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1954 - WHA-TV Begins Broadcasting

Leon Iltis on WPT

WHA-TV signs on with our own production, The Friendly Giant, to become only the third noncommercial station in the nation. The initial broadcast radius was only 12 miles, with a daily broadcast schedule of 7:30pm-9:30pm (except for Sunday), and a 2:30-3pm block on Fridays.

UW Archives Image: S14489 Leon Iltis in an early WPT studio production.
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