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The 'Visible Vault' was in reality, a two foot plexiglass cube stuffed with currency ("eight cubic feet of cash"). Listeners had to keep track of on-going guesses of the amount inside it, ala 'Hi-Lo' to win the big bucks. The winning guess was $9,391.00.




Tim Kelly & Carla with the Visible Vault in the Fall of 1976.


The Visible Vault, on display at a mall in front of a Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor (which was also owned by the Marriotts).


Stan & Debbie Roop, winners of the $9,391.00 cash inside it.



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They're the lucky winners in WPGC's Visible Vault Contest! they guessed the exact amount in the money-packed vault and WON $9,391.00 IN CASH!

For nearly a month, WPGC kept Washingtonians listening and guessing the total value of the eight cubic feet of visible cash. Every hour, guesses from listeners narrowed down the amount, until this young family took home the cash!

WPGC's Visible Vault toured Washington, where armed guards carefully patroled its stay in area shopping centers like Tysons Corner, Wheaton Plaza and Landover Mall. By bringing the Visible Vault to these high-traffic locations, the WPGC contest and the WPGC name were "out in front" of metropolitan Washingtonians.

WPGC - Where People Get Cash! Where your customers and clients LISTEN and WIN! Just ask Debbie and Stan Roop!



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Fall 1976 Visible Vault Tease - :25 Tim Kelly
Fall 1976 Visible Vault 1 - :20 Jim Collins
Fall 1976 Visible Vault 2 - :34 Jim Collins
Fall 1976 Visible Vault Winner - 1:04 Tim Kelly &
Big Ron O'Brien


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