3655 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO, 63108 / Cake artist: Indy Bowers
One of the first public television stations not only in St. Louis, but in the United States is Nine Network. The call letters, KETC, stand for ‘Educational Television Commission’. It was first broadcast on the air on September 20, 1954. Over the years it has regularly featured childrens and educational programs, such as Sesame Street, Captain Kangaroo and Mister Rogers Neighborhood. Local programming includes Donnybrook, Living St. Louis, Stay Tuned and Art America. Its transmitter is in Fenton.
Nine Network was a generous sponsor of stl250.
Cake placement date: April 4
Where is the cake now?: The cake is located in a locked, fenced area behind the Nine Network building; it had stayed in its original spot through 2015. (May 2017)