Educational TV Station on Air Soon
Barring unforeseen events such as a severe April snowstorm, Spokane’s educational television station, KSPS-TV, will be broadcasting on Channel Seven for the first time Monday.
Supt. Albert L. Ayars of the Spokane Public School District, which will operate the station, said Thursday that contractors installing the antenna tower have assured him that everything will be ready by the first of next week.
Clearance has also been gained from the Federal Communications Commission for the start of broadcasting.
The schedule for Monday begins at 9:30 a.m. with a program on money matters. At 10 a.m. a musical program for second and third graders is set. A driver education program is timed for 10:30. Science programs for first graders, at 11 a.m., for third graders, 11:30, and for second graders, 1:30 p.m. are listed.
Off Air at Noon Hour
Between noon and 1 p.m. the station will be off the air.
A program on Northwest heritage for junior high students will mark the start of afternoon broadcasting. The station will be off the air between 3 and 6 p.m.
The first night’s broadcasts will include “What’s New” at 6 p.m., a program on Japanese arts and crafts at 6:30, “The Busy Knitter” at 7, a public affairs production at 7:30 and 8, and a two-hour drama starring Eddie Bracken and Tammy Grimes (“Archy and Mehitabel”) at 9.
Friday, April 21, 1967