Exhibit: Full Issue of 1949 Television Forecast
Television Forecast -- Chicago's Own T.V. Magazine -- was first published in 1948 by TELEVISION FORECAST, Inc. out of Chicago, Illinois. In August of 1949 each issue cost fifteen cents and a year's subscription was $3 or $5 for two years. Pat Kubicek was editor, Patricia E. Moran program editor, Lester Vihon advertising sales manager, Roy V. Whiting promotional manager, Norbert F. Dompke business manager, John E. Groenings production manager, Thomas F. Ingram circulation manager and Herman H. Block art director. Each issue was twenty pages, counting both covers and included television listings running Monday through Sunday, articles, advertisements and pictures.
I've scanned the entire Saturday, August 20th, 1949 issue of Television Forecast, with listings through Friday, August 26th, 1949. Included were listings for WBKB (Channel 4), WNBQ (Channel 5), WENR-TV (Channel 7) and WGN-TV (Channel 9), plus limited listings for WTMJ-TV (Channel 3) out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. On the cover was Roberta Quinlan, host of Mohwak Showroom, which would being airing on WNBQ in September (at the time the issue was published the program was only seen on the East Coast).
Click on the cover for a larger version and to begin reading the entire issue.
I don't know exactly when Television Forecast stopped publishing. I would guess around 1952 or 1953.
Last Updated January 21st, 2010