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Spokane May Get Television in ’49

September 24, 1947

The Spokesman-Review

Spokane may expect to get a television broadcasting station in about a year and a half.

Bernard A. Brink Jr., chief engineer of the RCA Television Caravan, said today at the meeting of the Advertising and Sales Association of Spokane that by that time there would be a national television network.

He said no one could get into operation here under a year and a half because of the time required to get materials and necessary government licenses.

Brink said a television station would cost about four times as much to put in operation as a radio station, and that television advertising would cost the advertiser four or five times as much as radio or newspaper advertising.

He stressed the importance of television as an educational and entertainment as well as advertising medium.

He said there are at present 41 television stations either in operation or in the process of construction in the United States.

Television receiver sets currently cost from $169 to $2400, he said.

Wednesday, September 24, 1947

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