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Comcast SportsNet Chicago Looks To Again Become Unofficial Chicago Bears Headquarters For ...
Aug 27 2014 22:00

The 2014 NFL season, and more specifically, the 2014 Chicago Bears season, kicks off in less than two weeks. As they have done heavily for the last few years, Comcast Spo [ ... ]

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Patrick Mannelly Becomes Permanent Midday Co-Host On WSCR-AM
Aug 27 2014 15:10

In July, WSCR-AM/670 The Score announced that the Chicago Bears' recently retired long snapper Patrick Mannelly had joined the station as a contributor. Today it is annou [ ... ]

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Jason Goff Gets New Satellite Radio Show
Aug 27 2014 13:00

Jason Goff, the former WSCR-AM/670 The Score longtime producer, reporter, writer, host, and all-around utility man is gaining a new national job next week. Goff will beco [ ... ]

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Chicago-Based 'StadiumsUSA' Show Goes Nationwide Via Yahoo Sports Radio
Aug 26 2014 22:15

"StadiumsUSA Radio," a unique syndicated radio program focusing on America's sports venues, will kick-off its second season by going nationwide. The show, which is produc [ ... ]

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WTTW-TV To Premiere A New 6-Part Travel Show: 'Islands Without Cars'
Aug 26 2014 20:25

Next month, WTTW-TV will debut a new weekly mini-series, entitled "Islands Without Cars." The six-episode travel program explores islands in the Western Hemisphere which  [ ... ]

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News & Notes: Jackie Robinson West; 120 Sports; Chicago Tribune; Chet Coppock; Dave Plier;...
Aug 26 2014 17:30

Today's News & Notes features 16 local media news items (plus one note), including: Jackie Robinson West scores big for WLS-TV; CSN Chicago and WGN-TV will each have live [ ... ]

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'The Magical Mystery Tour' Podcasts Roll Up To CRM
Aug 23 2014 13:00

A very special new addition has come to the Chicagoland Radio & Media website. The long-running Beatles-themed radio show, "The Magical Mystery Tour" will now be featured [ ... ]

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WDCB-FM 90.9 Celebrates The 2014 Chicago Jazz Festival
Aug 23 2014 09:30

The 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival will begin next week. The Chicago area's top Jazz radio station, the College of DuPage's WDCB-FM, will be celebrating the event with [ ... ]

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WSCR-AM Holds New 'Score Search' For Fantasy Football Expert
Aug 22 2014 17:05

WSCR-AM/670 The Score is holding its sixth annual "Score Search," this time looking for a new fantasy football expert for the station. The search will be a fast one, begi [ ... ]

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News & Notes: WDCB; WFMT; Dan Durkin; Shark; Wizard World; Ken Nordine; Maureen O'Looney; ...
Aug 22 2014 13:50

This weekend's News & Notes features numerous local media news stories, including: WDCB-FM asks for help regarding an interfering translator signal; WFMT-FM celebrates a  [ ... ]

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Lyme Aide - A Motorcycle Ride/Fundraising Event For Original Loop Rock Girl Erica
Aug 21 2014 14:00

The original Loop Rock Girl from 2005/2006, Erica Gustafson-Valker, continues to be in the fight of her life, as she battles the painful effects of chronic Lyme disease,  [ ... ]

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ABC 7's Rafer Weigel Explains His Decision To Leave Chicago TV
Aug 21 2014 10:00

As previously mentioned here, WLS-TV/ABC 7 weekend sports anchor Rafer Weigel will be leaving Chicago television at the start of October to move to St. Louis. MO. There h [ ... ]

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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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