W2XBS Schedule, June 1941

Here are the television listings for NBC’s experimental station W2XBS in New York City, published in The New York Times during June 1941. Listings this month were sporadic and it is unclear whether the station was off the air much of the month or if The New York Times simply did not publish listings regularly for some reason.

This was the last month in which the station was experimental. Commercial broadcasting began on July 1st and with it the station became WNBT. Although there’s no way of knowing based on listings alone, I would imagine there was some sort of outreach/promotional campaign on the part of the station to inform viewers about the switch to commercial broadcasting.

Monday, June 2nd, 1941 [1]
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9PM – Amateur Boxing Bouts at Jamaica Arena

Wednesday, June 4th, 1941 [2]
1-2:15PM – Test Pattern
2:15PM – Racing: Belmont Park

Saturday, June 7th, 1941 [3]
1-2PM – Test Pattern
2PM – ICAAAA Track and Field Meet, Randall’s Island

Monday, June 9th, 1941 [4]
2PM – Racing at Aqueduct
8-9PM – Test Pattern.

Wednesday, June 11th, 1941 [5]
7:45-8:45PM – Test Pattern
8:45PM – Baseball: Dodgers vs. Pirates, Ebbets Field

Saturday, June 14th, 1941 [6]
1-2PM – Test Pattern
2PM – Metropolitan A.A.U. Track and Field Meet, Randalls Island.

Monday, June 16th, 1941 [7]
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9PM – Boxing: Jamaica Arena

Thursday, June 19th, 1941 [8]
2:30-3:30PM – Test Pattern
3:30-4:30PM – Swimming Demonstration, Astoria Pool.

Saturday, June 21st, 1941 [9]
1-2:15PM – Test Pattern
2:15PM – Racing; Aqueduct Track

Monday, June 30th, 1941 [10]
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9-11:30PM – Amateur Boxing Bouts at Jamaica Arena

Works Cited:
1 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 2 June 1941: 32.
2 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 4 June 1941: 44.
3 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 7 June 1941: C30.
4 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 9 June 1941: 36.
5 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 11 June 1941: 42.
6 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 14 June 1941: 36.
7 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 16 June 1941: 30.
8 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 19 June 1941: 44.
9 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 21 June 1941: 30.
10 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 30 June 1941: 32.

One Reply to “W2XBS Schedule, June 1941”

  1. The “remote” broadcasts the station scheduled at night were soon augmented by the return of in-studio programming, when “W2XBS” became “WNBT” on July 1, 1941.

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