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Here's Part 4 (the final part) of the first broadcast of WYCC Channel 20, hosted by Program Director Elynne Chaplik. This part also features Dr. Salvatore Rotella, Vice Chancellor and Channel 20's original General Manager. Includes:
Elynne introducing Dr. Rotella, who speaks of how WYCC had started with a dream the City Colleges had for a long time, and its overall mission which is at one with the City Colleges, and how WYCC has become the vehicle through which they could acc...
Here's another commercial for WCFL AM 1000 during its "This Is It" days, this one featuring a promotion in coordination with White Hen Pantry stores for a "Hot Ticket" scratch-off game where you could win $1000, or prizes like a Hawaiian vacation or a new car.
Voiceover by Dave Martin, who was WCFL's program director at the time. He later held the same job at WCLR, and voiced this commercial, too.
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Here's Part 2 of the Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Bullets game on WGN Channel 9, announced by Jack Fleming and Johnny "Red" Kerr. Includes:
A shot of the players practicing on the court as Jack states that this is being broadcast "with the express authority of the Chicago Bulls and the National Basketball Association" and prohibitions on any use without their consent. He and John s...
Here's a commercial from Atari, depicting a test facility for games from the Atari 2600 VCS (Video Computer System).
Features Kareem Abdul-Jabaar going up against Atari's basketball game, race car legend Mario Andretti testing their Night Driver game, and soccer great Pele testing their Pele's Championship Soccer game - and the games beating them all.
Voiceover by Danny Dark?
"We take our games seriously so you have more fun."
Sometimes when you go through a lot of tapes you find some things that are hard to explain or initially figure out.
Here's a promo demo reel for Panos Productions, a local Chicago video production house that produced some local TV commercials and at least one program. (Outdoor Sportsman on WCIU Channel 26)
The fonts seen here are from a very primitive CG system, along the lines of 3M Datavision (but different from what was used by WSNS Channel 44).
Roughly two seconds of EIA RS-18...
Here is Commercial Break #3 of The Best of Groucho - You Bet Your Life on WFLD Channel 32. (In Black and White, unfortunately) Includes:
Quasar TVs - at Nelson Brothers Furniture (with jingle!)
Shrinky Dinks - The Entire Family
Identifax Security System - Burglary Prevention Kit (featuring an Ex-Burglar) (Voiceover during ordering information is Bud Kelly, right?)
This aired on local Chicago TV likely in the first couple months of...
Here's the last commercial break for an airing of G.I. Joe, as well as the opening for The Transformers on WGN Channel 9. Quality's a little iffy, but this is the best I have right now. Includes:
G.I. Joe bumper
WGN Beverly Hillbillies promo
Cocoa Pebbles and Fruity Pebbles (Flintstones)
Sylvanian Families collectibles by Tomy
Nintendo Entertainment System - Now You're Playing With Power
G.I. Joe "Knowing is Half the Battle" P...
Here's Part 2 of an episode of The Warren Freiberg Show on WCIU Channel 26. In case you weren't familiar with him, Warren Freiberg had some rather "extreme" and "fringe" opinions. He had a radio show, and you may also remember him turning up in little vignettes on Steve Dahl's "It's Too Early" show from 1983.
This part continues Warren and Libby's conversation with self-help expert Sherle Adams (who turns out to be quite ...