WNBT Schedule, Week of October 5th, 1941

Here’s the schedule for NBC’s commercial station WNBT in New York City for the week starting Sunday, October 5th, 1941, straight from daily television listings printed in The New York Times. The station was off the air on Sunday. It was a light week for sports, with only the regular weekly boxing match on Monday and racing on Saturday.

Highlights for the week included a rodeo at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, a special celebrating the 20th anniversary of station WJZ (with guest Mayor La Guardia and others), and a variety show on Saturday starring Imogene Coca.

Other programs for the week included another episode of Thrills and Chills on Tuesday with host Doug Allen and guest Earl Rossman, a half-hour program hosted by Robert L. Ripley called Believe It Or Not on Thursday and another installment of Face of the War with Sam Cuff on Friday.

Monday, October 6th, 1941 [1]
8-9PM – Test Pattern
9-11PM – Boxing; Jamaica Arena

Tuesday, October 7th, 1941 [2]
1-3:30PM – Test Pattern
3:30PM – Radio City Matinee: Samuel Chotsnoff, Christopher Rule, Others
4:30-5PM – Test Pattern
7:30-8:30PM – Test Pattern
8:30PM – Thrills and Chills-Doug Allen and Earl Rossman
8:55PM – Rodeo Stars Interviewed
9:05PM – Words on the Wing
9:30PM – News Reports

Wednesday, October 8th, 1941 [3]
1-3:30PM – Test Pattern
3:30PM – Film: Numbered Woman
4:30-5PM – Test Pattern
7:30-9:30PM – Test Pattern
8:30-10:30PM – Rodeo at Madison Square Garden

Thursday, October 9th, 1941 [4]
1-3:30PM – Test Pattern
3:30PM – Film: Bombers
3:40PM – Film: Outlaw Rule
4:30-5PM – Test Pattern
7:30-9:30PM – Test Pattern
8:30PM – Jerry Sears, Music
9PM – Believe It Or N0t, With Robert L. Ripley
9:30PM – News Reports

Friday, October 10th, 1941 [5]
1-2:30PM – Test Pattern
2:30PM – Fire Prevention Demonstration, Newark
3:30-5:30PM – Test Pattern
7:30-8:30PM – Test Pattern
8:30PM – Fashion Show
8:45PM – Ireene Wicker’s Tele-Whizzes
9PM – WJZ — Twentieth Anniversary Program, with Mayor La Guardia, Others
9:30PM – Face of the War-Sam Cuff

Saturday, October 11th, 1941 [6]
1-2:30PM – Test Pattern
2:30-5PM – Racing at Belmont
7:30PM – Test Pattern
8:30PM – Variety Show, with Imogene Coca, Others
9:20PM – 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. 6 Oct. 1941: 34.
2 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 7 Oct. 1941: 46.

3 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 8 Oct. 1941: C46.
4 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 9 Oct. 1941: 44.
5 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 10 Oct. 1941: 44.
6 “Radio Today.” New York Times. 11 Oct. 1941: 32.

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