Hard to believe Jackson Armstrong died ten years ago today. We remember yo LEEEEEEEEEADER with some airchecks and photos...
Thelka McCall, WUFO radio. A pioneer female Buffalo broadcaster. https://www.facebook.com/ForgottenBuffalo/posts/2073714956193159
We believe this image is from June 30, 1967 - Baseball legend Jackie Robinson came to Buffalo at the request of Governor Nelson Rockefeller to assist with soc...ial dialogue after days of unrest. Pictures here, L to R, Arthur Eve, (unknown male), Robinson and Thelka McCall. McCall was an East Side hair dresser who became a pioneer Buffalo broadcaster on WUFO Radio (1080am). Can anyone help with the ID? Picture to be used in a future book on Buffalo Broadcasting. Forgotten Buffalo archives.
boy... that Jack Ogilvie had a nice set of pipes.
Snow Day Bonus! At home with the family? Sit back and discover what the Erie County Fair looked like in 1963. This promotional film was created by the Melvin F.... Hall Advertising Agency and is narrated by legendary WBEN NewsRadio announcer Jack Ogilvie. Check out the great footage of the famous James E. Strates Shows Midway #Best12DaysOfSummer #DiscoverHamburgNY
Westwood One’s Dewayne Dancer began career at WUFO. http://www.dewaynedancer.com/About_Me.html
A typical scene at WBEN-TV studios every Sunday evening at 6:30 pm, when Buffalo actors Kay Jones and Art Hunt enacted the game of charades before cameras and competing teams, April 1950. Observing are Gertrude R. Lorenz, Marjorie M. Baker, Lorraine Wilson Pankow, Nathaniel A. Barrell, Emcee Julian N. Trivers, Homer J. Savage and John H. Little. Barrell and Pankow were permanent members of the panel. Buffalo News archive image.
Note, the Weather Outside feature is not 60 years old. Jolls did not join Ch. 7 until 1965; station went on air in 1958.
Commander Tom Jolls joins us to celebrate 60 years of the Weather Outside!
I get asked about this all the time! Read my latest blog post for some insight into where I buy some of the dresses I wear on TV. (Could come in handy for those of you in other industries too!)