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Network: PBS Channel(s): 54
First airing: 1981 Last airing: 2003


KTEH "Preview 54" magazine promoting the start of the Jon Pertwee serials in June 1984. (The magazine also featured on its back cover an advertisement for the "Timecon 84" convention with Pertwee as its guest, to be held in early August.)
  • 13 April 1981: Doctor Who commences its run on KTEH, five days a week; KTEH is the third station in the Bay Area to screen the series.
  • 1982: Omnibus versions commenced on Saturday nights while episodes continue to run daily.
  • 1 December 1983: The Five Doctors airs at 8.50pm during a pledge night. The fan club "Legion of Rassilon" manned the phones.
  • 16 June 1984: The package of the 14 available full color Jon Pertwee stories commences with Inferno, screening as Omnibus "movies" at 11.15pm on Saturdays. The arrival of the third Doctor on channel 54 was promoted on the cover of the monthly Preview 54 magazine.
  • While the Pertwee Omnibuses are screening on Saturdays, Tom Baker episodes continue to air weeknights at 7.30pm.
  • KTEH generally airs two 'movie' compilations per week.
  • 1985: The repackaged color / black and white Jon Pertwee stories air around this time, and repeated in 1991 and 1992.
  • 16 September 1985: The Tom Baker stories are recycled again, weekdays at 7.30pm. Omnibus editions also screen Saturday evening (Nightmare of Eden screened 14 September 1985.)
  • A more detailed account of KTEH's broadcast history of Doctor Who can be found HERE
KTEH ad promoting Doctor Who and a special interview with John Nathan-Turner on 24 August 1984
Happy Birthday to WHO!' TV Guide, November 1983