McCarty ( Captain Mac )
Most people remember Burl as Captain Mac. He
hosted a kid’s TV show that was spon-sored by Tarnow Sausage,
Foremost milk, and Holsom Bread. Captain Mac always had animals
on the set and would feature serials like “Sheena, Queen
of the Jungle”, “Crus-ader Rabbit” and Flash
Gordon. Many Tampa Bay kids would appear on his daily show on
WSUN TV CH 38. The waiting list was some-times 6 months long to
get on his show.
Burl McCarty was also one hell of a news-man.
He held such a position at WSUN radio in the 50's and WDAE from
1963 to 1974. He was a great man, lots of funny stories and loved
by everyone who worked with him.
Burl McCarty died in a boating accident in
1985 in Dunnellon.