December 13, 2014

SMF IN 2015

Howdy, folks. Your blogmaster here with some announcements.

First up, I want to thank everyone who has come by week in and week out to check out what I'm doing here. Saturday morning was an important part of my childhood, and I hope I've sparked some memories of your own with what I'm doing. And for those of you just joining us this week, or next week, or the week after for the first time, WELCOME! Hang your hat, stay a while.

Second, with the hustle and bustle of the holidays upon us, this busy time of year has prompted me to take a little vacation during the time when programs were usually in rerun mode anyway. But, fret not! New entries will be back before you know it beginning JANUARY 17TH. And boy do we have some fun in store for all of you! 2015 will begin the reign of the THEME MONTH here on SMF. Each month we'll be presenting shows that tie together with a particular theme, so you'll have a pretty good idea of when some of your favorites will be coming around (but be sure to check out the rest, as you might find something new to like).

In February, we begin with BLACK HISTORY MONTH where we'll look at shows that prominently star black characters. And believe you me, when some of these shows aired that fact was a VERY big deal.

March will bring us the DISNEY AFTERNOON MONTH, where we'll look at programs that aired on both the beloved weekday syndication block AND Saturday mornings.

Remember when your favorite shows would come back and feature younger versions of the characters? Betcha didn't know that was called BABYFICATION, and in April we'll take a look at some Baby-fied cartoons.

With Avengers: Age of Ultron due out in May, what better time to look at the stable of Marvel Comics productions? That's right, it's MIGHTY MARVEL MONTH in May (hey, an M-month...that worked out nicely!).

It's power to the players in June when we do VIDEO GAME MONTH.

Back to the Future turns 30 in July, so we're breaking out MOVIES MONTH to showcase the programs spun off from various movies.

Crime doesn't pay in August when the best (or worst) crime-fighters in the world take on the best (or worst) criminals ever in LAW & DISORDER MONTH.

Jem and the Holograms are getting a movie in October, but we'll be celebrating that in September with TOY TOONS MONTH. Why? Because...

...October will be our second HALLOWEEN MONTH as we explore more creepy shows with things that go bump in the night.

The Peanuts feature film lands in November, so it's time to explore its comic strip roots with COMIC STRIPS MONTH.

And with Star Wars 7 on the horizon, December will take us to a GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY MONTH as we journey to the final frontier with programs set in the vastness of space.

Lastly, you can check me out once again on the radio, WGBB 1240 AM out of Long Island, on Sunday, December 21st on It Came From the Radio at 4PM, eastern. Don't live in the area? You can stream it live from the station's website.

Have a great holiday season, and we'll see you again in 2015!

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