Saturday, March 10, 2018

Remembering Woody Durham

After Charlie Harville left WFMY in 1963 to join WGHP 8, Woody Durham became the sports director at WFMY 2. Mr. Durham left WFMY in 1977. He became the news/sports director at WRDU 28 in Durham, NC effective September 1, 1977.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

WGHP 8 Dialing For Dollars Timeline 1968 - July 18,1980

     Channel 8 in High Point, NC aired a morning movie for a couple of years before Dick Bennick was promoted to promotions manager in 1968. After Mr. Bennick started the "Dialing For Dollars" concept, it became very popular. So much so that by the time the new fall tv season rolled around, an afternoon edition was added to WGHP's schedule. Dick Bennick remained the host until July 1969. That is when Jerry Merritt took over and stayed on until July 1972. Suasn Caras came on board in July 1972 when Jerry Merritt left WGHP. Jo Nelson became the new hostess in June 1973 after Susan Caras left. Jo Nelson stayed with the show until it ended on Friday July 18, 1980. Please click on images to enlarge.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Susan Caras joins WGHP 8 in 1972

   Miss Susan Caras began working at WGHP channel 8 in High Point, NC on Monday July 10, 1972. Jerry Merritt was leaving the station so Miss Caras assumed his assignments. She became the hostess of the very popular " Dialing for Dollars" . She also did the "Around Town" segments on the news shows along with reporting the weather. Miss Caras was with WGHP until she left in the spring of 1973 at which time Miss Jo Nelson joined the staff and took over the duties of Miss Caras.

Monday, February 26, 2018

WTOB TV Channel 26 in Winston-Salem, NC

During July 1953, WTOB TV channel 26 in Winston-Salem, NC purchased a 570 foot tower from WAVE TV in Louisville, Kentucky. On the morning of September 19, 1953, WTOB TV 26 started telecasting their first test pattern. After their broadcast day ended on May 11, 1957, the station went off the air.

Barney & Boo on WFMY 2 in 1950

Barney & Boo was a puppet show for kids. This is from January 1950.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Championship Wrestling with host Charlie Harville

George Becker and Johnny Weaver with Charlie Harville.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Women's World starring Ramona Curtis on WGHP 8

This ad is from January 1965 featuring another show hosted by Ramona Curtis on WGHP channel 8 in High Point, North Carolina.