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February 27, 2015
I WANT YOUR MTV! If you have old Beta or VHS tapes containing recordings of MTV from 1,981 - 1,987, I would love to talk with you (especially if the tapes contain the videos, VJs, and commercials!) I'll either buy your tapes, accept donations, or transfer them for you! Shoot me a message and let's talk!
These commercial breaks came from an old beta tape recording of YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS back when it was re-run on ABC very late at night / early morning. This recording was made on October 5, 1,976. The person who originally recorded this tape appears to have gone to sleep after pressing "record", allowing the machine to record the sign-off edition of the news and station sign-off. Unfortunately, the original owner later recorded over the tape, so what you see here is what survived. What I find to be interesting is what pokes through the static after the sign-off. The tape was recorded from the Los Angeles ABC affiliate, but it's the KFMB CBS Channel 8 San Diego slate that hovers behind the static.
Commercials in the upload include:
Zody's Department Stores
Ohrbach's Anniversary Sale
Face Quencher Makeup by Chap Stick
Ralph's Grocery Stores
Post Grape-Nuts Cereal
General Foods International Coffees
The Lawyer Referral Service
Fair Housing Congress of Southern California
Plus Len Beardsley with the Sign-Off Edition of Eyewitness News, and the KABC-TV Los Angeles sign off.
ABC Commercial Breaks & Sign Off - October 5, 1,976 (Your Show of Shows)