WMMS TV simulcasts
Here are a couple of David Helton ads promoting our stereo simulcasts.
Back in the seventies and much of the eighties, television audio was delivered in monaural sound.
We knew technology would eventually change that – but until then we took full advantage of providing the stereo soundtrack to musically-oriented television shows.
We did a number of network – and even early cable and pay-TV (remember Preview?) – stereo simulcasts. It was a boon for us since television, which had a much larger audience than radio, would run a crawl on the screen inviting viewers turn to WMMS’s 100.7 frequency to hear the audio in stereo.
Locally, we also did a series of Live at the Agora concerts with WJW-TV, featuring artists from WMMS Nights Out at the club.
Note the hemostat, joints, and talon styled sneakers in the first ad and the two slightly hidden joints in the second.
Here’s Todd Rundgren from a Live at the Agora TV show.