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Welcome To The CBS 5 History Page!

One of the Valley's earliest and most popular television personalities welcomes you to relive the days when KPHO signed on the air from a hotel and Wallace, Ladmo, Gerald, Aunt Maud and Ladmo Bags were all the local rage.
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  • Historical Timeline

    Historical Timeline

    KPHO-TV Channel 5 in Phoenix signed on as the first television station in the market on Sunday, Dec. 4, 1949. Read about the milestones at CBS 5 over the more than six decades of broadcasting.More >
    KPHO-TV Channel 5 in Phoenix signed on as the first television station in the market on Sunday, Dec. 4, 1949. Read about the milestones at CBS 5 over the more than six decades of broadcasting.More >
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  • Early History Of CBS 5

    Early History Of CBS 5

    The first programs created by KPHO which were directed at children included "The Man From Planet X" and "The Lew King Show."More >
    KPHO was Arizona's first television station. It was started by entrepreneurs John Mills, Rex Schepp, Dr. J.N. Harber and John Mullins.More >
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  • Brief History Of "Wallace And Ladmo"

    Brief History Of "Wallace And Ladmo"

    A very brief history for those who did not grow up in the Valley when "Wallace and Ladmo" was on the air.More >
    A very brief history for those who did not grow up in the Valley when "Wallace and Ladmo" was on the air.More >
  • Bill Thompson Biography

    Bill Thompson Biography

    Wearing a beanie and armed with cartoons, "Wallace" burst onto the scene with his own show "It's Wallace" in 1955 and went on to create and sustain the longest-running children's TV show in America.More >
    Wearing a beanie and armed with cartoons, "Wallace" burst onto the scene with his own show "It's Wallace" in 1955 and went on to create and sustain the longest-running children's TV show in America.More >
  • Ladmo Biography

    Ladmo Biography

    Ladmo in his youth had his eyes set on becoming a major league baseball player until one day in 1956 "Wallace" came along and the rest is history!More >
    Ladmo in his youth had his eyes set on becoming a major league baseball player until one day in 1956 "Wallace" came along and the rest is history!More >
  • Pat McMahon Biography

    Pat McMahon Biography

    With a Midwestern upbringing under his belt, Pat moved to Phoenix after the Army, landed a "jack-of-all-trades" job at KPHO, and was soon snatched away by "Wallace."More >
    With a Midwestern upbringing under his belt, Pat moved to Phoenix after the Army, landed a "jack-of-all-trades" job at KPHO, and was soon snatched away by "Wallace."More >
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