Archive for December 28th, 2013

SCHOOL ENDED ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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Frances Horwich

Ding Dong School, known as "the nursery school of the air", was a half-hour
children’s television show which began November 24, 1952 on WNBQ-TV
(now WMAQ-TV) in Chicago, Illinois a few months before its four-year run
on NBC.

A precursor to both Sesame Street and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the
show was hosted live by “Miss Frances" (above). At one point it was the most
popular TV series aimed at preschoolers.

 

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POPULAR RADIO PERSONALITY TO RETIRE!

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Bob Miller behind the morning microphone at KPAM

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1979

Bob Miller’s final air gig on KPAM – AM 860 will Friday, Jan. 3 from
7 to 10 a.m. Ending a 10 year stint with the station. Thank you Bob
and good luck!

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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY~

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Ross Simpson

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Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. is 59 today

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JET CRASH IN PORTLAND ON THIS DAY IN 1978

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  A United Airlines Douglas DC-8-71

The Douglas DC-8 of United Airlines Flight 173, similar to above, was en route from Denver to Portland International Airport on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 1978. An alarm indicating a landing gear malfunction forced the plane to circle the Portland area 
while the problem was investigated by the crew. The big jet ran out fuel within an
hour and crash landed in a sparsely populated area near 157th and East Burnside, 
killing 10 and seriously injuring 24 of the 189 passengers who were aboard the jet..

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