The Nighttime Price Is Right

Station List

PAGE LAST UPDATED:  MARCH 10, 2006

Thanks to Michael Stroud for researching and sharing this list of stations that aired the syndicated Nighttime Price Is Right with Dennis James. Below are some edited notes about how this list was prepared.

The stations are arranged by state. The information is organized into the following fields:
Column 1:  City of station's location
Column 2:  Call letters of station
Column 3:  Channel number of station
Column 4:  Network with which station was affiliated at the time
The symbol "(p)" means that the station carried more than one network's programming but was a primary affiliate of the designated network.
Column 5:  Day of the week when the show aired
Column 6:  Time of the day (always P.M.) when the show aired
The symbol "@" means that the station is located in a region that did not observe Daylight Saving Time.
Column 7:  Date, in month/two-digit year format, of the TV Guide issue that was used to establish the show's broadcast schedule.

Note that The Nighttime Price Is Right typically filled one night of a weeknight "checkerboard" schedule of programs (e.g., the nighttime versions of Hollywood Squares and Let's Make a Deal and light fare such as Wild Kingdom) that some stations used to fill the "access" time period (7:00-8:00 P.M. in the Eastern and Pacific time zones; 6:30-7:00 P.M. in the Central time zone) before prime-time.

Stations received episodes of The Nighttime Price Is Right on videotapes that were "bicycled" from station to station. This was the standard distribution system for most syndicated programs prior to satellite delivery, which Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! somewhat pioneered.

Here are a few TV Guide print advertisements for the syndicated New Price Is Right:

October 1972 KNBC-TV   July 1972 WHO-TV   September 1974 KPIX-TV

1972 WABI-TV   1973 WTEN-TV   1974 WEAU-TV

Stations that aired "The Nighttime Price Is Right" with Dennis James
MARKET
STATION
CHANNEL
AFFILIATION
DAY(S) AIRED
TIME(S) AIRED
REF. DATE
Alabama
  Birmingham
WBRC
6
ABC
Tue
6:30 CT
5/74
Thu
6:30 CT
9/76
  Montgomery
WFSA
12
NBC
Fri
6:30 CT
6/74
California
  Los Angeles
KNBC
4
NBC
Mon
7:30 PT
10/72
  Sacramento
KXTV
10
CBS
Mon
7:00 PT
3/73
       
Tue
7:30 PT
9/74
  San Francisco
KPIX
5
CBS
Tue
7:30 PT
9/74
Colorado
  Denver
KOA
4
NBC
Fri
9:30 MT
12/72
 
KMGH
7
CBS
Fri
6:30 MT
1/74
Connecticut
  Hartford
WFSB
3
CBS
Wed
7:30 ET
3/73
Mon
7:30 ET
5/74
Mon
7:30 ET
2/75
District of Columbia
  Washington
WRC
4
NBC
Sat
7:00 ET
8/73
Florida
  Fort Meyers
WBBH
20
NBC
Mon
7:30 ET
5/74
Wed
7:30 ET
5/74
  Orlando
WESH
2
NBC
Wed
7:30 ET
5/74
Georgia
  Atlanta
WAGA
5
CBS
Thu
7:30 ET
8/74
Thu
7:30 ET
2/75
  Augusta
WJBF
6
ABC (p)
Wed
7:00 ET
5/74
  Columbus
WRBL
3
CBS
Mon
7:30 ET
6/74
  Macon
WMAZ
13
CBS (p)
Fri
8:30 ET
8/74
Fri
7:30 ET
2/75
Idaho
  Boise
KTVB
7
NBC
Wed
6:30 MT
5/75
  Idaho Falls
KIFI
8
NBC
Wed
6:30 MT
5/75
Illinois
  Champaign
WCIA
3
CBS
Mon
6:30 CT
12/74
  Chicago
WMAQ
5
NBC
Wed
6:30 CT
10/73
       
Wed
6:30 CT
7/74
  Peoria
WEEK
25
NBC
Wed
6:30 CT
11/74
  Rock Island
WHBF
4
CBS
Wed
6:30 CT
4/74
  Rockford
WCEE
23
CBS
Fri
6:30 CT
3/74
Indiana
  Fort Wayne
WANE
15
CBS
Fri
8:00 ET
1/74
  Indianapolis
WLWI
13
ABC
Tue
7:30 ET / 6:30 CT @
6/73
Wed
7:30 ET / 6:30 CT @
12/74
  South Bend
WNDU
16
NBC
Thu
7:30 ET
1/74
  Terre Haute
WTWO
2
NBC
Mon
7:30 ET / 6:30 CT @
6/73
Mon
7:30 ET / 6:30 CT
12/74
Iowa
  Cedar Rapids
KCRG
9
ABC
Sun
9:30 CT
6/74
  Des Moines
WHO
13
NBC
Thu
6:30 CT
7/74
  Sioux City
KCAU
9
ABC
Thu
6:30 CT
5/74
Kansas
  Garden City
KGLD
11
NBC
Mon
6:30 CT
12/73
  Great Bend
KCKT
2
NBC
Mon
6:30 CT
12/73
  Wichita
KARD
3
NBC
Mon
6:30 CT
12/73
Kentucky
  Lexington
WKYT
27
CBS
Wed
7:30 ET
4/75
Wed
7:30 ET
4/76
  Louisville
WLKY
32
ABC
Wed
7:00 ET
4/75
Wed
7:30 ET
4/76
Louisiana
  Alexandria
KALB
5
NBC
Mon
6:30 CT
11/74
  Lafayette
KATC
3
ABC
Mon
6:30 CT
11/74
  New Orleans
WDSU
6
NBC
Mon
6:30 CT
11/74
Maine
  Bangor
WABI
5
CBS
Tue
7:30 ET
9/72
       
Tue
7:30 ET
11/74
  Portland
WCSH
6
NBC
Sun
10:30 ET
9/72
       
Fri
7:30 ET
11/74
  Presque Isle
WAGM
8
CBS (p)
Tue
7:30 ET
11/74
Maryland
  Baltimore
WJZ
13
ABC
Tue
7:30 ET
8/73
Massachusetts
  Boston
WBZ
4
NBC
Tue
7:30 ET
5/74
       
Tue
7:30 ET
2/75
  New Bedford
WTEV
6
ABC
Mon
7:30 ET
5/74
       
Mon
7:30 ET
2/75
  North Adams
WCDC
19
CBS
Sat
7:30 ET
1/73
Michigan
  Detroit
WXYZ
7
ABC
Tue
7:30 ET
10/73
   
Tue
7:30 ET
10/74
  Grand Rapids
WOTV
8
NBC
Mon
7:30 ET
10/74
  Lansing
WJIM
6
CBS
Fri
7:30 ET
10/74
  Marquette
WLUC
6
CBS (p)
Fri
7:30 ET
8/75
  Traverse City
WWTV
9
CBS
Wed
7:00 ET
10/74
Minnesota
  Austin
KAUS
6
ABC
Wed
6:30 CT
11/74
  Minneapolis/
  St. Paul
KSTP
5
NBC
Tue
6:30 CT
2/74
   
Tue
6:30 CT
11/74
Mississippi
  Jackson
WJTV
12
CBS
Tue
6:30 CT
12/75
Missouri
  Cape Girardeau
KFVS
12
CBS
Wed
6:30 CT
4/76
  Kansas City
KCMO
5
CBS
Wed
6:30 CT
11/73
  Kirksville
KTVO
3
ABC (p)
Tue
6:30 CT
2/73
   
Fri
6:30 CT
4/74
Nebraska
  Omaha
WOW
6
CBS
Sat
6:30 CT
12/74
New York
  Albany
WTEN
10
CBS
Sat
7:30 ET
1/73
   
 
Sat
7:30 ET
1/75
  Buffalo
WKBW
7
ABC
Tue
7:30 ET
12/74
  New York City
WNBC
4
NBC
Sat
7:30 ET
3/73
   
Sat
7:30 ET
10/74
  Rochester
WOKR
13
ABC
Wed
7:30 ET
12/74
  Syracuse
WHEN
5
CBS
Thu
7:30 ET
1/73
   
Thu
7:30 ET
1/75
North Carolina
  Charlotte
WBTV
3
CBS
Tue
7:30 ET
1/74
   
Mon
7:30 ET
12/74
   
Mon
7:30 ET
7/77
  Durham
WTVD
11
CBS
Wed
7:30 ET
12/74
  High Point
WGHP
8
ABC
Thu
7:30 ET
12/74
  New Bern
WCTI
12
ABC
Wed
7:30 ET
12/74
  Wilmington
WWAY
3
ABC
Thu
7:30 ET
12/74
Ohio
  Cincinnati
WCPO
9
CBS
Mon
7:30 ET
4/75
   
Fri
7:30 ET
11/74
  Cleveland
WKYC
3
NBC
Tue
7:30 ET
2/74
  Columbus
WBNS
10
CBS
Tue
7:30 ET
11/74
  Dayton
WLWD
2
NBC
Tue
7:30 ET
11/74
  Toledo
WTOL
11
CBS
Tue
7:30 ET
10/74
  Youngstown
WKBN
27
CBS
Sun
7:00 ET
4/74
Oregon
  Portland
KOIN
6
CBS
Tue
7:30 PT
2/74
Pennsylvania
  Erie
WICU
12
NBC
Wed
7:30 PT
12/74
  Johnstown
WJAC
6
NBC
Wed
7:30 PT
4/74
  Philadelphia
WPVI
6
ABC
Wed
7:30 PT
7/76
  Pittsburgh
WIIC
11
NBC
Fri
7:30 PT
4/74
South Carolina
  Columbia
WIS
10
NBC
Tue
7:30 PT
5/74
  Greenville
WFBC
4
NBC
Fri
7:30 PT
1/74
   
Fri
7:30 ET
7/77
South Dakota
  Sioux Falls
KELO
11
CBS
Wed
6:30 CT
5/74
   
Wed
6:30 CT
1/75
Tennessee
  Chattanooga
WRCB
3
NBC
Wed
7:30 ET
8/74
   
Wed
7:30 ET
2/75
  Knoxville
WBIR
10
CBS
Mon
9:30 ET
1/74
   
Wed
7:30 ET
4/76
   
Wed
7:30 ET
7/77
  Memphis
WHBQ
13
ABC
Sun
6:00 CT
12/73
Texas
  Amarillo
KGNC
4
NBC
Sun
9:30 CT
1/74
  Bryan
KBTX
3
CBS (p)
Fri
6:30 CT
1/74
  Houston
KTRK
13
ABC
Mon
6:30 CT
1/74
   
Thu
6:30 CT
1/74
  San Angelo
KCTV
8
CBS
Tue
6:30 CT
1/74
  San Antonio
KENS
5
CBS
Tue
6:30 CT
6/74
   
Fri
6:30 CT
6/74
  Waco
KWTX
10
CBS (p)
Fri
6:30 CT
6/74
Utah
  Salt Lake City
KSL
5
CBS
Wed
6:30 MT
5/75
Vermont
  Burlington
WCAX
3
CBS
Fri
7:30 ET
1/75
Virginia
  Norfolk
WTAR
3
CBS
Wed
7:30 ET
2/74
  Petersburg
WXEX
8
ABC
Tue
7:30 ET
2/74
Washington
  Bellingham
KVOS
12
CBS
Sun
7:00 PT
2/73
  Seattle
KOMO
4
ABC
Wed
7:30 PT
2/73
KIRO
7
CBS
Wed
7:30 PT
1/75
Wisconsin
  Eau Claire
WEAU
13
NBC
Tue
6:30 CT
8/75
  Green Bay
WBAY
2
CBS
Fri
6:30 CT
1/73
Fri
6:30 ET
8/75
  Madison
WKOW
27
ABC
Sun
9:30 CT
3/74
  Milwaukee
WTMJ
4
NBC
Mon
6:30 CT
3/74
Mon
6:30 CT
8/75

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