January 25, 2016

What's on TV? Monday, January 27, 1958

This week we're in upstate New York, with a collection of stations located in Syracuse, Albany and Rochester, among many other locations (including one in Canada!). I don't know much about this area; I think this is the first time I've looked at an issue from this area. That doesn't make it any less interesting, though, and since I don't know any more than you, let's learn together.





WSYR, Channel 3 (Syracuse) (NBC, ABC)

Morning

07:00a
Today

09:00a
All Star Theater

09:30a
Ladies’ Day

10:00a
Home (guest Ashley Montagu)

10:30a
Treasure Hunt

11:00a
The Price is Right

11:30a
Truth or Consequences

Afternoon

12:00p
Tic Tac Dough

12:30p
Jim Deline Gang

01:00p
Movie – “The Two Mrs. Carrolls”

02:30p
Kitty Foyle

03:00p
Matinee Theater

04:00p
Queen for a Day

04:45p
Modern Romances

05:00p
Superman

05:30p
Mickey Mouse Club

Evening


06:00p
Circus Boy

06:30p
News (local)

06:50p
Sports (Bill O’Donnell)

06:55p
Weather

07:00p
The Silent Service

07:30p
The Price is Right (color)

08:00p
The Restless Gun

08:30p
Tales of Wells Fargo

09:00p
Twenty-One

09:30p
Alcoa Theatre

10:00p
Suspicion

11:00p
Going West

11:30p
Tonight (guest host Jonathan Winters)



WROC, Channel 5 (Rochester) (NBC, ABC)

Morning

07:00a
Today

08:30a
Romper Room

09:00a
Susie

09:30a
Mr. District Attorney

10:00a
Home (guest Ashley Montagu)

10:30a
Treasure Hunt

11:00a
The Price is Right

11:30a
Truth or Consequences

Afternoon

12:00p
Tic Tac Dough

12:30p
It Could Be You

01:00p
Movie – “Strike it Rich”

02:30p
Home Cooking

03:00p
Matinee Theater

04:00p
Queen for a Day

04:45p
Modern Romances

05:00p
Movie – “The Gay Cavalier”

Evening


06:10p
Zorro

06:40p
Weather

06:45p
News

07:00p
To Be Announced

07:30p
The Price is Right (color)

08:00p
Love That Jill

08:30p
Tales of Wells Fargo

09:00p
Twenty-One

09:30p
Alcoa Theatre

10:00p
The Restless Gun

10:30p
Lawrence Welk’s Top Tunes

11:00p
News (local)

11:15p
Movie – “Southside 1-1000”



WRGB, Channel 6 (Schenectady) (NBC)

Morning

07:00a
Today

09:00a
Home Fare

09:30a
TV Schooltime

10:00a
Home (guest Ashley Montagu)

10:30a
Treasure Hunt

11:00a
TV Schooltime

11:30a
Truth or Consequences

Afternoon

12:00p
Tic Tac Dough

12:30p
It Could Be You

01:00p
Trader Van

01:30p
Howard Miller (color)

02:30p
Kitty Foyle

03:00p
Matinee Theater

04:00p
Queen for a Day

04:45p
Modern Romances

05:00p
Adventures with Freddie

Evening


06:45p
News

06:55p
Weather

07:00p
You Asked For It

07:30p
The Price is Right (color)

08:00p
The Restless Gun

08:30p
Tales of Wells Fargo

09:00p
Twenty-One

09:30p
Alcoa Theatre

10:00p
Suspicion

10:30p
Alcoa Theatre

11:00p
News (local)

11:15p
Movie – “Night Key”



WCNY, Channel 7 (Watertown) (CBS, ABC)

Morning

10:00a
Garry Moore

10:30a
Arthur Godfrey

11:30a
Cartoon Theater

Afternoon

12:00p
Hotel Cosmopolitan

12:15p
Love of Life

12:30p
Movie – “The Pirates of Capri”

01:25p
CBS News (Walter Cronkite)

01:30p
Movie (con’t)

02:00p
Beat the Clock

02:30p
House Party

03:00p
Pantomime Quiz

03:30p
The Verdict is Yours

04:00p
For Your Information

04:30p
International Playhouse

05:00p
American Literature

05:30p
Kiddies’ Karnival

Evening


06:00p
My Little Margie

06:30p
Weather (Dan Burgess)

06:35p
News (Don Hopkins)

06:40p
Sports (John Urban)

06:45p
News

07:00p
Dr. Hudson’s Journal

07:30p
Lawrence Welk’s Top Tunes

08:30p
Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts

09:00p
Danny Thomas

09:30p
December Bride

10:00p
Victory at Sea

11:00p
News (local)

11:05p
Weather (Tony Malara)

11:15p
China Smith



WHEN, Channel 8 (Syracuse) (CBS, ABC)

Morning

07:00a
Breakfast Bar

07:45a
News (Frank Oliver)

08:00a
Captain Kangaroo

08:45a
News

09:00a
These Things We Share 10 Party Line

09:20a
Magic Toy Shop

09:45a
The Gal Next Door

10:00a
Garry Moore

10:30a
Arthur Godfrey

11:30a
Dotto

Afternoon

12:00p
Hotel Cosmopolitan

12:15p
Love of Life

12:30p
Search for Tomorrow

12:45p
The Guiding Light

01:00p
Kay’s Kitchen

01:30p
As the World Turns

02:00p
Beat the Clock

02:30p
House Party

03:00p
The Big Payoff

03:30p
The Verdict is Yours

04:00p
The Brighter Day

04:30p
The Edge of Night

05:00p
Movie – “Everybody Sing”

Evening


06:30p
News (local)  

06:40p
Weather

06:45p
News

07:00p
Jim Bowie

07:30p
Robin Hood

08:00p
Burns and Allen

08:30p
Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts

09:00p
Danny Thomas

09:30p
December Bride

10:00p
Studio One

11:00p
News (local)

11:15p
Movie – “Born to Sing”



WHEC, Channel 10 (Rochester) (CBS, ABC)

Morning

07:00a
Movie – TBA

07:55a
News

08:00a
Captain Kangaroo

08:45a
Movie – TBA

10:00a
Garry Moore

10:30a
Arthur Godfrey

11:30a
Dotto

Afternoon

12:00p
Hotel Cosmopolitan

12:15p
Love of Life

12:30p
Search for Tomorrow

12:45p
The Guiding Light

01:00p
Urban and Suburban

01:30p
As the World Turns

02:00p
Beat the Clock

02:30p
House Party

03:00p
The Big Payoff

03:30p
The Verdict is Yours

04:00p
The Brighter Day

04:30p
The Edge of Night

05:00p
Superman

05:30p
Mickey Mouse Club

Evening


06:00p
To Be Announced

06:30p
News (local)

06:45p
News

07:00p
State Trooper

07:30p
Robin Hood

08:00p
Burns and Allen

08:30p
Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts

09:00p
Danny Thomas

09:30p
December Bride

10:00p
Studio One

11:00p
News (local)”

11:20p
Movie – “My Lucky Star



WTEN, Channel 10 (Albany) (CBS)

Morning

08:30a
Romper Room

09:30a
All Star Theater

10:00a
Garry Moore

10:30a
Arthur Godfrey

11:30a
Dotto

Afternoon

12:00p
Hotel Cosmopolitan

12:15p
Love of Life

12:30p
Search for Tomorrow

12:45p
The Guiding Light

01:00p
Trouble With Father

01:30p
As the World Turns

02:00p
Beat the Clock

02:30p
House Party

03:00p
The Big Payoff

03:30p
The Verdict is Yours

04:00p
The Brighter Day

04:30p
The Edge of Night

05:00p
Popeye

05:30p
Movie – To Be Announced

Evening


07:10p
Weather (Bradley)

07:15p
News

07:30p
Robin Hood

08:00p
Burns and Allen

08:30p
Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts

09:00p
Danny Thomas

09:30p
December Bride

10:00p
Studio One

11:00p
News (local)

11:15p
Movie – To Be Announced



CKWS, Channel 11 (Kingston, ON) (Ind., CBC)

Afternoon

02:30p
Movie – “King of the Newsboys”

04:00p
Open House

04:30p
Howdy Doody

05:00p
To Be Announced

05:30p
Adventure Serial

Evening


06:00p
Range Rider

06:30p
News (local)

06:40p
Weather

06:45p
Sports (Max Johnson)

07:00p
Dateline Europe

07:30p
Political Talk

08:00p
The Millionaire

08:30p
On Camera

09:00p
I Love Lucy

09:30p
Tugboat Annie

10:00p
Movie – “Jim Harvey, Detective”

11:00p
News (local)



WNBF, Channel 12 (Binghamton) (ABC, CBS, NBC)

Morning

07:00a
Today’s Farm

07:15a
Breakfast Time

08:00a
Captain Kangaroo

08:45a
News

09:00a
Stop, Look ‘n’ Cook 

09:15a
Treasure Hunt

09:30a
The Edge of Night

10:00a
Garry Moore

10:30a
Ralph Carroll

11:00a
Arthur Godfrey

11:30a
Dotto

Afternoon

12:00p
Hotel Cosmopolitan

12:15p
Love of Life

12:30p
Search for Tomorrow

12:45p
The Guiding Light

01:00p
Movie – “A Woman’s Face” part 3

01:30p
As the World Turns

02:00p
Meet Your Neighbor

02:30p
House Party

03:00p
The Big Payoff

03:30p
The Verdict is Yours

04:00p
The Brighter Day

04:30p
Movie – “Cyclone on Horseback” part 1

05:00p
Popeye

05:30p
Mickey Mouse Club

Evening


06:00p
Carroll Caravan

06:15p
News (Lee Hickling)

06:30p
Mama

07:00p
Fashions for Milady

07:30p
Date With the Angels

08:00p
Burns and Allen

08:30p
Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts

09:00p
Danny Thomas

09:30p
December Bride

10:00p
Lawrence Welk’s Top Tunes

11:00p
News (local)

11:15p
Sports (Art Wolfe)

11:20p
Loretta Young



WKTV, Channel 13 (Utica) (ABC, CBS, NBC)

Morning

07:00a
Today

09:00a
Dotto

09:30a
Good Living

10:00a
Home (guest Ashley Montagu)

10:30a
Treasure Hunt

11:00a
The Price is Right

11:30a
Truth or Consequences

Afternoon

12:00p
News (Jerry Flore)

12:15p
A Time Apart

12:30p
It Could Be You

01:00p
Tex and Jinx

01:30p
Howard Miller (color)

02:30p
Kitty Foyle

03:00p
Matinee Theater

04:00p
Queen for a Day

04:45p
Modern Romances

05:00p
Dear Phoebe

05:30p
Fury

Evening


06:00p
News (Lyle Bosley)

06:10p
Weather (Jerry Fiore)

06:15p
Sports (Pete Brown)

06:20p
Film Short

06:45p
News

07:00p
Scott Island

07:30p
The Price is Right (color)

08:00p
The Restless Gun

08:30p
Tales of Wells Fargo

09:00p
Twenty-One

09:30p
Alcoa Theatre

10:00p
Suspicion

11:00p
Weather (Dick Damrath)

11:10p
News (John Urban)

11:30p
Tonight (guest host Jonathan Winters)



WTRI, Channel 35 (Albany) (ABC)

Afternoon

12:00p
Farm Fare

12:30p
TV Schooltime

01:00p
Movie – “Gung Ho”

02:30p
Forrest Willis

03:00p
American Bandstand

03:30p
Do You Trust Your Wife?

04:00p
American Bandstand

05:00p
Superman

05:30p
Mickey Mouse Club

Evening


06:00p
Major Quinn

06:50p
Weather (Dave Sauter)

06:45p
News (Will Ketterson)

07:00p
Sports (Howard Cosell)

07:15p
News

07:30p
O.S.S.

08:00p
Love That Jill

08:30p
Bold Journey

09:00p
The Voice of Firestone (guests Lisa Della Casa, Cesare Valetti)

09:30p
Lawrence Welk’s Top Tunes

10:30p
Badge 714

11:00p
Movie – “The Gay Senorita”

16 comments:

  1. Well, we see here the point I made last time about multiple network affiliations during this time frame.

    With only one or two stations in town, the three networks probably did a lot of horse trading to get their shows as much circulation as possible.

    Only Albany-Schenectady-Troy had all the nets free and clear; all the other towns were mixing and matching to beat the band.
    I makes me grateful to have grown in Chicago, with everybody represented equally.

    About that CKWS 10 pm movie:
    It's "Jim Hanvey, Detective", from Republic in 1937.
    'Jim Hanvey' was the creation of Octavus Roy Cohen, who appeared in several novels and many magazine short stories.
    There were seveal attempts to turn 'Hanvey' into a movie "franchise", all of which came to naught.
    This picture was the last one; Republic thought they had the right star in Guy Kibbee, who was sort of the Edgar Buchanan of his era (he was one of Frank Capra's regulars).
    That didn't happen, and when Republic began selling off its library to TV the pic got cut down to a "TV hour" (from an original 70 minute length), which seems to be the case with the Canadian station.


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  2. And I vividly remember going outside on a Saturday night in the dead of a Finger Lakes winter to turn the antenna north to Canada so my dad and I could watch Hockey Night in Canada from CKWS.

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  4. Channel 8 in Syracuse (CBS) eventually swapped channel allotments with WHEC in Rochester (Channel 5-CBS) when the ABC affiliate (Channel 9 in Syracuse) opened in 1962 to avoid next-channel interference. Channel 35 outside of Albany eventually became WAST-Channel 13.

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    1. I've always understood that this was also to address next-channel issues with CBLT in Toronto, then on Channel 6.

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    2. That may be, Anonymous. But I know it had a lot to do with Channel 9. However, When WKTV in Utica switched from Channel 13 (also because Channel 35 in Albany eventually became ABC 13), WKTV was assigned Channel 2. For those of us who watched Syracuse stations, an improper rotor move would get a serious clash between NBC in Utica and Channel 3 NBC in Syracuse...

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    3. That may be, Anonymous. But I know it had a lot to do with Channel 9. However, When WKTV in Utica switched from Channel 13 (also because Channel 35 in Albany eventually became ABC 13), WKTV was assigned Channel 2. For those of us who watched Syracuse stations, an improper rotor move would get a serious clash between NBC in Utica and Channel 3 NBC in Syracuse...

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  5. The "News" listed at 6:45 P.M. on several stations with CBS affiliations was likely the "CBS Evening News", then anchored by Douglas Edwards.

    It also appears that NBC's "Huntley/Brinkley Report" wasn't seen at all in this region, despite it's rapidly-growing popularity.

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    1. You know, I wondered about that. None of the stations broke out the national news as being separate from local, so I figured at least some of those 15 minute broadcasts had to be national. All they did was list "News," perhaps because they could save a little room. First time I've ever encountered this on more than just the stray channel.

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    2. "DOUGLAS EDWARDS WITH THE NEWS" was telecast nationally at 6:45pm(et). However, several CBS stations [including New York's WCBS-TV] scheduled the "delayed edition" (either "live", or on tape) at 7:15pm. "THE HUNTLEY-BRINKLEY REPORT" was also seen at 6:45pm on most NBC stations (with several "delaying" it to 7:15pm as well).

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    3. At the time, "JOHN DALY AND THE NEWS" was telecast over most ABC stations at 7:15pm(et).

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    4. At the time, "JOHN DALY AND THE NEWS" was telecast over most ABC stations at 7:15pm(et).

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  6. Happy 93rd Birthday today to star of "LOVE THAT JILL", Anne Jeffreys!

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    1. Happy birthday indeed - thanks for the heads-up, Chuck!

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  7. WCNY in Watertown (which became WWNY in 1965) was a triple (ABC, CBS, NBC) affiliate for many years as it was the only station in its market until the mid 1980s. It has always had a large viewer base for a small-market station due to its reach into eastern Ontario.

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  8. CKWS had the licensed Canadian version of Howdy Doody which featured Robert Goulet as Trapper Pierre and William Shatner as Ranger Bob (in 1954).

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