WNBT Schedule, Week of September 7th, 1941

Here’s the schedule for NBC’s commercial station WNBT in New York City for the week starting Sunday, September 7th, 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, football on Tuesday (the Brooklyn Dodgers vs. the Chicago Bears) and racing on Friday and Saturday.

Highlights of the week included a program from Radio City featuring British refugee children, another installment of Thrills and Chills with Doug Allan, news analysis Face of the War with Sam Cuff, and something called “View and Description of Jonker’s Diamond and Vargas Diamond.”

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

Tuesday, September 9th, 1941 [2]
1-5PM – Test Pattern
8PM – Test Pattern
9:45-11PM – Football: Brooklyn Dodgers vs. Chicago Bears, at Ebbets Field

Wednesday, September 10th, 1941 [3]
1-2:30PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – Radio City Matinee: British Refugee Children; Christopher Rule, Sarino
3:30-4:30PM – Test Pattern
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9PM – Stars of Tomorrow
9:30PM – Thrills and Chills, Doug Allan, Harold McCraken

Thursday, September 11th, 1941 [4]
1-2:30PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – Film: Declaration of Independence
3:15PM – Film: Colombia, S.A.
3:25PM – Film: Plaster Sculpture
3:35-5PM – Test Pattern
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9PM – Jerry Sears, Music
9:20PM – Spelling Bee
9:50PM – News-Ray Forrest

Friday, September 12th, 1941 [5]
1-2:30PM – Test Pattern
2:30-3PM – Racing at Aqueduct
3:30-5PM – Test Pattern
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9PM – Going South-Musical Comedy
9:30PM – Frank Eliscu, Artist
9:40PM – Harvey Harding, Songs
9:50PM – Face of the War-Sam Cuff

Saturday, September 13th, 1941 [6]
1-2:30PM – Test Pattern
2:30-5PM – Racing at Aqueduct
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9PM – Jack Smith’s Prevues
9:30PM – View and Description of Jonker’s Diamond and Vargas Diamond
9:40PM – Opera Workshop-Manon
9:55PM – News-Ray Forrest

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. 8 Sep. 1941: 32.
2 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 9 Sep. 1941: 46.

3 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 10 Sep. 1941: 46.
4 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 11 Sep. 1941: 44.
5 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 12 Sep. 1941: 42.
6 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 13 Sep. 1941: 32.

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