THE PIX11 Yule LOG CELEBRATES 45 YEARS
THE YULE LOG TO AIR DECEMBER 25
NEW YORK, November 21, 2011 – It wouldn’t be a holiday in New York without the PIX11 Yule Log! The Yule Log, the famous film loop of a burning log in a hearth, has warmed the hearts of` viewers since it debuted on PIX in 1966. To celebrate the fabled fire stick’s 45th anniversary, PIX11 will air The Yule Log (available in HD) from 9am-1pm on Christmas morning, December 25th.
· Viewers can follow the Yule Log on twitter @PIXYULELOG and become a fan of the Official Yule Log on facebook (PIXYuleLog)
· Log merchandise (including “Nice Log!” and “That’s HOT!” boxer shorts) can be found at: http://www.cafepress.com/wpix/
In recent years, The Yule Log has been digitally re-mastered and fully restored. In 2001 the original film was color corrected and cleaned. In 2003, the Log was up-converted to High Definition and PIX11 now airs The Yule Log in HD. In 2006, to celebrate the Log’s 40th anniversary, Lawrence F. “Chip” Arcuri and Joe Malzone, the creators of theyulelog.com, restored the audio of The Yule Log and in 2009, with the assistance of “Chip” Arcuri, PIX11 added a new fourth hour to the program, including 23 classic holiday songs. The fourth hour leads off with Mantovani’s interpretation of Adeste Fideles, a classic that aired on the Yule Log in the late 1960s; now restored back to the program. The new hour adds 9 artists including Bert Kaempfert, Mitch Miller, Bing Crosby, Vic Damone and Johnny Mathis.
In addition, the PIX11 Yule Log will be airing on the following Tribune Broadcasting Stations:
(All broadcast times are for December 25th and are shown in that city's local time)
WXIN/Indianapolis 6-10a WGN/Chicago 2-5a
WPHL/Philadelphia 7a-11a WDCW/DC 11:30a-1:30p
KZJO/Seattle 7a-11a WSFL/Miami 9-11a
WPMT/Harrisburg 5-10a WXMI/Grand Rapids 11-11:30a
Denver/KDVR 10am-11am & 9:30pm-11pm St. Louis/KPLR 4am-7am
KRCW/Portland: Universal Sports/NRCW/32.3 will air the Yule Log for 24 hours straight, starting at midnight on December 24th and ending at midnight at the end of the holiday on December 25th.
KTXL/Sacramento will air the Yule Log on their digital subchannel 40.2 beginning at 8pm on December 24th through 8am on December 25th.
Antenna TV Network - 3-7a (ET)
Founded in 1948 and owned by Tribune Broadcasting, a division of the Tribune Company, WPIX-TV has long been regarded as a groundbreaking station in New York. In September 2006, PIX11 became the flagship station of the CW Television Network, and its successful primetime programming, award winning news, extensive library of hit movies, first-run programs, off-network sitcom favorites, quality children's programming and public affairs shows, as well as outstanding event coverage, have contributed to the station's success. PIX11 has earned nearly 180 Emmy Awards, including two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Morning News Program and multiple Emmy Awards for Outstanding Newscast. The station has been honored with numerous other awards for excellence in reporting, news coverage, public affairs, specials and features. In addition, PIX11 has been the official broadcast television home of the New York Mets since 1999. For more information, please visit www.pix11.com.