From:  Brian Wickham

   Dated:  November 16, 2020

Subject:  Ring a Bell?​

Chuck, I was in NBC Radio at the time. As I remember, NBC hired an outside firm to design a new logo and that “N” was what they came up with. No one was aware of Nebraska public TV’s use of the same logo, different colors! I recall that NBC gave Nebraska TV a lot of equipment that they no longer needed as part of the deal. 
Brian Wickham


    From:  Chuck Adams

   Dated:  November 17, 2020

Subject:  Ring a Bell?​

I was at AFVN 1970-71. I was in Saigon initially, next off to DaNang as station commander, then back to Saigon as Chief of News. My MOS was 5522 (broadcast officer), much better than what my six months at Benning School for Boys/Fort Benning had trained me for--Infantry platoon leader. 
Life in SE Asia proved to be good. Life in Germany previously, at AFN Europe, was fun. 
Chuck Adams


    From:  Bob Morecook

   Dated:  November 16, 2020

Subject:  Ring a Bell?​

Hi Brian When were you there? 
72-73 for me

Bob M


    From:  Brian Wickham

   Dated:  November 16, 2020

Subject:  Ring a Bell?​

Chuck, 
I was actually a 71R at the Info Office of the Capital Military Assistance Command (CMAC). I used to file a phoner spot for the AFVN news report that I wrote up from the day’s Sitrep on enemy action in the Saigon area. I was only a visitor at AFVN escorted around by my friend, Dave Kieffer, who I had worked with at the Ft. Gordon PAO. 
Brian


    From:  Chuck Adams

   Dated:  November 16, 2020

Subject:  Ring a Bell?​

 I was in the NBC Press Dept. in 1975, working as a sports publicist under Til Ferdenzi, a former newspaperman and really good guy. I moved from AP Sports to NBC, which gave me my start in sports publicity.
Funny thing about that definitely different 1975 NBC logo: it was the property of the University of Nebraska. That was something NBC didn't know. A deal was struck that definitely benefitted Nebraska. NBC got the rights to the UofN logo for a period, then went back to the Peacock.
So now you know...
Chuck Adams/Chuck the Buckeye

    From:  Dick Ellis

   Dated:  November 15, 2020

Subject:  Ring a Bell?

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November 2020

    From:  Chuck Adams

   Dated:  November 16, 2020

Subject:  Ring a Bell?​

 I was in the NBC Press Dept. in 1975, working as a sports publicist under Til Ferdenzi, a former newspaperman and really good guy. I moved from AP Sports to NBC, which gave me my start in sports publicity.
Funny thing about that definitely different 1975 NBC logo: it was the property of the University of Nebraska. That was something NBC didn't know. A deal was struck that definitely benefitted Nebraska. NBC got the rights to the UofN logo for a period, then went back to the Peacock.
So now you know...
Chuck Adams/Chuck the Buckeye

    From:  Chuck Adams

   Dated:  November 16, 2020

Subject:  Ring a Bell?​

Pretty sure you’re right on, Brian. Thanks for helping me remember. 
Where were you with AFVN? 
Chuck


    From:  Bobbie Kieth

   Dated:  November 16, 2020

Subject:  Ring a Bell?​

Note - question rom Bobbie - makes me wonder who from AFVN Saigon was posted to Bonn, Germany in 1975 (presumably working at the American Embassy) - as I had dinner with him (?) and his wife.

    From:  Brian Wickham

   Dated:  November 16, 2020

Subject:  Ring a Bell?​

Hi Bob, 
I was there from Sep 1968 to June 1969. I was short when the sent me over! 
Brian


    From:  Jim White

   Dated:  November 17, 2020

Subject:  Ring a Bell?​

Barely.   The first row didn't show up on my radio dial.  The second row might have been made for TV, but there was no TV in Kansas and I was in the Army from mid-1953.   I was mostly overseas during the third row and retired and in Japan from then on.  However during the 1986-2011 period, I was getting some NBC programs on 3/4 inch videotape from a friend in California.   I now see some NBC and MSNBC news via the Internet and my computer.

JimW