Channel 24 KMJ-TV - Fresno's first!

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Channel 24 KMJ-TV - Fresno's first!

Postby Lost Fresno » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:21 am

I remember when there was only 3 TV stations in Fresno. Click the video below to see "Scoopy" sign on and the channel 24 test pattern!

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Re: Channel 24 KMJ-TV - Fresno's first!

Postby Jackie » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:54 pm

Nancy Allen's Movie Matinee on Channel 24

"Nancy Allen" was the stage name selected by KMJ-TV (Channel 24) producers for the woman they would hire to host an afternoon show of interest to women in 1956.

The station hired Lorraine Hanna Martin, who auditioned on a whim on the last day of tryouts.

Martin didn't even own a television set at the time. Television was a new medium, and KMJ-TV was the Valley's first station. Martin was the first woman to appear on-air on local Fresno television

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