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  • Aug 7, 1948
    Spade Cooley hosts the first installment of his long-running TV show on Los Angeles station KTLA. It goes under several names over its run but is best known as "The Spade Cooley Show." The theme song: "Shame On You"
    Aug 5, 1950
    Spade Cooley marks his two-year anniversary on Los Angeles' KTLA-TV. His guests for the show include jazz legend Count Basie and nightclub owner Hank Penny
    Jun 12, 1959
    After a decade on the local airwaves, "The Spade Cooley Show" appears in the KTLA schedule in The Los Angeles Times TV listings for the last time. During part of its run, the show was called "The Hoffman Hayride." Its theme song: "Shame On You"
    Sep 12, 1959
    "Hometown Jamboree," a 10-year Southern California tradition produced by Cliffie Stone, airs for the last time on Los Angeles' KTLA-TV. It had featured such acts as Tennessee Ernie Ford, Dallas Frazier, Ferlin Husky and Lefty Frizzell
    Oct 28, 1963
    Gene Autry's Golden West Broadcasters buys KTLA-TV in Los Angeles from Paramount Pictures for $12 million, the highest price ever paid at the time for an individual television station
    Jun 27, 2020
    Kristin Chenoweth covers "Angels Among Us" during a KTLA telethon in Los Angeles that raises $700,000 for a COVID-19 relief fund. Also appearing are CeeLo Green, Kelly Clarkson, Josh Groban and Annie Lennox

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