Springfield channel 40

Scott Fybush scott@fybush.com
Thu Jun 25 16:00:37 EDT 2009

Kevin Vahey wrote:
> Have to remember Channel 30 signed on in 1953 and was later bought by
> NBC and even had the calls WNBC in the late 50's

Not that that stopped NBC from moving down to a VHF outlet when one 
became available in Buffalo.

NBC owned WBUF-TV, channel 17 in Buffalo, from 1955 until 1958, 
competing with CBS affiliate WBEN-TV 4 (the first station in town, since 
1948) and ABC affiliate WGR-TV 2, new to the air in 1954.

When a third VHF station was ready to sign on - WKBW-TV 7, in 1958 - NBC 
threw in the towel, donating the channel 17 facilities to public TV (it 
returned as WNED in 1959), affiliating with WGR-TV and letting ABC go to 

There was no more commercial UHF in Buffalo until 1970, when indie WUTV 
29 came on...


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