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Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
36 Years Ago Today

Here's another ending of the Outdoor Sportsman program on WCIU Channel 26. Features Joe Wyer giving some info about a fishing trip at the Channel Lake Boat House he will be attending the next day, along with Bill Radke (sp?) from WTAQ. You can see the WCIU people accidentally cut to some other program - looks like someone dancing - before they go to the end credits.

Anyone know what the ending music is?

Outdoor Sportsman was on Saturdays at 5:30 PM, right before Eddie Korosa's Polka Party. In the early-to-mid 70's Outdoor Sportsman aired on WSNS Channel 44.

Also features a WCIU-TV Channel 26 Station ID slide at the end (voiceover by Bill O'Connor)

Outdoor Sportsman
Copyright 1978 Wyco Enterprises of Illinois
With Joe Wyer.

"Good hunting, fishing, camping, and boating..."

This aired on July 28, 1979.

WCIU Channel 26 - Outdoor Sportsman - "Small Screw-Up" (Ending, 1979)

Here's another ending of the Outdoor Sportsman program on WCIU Channel 26. Features Joe Wyer giving some info about a fishing trip at the Channel Lake Boat House he will be attending the next day, along with Bill Radke (sp?) from WTAQ. You can see the WCIU people accidently cut to some other program - looks like someone dancing - before they go to the end credits.

Anyone know what the ending music is?

Outdoor Sportsman was on Saturdays at 5:30pm, right before Eddie Korosa's Polka Party. (in the early-to-mid 70's Outdoor Sportsman aired on WSNS Channel 44)

Also features a WCIU-TV Channel 26 Station ID slide at the end (voiceover by Bill O'Connor)

Outdoor Sportsman
Copyright 1978 Wyco Enterprises of Illinois
With Joe Wyer.

"Good hunting, fishing, camping, and boating..."

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, July 28th 1979.

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Viewer Comments

Disco Duck...HUNTING! >P
I think Joe was shooting at Rick Dees in that outro. ;)

Comment posted by armitagenlowell on Saturday, September 12th 2009 at 4:53pm.

That's one of the Outdoor Sportsman Dancers getting warmed up. Wyer wanted to give "Solid Gold" some competition.
Comment posted by T.K. on Sunday, September 13th 2009 at 7:14am.

:-)
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Sunday, September 13th 2009 at 5:49pm.

Joe Wyer was a good guy who self produced a weekly local sportsman show. He did it in the Stock Market Observer studio at WCIU's Board of Trade studios. This meant it was done live with a single camera. Yet he managed to do some very informative shows for the local hunters and fishers. Seems that in this show he used a cheap TV production trick of using slides as a background in chroma key to insert himself into the slide. Slides were very much cheaper to produce than remote video production back in 1979.

Joe died in a hunting accident sometime in the early 80's. The show was removed from the air. The show was done live on saturday and was done in the SMO studio because Polka Party was being prepped in the larger two camera studio. Once he skinned a dear live on air on top of the desk the SMO guys used as their anchor position. He was a good natured guy who totally understood that the production facilities at WCIU were very basic and he worked around them to produce a decent show.

Comment posted by telefrank on Monday, September 14th 2009 at 11:32am.

Joe Wyer died in a plane crash in Quebec in 1985, while returning from a hunting trip:

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1985-10-03/news/8503070305_1_caribou-police-officers-trips

Comment posted by SuperCFL on Friday, November 2nd 2012 at 8:22pm.

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Smctopia - Are you still having problems playing the entire clip? (I'm waiting on posting new clips until we have these issues worked out - I really wanted to move forward with the new file format)


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It still has only buffered about 1:14 and the audio is not synced to the picture.


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