Cool clip Fuzzy, thanks for posting. Comment posted by 1980sFan on Tuesday, April 24th 2012 at 9:12am.
I think they were using that in the Sixties. Comment posted by HUdson 3-2700 on Tuesday, April 24th 2012 at 10:12am.
The earliest I've seen this logo type in connection with WGN was in print ads from 1964, that's probably when that was introduced. Then again, they were all over the map with "Seal of Good Practice" insignias as seen on sign-ons (using the 1965 variant in 1982 while using a newer variant in 1980). Comment posted by W.B. on Tuesday, April 24th 2012 at 12:02pm.
Great find! Comment posted by ChitownTVFan on Tuesday, April 24th 2012 at 5:53pm.
A true Chicago TV classic. Comment posted by Don Weiss on Wednesday, April 25th 2012 at 4:21am.
Must've been a backup for a failed tape machine. Glad somebody was able to get it! Comment posted by SuperCFL on Wednesday, April 25th 2012 at 12:27pm.
Or was this some anniversary where they show old logos, like they did for WGN at 40, and their 50th anniversary? Comment posted by Szake on Wednesday, April 25th 2012 at 3:53pm.
I Love the old Channel 9 ID logo. This was always my favorite out of all of them...thus far, anyway. Comment posted by Matt on Wednesday, April 25th 2012 at 5:56pm.
@Szake, I don't remember WGN using old logos on-air until very recently. I remember seeing some during an anniversary program (maybe the 40th?)...but not during regular programming. And there's no citation of an anniversary, which would be expected. I still suspect that, for whatever reason, the usual video ID was not available and they had to throw up the first ID slide they could find. Comment posted by SuperCFL on Wednesday, April 25th 2012 at 11:56pm.
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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.
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.
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.