50 years of KHQ
By Jim Kershner
You can see those faces again as part of the “KHQ 50th Anniversary Special” tonight at 7 on KHQ-6.
The show will also include archival footage stretching all the way back to the early 1950s. You’ll also see the coverage of the biggest news events of the past 50 years, including the Mount St. Helens eruption.
The KHQ special coincides with the 50th anniversary of Spokane’s first commercial TV broadcast, on Dec. 15, 1952.
However, the KHQ signal actually went on the air a week earlier, on Dec. 8, 1952.
The Spokesman-Review reported that “crowds gathered in stores, shops, taverns and homes to view the geometric pattern.”
Yes, they were watching the test pattern. Behold the power of TV.
Sunday, December 15, 2002