Christmas Television Special
It was fall of 1968. Grant Hoatson, Director of Public Relations for Fort Wayne Bible College, received a call from Perfection Biscuit Company who wanted to sponsor a half hour television Christmas special featuring Fort Wayne Bible College students. Mr. Hoatson approached Miss Joy Gerig and Jay Platte and asked if the Singing Collegians could do the program. They agreed if the sound could be recorded in advance (TV studios weren't really equipped to handle music groups live). After late October recording session, about nine selections were prepared for the television taping done in early December at WANE TV.
The following is a video of selected images and the music (a video of the actual program can't be found) put together by Jay Platte. We hope this will bring a little of the joy of Christmas to you in this special time of year, celebration Christ's birth.