WNBT Schedule, Week of August 3rd, 1941

Here’s the schedule for NBC’s commercial station WNBT in New York City for the week starting Sunday, August 3rd, 1941, straight from daily television listings printed in The New York Times. The station was off the air on Sunday as well as Saturday. Programs for the week included a number of sporting events (boxing, tennis, baseball), a pair of variety shows, an installment of Play the Game (a game show based on charades), and plenty of songs.

Monday, August 4th, 1941 [1]
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9-11PM – Boxing, Jamaica Arena

Tuesday, August 5th, 1941 [2]
1:30-2:30PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – Film: Peter Stuyvesant
3:15PM – Film: Singapore
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9PM – Film: Lapland, with Carveth Wells, Narrator
9:30PM – Boxing: Ebbets Field

Wednesday, August 6th, 1941 [3]
1:30-2:30PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – Variety Show: J. Ranson; Mrs. Pennyfeather; Gardening Experts; Fashion Show
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9PM – Film and Variety Show

Thursday, August 7th, 1941 [4]
1:30-2:30PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – Eastern Grass Courts Tennis Tournament, Rye N.Y.
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9PM – Eastern All Star Football Interview
9:30PM – Betty Randall, Songs
9:40PM – Play the Game, with Ireene Wicker, Dr. Harvey Zorbach, Charlotte Adams, Others
10:10PM – Ray Forrest

Friday, August 8th, 1941 [5]
1:50-2:50PM – Test Pattern
2:50PM – Baseball: Brooklyn vs. Boston, Ebbets Field
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9PM – Deep River Boys, Songs
9:10PM – Harvey Harding, Songs
9:20PM – Ireene Wicker, Quiz
9:50PM – News-Sam Cuff

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. 4 Aug. 1941: 28.
2 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 5 Aug. 1941: 38.

3 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 6 Aug. 1941: 36.
4 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 7 Aug. 1941: 36.
5 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 8 Aug. 1941: 32.

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