Excerpt from 100 Years of Buffalo Broadcasting
Buffalo’s first television station, WBEN-TV Channel 4, did not officially sign on until 1948. But eight years earlier, Edwards—the department store at Main, Mohawk, and Genesee– hosted Buffalo’s first transmission and reception of “Farnsworth electronic television” signals from inside the store.
Seeing moving pictures on a small piece of glass for the first time must have been some sight, “comparable to the thrill of seeing your first automobile or airplane!”
This page is an excerpt from 100 Years of Buffalo Broadcasting by Steve Cichon
The original 436-page book is available along with Steve’s other books online at The Buffalo Stories Bookstore and from fine booksellers around Western New York.
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