Not a real technical comment here, but I'm prefacing some "technical' history that occurred here in the Charlotte market in the 1980s. I'm a fan of classic game shows, so Buzzr (WJZY 46.7) is a favorite channel. I'm pleasantly surprised that Buzzr has been promoting the return of "The Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour" - an ill-fated revival of two popular 70s game shows. The show only lasted ONE season on NBC, 1983-84 - Buzzr airs a marathon of these shows on Sunday, Feb 17. The concept of mashing the two popular shows together (hoping for the same success as Reese's with chocolate and peanut butter) and maybe a chemistry deficiency between its hosts contributed to the show's quick demise. Also if a significant number of NBC affiliates didn't carry the show - as was the case here in Charlotte - that, too, may have aided in its end. However the show was carried here, but by WHKY. For reasons I don't know nor recall from 35 years ago, WCNC (WPCQ at the time) didn't carry it. And maybe the folks over at "36" - like Fred Silverman - hated game shows, as WHKY also carried NBC's "Super Password". Because while the NBC time slots for these shows may not have been ideal for WPCQ, it seems they could have aired it on tape delay in a different slot.
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