Replacing a haughty host destined for greater things (Merv Griffin), Indiana-born Chuck Zink ruled the kiddie roost on WTVJ, then-CBS affiliate Channel 4 in Miami, from 1957 to 1979. Lured here from Pennsylvania in the late Fifties to do local morning news cut-ins during the network's breakfast broadcast, Zink eventually led Popeye's Playhouse, featuring cartoons starring the spinach-eating hellion. Six months later the too-common maritime theme was dropped, but Zink retained his rank on The Skipper Chuck Show. It was no stroke of brilliance on anyone's part. FCC rules of the time mandated that all local stations offer a children's program. Zink, a proven commodity, proved ideal for the job.