Early television stations

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This is a list of early television stations of the 1920s and 1930s that were among the first in the world. Most of these experimental stations were located in Europe (notably in the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Poland, The Netherlands, and Russia), and the United States. Some present-day broadcasters trace their origins to these early stations.

It should be noted that all television licenses in the United States were officially "experimental" before July 1941, as the NTSC television standard had yet to be developed, and some American television broadcasters continued operating under experimental licenses as late as 1947, although by then they were using the same technical standards as their commercial brethren.

Television stations

Television
Call-sign
(Original)
Television
Call-sign
(Current)
Television frequency Television channel
(Current)
City/location On air Original broadcast system Current broadcast system
W2XB (also branded as WGY-TV from its sister radio station)WRGB2150 kHz6Schenectady, New York/Albany, New YorkMay 10, 1928Mechanical television 24 (later 48) lines/21 fpsNow NTSC-M
W1XAY (also branded as WLEX from its sister radio station)None3500 kHzLexington, MassachusettsJune 14, 1928-March 1930Mechanical television 48 lines/18 fpsNone
W3XKNone1605 kHz & 6420 kHz,
later 2.00-2.10 MHz
Wheaton, Maryland/Washington, DCJuly 2, 1928-1932Mechanical television 48 linesNone
W2XAL (also branded as WRNY from its sister radio station)NoneNew York CityAugust 13, 1928-1929Mechanical television 48 linesNone
W1WX
(later became W1XAV)
None2120 kHzBoston, MassachusettsSpring 1929-1931Mechanical television 48 & 60 lines/15 fpsNone
W2XBSWNBC2.75-2.85 MHzFormerly Channel 1, now VHF Channel 4New York City1929-1932, 1936-presentMechanical television 60 lines/20 fpsNow NTSC-M
Baird Television Ltd. via BBC transmitter 2LO831kHz [1]London, EnglandSeptember 30, 1929-June 1932Mechanical television 30 lines/25 fps
W9XAPUnknownChicago, IllinoisNovember, 1930?Mechanical televisionNone
VE9ECCBFT-TVVHF Channel 2Montreal, Quebec1931-1935, 1952-PresentMechanical televisionNow NTSC-M
W6XAOKCBS-TVFormerly on Channel 1, now VHF Channel 2Los Angeles, CaliforniaJune 1931-1933, May 6, 1948-presentMechanical television, film only, 80 lines/20 fpsNow NTSC-M
W2XABWCBS-TV2.1-2.2 MHzNow VHF Channel 2New York CityJuly 31, 1931-February 1933,
1940-present
Mechanical television 60 lines/20 fpsNow NTSC-M
W3XEWPTZ (now KYW-TV)VHF Channel 3Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1932-presentMechanical televisionNow NTSC-M
2LO (BBC Television Service)BBC One831kHz [2]UHF (Channels 21 - 68, throughout UK)London, EnglandAugust 22, 1932-September 11, 1935Mechanical television 30 lines/12.5 fpsNow PAL and DVB
(BBC Television Service -Alexandra Palace)BBC One45 MHz [3]UHF (Channels 21 - 68, throughout UK and on Astra 2D satellite)London, EnglandNovember 1936-September 3, 1939Mechanical television 240 lines later Electronic television 405 line/25 fpsNow PAL and DVB
Fernsehsender Paul NipkowBerlin/Potsdam, Germany1935-1944 (tests started in 1929)Electronic television 180 lines/25 fps/50 fields/sec (Started broadcasting in 441 lines in mid-1937)
W2XWVWNYWChannel 4 (1938-1944), Channel 5 (1944-Present)New York City1938-presentUnknownNow NTSC-M

See also

Individual television stations

Broadcast television systems

References

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WGY

City of license Schenectady, New York
Broadcast area Capital District, Hudson Valley, Mohawk Valley, western New England
First air date February 4, 1922
Frequency 810 kHz
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ERP 50,000 watts
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