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  1. #41

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    AB was carried on every ABC affiliate in North Carolina.
    Even in the days when it was a daily show it was carried
    on both (!) ABC affiliates in the state: WRAL Raleigh and
    WLOS Asheville.

    I don't recall any pre-emptions of either Sing Along With
    Mitch or The Ed Sullivan Show in North Carolina. However,
    no NBC affiliate in the state carried Nat King Cole's show;
    WSB Atlanta did (but its management was a lot more racially
    tolerant than most in the '50s), but I don't think it fared well
    against Name That Tune on WAGA and Cheyenne on then-WLW-A
    (now WXIA). Whether it was Cole's color or just two strong
    competing shows, I don't know.

  2. #42

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldiesfan6479
    Quote Originally Posted by milton77
    KSL-TV still does not air Saturday Night Live. It airs on a CW or MyNetwork affiliate.
    Before the SLC affiliation/ownership musical chairs, then-NBC affil KUTV
    for years delayed SNL until 11:30 MT, rather than in pattern at 10:30.
    WPSD-TV channel 6 in Paducah, KY, also delayed SNL by an hour for many years, until sometime in the '90s, I believe. (That was actually the result of a compromise! They originally weren't going to carry it at all until they got too much negative feedback about it!) Of course, by the time WPSD started carrying it on time, it was such a dud that I didn't want to watch it anymore! :

    I don't know how they got around airing "the best of SNL" back in the late '70s (in prime time!), when I was in high school. Maybe they just aired it anyway! ??? :

  3. #43

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braves2005
    Here in San Antonio, KSAT-12 aired Soap at 9:30 PM on Tuesday nights with Family airing 30 minutes earlier at 8:30 PM during the 1977-1978 season. When it moved to Thursdays after Barney Miller in 1978, KSAT kept the show in the regular 8:30 PM time slot.
    Channel 7, WBBJ, the ABC affiliate in Jackson, TN, aired the Gong Show in place of Soap. I didn't care! I was 13 at the time, and I loved the Gong Show, and I couldn't see it in its usual time because I was usually never able to get home from school in time to see it! >

  4. #44

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    Quote Originally Posted by RALfan
    I would like to point out that WRAL did not air the first three seasons of the 1980s version of "Ripley's Believe It or Not" placing "Solid Gold" in the Sunday 7:00pm slot against "60 Minutes" (it wasn't until 1985 did WTVD pick up Ripley's). Any speculation as to why, other than for ratings purposes?
    I find it amusing that they would put Solid Gold on in prime time! Weren't the dancers' outfits considered extremely skimpy for those days, especially Darcelle's? I remember the aforementioned channel 7 occasionally showing Solid Gold in primetime, again probably for ad revenue or ratings purposes, but its regular time slot was late night, usually an hour or so after the late local news.

  5. #45

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    Quote Originally Posted by firepoint525
    I find it amusing that they would put Solid Gold on in prime time! Weren't the dancers' outfits considered extremely skimpy for those days, especially Darcelle's? I remember the aforementioned channel 7 occasionally showing Solid Gold in primetime, again probably for ad revenue or ratings purposes, but its regular time slot was late night, usually an hour or so after the late local news.
    In San Antonio, it was totally the opposite as Solid Gold aired at 6:00 PM Saturday nights on KSAT-12 opposite Hee Haw on KENS-5. They also aired a repeat of that week's episode of Solid Gold very early Saturday mornings between 1:00 AM and 2:30 AM depending on what time the movie on ABC ended because KSAT delayed the ABC late night shows after reruns of Charlie's Angels or The Fall Guy later on at 11:00 PM.

    About Lawrence Welk, I remember when KSAT dropped the show in 1978 and it was on at 6:00 PM opposite Hee Haw for about 3 years starting in 1975 after being shuffled all over the place either on Saturday afternoons, Saturday nights or Sunday afternoon for the disco show Soap Factory Disco and I never got to see the rest of Lawrence Welk's last 4 seasons of first-run episodes on the air until I saw the reruns of the show on PBS. I don't know why KSAT did this but I know that it wasn't because of ratings.

  6. #46

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    WPXI (11) in Pittsburgh dropped "Diff'rent Strokes" and "Silver Spoons" for two years in favor of "Hee Haw" on Saturday nights. They also aired "Star Search" instead of "Mr. Smith" and "Jennifer Slept Here" on Friday nights.

    KDKA (2) also pre-empted one of CBS's Saturday night comedies for local programming starting around 1976 - the first season of "Alice" and a few other shows that never went anywhere anyway. They also dumped most of the last year of "WKRP in Cincinnati".

  7. #47

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    A few of you mentioned pre-emptions by Southern stations, and it jarred my memory over an NBC affiliate's sporadic pre-emptions of "The Huntley-Brinkley Report." Any time a report on the civil rights movement would air, the station would suddenly put up a "technical difficulty" sign.

    I'm not mentioning the call letters because I'm not 100% sure, but if I remember correctly, the station eventually lost its license.

  8. #48

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    WLBT in Jackson, Mississippi was the one that feigned technical difficulties, and eventually lost its license.

  9. #49

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell W.
    Quote Originally Posted by johnnya2k6
    We have read so many posts here about WLBT (Jackson, Miss.) blacking out certain portions of "The Huntley-Brinkley Report" during the Civil Rights movement of the '50s and '60s and pretending they're experiencing "technical difficulties."
    WHBQ-13 in Memphis was even worse than WBRC-6/Birmingham when it came to such matters. Hot L Baltimore wasn't carried at all on 13, and Soap didn't run for at least the first two seasons. I remember well the night "Hot L" debuted .... Lance Russell, WHBQ-TV's program director (yes, of wrestling ringside fame), came on screen with a lot of gobbledygook about how the new ABC show "doesn't meet our standards", yadda yadda, and that Channel 13 would be airing something "more appropriate for family viewing.": reruns of Green Acres.

    --Russell
    You're kidding... Lance Russell as a PD! That was a Saturday noontime staple here in Louisville, not so much for the wrestling but for the comic relief! I'm so glad Mid-South Wrestling met his standards! I must admit "Green Acres" is much much more appropriate for family viewing, but I've heard Arnold was quite a pig!

  10. #50

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpatrick
    AB was carried on every ABC affiliate in North Carolina.
    Even in the days when it was a daily show it was carried
    on both (!) ABC affiliates in the state: WRAL Raleigh and
    WLOS Asheville.

    I don't recall any pre-emptions of either Sing Along With
    Mitch or The Ed Sullivan Show in North Carolina. However,
    no NBC affiliate in the state carried Nat King Cole's show;
    WSB Atlanta did (but its management was a lot more racially
    tolerant than most in the '50s), but I don't think it fared well
    against Name That Tune on WAGA and Cheyenne on then-WLW-A
    (now WXIA). Whether it was Cole's color or just two strong
    competing shows, I don't know.
    I know WLOS always carried AB weekdays, but WRAL? Are you sure? I'm certain WSOC and WBTV never carried AB--of course they were secondary ABC affils (And who can forget Kilgo's Canteen on WSOC?). And, WGHP never carried AB weekdays, but was the weekday version still on the air when WGHP came on in 1963? Yes, I know Ed Sullivan and Sing Along With Mitch were always on in the major NC markets--I remember my older bigoted relatives complaining about both shows.

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