Thursday, May 19, 2016

Postcard From the Past

If you have lived in Dallas at any time in the last several decades then you are familiar with the local ABC affiliate WFAA.  One of the biggest and oldest stations in the area, it is well known for local programming including "gone but not forgotten" gems like Peppermint Place, 8 Country Reporter (A.K.A. 4 Country Reporter, A.K.A. Texas Country Reporter) and Dallas Bandstand.

I recently ran across this vintage postcard from the early 1960's:

It seems a little weird for a TV station to have their own postcard.  That's more of a thing for National Parks, vacation destinations and "World's Largest SuchAndSuch."  But I'm definitely cool with it.

On the back they boast about their top of the line technology:

I feel pretty confident that they've upgraded their equipment since the 60's. As an added bonus, here's an advertisement for the above mentioned Peppermint Place, which was required viewing for kids growing up in the 70's and 80's: