In response to the death of Tom Leahy Jr., I expressed regret that local stations don’t make TV personalities like Leahy’s “Major Astro” and “The Host” anymore. Bryan Frye, director of marketing at KAKE, Channel 10, didn’t exactly disagree, but he called to make sure I knew that Mike Harvey, son of the late Henry Harvey (in photo), has been reprising his dad’s role as Santa Claus on KAKE since 2008 and will be back this holiday season in 10 new episodes of “Santa’s Workshop.” Santa’s sidekick will be Hugh Harding, who has voiced the variously named KAKEman and Toy Boy for 40 years.
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