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WGN Channel 9 - "Oh, What A Good Friend!" (Promo, 1983)

Here is a promo for WGN Channel 9 featuring the news team during that time:

John Drury
Denise Cannon (for you fans of hers out there!)
Tom Skilling
Bill Frink
also features:
The INN (Independent Network News) team
Marty McNeeley for Nightbeat

This aired on local Chicago TV in 1983.

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Viewer Comments

Wow...totally forgot about this promo!

RIP, John Drury.

Comment posted by SuperCFL on Monday, November 26th 2007 at 11:32pm.

"Independent Network News" originated from WGN's New York sister station, WPIX (Ch. 11, a.k.a. "11 Alive" from 1976 to 1985); the anchors shown were, respectively, Pat Harper (R.I.P.), Bill Jorgensen and Steve Bosh.

As for Bill Frink: I seem to recall he, like Drury, was once a WLS'er; and another WLS colleague from "Eyewitness News's" 1970's heyday, John Coleman, had founded The Weather Channel at this point (1983), after a stint with WCBS-TV in New York (which in turn followed his run with ABC's "Good Morning America"). Moreover, Mr. Coleman, a few years after this (I.I.N.M.) would return to Chicago TV via WMAQ.

Comment posted by W.B. on Tuesday, November 27th 2007 at 2:12am.

Speaking of John Coleman, he's now at KUSI in San Diego. I'm very sorry to hear about John Drury; I remember him at WBBM in the early 1960's. Rest in peace, John.
Comment posted by ro46214 on Wednesday, November 28th 2007 at 3:13pm.

At 0:23, where on their property was the digital marquee? When was it removed?
Comment posted by Szake on Wednesday, January 14th 2015 at 10:38am.

The sign was on Addison St. south of the WGN building. The land between the building and Addison has now been developed with a strip mall and some new row homes.
Comment posted by KBA on Wednesday, January 14th 2015 at 8:06pm.

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This clip debuted on FuzzyMemories.TV on Monday, November 26th 2007.
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