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Jim Ameche and WJBC December 1949

Jim Ameche helped WJBC Radio inaugurate new building, 1949.

National radio personality Jim Ameche (center) helped WJBC Radio inaugurate its new transmitter building, new pylon antenna, and other capital upgrades by serving as master of ceremonies for a three-hour variety show, aired December 7, 1949.
And yes, Jim Ameche was the brother of Hollywood star Don Ameche! Jim first made a name for himself as the popular radio character “Jim Armstrong, the All American Boy.”
Also shown here (left to right) are E. Atteberry; Fred Muxfeld of the Bloomington-based advertising firm Biddle Co.; Loring C. Merwin, longtime Pantagraph publisher; and Joseph Bunting, Pantagraph treasurer/ general manager.

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

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