WNBT Schedule, Week of October 12th, 1941

Here’s the schedule for NBC’s commercial station WNBT in New York City for the week starting Sunday, October 12th, 1941, straight from daily television listings printed in The New York Times. The station was off the air on Sunday and Thursday (for reasons unknown).

Highlights for the week included another Radio City matinee as well as episode of Thrills and Chills Everywhere on Wednesday; a musical comedy called “Soldier Town” on Thursday; and a football game between Columbia and Georgia on Saturday.

Other programs for the week included shows starring WNBT regulars Zeke Manners, Betty Randall, and Harving Harding, a civilian defense program and Face of the War with Sam Cuff.

Sunday, October 12th, 1941
Off the Air

Monday, October 13th, 1941 [1]
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9-11PM – Boxing; Jamaica Arena

Tuesday, October 14th, 1941 [2]
1-3:30PM – Test Pattern
3:30PM – Film: Frontier Woman
4:15PM – Film: Power for Defense
4:30-5PM – Test Pattern
7:30PM – Test Pattern
8:30PM – Opera Workshop-Manon
8:50PM – Civilian Defense Program
9:00PM – Zeke Manners Hillbillies
9:30PM – News Reports

Wednesday, October 15th, 1941 [3]
1-3:30PM – Test Pattern
3:30PM – Radio City Matinee: Georgie Prios, Samuel Chotzinoff, Christopher Rule, Marion Colby, Others
4:30-5PM – Test Pattern
7:30-9:30PM – Test Pattern
8:30PM – Thrills and Chills, with Doug Allen and John Wardell.
8:55PM – Ted Steele, Betty Randall, Songs
9:05PM – Play the Game
9:30PM – News Reports

Thursday, October 16th, 1941
No Programs Scheduled

Friday, October 17th, 1941 [4]
1-3:30PM – Test Pattern
3:30 – Film: Female Fugitive
4:30-5PM – Test Pattern
7:30-8:30PM – Test Pattern
8:30PM – Soldier Town — Musical Comedy, with Patricia Ellis, Perry Martin, Patricia Bright
9PM – Frank Eliscu, Artist
9:10PM – Harvey Harding, Songs
9:20PM – Inquiring Photographer
9:30PM – Face of the War-Sam Cuff

Saturday, October 18th, 1941 [5]
1-2PM – Test Pattern
2-5PM – Football: Columbia vs. Georgia at Baker Field
7:30-8:30PM – Test Pattern
8:30PM – Saturday Night Jamboree
9PM – Stars of Tomorrow
9:30PM – News and Previews

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. 13 Oct. 1941: 34.
2 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 14 Oct. 1941: 42.

3 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 15 Oct. 1941: 42.
4 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 17 Oct. 1941: 44.
5 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 18 Oct. 1941: C32.

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