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WTTW Channel 11 - "Classy Pledge" (1981)

Views: 1009

Here's a pledge break of sorts on WTTW Channel 11. No announcers or rows of phones, just five minutes of classical music (Bach's Air on the G String) and a scrolling on-screen message.

Also features a WTTW Station ID slide at the end (voiceover by Don Ferris).

"You have an opportunity study different cultures."

This aired on local Chicago TV on Thursday, March 12th 1981 at 11:30pm.

WTTW Channel 11 - End Of Film & Pledge Break Excerpt (1980)

Views: 1755

Here is the ending of the film Nosferatu followed by an excerpt of a pledge break on WTTW Channel 11. Featuring announcer/actress Nancy Sellers and actress Billie Bremer.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, August 16th 1980 @ around 1:30pm.

WTTW Channel 11 - Doctor Who - "Marty Robinson Pledge Break" (1984)

Views: 3799

Here is a Marty Robinson pledge break segment following the Chicago premiere airing of the Doctor Who episode "Snakedance" on WTTW Channel 11. Here he offers two Dr. Who record albums as premiums for subscribing.

This aired on local Chicago TV early Monday, December 3rd 1984.

WTTW Channel 11 - Open Air - "Pledge Night Plea" (1973)

Views: 1275

Here's the ending of an episode of Open Air, WTTW's showcase of music performances and discussion that was the predecessor to Made in Chicago, which in turn evolved into the long-running Soundstage.

Features Jerry G. Bishop as host, and as this was Pledge Night he g...

WTTW Channel 11 - "Hitch Hikers Pledge" (1982)

Views: 3518

Here's the end of a pledge break segment featuring Marty Robinson as well as some other odds and ends before the latest installment of "The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy" begins. Includes:

Ending of pledge break with Marty Robinson

Multilingual "I subscribe to Channel 11" ad

WTTW Promo for "Casanova" airing Tuesday, December 7th 1982 and Thursday, December 9th 1982 at 10:30pm (Voiceover by Joan Kohn)

Commercial: RC 100 Cola and ...

WTTW Channel 11 - "Send Us Some Pizza" (1973)

Views: 1344

Here's a short piece that was likely originally planned to air with a pledge drive on WTTW Channel 11, with longtime staff announcer Marty Robinson showing a sausage pizza and explaining how each piece represents a different aspect of the station's operating budget, and at the end giving the address where viewers can send money.

This piece, preserved on 16mm film, was preceded by the SMPTE universal leader countdown, and a 480 Hz "blip" on the "2." There is also a brief shot o...

WTTW Channel 11 - "Mubembubershubip Ubappubeal" (1973)

Views: 2548

Here's an appeal for membership on WTTW Channel 11 (from an original 2" quad master tape), with longtime staff announcer Marty Robinson speaking in the language associated with the TV series Zoom ("Ubbi Dubbi") - and his son Paul (shown in inset on the upper left side of the screen) translating for him.

Even the address is shown in "Zoom" language on the lower-third of the screen at first (set in Microgramma Bold Extended - or is that Mubicrubogrubammuba Bubold Ubextub...

WTTW Channel 11 - "Profane Pledge" (1980)

Views: 3252

Here's the ending of The Great Radio Comedians (end credits cut off early) followed by a neat vintage pledge break on WTTW Channel 11. Features Michael Hirsh, who was also the producer of the highly-regarded documentary special "Making M*A*S*H". In between asking for donations, Mike shows some blooper outtakes from M*A*S*H, including a couple with a few bad words, which necessitates the standard disclaimer:

**Warning: May be slightly inappropriate for some environme...

WTTW Channel 11 - WTTW Auction with Val Bettin (Promo, 1970)

Views: 1343

Here's a promo for an upcoming fundraising auction on WTTW Channel 11, to be held from April 26th to May 2nd. Val Bettin, host of Channel 11's "The Storyteller" invites viewers to donate merchandise or services to be sold, and gives the phone number of the auction office to call to do so - 583-5000 (same one they have to this day!)

This promo (in glorious black-and-white) is preceded by a brief shot of a multiburst test pattern, accompanied by a 378 Hz tone.