The following is a list of
local children's television shows in the United States. Local children's television series were locally produced commercial television programming intended for the child audience with unique hosts and themes. This type of programming began in the late 1940s and continued into the late 1970s; some shows continued into the 1990s. Author Tim Hollis documented about 1,400 local children's shows in a 2002 book, Hi There, Boys and Girls! [1 ] [2 ]
television programs typically aired in the weekday mornings before school or afternoons after school as well as on weekends (to a lesser degree). There were different formats. Almost all shows had a colorful host who assumed a persona such as a cowboy/cowgirl, captain/skipper/commodore/admiral, jungle explorer, astronaut, king, princess, clown, sheriff/deputy/trooper, cop, firefighter, hobo/tramp, railroad engineer, magician, "cousin", "grandfather" or "uncle", whose role was not only to be the "DJ" for syndicated material (typically cartoons, although westerns were more popular earlier on) but also to entertain, often with a live television studio audience of kids, during breaks.
Early program fare included cartoon favorites such as
Crusader Rabbit, Dick Tracy, Popeye, Bugs Bunny, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Mighty Mouse, Porky Pig, Deputy Dawg, Tin Tin, Mel-O-Toons, Woody Woodpecker, The Funny Company, Mr. Magoo, Space Angel and Clutch Cargo as well as movie shorts such as Our Gang/ The Little Rascals and The Three Stooges and animated versions of Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello and The Three Stooges and live action shorts such as Diver Dan. Some included educational segments like the portraits of wildlife in Nature's Window. Television Broadcast Markets [edit ]
This section is empty. You can help by adding to it. (March 2014) Alabama [edit ] Anniston [edit ] Birmingham [edit ] WVTM-TV, WAPI-TV: The Balloon Goon (with Sterling Brewer) WBRC: Birthday Party (with Joe Langston) WBRC: Bozo the Clown (Bart Darby, Ward McIntyre) WBRC: The Bugs Bunny Show (with Benny Carle) WTTO, WDBB: Cartoon Clubhouse (with Cliff Holman) WVTM-TV, WABT: Channel 13 Theatre (Bill Wright) WBRC: Circle Six Ranch (with Benny Carle) WIAT, WBMG: The Dick Tracy Show (with Neal Miller) WBRC: Quick Fire McIntyre (with Ward McIntyre) WVTM-TV, WAPI-TV: Romper Room ("Miss Jean", "Miss Jane", "Miss Carol") WVTM-TV, WAPI-TV: The Sgt. Jack Show (with Neal Miller) WBRC: Supersonic Sam (with Horace Pumphrey) WVTM-TV, WABT: Tip Top Clubhouse (renamed to Cousin Cliff's Clubhouse; hosted by Cliff Holman) WBRC: Uncle Bill and Spooky (with Bill Wright) WVTM-TV, WABT: Uncle Bill's Fun Shop (with Bill Wright) WVTM-TV, WABT: Western Theatre (with Benny Carle) Dothan [edit ] Miss Becky, Bugs Bunny, and Friends (with Becky Copeland) Florence [edit ] Captain Jack (with Jack Worley) Earline in Storyland WHDF, WOWL: Planet 15 (with Jack Worley) Huntsville/Decatur [edit ] WAAY-TV: 31 Funtime (with Johnny Evans) WAAY-TV, WMSL: The Benny Carle Show (with Benny Carle) Captain Barney and Popeye (with Johnny Evans) Junior Auction (with Johnny Evans) Kiddie Circus (with Bill Sykes) Romper Room Through the Looking Glass Western Theatre (with Johnny Evans) Mobile [edit ] Aunt Beka (Rebecca Horton) Bunnyville USA ("Barney Bunny") WALA-TV: Camp Walabear Captain Mal Captain Supreme ( Earl Hutto) Cartoonerville ("Chuck Wagon" Charlie) Fun and Games (with Marcia Wanaker and Rosie Seaman) Junior Auction WEAR-TV: The Lynn Toney Show (hosted by Lynn Toney) Popeye Cartoon Theatre ("Captain Hank") Romper Room ("Miss Skeeter") WKRG: Rosie's Place (hosted by Rosie Seaman) Jungle Bob/Scuba Bob Montgomery [edit ] Cactus Cal (with Calvin Ruff) Captain Zoomar (with Walter Bamberg) Cartoon Carl (with Carl Stephens) Junior Auction (with Curt "Pop" Blair) Kartoon Karnival (with Billy Morgan, Martha Sadler) Popeye Theatre (with Curt "Pop" Blair) Princess Pat's Storybook Castle (with Pat Barnes) Romper Room ("Miss Bobbi", "Miss Sue") Western Theatre (with Bob Underwood) Willie the Clown (with Bill Smith) Young World (with Marge Payne) Alaska [edit ] Anchorage [edit ] KENI Mother Moose (with Larry and Carol Beck) Fairbanks [edit ] Arizona [edit ] Phoenix [edit ] Tucson [edit ] KVOA: Cartoon Corral ("Chuck Waggin") KTTU-TV/KDTU: The Friendship Club (with Bob Love) KGUN: Marshal K-Gun (with Burt Oien, Jack Jacobson and Bob Love) KMSB-TV/KZAZ: The Uncle Bob Show (with Bob Love) KOLD-TV: Zipo the Clown (Zipo & Friends; starring Victor Dains Sr.) Yuma [edit ] KYMA/ KIVA: The S.S. KIVA (with Don Kenny, Bob Hardy, Elmore Eaton) Arkansas [edit ] El Dorado/Monroe [edit ] Fort Smith [edit ] Little Rock [edit ] California [edit ] Bakersfield [edit ] Fresno [edit ] Glendale [edit ] KHOF: Black Buffalo's Pow-Wow Los Angeles [edit ] Oakland [edit ] Sacramento/Stockton [edit ] Cartoonland KCRA: Captain Sacto (Harry Martin; 1950s) KOVR: Captain Delta (early 1970s) KTXL: Cap'n Mitch (1970s-80s) Capn's Locker Romper Room Skipper Stu (hosted by Stu Nahan) San Diego [edit ] King Norman's Kingdom of Toys (with Norman Rosenburg) KOGO:The Johnny Downs Show (with Johnny Downs) San Francisco [edit ] KRON: Assignment Four Happy Birthday to You (with Lucille Bliss) Romper Room ("Miss Nancy", "Miss Ruby") Captain Satellite (with Bob March) Captain San Francisco Captain Fortune The Mayor Art Show (hosted by Art Findley) Fireman Frank (with George Lemont) Buster and Me Dapper Dan's Playhouse (with Dan McGrath) City Council Mayor Art's Almanac (hosted by Art Findley) Kippy the Kop (hosted by Dan Joffee)
San Jose [edit ] Visalia [edit ] Colorado [edit ] Denver [edit ] Connecticut [edit ] Hartford [edit ] WFSB/WTIC: Ranger Andy (with Orville Andrews) WFSB/WTIC: The Hap Richards Show (with Floyd "Hap" Richards) New Haven [edit ] WTNH/WNHC: Captain Solomon C. Whiskers (with Mitch Agruss) WTNH/WNHC/ WHCT: Flippy the Clown (with Ivor Hugh) WTNH/WNHC: Happy the Clown (with Joey Russell) WTNH/WNHC: Mr. Goober (with Mike Warren) Delaware [edit ]
Pennsylvania, Maryland, and District of Columbia markets District of Columbia [edit ] Washington [edit ] Florida [edit ] Fort Myers [edit ] WINK-TV: The Lazy Bar 11 (with "Cousin Vern" Vernon Lundquist) WINK-TV: Lazy Bar Club (with "Cousin Vern") Jacksonville [edit ] WFGA: Popeye & Pals with Skipper Ed, weekday afternoons and Saturday mornings WFGA: Bozo and Skipper Ed Show, (1961–1966) Saturday mornings Miami [edit ] St. Petersburg [edit ] West Palm Beach [edit ] WJNO (now WPTV): The Sheriff (with Bob Green) The Man From GHOST (Global Headquarters for the Organization to Sustain Terror), channel 5; a Chiller Theater-type show with a live host, but using humorous drop-ins during the films. A precursor to Mystery Science Theatre 3000; for example, in a scene where the Mad Scientist is writing in his journal, the show would superimpose a kids' book, such as The Little Engine That Could. Georgia [edit ] Atlanta [edit ] WSB-TV: Popeye Club with Officer Don ( Don Kennedy, weekdays 5:00–6:00pm, then from 4:30–5:30pm; later on WATL) WAGA: Mr. Pix (Dave Michaels, Saturdays 8:00–9:00am) WAGA: Batfink & Ronald McDonald (Saturdays 9:00–9:30am) WATL: Cartoon Club WATL: Officer Don's Clubhouse ( Don Kennedy) WXIA/WQXI: Tubby and Lester (Monday-Saturday 7:30 to 10 AM, 1968–72) WXIA/WQXI: Treehouse Club WXIA/WQXI/ WLWA-TV: Billy Johnson WLWA-TV: Romper Room (weekdays 9:00 A.M.) WLWA-TV: Skipper Ray (Ray MacKay, weekday mornings at 10:00 AM) WAGA: The Bugs Bunny Show (Bob Underwood as "Captain Bob", weekdays 5:30–6:00 pm) WAGA: Dooley and Co. (George Ellis as fictional hobo "Bestoink Dooley", weekdays 4:00–4:30 pm; Ellis appeared in the same role hosting local telecasts of horror film classics, Fridays 11:30 pm) Augusta [edit ] WJBF: Trooper Terry, weekdays 5-5:30pm; later years 4:30-5pm featured Terry Sams, the weatherman. 1960s-70s WATU: Bozo the Clown, weekdays 4:30–5:30 pm 1970 Columbus [edit ] WTVM: Miss Patsy's Playhouse (with Patsy Avery) WRBL: Kiddie Castle Lane,later renamed Kid's Corner (with Bonnie Brown Elmore a.k.a. Princess Bonnie) WRBL: Blast Off (V-Man, played by Jim Carlisle) WTVM: Mr. Play-Like's Morning Special WRBL: Shaun O'Hoolihan (played by John "Jack" Morin) WRBL: Col. Chick & Bozo (played by Charles "Chick" Autry and later by Marvin "Alec" Bush and Jack Morin) Macon [edit ] Savannah [edit ] WTOC-TV: Romper Room (30 mins.) weekdays 9-9:30 am WTOC-TV: Happy Dan (30 mins.) weekdays 4-4:30 pm. Originally Happy Dan & The Little Rascals later Happy Dan & Popeye. Happy Dan was Dwight Bruce who co-hosted Kaleidoscope with Gwen Ferguson weekdays after Romper Room. Happy Dan was later replaced with Skipper Jack & Popeye. WJCL (TV): Bozo the Clown (60 mins.) weekdays 4:30–5:30 pm
program; later replaced by Col. Frank.
Thomasville [edit ] Hawaii [edit ] Honolulu [edit ] KHON (Channel 2):
KITV) (Channel 4): Captain Honolulu (Sgt Sacto, played by Bob Smith; 1959–68) Billy Boy Moonster (1968) Rocketship 4 (with Bob Smith; 1968–70) KGMB (Channel 9): Some Chinese Guy early 1960s Bufo the Frog and a Mynah Bird (hand puppets; early 1960s) Jimmie Dodd's Aloha Club (early-mid-1960s) Sailor Al (mid-1960s) Checkers and Pogo (Pogo Poge: Morgan White; Mr. Checkers: Jim Hawthorne, Dave Donnelly, Jim Demarest), May 26, 1967 – 1982) KTRG (now KHNL) (Channel 13): Idaho [edit ]
This section is empty. You can help by adding to it. (March 2013) Boise [edit ] Illinois [edit ] Chicago [edit ] Peoria [edit ] Quad Cities [edit ]
Quad Cities, Iowa market Rockford [edit ] Harrisburg [edit ] WSIL-TV: The Funny Company with Uncle Briggs (hosted by Briggs Gordon) Indiana [edit ] Evansville [edit ] Fort Wayne [edit ] Indianapolis [edit ] WTTV: Cowboy Bob's Corral, previously called Chuckwagon Theatre (with Bob Glaze) WTTV: Janie, previously called Popeye and Janie (hosted by Janie Hodge) Romper Room ("Miss Julie") WTHR: The Bill Jackson Show WHMB: Captain Hook's Pirate Adventures WFBM: The Harlow Hickenlooper Show (with Hal Fryar) WTHR: This Side Up (with Dave Garrison & Dudley) WLWI: Kindergarten College (with Pat Garrett Rooney) WLWI/ WTHR: Time for Timothy(formerly Timothy Churchmouse) South Bend [edit ] Popeye Theater (with Mike May) Kids' Adventure Zone (with Capt. Ed Friend) Terre Haute [edit ] Iowa [edit ] Cedar Rapids/Waterloo [edit ] Davenport [edit ] Des Moines/Ames [edit ] Mason City/Fort Dodge [edit ] Bart's Clubhouse (hosted by Bart Curran) Uncle Dick's Fun House Quad Cities [edit ] Sioux City [edit ] KVTV Bingo's Big Top (with Dave Madsen) KVTV Book Bandwagon KVTV Canyon Kid's Corner (with Jim Henry) WTIV Cartoon Time (with Gene Quilleash, Dutch Meyers) WTIV Commander Four (with John Rickwa, Gene Quilleash) KMEG Klarence the Klown (with Bill Bass) KNEG Pops (with Dave Webber) KMEG Puppin's Place (with Tim Poppen) Kansas [edit ] Wichita [edit ] Kentucky [edit ] Bowling Green [edit ] WLTV-TV: Uncle Albert's General Store 1962-64 (with George Goldtrap) Lexington [edit ] WKYT-TV: The Windy Wonderful Show 1959-65 (with Mary Ann Kuykendall) Louisville [edit ] WAVE-TV: The Magic Forest (with Ed Kallay, Julie Shaw) WHAS-TV: The T Bar V Ranch (with Randy Atcher, "Cactus" Tom Brooks) WHAS-TV: Cartoon Circus (with Randy Atcher) Funsville (Presto The Magic Clown) Paducah [edit ] Louisiana [edit ] Baton Rouge [edit ] Monroe [edit ] The Happiness Exchange (KNOE-TV) New Orleans [edit ] Shreveport [edit ] Maine [edit ] Bangor [edit ] Portland [edit ] WGAN/ WGME: Cap'n and the Kids (with Lloyd Knight) Maryland [edit ] Baltimore [edit ] Massachusetts [edit ] Boston [edit ] Springfield [edit ] The Admiral and Swabby (with Gary Garrison, Norm Goyer) The Swabby Show Bozo the Clown Cy's Weather Elby's Weather Worcester [edit ] Michigan [edit ] Detroit [edit ] Detroit Area [edit ] Kids Enjoy Yourselves Without Drugs Get Up Get Out Flint [edit ] Grand Rapids [edit ] Kalamazoo [edit ] WWMT-TV/ WKZO-TV: Channel 3 Clubhouse (with Beanie Brown, Uncle Fred and others) Minnesota [edit ] Austin [edit ] The Uncle Robb (Buff "Uncle Robb" Setterquist KMMT Channel 6) Duluth [edit ] Minneapolis/St. Paul [edit ] Rochester [edit ] Missouri [edit ] Joplin [edit ] Kansas City [edit ] KMBC-TV: Torey and Friends (hosted by Torey Southwick) St. Louis [edit ] Springfield [edit ] KOLR/KTTS: Birthday Party (with Rene Handley) KOLR/KTTS: Captain Briny (with Wayne Grisham) KYTV: The Children's Hour (with Norma Champion) KOLR/KTTS: Television Classroom KSPR: Sammy's Place Montana [edit ] Billings [edit ] Butte [edit ] KXLF: Popeye, Wallaby and Friends KXLF: Tots and Teens (with Paul Simitzes) KXLF: XL Corral (with Paul Simitzes) Nebraska [edit ] Lincoln [edit ] KOLN/ KGIN: Cartoon Corral Scottsbluff [edit ] KSTF: The Wilmer Worm Show (with June Beaman) Nevada [edit ] Las Vegas [edit ] New Hampshire [edit ] Manchester [edit ] WMUR: Ring-A-Ding The Clown Show (Dwight Damon) [15 ] New Jersey [edit ]
New York and Pennsylvania markets New Mexico [edit ] Albuquerque [edit ] New York [edit ] Albany/Schenectady [edit ] Romper Room ("Miss Diane") Commander Ralph (with Ralph Vartigian) Freddy Freihoffer Show (with Jim Fisk) Binghamton [edit ] WNBF-TV: TV Ranch Club (with Bill Parker) (1949–1959) WNBF-TV: The Officer Bill Show (with Bill Parker) (1964–1972) WNBF-TV: Popeye and the Admiral (with Len Hathaway) WMGC-TV: Romper Room WMGC-TV: Bozo the Clown (with Larry Crabb) Buffalo [edit ] Elmira/Ithaca [edit ] Jerry's Playhouse (with Jerry White) TV Clubhouse (with "Coach" Carl Proper) New York [edit ] WNBC, later WABD: The Children's Hour (with Stan Lee Broza) WABC-TV, WNEW, WOR: Romper Room ("Miss Gloria", "Miss Joan", "Miss Barbara", "Miss Louise", "Miss Mary Ann", "Miss Molly") WNBC: Uncle Wethbee (with Tex Antoine) WNYW/WNEW/WABD: Freddie the Fireman (with Ed McCurdy) WNYW/WNEW/WABD: J. Fred Muggs Show WNYW/WNEW/WABD: Sandy Becker's Fun House! (hosted by Sandy Becker) WNYW/WNEW/WABD: Funny Bunny (with Dick Noel) WNYW/WNEW: Wonderama (with Sonny Fox and Bob McAllister) WNYW/WNEW: The Sandy Becker Show WNYW/WNEW: Felix the Cat and Friends (with "Uncle Fred" Scott and Allen Swift) WNYW: The D.J. Kat Show WWOR-TV/ WOR-TV, later WPIX: The Merry Mailman (with Ray Heatherton) WWOR-TV/ WOR-TV: Happy Felton's Knothole Gang (with Happy Felton) WWOR-TV/ WOR-TV: The Johnny Andrews Show (with Johnny Andrews, Paul Ashley and Chuck McCann) WWOR-TV/ WOR-TV: Little Tom Tom at the Wigwam Party ( Gene London) WWOR-TV/ WOR-TV: MerryTunes Circus (Claude Kirchner) WWOR-TV/ WOR-TV: Merry Mailman's Funhouse (Ray Heatherton) WWOR-TV/ WOR-TV: The Scrub Club (Claude Kirchner) WWOR-TV/ WOR-TV: The Super Adventure Theater (Claude Kirchner) WWOR-TV/ WOR-TV: Terrytoons Circus (Claude Kirchner) WWOR-TV/ WOR-TV: The Space Explorer's Club ( Al Hodge) WWOR-TV/ WOR-TV: Space Station Nine ( Chubby Jackson) WWOR-TV/ WOR-TV: Steampipe Alley ( Mario Cantone and Judy Katchska) WPIX: Popeye ( "Captain Allen" Swift) WPIX/ WNEW: The Chuck McCann Show WNYW/WNEW: The Soupy Sales Show WNYW/WNEW: Lunch with Soupy Sales WNYW/WNEW: Great Bombo's Magic Cartoon Circus Lunchtime Show (with Chuck McCann and Paul Ashley) WNYW/WNEW: Just for Fun! (Sonny Fox) WNYW/WNEW: Speak Out (Sonny Fox) WNYW/WNEW: Chuck McCann's Laurel and Hardy Show (with Chuck McCann and Paul Ashley) WPIX: Bozo the Clown (with Bill Britten) WNBC: Watch Your Child/The Me Too Show WNBC/ WNBT: Facts N' Fun (with Shari Lewis) WNBC: Birthday House (with Paul Tripp) WABC-TV: Tinker's Workshop (with Bob Keeshan, Dom DeLuise, Henry Burbig, and Gene London) WABC-TV: Jolly Gene and His Fun Machine (with Bill Britten) WABC-TV: Time for Fun (with Joseph Bova) WABC-TV: The Tommy Seven Show (with Ed Bakey) WPIX: Joya's Fun School WPIX: The Magic Garden WPIX: Kartoon Klub (Shari Lewis) WPIX: Shariland (Shari Lewis) WPIX: Cartoon Zoo (Milt Moss) WPIX: Cartoon Express (Bill Britten) WPIX: Clubhouse Gang ( Joe Bolton) WPIX: Let's Have Fun! (Chuck McCann, Paul Ashley, Terry Bennett) WPIX: Laurel and Hardy and Chuck (Chuck McCann) WPIX: The Surprise Show (Hank Stohl; Morey Bunin; Jimmy Boyd) WPIX: The Carol Corbett Show (Carol Corbett) WPIX: The Chuck McCann Show (with Chuck McCann and Paul Ashley) WPIX: The Beachcomber Bill Show (with Bill Biery; Herb Bass) WPIX: Pancake Man (with Hal Smith) WCBS-TV: The Patchwork Family (with Carol Corbett, Carey Antebi) WCBS-TV: Terry Tell Time (with Carol Reed; Morey Bunin; Hope Bunin) WNET/WNTA: The Puppet Hotel (with Chuck McCann and Paul Ashley) WNET/WNTA: Junior Frolics (with "Uncle Fred" Sayles) WNET/WNTA: Junior Carnival (with "Uncle Steve" Hollis) (Sunday version of essentially same show with different host) WNET/WNTA: Studio 99½ (with Jimmy Nelson) WNET, WNTA: Super Serial (with Al Hodge, Eric Page) WNET, WNTA: Funderama (with Herb Sheldon, Arnold Stang, Morey Amsterdam) Plattsburgh [edit ] Scoop O'Brian presented 1950s Superman TV episodes Rochester [edit ] Romper Room ("Miss Ann", "Miss Rita") Skipper Sam Gary the Happy Pirate Syracuse/Auburn [edit ] Romper Room ("Miss Cathy", "Miss Joan") Ladybug's Garden (with Cathy Stampalia and Jerry Sanders) Magic Toy Shop (with "Play Lady" ( Jean Daugherty); "Miss Merrily" (Marilyn Hubbard) and "Eddie Flum Num" (Socrates Sampson)) Pappyland (originally on local public access before going national from WCNY - TV) Salty Sam's Super Saturday (Bill Lape) Utica/Rome [edit ] Watertown [edit ] Kiddie Karnival (with Dan Burgess) The Danny Burgess Show North Carolina [edit ] Asheville [edit ] WLOS Mr. Bill and Bozo WLOS Mr. Bill's Workshop (with Bill Norwood) Charlotte [edit ] WBTV: Junior Rancho/Little Rascals Club (with Fred Kirby) WSOC: Clown Carnival (with Brooks Lindsay) Romper Room ("Miss Melissa", "Miss Jody", "Miss Carol") Sgt. Mills Ever-Ever Land Greenville/New Bern [edit ] Raleigh/Durham [edit ] Winston-Salem/Greensboro [edit ] WFMY: Six-Gun Playhouse (with George Perry) WFMY: The Old Rebel and Pecos Pete Show (with George Perry, Jim Tucker and "Lonesome Lee" Marshall) WGHP: Romper Room Mr. Green North Dakota [edit ] Bismarck [edit ] KFYR: Romper Room(with "Miss Connie" Burnham & ""Miss Vonnie" Becker) KFYR: Marshall Bill (with Bill Owen) Fargo [edit ] Ohio [edit ] Akron [edit ] Canton [edit ] WJAN-TV: Milton The Milkman WJAN-TV: Alfred Alligator Cincinnati [edit ] Cleveland [edit ] Columbus [edit ] Romper Room ACTV/Access 21 BeBe the Clown WBNS-TV Luci's Toy Shop (with Lucille Gasaway) WBNS-TV Flippo the Clown (with Bob Marvin) WTTE-TV TV28 Kids' Club (with Susan Gilbert) WTTE-TV Fox28 Kids' Club (with Yolanda Harris) WCLS-TV Crystal Palace (with Nina Gilbert) Dayton [edit ] Romper Room ("Miss Jo", "Miss Anne") Ferdy Fussbudget (with Ken Hardin) Uncle Orrie (with Joe Rockhold) Nosey the Clown (with Jack Jacobson) Charlie Goodtime (with Dave Eaton) Toody the Clown WKEF-TV Clubhouse 22 (with Malcolm Macleod, " Dr. Creep") Lima [edit ] The Barry Patch (with Barry Willis) Charlie's Cartoon Clubhouse (with Chuck Osburn) For Kids Only (with Sam Fitzsimmons) Springfield [edit ] Steubenville [edit ] Toledo [edit ] Youngstown [edit ] Oklahoma [edit ] Oklahoma City [edit ] KOCO Lunch With Hoho (with Hoho the Clown) WKY 3-D Danny (with Danny Williams) WKY Circle 4 Ranch Foreman Scotty Tulsa [edit ] Oregon [edit ] Eugene [edit ] Portland [edit ] KPTV: Addie Bobkins (with Bob Adkins), 1961–64 [19 ] KPTV: Bar 27 Corral (with Heck' Harper) KPTV: Bent Nails (with Gene Brendler), early 1960s KATU: Bumpity KOIN: Cartoon Circus with "Mr. Duffy" (played by Frank Kincaid), 1958–71 KPTV: Uncle Charlie (with Charlie LaFranchise. Railroad Engineer host of Round House, model trains & cartoons, late 1950s/early 1960s) KPTV: Uncle Charlie's Den 1962-?? (with Charlie LaFranchise) KPDX: Galaxy Robot KGW: "Heck" Harper KPTV/ KOIN: Mister Moon (with Ed Leahy), 1955–1958 KPTV: The Ramblin' Rod Show (with Rod Anders) KATU: Romper Room KATU/ KPTV: Rusty Nails (with Jim Allen; hosted Three Stooges shorts) KATU: Cartoonival with Rusty Nails KOIN: Saddlepals (with Red Dunning), 1953–55 KPTV: Dr Zoom (with George Ross, "Mad Scientist" character) Pennsylvania [edit ] Erie [edit ] The Pappy Show (with Skip Lecher) Harrisburg/Lancaster [edit ] Cowboy Pete (Paul Baker) Percy Platypus and Friends (a.k.a. Per-Ki Place) (with Marijane Landis and Jim Freed) Pete McTee's Clubhouse Romper Room ("Miss Marcia") Sunshine Corners (with Marijane Landis) Tricky Ricky and Popeye Johnstown/Altoona [edit ] Romper Room ("Miss Sally", "Miss Patty") Sy Seaweed's Popeye Playhouse (with Charlie Ritchey) Philadelphia [edit ] Pittsburgh [edit ] Scranton/Wilkes-Barre [edit ] Buckskin Jim (Jim Ward) Captain Orbit (Jim Ward) The Land of Hatchy Milatchy (with Nancy Berg and Judy Burns) [20 ] Rosco the Clown (with Frank LaBarr) Romper Room ("Miss Marion" and "Miss Mary Ruth") Showboat (with Nancy Berg) The Uncle Ted Show (with Ted Raub) Topper's Clubhouse Rhode Island [edit ] Providence [edit ] South Carolina [edit ] Charleston [edit ] The Adventure Lady (with Anna Lee Smalls) Commodore Moore Happy Raine (with Lorraine "Rainey" Evans) Princess Charleen (with Charleen Carrel) Uncle Charlie's Playhouse (with Charlie Hall) Columbia [edit ] Cactus Quave (with Mackie Quave) The Jolly Jim Show (with Jim O'Shea) Mr. Knozit (with Joe Pinner) Princess Pat (with Pat Bouknight) Deputy Billy (with Allen Sloan) Stanley And The Stooges Aboosa Ya Ya Florence/Myrtle Beach [edit ] Captain Ashby (with Ashby Ward) Spaceship C-8 (with Dick Taylor) Greenville/Spartanburg [edit ] Captain Jack and Mr. Dutch (with Jack Six and Rene Royaards) The Little Rascals (with Monty DuPuy) Sunday Island (with Jack Six and Rene Royaards) Tim the Squirrel/Mr. Dutch (with Rene Royaards) South Dakota [edit ] Rapid City [edit ] Sioux Falls [edit ] Tennessee [edit ] Chattanooga [edit ] Mr. Chickaroonie (with Warren Herring and Mildred Gaither)
Chattanooga's first local and live children's show transmitted from WDEF TV, 1953 - 1955. The term, "Chickaroonie", was created as an emphatic expression by Luther Massingale over WDEF radio. "Chickaroonie!"
Jackson [edit ] WBBJ/WDXI: The Cousin Tuny Show (with Doris Freeman as Cousin Tuny) The Sheriff Big Jim Show Knoxville [edit ] Memphis [edit ] Nashville [edit ] Texas [edit ] Abilene [edit ] KRBC Cousin Pogo and Calvin Kiwi Amarillo [edit ] Austin [edit ] Beaumont/Port Arthur [edit ] Cowboy John (with John Gardener) Corpus Christi [edit ] KZTV Uncle Bob's Playhouse Dallas/Fort Worth [edit ] El Paso [edit ] Houston/Galveston [edit ] Cadet Don (with Al Eisenmann) Happy Hollow (with Mary Jane Vandiver) Kitirik (with Bunny Orsak) (1954–71) Mary Jane's Magic Castle (with Mary Jane Vandiver) Kiddie Troopers (with Don Mahoney and Jeanna Clare) No-No the Clown Lubbock [edit ] Odessa/Midland [edit ] San Antonio [edit ] Captain Gus (Joe Alston) Johnny's Treehouse (Johnny Dugan) Utah [edit ] Salt Lake City [edit ] Vermont [edit ] Burlington [edit ] Virginia [edit ] Norfolk/Portsmouth [edit ] Richmond [edit ] Roanoke/Lynchburg [edit ] WLVA: Cactus Kids Club (with George Weeks) Washington, D.C. [edit ] Washington [edit ] Bellingham [edit ] KVOS: Frisky Frolics (1970s-1980s) Everett [edit ] Channel 3/Everett Cablevision: Jaycee Clown Show (with Crash the Clown (Nik Boldrini) and Officer Pup (Richard Boldrin) (1971–72)) Seattle/Tacoma [edit ] Spokane [edit ] Yakima [edit ] West Virginia [edit ] Charleston/Huntington [edit ] Parkersburg [edit ] WTAP PMA Pulse (with Todd Baucher) Wheeling [edit ] Comedy Time Creegan & Crow (hosted by George Creegan) Wisconsin [edit ] Eau Claire [edit ] Green Bay [edit ] Madison [edit ] Milwaukee [edit ] Wausau [edit ] Wyoming [edit ] Casper [edit ] The Fun Ranch (Jack Slothower) Tumbleweed (with Dick Frech) Cheyenne [edit ] Guam [edit ] See also [edit ] External links [edit ] References [edit ] ^ Hollis, Tim (November 2001). Hi There Boys and Girls: America's Local Children's TV Programs. University Press of Mississippi. ISBN 1-57806-396-5 ^ NPR episode "A History of Local Children's TV Programs", aired May 22, 2002 ^ Hollis, Tim (2001). . University Press of Mississippi. p. 27. Hi There, Boys and Girls!: America's Local Children's TV Shows ISBN 1-57806-396-5. ^ Marshal J WMT KPIX KGO Kids Show Host Jay Alexander ^ "Internet Archive Wayback Machine". Web.archive.org. 2011-02-01. Archived from the original on 2011-02-01 . Retrieved . 2012-11-27 ^  ^  ^  ^  ^  ^  ^  ^  ^  ^  ^ "Station Information - WKBN - 27 First News - Local News - Youngstown, Warren, Columbiana, Ohio - Sharon, Pennsylvania". WKBN . Retrieved . 2012-11-27 ^ "TribToday.com - News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information". Tribune Chronicle . Retrieved . 2012-11-27 ^ "Portland Radio Message Board: The Original KLIQ". Pdxradio.net . Retrieved . 2012-11-27 ^ "The Addie Bobkins Show". Kptv.home.comcast.net . Retrieved . 2012-11-27 ^ Apichella, Michael (2010-06-20). "Behind the gates of 'Hatchy Milatchy' - News". Standard Speaker . Retrieved . 2012-11-27 ^ Hollis, Tim (2001). . University Press of Mississippi. p. 260. Hi There, Boys and Girls!: America's Local Children's TV Shows ISBN 1-57806-396-5. ^ Hollis, Tim (2001). . University Press of Mississippi. p. 264. Hi There, Boys and Girls!: America's Local Children's TV Shows ISBN 1-57806-396-5.