Thursday, April 22, 2010

South Florida's first television station - March 19, 1949

A tiny ad in the Miami Daily News, on March 19, 1949 announced that WTVJ, Florida's first TV station, would begin broadcasting two days later.

The News printed a special section full of news about the new medium on March 20, 1949.

The lead story revealed that WTVJ was the first TV station in Florida and the 58th in the country.

The story also cautioned readers that "today's television set is not a perfected unit." But added that with proper installation "will reproduce pictures clearly with only a few moments of interruptions."

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