WKBS-TV Publicity Photo
In 1965, three UHF television stations in the Philadelphia market came on the air, Channels 29, 48 and 17 (in that order). By 1968, WKBS-TV, Channel 48, owned by Kaiser Broadcasting decided it was time to do a newscast (30 minutes) at 10 pm. This was at a time when news in Philly aired at 11 pm (and on Channels 3, 6 and 10).
From our archives, we have the voice-over for a Channel 48 promo pushing the new news program. The announcer was Broadcast Pioneers member John Carlton.
We just found the quick voice-over slide audio of John Carlton dating from Friday, August 25, 1967. It's promoting "Beyond the Limits," an old movie series of B films.
From the official archives of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
Audio originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers historian Gerry Wilkinson
Photo originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers member John Carlton
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