Category: vintage television

70′s/80′s local television movie programs

1. KTXL-TV, Sacramento, California, 1988
2. KTXL-TV, Sacramento, California, 70′s
3. WFLD-TV, Chicago Illinois, 1983
4. WJZ-TV, Baltimore, Maryland, 1987
5. WNEW-TV, New York City, New York, 80′s
6. WJKW-TV, Cleveland, Ohio, 1983
7. WABC-TV, New York City, New York, 1979
8. KTLA-TV, Los Angeles, California, 1981

1985 WPTT-TV Station ID, 1985.

(via: YouTube)

70′s/80′s/90′s Local Television Valentine’s Day Station IDs/Bumpers

1. KTLA-TV, Los Angeles, California, unknown year
2. WLS-TV, Chicago, Illinois, 70′s
3. WFTV-TV, Orlando, Florida, 1986
4. WCBS-TV, New York City, New York, 1989
5. WESH-TV, Daytona Beach/Orlando, Florida, 1986
6. KIMA-TV, Yakima, Washington, 1996


Scream-In on Channel 19

50′s, 60′s and 70′s Yellow Electronics Part 3


Part 1 (•) Part 2 (•)


Betty White photographed by Wallace Seawell, 1958.  

70′s/80′s Local Television New Year’s Station IDs/Bumpers

1. KABC-TV, Los Angeles, California, 1972
2. KABC-TV, Los Angeles, California, 1975
3. WGN-TV, Chicago, Illinois, 1981
4. WABC-TV, New York City, New York, 1982
5. WABC-TV, New York City, New York, 1983
6. WMAR-TV, Baltimore, Maryland, 1984
7. WGHP-TV, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1985
8. KYW-TV, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1986
9. WGN-TV, Chicago, Illinois, 1988
10. KABC-TV, Los Angeles, California, 1989


70′s/80′s Local Television Hanukkah Station IDs/Bumpers

1. KTLA-TV, Los Angeles, California, unknown year
2. KVBC-TV, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1982
3. WNBC-TV, New York City, New York, 80′s
4. WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1983
5. WMAQ-TV, Chicago, Illinois, 1977
6. WJZ-TV, Baltimore, Maryland, 1982
7. WJBK-TV, Detroit, Michigan, 1985
8. KTVU-TV, Oakland/San Francisco, California, 1987


Test cards (or test patterns) of old. Ah, I remember the 7th one best. Of course, on our 1970s television it didn’t look as sharp—more like image 8. Young people: imagine having to wait for a cartoon or movie to start on TV, and seeing this test card. The image was like a promise: like some kind of foreplay. As you were waiting, you studied the colors, the shapes, the patterns, you started seeing things the way you see figures in clouds—and just then the show started.

Test Card F (image 5) is probably the most famous one.