Audio Vault: WTTV Commercial Break (9/27/1972)

Here’s audio from a September 27th, 1972 commercial break aired on independent television station WTTV (Channel 4) in Indianapolis, Indiana:

This particular commercial break aired following an episode of Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. in off-network syndication on WTTV. I don’t know what time of day the episode aired. Included are two commercials, a PSA for the Indiana State Employment Service, and a local station ID.

Here’s a transcript:

[Twinkie Commercial] “‘Ya-hoo! Hurry. Here comes Twinkie the Kid now.’ ‘Twinkie! They’re blowing up the bridge!’ ‘Oh, yeah? Climb aboard. Here’s your reward.’ ‘Yay! Hostess Twinkie.’ ‘Great taste.’ ‘Mmm. Cream filling.’ ‘You get a big delight in every bite of Hostess Twinkie.'”

[Thrifty-Mart Commercial] “Important food announcement. ‘In these days of confusing prices, all food stores are saying they have the lowest prices. But do they? Now, Thrifty Mart says we will not be undersold on any advertised grocery item from any other food chain. And we back it up with a double your money back guarantee. This week at Thrifty-Mart, Bonnie enriched white sliced bread in a one pound loaf is only 16 cents. Just 16 cents.’ Remember, Thrifty-Mart, open twenty-four hours with the lowest price policy in town.”

[Indiana State Employment Service PSA] “September is back to school time for the wise teenager. The Indiana State Employment Service says to ensure your future in today’s tight job market, stay in school.”

[WTTV Station ID] WTTV Channel 4, one of the nation’s leading independent television stations.”

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: Wednesday, September 27th, 1972
Network: N/A
Station: WTTV (Channel 4, Indianapolis)


3 Comments

  • Jon says:

    Was this clip from Tuesday, September 26, 1972 or Wednesday, September 27, 1972? You list both dates in different places, as well as stating that September 26 fell on a Wednesday instead of a Tuesday.

    I checked http://www.newspapers.com for the ANDERSON [Indiana] HERALD again and found that GOMER PYLE, USMC aired at 6 PM weekdays, right after THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW, which you shared recently.

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