Captain Daryl on Cartoon Island, starring Daryl Laub, was one of the most popular kid’s shows on Twin Cities television in the late 1950’s. It featured a distinctive, goofy theme which opened and closed the program. Pat Sweeney, one of the leading experts on Minnesota kids shows, has just identified this tune. He was watching […]
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Minnesota broadcasting legend Daryl Laub has passed away at the age of 90. Laub was one of the earliest children’s television hosts in the Twin Cities, creating Captain Darl on WTCN in late 1953. Shortly after that, he hosted a second program as J.P. Patches the Carnival Clown. Laub said that with two shows, he […]
From Billboard July 7, 1956 This fascinating article offers a vivid description of Daryl Laub’s programs on KSTP, channel 5, shortly after the programs moved from WTCN, channel 11. The T.N. Tatters show is familiar and carried over from the J.P. Patches show on WTCN. However this is the first reference I have seen regarding […]
Captain Daryl trading card Captain Daryl was much more sedate than T.N. Tatters, Daryl Laub’s other KSTP character. One of the odd regular features on his show was a toy judge and jury passing judgment on a “case” submitted by one of the young viewers. Cases usually involved issues such as brothers who picked on […]
Daryl Laub has a long and distinguished carreer in broadcasting. He began working in radio in 1943 at WOBH in Rapid City, South Dakota. This was followed by postions at WLOL in Minneapolis, WLAC in Nashville, Tennesee, KNOX in Knoxville, Tennessee, WJJM in Lewisburg, Tennessee, and KMBC in Kansas City, Kansas. In 1949, Daryl returned […]
Here’s Captain Daryl handing out “autographed” pictures of himself at a personal appearance.
Captain Daryl was much more sedate than T.N. Tatters, Daryl Laub’s other KSTP character. One of the odd regular features on his show was a toy judge and jury passing judgment on a “case” submitted by one of the young viewers. Cases usually involved issues such as brothers who picked on their younger siblings or […]