It’s an opportunity to turn back the clock and step back into the past of television and radio history.
In particular, it provides a look at the yesteryears of Cleveland TV and radio stations and the shows and personalities it featured. Think of it as one part Hoolihan and Big Chuck, another Dorothy Fuldheim, and another Gene Caroll.
Main Street Books in downtown Mansfield will be hosting a return appearance by Mike and Janice Olszewski, authors of “Cleveland TV Tales,” Volumes 1 and 2, and also “Cleveland Radio Tales.” The Olszewskis will be presenting an audio visual presentation looking at behind the scene stories of people and programs you remember well. Remember “Morning Exchange?” “The One O’Clock Club?” Watching the Indians on WUAB Channel 43?
Cleveland is the place where Ohio television history began. When WEWS-TV signed on the air on December 17, 1947, it was the first commercially licensed television station in Ohio and the 16th nationally. It continues to broadcast (Channel 5). The first radio station was WHK, also the first in Ohio.
The fun begins Friday night, December 7 at 6:00 PM at 104 North Main Street. After the presentation, the Olszewskis will be available to sign their books.
And, speaking of Main Street Books, take a few moments out of your busy day to read some of the witty messages on the store’s famous sandwich sign – they can be read here.
Source: Wikipedia; Photo: Creative Commons License