Friday, June 8, 2018

June 8 Radio History

➦In 1947...the 15-minute "Lassie" radio show began its three-year run – first on ABC then on NBC.

➦In 1955…The TV quiz show "The $64,000 Question," hosted by actor/comedian Hal March, premiered as a summer replacement series on CBS. It was based on the radio program, "Take it or Leave It," which had a $64 top prize.

➦In 1967...Exactly one week after its release in the UK, the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" went to #1, where it remained for 27 weeks. Costing $42,500 to produce and requiring 700 hours of studio time, it was also the first album to print the lyrics on the sleeve.

➦In 1968…The Rolling Stones released the single, "Jumpin' Jack Flash"

➦In 1968…Gary Puckett & The Union Gap released "Lady Will Power"

➤In 1988...Billboard Blast From The Past....

➦In 2003...Dan Ingram does last show at WCBS 101.1 FM NYC. Here's an aircheck from 1992:

➦In 2011…Steve Popovich, who founded and managed Cleveland International Records, died at the age of 68.

➦In 2011…Former Detroit Tigers broadcaster/outfielder Jim Northrup died of complications from Alzheimer's disease at age 71.

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