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Classic Minnesota children's shows

Category: KSTP

Horror Incorporated

Kids grew up watching Casey Jones, Axel, Clancy and Willie, and Grandpa Ken on Minnesota television.  Eventually kids become teenagers and their interests change a bit.    For  me, there were monster movies.    The showcase for classic (and not so classic) horror movies was Horror Incorporated, on KSTP, channel 5.   The program was […]

Commander Saturn Unmasked!

Commander Saturn appeared briefly on televisions in the spring and summer of 1955.   The show ran weekday afternoons on KSTP-TV, Channel 5, and was off the air by fall.    Commander Saturn was played by Lan Singer, and few details were known about him. David Singer, Lan’s son, recently contacted me and provided some further information […]

The Commander Saturn Mystery!

I recently spent a day researching Twin Cities kids shows at the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting.   I’ve been trying to document exactly when these show started and ended.  You’ll find a lot of those results posted on the Timeline page. And while digging through stacks of old TV Guides, I stumbled on a blurb about […]

Daryl Laub – Skipper Darl, J.P. Patches and T.N.Tatters

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 […]

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