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Changes & Additions At WBBM Newsradio 780 & 105.9
Sep 17 2014 16:00

Chicago's all-news station WBBM-AM/Newsradio 780 (simulcast on WCFS-FM 105.9) continues to be a market leader in ratings and revenue. This month, the station has made a f [ ... ]

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News & Notes: Chicago Bears; WMAQ-TV; Jimmy Fallon; Univision Deportes; WGN-TV/WGN-AM; Jam...
Sep 16 2014 18:00

Today's News & Notes features a dozen local media news items, including: Chicago Bears are still #1 in the TV ratings; Brian Urlacher says goodbye to FOX Sports 1; Katie  [ ... ]

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Clear Channel Media + Entertainment Changes Name To iHeartMedia
Sep 16 2014 11:20

Two years ago, Clear Channel Radio changed its name, dropping the word "Radio" and becoming Clear Channel Media + Entertainment publicly and CC Media Holdings, Inc. offic [ ... ]

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WLUP-FM Announces New On-Air Lineup, Shifts
Sep 15 2014 10:00

Cumulus Media's WLUP-FM/97.9 The Loop has announced most of its new lineup, bringing to Chicago one market veteran, one name who briefly worked in Chicago, and one new na [ ... ]

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WLUP-FM Releases Morning Show Personalities Maxwell And John Czahor
Sep 12 2014 20:30

According to inside sources, WLUP-FM/97.9 The Loop has released two of its three personalities from its morning show. Those released are main host Maxwell and news anchor [ ... ]

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WLUP-FM Releases Patrick Capone
Sep 12 2014 18:20

WLUP-FM/97.9 The Loop today released arguably their best rock jock, Patrick Capone. The cliche radio reason of wanting to "move in a different direction" was given by Cum [ ... ]

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News & Notes: Tommy Edwards; Scott Shannon; Tom Langmyer; WFMT; Bart Shore; Chicago Tribun...
Sep 12 2014 16:45

This weekend's News & Notes features a baker's dozen of local media news items, including: Tommy Edwards' classy farewell; Scott Shannon's Chicago return; Marconi Radio A [ ... ]

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South Suburban Radio Personality Mike Tomano Joins Freak's Roadhouse Radio For Weekend Sho...
Sep 11 2014 12:30

Veteran of south suburban radio stations, Mike Tomano will join the hard-rocking Internet radio station Roadhouse Radio for a new weekly show. "Mike Tomano & Company" wil [ ... ]

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Chicago Radio News Anchors Darlas & Keiper Host Brain Aneurysm Awareness Event
Sep 11 2014 09:30

Chicago's Brain Aneurysm Support Group is hosting its fifth annual "Survivor in the City" cocktail party this Friday, September 12th. The event will be hosted by a pair o [ ... ]

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Q Rock 100.7 Asks For Listeners' Help In Fighting New Translator Station
Sep 10 2014 18:30

South suburban WRXQ-FM/Q Rock 100.7 is concerned about the new radio station coming soon to a downtown Chicago translator, which will also be on the 100.7 frequency. They [ ... ]

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News & Notes: Chicago Bears; Pete McMurray/Scott Miller; WJMK-FM; WTMX-FM; WIIL-FM; WFLD-T...
Sep 10 2014 17:01

Today's News & Notes features 18 local media news items, including: Chicago Bears lose but win; Pete McMurray and Scott Miller help out FOX 32's Bears coverage; many Chic [ ... ]

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Many New Chicago Low-Powered Radio Stations Tentatively Approved By The FCC
Sep 09 2014 17:00

Before the end of last year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) accepted many hundreds of applications from organizations wishing to start up low-powered radio s [ ... ]

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Museum Of Broadcast Communications Website Debuts New TV Commercials Exhibit

The website for the Museum of Broadcast Communications has started a new online exhibit called "We'll Be Right Back: 60 Years Of Television Commercials." The new exhibit, which made its debut earlier today, currently has 145 commercials posted, hand-picked from the Museum's vast archive of over 10,000 commercials.

The selection of commercials currently shown within the "We'll Be Right Back: 60 Years Of Television Commercials" exhibit spans over seventy years, with commercials from the 1940's up until more recent ones. The best of the best are featured here, with the mighty amount of classic commercials broken down into easy categories for fans to peruse through. The categories containing the videos are:
- The Swingin' 1940's/The Cool 1950's
- The Groovy 1960's
- The Far Out 1970's
- Totally The 1980's
- The Rad 1990's
- The 2K's
- Super Bowl
- Chicago Classics
- Public Service Announcements: PSA's
- Product Placement

One of the sections focuses just on famous commercials from local Chicago television. It contains one of the Eagle Insurance commercials starring Mancow, an Empire Carpet commercial, Schmerler Ford, Marshall Brodien's TV Magic Cards and many more. There are also sections on Political Advertising and Infomercials, although neither section has any video clips within.

The exhibit showcases the development and advances of TV advertising, from incredibly basic black & white ads to incredible works of modern art. More than anything else, it jogs happy memories of days gone by and takes visitors on a trip through time.

David Plier, in addition to being the Vice President of the Board of Directors for the MBC and CEO of the Rolling Meadows-based advertising agency Retail First Corporation, is the Curator of this new online video exhibit. Plier tells CRM that had been given to opportunity to lecture about television advertising each Spring over the last few years to classes for Marquette University's Broadcast and Electronic Communication Dept. Much of the written content for "We'll Be Right Back: 60 Years Of Television Commercials" was culled from from that curriculum he delivered.

In the statement issued by the MBC today, Plier said "From the beginning, brand sponsorship of television programs was the foundation by which content was produced... providing a decade by decade narrative clearly demonstrates the role advertisers played in the growth of the media."

Bruce DuMont, President and Founder of the Museum of Broadcast Communications says of the new exhibit: "We're very excited about the debut of this online exhibit that both celebrates and preserves our rich television heritage and supports the Museum's educational mission. Television programming and advertising are mirrors that reflect popular culture. Preserving our television heritage is a way of preserving our past, and offers future generations the chance to experience that culture in a very real way."

DuMont is also hopeful that construction on the brand new Museum of Broadcast Communications will continue on its current pace, allowing the state-of-the-art facility to finally open up toward the end this year at its new location at State and Kinzie Streets in downtown Chicago.

"We'll Be Right Back: 60 Years Of Television Commercials" is available for all to see now at this link HERE.

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