WKRG-TV Channel 5 – Mobile, Alabama

First went on air:  1955

Location: St. Louis Street, Mobile, AL

Network Affiliation: CBS

 

The WKRG-TV studio was the home of “Wrestling Live From Channel 5” from the mid 1950s until the mid 1960s. In 1976 the Mobile house shows at Expo Hall were filmed, edited and aired on WKRG. The building that housed the WKRG Studio was demolished in the early 1980s and after the station moved to a new location. WKRG Channel 5 is still the local CBS affiliation in Mobile.

 

WKRG Channel 5 Studio 1960s

 

WKRG Channel 5 Studio 1960s

 

Location where WKRG Channel 5 Studio once stood

 

1959 newspaper ad for Wrestling Live from Channel 5

1959 newspaper ad for Wrestling Live from Channel 5

 

1960 newspaper ad for Wrestling Live from Channel 5

1960 newspaper ad for Wrestling Live from Channel 5

 

1961 newspaper ad for Wrestling Live from Channel 5

1961 newspaper ad for Wrestling Live from Channel 5

 

1961 newspaper ad for Wrestling Live from Channel 5

1961 newspaper ad for Wrestling Live from Channel 5

 

1962 newspaper ad for Wrestling Live from Channel 5

1962 newspaper ad for Wrestling Live from Channel 5

 

1962 newspaper ad for Wrestling Live from Channel 5

1962 newspaper ad for Wrestling Live from Channel 5

 

1965 newspaper ad for Wrestling Live from Channel 5

1965 newspaper ad for Wrestling Live from Channel 5