Here’s the schedule for WNBT (NBC’s flagship TV station in New York City) for the week starting Sunday, July 27th, 1947. The New York Times published daily listings for television stations in the city, including WNBT, alongside its comprehensive radio listings.
WNBT closed out July 1947 with a typical week. There were no baseball games scheduled. Sporting events were limited to trotting races on Monday (July 28th) and boxing on Friday (August 1st).
Campus Hoopla went on hiatus beginning this week. In its place, WNBT debuted Disc Magic on Friday. Jack Kilty hosted the music series. A singer himself, Kilty served as a video disc jockey, playing records but also introducing guests from radio, theater, film, and television. Renamed Musical Merry-Go-Round in October, the series remained on the air until March 1949.
(Campus Hoopla returned to WNBT–and the NBC network–in
November October 1947.)
On Saturday (August 2nd), WNBT broadcast coverage of an Army Air Forces air show at Long Island’s Mitchel Field. The previous day, the nation celebrated Air Force Day, commemorating the Army Air Forces and the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the U.S. Army Signal Corps Aeronautical Division.
Sunday, July 27th, 1947
8:00PM Tex and Jinx Show [Ringside with Tex and Jinx]
8:20PM Party Line
8:50PM Film Shorts
9:00PM Sunday Supper Club
Monday, July 28th, 1947
8:00PM Television News
8:10PM Feature Film: Beloved Vagabond, with Maurice Chevalier
9:20PM Trotting Races, Westbury, L.I.
Tuesday, July 29th, 1947
No programs scheduled.
Wednesday, July 30th, 1947
7:30PM [Kraft] Television Theatre
8:30PM In the [Kelvinator] Kitchen–Alma Kitchell
Thursday, July 31st, 1947
8:00PM Author Meets the Critics
8:30PM Friend of the Family
9:00PM You Are an Artist-Jon Gnagy
Friday, August 1st, 1947
1:00PM [Swift] Home Service Club
1:30PM News and Films
8:00PM Disk Magic [Disc Magic]
8:20PM Film: The World in Your Home
8:30PM Boxing, Madison Square Garden
Saturday, August 2nd, 1947
2:00PM Air Show, Mitchell Field (to 4:30)
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.
2 Replies to “WNBT Schedule, Week of July 27th, 1947”
It’s stated that Campus Hoopla went on hiatus until November, but there’s a short segment of a Campus Hoopla episode that I believe was broadcast on October 3rd that’s part of the Hubert Chain early television collection. It’s mentioned at the start of the episode that Coach Lou Little and his Columbia football team are preparing to play Navy, which occurred on October 4th.
You’re right, Campus Hoopla returned in October, not November.