Hah! Just looked up Ghoulardi and he sounds like Cleveland's answer to Chilly Billy here in Pittsburgh. Don't remember an equivalent host in the NYC area but apparently there was one at some point, on Creature Feature on WNEW Channel 5 (which back in the 1970s and 1980s was an independent station).
Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth
The MIdwest is such a wonderful hotbed of movie hosts. The Cleveland area alone is responsible not only for Ghoulardi, but for The Ghoul, Son of Ghoul, Houlihan and Big Chuck/Big Chuck and Lil' John, and Superhost. Up in Detroit there was the wonderful Sir Graves Ghastley. Here in Columbus there was (and still is) Fritz the Nite Owl. And of course Chilly Billy in Pittsburgh (who played the newscaster in the original Night of the Living Dead).
Ghoulardi and Chilly Billy were roughly contemporaneous -- Ghoulardi started in 1963 and Billy in 1964. Ghoulardi, alas, was off the air by 1966, while I know Chilly Billy ran through at least the early '80s. Ghoulardi's spinoffs are still going, one way or the other -- Big Chuck and Lil' John lasted until they retired in 2007, and The Ghoul is still at it.