W2XBS Schedule, Week of July 28th, 1940

Here’s the schedule for NBC’s experimental station W2XBS in New York City for the week beginning Sunday, July 28th, 1940, straight from television listings printed in The New York Times. The station went off the air following its Wednesday, July 31st broadcast so that its channel allocation could be shifted. According to The New York Times the station would be off the air as long as three months and it was [1]. W2XBS began broadcasting again on Sunday, October 27th but for some reason The New York Times didn’t begin publishing schedules again [2].

Monday, July 29th, 1940 [3]
12:30-1:00PM – Arrival of United states liner America at New York from her maiden trip from Newport News.
8:00-11:00PM – Amateur boxing, at Jamaica Arena.

Tuesday, July 30th, 1940 [4]
3:30-4:00PM – Films.
6:45-7:00PM – News, Lowell Thomas.
9:00-10:00PM – Fiesta, Latin-American Music and Dance; Travel Talk, by Carveth Wells.

Wednesday, July 31st, 1940 [5]
3:30-4:00PM – Film, False Prestenses.
4:40-4:50PM – Model Aircraft Exposition, World’s Fair.
6:45-7:00PM – News, Ray Forrest.
9:00-10:00PM – Variety: Eugene Jelesnik’s Orchestra, With Amelia Hull and Eleanor Steber, Sopranos; Charles Altoff, Comedian; Drums of Oude, Dramatic Sketch.

Works Cited:
1 “Breaking a Deadlock.” New York Times. 28 Jul. 1940: 102.
2 “Television Station to Reopen.” New York Times. 23 Oct. 1940: 25.
3 “Today on the Radio.” New York Times. 29 Jul. 1940: 20.
4 “Today on the Radio.” New York Times. 30 Jul. 1940: 25.
5 “Today on the Radio.” New York Times. 31 Jul. 1940: 18.