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WMGT Channel 74 North Adams, MA
Greylock Broadcasting Company

Feb 18, 1953 Construction Permit issued  (CP)   (BPCT-1259) FCC
Dec 30, 1953. MOD of CP for extension of time to  4/15/53  FCC
Jan 11, 1954 Test pattern scheduled to begin in two weeks with commercial programming shortly thereafter
Start delayed by delivery of antenna according to Leon Podolsky. 
Feb 5, 1954 Station signs-on FCC
April 1954 DuMont Network affiliate Broadcasting Telestatus
July 1954 ABC - DuMont network affiliate Broadcasting Telestatus
Sept 1, 1954 Informal request for Special Temporary Authority  (STA)  to operate on CH 15.  FCC
Sept 15, 1954  FCC denied request. FCC
Sept 17, 1954 Filing accepted on Sept 17 for extension of completion date to March 1955. FCC
Sept 22, 1954

Informal request for STA to operated on CH 19 

Sept 27. 1954 Filed request with FCC to assign CH 19 to North Adams and permit the station to shift to the lower UHF channel.   FCC
Sept 27, 1954 CH 19 had been granted to Richard Balch for Utica, NY and that it had been agreed to pay Mr. Balch $11,000 for expenses he incurred in connection with the Utica station.  Upon payment of the sum, WGMT said  Mr Balch has agreed to surrender his CP.  Broadcasting
Dec 14, 1954 Seeks MOD of CP to specify CH 19 FCC
Jan 20, 1955 Seeks MOD of CP to move studio to 8 Bank Row, Pittsfield FCC
April 6, 1955 Granted   switch to Pittsfield, MA for studio and change from CH 74 to 19.  ERP is changed from 300 kw visual 115 kw aural to 115 kw visual and 67.6 kw aural with antenna height above average terrain from 2.060 to 2120 ft.   FCC
Feb 25, 1956 Winds of hurricane force destroyed the antenna and part of the tower.  Off-air. Broadcasting
April 16, 1956 New York firm of Edwards & Hjorth retained to design new tower.  Adverse weather conditions will prevent Immediate reconstruction according to Leon Podolsky Broadcasting
July 1956 ABC network affiliate - 0ff air plans to return in September Broadcasting Telestatus
xxx Seeks mod of CP for extension of completion date to Sept 1, 1956.   FCC
August 6, 1956 WMGT return to air delayed pending FCC decision on clarification of the Albany-Schenectady-Troy UHF-VHF situation.    When WMGT returns to the air there is a strong possibility it may form an alliance with another area TV outlet.   Broadcasting
xxx Seeks mod of CP for extension of completion date to Feb 2, 1957 FCC
Dec 10, 1956 Seeks assignment of CP from Greylock Broadcasting to Hudson Valley Broadcasting  (WCDA CH 41 Albany and WCDB CH 29  Hagaman both NY) FCC
Dec 10, 1956 The station has been off the air since Feb 25, 1956, plans to return to full time operation on January 1, 1957 Broadcasting
Jan 15, 1957 Seeks mod of CP for extension of completion date to July 2, 1957 FCC
Feb 7, 1957 Sale to Hudson Valley Broadcasting Approved.  Sale price 379,206.  To operate as satellite of WCDA. FCC
Feb 28, 1957 WCDC (TV) North Adams, MA--Hudson Valley Broadcasting, changed from WMGT (TV) FCC

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