Index to W2XBS Historical TV Schedules: 1939

Here’s an index to television listings from 1939 for experimental New York City station W2XBS, originally published in The New York Times. The station was founded in 1928 by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA). The opening of the 1939 World’s Fair on April 30th, 1939 is considered the official start of regularly scheduled (but still experimental) television broadcasting in the United States. Prior to that, W2XBS broadcast on an intermittent basis.

Note: Television listings published in newspapers were based on information provided by stations and were subject to change at the last minute. They may not be an accurate representation of what actually aired.


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