Audio Vault: WJBK-TV Commercial Break (6/7/1969)

Here’s audio from a June 7th, 1969 commercial break broadcast on CBS affiliate WJBK-TV (Channel 2) in Detroit, Michigan:

This particular commercial break aired on Saturday, June 7th, 1969. It aired following the closing credits to The Jackie Gleason Show (7:30-8:30PM ET) and before the opening credits to My Three Sons (8:30-9PM ET). Included are a CBS network ID, three commercials, and a local station ID for WJBK-TV, branded as TV2.

Here’s a transcript:

[Network ID] “This is CBS.”

[WJBK-TV News Promo] “John Kelly, TV2 News. A peaceful occupation of the headquarters of the Michigan Senate of the Presbyterian Church took place today in Detroit. We’ll have the story tonight on the 11 O’Clock Report of Eyewitness News.”

[Mobil Commercial] “Play Mobil’s new game: International Flags. With the right flags, you can win from 50 cents to 5,000 dollars. And maybe have the world at your doorstep.”

[Arby’s Commercial] “Get a free, 25 cent packet of Burpee seeds with your next order of Arby’s delicious roast beef sandwiches today through next Sunday. And Jamocha shakes are only 11 cents with your Arby’s.”

[Gatorade Commercial] “During a fast set of tennis, nothing quenches your thirst like Gatorade. You can drink all you want. Gatorade. The big thirst quencher for active people.”

[Station ID] “TV2 Detroit.”

This audio comes from a collection of reel-to-reel audio tapes used to record network and local TV programs between 1967 and 1972.

About This Recording

Source: Reel-to-reel audio tape
Date: Saturday, June 7th, 1969
Network: CBS
Station: WJBK-TV (Channel 2, Detroit)


1 Comment

  • charles perry says:

    Can you believe you could get a milkshake for 11 cents? I have fond memories of Arby’s before they became a punch line. Anyone remember the 10-gallon hat signs that said “Arby’s Roast Beef Sandwich is Delicious”?

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