Direct mp3 download or play:  The Playboy Channel Sign On Christmas 1983

In the early days of cable television, a lot of channels did not have twenty-four-hour programming. These channels would sign on at or after 5 pm local time, often with much fanfare and fancy graphics. I know this cassette audio recording of The Playboy Channel doesn’t really come through with the dramatic impact they were trying to present, but I think it might give you a sense of how TV was in the early 1980s. I wish I’d had the thousands of dollars it would have cost to buy a really good VCR.