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Emergency Broadcast System Test (1981)

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Here's another Emergency Broadcast System test that aired on WMAQ Channel 5 one Saturday afternoon.

"This is a test. For the next sixty seconds this station will conduct a test of the Emergency Broadcast System. This is only a test.

This is a test of the Emergency Broadcast System. The broadcasters of your area in voluntary cooperation with the FCC and other authorities have developed this system to keep you informed in the event of an emergency.

WGN Channel 9 - Creature Features (Opening + Sales Presentation Excerpt, 1970?/1973)

Views: 7229

Here it is - a special Halloween and 4th Fuzzy Anniversary Treat - not a re-creation, but an original opening to Creature Features - WGN Channel 9's showcase of scary movies.

Also included is the only other authentic video footage of Creature Features currently known to exist - an excerpt from a 1973 internal WGN-TV Sales Presentation.

Quad Tape version directed by Ron Weiner. Editing by Vince Humphries. (back when Quad editing was quite a masterf...

WGN Channel 9 - Emergency Broadcast System Test - "Tone Deaf?" (1980)

Views: 5749

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Here's a test of the Emergency Broadcast System (EBS) as broadcast on WGN Channel 9.

If the tone sounds off to you, it's because they screwed-up and only used the 853 Hz tone, instead of a combo of 853 and 960 Hz, as required.

Voiceover by Merri Dee.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Thursday, April 10th 1980 during the 12:00pm to 1pm timeframe.

Emergency Broadcast System Test (Tiny Excerpt, 1977)

Views: 4824

Here's a clip that's very short but also very rare. On the 1977 WSNS tape, between the two episodes of Superman there was a quick switch to something that might have been recorded previously - a small excerpt of an Emergency Broadcast System test. You can see the slide used for it and make out a word or two of the announcement "Broadcasters...(in your area, probably)"

Slide says: "Emergency Broadcast System - Official Government Information - Civil Defense Instructions"

Emergency Broadcast System Test (1984)

Views: 7663

Here is a test of the Emergency Broadcast System (EBS) on WFLD Metromedia Channel 32 in Chicago from 1984. (Jim Barton announcing)

For kids who grew up with nuclear holocaust nightmares from the likes of the movie "The Day After", this should be memorable. ;-)

Still scary, all these years later. :-)

WSNS Channel 44 - Chicago Wrestling with Bob Luce - Ben's Auto Sales (Sponsorship Tag, 1980)

Views: 2973

Here's a sponsorship tag at the end of an airing of Chicago Wrestling from Ben's Auto Sales - 5858 South Western Avenue featuring Bob Luce, legendary wrestling promoter and pitchman.

Bob also teases a Wrestling event at the Hammond Civic Center, Saturday, October 18th 1980 at 8:30pm (doors open at 6:30!) between Bruiser and Brody (?)

Background music is the Disco Star Wars Theme by Meco

WFLD Channel 32 - TV Starter Kit (Commercial, 1975)

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Here's a commercial for the WFLD "TV Starter Kit", devised to try to encourage retail sales advertising on the station. Featuring Walt Bodkin, Sales Manager. Give him a call (during business hours) at 645-0333. ;-)

This was number 0768 and was directed by Don Shannon. It was recorded on 1-22-75.

Compare this to the same version of this commercial found on an extremely rare off-air recording...

WBBM Channel 2 - "Living History (Bloopers)" (Part 1, 1978/1979)

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Here's Part 1 of a blooper reel from WBBM Channel 2, of outtakes of taped material that never made it to broadcast and a few live moments where anything could and did happen.

This part starts with a still of a live report with the socket of the CBS eye in the superimposed graphic escaping and falling to the bottom, accompanied by various sounds of breaking glass.

Next is a still taken in the WBBM control room, with titles:
Living History - Volume 1...

Sprite Magic Baseball (Promo, 1982)

Views: 3895

Here'a a promo for Sprite Magic Baseball - a promotional game from WFLD Channel 32, featuring the incredibly beloved former White Sox mascots Ribbie and Roobarb.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday May 8th 1982.