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WGN Channel 9 - White Sox Vs. Blue Jays (Promo, 1981)

Here's the correct promo for the Chicago White Sox Vs. Toronto Blue Jays on WGN Channel 9.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Tuesday, May 19th 1981.

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Despite a 3 for 5 performance from Harold Baines,and a Tony Bernizard home run,St. Rita High School alum,Jim Clancy beat LaMarr Hoyt and the Sox that night 9-5 in Toronto.

3:26 (long game),11,604 showed up.

Comment posted by SoxOnTV44 on Thursday, April 3rd 2008 at 8:19am.

You need to change the date of this promo to 1981
Comment posted by Wgn9 on Saturday, April 5th 2008 at 6:46pm.

Oops. Will do.
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Saturday, April 5th 2008 at 8:16pm.

Len Johnson?
Comment posted by VintageCanada on Wednesday, June 26th 2013 at 6:39pm.

Very possible. Sounds more like him than the similarly-voiced Steve Hunter.
Comment posted by W.B. on Friday, June 28th 2013 at 6:01pm.

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Just to verify (which it turns out "Zappi" did ID back in 2010) - the music at the end during the transition to ONTV is "The Chicago Theme (Love Loop)" by Hubert Laws.


Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - The 1985 Chicago Automobile Show Special (First 10 Minutes, 1985) by ChrisBCritter on Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 3:34am CT

Check out the technician fleeing the shot at 3:45 as the Camaro comes into view! Lucky his yellow shirt matched the car to help camouflage his exit...


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Am I the only person who thinks that Jerry Taft should be surprised on his next birthday with this clip?


Comment posted in McDonald's - "We Do It All For You" (Commercial, 197?) by T.K. on Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 11:21pm CT

Can't beat the million-dollar sound of a jingle performed by the Ron Hicklin Singers. Even after 40 years, "At McDonaaaald's..." still sticks to the brain. It's been so long since a memorable uptempo jingle has been used in a national ad campaign, using one would stand out against all the maudlin and futuristic aural wallpaper used today.

If I'm not mistaken, that's a billboard for Ronrico rum visible through the window at 0:35. Even though no one at home was going to be putting this spot on "pause" in 1975, it surprises me they let that slip into something so tightly produced.


Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - The 1985 Chicago Automobile Show Special (First 10 Minutes, 1985) by FuzzyMemories on Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 11:05pm CT

T.K. - You're correct - I hadn't noticed that, but this is the last regular appearance of Frazier Thomas on Family Classics that has yet been found. I don't have the opening for "The Black Swan" but I do have the last half hour or so including the complete ending, some of which you see here. I'll have to give this a proper posting at a later time.


Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - The 1985 Chicago Automobile Show Special (First 10 Minutes, 1985) by T.K. on Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 10:37pm CT

Less than two months before the death of Frazier Thomas... am I right in that this is the latest of his regular appearances to have surfaced so far? (I'm not counting the clips used in the retrospective stories in April.)

The intro music to the car show sounds like it came from this catchy number used on the CHEK-TV Friday Night Movie in 1981. WGN's recording sounds like it came from someone holding a mic up to a record player in their basement, however. I'd love to hear it in full.


Comment posted in WTTW Channel 11 - Doctor Who - "The Leisure Hive" (Opening & Technical Difficulties Moment, 1983) by Detroit4Chicago on Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 7:00pm CT

She sounds as if she's doing an ad-lib news report on NPR's All Things Considered.


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Correct me if I am wrong BUT is that Dee Wallace at 0:29??


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Pete: "The guy that does the V/O for Forensic Files?"

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The guy that does the V/O for Forensic Files?


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