Channel 2 in the bay area (Oakland) was by far my favorite channel as 10 year old, growing up in the Santa Cruz mountains. I didn't always come in clearly (years before the cable-coup takeover) Primarily because this was where you saw 'Creature Features', showcasing all of the best Roger Corman-esque B-moves you can think of.
Around this same time, my brother Joe had sent me a birthday gift which enclosed the card below:
A bit faded now, but the signature reads, "Dear Jimmy, wishing you the horriblest of horrible birthdays and many nightmares to come!- John Stanley" Also enclosed with this card was Man-Thing issues 1-10. Possibly one of the best gifts I ever received.