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. (February 2018)
Memories: For a moment, the cake shared a location with all of the cakes that were to be auctioned off from biddingforgood, at the Nine Network Media Commons. The cakes were there in late December 2014, with most of them making their final public appearance before being shipped off to private property. A particular moment was on First Night (12/31/2014), when the unveiling of the Reunion cake took place.