Thursday, December 22, 2016

Your HOLIDAY SOR-BAY: Cartoon voice actors read Twas the Night Before Christmas


little spark of madness

that we could use to artificially maintain our Christmas spirit.

December 22, 1931
The first experimental TV broadcast from a transmitter atop the Empire State Building took place. The transmitter was put up by NBC on October 30, 1931. The original tenant at the pinnacle of the mooring mast (the topmost portion of the building) was the National Broadcasting Company. NBC began experimental television transmissions from the first Empire State antenna on December 22, 1931. Separate transmitters for visual and aural transmissions were used with the call letters W2XF and W2XK respectively.
These two transmitters were operated concurrently with another NBC television transmitter already located at the New Amsterdam theatre studio on 42nd Street. This earlier station carried the call letters W2XBS (later transferred to the Empire State transmitter) and operated on approximately 2 MHz with 60-line, mechanically scanned picture signals. The first experimental transmission from the Empire State Building were 120-line pictures using mechanical scanning of both film and live subjects.

Stay Tuned

Tony Figueroa
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