NYC-area TV/Radio

The Sandy Becker Show
Sandy Becker
This children's show aired on WNEW-TV (5) in New York City.  It featured characters like double-talking disc jockey Hambone, know-it-all Big Professor, incompetent mad scientist Dr. Gesundheit, and simple-minded Norton Nork. Hand puppets included Marvin Mouse, Googie, Geeba Geeba, Sir Clive Clyde, Wowee the Indian, the space creature Sputnik, and Danny Moran.
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Posted by Mr.TVK at 12:40 am (PST) on Fri March 10, 2017   
Sandy Becker passed away in April,1996.
Posted by Kids TV Kid at 10:26 am (PDT) on Mon May 19, 2014   
Sorry..LB But..there are no surviving videotape or kinnie film prints
of Sandy Becker's tv puppet version of "A Christmas Carol".Cry
Posted by Duff at 8:08 am (PDT) on Fri April 5, 2013   
Hey, Kids TV Kid... It's fine to edit your previously-posted comments.
Posted by Kids TV Kid at 5:26 am (PDT) on Fri April 5, 2013   
Yes! Sonny Fox was the first host of the kids tv game
show"Just For Fun!"..Saturday mornings on WNEW TV
Ch.5 in NYC from Saturday October 3,1959 to Saturday
July 31,1965. Fred Scott..would serve as the program's
second and last mc for the remainder of the series' run.
Posted by Kids TV Kid at 9:20 am (PDT) on Thu April 4, 2013   
Yes! Sandy Becker was the first host/performer of "Wonderama!" on Sunday afternoons on WABD TV Ch.5 in NYC..But he only did the show for one season..because he was doing other tv shows on Ch.5 and hosting "Young Dr. Malone" on CBS Radio and other projects..the stress of mc'ing the program for
six hours live got to be too much and he left the program in August, 1956 (Sandy
began hosting the show on Sunday September 25, 1955)..Herb Sheldon became
the series second mc..for two seasons (9/16/1956-8/1958)..Then Bill Britten mc's 
the show for the remainder of the 1958 tv season. Sonny Fox hosted the show for
8 and half years (1/4/1959-8/1967) and Bob McCallister hosted the series for ten
years (8/1967-12/25/1977). BTW: Herb Sheldon was the first mc to host the show on Sunday mornings.
Posted by Bob K at 3:28 pm (PST) on Sun November 25, 2012   
I believe Sonny Fox was the original host of both "Just for Fun" on Saturday mornings, and Wonderama on Sunday mornings on WNEW channel 5.  I was a faithful watcher of the show.
Posted by Duff at 3:46 am (PDT) on Mon September 17, 2012   
LB, you could try the Museum of Television and Radio in New York, or possibly someone at WNYW (formerly WNEW channel 5) could help.
Posted by LB at 7:18 pm (PDT) on Sun September 16, 2012   
Is there a way to get a copy of the original Sandy Becker's Christmas Carrol with Geeba Geeba?
Posted by andrew fernandez at 2:41 pm (PDT) on Sun March 18, 2012   
last heard of him he was the original announcer of h.b.o.
Posted by paktype at 4:21 pm (PDT) on Fri June 24, 2011   
Wasn't Sandy Becker the original host of Wonderama? I only remember the immortal Bob McAllister.

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