This company once partnered with Embassy Pictures from 1967-1981 to form Avco/Embassy Pictures. From movies like "The Graduate" to "The Seduction" this logo was used before it changed in 1982. Comment posted by betamax75 on Tuesday, December 16th 2008 at 12:06am.
In addition, there was Avco Records, which was perhaps most famous for The Stylistics' 1971-74 string of hits and Van McCoy's "The Hustle." Comment posted by W.B. on Tuesday, December 16th 2008 at 4:55am.
Ah, the good old days of predatory lending. Comment posted by Noozdawg on Wednesday, December 17th 2008 at 1:59pm.
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Yes I do remember seeing the "WG-Ntertains You" ads and promos. It was used until the end of the 1982-83 season, but the music for the said ads and promos were used for The Late Movie open and closing sequences from the 1987-88 season to the end of the 1991-92 season.
In response to the question about the intro announcer (whose name escapes me, but who was apparently based out of Washington, DC, and who V/O'd many special reports and News Briefs originating there) and the time between their cutting to the Special Report bumper and his first coming in - that seemed to be an ABC thing. One of the other Special Reports on this site had this attribute as well from what I remember; and way back in 1963 when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, one of the early breaks also had a massive gap between when their "Bulletin" slide came on and when the announcer broke the latest news about the President's condition up to that point. I think it might've been a case of making sure all affiliates were on that particular feed before the announcer came in.
@Smctopia - I have lots of them, from original 70s airings, some dating as old as 1974. Happy Days too. They're all on EIAJ reel-to-reel and I don't have the funds to transfer them right now though. :-(
@OddityArchive - Agreed. Side point: Do you suspect the intro voiceover announcer on the Special Report waited just a little extra before talking? For extra anxiety on what the interruption was going to be about? Or was that just me? ;-)
At first thought this was them breaking into prime time programming... was just a morning rerun, so, that seems less drastic of a break-in than during prime time... but, the nature of the news still seems rather innocuous.... Who watching an ABC affiliate at 10am was going to need to know "immediately" that some White House staffer resigned? Even in the days before 24 hour news and the internet, I realize that the networks had to break in for things like plane crashes, etc, but.... this to me feels like some news producer at ABC decided to get high and mighty and break into the programming, despite the news not being all that "urgent".
If I remember correctly, the *Chicago's Very Own" ad campaign began at the same time WGN introduced the new logo. Lou Rawls wa featured in many of them.
Do you remember the "WG-Ntertains You" ads?
Smctopia: I think it came with two double sided cassettes that played Hickory Dickory Dock, This Old Man, London Bridge and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. I don't know if they sold any additional tapes, but I haven't seen any others.