Friday, March 08, 2013
RIP: Bill Swartley. Put Boston's first TV station on the air...
Bill Swartley, presided over Westinghouse's local Boston radio operatrion, and was charged with getting WBZ-TV up and on the air on June 9, 1948.
The TV industry was being created, and much of the TV broadcast day was test patterns.
Bill Swartley, 104; launched New England’s first TV station