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  • KPHO: Arizona's first television station

    KPHO: Arizona's first television station

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    The first signal was transmitted from the Hotel Westward Ho in downtown Phoenix on Dec. 4, 1949. The hotel had a 240-foot steel tower on its roof; a 40-foot, 1.5-ton antenna on top of the tower carried the broadcast to Valley television sets.

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    The first signal was transmitted from the Hotel Westward Ho in downtown Phoenix on Dec. 4, 1949. The hotel had a 240-foot steel tower on its roof; a 40-foot, 1.5-ton antenna on top of the tower carried the broadcast to Valley television sets.

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  • Historical Timeline

    Historical Timeline

    KPHO-TV Channel 5 in Phoenix signed on as the first television station in the market on Sunday, Dec. 4, 1949. Read about the milestones at CBS 5 over the more than six decades of broadcasting.

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    KPHO-TV Channel 5 in Phoenix signed on as the first television station in the market on Sunday, Dec. 4, 1949. Read about the milestones at CBS 5 over the more than six decades of broadcasting.

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