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(Date Posted:12/17/2016 16:08)

Just wanted to ask,when Did PIX Remove Eddie Dunsleder's "God Rest Ye Merry,Gentlemen"? I'm guessing the Mid '70's,but not sure..I do know,for a while,they did use one of Ronnie Aldrich's 1964 tunes as the Bumper.
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RE:When did WPIX Remove the Bumper Theme (1966-?)
(Date Posted:12/17/2016 22:32)


In the early '80s.


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RE:When did WPIX Remove the Bumper Theme (1966-?)
(Date Posted:12/19/2016 07:53)

Hi Chip!  "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" has always been one of my favorite carols, so Michael Boyce's post prompted me to Google to see if I could hear that Eddie Dunsleder version.

But I was surprised to strike out completely; not even a hit for the post in this forum:

      "Your search - Eddie Dunsleder - did not match any documents."

Do I have the name spelled correctly?

P.S.  What's a "bumper"?

P.P.S. Found it!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Vd2GewLZW4

But I'll be danged if I could figure out how to insert the youtube player into my message


(Message edited by CluelessInSeattle On 12/19/2016 08:18)
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RE:When did WPIX Remove the Bumper Theme (1966-?)
(Date Posted:12/19/2016 15:19)


I didn't notice that Michael misspelled Eddie's last name, Will. The correct spelling is Dunstedter.

And to insert a YouTube video, just use the YouTube icon in the options at the top.



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RE:When did WPIX Remove the Bumper Theme (1966-?)
(Date Posted:12/19/2016 19:28)

Hi again, Chip!

I tried using that YouTube button, but couldn't figure out what to do next.

I got a "Search" box, but what do I put into it?

When I typed in Eddie Dunstedter God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen  and clicked on "Search" I got a window filled with icons for a bunch of Christmas songs, but none of them was for the "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen."  The first two were for "Eddie Dunstedter - Christmas Candy" and "Eddie Dunstedter - Christmas Medley."  But  those were the only two Eddie Dunstedter tunes in the window.

What am I doing wrong?


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RE:When did WPIX Remove the Bumper Theme (1966-?)
(Date Posted:12/19/2016 22:39)


You did the right thing, Will; but sometimes certain videos do not come up using the Aimoo YouTube search function.


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RE:When did WPIX Remove the Bumper Theme (1966-?)
(Date Posted:12/22/2016 20:44)

Chip,
Am I mistaken, or were there bumpers stating something about the fireplace being taped/filmed from Gracie Mansion?  I want to say this was in the 1970's.

I think I asked something about this around the time the 3-hour soundtrack was restored.  And because the information about the California reshoot.  I remembered an announcementend on WPIX stating it was from beautiful  Gracie Mansion.
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RE:When did WPIX Remove the Bumper Theme (1966-?)
(Date Posted:12/23/2016 00:35)


That's correct, Susan. The original hour and half-hourly announcements by WPIX staff announcer Ralph Lowenstein did indeed reference Gracie Mansion. And even after the new footage was re-shot in California in 1970, those same announcements aired on the broadcast -- and they did so well into the 1970s.

The reason why WPIX did not change the announcements is because, as proud as they were of the new Yule Log footage, they were not so eager for New Yorker's to know that the new Yule Log fireplace was filmed in California. So it was a bit of subterfuge on their part.



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RE:When did WPIX Remove the Bumper Theme (1966-?)
(Date Posted:12/23/2016 20:16)

Thank you Chip,
Glad to know my memory hasn't completely failed me yet, and hope it won't.

Do any of those bumpers still exist today?
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RE:When did WPIX Remove the Bumper Theme (1966-?)
(Date Posted:12/24/2016 00:22)


Yes they do, Susan, in my archives.


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RE:When did WPIX Remove the Bumper Theme (1966-?)
(Date Posted:12/24/2016 09:39)

Oh okay, probably something that can't be shared due to Copyright.
I wish we had VCR's back in the 1960's and early 1970's  I do know that commercial VTR's were around and the tapes were on large spools.  I think the tapes were 3 or 4 inches across, trying to remember my Middle School days when I got to work in the Media Resource Center and would be able to cue up video for a particular classroom and they could see it on the Monitors.

I don't remember the specific programs, but do remember that what was recorded still had to Cigarrette commercials in them.
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