Monday, December 31, 2007

WXEL-TV 9 Cleveland-A Week of Broadcasting

First Test Pattern for WXEL-TV Channel 9 in Cleveland...Signed on December 19, 1949. "The World On View"..From Richard Warner's WJW-TV History (in the links at the right)

Early Remote Broadcast Truck for WXEL Channel 9 in Cleveland. Presumably at the Parma Transmitter location..Courtesy of Richard Warner

April 19, 1952 Cover of "TV Today" A Pre-TV Guide Publication covering the Detroit and Cleveland Markets..With offices in both cities and published in Sandusky. Here a Young Marlin Perkins has fun with "Heine The Chimp." Perkins was host of NBC's Zoo Parade out of Chicago. This was purchased at out of Illinois-An excellent resource for vintage TV Guides and other pre-national regional publications, as well as some old newspaper supplements.

We've written extensively about TV stations' Histories in the time we've been here, Including a very well done WJW-TV 8 History by Ex-TV 8 Webmaster Richard Warner, which has been part of our links for some time. What I thought we'd do now is take a specific week of Broadcasting at the old WXEL-TV 9, predecessor to TV 8. We'll look at April 19-25, 1952 as published in "TV Today", a Magazine that covered the Cleveland and Detroit Markets equally from Officies in both cities, publishing out of Sandusky, Ohio..The format was One day of Detroit stations on the left page, and one day of Clevelamd stations on the right page. Both Cities had 3 stations:Detroit 2, 4 and 7 and Cleveland 4, 5, and 9.

WXEL 9 haf been on the air nearly 2 1/2 years at this point..They were considered primarily DuMont but carried ABC and a surprising number of CBS Shows, though WEWS-5 was the primary Cleveland CBS affiliate. ABC was still struggling, as was DuMont..This week shows WXEL at a time when it wasnt certain whether ABC or DuMont would survive, yet DuMont hung around for about 4 more years. ABC would turn the corner in 1953 with its merger with United Paramount Theaters. Cleveland Indians Baseball would begin on WXEL this week, with announcers Bob Neal and former American League Umpire "Red" Jones. According to Franklin W. Snyder, WXEL General Manager, there would be a fourth camera added to the telecasts this year..

WXEL-9 Cleveland-April 19-25, 1952
TV Today

Saturday April 19
10AM Western Story
11AM Kousin (Walt) Kay Merry Go-Round
Noon Big Top-CBS
1PM Mr. I Magination-Paul Tripp-CBS
1:30 Paseball Previews
1:55 Baseball-Detroit/Indians
4:20 Baseball Scoreboard
4:30-6 No Listing
6PM Hail The Champ
6:30 Hi-Game Revue
6:45 Sports Quiz
7PM Bill Gwinn Show-ABC
7:30 Beat The Clock-Bud Collyer-CBS
8PM Paul Whiteman TV Teen Club-ABC
8:30 Sports Camera-ABC
9PM Premier Theater-Feature Film
10:40 Wrestling From Chicago-DuMont
12:30 Sign-Off

Sunday April 20
10:30 A Story For Sunday-Religious Film
11:30 In The Park-Fantasy
Noon Ranger Joe
12:15 Hippodrome-ABC
12:30 Comedy Carninval/Gene Crane-CBS
1PM Here's The Pitch-Gail Egan- Then Baseball Cleveland/Detroit Doubleheader
6PM Space Patrol-ABC
6:30 To Be Announced
7PM Not For Publication-DuMont
7:30 Foursquare Court-ABC
8PM King's Crossroads-ABC (Movie)
9PM Rocky King-DuMont
9:30 Plainclothesman-Dumont
10PM The Ruggles-ABC
10:30 What's My Line?-CBS
11PM CBS Sunday News Special

Monday, April 21
11AM News-Ted Anthony
11:15 Film Shorts
11:30 Good Neighbors
Noon The Egg And I-CBS
12:15 Love Of Life-CBS
12:30 To Be Announced
1PM Alice Weston
1:30 Midday Movie-Allen Freed and Grant Wilson
3PM Film Shorts
4:45 Comedy Carnival
5PM Tune Inn
5:15 Dinner Winner-Rena/Bob Ledyard
5:30 Desert Deputy
6:30 Tom Corbett-ABC
6:45 Evening News-Bob Rowley
7PM Captain Video-DuMont
7:30 Hollywood Screen Test-ABC
8PM Out Of The Fog-ABC
8:30 Johns Hopkins Science Review-DuMont
9PM Guide Right-DuMont
9:30 Bill Gwinn Hollywood Show-ABC
10PM Wrestling-Hollywood (Film)
11PM Warren Guthrie News
11:10 Today's Top Story-Sanford I. Whitman
11:15 Sports Final
11:20 Nite Owl Theatre
12:45 Sign-Off

Tuesday, April 22
11AM News-Ted Anthony
11:15 Film Shorts
Noon The Egg And I-CBS
12:15 Love Of Life-CBS
12:30 Search For Tomorrow-CBS
12:45 Film Shorts
1PM Alice Weston
1:30 Midday Movie-Allen (Alan) Freed and Grant Wilson
3:30 Cheerful House
4PM Pause For Pleasure-Randy Carlyle
4:30 Film Shorts
4:45 Comedy Carnival
5PM Gaylord Hauser-Nutrition
5:15 Dinner Winner-Rena/Bob Ledyard
5:30 Desert Deputy
6:30 Sports Desk-Gail Egan/John Fitzgerald
6:45 Evening News-Bob Rowley
7PM Captain Video-DuMont
7:30 Beulah-ABC
8PM Life Is Worth Living-DuMont
8:30 Keep Posted-DuMont
9PM Battle Of The Ages-DuMont
9:30 Quick On The Draw-DuMont
10PM Danger-CBS
10:30 Boston Blackie-Syndicated
11PM Warren Guthrie News
11:10 Today's Top Story-Sanford I. Whitman
11:15 Sports Final
11:20 Nite Owl Theatre

Wednesday, April 23
11AM News-Ted Anthony
11:15 Film Shorts
11:30 Strike It Rich-CBS
Noon The Egg And I-CBS
12:15 Love Of Life-CBS
12:30 Search For Tomorrow-CBS
12:45 Film Shorts
1PM Alice Weston
1:30 Midday Movie-Allen (Alan) Freed and Grant Wilson
3:30 Film Shorts
4PM Pause For Pleasure-Russ Carlyle
4:30 Film Shorts
4:45 Comedy Carnival
5PM Tune Inm
5:15 Dinner Winner
5:30 Desert Deputy
6:30 Tom Corbett-ABC
6:45 Evening News-Bob Rowley
7PM Captain Video-DuMont
7:30 Name's The Same-ABC
8PM Mystery Playhouse
8:30 Paul Dixon-ABC
9PM Strike It Rich-CBS
9:30 To Be Announced
10PM Boxing-Russ Hodges-CBS
10:45 Sports Spot-Mel Allen-CBS
11PM Warren Guthrie News
11:10 Today's Top Story-Sanford I. Whitman
11:15 Sports Final
11:20 Nite Owl Theatre

Thursday, April 24
11AM News-Ted Anthony
11:15 Film Shorts
Noon The Egg And I-CBS
12:15 Love Of Life-CBS
12:30 Search For Tomorrow-CBS
12:45 Film Shorts
1PM Alice Weston
1:30 Midday Movie-Allen (Alan) Freed and Grant Wilson
3:30 Cheerful House
4PM Pause For Pleasure-Russ Carlyle
4:30 Film Shorts
4:45 Comedy Carnival
5:15 Dinner Winner
5:30 Desert Deputy
6:30 Sports Desk
6:45 Evening News-Bob Rowley
7PM Captain Video-DuMont
7:30 Eloise Salutes The Stars
8PM Burns And Allen-CBS
8:30 Amos And Andy-CBS
9PM Electric Theater
9:30 Meet The Champ
10PM Charlie Wild, Detective-DuMont
10:30 Crime Photographer-CBS
11PM Warren Guthrie News
11:10 Today's Top Story-Sanford I. Whitman
11:15 Sports Final
11:20 Nite Owl Theatre

Friday, April 25
11AM News-Ted Anthony
11:15 To be Announced
11:30 Good Neighbors
Noon The Egg And I-CBS
12:15 Love Of Life-CBS
12:30 Search For Tomorrow-CBS
12:45 Film Shorts
1PM Alice Weston
1:30 Here's The Pitch-Egan
1:55 Baseball-Cleveland/White Sox
4:20 Baseball Scoreboard
4:30 Film Shorts
4:45 Comedy Carnival
5PM Tune Inn
5:30 Desert Deputy
6:30 Tom Corbett-ABC
6:45 Evening News-Bob Rowley
7PM Captain Video-DuMont
7:30 Life With Linkletter-ABC
8PM Twenty Questions-Bill Slater-DuMont
8:30 Stu Erwin-ABC
9PM Down You Go-DuMont
9:30 Tales of Tomorrow-ABC
10PM Cavalcade Of Stars-Jackie Gleason-DuMont
11PM Warren Guthrie News
11:10 Today's Top Story-Sanford I. Whitman
11:15 Sports Final
11:20 Nite Owl Theater
12:45 Sign-Off

Other notes:Ruth Lyons' 50-50 Club, a staple of Crosley TV stations in Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus, was shown at this point by WNBK-TV Channel 4 Cleveland, WWJ-TV 4 Detroit and the NBC-TV Network.

WEWS-TV 5 this month began showing "Know Your Schools.", A Public Affairs program that would be featured well into the 1960's. A count of Network Shows shows WXEL with 25 CBS shows (Includes multiple soap opera airings) 18 ABC Shows and 19 DuMont Shows

Personal Note:This is my 100th post..and the last of 2007..Have a safe and Happy New Year..

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas to all..

Thoughtful Christmas Greeting from WKEF-TV 22 Dayton Ohio-December 25, 1968 (Southern Ohio TV Guide)

Simple Christmas Greeting from WICU-TV 12 in Erie, Pa. from December 25, 1969 (TV Guide, Cleveland Edition)

On behalf of my dear wife Linda and myself, I would like to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2008. I at first had no idea how this website/blog would be received, or if I could even do quality enough work for it to be noticed. This has succeeded byond our wildest dreams..since late August, when we began keeping records, there have been nearly 10,500 blog visits from here in the U. S. and all over the world. representing over 18,000 single-page views..An average currently of 99 visits per day..most of those are from the Cleveland/NE Ohio area..The backbone of our readership and without which we wouldnt be here.

This site grew out of retro-schedules on and I've always been a "Broadcasting Geek" from the time my mother got me a shortwave radio as as teenager..Earlier than that, I was known as the "walking TV Guide" by my family because of knowing instinctively what was on all the channels at any one time..(Wasnt hard with only 3 channels..LOL) I only wish I had kept the TV Guides from that era...With doing the retroschedules, I always felt I wanted to do more. Make the local TV memories more real, I guess, When we hit on the blog Idea in March 2007. I want to thank a few people that have been a real support.

First, my wonderful wife Linda..She doesnt always understand why I enjoy this like I do, but she supports me a lot and I love her for it. She has been very patient..Thank you so much, honey..

WIXYGrad74..Cliff Feightner from Rittman, Ohio..He is a committed Christian that went to the WIXY School of Broadcasting and has made himself a good home and family there in Rittman. He was the first one to inspire me about starting a blog and has been this blog's number 1 supporter..Thanks Cliff!

Mike and Kris awesome couple from the Salem, Ohio area. Mike is one of the Administrators for and companion site Two great sites carrying on the legacy and tradition of Big Chuck and Lil John/Hoolihan/Ghoulardi..We have worked together for a number of months promoting each other's sites and the legacy of local Cleveland Television..

Ohio Media Watch-A site run by a former broadcaster that also inspired me to start this..

And last but not least, Thanks everyone for comments, encouragment and most of all for reading us..Again, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Eve-1959

A 1959 Holiday Greeting on behalf of the employees of WJW-TV 8 in Cleveland. Doug Adair started at the station in '59. Howard Hoffman, John Fitzgerald and Jim Doney were at TV 8 well into the 1970's. Another name on the list is Casey "Kassem"..actually Casey Kasem, who worked at TV 8 for a short time in the late 1950's before his greatest fame as "American Top 40" host and "Shaggy" on Scooby-Doo as well as other cartoon voices..He was also NBC announcer for awhile.

KYW-3 Eyewitness News Sunday Ad featuring Hugh Danaceau, who worked as a newsman for over 40 years at numerous Cleveland area Radio and TV stations ending at WCLV/WRMR at the time of his passing in 2003..By all accounts, a great newsman and a very authoritative voice..

Kraft Music Hall ad for Perry Como's Christmas Show Wednesday, December 23, 1959.

Highlights of Christmas week 1959:KYW-3 and WKBN-27 had "Year in Review" Shows, sponsored on both stations by Fisher Foods. NBC's Amahl and the Night Visitors is shown for the 10th time, though this year's version was taped in 1958. The Statewide 10 minute Documentary series, "The Ohio Story" featured "The First Christmas Tree."

Thursday, December 24, 1959

3-KYW NBC Cleveland

7AM Today
8:55 News-Tom Haley
9AM Cash On The Line Movie-Whistling In Dixie 1942
10:25 Girl On The Go-Gloria Brown
10:30 Play Your Hunch-Merv Griffin
11AM Price Is Right-Bill Cullen-COLOR
11:30 Concentration-Hugh Downs
Noon Truth Or Consequences-Bob Barker
12:30 It Could Be You-Bill Leyden-COLOR
1PM Movie-Never Take No For An Answer-1951-English
2:50 News-Pete French
3PM Young Dr. Malone
3:30 From These Roots
4PM House On High Street
4:30 Split Personality
5PM Barnaby, Popeye and Friends
5:30 Movie-When a Feller needs a Friend-1932
6:50 News-Pete French
6:55 Weather-Stu Cramer
7PM Bengal Lancers
7:30 Night Before Christmas-Tom Haley hosts this program featuring the Oberlin College Octet, Linn Sheldon and Ronnie Barrett
8PM Amahal and the Night Visitors-SPECIAL
9PM Bachelor Father
9:30 Ford Show starring Tennessee Ernie Ford-COLOR-Guest:Jay North (Live)
10PM Groucho Marx
10:30 Phil Silvers (Bilko)
11PM News-Pete French
11:10 Weather-Howard (Specs?)
11:15 Sports-Jim Graner
11:20 Story Of Christmas-Paul Bedford from the Cleveland Museum of Art
Midnight-Church Service-St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC

WEWS-5 ABC Cleveland

8:55 News-Randy Culver
9AM Christmas Chorus
9:30 Paige Palmer
11AM My Little Margie
11:30 Stu Erwin
Noon News-Randy Culver
12:05 Noon Show-Captain Penny (Mr. Jingeling at 12:25)
1PM One O-Clock Club-Dorothy Fuldheim, Bill Gordon
2:30 Gale Storm Show
3PM Beat The Clock
3;30 Who Do You Trust
4PM American Bandstand
5:30 Three Stooges
6:25 Mr. Jingeling
6:30 Dorothy Fuldheim
6:45 News-Tom Field
6:50 Weather-Sunny Day
6:55 Three Stooges and Friends
7:15 Huntley/Brinkley Report (NBC)
7:30 Gale Storm
8PM Donna Reed-Guest Buster Keaton
8:30 Real McCoys
9PM Pat Boone
9:30 Untouchables
10:30 Glencannon
11PM News-Tom Field
11:15-Jack Paar (NBC)
Midnight-Church Service-Catholic-from Washington, DC
1AM News-Paul Wilcox

WJW-8 CBS Cleveland

7AM Dateline UN
7:30 Rex Humbard
7:45 Spunky and Tadpole
8AM Captain Kangaroo
9AM Watch and Win Movie-Nancy Drew,Detective 1938
10:30 Medic
11AM I Love Lucy
11:30 December Bride
Noon Love Of Life
12:30 Search For Tomorrow
12:45 Guiding Light
1PM Movie-Heaven With a Barbed Wire Fence-1939
2:30 House Party
3PM Millionaire
3;30 Verdict Is Yours
4PM Brighter Day
4:15 Secret Storm
4:30 Edge Of Night
5PM As The World Turns
5:30 Movie-Konga, The Wild Stallion
7PM City Camera News-
7:10-Sports Camera-Warren Moran
7:15-CBS News-Douglas Edwards
7:30 Mackenzies Raiders (Instead of To Tell The Truth)
8PM Betty Hutton Show
8:30 Johnny Ringo
9PM Zane Grey
9:30 Playhouse 90
11PM-News-Warren Guthrie
11:10 City Report-Doug Adair
11:15 Sports, Weather
11:20 To Be Announced
11:30 Church Service-Natl. Cathedral, Washington, DC
12:30 Film Feature

WAKR-49 ABC Akron

Noon Restless Gun
12:30 Love that Bob
1PM Music Bingo
1:30 Looney Tunes
2PM Day In Court
3PM Gale Storm
3:30 Who Do You Trust?
4PM American Bandstand
4:30 Movie-The Great Lover
6PM Looney Tunes
6:30 Singing Towers-Christmas Music
6:55 Weather, News, Sports
7:15 Singing Towers
7:30 Gale Storm
8PM Women against Women-1938
8:50 Ohio Story
9PM Pat Boone
9:30 Movie-Min and Bill-1930
10:30 Ernie Kovacs
11PM Church Service-Episcopal
Midnight-Church Service-Catholic

Listings and ads courtesy TV Guide Dec. 19-25, 1959

Saturday, December 22, 2007

O Holy Night-Tennessee Ernie Ford and Gordon MacRae

A clip from the NBC Primetime Thursday Night Ford Show in 1958..Tennessee Ernie Ford was one of the great stars of the 1950's and 60's, with his down-home humor and rich baritone voice. Here, he was in his greatest continued success, Hosting a nighttime variety half hour for Ford Motor Company on NBC from 1956-61. He voluntarily walked away from the show after the 1960-61 season to move to San Francisco where he would host a half-hour daytime show on ABC-TV from 1962-65 with a
Pre-Dating Game Jim Lange as announcer.

Here is a duet with guest star, Actor-Singer Gordon MacRae of the beautiful Christmas Hymm, "O Holy Night"

Thanks to TEFShow for this wonderful clip..They operate a website,, which I've just added a link to on the right. This well done site has a history of the man and his music, as well as DVD's of some of his primetime shows and specials..

Friday, December 21, 2007

1953-"Christmas In Cleveland"

A "Cleveland Christmas Song" commissioned by TV Guide, written by "Captain" Glenn Rowell and Puppeteer Cy Kelly..Rowell was host of a WNBK 9AM Kids show..He earlier was partner with Gene Carroll in a 1930's and 40's Radio Comedy Act "Gene and Glenn." Carroll, of course, was well established at WEWS-5..Kelly was host of "Weather Factory" on WNBK-4. The opposite page is a list of Holiday-Themed programming for the week.

Ad touting WXEL's move to Channel 8 from Channel 9. On December 24th, 1953, WSTV-Channel 9 Steubenville first went on the air, Making the move of WXEL to Channel 8 necessary. WXEL had moved to Channel 8 December 10, 1953.

Sample pages of TV Guide December 22, 1953..The Photos on the top of the page are Dave Garroway-4 7AM (Today)
Crandall Hendershott and Randy Culver-On Wings of Song-5 8:05 AM
Bride And Groom-4, 73 Noon
King Jack-8 4PM

We now look at Christmas 1953...Let's look at an edited version of "Lake Erie Dateline" from the Dec. 18-24, 1953 Issue of TV Guide Lake Erie Edition-Originally at

Below are portions of a Local TV News column that appeared in TV Guide's "Lake Erie Edition" for December 18-24, 1953..Familiar Names made news that week:

"TV's Week: Welcome Akron and WAKR TV! Beginning with this issue, TV Guide will carry the complete program listings for Rubber City's Channel 49. Residents of Cleveland, Youngstown and now Akron can get all their program information for the five (actually now six) TV stations appearing in this area with a single TV Guide.

Channel Chatter:John Fitzgerald, well known to Clevelanders for his nightly Sports Final on channel 8 at 11:15PM, and for his color and background presentations during the Cleveland Browns' Games, has been named Promotions Director of WXEL. John, who has been a staff announcer since 1950, is a local boy. He Graduated from Lakewood High in 1943 and then studied speech at the University of Michigan.

Other notes:(my edits-not full text)
Fitzgerald's replacement at WXEL was Jack Beauchamp, an announcer at WHEN-TV Syracuse, NY.

An amusing Story about WNBK-4's Johnny Andrews, Host of Lights, Camera, Questions!..He was apparently late to work for the first time in 16 years because of..a faulty garage door opener! The then new technology went wrong..He was stuck in his garage and had to have the garage door maker come out and open his door..

Two soloists on WEWS Channel 5's Gene Carroll Talent Show,Marge Pawlak and Rose Hinkle, were encouraged by Gene ro form a duet..And were so popular they decided to make it a permanent pairing..But they they couldnt come up with a name for their duet..Viewers were asked to come up with suggestions.."

TV Guide:Lake Erie Edition

Monday, December 21, 1953

4 WNBK Cleveland NBC
5 WEWS Cleveland CBS
8 WXEL Cleveland DuMont/ABC
27 WKBN Youngstown CBS/DuMont/ABC
49 WAKR Akron ABC
73 WFMJ Youngstown NBC


4 73 Today

5 News

5 On Wings Of Song

5 Beauty For You-Exercise

5 News Bulletins

5 Beauty For You-Paige Palmer

4 Captain Glenn-Glen Rowell
5 Mixing Bowl-Van Cleve
8 Movie-Kiss Of Araby
73 Pictorial Parade

4 Ohio Today-Tom Haley

4 Idea Shop-Mildred/Gloria
5 Television I.Q.

4 Ohio Today-Tom Haley

4 73 Ding Dong School
5 Arthur Godfrey Time

4 73 Glamor Girl-Jack McCoy
"Lucky Girl gets Beauty overhaul" (Not unlike today's "makeover" shows)
8 Charming Children-Marjore Harm
TV Kindergarten

4 73 Hawkins Falls-serial
8 Alice Weston-cooking
27 Morning Movie-Feature

4 73 Three Steps to Heaven-serial

4 73 The Bennetts-serial
5 Strike It Rich
8 Movie-Warren Case

4 73 Follow Your Heart-serial


4 73 Bride And Groom
5 Valiant Lady

4 Haley's Daily
5 27 Love Of Life
73 Noontime Comics

4 73 Maggi Byrne-Fashion
5 27 Search For Tomorrow
8 Rena And Bob-TV Shop
"Viewers Buy and Sell On TV"

5 Guiding Light
27 73 News

4 Movie-Westward Ho
5 Women's Window-Ethel Jackson
8 Movie-Scarlet Clue (Charlie Chan)
27 Home Cooking-Marion Resch
73 Movie-My Son The Hero

5 Garry Moore-Guests Roger Price{Known for "Droodles") and Denise Lor
27 Feature Matinee-Movie

5 Double Or Nothing

4 Joe Portaro-Fashion
73 Fashion Sketchbook

4 Nancy Dixon-Shopping
5 Art Linkletter
73 Kitchen Corner-Mariner

8 You are what You eat

4 Chef Lorenzo-cooking
8 All For You-Alice Weston

4 73 Kate Smith
5 Big Payoff
8 Maggi Wulff-Club News
27 Paul Dixon-DuMont

5 Bob Crosby
8 27 Paul Dixon-DuMont

4 73 Welcome Travelers
5 Dinner Platter-Bob Dale
8 49 Turn To A Friend-Dennis James-ABC
27 Action In The Afternoon Live Action western series from Philadelphia-CBS

4 73 On Your Account-Win Elliott
8 King Jack's Toy Box
27 49 Ern Westmore show-ABC

4 Atom Squad
5 News
8 73 Santa Claus (two different local shows)
27 Movie-Western
49 Hinky Dinks-Game

4 73 Howdy Doody
5 Movie-Where Trail Ends
8 Desert Deputy-Western (various serial westerns)
49 Corral Time-Western


4 Superman-George Reeves
27 Adventure Time
73 News/Weather

8 Bob Rowley-News
27 Humbard Family-Religion
73 Viz Quiz-Film

8 Al Rosen-Sports
73 Eddie Lane-Sports

4 Tom Manning-Sports
5 Dorothy Fuldheim
8 TV Weatherman
27 News Today
49 Tootsie Hippodrome-ABC
73 Film Fare

4 Weather Factory-Puppets
8 Les Paul/Mary Ford
27 News At Home

4 Tom Field-News
5 Lee Sullivan-Variety
8 Home with the Grahams
27 Don Gardner-Sports

5 Johnny Price-Weather
27 Weather

4 Dangerous Assignment-Syndicated
5 Twenty Fingers-Piano
8 27 Captain Video-DuMont
49 News
73 it Happened Here-History

5 Art Linkletter-Kids
8 News Parade-Lang/Dudley
27 Rambling Reporter-News
49 Kenny Nichols-Quiz
73 Film Short

4 Arthur Murray
5 27 CBS News-Douglas Edwards
8 49 Jamie-ABC

4 73 NBC News-John Cameron Swayze
5 Perry Como
27 The Pastor-Religion

4 73 Name That Tune
5 Burns And Allen
8 Twenty Questions-DuMont
49 You Asked For It-ABC

4 73 The Voice Of Firestone
5 Talent Scouts
8 The Big Issue-ABC
27 Of Many Things-Discussion
49 Teen WHO Club

4 73 Dennis Day
5 I Love Lucy
8 Lingo-word game
49 Junior Press Conference-ABC

8 Bible Forum

4 73 Robert Montgomery Presents
5 27 Masquerade Party
8 This Is The Life-ABC
49 Why The Chimes Rang

5 27 Studio One "Cinderella '53"
8 Carling Boxing=DuMont
Bob Baker/Clarence Henry-Heavyweight bout
49 Mystery Theater

4 73 Badge 714-Dragnet Reruns
49 Akron Bar Association

8 Ringside Interviews

4 Tom Field-News
5 73 Polka Revue
8 27 Warren Guthrie-Your Sohio Reporter
49 News/Sports/Weather

4 Ken Coleman-Sports

4 Joe Finan-Weather
8 Ted Malone-Today's Top Story
27 Sid Davis-News

4 Movie-Mississippi Rhythm
8 John Fitzgerald-Sports

8 Movie-"Fear"
27 Movie-TBA

12:00 Midnight
5 News
73 News

5 Movie-Cheating Blondes

4 News

27 News

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

TV Christmas Past:December 19, 1974

Ad for the Tenth showing of "Charlie Brown Christmas" On CBS. After all those years on CBS, it stll seems like the Charlie Brown Specials shouldnt be on ABC.

Ad for the Tony Orlando and Dawn Christmas Show..still in its first months on the air..

TV Guide Ad for "The Bear who slept through Christmas"..Second showing of what would become a minor Christmas Classic..Not on the order of "Rudolph" or Charlie Brown", but this special was shown several times on broadcast TV

We begin our look at Christmas through the years with the year 1974..Watergate brought about a presidential resignation and price inflation was starting to hit Americans in the Pocketbook..WEWS' Morning Exchange was hitting its stride..Gene Carroll (with Don Webster) and Polka Varieties were still going..the previous summer (1973) WNEO-45 Alliance, Ohio (PBS) signed on-The first use of Channel 45 in Northeast Ohio since the ill-fated WXTV-45 ceased operations in 1962. Mac Davis' returned in his Variety Show on NBC Thursday nights at 8PM Bing Crosby and Perry Como also had specials this week, as well as Bob Hope..

Thursday, December 19, 1974

3 WKYC-NBC-Cleveland

17 WJAN Canton
23 WAKR-ABC Akron
45 WNEO-PBS Alliance

3 News

3 Farm Fare

3 Knowledge

8 News

3 Nor For Women Only
8 First Edition

8 Sunrise Semester

3 What's Doing?
5 News

3 Today
5 Inner Circle
8 CBS News-Hughes/Rudd

5 Cartoons

5 Morning Exchange-Fred Griffith, Liz Richards, Joel Rose
8 Captain Kangaroo

3 Mike Douglas-Liberace CoHost (Today Only) In a salute to the 1950's-Douglas had 5 differesnt cohosts (one each day) saluting a different decade..

8 Mayberry RFD

8 Tattletales-Bert Convy-Amanda Blake, Gary Burghoff, Gene Rayburn and spouses

5 Split Second
8 Joker's Wild

23-43 News

3 Winning Streak
5 I Dream Of Jeannie
8 Gambit
23-61 Jack LaLanne (he is still doing infomercials at 93 years old!)
43 Coffee Shoppe

3 High Rollers-Alex Trebek
5 $10,000 Pyramid-Dick Clark-Betsy Palmer. Leonard Nimoy
8 Now You See It-Jack Narz
23-43 Romper Room
61 News

3 Hollywood Squares-Peter Marshall
5-23 Brady Bunch
8 Love Of Life
43 Barnaby
61 Huck and Yogi

3 Jackpot!-Geoff Edwards
5 Password All-Stars-Allen Ludden
8 News
43 Speed Racer
61 Banana Splits

3 Celebrity Sweepstakes-Jim McKrell
5 News
8 Search For Tomorrow
23 Split Second
43 Spiderman

3 NBC News-Edwin Newman

3 Name That Tune
5-23 All My Children
8 Young And The Restless
43 Movie-Two Guys From Milwaukee-1946
61 I Love Lucy

3 Jeopardy!
5-23 Let's Make a Deal
8 As The World Turns
61 The Lucy Show

3 Says Of Our Lives
5-23 Newlywed Game
8 Guiding Light
61 Make Room For Daddy

3 Doctors
5-23 Girl in My Life
8 Edge Of Night
17 Movie-What a Life-1939 First Henry Aldrich Movie
61 New Zoo Revue-Still shown today on channel 67 in Canton

3 Another World
5-23 General Hospital
8 Price Is Right-Bob Barker
43 Superman
61 Magilla Gorilla

3 How To Survive A Marriage
5-23 One Life To Live
8 Match Game (74)-Gene Rayburn
43 Bullwinkle
61 Three Stooges

43 Mr. Jingeling-Earl Keyes

3 Somerset
5 Dinah!-Dinah Shore-With Robert Goulet, Ken Berry and Chet Atkins
8 Adventure Road-Jim Doney
17 Milton The Milkman-Cartoons
23 $100,000 Pyramid-Betsy Palmer, Leonard Nimoy
25-45 Sesame Street
43 Frightenstein
61 Little Rascals

3 Room 222
8 Merv Griffin
23 Santa Claus
43 Gilligan's Island

17 Louisville Schools Report

3 Partridge Family
5 Bonanza
17 Our Day In Canton
23 Choral Christmas-St. Hilary's Choir
25-45 Misterogers Neighborhood
43 Gomer Pyle
61 Flintstones(2 episodes)

3 News
23 Davey and Goliath
25-45 Villa Allegre
43 Green Acres

23 Hour Of Power Singers-Dave Lombardi-Trinity Gospel Temple in Canton, Ohio

3-5-8-23 News
17 Journey To Adventure
25 Your Future Is Now
43 Bewitched
45 Electric Company
61 Beverly Hillbillies

5-23 ABC News-Howard K. Smith, Harry Reasoner
8 CBS News-Walter Cronkite
17 American Ski Scene
25-45 Zoom
43 Love, American Style
61 Andy Griffith

3 News-John Chancellor
5 To Tell The Truth-Garry Moore
8 Truth Or Consequences-Bob Barker
17 Galloping Gourmet-Graham Kerr
23 Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea
25 Electric Company
43 Hogan's Heroes
45 Aviation Weather
61 Star Trek

3 Hollywood Squares
5 Police Surgeon
8 Treasure Hunt-Geoff Edwards
17 Not For Women Only-Barbara Walters
25 Behind The lines
43 WHA Hockey-Cleveland Crusaders at Michigan Stags (Detroit)-Steve Albert and Paul Wilcox report-Crusaders lost 1-0..( The Michigan (Former Los Angeles Sharks) team would move to Baltimore (1-19-75) before the end of the 1974-75 season and fold at the end of the season..

45 Inside/Out

3 Mac Davis Show-Return
5 Fron Sea To Shining Sea-Historical Drama
8 The Waltons
17 Hee Haw
23 Odd Couple
25-45 The Way It Was-1953/54 Stanley Cup-Detroit/Montreal
61 Dealer's Choice-Jack Clark

23 Paper Moon
25 Kamm's Corner-Cleveland Press editor Herb Kamm hosted this discussion show, Though the program title was a play on the name of a Far West side Cleveland Neighborhood, Kamm's Corners..

45 Religious America
61 What's My Line?-Larry Blyden

3 Ironside
5-23 Streets Of San Francisco
8 CBS Movie-Catlow-1971
17 PTL Club-Jim Bakker
25-45 Soul!
61 Movie-Moonfleet-1955

3 Movin' On
5-23 Sadat-Action Biography
17 Christmas With Oral Roberts-Florence Henderson. Charley Pride
25 Life Of Leonardo Da Vinci
43 Rodeo
45 High Cost Of Healing

3-5-8 News
17 Movie-Wharf Angel-1934
23 Buck Owens
25 Closed Caption ABC News
43 One Step Beyond
61 Best Of Groucho

3 Johnny Carson
5-23 Wide World Special
43 Movie-Beasts of Marseilles -English 1957
61 Movie-The Pathfinder -1952

8 Movie-Rogue's Gallery-1968

3 Tomorrow-Ton Snyder
5-23-43 News

8 Movie-Donovan's Reef-1963

3 News

8 News

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Looking Back:December 1952

Television Grid for Wednesday, December 17, 1952 in the Cleveland Press. The Press, being an afternoon paper, would normally publish afternoon/evening programs after 4:00 PM on the Paper's publishing date, then the following day's Morning-afternoon programming..

Today we will take a brief look at December 17-18. 1952 as published in the Cleveland Press.. Stations were doing a lot of local programming especially in the morning and afternoon..CBS was on Channel 5 and DuMont was actually the main network on 9..ABC was still struggling..There was also NBC owned WNBK of course..December 17 was WEWS' 5th anniversary but nothing appeared to be said on the air about it..


Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1952-Evening

4 Kate Smith
5 Western Movie (From 3:30)
9 Handwriting

9 King Jack

5 Time For Beany-Puppets

4 Hawkins Falls-Soap
5 Uncle Jake's House-Gene Carroll
9 Santa Claus

4 Gabby Hayes
9 By Jupiter

4 Howdy Doody
5 Western Serial
9 Desert Deputy

4 Wild Bill Hickock
5 Dinner Platter

4 Tom Manning, News
5 Dorothy Fuldheim
9 Sports Desk

4 News, Quick Quiz
5 Weather, Lee Sullivan
9 News, Around House

4 Sports Review
5 News Parade
9 Captain Video-DuMont

5 Hollywood (News) Reel

4 Those Two
5 Douglas Edwards-CBS News
9 Christopher Film

4 John C. Swayze-NBC-News
5 Perry Como
9 Wayne Mack-Also a Radio DJ at WDOK-AM 1260

4 I Married Joan
5 Arthur Godfrey And Friends
9 This Is The Life-Syndicated

4 Scott Music Hall
9 From Hollywood

4 Kraft Television Theater
5 Crusade In Europe-Syndicated
9 Strike it Rich-CBS

5 Man Against Crime
9 Millionaire-Appears to be syndicated-"The Millioanaire" was on CBS from 1955-60

4 This Is Your Life
5 The Unexpected-Syndicated
9 Boxing-Pabst Blue Ribbon-CBS

4 Safety First
5 Wrestling-Possibly ABC-Chicago

9 Sports Spot-CBS

4 News
9 Warren Guthrie (11:10 Ted Malone's Top Story)

4 Feature Film
9 Sports

9 Feature Film

5 News

Thursday, December 18, 1952

4 Dave Garroway (Today)

5 News

5 Wings Of Song-Crandall Hendershott (organ) and Randy Culver (Soloist)

4 Feature Film
5 Western Reserve Telecourse

5 Paige Palmer

4 Home Cooking
5 Arthur Godfrey

4 Charming Children-Appears to be a preschool series not unlike Romper Room

9 Film Shorts

4 Idea Shop
5 (There's) One In Every Family
9 Bargain Barn-Sort of a "garage sale of the air"

4 Ernie Benedict
5 Strike It Rich
9 Jonathan Story

4 News, (Tele) comics
5 Bride And Groom
9 News

5 Love Of life
9 Lazy Listening

4 Living Fashion
5 Search For Tomorrow
9 Film Shorts

5 News

4, 9 Feature Film
5 Women's Window

5 Garry Moore

5 Vanity Fair-Local

4 Chef Lorenzo
5 Guiding Light

5 Art Linkletter
9 Film, Quiz

4 Big Payoff
9 Alice Weston

5 Mixing Bowl

4 Welcome Travelers

5 Western Movie
9 Paul Weston (No relation to Alice-Appears to be a musical conductor and arranger..)

Schedule, Image courtesy Cleveland Press

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Encore:WJKW-TV 8 Cleveland-NewsCenter 8 December 24, 1977

This was posted originally on December 13, 2007..A complete newscast, including commercials and holiday greeting spots..Original posting is below..

Tonight we present courtesy of Google Video, a complete Newscenter 8 broadcast from 30 years ago.. Saturday, December 24, 1977..The 32-minute program includes all commercials, as well as before and after newscast promo spots. There are several nice, heartwarming TV 8 "Seasons Greetings" spots..The Anchors were Jim Finerty and Kathy Adams with News, Mike Marlier with weather and Fred McLeod on Sports (now FSN-Channel 43 Cavaliers announcer)..In one of the last spots, we see Channel 8 was the 1977-78 local TV home for the Cavaliers, plus the sportscast mentions Barons NHL Hockey..being Christmas Eve, it was a relatively slow news day..

Note:The video above is actually a repeat posting from July 10th, 2007, but many of our newer readers may not have come across it as yet. Being closer to Christmas, I thought it was appropriate to repeat..

The Bill Holly Show: White Christmas-KHJ Channel 9 Los Angeles

Here is a very unusual clip:Los Angeles Kiddie Show Host Bill Holly, hosting Popeye cartoons in this clip, plays "White Christmas" on the trumpet. Very nicely I might add, after a bit of business with someone offstage..This is from KHJ-TV Channel 9 from 1966-67. He Then introduces the Popeye short, "Balmy Swami" The original poster of this, ddimuro is seen at the end of the clip as a boy with Bill Holly..Here is his background on the video:

"Bill performs White Christmas on trumpet for The Bill Holly Popeye Show, which ran on Los Angeles station KHJ-9 in 1966-67. Programs from this era were routinely erased, but Bill was able to save a reel's worth of his legacy and sent me a copy.

As far as I know, this clip is the last existing Holly show video. There are also a very few still photos."

I know I have some Blog readers in Southern California that might enjoy this..For others, this recalls the tradition of Captain Penny, Barnaby, Woodrow, Mr. Jingeling and others..Thanks very much to ddimuro for sharing..

Thursday, December 6, 2007

A look back:December 6, 1960

Ad for the "Jack Benny Program"-Sunday, December 4, 1960. This was the first season Jack went to an "every week" format rather than airing "alternate weeks" with other programs.

Ad featuring Linn Sheldon for "Popeye,Barnaby and Friends" from December 1960..The "Brand New" Popeye Cartoons were the King Features Made for TV cartoons made from 1960-62..Personal note:I grew up on these Popeye cartoons before I even knew about the earlier Fleischer/Famous Studios Theatrical Popyes from the 1930's to the 1950's..

TV Guide Ad for The second version of the timeless NBC special, "Peter Pan" starring Mary Martin on Thursday December 8, 1960..Notice the typo at the bottom of the ad:
3-12-12 should be 3-12-21..

I thought today we would look at The first week of December, 1960..December 6 has special meaning for me as we will see later.

Baranby was well into his third year on KYW-TV as was Ron Penfound's Captain Penny..
On the Network front, The following week's TV Guide had an exclusive-Tennessee Erine Ford was quitting his successful NBC Variety Show..The One O Clock club (Dorothy Fuldheim, Bill Gordon) was gaining afternoon popularity on WEWS-TV 5..Mike Douglas at KYW was still a year away from Premiering opposide One O Clock Club..KYW had a movie at 1PM hosted by "Big" Wilson, morning man at KYW-1100 AM..

TV Guide Schedule for Tuesday, December 6, 1960..

3 KYW NBC Cleveland
5 WEWS ABC Cleveland
8 WJW CBS Cleveland
21 WFMJ NBC Youngstown
27 WKBN CBS Youngstown
33 WKST ABC Youngstown
45 WXTV IND Youngstown
49 WAKR ABC Akron

3 Farm Fare

3 Tomorrow's Learning

3-21 Continental Classroom-COLOR

3-21 Dave Garroway (Today)
8 Camera Three

8 Rex Humbard

8 Clutch Cargo

27 CBS News-Richard Hottelet

8-27 Captain Kangaroo

5 Morning News

3 Funsville
5 Telecourse-Western Reserve University
8 Ed Allen Show
21 Way Of Life
27 Romper Room

3 Life Of Riley
5 Romper Room
8 Morning Movie-Traveling Saleslady-1935
21 Man Called X

3 Give N Take-Tom Haley
5 Paige Palmer
21 Dough Re Mi-Gene Rayburn
27 December Bride

3-21 Play Your Hunch-Merv Griffin-COLOR
27 Video Village=-Monty Hall

3-21 Price Is Right-Bill Cullen-COLOR
5-33-49 Morning Court
8-27 I Love Lucy

3-21 Concentration-Hugh Downs
5-33-49 Love That Bob!
8-27 Clear Horizon-Serial

3-21 Truth Or Consequences
5 Noon News Summary
8-27 Love Of Life
33-49 Texan

5 Noon Show-Captain Penny

5 Mr. Jingeling

3-21 It Could Be You-Bill Leyden-COLOR
5 Noon Show
8 Search For Tomorrow
27 Movie-No More Ladies-1935
33-49 Beat The Clock-Bud Collyer

8 Guiding light

3-21 NBC News-Ray Scherer

3 Movie-He Hired The Boss-1943 (Big's Party Line-Big Wilson)
5 One O' Clock Club-Dorothy Fuldheim, Bill Gordon
8 Movie-The Bride Comes Home-1935
21 News Headlines
33-49 About Faces

21 Kitchen Corner-Marjorie Mariner

33 Young World-Documentary
49 Cartoon Time

21 Jan Murray-COLOR
27 Full Circle-Serial
33-49 Day In Court

3 News-Pete French

3-21 Loretta Young
5-33-49 Road To Reality
8-27 House Party-Art Linkletter

3-21 Young Dr. Malone
5-33-49 Queen For a Day
8-27 Millionaire

3-21 From These Roots
5-33-49 Who Do You Trust-Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon
8-27 Verdict is Yours

3-21 Make Room For Daddy
5-33-49 American Bandstand (5 carries the show for only 60 min.)
8 Brighter Day
27 Esther Sonntag-Fashions

8-27 Secret Storm

3 Barnaby, Popeye and Friends
8 Edge Of Night
21 Here's Hollywood
27 Life of Riley

5 Santa Claus
8 As the World Turns
21 Capt. Sailorbird and Susie
27 Stanley's Inn

3 Movie-The Lost Patrol-1934

5 Captain's Clubhouse

5 Three Stooges
8 Movie-You Said A Mouthful-1932
21 Bozo
33 Rocky And His Friends
49 Cartoon Time

27 Quick Draw McGraw
33 Little Rascals
45 Hawkeye (Mohicans)

49 It's In The Bag

5 Mr. Jingeling

3 News-Bill Minshall
5 Dorothy Fuldheim
21-27 News
45 Ramar Of The Jungle
49 Akron Baptist Temple

3 Weather-Big Wilson

3-21 NBC News-Huntley/Brinkley
5 News-Tom Field
27 CBS News-Douglas Edwards
33-49 ABC News-John Daly

5 Weather-Susan Sadler

3 Tombstone Territory
5 Manhunt
8 City Camera News
21 Polka Parade
27 Silent Service
33 No Listing
45 Movie-Bandido-1956
49 News and Sports

8 Sports Camera-Moran

8 CBS News-Bouglas Edwards
49 Akron Public Schools

3-21 Laramie
5-33 Bugs Bunny
8 Sea Hunt
27 Flight
49 Movie-Earl Of Chicago

(Kind of Odd here that, according to Brooks/Marsh, CBS did not have
network programming 7:30-8 Tuesday in 1960-61)

5 Rifleman
8-27 Father Knows Best
33 Roy Rogers

3-21 Alfred Hitchcock
5 Wyatt Earp
8-27 Dobie Gillis (America One has shown this over WIVM-52/WIVN-29 Canton/New Philadelphia, Ohio weekdays at 3PM-For several years now)
33 Little Rascals
45 New York Confidential

3-21 Thriller-Boris Karloff
5-33-49 Stagecoach West
8-27 Tom Ewell Show
45 Movie-Spring Reunion 1957

8-27 Red Skelton

3-21 Open End-David Susskind-SPECIAL
TV Guide noted that this was supposed to be a version of Susskind's "Open End" Syndicated show with off the cuff talk..except it wasnt really open end..was limited to an hour..Impressive lineup:Joey Bishop, Jimmy Durante, Groucho Marx, George Burns, and Buddy Hackett..The subject:Comedy

5-33-49 Alcoa Presents
8-27 Garry Moore

5 My Sister Eileen-CBS Wed. 9PM
33 Decoy
45 Movie-Bandido-1956
49 Code Three

3 News-Bill Minshall
5 News-Tom Field
8-27 News-Warren Guthrie (Sohio Reporter)
21 News
33 Movie-Military Academy-1940
49 Movie-The Feminine Touch-1941

3 Weather-Jim Girard
8 City Report-Doug Adair
27 News/Sports

3 Sports-Jim Graner
5 Jack Paar-COLOR (The only color show on Channel 5's Schedule)
8 Sports/Weather

3 Movie-The Toast Of New York-1937
8 Movie-Main Street To Broadway-1953
21 Jack Paar-COLOR
27 Movie-The Thin Man Goes Home-1941

3-Movie-Fair Warning-1937
5 News Roundup

I said earlier that December 6 has a special meaning for me..Today is my Birthday..Hitting the big 5-0..(shudders to think about it)..I want to thank Blogging buddy 74WIXYGrad for the nice well wishes this morning on his blog. Check it out in the links to the right.. Though I probably didnt watch even one show on the day referred to above because I would have been only 3 years old then..LOL..

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Perry Como - It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

There are some performers, while They have made a career and a reputation by singing many kinds of songs, when you mention their name, you think immediately of "Christmas"..Perry Como is such a Performer. Here is a live musical performance, likely from his show on Saturday December 20th, 1958 over NBC, "Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas" which it is weatherwise through much of the Northeast and the Midwest US..Trivia:Perry Como was featured as the "singer" on Radio Program Fibber McGee and Molly for a time in 1937..He is rivaled only by Bing Crosby and Bob Hope in the number of TV Holiday specials through the years..Thanks to YouTube user Kokomo Selekt for sharing..

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Early Westinghouse TV Logos..1957-58

KDKA-TV 2 ad for "Waterfront" a Syndicated series airing Tuesday nights in May 1958..Originally signing on as DuMont's WDTV, Westinghouse acquired Channel 2 in early 1955. (TV Guide Pittsburgh)

Ad for the Syndicated "Whirlybirds" series aired in WBZ-TV 4 in Boston Tuesday nights in May 1957..Notice the bottom left corner the initials WBC..Westinghouse on ocassion would refer to themselves as "WBC" WBZ-TV 4 was Westinghouse's first television station, signing on in 1948. (TV Guide New England)

August 1957 ad for KYW-TV 3's 1:00 Movie Package..Westinghouse acquired then WPTZ-TV 3 Philadelphia in 1952 from Philco TV, moving the station to Cleveland as KYW in 1956, relocating back to Philadelphia in 1965. (TV Guide Cleveland)

One of the things that has fascinated me over the 8 months or so in doing this blog is the way TV stations used print advertising in Newspapers and TV Guide Magazine let the public know of particular shows or favorite station personalities.

Many times, in such advertising, the station uses a graphic representation of itself, known variously as a "station id" or "station logo".. to make itself stand out..A few days ago, we saw some YouTube examples of Network Level Id's/Logos on film..some dating back to the 1940's..

In collecting listings from TV Guide the last few years, I've managed to get a few 1957-58 listings from TV Guide Cleveland, Pittsburgh and a Reprint Boston/New England Edition. What all 3 cities had in common was the fact that Westinghouse Broadcasting owned a station in each city. In looking over the listings I noticed that KDKA, KYW and WBZ-TV all had the exact same logo..Call letters on the left, the letters TV on the right and a triangle in the middle with the channel number inside..It strikes me that the ABC owned stations have used a variation of "Circle 7" as long as I can remember..And NBC owned stations used a simple block number with the "N" Logo in the late 1970's..

Just to compare, here is one day's schedule for each station in the 1957-58 period

KDKA-2 Pittsburgh CBS/ABC

Thursday, May 15, 1958

6:55 Sermonette
7AM Pittsburgh AM
8AM Captain Kangaroo
8:45 Josie's Storyland
9:25 My Little Margie
9:55 News-Paul Shannon
10AM Garry Moore
10:30 How Do You Rate?
11AM Arthur Godfrey
11:30 Dotto
Noon News-Bill Burns
12:15 Florence Mason-Ladies
12:30 Search For Tomorrow
12:45 Guiding Light
1PM Movie-Mrs. Mike (Conclusion)
2:20 Women's Angle-Kiely
2:30 House Party
3PM Big Payoff
3:30 Verdict Is Yoursw
4PM Brighter Day
4:15 Secret Storm
4:30 Cartoons
4:55 Movie-Red Hot Tires 1935
6PM Annie Oakley
6:30 Superman
7PM News
7:15 CBS News-Douglas Edwards
7:30 Highway Patrol-Syndicated
8PM Leave It To Beaver
8:30 Big Record-Patti Paige
9PM The Millionaire
9:30 I've Got A Secret
10PM Armstrong Circle Theater
11PM News
11:15 Movie-They Made Me A Killer-1946
1:10 Movie-Meet The Missus=-1940
2:25 Sermonette

WBZ-4 Boston NBC/ABC

Thursday, May 16, 1957

6:30 Horizons
6:40 Daily Almanac
6:55 Weather-Don Kent
7AM Today
8:55 Film Shorts
10AM Home-Arlene Francis
11AM Fun With Food-Lynn (Price Is Right was shown only 3 times a week)
11:30 Truth Or Consequences
Noon News
12:15 Big Brother-Bob Emery
1PM Movie-First Lady-1937
2:25 News-Streeter Stuart
2:30 Tennesee Ernie
3PM Matinee-COLOR
4PM Queen For a Day
5PM Movie-Double Feature

1 Code of the Secret Service Pt. 2-1939
2 Escape From Crime-1942

6:45 News-Arch McDonald
7PM Telephone Time-ABC
7:30 Dinah Shore
7:45 NBC News-Huntley/Brinkley
8PM Groucho Marx
8:30 Dragnet
9PM People's Choice
9:30 Ford Show/Tennessee Ernie Ford
10PM Lux Video Theater-COLOR
11PM News
11:15 Broken Arrow-ABC
11:45 Tonight! Jack Lescoulie

KYW-3 Cleveland NBC

Thursday, May 1, 1958

7AM Today
8:55 News-Tom Haley
9AM Movie-Kentucky Kernels
10:25 Wimdow-Women
10:30 Treasure Hunt-Jan Murray
11AM Price Is Right-Cullen
11:30 Truth Or Consequences
Noon TicTac Dough
12:30 It Could Be You
1PM Movie-Here Comes The Band
2:45 News-Pete French
3PM Matinee Theater-COLOR
4PM Queen For A Day
5PM Blondie
5:30 Popeye (Fleischer/Famous)
6PM 6:00 Adventure (Soldiers Of Fortune)
6:55 News-Pete French
7PM Death Valley Days
7:30 Tic Tac Dough-COLOR
8PM Groucho Marx
8:30 Dragnet
9PM People's Choice
9:30 Tennessee Ernie Ford
10PM Romemary Clooney
10:30 Saber Of London
11PM News, Weather, Sports..Pete French, Joe Finan, Bob Neal
11:20 Movie-Tartu 1942