Phantom stations: KCTL-TV channel 20 Seattle

Next in our series on “Phantom Stations” is a query from our CEO & webmaster Jason.  KCTL-TV channel 20 Seattle was licensed in 1954 & issued a CP to build.  However, no such facility was constructed nor did KCTL-TV ever make it to air.  By 1957, it had it’s license cancelled by the FCC & no longer showed up in directories of the era.  Much later on, channel 20 in the Seattle-Tacoma region would be issued to Trinity Broadcasting’s KTBW-TV

1954 construction permit issued

1954 “Telecasting Yearbook” listing

1956 “Telecasting Yearbook” listing

1956 “TV Factbook” lisitng

Author: Mike Cherry

retired broadcaster: on-air, MD, PD, asst PD, Prod Mgr, IT, station technician/engineer, pioneer Internet webcaster, station installation/maintenance; 12 years in commercial radio, 17 years volunteer in campus/community radio in B.C., Alberta & Wash. Amateur radio operator & "DXer" specializing in AM night-time DX, short-wave DX/listening & remote SDR DXing/listening
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