News: Abbotsford (WSAU-TV - 1954)
Contact: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Frechette, Lemke
----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph, (Abbotsford, WI) 10/14/2015
Originally published in the Abbotsford Tribune Thursday, October 14, 1954.
WSAU-TV, operating on VHF channel 7 in Wausau, began test patterns on Tuesday, October 12, according to an announcement by George T. Frechette, Vice president and general manager of the Wisconsin Valley Television Corporation, owner of the station.
The test pattern operation is on the air from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the rest of the week, and barring unforeseen difficulties, WSAU-TV will commence program operations Sunday evening, October 17.
The Wisconsin Valley Television Corporation is owned by daily newspapers in Wausau, Marshfield, Merrill, Antigo, Rhinelander and Wisconsin Rapids, Radio Station WFHR, Wisconsin Rapids, and WATK, Antigo, and Charles Lemke of Wausau. The corporation also operated radio station WSAU.
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