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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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Comment posted in McDonald's - "Passport To Riches" (Commercial, 1981) by FuzzyMemories on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 10:04pm CT

Regarding the airdate - I'm unable to confirm ours right now, so you may in fact be correct. I will check into this. Thanks for pointing it out; I'd say our airdate listings overall are still at least 99.5% correct though. :-)


Comment posted in A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving - "Sponsored by..." (1980) by Dth1971 on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 7:40pm CT

On the East Coast, where Dolly Madison is not sold, the sponsor is Peter Paul Cadbury candy bars.


Comment posted in McDonald's - "Passport To Riches" (Commercial, 1981) by Dth1971 on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 7:36pm CT

This aired in Fall 1981, not March 16, 1981.


Comment posted in WCFL AM 1000 - "Fred Winston Does Art Fern" (Commercial, 1981) by Dth1971 on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 7:30pm CT

What was the WCFL "Bribo" contest like?


Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - Chicago Cubs Baseball - "Mayor Jane Byrne Throws Out The First Pitch" (1981) by ER3017 on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 8:56am CT

On 0:00 you'll see a brief snippet of WFLD channel 32 cartoons.


Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - NewsNine - [Partial] Coverage of Sam Giancana Funeral (1975) by ER3017 on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 11:50am CT

Last week Thursday, there was a speaker at my school, who is a recent Wall of Fame Inductee named Don Smarto and he mentioned Giancana as his ''Uncle''. And when I told him about these videos, he would be happy to see them.


Comment posted in WLS Channel 7 - The ABC Thursday Night Movie - "The Return of the King" (Opening & Commercial Break, 1983) by FuzzyMemories on Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 10:23pm CT

MildApplause - This is another occasion when I wish we had Facebook style "Like" buttons on comments because I like your comment. :-) I too have wondered about the stories behind the people. Once in a while I get little glimpses like getting contacted by the kid in the Kraft Macaroni and Cheese commercial, or the little girl in the Jewel commercial, etc.


Comment posted in WLS Channel 7 - The ABC Thursday Night Movie - "The Return of the King" (Opening & Commercial Break, 1983) by MildApplause on Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 8:10pm CT

Every time I see an actor or actress in an old TV commercial, and it's someone who I don't recognize and who maybe never "made it," I always wonder what that person's story ultimately turned out to be.

Like the two ladies here in the Sani-Flush ad. Both very attractive, and especially the brunette had some very endearingly cute and memorable characteristics. At the time both were probably thrilled to have gotten to do a national commercial, but then... ??? Work in theater? Go into writing? Go back to college and learn another trade?

We all have to ultimately find our own way in life. Of all these old commercials, and each of the actors in them, probably many have a fascinating and untold story.


Comment posted in Boxcar Willie - King Of The Road - 20 Great Tracks (Record Offer, 1981) by Detroit4Chicago on Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 8:01pm CT

Willie reminds me not just a "hobo," but he sure a lot looks like Foster Brooks.


Comment posted in WLS Channel 7 - ABC News Special Report - "Death of Bobby Sands" (1981) by Detroit4Chicago on Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 7:57pm CT

I remember vividly this bulletin; it was also a period when I was preoccupied with the notion of death of human beings. I think we changed the channel from watching M*A*S*H and happened to see this. And this came on.

There were reports of Bobby Sands' hunger strike and it was all over the news. When I saw this bulletin, I was asking a lot of unresolved questions thereafter.

It was hard to understand at the time.

A few days later, another IRA member, Francis Hughes, also died of a similar hunger strike. And another, which whose name I can't recall, died soon after also.

Man, I remember this too well....



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