A station of firsts

Posted Monday, Nov. 11, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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KXAS/Channel 5 has left its historic home on Broadcast Hill, but it is remaining in Cowtown. The station’s new address is apropos, bearing the founder’s name, Amon Carter (Boulevard).

The station started as WBAP-TV (We Bring A Program) and bore the distinction of being the first TV station in the Southwest, the first in broadcasting live coverage of President Harry Truman and the first in Texas to broadcast in color.

Since KXAS has donated the original building and its acreage to the city of Fort worth, it’s history will be preserved. Perhaps a mini-museum is in the offering to commemorate the station’s 65 years of service to its viewers.

— Fred Ream, Fort Worth

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