Speaking of Radio

Chuck Schaden's Conversations with the Stars Who Made it Golden


Capt. William C. Eddy

Recorded June 18th, 1989 - 8 min

Pioneer in establishing television in Chicago, he developed experimental station W9XBK which became WBKB, owned and operated by the Balaban and Katz theater chain. He was born August 22, 1902 and was 86 when we had our short phone conversation. He died a few months later, on September 15, 1989 at age 87.


One Comment

  1. Andrew Dennison says... comment left on March 20, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    I’m doing a research project on my Great Grandfather, Capt. William C. Eddy, and I was searching the web for some interviews with him, and I came upon this. I would like to say thank you for doing that interview and putting it online. I was born a few years after he died, so that was the first time I’ve ever heard him. It means a lot to be doing a project about him and his accomplishments with TV. So again, thank you. I enjoyed it a lot.