List of local children's television series (United States)

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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]

The 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.

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Television Broadcast Markets[edit]

Alabama[edit]

Anniston[edit]

Birmingham[edit]

Dothan[edit]

Florence[edit]

Huntsville/Decatur[edit]

Mobile[edit]

Montgomery[edit]

Alaska[edit]

Anchorage[edit]

Fairbanks[edit]

Arizona[edit]

Phoenix[edit]

Tucson[edit]

Yuma[edit]

Arkansas[edit]

El Dorado/Monroe[edit]

Fort Smith[edit]

Little Rock[edit]

California[edit]

Bakersfield[edit]

Fresno[edit]

Glendale[edit]

Los Angeles[edit]

Oakland[edit]

Sacramento/Stockton[edit]

San Diego[edit]

San Francisco[edit]

Deputy Jay

San Jose[edit]

Visalia[edit]

Colorado[edit]

Denver[edit]

Connecticut[edit]

Hartford[edit]

New Haven[edit]

Delaware[edit]

SEE Pennsylvania, Maryland, and District of Columbia markets

District of Columbia[edit]

Washington[edit]

Florida[edit]

Fort Myers[edit]

Jacksonville[edit]

Miami[edit]

St. Petersburg[edit]

West Palm Beach[edit]

Georgia[edit]

Atlanta[edit]

Augusta[edit]

Columbus[edit]

Macon[edit]

Savannah[edit]

program; later replaced by Col. Frank.

Thomasville[edit]

Hawaii[edit]

Honolulu[edit]

KHON (Channel 2):

KGU/KITV/KHVH (now KITV) (Channel 4):

KGMB (Channel 9):

KTRG (now KHNL) (Channel 13):

Idaho[edit]

Boise[edit]

Illinois[edit]

Chicago[edit]

Peoria[edit]

Quad Cities[edit]

SEE Quad Cities, Iowa market

Rockford[edit]

Harrisburg[edit]

Indiana[edit]

Evansville[edit]

Fort Wayne[edit]

Indianapolis[edit]

South Bend[edit]

Terre Haute[edit]

Iowa[edit]

Cedar Rapids/Waterloo[edit]

Davenport[edit]

Des Moines/Ames[edit]

Mason City/Fort Dodge[edit]

Quad Cities[edit]

Sioux City[edit]

Kansas[edit]

Wichita[edit]

Kentucky[edit]

Bowling Green[edit]

Louisville[edit]

Paducah[edit]

Louisiana[edit]

Baton Rouge[edit]

Monroe[edit]

New Orleans[edit]

Shreveport[edit]

Maine[edit]

Bangor[edit]

Portland[edit]

Maryland[edit]

Baltimore[edit]

Massachusetts[edit]

Boston[edit]

Springfield[edit]

Worcester[edit]

Michigan[edit]

Detroit[edit]

Detroit Area[edit]

Flint[edit]

Grand Rapids[edit]

Kalamazoo[edit]

Minnesota[edit]

Austin[edit]

Duluth[edit]

Minneapolis/St. Paul[edit]

Rochester[edit]

Missouri[edit]

Joplin[edit]

Kansas City[edit]

St. Louis[edit]

Springfield[edit]

Montana[edit]

Billings[edit]

Butte[edit]

Nebraska[edit]

Lincoln[edit]

KOLN/KGIN: Cartoon Corral[clarification needed]

Scottsbluff[edit]

KSTF: The Wilmer Worm Show (with June Beaman)

Nevada[edit]

Las Vegas[edit]

New Hampshire[edit]

Manchester[edit]

New Jersey[edit]

SEE New York and Pennsylvania markets

New Mexico[edit]

Albuquerque[edit]

New York[edit]

Albany/Schenectady[edit]

Binghamton[edit]

Buffalo[edit]

Elmira/Ithaca[edit]

New York[edit]

Plattsburgh[edit]

Rochester[edit]

Syracuse/Auburn[edit]

Utica/Rome[edit]

Watertown[edit]

North Carolina[edit]

Asheville[edit]

Charlotte[edit]

Greenville/New Bern[edit]

Raleigh/Durham[edit]

Winston-Salem/Greensboro[edit]

North Dakota[edit]

Bismarck[edit]

Fargo[edit]

Ohio[edit]

Akron[edit]

Canton[edit]

Cincinnati[edit]

Cleveland[edit]

Columbus[edit]

Dayton[edit]

Lima[edit]

Springfield[edit]

Steubenville[edit]

Toledo[edit]

Youngstown[edit]

Oklahoma[edit]

Oklahoma City[edit]

Tulsa[edit]

Oregon[edit]

Eugene[edit]

Portland[edit]

Pennsylvania[edit]

Erie[edit]

Harrisburg/Lancaster[edit]

Johnstown/Altoona[edit]

Philadelphia[edit]

Pittsburgh[edit]

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre[edit]

Rhode Island[edit]

Providence[edit]

South Carolina[edit]

Charleston[edit]

Columbia[edit]

Florence/Myrtle Beach[edit]

Greenville/Spartanburg[edit]

South Dakota[edit]

Rapid City[edit]

Sioux Falls[edit]

Tennessee[edit]

Chattanooga[edit]

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]

Knoxville[edit]

Memphis[edit]

Nashville[edit]

Texas[edit]

Abilene[edit]

Amarillo[edit]

Austin[edit]

Beaumont/Port Arthur[edit]

Corpus Christi[edit]

Dallas/Fort Worth[edit]

El Paso[edit]

Houston/Galveston[edit]

Lubbock[edit]

Odessa/Midland[edit]

San Antonio[edit]

Utah[edit]

Salt Lake City[edit]

Vermont[edit]

Burlington[edit]

Virginia[edit]

Norfolk/Portsmouth[edit]

Richmond[edit]

Roanoke/Lynchburg[edit]

Washington, D.C.[edit]

Washington[edit]

Bellingham[edit]

Everett[edit]

Seattle/Tacoma[edit]

Spokane[edit]

Yakima[edit]

West Virginia[edit]

Charleston/Huntington[edit]

Parkersburg[edit]

Wheeling[edit]

Wisconsin[edit]

Eau Claire[edit]

Green Bay[edit]

Madison[edit]

Milwaukee[edit]

Wausau[edit]

Wyoming[edit]

Casper[edit]

Cheyenne[edit]

Guam[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ NPR episode "A History of Local Children's TV Programs", aired May 22, 2002
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