November 1 in San Antonio history…

1946
San Antonio’s first frequency modulated (FM) radio station, KYFM, hits the airwaves.  It is owned and operated by the Express Publishing Company.

1961
San Antonio consumers were confused and dismayed as the Texas Legislature’s new “blue law” went into effect.  The new law prohibits the sale of certain types of merchandise on weekend shopping days.  Merchants can sell certain items Saturday or Sunday, but not both.  Among the items a merchant may sell on only one of the two days of the weekend are: clothing, clothing accessories, footwear, headwear, home, business, office or outdoor furniture, kitchen wear,  kitchen utensils, china, home appliances, stoves, refrigerators, air conditioners, electric fans,  radios, television sets, washing machines, dryers, cameras, hardware, tools, except non-power driven hand tools, jewelry, precious stones, semi-precious stones, silverware, watches, clocks,  motor vehicles,  musical instruments, recordings, toys, except items customarily sold as novelties and souvenirs,  mattresses, bed coverings, household linens, floor coverings, lamps, draperies, blinds, curtains, mirrors, lawn mowers and cloth piece goods.

1992
San Antonio’s telephone area code changes from 512 to 210.

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