Add to EJ Playlist Originally aired on Wednesday evening, April 20, 1988. After a couple of WKBD promos, Glenn Ray and Amyre Makupson bring you the 10 O'Clock news.
WKBD was a very popular independent station that by this time began to fall under the FOX umbrella. It eventually morphed into part of today's CW network of channels.
Add to EJ Playlist Classic Highland Appliance commercial that aired for many years in the Detroit area during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Highland was a staple of local Detroit TV during this era and their commercials were always entertaining.
Add to EJ Playlist Vintage commercials for Little Ceasers Pizza chain from the summer of 1978.
Who remembers when Little Ceasers was a sit-down restaurant similar to Pizza Hut? Allowed kids to learn how to make a pizza? Menus? Spaghetti? These clips brings back those memories.
Fairly certain that this is Red Wings' play-by-play announcer Bruce Martyn with the voice-overs, several years before Little Ceasars founder Mike Illitch bought the team.
Add to EJ Playlist Originally aired on Monday evening, June 11, 1984. Bill Bonds and Diana Lewis preview the newscast and there are two bumpers with the station's call letters. WXYZ was and is the ABC affiliate in Detroit, Michigan
Add to EJ Playlist Originally aired on Tuesday morning, October 21, 2008. WXYZ is an ABC affiliate in Detroit Michigan.
As part of the 60th anniversary of WXYZ in 2008, the station aired a special celebrating the local talk show "Kelly & Company." It was the last of its kind in local Detroit television and it was aired during its traditional 10 AM time slot. Hosted by John Kelly and Marilyn Turner
Add to EJ Playlist Originally aired in January of 1984, here is a promo for the airing of the 1978 film, The Greek Tycoon starring Anthony Quinn and Jacqueline Bissett.
The "Monday Night" referred to in this clip is for Monday, January 23, 1984.
WKBD was a Fields Communication channel in Detroit, Michigan. This channel eventually morphed into today's CW50.
Add to EJ Playlist 1975: Bonds. Kelly. Ackerman. Turner. - Classic WXYZ Detroit promo
WXYZ Action News team anchors Bill Bonds. John Kelly, Al Ackerman, and Marilyn Turner appear in a 1975 station promotion.
Add to EJ Playlist Here's another old local movie show opening - The Nine O'Clock Movie presentation of "Marty" on WKBD Channel 50 in Detroit. (voiceover by ??)
Notice there are different opening graphics from the one we saw from February 1977. http://www.fuzz ymemories.tv/?c =2809 (also note they didn't have the animated Kaiser ID at that time)
Also includes the animated Kaiser Broadcasting ID and a WKBD bumper slide promo for Liars Club at the beginning (voiceover by ??)
This aired on local Detroit TV on Monday, April 25th 1977 at 9pm! (not Chicago TV, but still cool)
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Add to EJ Playlist Originally aired on Sunday afternoon, July 3, 1983. WXYZ was and is the ABC affiliate in Detroit, Michigan.
Local sports anchor/reporter Steve Garagiola is working in the sidelines for ABC's broadcast of USFL football between the Arizona Wranglers and Michigan Panthers. Garagiola was working for WXYZ at the time and was presumably brought in to work this game.
Steve interviews Anthony Carter, John Corker and Bobby Hebert and is also in the locker room celebration.
Presently, Steve is working for WDIV, the NBC affiliate in Detroit.
Add to EJ Playlist Summer 1986 "This Concludes our Broadcast" end of evening sign off for Channel 20. Includes My Country Tis of Thee (America) video made by Church of latter day Saints. This came from a Beta tape.
Add to EJ Playlist Here are some commercials taken from a local rerun of the Star Trek episode Bread & Circuses from June 1983. Here's the lineup.
1. Star Trek technical difficulties bumper
2. Krazy Glue
3. Ark Surplus
4. Molson Canadian beer
5. Hardee's Fantasy Game
6. Taco Bell
7. Sony electronics
8. White Cloud tissue
9. Time magazine
10. Highland appliances
11. Alessio jeans
12. Red Lobster
13. Kleenex Softique tissue
14. Pizza Hut
15. Miller High Life beer
16. Flymo lawn mowers
17. A&P supermarkets
18. J.Roget champagne
20. Export Light beer
21. Wendy's hamburgers
22. Boblo Island