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WFLD Channel 32 - The Dance Fever Christmas Special (Part 5, 1980)

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Here's Part 5 of your holiday cheese platter for this year - The 1st Annual Dance Fever Christmas Special. Hosted by Deney Terrio (with his dance group "Motion"), and featuring guest celebrity judges Robert Blake and his 14 year old daughter Delinah (now known as Delinah Blake Hurwitz), Chad Everett and his 9 year old daughter Shannon, and Connie Stevens and her 11 year old daughter Tricia Leigh (now known as Tricia Leigh Fisher). Also features David Copperfield doing a magic segment and Th...

A Country Style Christmas (Partial Record Offer, 1977)

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Here's a partial (incomplete) record offer commercial for A Country Style Christmas (coming in about less than halfway through), available from Vista Marketing (which also brought you this famed commercial).

The artists featured in this collection (originally released in 1975 by Columbia House) were from within the rosters of Columbia and RCA Records and their respective affiliated labels (ironic, g...

WSNS Channel 44 - White Sox Baseball - "Disco Demolition Promo & Harry Catches a Foul Ball" (1979)

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Here's an incredible twofer - 1) A live voiceover promo given by Harry Caray and Jimmy Piersall for the infamous Disco Demolition event that took place the following night. Little did they know what was about to occur. They talk about Lorelei and how for some reason WLUP's call letters don't make sense to them.

2) Amazingly, right after they are done talking about WLUP, Greg Pryor pops up a foul ball behind him and Harry goes after it with his trusty fishing net and catches ...

WLS Channel 7 - Kennedy And Company - "WLS Deejays" (1972)

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Here's a rare segment from the morning show Kennedy and Company on WLS Channel 7, hosted by the late Bob Kennedy. This was the predecessor to AM Chicago (which was begun after Kennedy's death in 1974), and is considered in some corners to be an ancestor to the recently-ended The Oprah Winfrey Show.

This segment was devoted to the disc jockeys of WLS Musicradio 8...

WMAQ Channel 5 - "The Wizard of Oz" (Commercial Break #2, 1973)

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Here's a second surviving commercial break for the 1973 airing of the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz" (starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley and Bert Lahr) on WMAQ Channel 5. This was the seventh airing of this classic by NBC, which held the rights from 1967 to 1975. (Among the fare preempted this evening: The Wonderful World of Disney.) Includes:

Commercial: McDonald's - with a mother and her children driving to have a meal after her husband bids them goodbye ...

WLS Channel 7 - AM Chicago - "Dick & Doug" (Part 1, 1976)

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Here's Part 1 of an interview segment from AM Chicago on WLS Channel 7, in which host Steve Edwards interviews the legendary morning drive team of Dick (Sainte) and Doug (Dahlgren) - "Dick and Doug", who were fired from WCFL AM 1000 on March 12th 1976 midway through their air shift, after talking too much about that station's change in format from Top 40 to beautiful music (they had been explicitly forbidden to do so by WCFL's general manager, Lew Witz). In this part, they speak of th...

WGN Channel 9 - Lead-Off Man - "Milo Hamilton" (Excerpts, 1979)

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Here are some excerpts from a Lead-off Man telecast on WGN Channel 9. Includes:

Tail end of a WGN-TV "Last Farewell" animated station ID

Opening of Lead-off Man Voiceover starts late - Lou Boudreau's sponsorship notice by Danley's Garage World partially cut off

Note: The music used as the theme to Lead-off Man is "The Billboard March", composed by John N. Klohr. The version used is performed by ??

Interv...

WSNS Channel 44 - NHL Hockey - Blackhawks Vs. Flyers (Opening, 1978)

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Here's something pretty rare - the oldest TV-44 material yet found! The opening for an NHL Hockey matchup between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Philadelphia Flyers.

It starts out during a pre-show commercial break (some interference for the first couple minutes). Includes:

Roper Pilotless gas ranges (Available at Goldblatt Bros. "Home Centers") (only half of the commercial intact)

Gene Wulbert Ford - Home of the Van King - 820 West Madison Stree...

The Big 50 (Record Offer, 1977)

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Here's another record offer with some really bad knock-offs - "The Big 50" from TEJ Records. (Tin-eared Excruciating Junk) with music by Dimensional Sound. The same fine folks that tortured you with the "Muskrat Love" collection.

Songs include:
Saturday Night
The Hustle
Fox On The Run
Nights On Broadway
Get Down Tonight
That's The Way I Like It
Fly Robin...