WPIX Celebrates 70 Years in New York City

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

WPIX is celebrating 70 years on the air in New York City.

The station first launched as the city’s first independent television station on June 15, 1948.

To celebrate the milestone anniversary, PIX 11 will air a 60 minute retrospective special on June 16 at 4 and 11p.m and the morning news will broadcast live from Levittown, NY. Carole Demas and Paula Janis, the hosts of the classic 1970s WPIX children’s show The Magic Garden will be among the special guests.


On June 16, the station will air classic programs including The Magic Garden, The Jeffersons and The Honeymooners.

The 60-minute special will look back at PIX11 from 1948 through today and relive some of the station’s most memorable broadcast moments.