'SUPER MAX' ON THE BIG 8 CKLW Detroit!
(Max Kinkel Hosting The
1974 Jerry Lewis Telethon In Detroit)
They all said it couldn't be done.
But Super Max just wouldn't take no for an answer.
He insisted it can be done, and he did just that! Max
Kinkel hosted Detroit's 1974
Jerry Lewis Telethon on Channel 50 for Muscular Dystrophy and after 20
hours on the air, broke the telethon's all time record for donations
amount exceeded over One Million Dollars!
In fact, because telethon officials
thought a million dollars could never be achieved,
the donation score board was originally designed without provisions for
the one million dollar mark. When Max exceeded that amount, a
large black line
representing the number "1" was broad stroked with black paint just left
numbers to represent one million (see the yellow circled area in
photo). It was a
great day for both Max and little Amy, as well as all of Jerry's
kids! The record
breaking telethon results made Billboard Magazine.
(Source: Billboard Magazine December 7, 1974
Hear SUPER MAX On CKLW
1973 (Scoped Show) 1973
(Un-scoped Different Show) 1975
Nomination for "Air Personality Of The Year" award goes to Super Max!
With an incredible 7.2
share, SuperMax wins CKLW's 1975 fall book ratings for 9-12
midnight. Program Director Les Garland congratulates Max Kinkel
for winning the
thousand dollar bonus... again! Max
would go on to win 10 more bonuses!
Guess who's behind the glass?
It's the one and only
SUPER MAX on CKLW!
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