Monday, June 16, 2008

Old Radio Ads

After doing several searches today, I came across a nice website full of awesome radio ads from the '50s and maybe even '40s.

Click here to check out these old radio ads. My suggestions are the Pepsi ads and the Wrigley's Doublemint ad.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Swinging Emergency Broadcast System

Wow, I haven't posted anything here since January! Oh well.

I just wanted to take some time out of my Sunday to post this very unusual way to conduct at test of the Emergency Broadcast System.

This was broadcasted on radio station WHEN in I think Syracuse, New York from sometime in the '60s. They actually sung it in a very hip '60s way. Although this would definitely not work today, I have to admit that the jingle is actually quite catchy.

Listen to this interesting find here.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Weather Channel Coverage of the 1993 Blizzard

Wow! I haven't posted here since April!

Anyway, I found this on YouTube awhile ago and this retro gem shows how The Weather Channel dealt with the 1993 Blizzard as it was happening on March 13, 1993.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Drive-In Intermission Entertainment

I really wish I could visit a drive-in theater someday.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Not So Great Moments in Weather History: 1993 Superstorm

I've been spending my evening on the Internet studying famous storms. Although I'd like to forget most of these experiences like most people, I thought it would be nice to give you all an account of my experiences in certain storms.

The Superstorm of 1993 is my earliest memory of significant storms. This storm was dubbed "The Storm of the Century", and by looking at that radar image, I can believe that. The storm wreaked havoc as far south as Cuba and as far north as New England, including Greensboro, North Carolina. This was by the way, Saturday March 13th.

In Greensboro, it was basically a blizzard. The storm was so bad, WFMY News 2 was knocked off the air for awhile. This was back before they had back-up generators like they do today. I'm also assuming that Carolina Circle Mall was shut down. I had to work that mall in here some way.

I was 3 years old at the time. This is notable because I have no memories of the January 1996 at age 6. Anyway, back to 1993. I don't remember much about the conditions, but I remember losing power. Just like today, my grandmother lives two houses down from me. She was the only one near us who did not lose power. So I spent the night up there. I do remember that night eating ice cream in front of her TV and losing power for a few seconds. She got real mad!

That next day (Sunday, March 14th), I remember returning home. My house was still without power. I also remember one particular moment when my brother chased me through the house. Ha! Ha! Ha!

I would love to hear any accounts of this storm, especially if you were in Greensboro at the time.

You can read more about this storm here.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

CBS Evening News from 1964

Check out this CBS Evening News from November 18, 1964. It includes the original commercials including some surprises.

Click here.