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35 Years of Svengoolie

July 4, 2015

Ankin Law Office Proud to Be a Sponsor of “An Evening with Rich Koz – Celebrating 35 Years as Svengoolie”

Chicago, IL, Sept. 4, 2014 – Ankin Law Office, LLC is proud to be a sponsor of “An Evening with Rich Koz – Celebrating 35 Years As Svengoolie,” hosted by The Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) and the MeTV Network to honor Rich Koz for his long-standing career as “Svengoolie” on the MeTV Network.

The event will be held on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm at The Museum of Broadcast Communications, and will include an exclusive interview with Rich Koz, the unveiling of a new “Svengoolie” exhibit featuring the original coffin and artifacts from the original set, a Halloween Costume contest, and a featured horror film with classic “Svengoolie” segments.  Koz will also be meeting and greeting his fans as “Svengoolie” during an autograph session.

“Rich Koz and his role as ‘Svengoolie’ are mainstays of Chicago television history,” said Howard Ankin, a partner with Ankin Law Office, LLC, a sponsor of the event. “I am thrilled to be a part of Koz’s celebration, where my wife and I will be passing out fake chickens – in true Svengoolie-style – to all attendees.”

Rich Koz began working with Jerry G. Bishop, a popular WCFL-AM personality who began the character as “Svengoolie” in the early seventies. In 1979, Koz returned to WFLD as “Son of Svengoolie.” Since that time, Koz has portrayed “Svengoolie” every Saturday night on the MeTV Network along with his delightful cast of characters and humorous antics that involve rubber chickens, horror movies, musical numbers, and parodies.

For his role as “Svengoolie,” Koz has received eight regional Emmy Awards and was inducted into the prestigious Chicago Television Academy’s 2004 “Silver Circle” for outstanding contributions to Chicago television. Svengoolie has also won several Rondo Awards for “Favorite Horror Host,” and in May 2011, Svengoolie joined the national MeTV Network. An entire chapter in the popular book “Chicago TV Horror Movie Shows – from Shock Theatre to Svengoolie” is devoted to Koz’s career.

Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online at www.museum.tv. A private reception before the event is available for $100.  All proceeds benefit the museum.

You can check the press release here.

 About Ankin Law Office, LLC

Ankin Law Office, LLC focuses on helping accident and injury victims obtain financial recovery and workers’ compensation benefits. Our Chicago accident lawyers are results-driven and passionate about protecting the rights of injury and accident victims.

About the Museum of Broadcast Communications:

For over 27 years, The Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) collects, preserves, and presents historic and contemporary radio and television content as well as educate, inform, and entertain the public through its archives, public programs, screenings, exhibits, publications and online access to its resources.

About Weigel Broadcasting Co:

Weigel Broadcasting Co. and affiliate companies own and operate The U/WCIU-TV 26.1, The U Too/ WCIU-TV 26.2, MeTV/WCIU-TV 26.3, Me-Too/WCIU-TV 26.4, Bounce TV/ WCIU-TV 26.5, WWME-CA 23, WMEU LP 48, Bounce TV/WWME-LD 23.2, TouchVision/WMEU-CD 48.2 in Chicago, IL; CBS/WDJT-TV 58.1, MeTV/WDJT-TV 58.2, This TV/WDJT-TV 58.3, Touchvision/WDJT-TV 58.4, MeTV/WBME-CD 41.1,  WMLW-TV 49.1, Bounce TV/WMLW-TV 49.2, Telemundo-Wisconsin/WMLW-TV 49.4, Telemundo-Wisconsin/WYTU-LD 63.1 in Milwaukee, WI; and ABC/WBND-LD  57.1, MeTV/WBND-LD 57.2, Movies! WBND-LD 58.3, CW/WCWW-TV 25.1, THIS/WCWW-TV 25.2, My Michiana/WMYS-TV 69.1, Telemundo-South Bend/WMYS-LD, 69.2, TouchVision/WMYS-LD 69.3 in South Bend, IN. Weigel Broadcasting Co. also owns The MeTV Network as well as MOVIES! Network, which is a joint venture between Fox Television Stations and Weigel Broadcasting Co.