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Holmberg returns to tell the story of WTVR CBS 6 the South’s first TV station

Posted at 11:09 PM, Apr 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-22 09:34:29-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- When WTVR first went on the air 70 years ago as the South's first television station, the transmitter was located at the corner of Broad and Staples Mill Road.

What an amazing story it was, Wilbur Havens, the MacGyver of television, started it all and built the station out of scavenged parts in sheer imagination.

In honor of WTVR’s 70 anniversary, Mark Holmberg returned in Richmond to tell the story of the man behind the creation of the South’s first television station.

Wilbur Havens