Monday, January 3, 2011

Ken Goodman Weather-KYW-TV 3-1962, 1964

Ken Goodman Weather report slide-1962

KYW-TV Logo from 1961-63...The program promos for One Step Beyond and Biography feature this logo prominently..

I mentioned in our last posting from December 30 that I hoped the coming year would bring more Vintage Cleveland TV Video to light..I honestly didnt think anything would come along this soon..Just found this on YouTube..A series of commercials and two late night weather forecasts by KYW-3's Ken Goodman from the 1962-64 era..Commercials included two Vernors spots and a White Rock Beverages ad..Along with two program promos for "One Step Beyond" and David L. Wolper's "Biography" shows. Some other thoughts:

The first Weather Forecast was sponsored by Sinclair Oil and the announcer was Jay Miltner..It was on a Sunday Night during the "Big Movie"..Goodman says to "Check With Dick Goddard" during the Noon Eyewitness News the next day about an arctic air mass coming through the Cleveland area..

The second (Saturday Night) weather report was sponsored by Vernors and I think I caught Ken saying "Stay tuned now for Gib (Shanley)" but the video cut off at "Gib"..While the video is clocked at 15:11, there are several blank spots..The video actually ends at around 14:00-14:30..Thanks to hhg on YouTube, who uploaded this in October 2010..Some of the video isnt in real good shape, but to have this at all is a real find..


  1. It would appear the last weather report (the one from which the "Ken Goodman and the Weather" slide originated), was from c.1965 after NBC was forced back to Cleveland and the calls became WKYC-TV - given the reference to "Eleventh Hour Weather" (and Westinghouse/Group W taking the KYW calls and "Eyewitness News" branding with them to Philadelphia).

  2. WBHist:
    While the "Eleventh Hour" Clip could be from 1965, Based on clues in the forecast, The clip appeared to be from late winter/early spring, which would place it at at least 1966, maybe 1967..

  3. Probably early 1966 at the most, given that by 1967 all WKYC's newscasts would most likely have been in color, given NBC's (and its stations') going all-color . . .