Growing up in the New York City television market of the 1970s, the Horror Host phenomenon was all but over. Zacherley, the Cool Ghoul had finished his hosting duties in the mid-1960s, eventually gravitating to the FM disc jockey field. Over at Metromedia channel 5 (WNEW-TV), voice announcer Lou Steele (“It’s 10 p.m.! Do you know where your children are?”) was The Creep. However, that run lasted until 1973. So, for such a huge market as The Big Apple was, and is, no other Horror Host ever graced the airwaves in NYC again.
A week or two ago I visited my favorite blog, Classic Film and TV Cafe, and noticed a badge I hadn’t seen before. Its title, The Classic TV Blog Association. I clicked on it and read the details about this organization I’d love to be a part of. Now, I have to admit that the best part of blogging for me is being a part of a community of classic film and television lovers who share stories and memories while also learning from passionate fans. I know very little about formal blogging organizations and, given my very casual style (if you will), I feel rather unworthy to even ask about those types of things. In truth I started blogging strictly for fun after reading other people’s commentaries I thought, hey, I can do that. And so I did.