C.R.M. Video Section
Video clips of classic Chicago television & radio moments!
- Published on Thursday, 15 December 2011 08:55
Originally airing on Chicago TV in December 1953 on "Garfield Goose and Friends" (then on WBBM-TV, before it moved to WGN-TV), here is the winter favorite, "Suzy Snowflake."
- Published on Friday, 11 November 2011 15:07
Former Chicago radio & TV sports talker "Jim Shorts" (Kevin Matthews) interviews pretend Cubs/Sox broadcaster "Harry" (Jim Volkman) in this video clip. The video is made up from various shows of Keven Matthews' mid-90s cable television show "Cavalcade of Sports For You."
- Published on Monday, 31 October 2011 08:55
Just in time for Halloween, here is a rare commercial for WGN-TV's "Creature Features" from 1973.
- Published on Friday, 28 October 2011 15:01
Here is a Halloween treat with three videos from the WGN Morning News over the last few years. They all feature "Greg Smith, the Reluctant Vampire," who in reality is WGN-TV contributor and top Chicago stand-up comedian Mike Toomey. Sink your fangs into these gems...
- Published on Monday, 17 October 2011 16:04
Another classic Chicago TV commercial, this one again with the lovely Lorelei Shark, the Loop's first, and still greatest, spokes-model. Also featured on this commercial from 1980 are then-WLUP-FM DJs Steve Dahl, Garry Meier, Bruce Carey, Mitch Michaels, and Sky Daniels.
- Published on Thursday, 06 October 2011 11:43
In this fun video from 2000, Melissa Foreman, who was hosting the morning show on 92Kiss-FM (a tri-cast on WKIE-FM, WKIF-FM, and WDEK-FM), gave a quick tour of the Big City Radio-owned radio studios for 92Kiss-FM and WXXY-FM/The 80s Channel. The video also features Doug Stieg and Matt Palumbo, with Tony Lossanno doing the running camera work.
- Published on Saturday, 01 October 2011 11:13
Here is a look at a WMAQ-TV newscast from 25 years ago this very day. It features news anchors Ron Magers and Deborah Norville, along with a meteorologist John Coleman, political editor Dick Kay, reporters Art Norman, Ray Suarez, Ysabel Duraon, and more.
- Published on Monday, 19 September 2011 13:47
Here are a few commercials that aired on WGBO-TV for the former Melrose Park amusement park Kiddieland. The first comes from 1990, the rest come from 1993.
- Published on Friday, 02 September 2011 13:36
For so many years on local Chicago television, a carpet & upholstery cleaning company called Boushelle would advertise, using the catchy jingle of their phone number, "Hudson 3-2-700!" to stick in the minds of viewers. Here is a classic commercial from January 1993.
- Published on Friday, 26 August 2011 15:35
Just under 10 years ago, legendary Chicago DJ Herb Kent paid a visit to the WGN Morning News set to promote his upcoming live show "Old School Memories II: The Herb Kent Story." He showed (or tried anyway) to show the news anchors (Larry Potash and Rosanne Tellez) how to do some steppin'. Here is how it went down...
- Published on Thursday, 18 August 2011 12:35
This video is the opening portion of an NBC 5 10:00pm newscast from February 4th, 1983 -- a couple of weeks before a historic mayoral primary election and the day Karen Carpenter passed away. The news anchors were Ron Magers and Linda Yu (both of which are now with WLS-TV). Classic commercials, including one for FM 100, are included.
- Published on Wednesday, 10 August 2011 00:32
WSCR-AM's Dan McNeil did a few commercials for a Ford car dealership in Highland, IN in 1995. Here are a pair of those classic commercials. (Note: Your eyes do not deceive you. The audio & video do not match up quite right. They are still fun to watch.)
- Published on Sunday, 31 July 2011 13:29
A quick television commercial for WXRT-FM from 1985...
- Published on Tuesday, 19 July 2011 09:02
With Robert Murphy returning to the WKQX-FM airwaves this morning (even if only for a temporary period of time), it seemed like the right tome to take a look at one of his classic Q101 commercials...
- Published on Wednesday, 13 July 2011 10:24
Yesterday was the 32nd anniversary of the WLUP radio stunt gone wacky: Disco Demolition. Here is some video of the event itself from Sox TV before it all went haywire and made worldwide news.