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Classic Minnesota children's shows

Shock Theater debuts February 1958

Most of us fondly remember Horror Incorporated on Channel 5, which started in 1969.   However, the classic monster movies first appeared in the Twin Cities back in 1958.   Shock Theater started on February 1, 1958 with the original 1931 Frankenstein starring Boris Karloff. Shock Theater was  a collection of 52 Universal Horror movies packaged for […]

Minnesota Kid Vid Updates – July 2015

Greetings to everyone that has found their way to the Minnesota Kid Vid site.     We’ve seen a lot more traffic over here recently thanks to all the visitors to the Lunch with Casey page on Facebook.   I appreciate all the kind emails and all the wonderful comments.   Thank you! As you can tell, I don’t […]

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 […]

Merle Edwards – Merle and the Squirrel – The Weatherbird

“Uncle” Merle Edwards was a popular disc jockey at WMIN in the Twin Cities.   He hosted an all night radio show and was known for his humor and warm laughter.    Jeanne Anderson posted the following in her own blog about Twin Cities Music: Merle Edwards was at WMIN from 1949-55 and had shows like “Merle […]

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