Audio Vault: WRTV Commercial Break (12/25/1972)

Here’s audio from a December 25th, 1972 commercial break aired on NBC affiliate WRTV (Channel 6) in Indianapolis, IN:

This particular commercial break aired during NBC Nightly News (6:30-7PM ET). Included is a commercial and an NBC network promotional spot.

Here’s a transcript:

[Alka-Seltzer Commercial] “I said to the man, ‘Give me the stuffed peppers.’ He says, ‘You’re making a big mistake.’ I says, ‘But I love stuffed peppers.’ He says, ‘You’re making a big mistake.’ I said, ‘Listen, I know what I want and I want the stuffed peppers.’ I made a big mistake. Took some Alka-Seltzer. Alka-Seltzer starts to work as you drink it to settle your upset stomach. For your upset stomach, and headache, take Alka-Seltzer. Don’t make a big mistake. Take Alka-Seltzer.”

[NBC Promotional Spot] “First, the New Year’s Parade Salute, a 90-minute holiday special. Then the 84th Tournament of Roses parade from Pasadena with John Wayne as Grand Marshall. Football action later in the Rose Bowl. The undefeated Trojans from USC take on the rugged Big 10 champs from Ohio State. Then down to Miami for the Orange Bowl where the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame battle the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The parade beginning at 10AM, 9 central time. Football action beginning at 4:45, 3:45 central time. Right here on NBC.

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: Monday, December 25th, 1972
Network: NBC
Station: WRTV (Channel 6, Indianapolis)


1 Comment

  • charles perry says:

    Alka Seltzer used to have the best commercials. Remember “Spicy Meatball”, “Try It, You’ll Like It”, and of course we can’t forget “I Can’t Believe I Ate That Whole Thing [You Ate It, Ralph].

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