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The most famous clown in Seattle passed away Sunday

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The most famous clown in Seattle passed away Sunday

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July 23, 2012

J.P. Patches (full name: Julius Pierpont Patches) pass Chris Wedes passed away after a long battle with multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer. He was 84 (April 3, 1928 – July 22, 2012). The J.P. Patches Show was one of the longer-running locally-produced children’s television programs in the United States, having appeared on  Seattle TV station KIRO channel 7 from 1958 to 1981.

J.P. Patches hosted his show twice a day every weekday and Saturdays for 13 years, then for the next 8 years did the morning show only, and finally for the last 2 years appeared on Saturday mornings only—for a total of over 10,000 hours of on-air time. The show premiered on April 5, 1958, as the second program ever broadcast by KIRO-TV.  Two generations of viewers grew up as “Patches Pals”, sharing the joyful zany antics of J.P. with their kids. At the peak of its run, the Emmy-winning program had a viewership of over 100,000 in its local markets.

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