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Old 08-09-2008, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Deer Park, OH
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goyguy, when I was a teenager a pal of mine and I were at some cheesy local festival when, from around the snow-cone machine, stepped Bob Braun. We were so stunned to see him in person, my friend blurted out, "Look! It's Bob F-ing Braun!"

Bob looked over at us, flashed that TV smile of his, gave us the Queen Elizabeth wave, and continued on his way . . . .

We still laugh about this . . .
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Old 08-09-2008, 03:55 PM
 
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Default Dennis Wholey

Dennis Wholey deserves mention, as well. In his brief tenure on
Cincinnati television, he hosted one or two talk shows as well as
a program that might have been described as Cincinnati's answer
to Dick Cavett.

Wholey's guests included controversial authors and comedians -
definitely unlike the kinds of guests that the 50/50 Club might
have hosted at the time. Topics covered during his interviews
probably hit local nerves - Wholey's show was cancelled and
ended abruptly, his star fading as quickly as it flared. He soon
founded a new interview show in Detroit, where he was much
better received.

I cannot remember the precise sequence of shows, but his
original interview show was probably "12:00 Noon", which was
later moved an hour earlier and dubbed "11:00 Noon". As his
popularity grew, a brief late-evening show debuted called
"11:00 Noon at 10:00" (!). His final series in Cincinnati was a
late-afternoon talk show which was probably meant to compete
with Mike Douglas. The show was syndicated and briefly
appeared in a number of cities in the Midwest.

Does anyone else remember Wholey's Cincinnati shows? I recall
author Gwen Davis and comedian Robert ("Uncle Dirty") Altman,
as well as musician Wayne Cochran. I also remember an
an interview with him in the Enquirer's Sunday magazine, ca. 1968.
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Old 08-10-2008, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Deer Park, OH
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I wonder if anyone here was smart enough to appear on the WLWT high-schoolers quiz show "It's Academic"? (Full disclosure: I wasn't.)
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Old 08-10-2008, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Deer Park, OH
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Default Mark Sebastian

Wasn't he the guy who closed each show by whispering into the mike, "I want to see each of you. . . completely . . . naked"?

He appeared at my high school in the mid-70s to take questions about rocknrollnsexndrugs from the assembled students, and one kid stood and asked him why he played so much immoral music on his show. Just about brought down the house!
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Old 08-10-2008, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Oxford, OH
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I was on the Uncle Al show when I was about five. Wow did I think that was exciting. But my mom heard him grumble as he left the stage and she was not happy. But we watched that every week day.
I also remember the Ruth Lyons. She brought toys around to the hospitals and I remember being in one Christmas in the Middleton hospital and she brought me a stuffed toy. I think I was about four or five.
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Old 08-10-2008, 07:15 PM
 
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Anybody remember Myles Foland?

He was on radio and/or TV in the 60's. I had an apartment on Calhoun St in the 60's and his daughter lived above us.
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Old 08-12-2008, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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I wonder if anyone here was smart enough to appear on the WLWT high-schoolers quiz show "It's Academic"? (Full disclosure: I wasn't.)
I wasn't either, lol. But I still remember the theme music, and how the three panelists from each high school stood at podiums (podia?) modeled after "To Tell the Truth," "Jeopardy," etc. Sure was funny in those days of dirty-preppie and raggedy-hippie styles to see the kids stroll onto the stage in their best suits & ties or skirts & blouses! My eyes were riveted to the black-and-white Motorola screen the day one of my babysitters appeared on the program as a contestant representing OLA. If you know what those letters stand for, you're too old.
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Deer Park, OH
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the day one of my babysitters appeared on the program as a contestant representing OLA. If you know what those letters stand for, you're too old.
Our Lady of Angels!

Now I'll take "Defunct Cincinnati Parochial Schools" for 50, please . . . .
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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Our Lady of Angels!

Now I'll take "Defunct Cincinnati Parochial Schools" for 50, please . . . .
"I'm sorry, that is incorrect."
<boop boop boop>
"Goyguy?"
"What is 'Our Lady of the Angels,' Alex?"
"Yes!"
"I'll take 'Inanimate Characters from Cincinnati Kids' TV' for 20 points"
"Very well. Listen to this portion of a song, and name the puppet which sang it..."

H'looo Uncle
H'looo Captain
I have no bananas today!
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Old 08-14-2008, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Deer Park, OH
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H'looo Uncle
H'looo Captain
I have no bananas today!
"Who is Ernie the Chimp?"
"Correct!"
"OK. I'll take 'Musical Acts from Cincinnati TV' for 10."
"Here goes. Name the house orchestra from the 'Paul Dixon Show.'"
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