Thanks to COB
Joe Fisher was the weatherman for Channel 12 for a number of years, and he also had his own morning talk show.
There’s IJF at right with Denny Janson (L) and Nick Clooney. Yes, George’s dad.
As COB says on the YouTube clip into, this was “Channel 5’s attempt to cash in on the mid-80s MTV craze with a whopping 30-minute (!) video show. ” I wonder if Channel 12 tried to block this.
Eeeeeeee-leven O’ Clock with Al Schottelkotte on WCPO.
A fellow named Bob Shreve had his own show on Channel 12, and naturally we’d make appearances on it.
I did this one year, then went straight to the station (no nap) and did the 3am-9am Sunday show. Fell asleep at 7:45am while running syndicated programming, and a relay switch in the board went off at 7:59am just as the record was fading. It was someone on the hotline- a number only a few knew- and she wanted to know “if I was alright. (Click.)” Huh? Oh, and, get a song in the machine, you’re about to have dead air. I whirled around, still groggy, and grabbed Belinda Carlise’s “Circle In The Sand.”
The Springsteen box set generated a lot of hysteria in 1985, and we were all over it.
Not me, the chimp. Here we are in Jim Fox’s office- that’s GM Mark Hubbard in the background. We filmed the TV spot on a Saturday morning, and I do recall this little guy being very strong.
Every year we’d sponsor the St. Rita’s School For The Deaf Haunted House. Huge crowds. Here’s Channel 19’s “Cool Ghoul” with Janeen.