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Guess Who’s Turning 62?

You're a good man Charlie Brown.....Happy Birthday to the "Peanuts" comic strip who first made their way in to papers all across the world on this day in 1952!

What is your favorite "Peanuts" show they run over the course of the year?  "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown?"  "A Charlie Brown Christmas?"

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WFGR Retrovision: Creepy Taco Bell Santa Claus

Before Taco Bell was a big national chain player, it was a small regional Mexican fast-food joint.

Back then, it has a much smaller advertising budget. And after watching this creepy commercial from the '70s, you can see what I mean.

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WFGR Retrovision: Classic Black-And-White TV Stars In Living Color

Back in the days before everyone had a 73-inch high-definition flat-screen LED TV, people crowded around little 13-inch wooden boxes in neighborhood living rooms watching Sid Caesar, Jack Benny, Milton Berle and Lucille Ball in glorious black and white.

Those people have all passed away, and so has black-and-white TV.

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WFGR Retrovision: The Good Old Days with Bozo The Clown

Ah yes, the good old days of Bozo the Clown.

Did you ever get to be on the show?
 
Here's a trivia question for you: Can you name the guy in the suit in this picture?  Share some of your Bozo memories with us via a comment below

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WFGR Retrovision, Sort Of: Auburn-Alabama Edition

When my daughter asks me a question and I respond "sort of," it really bugs her.

She says: "That's not an answer, Dad." And she adds "Dadddd," with a 10-year-old's attitude attached to it.

So, when I say this edition of the WFGR Retrovision is "sort of," it means exactly that. It's "Sort of" Retrovision.

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How Commercials Have Changed Mr. Sinatra [VIDEO]

Check out this classic Chrysler Commercial for their new "Imperial". I do have to say, this car is pretty sharp.   It's All Digital, leather and oh so fancy. Frank Also Agrees!

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WFGR Retrovision–Malls Of The 80′s

This is how time has flied! Remember The mall back in the 80's? I vaguely do. All I remember is the small mall in Kalamazoo called Southland. Had the best big soft pretzels there and a S.S. Kresge (The forerunner to KMart) That was the local mall. Until.

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An Amazing List Of Top Ten Songs From 1978 That Didn’t…

Make it to number 1! This is from List of the Day, a Yahoo feature by a guy named Rob O'Connor. I never heard of him or the feature before but this is a pretty interesting read. Back in the day, lots of songs went up and down the charts. And when I say "charts" I really only mean ONE chart. The Billboard Hot 100.

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WFGR Retrovision–Swanson TV Dinners

As I was making my mac and cheese last night, I started thinking I could have had a frozen dinner. And before dinners were "frozen dinners" they were "TV Dinners" and were made by Swanson. People of a certain age will remember the tin foil trays holding turkey, mashed potatoes and corn for 98 cents.

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WFGR Retrovision: Kaboom Cereal [VIDEO]

Remember this cereal?  How can you possibly have a bad day if you're eating a bowl of smileyfaces anyway?!   This cereal with the creepy clown was a favorite of mine as a kid and I think it was because the colors in the cereal were so crazy it would actually turn the milk an day-glo grey color

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WFGR Retrovision: WKZO Clubhouse [VIDEO]

For all of you that have been in West Michigan your whole life, you probably remember this gem - the WKZO-TV Channel 3 Clubhouse!  TV like this is long, long gone!  You may even remember someone who appeared on this show - if you did - they would now be close to 40

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WFGR Retrovision: PM Magazine

Remember PM Magazine?  Remember Roaring 20's Pizza?   Remember mustaches in the early 1980's? We'll get ready to jump into a West Michigan Time Machine as we feature a clip of PM Magazine from WZZM 13 from 1982 - and even take a peek at the great retro commercials, Featuring radio legend Andy Rent!

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