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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Oakbrook Center was the "sister" of Old Orchard in Skokie. Old Orchard went up in 1956 and Oakbrook Center six years later. The first time I saw Oakbrook Center, I thought Old Orchard had been transplanted. Even the logo (an interlocked O and C) looked like Old Orchard's (two interlocked O's). The guy who built both of them was Philip Klutznick, who was Carter's Secretary of Commerce. Amazing the things you can learn on the Internet.
By the way, this video proves that Charles Gibson is one of those lucky people who actually become better looking with age. Even though he is 36 here, he still had a long-necked, awkward adolescent appearance.
It's odd to hear the booth announcer call it a "live" special report... you don't normally break into programming to run something taped earlier! (Unless it's one of those infamous EBS "red card" kiss-your-ass-goodbye announcements a lot of radio stations kept on a cart.)
Man, that jingle sounds cheap. Could it be more obvious that they were trying to cram a three-syllable word like "Convenient" into an existing music bed? With the off-key singing, I wouldn't be surprised if it was a William B. Tanner Co. production.
As for the delay from the time the slide came on until the announcer began to speak, when an affiliate switches to a network feed unexpectedly, there is usually a 10 second or so buffer for the local master control operator to make the switch. I've seen a few times on WBBM-TV where you see the 10 second academic leader leading up to a special report.