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Mobile Video Tapes, Inc. (Texas Television Station)

$15.00

SKU: 8049
Product Details

Beautifully engraved stock certificate from Mobile Video Tapes, Inc., dating back to the 1960's. This document, which carries the printed signatures of the company President and Secretary, was printed by the Jeffries Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 12" (w) by 8" (h).

 

This certificate's vignette features an eagle looking for prey.

You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

Historical Context

Mobile Video Tapes, Inc. was incorporated in California on March 13, 1959.

The company owned Weslaco, Texas-based television station KRGV-TV. KRGV joined as a primary NBC affiliate in 1954, sharing ABC programming with KGBT-TV. The original owner of the station was O. L. Taylor, who, in 1956, sold half of the station's interest to future President Lyndon B. Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird Johnson's Texas Broadcasting Company. The Johnsons owned the station until 1961, until they sold to Kenco Enterprises.

Mobile Video Tapes, which was formed by the Manship family, purchased the station from Kenco three years later. KRGV became a sole ABC affiliate in 1976, and one year later, sister station WBRZ in Baton Rouge followed suit. From 1976 to 1981, CBS affiliate KGBT would carry NBC programming on a secondary basis. NBC wouldn't return full time to the Rio Grande Valley until KVEO-TV signed on in 1981.