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WFGR Retrovision: The First Price is Right Episode [VIDEO]

This is serious blast from the past. Fur Coat, Bob Barker with brown hair, and a general malaise of the crowd.   Hard to believe this show is STILL on the air some 40 years later, and still basically plays the same!

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WFGR Retrovision: Easy Bake Oven [VIDEO]

Who had one of these, or wanted on of these? Of course you did.  Who doesn't want to take 3 hours to make a cake with a light bulb?  Check out this blast from the past.

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WFGR Retrovision: Favorite Sit-Com Tag Line [VIDEO]

"Whatchu talkin' about Willis?"  - "Dynomite!" or "Kiss my Grits!"  - What do they all have in common?  That's right, they were all famous sit-com tag lines!  What was your favorite?

I have to say, I think my favorite was "KISS MY GRITS" but there were a lot of other classics too

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WFGR Retrovision: 5 Megabyte Hard Drive from 1956

Check out this baby from 1956.   My question is, what does one store on a hard drive in 1956?   Vidoes? Music? Pictures?  Probably not. It was likely just boring data.

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WFGR Retrovision: Milk and 7UP

Just when you thought you've seen it all, you haven't.  Take a look at this vintage ad and look what it says.

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WFGR Retrovision – Things You’ll Never See Again #6 – Gas Under $1

Read it and Weap! We'll never see this again - likely anywhere. No, I'm not talking about the 7/11.   I can remember when I moved to GR and filled up my tank in Hudsonville for .92 in my little Toyota Celica

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WFGR Retrovision: Things You’ll Never See Again #3 – Bob Barker

Yep, this ship has sailed.   If you were watching TV anytime between 1973 and 2006 you know that Weekday mornings at 11AM you'd see this guy.  I watched this show with my brother, grandma, mother, friends, neighbors and others I'm sure I've forgotten

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WFGR Way Back Retro”vision”- Santa Needs To Relax Too

From the archives--seems even good ol' Saint Nick is stressed out this time of year too. What could the jolly fat man in the red suit use to calm his jangled nerves? Maybe a mani and a pedi? How bout a snort? A relaxing massage from Mrs. Claus? Nope. None of the above.

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WFGR Retrovision – Things You’ll Never See Again #2 – Bubble Ring Toss

Yep, we've come a LONG way since this incredible simplistic toy. The worst part about this - it's totally addictive, yet totally stupid at the same time!    So, I say good riddence to this thing - "Ring Toss" or whatever you want to call this thing

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WFGR Retrovision: Things You’ll Never See Again #1 – VHS Rentals

I present to you the WFGR Retrovision Series: Things You'll never see again. Today we go back and visit 1989 - Can you even rent VHS tapes anymore?  Can you even buy VHS players news?   I still have a PILE of stuff I have saved on VHS, and bought a fancy machine that will easily burn them on DVD

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WFGR RetroVision – A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Happy Turkey Day! While you re opening your Turkey presents and singing Turkey carols around the fire, enjoy this holiday themed edition of the WFGR RetroVision!
We go back to 1973 for one of my personal favorites.

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Retrovision: Simon and Garfunkel in Central Park [VIDEO]

In celebration of the Simon and Garfunkel Tribute this weekend with our Own Grand Rapids Symphony, I thought I'd bring this. Remember this?

What a fantastic show it was - 20 songs - several of them were Paul Simon solo songs too from the 70's. Whatever happened to shows like th

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