Dave Astor with Freeport High School student performer, Portland, 1962

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Dave Astor, a local television personality, hosted an American Bandstand-like program from 1956 through 1971. Originally titled "For Teenagers Only," Astor's program was first broadcast on WGAN (now WGME). It moved to WCSH by 1963.

Local area high school students were chosen each week to appear on the show as guests. Many sang, danced or played musical instruments as part of the program. On March 31, 1962, students from Freeport High School appeared on set.

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  • Title: Dave Astor with Freeport High School student performer, Portland, 1962
  • Creator: WCSH-TV (Maine Broadcasting System)
  • Creation Date: 1962-03-31
  • Subject Date: 1962-03-31
  • Locations:
    • Portland, Cumberland County, ME
    • Freeport, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Film transparency
  • Dimensions: 3.5 cm x 2 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 2499, Box 8/DA122
  • Collection: Dave Astor collection
  • Object Type: Image

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