Sally Starr Calls It A Career
April 4, 2011 at 3:18 PM (PT)
Longtime Country radio host and former PHILADELPHIA children's TV icon SALLY STARR has announced her retirement after 62 years in broadcasting. According to CBSPHILLY.COM, the 88-year-old host of "Suppertime Jamboree" on CLEAR COMMUNICATIONS Oldies WVLT (CRUISIN' 92.1)/VINELAND, NJ is calling it quits due to health reasons. Her last radio show was SATURDAY, although she will still make personal appearances.
"OUR GAL SAL" was a fixture on ABC affiliate WFIL-TV (now WPVI-TV (6ABC))/PHILADELPHIA from 1955 through 1971, hosting POPEYE cartoons; she later briefly hosted similar shows on crosstown WTAF-TV (now FOX O&O WTXF-TV (FOX 29)), WSJT-TV/VINELAND (now UNIVISION O&O WUVP-TV), and WTGI-TV/WILMINGTON (now ION O&O WPPX-TV) . She also hosted Country shows on the old WJMJ-A. STARR retired from WVLT once before, in 2006, but returned in 2009.