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Show Summary

Riverview Amusement Park: Riding the Bobs
Airdate: Friday - July 15, 1966

WOR Show
Original Airing

Show Description
A London surgeon recommends that car safety belts should be designed to work like brassieres for women drivers. Six Cambridge University competitors are on their way to the Soviet Union to try and teach the Russians to play tidally winks. Driving along the West Side Highway he looks across the Hudson and sees the lace-like lights of Palisade Amusement Park. He describes the lights and movements of the park up on the cliffs. Shep tells about going to Riverview Amusement Park in Chicago. He describes the old man and Uncle Carl riding the "Bobs" and going through the Fun House. At 15 he goes there with his girl Dorothy, his cousin Chuck and his girl. They come to the Bobs and he and Chuck take the plunge!
Speaking of pigs - this is WOR AM and FM in good ol' friendly New York
Commercials (All times approximate)
Sponsor Time Notes
Limelight - pre-Shep
Miller Beer
Movie Promotion Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe
Rover 2000
Music (All times approximate)
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King Kong Suite
Engineer and Staff in Booth
'Corny' - Elga Cornell Brown
Summary/Rating Credit
By: Jim Clavin
Rating: Not Rated
Instruments Played


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