NYC-area TV/Radio

'Officer' Joe Bolton
Officer Joe Bolton
Joe Bolton hosted children's programs on New York City's WPIX-TV (11). His "Clubhouse Gang" program showed Little Rascals films, and "Funhouse" featured The Three Stooges.

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Posted by Mr.Nostalgia2 at 1:46 am (PDT) on Mon July 18, 2016   
If any of the other users want to know more about "Officer Joe"
Bolton's career in radio and tv?

  I hope that you will check out an article written about him in 
"The NYC Kids Show Round Up"/"Lost Kids Shows"section of
"The TV Party"website...www.tvparty.comsurprisedsmilewink
Posted by LoyalTubist at 7:32 pm (PDT) on Sat July 16, 2016   
I'm not from New York but I know Joe Bolton was there for a long time. I have a recording of a radio show, the Cuckoo Hour with Raymond Knight, from the New Amsterdam Theater and heard over WOR and the Mutual Broadcasting System on Sunday, February 14, 1936, at 6:00 PM (EST). The announcer is one Joseph Bolton.
Posted by unclekipsy at 12:45 pm (PST) on Wed January 7, 2015   
I recall watching the "Three Stooges", weekdays, after school.  It was a 1/2 hr. show and Officer Joe Bolton was the emcee (is that the right word?) of the show.
Posted by Bob Matthews at 8:59 am (PDT) on Fri April 5, 2013   
I was speaking of the cartoon Police Chief giving orders to Dick Tracy, in the cartoon.
Posted by Duff at 8:04 am (PDT) on Fri April 5, 2013   
Yeah, I think there's some confusion here. "Police Chief" Joe Bolton was the live host of the cartoon show.
Posted by Kids TV Kid at 5:35 am (PDT) on Fri April 5, 2013   
The actual title of the program..where "Officer Joe" Bolton
would entertain and inform his viewers inbetween the reruns
of "The Three Stooges" films was "The Three Stooges Funhouse".
Posted by Kids TV Kid at 3:51 am (PDT) on Fri April 5, 2013   
"Police Chief Joe" Bolton would talk to "Dick Tracy" on his
wrist radio..(Which I suspect was really "Police Chief Joe's"
wrist watch)..but I don't recall hearing a pre recorded voice
over of "Dick Tracy's" (Mr.Everett Sloane's) on the air?

Basically..I recall the chief talking into his wrist radio to
"Tracy" and the scene would shift to the cartoon.
Posted by Bob Matthews at 8:42 pm (PDT) on Thu April 4, 2013   
I remember the Police Chief would speak long involved instructions into his desk microphone to Tracy. No matter what the instructions were Tracy invariably answered, "OK Chief, I'll get right on it." Then, "Dick Tracy, over and out!"
Posted by Kids TV Kid at 9:26 am (PDT) on Thu April 4, 2013   
Joe Bolton also served as the Police Chief host/performer of "The Dick
Tracy Show" on WPIX TV Ch.11 in NYC..the series which aired reruns of
The UPA "Dick Tracy" TV Cartoon was seen weekday evenings on Ch.11
from Thursday September 7, 1961 to Friday August 31, 1963.

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