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Big John and Sparky

Big Jon Arthur he was the host of the Saturday morning children's radio series, Big Jon and Sparkie. Sparkie, "the little elf from the land of make-believe, who wants more than anything else in the world to be a real boy,” was actually the recorded voice of Jon Arthur played at a fast speed.

At WSAI in Cincinnati he began the Big Jon and Sparkie show, carried daily on 181 ABC stations beginning in 1950. ABC also aired his two-hour Saturday show, No School Today, heard weekly by 12 million listeners on 275 stations. The show's theme song was "Teddy Bears' Picnic" as sung by Ann Stephens. Cincinnati's Don Kortekamp, who was working at WSAI, became the scriptwriter of Big Jon and Sparkie.

 

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1 - Big J & S - So Close To The Forest We Can't See The Trees
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2 - Big J & S - Where, Oh Where Have Our Little Dogs Gone
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3 - Big J & Sparky - A Mysterious Man In The Shack (Part 2)
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4 - Big J & Sparky - A Mysterious Speck On The Far Horizon
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5 - Big J & Sparky - A Proposed Solution To A Serious Problem
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6 - Big J & Sparky - An Interruption In The Mayor's Wedding
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7 - Big J & Sparky - Detectives Sparky And Yukie Go To Work
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8 - Big J & Sparky - The Kidnappers Double Back, Triple Back
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9 - Big J & Sparky - The Surprise In The Barn On Yukie's Farm
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10 - Big J & Sparky - Tickets, Tickets - Who's Got The Tickets
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