I was reading a story about the final staff announcer at NBC when I read this amazingly funny quote. The guy has been working for NBC for 62 years!
When he started, WRGB-TV didn’t have a regular schedule.
“The TV station went on the air whenever we pleased,” he said. “Somebody would get on the phone and call the 200 or 300 people who had sets and tell them to turn on their TVs.”
They CALLED you when they were going on the air. How classic is that? I’ll someday have a conversation with some young person telling them how I had to turn the antenna to the appropriate N/S/E/W coordinates depending on which channel I wanted to watch and which direction that station was relative to my position.