This Was Television On December 29
1949: The first regular UHF station begins operating
KC2XAK in Bridgeport, CT went into operation as the first Ultra high frequency station to run a daily schedule. Code named “Operation Bridgeport,” the broadcast on Channel 24 was a test by station owner RCA/NBC to gauge the viability of the UHF spectrum. Though successful technically, KC2XAK was shuttered in 1952. -A.D.
Today’s Birthdays: Alison Brie, Human Being (30); Patricia Clarkson, Tammy I (53); Ted Danson, saloonkeeper (65); Shawn Hatosy, cop (37); Jane Levy, suburbanite (23); Katherine Moennig, hairdresser (35); Mary Tyler Moore, news producer (76); Mekhi Phifer, doctor (38); Jon Polito, detective (62); Kevin Weisman, gadget man (42).
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