Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New Link-TC (Twin Cities) Media

2007 WCCO-TV Logo

Good Morning:
I am always looking for new sites that have good historical content, videos, etc..from all over the country..Tom Oszman apparently taped a lot of newscasts and other programming from his native Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota area from the 70's-90's..He has assembled much of this footage into his website, tcmedianow.com..Included also are specials and even a Bowling For Dollars episode..Also has current links to Twin Cities TV stations..very well done..


  1. How about something similar from Cincinnati?

    This "60 Years of Cincinnati TV Memories" webpage comes directly from WKRC/12's website:


    There's quite a bit there -- most notable for non-Cincinnati folks might be clips with Dick Clark and the Beatles, but DO NOT miss the early drama from 1951 called "The Storm" -- it was written by Rod Serling! Look at the bottom right of the webpage for "The Storm"...

    And there's also some great stuff buried deep within the website of Cincinnati's first station, WLWT/5.


    This page has lots on talk show pioneer Ruth Lyons, as well as Paul Dixon (who's kind of acquired taste, for sure!).

    Next comes WCPO/9 -- a bit less here than with the first two, but it's still interesting:


    Can't find anything similar on the websites of our two other major commercial stations (WXIX and WSTR).

  2. Rich,

    About a year ago, FOX19 DID have a history page on their website. But...when they did the re-launch this year, unfortunately, it disappeared.

  3. Early on when I did the blog, there was a great history page on fox8cleveland.com..When they redid their site, that part disappeared. The original webmaster of the site was kind enough to offer me the history pages, which I incorporated into the blog..The original site is still up on archive.org..Today's Fox8.com has a very cursory history page..sad..

  4. I thought WXIX used to have more historical info on their website at one time, and definitely felt frustrated when I couldn't find anything there now after much digging. WSTR, with its unique heritage as a subscription station (much like HBO) deserves a historical page in its own right. So it goes -- few people know, and even fewer seem to care, about this kind of stuff!