WNBT Schedule, Week of August 31st, 1941

Here’s the schedule for NBC’s commercial station WNBT in New York City for the week starting Sunday, August 31st, 1941, straight from daily television listings printed in The New York Times. The station was off the air on Sunday. Sports for the week included the regular Monday boxing from Jamaica Arena, as well as racing on Wednesday and Saturday.

There were plenty of films during the week, including one called How to Use Your Camera, as well as a number of variety shows, a few games and some songs. There was also a play broadcast on Saturday titled “The Artist.”

Monday, September 1st, 1941 [1]
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9-11PM – Boxing; Jamaica Arena

Tuesday, September 2nd, 1941 [2]
1-2:30PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – Nickelodeon Variety Show
3:30-5PM – Test Pattern
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9PM – Zeke Manners Hillbillies
9:30PM – Play the Game

Wednesday, September 3rd, 1941 [3]
1-2:30PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – Racing, Aqueduct Track
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9PM – Film: On the Farm
9:30PM – Films: Walk, Do Not Run and How to Use Your Camera

Thursday, September 4th, 1941 [4]
1-2:30PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – Film: Eve of the Revolution
3:15PM – Film: Children of Africa
3:30-5PM – Test Pattern
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9PM – Film: Archery
9:30PM Mary Sutherland, Comedienne
9:40PM – Current Events in Art, Helen Appleton Reid
9:55PM – News-Ray Forrest

Friday, September 5th, 1941 [5]
1-2:30PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – Radio City Matinee
3:30-5PM – Test Pattern
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9-10PM – Variety Show: Spinning Wheel Singers; Ireene Wicker’s Tele-Whizzies; Harvey Harding, Songs; News-Kent Cooper

Saturday, September 6th, 1941 [6]
1-2:30PM – Test Pattern
2:30-5PM – Racing at Aqueduct
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9PM – Travel-Hendrick De Leeuw
9:30PM – Ted Steele, Betty Randall,Songs
9:45PM – Play-The Artist

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.

Works Cited:

1 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 1 Sep. 1941: 30.
2 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 2 Sep. 1941: 34.
3 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 3 Sep. 1941: C44.
4 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 4 Sep. 1941: 42.
5 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 5 Sep. 1941: 40.
6 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 6 Sep. 1941: C30.


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