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WFGR Retrovision Two For Wednesday!

September 26th is always an auspicious day in television history. 2 iconic TV shows made their debut today! One started as a witty, urbane nightly collection of music, comedy and variety. Broadcast live every night 48 weeks a year for 90 minutes nightly, the Tonight Show was NBC's answer to the aptly-named Today Show. When they added the Tomorrow Show, the peacock network had the whole day wrapped up!

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WFGR Retrovision–Granholm On The Dating Game!

Another WFGR Retrovision! Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm recently made light of a newly discovered YouTube video of her on the 60's and 70's game show "The Dating Game" Actors all over Hollywood use appearances on game shows to further their careers. I have seen friends of mine on shows like "Whammy" and "The Newlywed Game" getting more resume and camera time! Jenny was no different back in '78.

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WFGR Retrovision: Name That Tune

Ahhh - the good old days of game shows.  Everyone remembers this show at some point.  What's even more fun are the clothing, the hairstyles and the music of the time.  Take a trip back in time and enjoy, but some other info about this show you may not know, and why you'll never see these on TV again.

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WFGR Retrovision-It Was 40 Years Ago Today…

That one of the greatest TV shows in history began. On September 17, 1972, M*A*S*H began it's 11 year run on CBS. A book first, then a movie, by 1972 a cheap TV show version of the movie. By the end of it's first season, it ranked 46 and was close to being cancelled. In steps Babe Paley, wife of William S, Paley, owner of CBS in the 70's. She loved the show. and voila! It made it to a second season.

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WFGR Retrovision – Red Lion Restaurant

I drive past this place all the time, with this cool old sign.  Anyone ever remember going here?

From what I can gather, there were more than one Red Lion in town, but can't seem to find much else out

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WFGR Retrovision – Whitmark

If you grew up in West Michigan, you of course remember Whitmark!   In fact, I still own a stereo I bought at Whitmark back in the day.

The whole "Catalog" showroom idea was kind of cool, allowing more space on the showroom floor and then you'd take you're little ticket up and get your item. I remember these places sold a lot of Jewelry too.

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WFGR Retrovision – Jerry Reed on ‘Alice’

At least once a week I get a request for Jerry Reed's "East Bound and Down" so for today's WFGR RETROVISION trip let's visit the good ol days when music artist would visit the shows of the day.

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WFGR Retrovision! Dairy Queen Commercial 1986

It's another WFGR Retrovision video! The year was 1986, Mr. Mister was on top of the pop charts with the haunting "Kyrie", The New York Mets beat the Boston Red Sox to win the World Series and keep the Beantowners down, and Dairy Queen was selling the farm!

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Retrovision – Family Feud Love Boat vs. WKRP [VIDEO]

WFGR's Retrovision takes a blast to the past with classic videos, pictures, music and stories. We're always hunting down cool classics from the 1960's-1980's from Hollywood to Hudsonville. Check back often for the next edition of WFGR's Retrovision.

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