Insurance company spots (was: American Top 40 Theme)

Chip Austin
Wed Dec 24 16:38:36 EST 2003

I wonder if the real reason might have been that Freihofer's was a huge
sponsor on WRGB. Remember the Freddy Freihofer Show? I was on it once;
even got a "squiggle."

- Chip

"A. Joseph Ross" wrote:
> This reminds me of something I didn't quite understand at the time, but back in the mid-
> 1950s, when I lived in the Albany area, every Wednesday, WRGB in Schenectady would
> blank out the national commercials on Howdy Doody in favor of local commercials.  This
> apparently was because Wonder Bread and Hostess Cupcakes was the sponsor on
> Wednesdays, and they weren't sold in the Albany area.  I suspect that was also the reason
> that WRGB didn't carry Howdy Doody when it moved from weekdays to Saturday morning in
> 1956.

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