Syracuse Television

Syracuse Television

by Christie Casciano Burns, Tim Fox, Lou Gulino


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Syracuse Television features the zaniness of Baron Daemon, lessons from the Magic Toy Shop, and live fun from Jim Deline and the Gang and The Markert Place.

Central New Yorkers have been treated to many memorable television moments since December 1, 1948, when WHEN-TV Channel 8 signed on the air for the first time. In a record 16 days after equipment arrived at its 101 Court Street site, the station was miraculously up and running. Syracuse's pioneer broadcasters were eager to explore this bold, new world with programs that would entertain, educate, and inform. Over the years, personalities and programs became familiar to Central New Yorkers. There was news coverage from Fred Hillegas, Ron Curtis, Rod Wood, and Carrie Lazarus and weather forecasts from Stormy Meredith, Big Al Roker, Dave Eichorn, and Wayne Mahar.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738598345
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 03/25/2013
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,200,919
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Veteran anchor and reporter Christie Casciano is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a popular children's author. Tim Fox is a longtime reporter and producer who developed the morning show Bridge Street. Lou Gulino has more than 30 years experience in the Syracuse market, working at one time or another at WTVH, WSTM, and WSYR. Sources for images come from the Onondaga Historical Association, most local stations, newspaper archives, and personal photographs.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Remember WHEN 9

2 Curly's Kingdom 41

3 Colorful Channel 9 65

4 In the Public Interest 95

5 New Choices 119

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