Read an entire issue of early program guide TV Showtime from November 1951, with listings for TV stations KMTV, WOI-TV, and WOW-TV.
Very little is known about TV Showtime, a television program guide covering Nebraska and Iowa. Based on existing issues, it was published at least as early as January 1950. Billed as “The Midwest’s Own Television and Radio Magazine” by November 1951 it included listings for KMTV (Channel 3), WOI-TV (Channel 4), and WOW-TV (Channel 6). It was published by TV Showtime Publishing, Co. out of Omaha, Nebraska. L. Wm. Baker served as editor and publisher of the company, with Opal Nelson as art editor, James C. Keith as production manager, Claire Wright as comptroller and P. E. Baker as business manager.
This exhibit presents the 45th issue of the second volume of TV Showtime, which contained listings for Monday, November 5th through Sunday, November 11th, 1951. At the time, each issue cost 15 cents, a six month subscription cost $3, a full year $5 and two years $9. In addition to the television listings, the issue included short news articles, advertisements and a column titled “Record Hit Parade” by Don Sarooian. Robert A. Kubicek was editor, Patricia Cooper associate editor, Roy V. Whiting advertising director, Lester Vihon sales manager, Norbert F. Dompke business director and John E. Groenings production manager.
On the cover was Margaret Sullavan of Schlitz Playhouse of Stars. It is not known when TV Showtime stopped publishing.
TV Showtime © 1951 TV Showtime Publishing Co.
Published September 17th, 2009
Last updated May 8th, 2018