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WGN Channel 9 - The Ray Rayner Show - "The Bye-Bye Show" - "The Last Farewell" (Part 7, 1981)

Here is Part 7, the last part, of the final episode of The Ray Rayner Show
as shown on WGN Channel 9. Includes:

"Kids in Chicago Having a Good Time" Ray Rayner bumper (Merri Dee voiceover)

Ray's Goodbye to Everyone

Don Orlando comes out to say farewell and to introduce a Chicago Goodbye Video featuring Mayor Jane Byrne, John Coughlin, Phil Donahue, Fahey Flynn, Noonbreak host Lee Phillip at WBBM Channel 2, Frazier Thomas, Bozo and Cooky, which ends with a musical montage set to "One" from the musical "A Chorus Line".

Ending credits:

Musical Director - Don Orlando
Cuddley Duddley Characterizations by Roy Brown
Assistant Director - Barbara Shikami
Executive Producer - Ray Rayner
Directed by Bill Hartmann

Ray Rayner and His Friends - (C)1980, WGN Continental Broadcasting Co.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, January 23rd 1981.

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The noonbreak hostess name is Lee Phillip - Her husband - Bill Bell is creator of the soap opera Bold & the Beautiful for anyone who cares.
Comment posted by RaynerChelvestonMaddux on Tuesday, February 26th 2008 at 5:59pm.

First: Is John Coughlin the son or brother of Dick Coughlin, who was the host of Chicago's Breakfast with Bugs Bunny show on WGN before Ray Rayner took his place as host?

Second: Why didn't Svengoolie (Son of) wish a farewell to Ray Rayner?

Comment posted by dth1971 on Thursday, February 28th 2008 at 7:31pm.

No Son of Svengoolie you say? Perhaps because 32 was 9's direct rival back in that day.
Comment posted by jPHQ on Friday, February 29th 2008 at 12:44am.

Why was Donohue filmed on the Bozo set? And is the Noonbreak host Lee Phillip?
Comment posted by smctopia on Friday, February 29th 2008 at 10:33am.

DOES ANYONE NOTICE THAT , FOR THE LAST AND ONLY TIME , THE RAY RAYNER CLOSING THEME INCLUDES "THAT'S ALL FOLKS..."?
Comment posted by ROGERRENNER on Friday, February 29th 2008 at 2:22pm.

Wow, Jane Byrne looked like someone just shot her dog. How about a smile Janey?

Comment posted by Stevie TV on Thursday, January 26th 2012 at 2:56pm.

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