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Little Orphan Annie

Part of the WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio's Kids Saturday Morning Show block, we will be rebroadcasting shows from the Little Orphan Annie Show.

Little Orphan Annie

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When we think of Annie, we imagine a little red-haired girl singing "The sun will come out tomorrow." Would it surprise you that she is actually a crime-fighting, bullet-dodging, Nazi-submarine-destroying, Ghost-chasing tyke who packs a mean punch? This is the Little Orphan Annie.

Notoriously sponsored by Ovaltine and later Quaker Puffed Wheat Sparkies, this show was as equally popular with adults as it was with children. The Little Orphan Annie old time radio show is unforgettably heard on the movie, "A Christmas Story."

Little Orphan Annie was the first late-afternoon children's serial and was the mould that set up all the succeeding juvenile radio serial dramas. The old time radio show was based on the 1924 comic strip by Harold Gray for the Chicago Tribune. When Gray first came up with the concept of the strip, he originally had a boy in the main role, and it was named Little Orphan Otto! Gray decided to change the protagonist to a girl because all the other comic strips were of boys solving mysteries. This is what made the show exceptional. In the show, with the help of Daddy Warbuck, a war profiteer and a father figure for Annie, and her faithful dog, Sandy, they fought crime and solved mysteries, all before dinner and bedtime.

Little Orphan Annie

The following is a listing of the shows that will be played on WELF-NPC Radio. Each week we will feature a new show from the list under the heading of show listed above. We will continue to rotate through this list until we remove the show from the radio station.

Show Title Originally Aired
Tin Box N/A
0917 Little Orphan Annie's Party 10/18/1935
0918 Jake Sick 10/21/1935
0919 To Work 10/22/1935
0920 Little Orphan Annie Joe's Plan 10/23/1935
1018 Mr. Flint Selling Stock In the Toll Bridge N/A Playing this week on WELF-NPC
1019 Mr. Flint Tries to Sell Stock to Jake Levy N/A
1020 Watching Bridge Being Built N/A
1021 Second Grade Logs Used to Build Bridge N/A
1026 Tony Is Arrested For Robbery N/A
1027 Light In the Mysterious Deserted House N/A
1038 Bill Corwin Has Disappeared N/A
1039 Looking For Bill Corwin N/A
1066 Bridge Is Destroyed N/A
1067 Telegram For Mr. Silo N/A
1068 Mr. Silo Prepares For Trip N/A
1069 Little Orphan Annie and Joe Are Going to Mississippi N/A
Auction Jed's Showboat N/A
1164 Wright Brothers 33rd Anniversary 06/16/1936
1165 Who Shot Tom Baines' Dog 06/17/1936
1534 Building A Radio Transmitter N/A
1535 Daddy Warbucks Searches For Little Orphan Annie N/A
1536 Queen of the Island N/A
1537 Diamonds N/A
1538 Testing the Diamonds N/A
1539 Daddy Warbucks Hears Radio Signals N/A
1554 Temple in the Jungle N/A
follows mysterious lady 09/20/1940
Pearl Diver N/A
Little Orphan Annie Follows Mystery Lady 11/20/1940

Other shows playing on WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio:

Dick Tracy
It's a Fibber Christmas
Jungle Jim
The Lone Ranger
Little Orphan Annie
Sherlock Holmes
Howdy Doody Time
WELF-NPC Weekly News Update
Mark Trail
Untold History Revealed
Comic Weekly Man
Christmas Music Hour


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