Author Topic: WIN A NEW 1967 CAMARO! Documenting Sweepstakes Contests & Raffles from 1966/1967  (Read 35810 times)

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January 1967
KABC Radio Birdlady Contest
Los Angeles, CA


On page 49 of Camaro! From Challenger to Champion: The Complete History the author, Gary L. Witzenburg, states that "radio station KABC of Los Angeles awarded a 1967 Camaro to Jo Ann Plug of Hollywood, who had won a talent contest sponsored by the station.  The competition was staged for the purpose of picking two young women to broadcast freeway traffic reports from a helicopter, but Ms. Pflug, as you may recall, stayed on the ground to become a leading lady in such films as M*A*S*H, Catlow and Where Does It Hurt?"  He mentions that she was awarded the Camaro in August 1967.  She must have come in third place out of at least 500 women who auditioned because the only document I could find that mentioned the Camaro as a prize states that, "there will be three prizes: Two contracts with KABC radio and-America's newest sports car, the Camaro by Chevrolet."

1/2) The Los Angeles Times (January 8, 1967)
3) The Los Angeles Times (January 17, 1967)
4) Los Angeles Evening Citizen News (January 20, 1967)

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January 1967
KABC Radio Birdlady Contest
Los Angeles, CA


This is a photograph of actress Jo Ann Pflug, circa 1967, winner of the 1967 Camaro in the KABC Radio Birdlady Contest.

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Nice, a new Camaro and a movie career. Wonder how it worked out for the other two?

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Nice, a new Camaro and a movie career. Wonder how it worked out for the other two?

The two women were named Kelly Lange and Lori Ross.  Not sure about Lori Ross but it seems it worked out pretty well for Kelly Lange.

According to Wikipedia, "Kelly Lange (born Dorothy Scafard; December 14, 1937) is an American journalist, most notable for being the first woman to be a nightly news anchor in Los Angeles. Lange, a Shakespeare major in college, is a longtime news anchor in Los Angeles, a veteran radio and TV news reporter, NBC talk show host, former Tournament of Roses parade co-host, and a best-selling mystery author.

Early career
Lange was born Dorothy Scafard in New York City and graduated from Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts.

She moved to California in the mid-1960s to pursue a certification to be a school teacher.

One day in 1967, Lange, a model at the time, got into a line at a Buena Park, California shopping mall, because it appeared "they were giving something away." The something they were giving away turned out to be applications for two positions as "Ladybirds" on KABC radio. The lucky duo would become the first female traffic/weather reporters in this area to patrol in helicopters. Lange was one of two chosen. She got the 6 a.m.-to-9 a.m. segment and she was called "Dawn O'Day." Another applicant, a film studio secretary named Lori Ross, got the afternoon shift as "Eve O'Day." "The two women in their tight-fitting, silver-lamé jumpsuits paved the way for today's less-exploited women deejays and announcers," thus began Lange's career as a news reporter, spotting news and reporting traffic for KABC. In June 1967, Lange appeared as a contestant on What's My Line? with John Charles Daly as host along with panelists Bennett Cerf, Barbara Feldon, Arlene Francis and Martin Gabel. Her work with KABC Radio was the subject for the panel to guess.

Career
Lange started in March 1971 as a weather forecaster for KNBC's weeknight newscasts (known at the time as KNBC Newservice), and later appeared on Sunday, a weekly features program on the station which she co-hosted with Tom Snyder, Paul Moyer and Ralph Story. In December 1976 Lange was promoted to news anchor, and co-anchored KNBC's various weeknight news programs through December 1998 alongside Moyer, Jess Marlow, John Schubeck, Jack Perkins, John Beard, Keith Morrison, and Chuck Henry. NBC News refers to Lange as the first woman to anchor a nightly newscast at an NBC-owned station. TV Guide said Lange was the first local newscaster to be paid $1 million per year. Lange also co-hosted NBC's network coverage of the Tournament of Roses Parade alongside Michael Landon; was the regular guest host of Tomorrow, with former KNBC colleague Tom Snyder; and a regular guest host of the Today show. She hosted the Grand Floral Parade of the Portland Rose Festival and won several Emmy Awards as well as serving as host of the primetime network broadcast ceremony. During the 1990-91 television season, Lange and screenwriter/TV producer Gail Parent co-hosted the Kelly and Gail talk show which aired on KNBC-TV. Lange began writing fiction and mysteries while still a news anchor, partially to relieve insomnia from working on the 11 pm newscast.  In 1999, Lange returned to television and joined KCBS-TV to co-anchor the female-oriented newscast Women 2 Women alongside Catherine Anaya, Pamela Wright and former KABC-TV newscaster Ann Martin. She left broadcasting in 2001 and has since been a full-time mystery novelist. The popular mystery fiction books include The Reporter, Dead File, and Graveyard Shift, featuring fictional TV news anchor Maxi Poole, plus Trophy Wife and Gossip.

In 2010, Lange was presented with the Golden Mike's Lifetime Achievement Award by the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California."

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Amazing, don't know how you do it, but you always come through with the story. Thanks for the background, great work Scott!!

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Amazing, don't know how you do it, but you always come through with the story. Thanks for the background, great work Scott!!

Thanks MO!  Research, research and more research.
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December 1966

Swaney Chevrolet: San Bernardino Sun (CA) December 21, 1966

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July 1967
Francis Chevrolet


"WIN this Brand New CAMARO Sport Coupe"

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1969
House Party Sweepstakes / Thriftimart


"Play Art Link Letter's House Party Game at Thriftimart"

"Win a Camaro"

"Win 3 New 1969 Camaro 'The Hugger' Sport Coupes"

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1969
House Party Sweepstakes / Thriftimart


"You can still win!  Camaros....."

"Camaro Winner
Donna L. Lofton
June Armstead"

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1967
Aldens $101,100.00 Sweepstakes

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