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Welcome To Case's Column

Let me say a big welcome to all of you for joining me here. I'm going to call these blog meetings Case's Column. I wanted to use "Corner", but that was already taken. Since 2008, it's been a real privilege to come on here and share some of my life with you, and it's a big world where we live.

In these blogs, I'll just speak whatever is on my mind, but we will be playing within the rules here. I may pick a particular topic, point out an event, or shoot the breeze. I'm a little bit of an essayist at times, so I'll just speak what's on my mind, and I might tell a story or two. Or, I might spew out an opinion or three. There will be some serious moments, some tender, some poignant, but there will also be those moments that you'll just bust out laughing. But, hopefully, everything will be in good fun here. And, of course, there's a place below for your comments and thoughts as we go along here. So feel free to join me for the ride -- I sure as heck hope I'm doing this right and not making any mistakes.

Thanks for taking your time in reading Case's Column. Hopefully, you'll enjoy being entertained by it as much as I've enjoyed putting these writings together. And thanks for the time you spend in City-Data.com, where it's great to be alive!

Regards,

case44

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A Look At The Past With A North Texas Connection

Posted 02-20-2022 at 07:32 PM by case44


Back in the late-1960s, a short-lived game show had made inroads onto television via syndication. It was a Chuck Barris-created quiz show entitled, "The Game Game".

Yeah, I know. Stupid name for a game show, but its concept actually was quite good, and also thought-provoking.

In the following YouTube vid, you'll see a couple of people who have something in common. Before they made names for themselves on television, they worked at the same radio station in Fort Worth in the early-1960s.

First, take a look at the following vid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me1sDc_nVFc&t=48s

There are two guys with that connection which I spoke of. Jim McKrell, the host of Game Game and, eventually, Celebrity Sweepstakes on NBC-TV a few years later, became a television personality. George Carlin, seen as a panelist for the only time on any game show in TV history, would become a successful comedian. They both once worked together at the legendary KXOL-AM (then on 1360) in Fort Worth during its all-important heyday years. Carlin was a deejay and McKrell did the news. Comedian Jack Burns also got his start in radio working with Carlin before they hit it big in California.

Great nostalgia.
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