The 60th Anniversary of the J.P. Patches Show

Categories:History, Video

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On Monday, Feb. 10th, 1958 at 10 o’clock, The J.P. Patches Show went on the air on KIRO-TV as the station’s first live broadcast. It ran for 23 years; twice a day for 13 years (plus Saturdays), 8 years mornings only, 2 years Saturday morning only. When it left the air in 1981, it was the longest running locally produced children’s program in the country.

Chris Wedes’ and Bob Newman’s trademark humor entertained generations of children and grown-ups alike. They’re influence on the culture of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest will be forever remembered.

Happy Anniversary J.P.!

Click here to see KIRO 7’s archive of J.P. Patches footage and tributes.

And visit the I.C.U.2 TV page on this site to see more video.

Click here to see more of KIRO 7’s 60 Year Anniversary.

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