WTMJ-TV Schedule, Week of Sunday, February 29th, 1948

Here’s the schedule for station WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the week starting Sunday, February 29th, 1948, straight from the weekly television listings printed in The Milwaukee Journal [1]. The station was off the air on Mondays and Tuesdays. An advertisement for WTMJ-TV focusing on the station’s programming, published on February 29th, revealed that guests on The Sportsman would be Bill Chandler, Marquette’s basketball coach, and two of his star forwards, Gene Berce and Sam Sauceda [2].

The advertisement also explained that the WTMJ-TV Teen Age council, responsible for Teen Canteen, was made up of Tom Billings, Leon Dolnick, Pat McRury, Janey Bell, Carol Geisenheiner and Nancy Kamper, who together represented six different Milwaukee County youth organizations [3].

Sunday, February 29th, 1948
8:00PM – Choral Concert: Milwaukee A Cappella choir.
8:15PM – Television Newsreel.
8:30PM – The Sportsman.
8:45PM – How to Do It.
9:00PM – Sunday Theater.

Wednesday, March 3rd, 1948
2:00PM – Meet Your Neighbor.
2:30PM – News.
2:40PM – Travel Film.
3:00PM – Surprise Package.
3:15PM – Movie Matinee.
7:45PM – News and Views.
7:55PM – Musical film.
8:00PM – Film Features.
8:40PM – Paul Skinner’s Music Room.
9:00PM – Let’s Look at Television.

Thursday, March 4th, 1948
2:00PM – Meet Your Neighbor.
2:30PM – News.
2:40PM – NBC Newsreel.
2:50PM – Film Program.
3:15PM – Movie Matinee.
3:45PM – Cartoon Fun.
7:45PM – News and Views.
7:55PM – Musical Film.
8:00PM – Armchair Travels.
8:20PM – NBC Newsreel.
8:30PM – Wrestling, from South Side Armory.

Friday, March 5th, 1948
2:00PM – Meet Your Neighbor.
2:30PM – Let’s Look at the News.
2:40PM – Film Program.
3:00PM – Surprise Package.
3:15PM – Movie Matinee.
7:45PM – News and Views.
7:55PM – Basketball, JAA Sectional Tournament, from West Allis Hale gym.

Saturday, March 6th, 1948
2:30PM – News.
2:45PM – Your Attention, Please.
3:00PM – Teen Canteen: Messmer and Notre Dame high schools, guests.
3:30PM – Film Program.
4:00PM – Wild West Theater, film.
7:45PM – News and Views.
7:55PM – Sports Thrills.
8:00PM – Basketball: Notre Dame vs. Marquette, from the Municipal Auditorium.

Works Cited:

1 “Television Over WTMJ-TV.” Milwaukee Journal Screen-Radio. 29 Feb. 1948: 10.
2 [Advertisement.] “See and Hear WTMJ-TV.” Milwaukee Journal Screen-Radio. 29 Feb. 1948: 2.
3 Ibid.


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