WNHC-TV Schedule, Week of August 1st, 1948

Here’s the schedule for station WNHC-TV in New Haven, Connecticut for the week beginning Sunday, August 1st, 1948, straight from listings published in The Hartford Courant. WNHC-TV was a DuMont affiliate; many of its programs were relayed from station WABD in New York City. Because the station had a regular schedule the week’s programming was nearly identical to that broadcast the previous week.

Daily shows included Small Fry Club and Russ Hodge’s Scoreboard. Other programming included Champagne and Orchids, Fashion on Parade, Court of Current Issues, Mary Kay and Johnny, plus boxing, film shorts, wrestling and an unknown feature film aired on Saturday, August 7th.

Sunday, August 1st, 1948 [1]
5:30PM – Teletunes.
5:55PM – Program Resume.
6:00PM – Film Shorts.
6:30PM – Key to the Missing.
7:00PM – Original Amateur Hour.

Monday, August 2nd, 1948 [2]
5:30PM – Teletunes.
5:55PM – Program Resume.
6:00PM – Small Fry Club.
6:30PM – Russ Hodge’s Scoreboard.
6:45PM – Film Shorts.
7:00PM – Doorway to Fame.
7:45PM – Film Shorts.
8:00PM – To be announced.
8:30PM – Swing into Sports.
9:00PM – Film Shorts.
9:30PM – Court of Current Issues.

Tuesday, August 3rd, 1948 [3]
6:30PM – Teletunes.
5:55PM – Program Resume.
6:00PM – Small Fry Club.
6:30PM – Russ Hodge’s Scoreboard.
6:45PM – Film Shorts.
7:00PM – Alan Dale Show.
7:15PM – Mary Kay and Johnny.
7:30PM – Camera Headlines.
7:40PM – Tele News.
8:00PM – Feature Film.
9:10PM – Boxing, Jerome Arena.

Wednesday, August 4th, 1948 [4]
5:30PM – Teletunes; Program Resume.
6:00PM – Small Fry Club.
6:30PM – Russ Hodge’s Scoreboard.
6:45PM – Film Shorts.
7:00PM – Photographic Horizons.
7:30PM – Camera Headlines.
7:45PM – Film Shorts.
8:00PM – School Days with Happy Felton.
8:30PM – Film Shorts.
9:00PM – Boxing, Jamaica Arena.

Thursday, August 5th, 1948 [5]
5:30PM – Teletunes.
5:55PM – Program Resume.
6:00PM – Small Fry Club.
6:30PM – Russ Hodge’s Scoreboard.
6:45PM – Film Shorts.
7:00PM – Birthday Party.
7:30PM – Camera Headlines.
7:45PM – Jack Eigen Show.
8:00PM – Champagne and Orchids.
8:15PM – Film Shorts.
8:30PM – Charade Quiz.
9:00PM – Wrestling, Jamaica Arena.

Friday, August 6th, 1948 [6]
5:30PM – Teletunes; Program Resume.
6:00PM – Small Fry Club.
6:30PM – Russ Hodge’s Scoreboard.
6:45PM – Film Shorts.
7:30PM – Camera Headlines.
7:45PM – Film Shorts.
8:00PM – Fashion on Parade.
8:30PM – Film Shorts.
9:00PM – Wrestling, Jamaica Arena.

Saturday, August 7th, 1948 [7]
8:00PM – Teletunes.
8:30PM – Film Shorts.
9:00PM – Feature Film.

Works Cited:

1 “Television.” Hartford Courant. 1 Aug. 1948: C7.
2 “Television.” Hartford Courant. 2 Aug. 1948: 14.
3 “Television.” Hartford Courant. 3 Aug. 1948: 17.
4 “Television.” Hartford Courant. 4 Aug. 1948: 18.
5 “Television.” Hartford Courant. 5 Aug. 1948: 17.
6 “Television.” Hartford Courant. 6 Aug. 1948: 13.
7 “Television.” Hartford Courant. 7 Aug. 1948: 11.


1 Comment

  • Barry I. Grauman says:

    About the only local programming Channel 8 was carrying at that time were “TELETUNES”, “PROGRAM RESUME”, “FILM SHORTS”, and “FEATURE FILM”. The rest were DuMont programs from New York, including Bob Emery’s daily “SMALL FRY CLUB”; sportscaster Russ Hodges’ nightly wrap-up of games, scores and frequent interviews; the nightly “CAMERA HEADLINES” newscast {“INS TELENEWS” on Tuesdays}; Adrienne [Meyerberg]’s weekly “CHAMPAGNE AND ORCHIDS” musical interlude; “MARY KAY AND JOHNNY” Stern’s weekly live situation comedy series for Anacin; disc jockey/interviewer’s Jack Eigen’s quarter-hour interview program; the talent program “DOORWAY TO FAME”; “CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING” (with Dennis James at ringside), and assorted other programs. I believe more people in New Haven were listening to the radio than watched TV at night that summer, but as soon as more TV sets were sold in the area, that began to change….

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