The WFIL Prize Patrol


(Courtesy Of Gene Vassall)


"Here Comes The  Prize Patrol, Loaded with Summer Love."

 How many times did you check your rearview mirror, looking for a bright, red mustang following you? This was one of the most popular contests on WFIL. If the prize patrol spotted you, and you signaled that you were listening to WFIL, you won a prize! Here is a list of the folks, who were following you.


You can hear some lucky prize patrol winners by clicking here (realplayer) to visit a feature I posted some time back using the original music.


"What Was The Song That Was Used For The 1974 Prize Patrol Segment That Had The Harmonica Opening?"


(Click Here - mp3)

One of the most asked questions that I get is about the musical background that was used under Tom Tyler's announcement of "Here Comes The Prize Patrol, Loaded With Summer Love." Who did that and where can I find it? I am now happy to share with all of you the answer to that 40 plus year question. The name of the song is........

Cruisin For A Love by The J. Geils Band.

You can listen to it on YouTube by clicking right here. 


It should be noted that this was not the original music used on Prize Patrol segments. The original music was "Groovin With Mr. Bloe", by Cool Heat. It was also released on the "B" side of "Make Believe" by Wind.

You can listen to it on YouTube by clicking right here.


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