Inside the Midtown Theater during the launch gala for WLAV. (Aug. 15, 1949)
The overflow crowd at the Midtown Theater for the WLAV launch gala. (Aug. 15, 1949)
People gather along the sidewalk outside the Herpolsheimer's department store in downtown Grand Rapids to watch the launch of WLAV. (Aug. 15, 1949.
A woman watches the launch of WLAV on Aug. 15, 1949.
The original tower for WLAV-TV. (File)