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Friday, February 24th, 2017
45 Years Ago Today

Here's something interesting - a radio spot that apparently aired on WCFL for WFLD Channel 32 - "Catch 32!" was the slogan, promoting their movie airings.

The "Catch 32!" slogan was used on February 25, 1972 according to newspaper records.

WFLD Channel 32 - "Catch 32!" (Radio Spot, 1972)

Here's something interesting - a radio spot that apparently aired on WCFL for WFLD Channel 32 - "Catch 32!" was the slogan, promoting their movie airings.

The "Catch 32!" slogan was used on February 25, 1972 according to newspaper records.

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This was actually from the early 70s, and I recall seeing the pring ads on Chicago Tribune's microfilm while I was at my college's library. The ads also had the 32 logo that was used until 1974 (the one we see on the video screen is the 1974-78 one)
Comment posted by jPHQ on Saturday, March 22nd 2008 at 4:20am.

That Kaiser-era "32" logo had been first used in '74? Geez, it seemed that all of WFLD's logos were a year or two behind in terms of adoption after a new owner, up to the point when Fox took over Metromedia's TV stations in 1986.
Comment posted by W.B. on Saturday, March 22nd 2008 at 5:05am.

At the least, it would be from before February of 1976. WCFL dropped its Top 40 format on March 15th of that year, and they pretty well stopped new production and/or promotion once they announced the format change in late February.

I expect that this was just a bed track...it sounds as if the actual program promotion would be a voice-over by the DJ or another announcer.

I wonder if, in all the miles of WCFL and WLS aircheck tape out there, an actual broadcast version of this clip might exist?

Comment posted by SuperCFL on Saturday, March 22nd 2008 at 8:24am.

SuperCFL,thanks for the date on that.Catchy jingle Ch 32 did.But at first,I thought the "Catch 32" slogan was used in the early '70's as I saw the slogan in TV Guide ads for "The Rifileman","Sea Hunt","Screaming Yellow Theatre",etc.

Comment posted by SoxOnTV44 on Saturday, March 22nd 2008 at 8:33am.

Surprisingly enough since I have the TV guide ads from 1972 and 1973, I checked out every ad in my collection.
Comment posted by ChitownTVFan on Saturday, March 22nd 2008 at 1:13pm.

Channel 32 showed "Sea Hunt"? I always thought it was an exclusive stable of WGN. But, then again, I was probably only a toddler then.
Comment posted by armitagenlowell on Saturday, March 22nd 2008 at 1:52pm.

Never heard these before. Very interesting!
Comment posted by MATSYLPOFF on Sunday, March 23rd 2008 at 7:12pm.

Silly advertisement.
Comment posted by MIKEPROSPECT on Tuesday, April 15th 2008 at 5:56pm.

GREAT PIECE OF CHICAGO TELEVISION HISTORY! CATCHY JINGLE.
Comment posted by 69TH&STONY on Sunday, May 4th 2008 at 5:46pm.

Steve Jajkowski posted a newspaper clip from 1972 with the "Catch 32" movies listed as "The Horrible Dr. Hitchcock" and "Cure of the Faceless Man" on Screaming Yellow Theater 10:30 PM Friday.
Comment posted by Szake on Sunday, May 26th 2013 at 7:59pm.

According to the epguide, those movies aired on Feb 25 72.
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Sunday, May 26th 2013 at 8:24pm.

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