Life without The Cool Ghoul

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Zacherley, The Cool Ghoul

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.

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