Nostalgic TV Ads in Yakima From the 80’s [VIDEO]
Feeling nostalgic? Take a gander at this YouTube video I stumbled across on YouTube that features a bunch of Yakima business's television advertisements. Since I've lived here for the vast majority of my life, I suspect that most of these were aired in the late 80's to early 90's.
The user's channel that I found it on was nathanolson which is described the following way: "If you can't convince them, confuse them. Nate Olson's Youtube Channel includes the following: Retro Nostalgia - Comedy Skits & Sound FX".
He describes the following video this way: "If I find myself in Yakima Washington - I'm going to Burger Ranch!! Local Ad's from 1980's & 1990's."
Throughout the nearly 10-minute montage, I recognized a bunch of places that I had totally forgotten about and was reminded of some people that were local celebrities at the time. Heck, I even heard MYSELF on one of the ads! (At the 7:47 mark I am doing what is called a voiceover for a promo touting the city of Yakima's annual 4th of July celebration!)
One of my current co-workers, Dave Ettl, was featured in a KNDO news promo as well as a former co-worker, Mike Conklin. Probably the best memory that came back watching this was seeing the late Bob Clem being his usual self in a spot for Burger Ranch.
Other business that are featured are:
Yakima Mall (Lens Crafters is coming! w00t!)
Smith's Home Furnishings
Pay 'N Pak
1-499-TEEN ($1.99 per minute to talk to teenagers?!?! I'll pass!)
Yakima Reds Soccer (YWCA Public Service Announcement)
One other glaringly nostalgic aspect of this video? It was uploaded from what is clearly a VHS recording. Yup, kids, that was HD back in the day for us!