All during the war,
In April 1948 they were ready. A neon light on an old building where City Creek now stands lit up a strange new word--- television.
Radio station KDYL had created channel four. It was so new the government gave it an experimental license to sign on with.
Channel four engineers flip the switch on a new transmitter and it worked. The signal was holding steady
To the tower they had put up on the old Walker Bank building, the 13th station in
Fortunately for us today, they saved the very first test film strip of the very first experiment. It was of a card and a very bad scratchy trumpet record.
Then on April 19th, 1948 they were ready.
TV dealers were thrilled to join the ad blitz. Finally there was a reason to sell TVs.
They made it all happen by the seats of their pants, ways to show film, ways to entertain, and ways to inform.