Letters to Santa - 1976

Letters to Santa programs were a staple of the Christmas season at WJMA. Originally the letters were read by "Santa Claus", but beginning in 1973 the letters were read by Mr. Postmaster and Miss Message in Santa's Orange post office. Arch Harrison was the Postmaster and Ann Harrison was Miss Priority Message. They read letters each Christmas season until 1980 when Miss Message went away to school. The Postmaster continued through Christmas 1983 assisted by Sparky the Wonder Elf.

Many of the Letters to Santa programs have been preserved. Bbelow you will find links to programs leading up to Christmas. Unfortunately the 1976 collection is not complete and some days are missing. Beginning with the December 12 program, stories written by Grymes School students were included in the program.

Mary Thompson is the announcer who begins and ends each program.

Enjoy!

Monday, November 29, 1976 (4:39)
Tuesday, November 30, 1976 (4:43)
Wednesday, December 1, 1976 (3:58)
Thursday, December 2, 1976 (4:21)
Friday, December 3, 1976 (6:05)

Monday, December 6, 1976 (5:16)
Tuesday, December 7, 1976 (5:28)
Wednesday, December 8, 1976 (12:11)
Thursday, December 9, 1976 (7:11)
Friday, December 10, 1976 (7:18)

Monday, December 13, 1976 (8:11)
Tuesday, December 14, 1976 (10:27)
Wednesday, December 15, 1976 (10:37)
Thursday, December 16, 1976 (7:17)
Friday, December 17, 1976 (9:35)

Monday, December 20, 1976 (8:04)
Tuesday, December 21, 1976 (6:36)
Wednesday, December 22, 1976 (6:59)
Thursday, December 23, 1976 (7:18)
Friday, December 24, 1976 (13:07)

 


 

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