Unidentified performer on "The Children's Hour"
When WCAU-TV signed on the air in March of 1948, the first regularly scheduled program to air on the station was "The Children's Hour."
Unidentified personnel on "The Children's Hour"
The radio program first came on the air during the fall of 1927 as a 13 week promotion for the new shopping area at 69th and Market Streets in Upper Darby. It lasted over 30 years.
Unidentified personnel on the set of "The Children's Hour"
The accordian player is in this shot and the one directly above. However, they are entirely different photographs. Note that the boom operator was wearing a suit (normal for the era).
Broadcast Pioneers member Neil Harvey was a performer on the radio version of this program in the 1930s. The number of "children" appearing on this series was in the ten of thousands over the life of the broadcast.
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Photos originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers member Michael Muderick
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