|Cablevision Family Channel 10 (Long
Sign-Off and Cable Chuckles
recorded 15 October 1978
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A brief sign-off announcement (by Doug Keck) accompanied by a computer-gererated animated Cablevision graphic. Immediately following this is the "Cable Chuckles", jokes and riddles submitted by Long Island young people (though no one thought about it back in 1978, the posting of the kids' street addresses probably would not be considered a good idea today). After several of those comes the school lunch menus for Long Island local schools for Monday, 16 October 1978. The audio playing during the jokes and menus was from WYNY-FM 97.1, now WHQT "Hot 97".
Cablevision was founded in 1973 to deliver cable TV service to New York City and the surrounding areas, including Long Island. At its height it was the fifth-largest cable TV provider in the U.S. After several years of financial problems, Cablevision was purchased in June 2016 by the European telecom comglomerate Altice for $17.7 billion. Altice USA currently does business under the Optimum brand.
VIDEO: Another clip of the Cablevision Cable Chuckles
recorded around the same time in 1978:
Page updated Wednesday, 26 April 2018
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