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Happy 60th Anniversary to KWCH!

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KWCH is celebrating their 60th anniversary this Saturday. (And by the way you would never know Ross Janssen has been there 60 years. OK, maybe not quite that long.)

60 YEARS as part of the Wichita community. What an accomplishment! And they are celebrating in a very fun way this Saturday. They are going back in time with shows they had on the air in the 50s!

What a great idea! So don't adjust your TVs...these old shows aren't in techni-color. :) Here is their line-up for the day:

11:00 a.m.         Colgate Comedy Hour 
(Original Air Date 2/4/1951) Jerry embarrasses Dean at a wedding reception for Dean's friend. Jerry, as an attendant at a drive-in movie, causes problems for Dean and his date. The boys do a skit about their early trials on the road. Songs by Dean include "Tonawanda Hoy" and "Its Magic." Polly Bergen teams up with Dean to sing "You and Your Beautiful Eyes." A young Bob Fosse dances with Mary Ann Niles. As is usual in these shows, the boys have to ad-lib about 3 minutes at the end!

12:00 p.m.       60 years of KWCH 12
Roger Cornish sits down with current and former station talent to reminisce about their years at channel 12 and how the business has changed in the last 60 years.

12:30 p.m.       The Weekend Crew
A special 50s style Weekend Crew.

1:00 p.m.           Red Skelton Show
(Original Air Date 2/4/1958) Ne’er-do-well Boliver (Red) is financed by his girlfriend (Nancy Walker) to open a beauty salon. He’s so good that he soon opens a shop in Hollywood... and goes “Hollywood” himself.

1:30 p.m.           Red Skelton Show
(Original Air Date 2/9/1954) Ed Sullivan join’s Red’s monologue and then introduces various stars who are seated in the audience. Skit: Red as Deadeye plays cards in a a saloon and is captured by Indians. The King Sisters sing and dance.

2:00 p.m.           Jack Benny: Fred Allen Guest stars 
(Original Air Date 4/19/53) Old radio rival, Fred Allen, tries to steal Jack's sponsor for his new television show. If that isn't enough, a third comic (Eddie Cantor) gets into the mix as well.

2:30 p.m.           Jack Benny - Goldie, Fields, and Glide
(Original Air Date 3/21/1954) Jack reminisces about his old vaudeville days. Via a flashback sketch, we get to see Jack, Bing Crosby and George Burns perform comedy and their original song and dance routine. Bing sings "Gypsy In My Soul." Cameo by Bob Hope.

3:00 p.m.         Ozzie and Harriet - The Snoopy Parents 
(Original Air Date 1952) Harriet can't finish a note to her mother because she is constantly interrupted by Rick and Ozzie. Since they haven't heard from David, Ozzie and Harriet plan to have David and his wife, June (June Blair) over for a Sukiaki Japanesestyle dinner. They don't mean to be snoopy, but have to make a few phone calls to find out about their son. Then Harriet's mother calls to find out why she hasn't heard from Ozzie and Harriet.

3:30 p.m.         Ozzie and Harriet - A Pledge To Protect Pennies
(Original Air Date 1952) Ozzie takes a pledge to protect a jar containing the entire treasury of the Tiger's Boys Club -310 pennies- by burying it in his back yard. When Darby (Parley Baer) and Doc (Frank Cady) come over to play poker, Ozzie digs up the pennies to "borrow" them for poker chips. Darby wins all the pennies and spends them the next morning on breakfast at the coffee shop. It turns out the pennies are part of the Tiger club's coin collection and Ozzie must retrieve the pennies from the coffee shop and the fountain, where Darby's wife had thrown some. Once again Ozzie has taken on more than he should.

4:00 p.m.         Dragnet - The Big Seventeen
(Original Air Date 11/6/1952) Marijuana is being distributed by teenagers in a well-to-do neighborhood. Joe and Frank must round up all the kids and find the source of the dope.

4:30 p.m.         60 years of KWCH 12
Roger Cornish sits down with current and former station talent to reminisce about their years at channel 12 and how the business has changed in the last 60 years.

5:00 p.m.         The Weekend Crew
A special 50s style Weekend Crew.

5:30 p.m.         CBS Evening News

6:00 p.m.         Eyewitness News at 6 p.m.

6:30 p.m.         60 years of KWCH 12
Roger Cornish sits down with current and former station talent to reminisce about their years at channel 12 and how the business has changed in the last 60 years.

7:00 p.m.         Beverly Hillbillies - The Clampetts Strike Oil
(Original Air Date 1962) Very first show. Jed Clampett's swamp is loaded with oil. When a wildcatter discovers the huge pool, Jed sells his land to the O.K. Oil Company and, at the suggestion of Cousin Pearl, moves his family to a 35 room mansion in Beverly Hills.

7:30 p.m.         Beverly Hillbillies - Getting Settled
(Original Air Date 1962) The Clampetts take a tour of their new house and attempt to get used to their strange new surroundings. Jane Hathaway, secretary to Jed's banker Mr. Drysdale, mistakes the Clampetts for a crew of insubordinate, backwoods servants.

8:00 p.m.           Burns and Allen The Kleebob Card Game 
(Original Air Date 10/12/1950) A door-to-door book salesman finds Gracie to be a tough customer; George and Harry try to get out of going to the movies by teaching their wives a confusing card game they invented for that purpose called "Kleebob."

8:30 p.m.         Burns and Allen Show - The Income Tax Man
(Original Air Date 3/1/1951) An accountant gets very frazzled trying to decipher Gracie's "creative" tax records. Gracie gets a visit from the neighborhood baker. John Brown is Harry Morton.

9:00 p.m.         Lucy Show - Lucy and George Burns
(Original Air Date 9/12/1966) While visiting Mr. Mooney at the bank, George Burns meets Lucy whom he decides to use as a partner in his new stage act. He and Lucy do a terrific duet, a wonderful soft-shoe and a great stand-up comedy routine.

9:30 p.m.         You Bet Your Life - Secret Word: Food
(Original Air Date 5/12/1955) The brother of actor Aldo Rey is a contestant, along with the winner of the Parade of Roses beauty pageant. In a hysterical sequence, Groucho has loads of fun with a rather imposing google-eyed man.

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