Veteran Binghamton broadcaster Bill Parker joined Broome County historian Gerald Smith on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program Friday morning.

Parker was on hand when WNBF-TV Channel 12 (now WBNG-TV) officially started operations on December 1, 1949.

Over the years, Bill hosted children's shows on WNBF-TV. Thousands of kids appeared on the TV Ranch Club and on The Officer Bill Show.

Bill later was a fixture with music and interview programs on WNBF Radio.

LISTEN to the conversation about Binghamton radio and television history here: