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Chicago Television: Finding the Right Frequency

The history of television in Chicago begins with the birth of the medium itself. Radio was still in its infancy when the Chicago Federation of Labor transmitted the image and audio of its chairman in 1928. By 1950, there were four commercial stations in Chicago. Daniel Berger and Steve Jajkowski, editors of Chicago Television, discuss the pioneering men and women who made early Chicago TV not only possible, but exceptional.


For decades, the Chicago market was the leading producer of innovative, entertaining and memorable programming. Its airwaves have been home to a wealth of talented performers and iconic programs that have made the city one of the country's greatest television towns. Join us as we relive and celebrate the tradition of excellence that produced so many fond memories for millions of Chicagoans. In collaboration with the Museum of Broadcast Communications.

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