Tom Jolls was a weather man and children’s show host on WKBW-TV Channel 7 from 1965 to 1999, but Channel 7 was Jolls’ third stop on the Buffalo TV dial.
After working at WUSJ Radio in Lockport, in 1953, Jolls moved over to WBES-TV, a short-lived UHF station with studios in Buffalo. After a stint in the Army, Jolls returned to WUSJ before moving to WBEN AM-FM-TV in 1963.
Jolls was seen on Channel 4 and heard on 930AM for about two years before joining Irv Weinstein, Rick Azar and Dustmop at Channel 7.
On this date 50 year ago, you would have seen him on Channel 4 with longtime WBEN-TV Sports and News personality Chuck Healy.