This Got Me To Thinking

ATT00188I was raised just outside New York City, which some consider the center of the universe.  I’m not sure about that, but they do have the best deli’s and hot dogs.

When I was growing up, most televisions had channel selectors that started at “2” and ended at “13.”  (not counting the UHF selector)

We had the “Big Three National Networks” (Ch. 2, CBS,  Ch. 4, NBC  Ch7, ABC)

Ch 5 (WNEW), Channel 9 (WOR) and Ch 11 (WPIX)  were New York City networks.

Channel 13 (WNET) was the precursor to Public Television, having fund drives even way back then.

And who else remembers, It’s 10pm. Do you know where your children are?

I surprised myself, remembering all the callsigns.

That was it, boys and girls; seven channels and no remote control.  I can’t recall what time they “signed off” for the night, but it went something like this:


About Ray V.

Living in Aiken, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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One Response to This Got Me To Thinking

  1. When I was growing up in New Haven, CT, the “high tech” neighbors were the ones with very tall masts on their roof tops so their antennae could pick up the NY City TV stations. When my parents finally got one some time around the early 1970s or so, it opened a world of TV beyond ABC and CBS, our only two local stations.

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