Groundbreaking ceremony for CBS Columbia Square set (video)

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CBS Columbia SquareKilroy Realty Corp. acquired the historic Hollywood site for $65 million. CBS Columbia Square, located on Sunset Boulevard, was the home of CBS’s Los Angeles radio and television operations from 1938 until 2007. The original Columbia Square was the first movie studio in Hollywood where legendary performers Orson Welles, Gene Autry and Lucille Ball broadcast. The building housed the CBS Radio Network’s West Coast facilities, as well as CBS’s original Los Angeles radio stations, KNX and KCBS-FM. KNXT-TV, Channel 2 (now KCBS-TV) moved into the complex in 1960, and the CBS Television Network’s West Coast operations were based there until it moved to the larger CBS Television City in November 1952

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