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Big John & Sparkie

The series originated in Cincinnati and was titled No School Today in 1947.  First broadcast 02/01/50 as a ABC 30 minute program, five days a week, the program was renamed Big Jon & Sparkie.  Big Jon, played by Jon Arthur, was heard at 5:00 p.m.  In 1951 it was reduced to a 15 minute program.  At the same time, you could tuned in Big Jon on Saturdays and listen to a full two hours beginning on 02/18/51.  Around 1951 the show was shortened to 90 minutes.  This weekend edition was called No School Today.  No permanent sponsor was heard, but a variety of sponsorships paid the bills. 

 

Show # of Shows Cost  
Big John and Sparkie 97 $7



 

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