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Good Morning, It’s Knight - Sales brochure

February 5th, 2010

I have a few pieces of old time radio memorabilia in my collection, so here's another non-audio bit of otr for you to enjoy.

This is a sales brochure for "Good Morning, It's Knight", a program originating at WJZ in New York.  It tells an unusual story about a contest promotion on the show that has to do with Paul Whiteman, a rooster, and picketing women from the Hollywood Model School.

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WJZ was the flagship station for the Blue Network of the National Broadcasting Company until the formation of ABC in the mid-1940s.  WJZ changed its call sign to WABC in 1953.  (WJZ is currently the name of a Baltimore radio station.)

The brochure is undated, but is likely from around 1947 - the dates mentioned for the contest match up to a 1946 calendar.

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  • polistra

    That’s purely wonderful. The rooster thing is a silly publicity stunt, of course, but the pamphlet showed why we call those times the Golden Age.

    “Alma Kitchell on her lively program for women … Patt Barnes and his charming fifteen minutes of philosophy and poetry.” And Paul Whiteman, who kept classical music alive and new in America.

    All part of a *commercial* station, and all irretrievably lost.

    Feb 7, 2010 at 12:30 am
  • KL from NYC

    In addition to listening to OTR and reading the history and interviews, little things like this help to fill in the blanks to get a clearer picture of the era. Actually, the publicity stunts then were more obvious than now, but not a lot different.

    Jun 21, 2010 at 8:56 pm