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Category: Captain Ken/Grandpa Ken

Captain Ken on Channel 9

In 1960, Ken Wagner moved his show from WOC-TV in Davenport, Iowa to KMSP-TV in Minneapolis.  He actually hosted two programs.  The first was Kartoontime at 8AM, carrying the title of Dave Lee’s program.    The second show was Cap’n Ken’s Cartoon Showboat, which aired at 6PM. These photos are from a 1963 magazine article.  The […]

Ken Wagner – Grandpa Ken/Captain Ken

Ken Wagner entertained Minnesota children from 1960 to 1973 on KMSP, channel 9.  When the show began, Wagner was known as Captain Ken, a character he originally created for WOC-TV in Davenport, Iowa.   In later years, the Captain retired and was known to viewers as Grandpa Ken.    A talented artist, Wagner would often sketch out […]

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