W2XBS Schedule, Week of July 21st, 1940

Here’s the schedule for NBC’s experimental station W2XBS in New York City for the week beginning Sunday, July 21st, 1940, straight from television listings printed in The New York Times. The station was off the air on Sunday and Saturday. Otherwise, it was a relatively packed schedule, with lots of films and variety acts, plus boxing and several events from the World’s Fair.

Monday, July 22nd, 1940 [1]
9:00-11:00PM – Amateur boxing at Jamaica Arena.

Tuesday, July 23rd, 1940 [2]
3:30-4:30PM – Films: Cairo to teh cape, Tuning In, Last of the Mohicans, Let’s See America, The Cameraman.
9:00-10:00PM – Film: Below the Deadline.

Wednesday, July 25th, 1940 [3]
3:30-4:30PM – Soap Box Derby, at the World’s Fair.
6:45-7:00PM – News, Lowell Thomas.
9:00-10:00PM – Variety: Paul Wing’s Spelling Bee; Captain Charles Scully Demonstrating Life-Saving Methods; Roberta, Dancer; Harmony Team.

Thursday, July 26th, 1940 [4]
3:30-4:30PM – Fashion Review, from World’s Fair.
9:00-10:00PM – Film: Atlantic Crossing.

Friday, July 27th, 1940 [5]
3:30-4:30PM – Film: Typhoon Treasure.
6:45-7:00PM – News Bulletins.
9:10-10:00PM – Variety: Yola Galli, Songs; Gus Van, Novelty Music; Dance Congress Stars; John Taylor Arms, on Making an Etching.

1 “Today on the Radio.” New York Times. 22 Jul. 1940: 26.
2 “Today on the Radio.” New York Times. 23 Jul. 1940: 27.
3 “Today on the Radio.” New York Times. 24 Jul. 1940: 35.
4 “Today on the Radio.” New York Times. 25 Jul. 1940: 15.
5 “Today on the Radio.” New York Times. 26 Jul. 1940: 20.