Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Some WKBS-48 nostalgia

I really had to scrounge around on the internet to find these nifty title cards and bumpers for the now-defunct WKBS-TV, Channel 48, an independent channel out of Burlington, New Jersey, that was on the air from 1965 to 1983. That was one of my go-to channels as a kid when we lived in Clayton, New Jersey, from the summer of 1978 until late 1980. Even though I spent long days outside exploring the neighborhood and riding my bicycle, I also watched way too much TV. I specifically remember Battle of the Planets and Star Blazers on weekday afternoons and Creature Double Feature on Saturday afternoons. I also have specific memories of a bumper for The Bowery Boys, but don't remember watching them much.1 These WKBS images will become scarcer and scarcer, so I'll add a layer of preservation by posting them here.

1. Per Wikipedia, "The Bowery Boys and East Side Kids picked up a new generation of mostly younger fans when the films were repackaged and syndicated for television in the 1960s and 1970s. They became a staple for independent stations across the U.S., often used to fill up the early-afternoon time-slots on weekends."

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