Anybody know who this clown is?

Sat Mar 19 07:41:23 EDT 2011

Before Channel 38, didn't Beach work at WKOX (then licensed to
Framingham)? I think so, but I could be thinking of someone who used
the air name Sandy Beach?

Dan Strassberg (
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob DeMattia" <>
To: "Doug Drown" <>
Cc: "JackM" <>;
Sent: Friday, March 18, 2011 11:22 PM
Subject: Re: Anybody know who this clown is?

> Posted by Donna Halper  on November 4, 2005:
>  Peter Q. George wrote:
>>I have it on good authority that Willie Whistle was
>>Dick Beach, a longtime employee of WSBK-TV (now
> And Peter gets a cookie!!!  From the old "Ask the Globe" column:
> Q. Who used to play the clown Willie Whistle on Channel 38? D.S.,
> Littleton
> A. That was the station's program director Dick Beach, who played
> Willie
> for nearly two decades before retiring and moving West in the
> mid-1980s.
> Throughout the period Beach kept Willie's true identity a secret. He
> had
> previously, in 1962, played a clown named Salty at a TV station in
> Toledo,
> Ohio. In addition to his managerial duties, and playing Willie in a
> number
> of charitable appearances, Beach also hosted a mornin g cartoon show
> on Ch.
> 38 five days a week.

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