Sunday, May 13, 2012
GIVE US 30 SECONDS AND WE'LL GIVE YOU A VINTAGE PROMO - NEWSRADIO SPOTS - GROUP W RADIO - CIRCA MID-1970'S
Having spent many years of my professional life in the service of the Blood Red "W" (aka GROUP W , WESTINGHOUSE BROADCASTING COMPANY), I was privileged to be an eyewitness to the growth and development of one of the most successful radio stations on earth, Philadelphia's KYW NEWSRADIO 1060.
KYW TV & RADIO came to Philly on June 19th, 1965 as part of a station trade with rival NBC. How NBC forced Westinghouse to switch stations in the mid-1950's is another story for another day ( or two !!:).
Think Godzilla meets Rodan.
KYW premiered the all-news radio format in Philadelphia on September 21st, 1965. And,as they still say on air, The Newswatch Never Stops on KYW NEWSRADIO 1060.Today, KYW is a CBS Owned and Operated Radio station and is still the dominant force in local, radio news.
Here is a flight of classic promos for KYW and it's sister,NEWSRADIO outlets, KFWB98 in Los Angeles and 1010WINS in NYC. Enjoy!!!