Here’s a link to the story of how I got on the show:
Day 1 – December 27, 1979
Audio recording only! (for Day 1) This was before everybody had video recording devices so in order to get the record of my games as broadcast, I just used a cassette recorder placed in front of the TV. This was at the barracks at Camp Pendleton, and there were a few other guys there with the time off to watch it as well so we can be heard talking during the show. Note: The audio quality is not that great. And there is some colorful language. We are Marines, after all…
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Day 2 – December 28, 1979
Fortunately my uncle Delbert worked at a school which had an industrial-size one inch videotape recorder, and captured the last two shows I was on. This was the old way Wheel of Fortune worked — you could be on for up to three days in a row if you kept winning, then you had to retire as “Champion”.
Day 3 – December 31, 1979
New Year’s Eve — Even though we taped this early in December, we knew the broadcast dates. This info helped a little bit in my figuring out what the puzzles were.