen Alive,” a girl is sealed in a cake of ice; Guides and Pages’ Minstrel Show, with models from the Beaux Arts Ball.

Thursday, January 25th, 1940
8:30-10:00: Wrestling at Ridgewood Grove.

Friday, January 26th, 1940
2:30-3:30: Films, March of Time, “Battle Fleets of England”; “Burn ‘Em Up Barnes”; “Carrie Jacobs Bond.”
8:30-9:30; Play “The Impossible Mr. Clancy,” by John Brownell, with Ralph Culliman, Margot and Deighton, Effie Afton and Ross Hertz.

Saturday, January 27th, 1940
2:30-3:40: Film, “Sing While You’re Able,” with Pinky Tomlin.
9:00-11:00: Boxing, Ridgewood Grove.

Sources:
“Telecasts.” New York Times. 21 Jan. 1940: 124.


1 Comment

  • Mike Smith says:

    Would love to see that girl in a cake of ice. as well!!! Make a great ratings stunt for the May Sweeps!!!

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