W2XBS Schedule, December 1940

Continuing my look back at TV listings for experimental NBC station W2XBS, here are all the listings published in The New York Daily News during December 1940. Thanks again to early TV enthusiast Matt for providing these listings.

Sunday, December 1, 1940 [1]
8:30-10:30PM – Americans-Boston Hockey Game

Tuesday, December 3, 1940 [2]
8:30-10:30PM – Film “Circumstantial Evidence (1935)”

Wednesday, December 11, 1940 [3]
8:30-9:30PM – Film “Two-Gun Justice (1938)”

Friday, December 13, 1940 [4]
8:30PM – Professional Wrestling

Saturday, December 14, 1940 [5]
8:15-11PM – Professional Basketball; City College-Oklahoma A&M; Long Island U.-Oregon

Monday, December 16, 1940 [6]
8:30-11PM – Diamond Belt Amateur Boxing Bouts

Thursday, December 19, 1940 [7]
8:40-11PM – Rangers-Americans Hockey Game

Once again, there’s no way to know whether these were the only programs W2XBS broadcast in December 1940. It’s possible the station aired additional movies and sporting events not listed in The New York Daily News.

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 “Sunday’s Radio Features.” New York Daily News. 1 Dec. 1940: 64.
2 “Tuesday’s Radio Features.” New York Daily News. 3 Dec. 1940: 54.
3 “Wednesday’s Radio Features.” New York Daily News. 11 Dec. 1940: 70.
4 “Friday’s Radio Features.” New York Daily News. 13 Dec. 1940: 66.
5 “Saturday’s Radio Features.” New York Daily News. 14 Dec. 1940: 31.
6 “Monday’s Radio Features.” New York Daily News. 16 Dec. 1940: 50.
7 “Thursday’s Radio Features.” New York Daily News. 19 Dec. 1940: 58.

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One Reply to “W2XBS Schedule, December 1940”

  1. PM of Friday, Dec. 27, 1940, pg. 31 reveals:
    P.M. Today
    8:30 W2XBS: Wrestling — at Jamaica arena.
    P.M. Saturday
    8:15 W2XBS: Basketball — Fordham vs. Kansas; NYU vs. Minnesota.

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