Letters to Santa - 1977
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. The 1977 calendar matches the 2011 calendar and below you will find links to programs leading up to Christmas. Unfortunately the 1977 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.
Molly Hoffman is the announcer who begins and ends each program.