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
Please be sure to log onto the blog to share with us YOUR memories of FOX19