Claycord Online Museum – A 1992 Channel Guide from Concord TV Cable (Only 39 Channels)

April 8, 2022 14:00 pm · 20 comments

We’ve shown this one before, but it’s worth repeating.

Not long before the days of Comcast, Wave (Astound), Dish, etc., there was a local cable company called Concord TV Cable.

You can click on the channel guide above to view the channels from 28 years ago.

ABOUT THE CLAYCORD ONLINE MUSEUM: The Claycord Online Museum is made up of historical photos, documents & anything else that has to do with the history of our area.

If you have any old photos or items that you’d like to place in the Claycord Online Museum, just scan or take a photo of them, and send them to the following address: news@claycord.com. It doesn’t matter what it is, even if it’s just an old photo of your house, a scan of an old advertisement or an artifact that you’d like us to see, send it in and we’ll put it online!

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Randy April 8, 2022 at 2:23 PM

… imho… the addition of the 300 – 400 more channels really didn’t do much ….I only watch a few more than the original list … too many “packages” with stuff I don’t want just to get the channels I do watch.

Badge1104 April 8, 2022 at 2:36 PM

Boy I remember that card!
Frankly those 39 channels were as good as what we have today. So yeah you have hundreds but you flip through them in this commercials on everyone as you go through. (Do that test sometime)
Bring me back to 1992 the world was better I think!

Badge1104 April 8, 2022 at 2:38 PM

Reminds me too, when the Discovery channel was still educational. Now it’s become mainly garbage

Denali April 8, 2022 at 2:39 PM

I remember them, they were at the end of Detroit Ave. Playboy on demand !!! 🙂

Cowellian April 8, 2022 at 2:57 PM

Also in 1992: 57 Channels (with nothin’ on)

The boss was right!

Cowellian April 8, 2022 at 3:27 PM

There’s something wrong with my TV. I keep turning up the brightness, but it’s still stupid.

Silva April 8, 2022 at 7:32 PM

He was right then and he still is, but with a lot more channels now.

Captain Bebops April 8, 2022 at 3:02 PM

What is cable? 😁

Dawg April 8, 2022 at 3:37 PM

Concord Cable was about fifteen bucks a month. Periodically, they would run Showtime, HBO, and Cinemax for several days at no extra charge. I would set the VCR and record a bunch of movies.

S April 8, 2022 at 4:18 PM

Ah, for the good ol’days….

You’d go up on the roof after a wind storm to re-aim your antenna toward the channel you’d watch the most…. Then came the Sutro Tower; you’d aim toward it….

And no, reception wasn’t better at all……

Cellophane April 8, 2022 at 4:23 PM

When I moved into my house in Concord in 1995 the landline phone number I got was the old cable company number. 685-3000? I don’t recall exactly but it was something like that.

Every time there was a glitch in the cable system my phone would ring off the hook. Even late at night.

Eventually, I was able to get my number changed.

Cautiously Informed April 8, 2022 at 5:41 PM

Channel 36 KICU
The perfect 36 – Carol Doda

Noj April 9, 2022 at 9:48 AM

Carol Doda went to 44 after silicone treatments. She was a Bay Area local.

chuckie the troll April 8, 2022 at 7:00 PM

So when we moved from our condo into our house in 1992 we canceled Concord TV Cable. Their rep was surprised. We finally cut the cable in 2020 and tied it to the telephone pole as did our neighbors.

TPC April 8, 2022 at 7:12 PM

I go as far back as the days of 3 channels: ABC, NBC, CBS. Before remotes, when we had to actually get up and turn the channel on the television. After years of paying slightly less than extortionate prices for hundreds of channels on cable in which I have little to no interest, I cut the cord. Now I have no TV which was the best move I’ve made in years. I also walked 10 miles backwards in the snow to get to school… 😉

nytemuvr April 8, 2022 at 10:00 PM

@TPC….I remember those days we’ll, I was the “remote control”, that was when a TV announcer stating “This is the end of our broadcasting day…” at 1am, “The Star Spangled Banner” played and then a test pattern until 6am. I was also the automatic garage door opener, but not the closer since I couldn’t reach the pull rope.

The Fractionator April 9, 2022 at 3:34 AM

I don’t remember if it was Concord Cable or one of the other ones but you could press a sequence of numbers on your cable box and get the Playboy Channel for free. It was a big deal when you were a teenage boy!

The Wizard April 9, 2022 at 9:01 AM

I sure miss watching channel 0 after 5. Nothing like watching the scrambled pictures and hearing the moaning of the actors. The Good Ole Days

nytemuvr April 9, 2022 at 10:39 AM

Back in the early days of Concord Cable they made you rent the box and would “change the diodes” to set your line-up. If you had a Sony (later a Mitsubishi) TV with a UHF tuner you could get all the channels without hooking up the box. The box, in reality, restricted channels of the signal. Ask an OG cable guy.

The Wizard April 9, 2022 at 12:08 PM

Back in the old days I would take that click box apart. Remove the two reverse screws in the back and adjust those tuners inside to get the goodies.

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