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Commercials and IDs from ABC 29 & 8 from Early 1991

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Commercials and IDs from ABC 29 & 8 from Early 1991

Post by Nelson » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:59 pm

Inspired by others that have posted recordings of local TV and radio from years past, I decided to go through my video tapes to see if I had anything interesting. Here is a compilation of advertisements and IDs from ABC 29 & 8 from January or February 1991. These are from a tape of M*A*S*H episodes a family member recorded.

https://youtu.be/ciUv2yfa9Lw



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Re: Commercials and IDs from ABC 29 & 8 from Early 1991

Post by fmdxguy5678 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:32 pm

Great to see more people getting this stuff out there! Liking it!


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Re: Commercials and IDs from ABC 29 & 8 from Early 1991

Post by organman95 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:37 pm

"Your Jeep and Eagle dealer"... Those were the days! LOL



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Re: Commercials and IDs from ABC 29 & 8 from Early 1991

Post by Nelson » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:07 am

organman95 wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:37 pm
"Your Jeep and Eagle dealer"... Those were the days! LOL
Yeah!



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Re: Commercials and IDs from ABC 29 & 8 from Early 1991

Post by Milk » Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:28 am

I've always wondered what the deal was with the faint touch tone-sounder before 29&8 aired a commercial or ID. From what I've heard, they were using crappy equipment way back in the day.



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Re: Commercials and IDs from ABC 29 & 8 from Early 1991

Post by organman95 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:43 am

Can't be worse than WFQX (then WGKI) first went on the air...



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Re: Commercials and IDs from ABC 29 & 8 from Early 1991

Post by Milk » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:41 am

organman95 wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:43 am
Can't be worse than WFQX (then WGKI) first went on the air...
Then again, I agree! Fox 33's graphics were HORRIBLE plus the video was jumpy and the sound was muffled. Of course, that was over 25 years ago...



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Re: Commercials and IDs from ABC 29 & 8 from Early 1991

Post by Nelson » Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:53 am

Milk wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:41 am
Then again, I agree! Fox 33's graphics were HORRIBLE plus the video was jumpy and the sound was muffled. Of course, that was over 25 years ago...
For some reason, I could never get Fox 33 until the digital transition. Would love to see a recording of how bad their graphics were!



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Re: Commercials and IDs from ABC 29 & 8 from Early 1991

Post by Nelson » Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:00 pm

Milk wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:28 am
I've always wondered what the deal was with the faint touch tone-sounder before 29&8 aired a commercial or ID. From what I've heard, they were using crappy equipment way back in the day.
That is interesting. I never noticed that until now! I had to go back and listen closely but I was able to hear it. Would love to know what it was. I know a tiny bit about analog radio automation but know nothing about analog TV automation.



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Re: Commercials and IDs from ABC 29 & 8 from Early 1991

Post by TheForce » Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:13 pm

Thanks for posting! I remember the 29&8 logo well. I see there is a Meijer commercial on here. Did Traverse City have a Meijer back then? My gosh food prices were so much cheaper then!



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Re: Commercials and IDs from ABC 29 & 8 from Early 1991

Post by Nelson » Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:20 pm

Yes, TC had a Meijer in 1991. Don't know when it was built; was before my time!



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Re: Commercials and IDs from ABC 29 & 8 from Early 1991

Post by organman95 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:25 pm

Milk wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:41 am
Then again, I agree! Fox 33's graphics were HORRIBLE plus the video was jumpy and the sound was muffled. Of course, that was over 25 years ago...
I read somewhere a few years ago that Gary Knapp started the station with '70s-era equipment. Whether that is true, I don't know. I was just a toddler when GKI was put on the air, lol.



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Re: Commercials and IDs from ABC 29 & 8 from Early 1991

Post by ftballfan » Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:50 pm

Impressive how 29&8 got Wheel, Jeopardy, Oprah, and Live! despite having a much weaker signal than 7&4 and 9&10.



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Re: Commercials and IDs from ABC 29 & 8 from Early 1991

Post by organman95 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:53 am

I don't remember 29&8 having Wheel and Jeopardy, but I do remember Oprah and Live!



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Re: Commercials and IDs from ABC 29 & 8 from Early 1991

Post by fmdxguy5678 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:03 am

organman95 wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:53 am
I don't remember 29&8 having Wheel and Jeopardy, but I do remember Oprah and Live!
For what I know, I think 29&8 got Inside Edition and Entertainment Tonight from 7&4 sometime in the mid-90's in exchange for Wheel and Jeopardy, correct me if I'm wrong.


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Re: Commercials and IDs from ABC 29 & 8 from Early 1991

Post by organman95 » Tue May 01, 2018 11:29 am

fmdxguy5678 wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:03 am
For what I know, I think 29&8 got Inside Edition and Entertainment Tonight from 7&4 sometime in the mid-90's in exchange for Wheel and Jeopardy, correct me if I'm wrong.
I remember watching Wheel and Jeopardy on 7&4 around the mid-late 90s, so that may be correct. Back when they used to do the mid-news break or weather between the two shows lol



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Re: Commercials and IDs from ABC 29 & 8 from Early 1991

Post by KC8YQQ » Tue May 01, 2018 3:28 pm

Yes, TC had a Meijer in 1991. Don't know when it was built; was before my time!
Sorry...just saw this.

That Meijer was built around 1979-1980. At the time I was working in the shoe repair in Jackson and was being trained by one of the owners' nephew. He ended up in TC and working in the shoe repair there.



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