WIFR Channel 23 - Action News (Promo & Slide, 1977)

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Here's an Action News promo for WIFR Channel 23 featuring footage of the Rock River Tower arson fire on November 19th, 1977. Join Jerry Mayer, Chuck Faber, Kerry Donovan, Mark Ovenden, and Sue Mroz for Action News at 5:30 and 10:00 on WIFR TV - Freeport - Rockford. Also includes a Chuck Faber Action News bumper promo slide at the end.

Covers the following towns: New Milford, Beloit, Sycamore, Kirkland, Pecatonica, Janesville, Freeport, Oregon, Sterling, Lena, Belvidere, Rochelle, Marengo, Rockford, Hebron, Byron, Rockfalls, DeKalb, Winnebago, and Dixon, IL.

Background music for the promo sounds like a riff on a part from "Classical Gas" by Mason Williams.

This aired on local Rockford, IL TV on Monday, November 28th 1977. (not Chicago, but close enough)


Date Uploaded: 03/19/2009

Tags: 1970s   Rockford TV Station Clips   News     




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