Tuesday Marks 70 Years Since TV Came To Tulsa

Tuesday, October 15th 2019, 6:29 am
By: News On 6

Tuesday, October 15 marks 70 years since television came to Tulsa. 

The first image broadcast on Channel 6 on October 15th, 1949 was a simple test pattern, but soon audiences would be seeing much more.

By 1957, KOTV had its first morning show, a variety program called "Sun Up." Bill Hyden was a host during those early days of TV.

"We had some talent shows come in--some of it very bad--but we were winging it every morning; it seems like with what we had" said Bill in a previous interview. 

The show also featured prominent local people and news updates.

Bill passed away a few years ago, but his show helped pave the way for what you see each day on 6 In The Morning.