Originally Posted by foxeng
For those interested, in about a month, WGHP will celebrate 50 years of broadcasting. It has been quite a ride, even before the station went on the air. The tower was about 3/4 of the way built when they found a crack in the very bottom section and the tower had to be dismantled and restacked. That is why it went on the air in October and not September as was originally plan.
The delay kept "Wide World of Sports", among other programs, off the air in the Triad for several weeks. WFMY had abandoned its ABC shows and filled the time with other programming.
Once on the air, strange things happened,
The first program was an introductory , giving information about the station to the viewers. That was followed by the first station ID, and the first network show. But, the ID did not come off just right.The announcer evidently had forgotten what station he was IDing, and what city it was in. Then the first network show did not air in its entirety.
My favorite was a little while on after this........during the late afternoon Tarzan showing, the movie audio stopped, and, was replaced by a familiar voice, seemingly showing someone around the new station's facilities. Presently, this was heard: "And over there is the audioman, he ain't worth a &%^(#....then audio off, soon restored to Tarzan.