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First Television Broadcast in Tucson

The first television broadcast in Tucson took place on January 31, 1953. The station was KOPO, channel 13. In 1958, the name of the station was changed to KOLD.

Sources: 

"Gene Autry." Bankruptcy & Debt Information from Doney & Associates, Phoenix, Arizona. http://www.doney.net/aroundaz/celebrity/autry_gene.htm (accessed November 8, 2011).

"KOPO--Mr. Mittendorf, Tucson crowd sees TV start." Arizona Daily Star.   Feb. 1, 1953. Page 17.

"KOLD TV Station Information." KOLD TV Station Information. http://www.kold.com/story/160758/kold-tv-station-information?

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