The Cinnamon Bear is an old time radio program produced by Transco (Transcription Company
of America), based in Hollywood, California. The series was specifically designed to be listened to six days a week between
Thanksgiving and Christmas. It was first broadcast between Friday, November 26 and Saturday December 25, 1937. Some markets
like Portland, Oregon jumped the gun, debuting the program on November 25, Thanksgiving Day. In the first season, Portland
broadcast the program on two stations, KALE at 6:00pm and KXL at 7:00pm. When syndication problems arose at Transco, the
program was not officially broadcast in 1940, although some stations might have aired previous transcriptions. No program
aired in Portland that year. In 1941, Transco programming was sold to Broadcasters Program Syndicate, and The Cinnamon Bear
was on the air nationally once again. In the 1950s, syndication was taken over by Lou R. Winston, also based in Hollywood.
An original Lipman-Wolfe & Company newspaper ad from the Portland Oregon Journal, November 25, 1937 read: Introducing Paddy
O'Cinnamon, Santa Claus's right-hand man! Meet him with Santa in Toyland at Lipman's... and don't miss his exciting adventures
with Judy and Jimmy (two of the nicest playmates you could ever want). and some nights you'll be so anxious to hear how they
got the Silver Star back from the wicked Crazyquilt Dragon that you'll listen twice! And here's a secret... the Cinnamon Bear
is just as excited about meeting you as he can be.