#1 - Production Director Dan Siemasko churned out
a nassive number of promos...the first group ended with WDRC's
pretty "has got a lot to share" jingle from
package. In some of these examples the jingle is faded at the end
to avoid repetitiveness.
Funday - August 18, 1960 - the day WDRC dropped CBS and
went with local, rock & roll programming.
- WDRC's agricultural expert with the Leather Seat Degree
Report on the Ron Landry Show.
Long John Wade's kiss - but Harry always gets there first.
K - appearing on the Dick Robinson
- instrumentals from WDRC's 1962 package.
More Ross jingles - from the 1962 jingle package.
Jingles - examples of OBGs on the Dick
- a recurring bit from Ron's morning show was when he visited the
Spotlight Song/Earwitness News Extra - a music feature and
newsman Al Fletcher with a
1962 Earwitness News Extra.
Mayor DeLucco - it's September 21, 1961 and Jerry
Bishop is rolling peanuts down Main Street with the Mayor of
Arthur Godfrey - a mainstay of CBS, this Arthur
was the voice of midday host Kurt
Russell in 1962-63.
Ross jingles - here Kurt Russell
has Arthur Godfrey admiring WDRC's jingles.
News - it's 1963 and time for Wayne
Hickox with Earwitness News.
- from 1965-1968 he and his laugh were WDRC stars!
Big D Loves Thee - and Ron
Landry proves it with a discaway.
Dick Robinson - it's November 17, 1964 and Dickie
plays the hits.
WDRC Mailcall - Informing you as a community service!
to 1961 -
The voice in this clip was Jerry
Goodbye to 1963 - The voice in this 1963 clip was Jim
Goodbye to 1965 - The voices in this clip are Jim
Nettleton and Long John Wade.
Goodbye to 1966 - The voice in this clip is Lee
& Fats Fontoon.
Hi there, Buster - Ron Landry
mimics the Old Philosopher.
- two songs fill the gap in WDRC's music format.
Secret Sound contest winner - Ron
Landry notifies Mrs. A. Campbells that she had solved the Secret
Joey Reynolds - it's 1967 and we're listening to the Voice
- On July 21, 1969 Big D witnesses "one giant leap for mankind"
as man walks on the moon.
Woodstock - the music festival.
Don't Say Hello - Charlie
Parker even invented contests so listeners could win prizes
for WDRC's birthday.
Big D is 50 LP Spree - Dick
McDonough cleans out the Big D music library.
- a montage of music from the Fab Four.
Beatles Jingle #2.
Blackout - Charlie Parker
takes to the air from somewhere...
PAMS Jingles #2.
- Long John Wade gives away
Dead? - an excerpt from WDRC's 1969 special.
The Carpenters - We've Only Just Begun.
Boston Blackie - This series of promos featured clips from
the heyday of WDRC's CBS affiliation.
- a montage of CBS soaps.
FBI/Lum 'n Abner - two popular shows from the CBS Network
Tom Mix -
one of the great cowboy series from the days of network radio.
- the famous cry of "Coming Mother" from this CBS series.
It Pays to Be Ignorant - there were numerous additional cuts
featuring CBS programs.
#2 - The second series ended with the "you've
got a friend here in Hartford" jingle. Like all of the
series, the voiceovers were by Dick
Boss Weekend - Long John
Wade promotes a Big D boss weekend.
- Ron Landry tells us the popular
ABC-TV show is coming May 10.
- an exciting dramatic show from the heyday of CBS.
- Long John Wade calls Gary
to tell him he's a winner.
#3 - The third series were used coming out of newscasts
and primarily featured the music WDRC helped make famous.
Under the Apple Tree
Dance Ballerina Dance
How's About A Kiss?
Just A Dream
Object Of My Affection
Perez Prado's Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
Prisoner of Love
There's No Tomorrow
Venus in Blue Jeans
Remember When? - This series featured the voiceover talent
of Pete Ross and Gary
DeGraide, plus the musical tag from a hit song which was from
a brand new, controversial television show.