July 31st, 1968. Cincinnati is introduced to the first Independent TV station on the UHF dial. WXIX-TV. Housed within this section of the time capsule are the OLDEST documents from the very early days of FOX19. A couple of interesting facts:
FOX19 is licensed to Newport, KY. That is because back in 1968, there were a limited number of FCC licenses available for Cincinnati - and they were all claimed. Nearly 40 years later, every hour, you will see station IDs that still recognize Newport as our city of license.
Did you know WXIX actually stands for something? XIX is the Roman numeral for "19".
Inside this section of the time capsule, you will find video
The original station sign on ceremony from 1968
Cool Ghoul footage
Larry Smith Puppet footage
You will also find
Station Program Schedules from 1968 to 1971
Articles about the station
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