Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 1947-The night before TV Day.. In Cleveland


Part of a Cleveland Press special section about the opening of WEWS-TV..Included is an FM primer and a TV 5 coverage area map

Cleveland Press Radio Guide for Tuesday night-Wednesday December 16-17, 1947


I thought we'd share another of our relatively rare postings on Radio... Focusing on Cleveland AM/FM radio the night before WEWS-TV 5 signed on the air for the first time..The last night that Cleveland would be a "Radio-only" city. Cleveland radio personalities of the era included Jimmy Dudley of WJW-850, Tom Manning at WTAM-1100, Bob Neal at WGAR-1220 and Dorothy Fuldheim, already doing commentary at WEWS-102.1 FM in advance of Channel 5's sign-on (WEWS-FM had only been on the air about 3 weeks at this time) The main AM stations in Cleveland were joined by WSRS 1490 and WJMO 1540..As well as a number of FM statons..

Tuesday Night December 16, 1947
5PM-1AM
Courtesy Cleveland Press

WJW-850 ABC

5 Santa Claus
5:15 Terry And The Pirates
5:30 Jack Armstrong
6 News:Dudley-Cato
6:15 Johnny Edwards
6:30 Clambake
7 Jimmy Dudley:Sports
7:15 Tello Test
7:30 Green Hornet
8 Youth aaks Government
8:15 Monitor/News Views
8:30 Town Meeting
9:30 Boston Symphony
10:30 Bandstand
11 News, Sports
11:15 Time For Tunes
11:30 This Is Goodnight
Mid. Anything Goes

WTAM-1100 NBC

5 When A Girl Marries
5:15 Portia Faces Life
5:30 Just Plain Bill
5:45 Front Page Farrell
6 News, Music
6:15 Tom Manning
6:30 Affectionately Yours
6:45 Three Star Extra
7 Supper Club
7:15 World News
7:30 Maurice Spitalny
8 Milton Berle
8:30 A Date With Judy
9 Amos n Andy
9:30 Fibber McGee And Molly
10 Bob Hope
10:30 Red Skelton
11 News:Tom Manning
11:15 Fancy Free
11:30 Frankie Carle
Mid. News, Nusic
12:15 Design For Listening
12:30 Harry George
12:55 News

WGAR-1220 CBS

5 Lum and Abner
5:15 Melody Market
5:30 Range Rider
6 Sidney Andorn:Van Patrick
6:15 News:Bob Neal
6:30 Frank Leahy
6:45 Lowell Thomas
7 Beulah
7:15 Jack Smith
7:30 Club 15
7:45 Edward R. Murrow
8 Big Town
8:30 Mr. And Mrs. North
9 We The People
9:30 Studio One
10:30 Peter Donald
10:45 To Be Announced
11 News, Sports
11:15 UN Digest
11:30 Charlie Spivak
Mid Morgan's Musical Inn
12:15 News:Morgan's Musical Inn

WHK-1420 Mutual

5 Lady Fare
5:15 Superman
5:30 Captain Midnight
5:45 Tom Mix
6 News:Godley
6:15 Monmtana Cowboys
6:30 Dinner Winneer
6:45 Eyesd On Tomorrow
7 Fulton Lewis
7:15 News:Dinner Date
7:30 Newscope
7:45 Inside Of Sports
8 Mysterious Traveler
8:30 Official Detective:Rose
9 Gabriel Heatter
9:15 Real Stories
9:30 Zane Grey Show
10 10 O'clock Tunes
10:30 Club 321
11 News
11:15 Morton Downey
11:30 Disc Digger (Records)
12:30 Lee Castle

WSRS-1490 FM 95.3

5 News
5:15 Kiddie Kart
5:30 Concert Moderne
5:45 Stardust Melodies
6 Ed Falkenstein
6:15 John Lynn:Sports
6:30 Sound Stage
7 News
7:15 Nat Brandywine Orchestra
7:30 Orchestra Hall
8 News:Music
8:30 Melody Mill
9 Trio Time
9:15 Show Time
9:30 Music For Tuesday
10 News
10:15 This Is Music
11 News, Sports
11:15 Al Lewis
Mid News
12:15 Sign-Off

WHKX=FM 100.7

5 Music In The Air
5:30 Gay Nineties
5:45 News:Music
6 SupperTime
7 At Your Service
7:30 South Of The Border
7:45 Vocal Harmonies
8 Great Classics
9 Golden Days
9:15 Piano Moods
9:30 Litle Show
9:45 Name Bands
10 Music Hopper
10:30 Sinfonietta
11 All The News
11:15 Organ Moods

WEWS-FM 102.1

5 News:Musical Cocktail
6 News:Dinner Serenade
7 Dorothy Fuldheim
7:15 Romance In Music
8 News:Footlight Review
9 News:Evening Symphony
10 News:Curtain Call
11 News:Nocturne
Mid Sign-Off

WJMO-1540
(Daytime Only-No programming Thursday night)

Schedule for Friday December 17, 1947

7:45 Jake And Lena (Gene Carrroll)
8 News:Jake/Lena
9 News:Jake/Lena
9:15 Polish Program
9:30 Hungarian Program
9:45 Czech Program
10 News:Your Town
10:15 Songs Of Faith
10:30 Morning Musicale
11 News:Hayloft Gang
11:30 Mysta Time (Parts of the Schedule were hard to read..so may be some guesses from here on out)
Noon News:Cleveland Story
12:15 Noon Timeclock
1 News:Howie Lund
1:15 Flashes:Ballads
1:30 Polka Parade
2 News:Memory Music
2:30 Songs of the Range
3 News:Here's Howie
4 News:Here's Howie
4:45 Mysteries:D. M.
5 Sign-Off

By 1950, TV would pretty much copy the major radio schedule patterns at ths time:News/Light entertainment in the mornings.."Dramas" in the afternoon..News in the early evening and Prime time about 8-11PM..While Radio by 1960 completely changed to music and news..almost no entertainment peograms except for a few soaps on CBS, Gunsmoke, Suspense
and "Johnny Dollar"

I would love to have heard WJMO-1540 is this time period..seems like it might be quite entertaining..

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