Free Anchorage Varsity Show

Your free Varsity Show eBook is filled with great memories, history, pictures, and it takes you for a fun look at Anchorage's teen TV dance show seen on KTVA channel 11 from 1959 to 1971.

With a foreword by the Royal Coachman himself, Ron Moore.

“Thank you, this is a treasure”


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Anchorage Varsity Show eBook

From 1959 to 1971, The Varsity Show was seen live on KTVA channel 11.

The show was Anchorage's answer to the American Bandstand TV show, and it featured local teens dancing on TV to the latest hit songs of the day.

But that's not the whole story.

Anchorage high school students earned scholarships by becoming staff interns on the show.

Featuring a Foreword

by Ron Moore

Ron MooreThe Royal Coachman

Yes, The Royal Coachman himself, Ron Moore, provided the foreword for this historic Anchorage broadcasting e-book.

The “Dick Clark of Alaska” Ron was in front of the camera on The Varsity Show. He was also behind the microphone on The Coke Show which you can actually hear and read about right here on Anchorage

When you download your free copy of this fun Anchorage Varsity Show eBook, you'll get to see how much Ron enjoyed his time on our local teen TV dance show.

The Varsity Show

in Pictures

Anchorage Teens Behind the Scenes

Show host Jim Roach and the crewThe show crew 1963 - 1964

Live bands

performed on the show

A local band performsThe Varsity Show circa 1967

Posing for a sponsor photo

Go Go Girls pose with the show hostVarsity Show host Mike Ray (Dougherty) and Staff Dancers 1968

The show ran

from 1959 to 1971

on KTVA channel 11

Teens dancing to the latest hitsAnchorage teens dancing on the Varsity Show 1963 - 1964

Behind the Scenes

Every Saturday the Varsity Show staff put together a showCirca 1967 Dave Michael in foreground Tom Dougherty and Ray Malott behind the cameras

It was All About Anchorage Teens

Host Jim Roach interviews some West High cheer leadersHost Jim Roach and West High Cheer Leaders 1963 - 1964

Introducing a Hit Song

What Anchorage teen audience saw in the studioHost Jim Roach with Jon Carter behind the camera 1963 - 1964

The KTVA Studios in the McKinley Building

Host Ron Moore introducing the next songAnchorage DJ Ron Moore hosting in the white coat

It Was All Live

The camera moves in for a close upVarsity Show crew member Sylvia Smith 1963-1964

You'll love this stroll (wasn't that a dance?) down memory lane as you relive your teenage years in and around Anchorage, Alaska.

Do you remember when it all started with “Chuck's DJ Dance Party”?

Get this Anchorage Varsity Show eBook right now – it's free – and learn all about when and how teens in Anchor town danced on TV when Saturday's came around.

You might even find your name, or a friend's name among the books pages as a member of the show's audience, a band that performed on the show, or as a member of the show's staff.

And you'll also discover a fun chapter devoted to celebrities and local bands that were featured on the show as well. Here's a hint. One celebrity sang with “The Animals” and “War”. Another had a group known as “Dawn”. And one local band had a regional hit and toured all over Alaska. Another popular local group's name had to do with “starting illegal fires”.

Want to know the answers?

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