The Mike Douglas Show....KYW TV 3 Philadelphia

The Mike Douglas Show was an American daytime television talk show that was hosted by Mike Douglas. Initially, it aired only in Cleveland during much of its first two years, followed by expansion to Philadelphia and nationwide. It went into syndication in 1963 and remained on television until 1981. It was distributed by Westinghouse Broadcasting, and for much of its run, originated from studios of two of the company's TV stations in Cleveland and Philadelphia where The Mike Douglas Show was broadcast from a small 140-seat basement studio located in the WRCV/KYW building at 1619 Walnut Street (See photo. This blog editor is at far right.) The Mike Douglas show was syndicated nationwide by Westinghouse Broadcasting and continued to be aired live until the following year when Zsa Zsa Gabor called Morey Amsterdam a "son of a bitch" for interrupting her joke during the April 29, 1966 program. After that, the program aired on a one-day tape delay basis, allowing for the editing out of any objectionable material.

Radio voice over announcer R Alan Campbell

Experience, training...
Announcing, narrations and voice overs for many national agencies and businesses including NASA, University of Hawaii, University of Arizona, and the US Air Force. Station breaks, promos and staff announcements for WBAL-Baltimore, WTTG-5 Washington DC, WLCY stations Tampa, WFLA Tampa, WDEL Wilmington, WFLN, WDVR, WTEL Philadelphia and smaller market radio liners. 
Former director of The Institute of Broadcast Arts Philadelphia. Trained as intern by NBC owned station talent. Enrolled in Communications and Theater departments in two Universities. 
SONY VAIO computer, Tascam pro digital recorder mp3, Mackie Mixer, HEIL and Beyer dynamic and Schoeps Collet microphones, several brands of headsets. Sound proof studio. Bose speaker systems. Edit mp3 files with 'audacity'. Uploads via Dropbox or zip files by email. 
Voice heard on several United States Air Force programs... on biography of astronaut Ellison Onizuka at Maui, Hawaii museum...with singer Linda Ronstadt, on PBS documentary. Voice substituted for actor James Coburn on several announcements he recorded but were not used. National magazine network infomercial. Regional automotive and gasoline commercials.

Ken Nordine (April 13, 1920 – February 16, 2019) was an American voice-over and recording artist

Nordine was best known for his series of Word Jazz albums. His deep, resonant voice has also been featured in many commercial advertisements and movie trailers. One critic wrote that "you may not know Ken Nordine by name or face, but you'll almost certainly recognize his voice." On television, Nordine did a series of readings on a show titled Faces in the Window on WNBQ, and Fred Astaire danced to Nordine's "My Baby" on a TV special. Nordine's past radio series were Now Nordine and Word Jazz. 


The first news anchor of ABC's Good Morning America, Steve Bell passed away in Muncie, Indiana on Friday at the age of 83.

Stephen Scott Bell (December 9, 1935 – January 25, 2019) was an American journalist and educator. He was news anchor of the ABC News programs Good Morning America and World News This Morning, and a professor emeritus of telecommunications at Ball State University. WIKIPEDIA

Sylvia Chase, Pioneering Television Newswoman, Is Dead at 80

Sylvia Belle Chase (February 23, 1938 – January 3, 2019) was an American broadcast journalist. She was a correspondent for ABC's 20/20 from its inception until 1985, when she left to become a news anchor at KRON-TV in San Francisco; in 1990 she returned to ABC News in New York.


Adrian Cronauer: veteran whose radio antics inspired Good Morning, Vietnam dies aged 79

Adrian Joseph Cronauer (September 8, 1938 – July 18, 2018) was a United States Air Force sergeant and radio personality whose experiences as an innovative disc jockey on American Forces Network during the Vietnam War inspired the 1987 film Good Morning, Vietnam. Cronauer was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He began his broadcasting career at the age of 12 as a guest for a Pittsburgh-area children's amateur hour. He attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he helped found the forerunner of the university's college radio station WPTS. He was a creative DJ on American University's campus station WAMU (610kc) while attending college there in the early 1960's. When this blog editor, R Alan Campbell, left Washington DC's powerhouse rock station WEAM to go to WTTG-TV, Adrian took over the rock DJ evening position. (CAMPBELL: "He was a frequent visitor during my news and announcing shifts at Channel Five during this period" photos below). His subsequent media work included being the classical morning host at WVWR in Roanoke, Virginia (now Virginia Tech's WVTF), during which time he created the proposal that would culminate in Good Morning, Vietnam.

 Ade and I on set at WTTG-TV and below photo I took of Ade in the WTTG announce booth.
(Raleigh Hotel  studios c.1962)



The next link was produced by RACampbell, as well as several other radio links on the third party site...
Note that home webpage is maintained by..engelken SR seremtemanya of Indonesia.

WTTG-TV, Washington DC 1960's


Top 40 Radio Pioneer Dan Ingram Dies At 83.


 Daniel Trombley Ingram (September 7, 1934 – June 24, 2018) was an American Top 40 radio disc jockey with a fifty-year career on radio stations such as WABC and WCBS-FM in New York City.


Former ‘NBC Nightly News’ Correspondent Richard Valeriani Dies at 85

Richard Valeriani (August 29, 1932 – June 18, 2018) was an American journalist who was a White House correspondent and diplomatic correspondent with NBC News in the 1960s and 1970s. He previously covered the Civil Rights Movement for the network and was seriously injured when hit in the head with an ax handle at a demonstration in Marion, Alabama, in 1965 in which Jimmie Lee Jackson was shot and killed by Alabama State Trooper James Bonard Fowler. In July 1962, he interviewed Marion King, the wife of Slater King, who had been beaten by policemen in Camilla, Georgia, while trying to take clothes to jailed civil rights protesters from Albany, Georgia. Valeriani portrayed himself as a reporter for CNN from the deck of the French aircraft carrier Foch in the 1995 film Crimson Tide, providing the opening newscast which sets up the plot....WIKIPEDIA

Murray Fromson (September 1, 1929 – June 9, 2018) was a CBS correspondent

Both as a correspondent and producer, Fromson covered some of the major news events of the past half century, including the Korean and Vietnam Wars, the Leonid Brezhnev years of the former Soviet Union, conflicts in Malaya, Indonesia, Burma, and developments in China. In early 1968, while reporting the Vietnam War for CBS News, Fromson was injured by rocket fire, during the battle for Khe Sanh following the Tet Offensive. He then returned to the U.S. where he worked for CBS out of Chicago. In the United States, he reported presidential politics, civil rights, the anti-war movement, and the conspiracy trial in Chicago (the trial of the so-called "Chicago Seven"). When the Richard Nixon Justice Department threatened to subpoena journalists' notes and television outtakes in the late 1960s, Fromson proposed the formation of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. He and his CBS colleagues were awarded two Overseas Press Club awards for their reporting on the fall of Saigon in 1975.

Keith Max Jackson (October 18, 1928 – January 12, 2018)

American sportscaster, known for his career with ABC Sports (1966–2006). While he covered a variety of sports over his 40-year career, he is best known for his coverage of college football (1952–2006), and his distinctive voice,with its deep cadence and operatic tone considered "like Edward R. Murrow reporting on World War II, the voice of ultimate authority in college football." WIKIPEDIA

Alan Bleviss, Veteran Voice-Over Artist, Is Dead at 76

Alan David Bleviss (August 6, 1941 - December 30, 2017) was a Canadian born voice actor who had been a resident of the United States since 1976. In 1991, he was described as one of the "top names" in the business. His voice over career spanned nearly four decades. He was a past president of the Civil War Token Society. Bleviss did voice over work for the coming attraction trailers for hundreds of Hollywood movies, especially those made by Miramax His corporate clients included American Express, AT&T, Canada Dry and Kodak. He did political work for the National Abortion Rights Action League and many Democratic Party campaigns, including the 1988 campaign of Michael Dukakis for President.


We are saddened to learn of the death of a friend and broadcast colleague... Dave Shayer

Dave was a true friend whose good times and unique sense of humor will not be forgotten.
A member of Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia where you will find this bio.

'Chickenman' Dick Orkin dies -

Dick Orkin (July 9, 1933 – December 24, 2017) was an award-winning voice actor and commercial radio producer who created the series Chickenman and The Secret Adventures of the Tooth Fairy. His voice was used in many radio advertisements and public-service announcements. Born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Orkin received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Theater from Franklin and Marshall College. He received a master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the Phillips Graduate Institute, and attended Yale Drama School, studying for a Master of Fine Arts degree in Theater. WIKIPEDIA

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