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Celebrating 75 years of St. Louis history

5 On Your Side is celebrating its anniversary in a big way with events and special coverage all year. You are invited to join us in the celebration!
Credit: KSDK

ST. LOUIS — When 5 On Your Side signed on the air as KSD-TV Feb. 8, 1947, it was hard to imagine what news would look like in 2022. Back then, cameras were the size of small cars, the local broadcast only lasted 2 1/2 hours, and few St. Louisans could afford the $700 (around $8,600 today) for their own television set.

These days cameras fit in the palm of your hand, broadcasts are 24/7, and you can watch television on your computer.

Despite these changes, one thing has remained consistent: 5 On Your Side is completely dedicated to serving the St. Louis community.

To celebrate 5 On Your Side’s anniversary we’ve put together a year-long celebration. We want to take viewers on a walk through time, re-living some of the biggest moments in St. Louis history from the last 75 years.

Events include:

  • At least two television specials (air dates TBD)
  • A banner exhibit at the Missouri History Museum and libraries throughout the Metro
  • Stories within newscasts
  • Surprise video shout-outs from familiar faces
  • An in-person event at the Missouri History Museum in late summer 2022

We’ll update this story as dates are finalized, so be sure to check back.

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