Archive for January 15th, 2013

RADIO SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1945

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Art Linkletter

House Party premiered on CBS Radio January 15, 1945, and ran
weekdays at 4 p.m., three days a week, through January 10, 1947. On 
December 31, 1948 the show switched to ABC Radio where it ran till
December 30, 1949. It returned to CBS Radio days later, making it’s
longest continued run from January 2, 1950 to October 13, 1967. The
audience participation show was hosted Art Linkletter. The Sponsors
included General Electric, Pillsbury, and Lever Brothers.

 

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A PORTLAND LANDMARK SINCE 1946!

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The original location of the famous family steak house at S.E.103 & Stark St.

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From left: Art and Dick Sayler

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Early facility at 105th and S.E. Stark St.

Art and Dick Sayler began operating the original Old Country Kitchen at 103rd
and Southeast Stark. With only 60 seats and four employees they served 17,000
dinners in that first year! The soon ran out of seating capacity, so they moved to
a larger facility at the present location of 105th and Southeast Stark in 1951.

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NUMBER-ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1972!

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Original Sheet Music

Don McLean’s signature song was in the top spot on Billboard’s
Hot 100 for a total of four weeks.

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Don McLean became 67 in October

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NEWS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY!

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LEGENDARY DRUMMER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1909

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   Eugene Bertram "Gene" Krupa (January 15, 1909 – October 16, 1973)

Krupa was a jazz and big band drummer with Benny Goodman and Tommy
Dorsey. He went against his parents’ wishes of him joining the priesthood
to pursue a music career instead. In 1978, Krupa became the first drummer
inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame.

 

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