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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 Two Guys From Muck (Opening, 1982) by ER3017 on Saturday, March 28th, 2015 at 8:23pm CT

Here's something that will surprise you: https://youtu.be/rFHEFJieooU


Comment posted in WFLD Channel 32 - News - "TelePrompTer ScRewUp" (1991?) by Detroit4Chicago on Saturday, March 28th, 2015 at 7:25pm CT

"Let's get it nailed down somebody, let's (er) .... find out." - Frank Reynolds.


Comment posted in WMBD Channel 31 - 31 News Alive (Preview & Opening, 1978) by LaPrincess on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 at 10:08pm CT

I was only in second grade but remember this. I probably heard about this in CCD since I was in second grade.


Comment posted in WTTW Channel 11 - "Profane Pledge" (1980) by Detroit4Chicago on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 at 5:01pm CT

Idk... if these ended up on TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes, they'd get on but bleeped.


Comment posted in WTTW Channel 11 - "Profane Pledge" (1980) by Dth1971 on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 at 9:03pm CT

Doubtful Dick Clark and Ed McMahon could have used those MASH bloopers.


Comment posted in WBBM Channel 2 - Seal of Good Practice, SSB, & Station Sign-Off (1981) by ER3017 on Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 at 7:39pm CT

@ChrisBCritter- It has been in color the film lol.


Comment posted in WBBM Channel 2 - Seal of Good Practice, SSB, & Station Sign-Off (1981) by Detroit4Chicago on Saturday, March 21st, 2015 at 9:27pm CT

@ER3017- Thanks for the info from the schedule. With a two-hour feature (The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell) including a few commercial spots in between, it does take up a lot of time to force a station like WBBM-TV to cancel the sermonette.

CBS O&O's were notorious for their Late Show lineups circa 1979-1980 IMHO. In places like NYC, Philly and Chicago, it was most common. But in LA, it was variable and in St. Louis, schedules were "normal:" between 1 and 3 in the morning, especially on Sundays.


Comment posted in WTTW Channel 11 - Summerfest '79 (Pledge Break #2, 1979) by Smctopia on Saturday, March 21st, 2015 at 12:30pm CT

I just heard a song by Jane Olivor on MeTv radio!


Comment posted in WBBM Channel 2 - Seal of Good Practice, SSB, & Station Sign-Off (1981) by ChrisBCritter on Friday, March 20th, 2015 at 5:25am CT

Interesting - I remember once seeing The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell aired in black and white around this date. Next time I saw it I was surprised to see it was in color! Wonder how that happened?


Comment posted in WBBM Channel 2 - Seal of Good Practice, SSB, & Station Sign-Off (1981) by ER3017 on Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 6:29pm CT

@Detroit4Chicago- It is the second showing of "The Late Show"; they were airing "The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell" at 3:30am and probably signed off at about 5:30am. Here's the schedule.


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