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 during an episode of The Jackie Gleason Show (7:30-8:30PM ET). Included are two commercials.

Here’s a transcript:

[6-12 Insect Repellent Commercial] “This life guard has volunteered to show you how famous 6-12 Insect Repellent keeps bugs from biting. We spray one side with 6-12, leave the other unprotected. Now, we turn loose these hungry mosquitoes. Watch. The unprotected skin gets bitten again and again. But look. 6-12 keeps mosquitoes from biting. And it lasts for hours. Spray on 6-12 Insect Repellent. It keeps biting bugs from biting you.”

[Pall Mall Gold Cigarettes Commercial] “‘Decisions decisions. Do I want good, rich flavor or one that’s lower in tar than the best-selling filtered king?’ Wait. Now one cigarette gives you both. Pall Mall Gold. Newest U.S. government figures show Pall Mall Gold 100’s lower in tar than the best-selling filtered king. Yes, it’s longer than king-size yet lower in tar than the best-selling filtered king. Longer, yet milder, smoother tasting. Pall Mall Gold. Pall Mall menthol, too.

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

  • James Shell says:

    I remember both of those commercials. I always pitied the poor schmuck who had to stick his arm in the mosquito cage and get bitten again and again. Hope he got paid well for it. And “decisions, decisions” became a catch phrase after it was used in the Pall Mall commercials.

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