Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone !

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Shock Theatre - WGHP July 11,1970

Dick Bennick as host Dr.Paul Bearer on WGHP channel 8 in High Point,NC.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Jo Nelson - WGHP 1974

Jo Nelson hosting Dialing For Dollars on WGHP 8 from November of 1974.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Shock Theatre - August 1,1970

Dick Bennick as Dr.Paul Bearer hosting Shock Theatre on WGHP 8 in High Point,NC on Saturday night Aug.1,1970.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Dialing For Dollars - WGHP 1972

Jerry Merritt took over as the host of Dialing For Dollars,I believe around 1969.He was also a channel 8 weatherman.This ad is from January 1972. Please click on the image to see a larger version.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Romper Room - WGHP

Feb.8,1966 on WGHP channel 8 with Miss Libba Hinkle.

The Ernest Tubb Show - WSJS


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Rifleman - WFMY

We did not have an ABC affiliate in the Piedmont at this time so WFMY aired this series each Friday night right before Rawhide.The ad is from July 1960.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Charlie Harville - WFMY

The ad is from May 13,1961.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Lloyd Thaxton Show - WGHP

Another of my favorite syndicated music shows that aired on WGHP 1964-1966. Please click on images to enlarge.

Star Route - WSJS

This episode of Star Route aired on WSJS May 9,1966.Glen Campbell was one of the regulars on the show. Among my favorites of syndicated music shows.

Men Into Space - WSJS

This is another series that was produced by ZIV Studios.This episode aired on WSJS Wednesday May 17,1961.William Lundigan starred as Colonel Edward McCauley.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Lock Up - WSJS

This ad is from June 1960.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Dance Party - WFMY 1960

How many of you remember Dance Party on channel 2 each Thursday afternoon? It was sponsored by Royal Crown Cola or as most people called it " RC ". WFMY at that time was broadcasting between 3 and 4 hours of live programming each day not counting the news broadcasts. Those were the days for local television.

Please click on this link to view some great photos that include one of Bob Waddell and a Dance Party Queen and a photo of the Dance party tv show.These great photos were shot by Buddy Moore who worked at WFMY:

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Big Action Movie - WFMY 1965

The "Big Action Movie" was channel 2's counter to WGHP 8's highly successful "Adventure Theatre".The ad is from Oct.1965.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011

Lawman - WSJS

This ad is from 1962. This series ran on the ABC network from 1958-1962.Since we only had WFMY and WSJS in the Triad at the time,channel 12 and channel 2 included some of the ABC shows on their schedules wherever they could.I am glad they did. That is John Russell in the ad as Marshal Dan Troop. This show has been airing on the Encore Westerns Channel each weekday morning at 9:00 A.M.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Old Rebel and Pecos Pete - WFMY 1962

This WFMY TV 2 ad is from July 1962. Please click on the ad to enlarge.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Farm and Home Hour - WGHP

This WGHP photo is from around 1965.Roger Carter (left) was the Farm director for channel 8.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Me-TV (Memorable Entertainment Television) made it's North Carolina debut this morning on WCCB 18.3 in Charlotte,NC. If you have an over the air antenna,it may be possible for you to receive this channel.Most of the shows airing on the network originally aired on WFMY 2 in Greensboro.There are exceptions,Bonanza would be one example.The video quality of the shows I have watched this morning is excellent.Please click on the link if you would like to see the schedule of Me-TV.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

WGNN TV45 - 1979

This ad appeared in local papers during November 1979. Please click on image to enlarge.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Carolina In The Morning - WGHP

Another example of locally produced tv from the early days of WGHP. The ad is from March 1964.