Broadcast History - March 6

Broadcast History - March 6

Postby jon » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:34 pm

Another quiet day in Canadian broadcasting history, but Mr. Pop Culture has Radio News this week from South of the Border:

In 1965, "Listen and win $25,000 in prizes. Name the Ring-A-Ding-Thing on KFWB/98 in Los Angeles. Prizes include transistor radios, tape recorders, ladies and men's watches, Sunbeam & Norelco shavers, Wilson sporting goods, Westinghouse steam irons and more. You Name It ... You win it! It's that easy to win. Just listen to KFWB for the Ring-A-Ding-Thing. Every hour from 6am until midnight, the KFWB Good Guys are giving away one or more of the hundreds of valuable merchandise prizes totaling over $25,000. Anybody can listen and win. Guess the Ring-A-Ding Thing, call the KFWB Good Guy on the air (listen for the phone number) and come collect your prize."


Also in 1965, Regis Philbin is a guest on Bob Crane's morning show on KNX Los Angeles. Regis has just had his national TV show canceled.

In 1966, controversial talk show host Joe Pyne - who made his name in Los Angeles, debuts on WNBC-AM New York City. The taped version of the show airs from 9:10a to 10:00a Monday-Friday. The station is attempting to shift to a more topical talk station and felt that the Pyne show (although taped) would be an excellent fit into that direction. The program is syndicated to 176 other stations by Hartwest Productions. Pyne has a separate live talk show that airs on KLAC-AM Los Angeles. WNBC says that the show selects subjects that are expected to be inflammatory and enlist the emotions of the audience. The station says some of those subjects include prostitution, Nazism, black Muslims, sex, stargazing, black market babies, politics, hate and heroin.

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