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    WOR-TV EBS Test, Station ID, and Movie 9 Open - 1979

    Phillip Dampier

    by Phillip Dampier


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    The announcer heard on the EBS test was Jesse Elin Browne, who was WOR-TV's first and last full-time female staff announcer. (Barbara Korsen worked as a fill-in/sub-announcer at WOR-TV during this period.) The theme used for "Movie 9" was an instrumental called "Hi!" by Otto Cesana and his Orchestra, the lead-off track on his 1958 Capitol LP "Brief Interlude" (T-1032).

    As to the illustrations: At 0:36-0:38, the lady with Cary Grant was his then-wife, Betsy Drake, from the 1952 film "Room for One More" (a.k.a. "The Easy Way") in which they starred - and which aired on "Movie 9" in its early years (up to about 1977).
    By wbhist7 years ago