Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Sunday morning on WGN in the 80s Pt1

WGN, Chicago's Superstation and America's UHF station. I think anyone who had cable tv in the 80s had WGN. It was as familiar as your own local tv channels.

Personally, I watched a metric shit-ton of WGN as a kid. They carried alot of the same shows as the local stations, offering a chance to double-up on a favorite show. (99 percent of the time they were the same exact episodes as the ones shown locally. But every once in a while, a different episode would air. It was like winning the lottery.) You also had shows that didn't air locally. Reruns that no longer aired were you lived or new shows never got picked up.

And to get to the point of all this, Sunday mornings on WGN. In the days before 24 hour a day Cartoon Networks, Toon Disneys and Nickelodeons, cartoons were a precious commodity. Saturday morning and weekday shows were a given, but Sundays, that was a different critter. My choices were usually limited to A) USA Cartoon Express (coming in a later post) and B) WGN.

So, thanks to the magic of Youtube, here is a recreation of the WGN Sunday morning experience (to the best of my ability).

WGN 1986 to 1987 Sunday Mornings

7:30 a.m. Porkey Pig

8:00 a.m. Bugs Bunny

8:30 a.m. Jem

9:00 a.m. Cisco Kid

9:30 a.m. Lone Ranger

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Sunday morning on WGN in the 80s part 2

WGN 1987 to 1988 Sunday Mornings

8:30 a.m. Popeye

9:00 a.m. Visionaries

9:30 a.m. Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future

10:00 a.m. Superman