WICC-TV - was Is WBZ AM-TV
Paul B. Walker, Jr.
Tue Nov 18 16:57:19 EST 2008
I've been friends with Michael Collins for years, but haven't ehard the
story about WICC-TV and The $100 in years, so I couldn't rememebr exact what
the story behind it was.
On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 6:26 AM, Bill Dillane <email@example.com> wrote:
> > A similar situation occured in Bridgeport, CT at WICC-TV (Channel 43) in
> > 1960. The first caller to Channel 43 within the allotted time would win
> > crisp new $100 bill. Nobody called. The next day, WICC-TV went silent,
> > with the FCC's blessing.
> >I believe it was Morgan Kayolian who was the one who made the offer right?
> >He was a traffic reporter for years.
> >Michael Collins told me that story once!
> According to WICC's website, Bob Crane made the offer on his TV show. But
> Morgan Kayolian did skits on Bob's show, so I think Morgan provided the
> money and actually showed it. Also, Michael Collins is an expert on CT
> broadcast history, and worked with Morgan at WICC. :)
> Channel 43 info
> Morgan Kaolian at WICC
> Bob Crane at WICC
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