October 25, 2021

4 thoughts on ““Monitor ’67”, WNBC New York | September 9, 1967

  1. Great National spots on Monitor.This sounds like a network feed. Monitor always had great name talent as on-air hosts.
    Gene Rayburn,Burt Parks,etc.

  2. Below is a link to a website devoted to NBC’s “Monitor”:

    //www.monitorbeacon.net/

    Bert Parks, of course, was the long-time host of the Miss America pageant.

    When I was a kid, I thought the “Monitor Beacon”, which alerted stations that a local break was coming, was the coolest thing.

    Once a local station missed the break and the beep, beep, beep, beep went on and on and on … and …

    Tony

  3. In 1967, WNBC was in the midst of its seven year period as “the Conversation Station” and was running only talk shows during the week with “Monitor” taking up the weekend. The hosts by this point would have been Bill Mazer (who did the first ever sports talk show in NY), Long John Nebel and Brad Crandall. It wasn’t until the 70s when they went to a music format to compete with WABC (whereas by this time WMCA had gone from music to talk).

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