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Category: WTCN

Jack McKenna as Sgt. Scotty

This is a rare image of Jack McKenna as Sgt. Scotty.  McKenna had been a kids show host in Duluth as Captain Q.  Sometime around 1962, McKenna joined WTCN, channel 11.   I’ve had difficulty finding out any specifics about the show.    It may have been a program that ran on Saturday afternoons.   […]

J.P. Patches Peanut Butter

Chris Wedes played J.P. Patches on Channel 11 until 1958 when he moved to Seattle, WA.   J.P. Patches became a hit show throughout the Northwest, running until 1981.    Over the years, J.P. Patches promoted many products including Adams Peanut Butter.    This rare jar featured J.P. on the label and probably dates to the early 1960’s. […]

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