The Uncle Willie Show

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#23
Aug 8, 2010
 
say uncle willy it will please me
Judy Hammond

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#24
Aug 24, 2010
 
thomas wrote:
hi jennifer would you happeh to have a recording of the birthday song and the prayer by the little girl from the show. i would like to send it to old classmatem on birthdays. i rember those days as good days. 4092463903
I'm Uncle Willie's daughter, Judy, and I said the prayer at the end of the show. It was a prayer I learned in day school at about 2 1/2. Daddy recorded it in our living room. A transcript was made and played on radio and then TV from about '53-'63. Thanks for remembering.

Daddy passed away in 1980 following a stroke.
Judy Hammond

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#25
Aug 24, 2010
 
Falsoup LaLee wrote:
Does anyone remember a kid's show that aired in Beaumont TX during the mid to late 50s called The Uncle Willie Show? Which station did it air on and who was Uncle Willie? Many thanks.
The Uncle Willie Club aired on Channel 6, KFDM-TV from 1955 to 1963. Uncle Willie was Bill Hammond, my dad. I'm Judy and I'm the one who recorded the prayer that closed his show every day.
Judy Hammond

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Aug 24, 2010
 
Sam wrote:
I worked at channel six from 1956 to 1962. I began as a cue card holder and advanced to become an announcer and director. Talent at KFDM-TV included Ralph Ramos, Dave Russell, Bill McDermand, Jack Balzersen, Gloria DeVore, Dick McAdoo, Bill Hammond (Uncle Willy), Wes Wise, Don Mahoney, Jeanna Claire.
I worked the big March of Dimes Telethon with guest stars James Arness and Dennis Weaver.
Lots of great memories.
More later,
Sam Havens
Hi Sam, I'm Judy, Uncle Willie's daughter. Hope this finds you doing well. I'm living in Alexandria, VA and working in Washington, DC for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Judy
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#27
Oct 5, 2010
 
does anyone remember the captain kane show in beaumont tx 1962
Kenny Scarborough

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#28
Nov 23, 2010
 
Wow! What great memories of Cowboy John, The Circle 4 Club and Uncle Willy! I remember actually "being" on the Cowboy John Show and when he asked: "And Kenny, what are YOU going to be when YOU grow up?" I answered; "A jet pilot!" lol! Great memories!! How about "Jive at Five"...does anyone remember that show? It came on directly following the Circle 4 Club and it's host was John Stevens!(Black Bart)

Don't care what anyone says; "that" was the greatest time period in the world to grow up in!!
Kenny Scarborough

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#29
Nov 23, 2010
 
Hi Judy.... your Dad was such a special man! But I'm sure you already knew that! He brought smiles and happiness to many little children such as myself. He was a great man!
Judy Hammond wrote:
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I'm Uncle Willie's daughter, Judy, and I said the prayer at the end of the show. It was a prayer I learned in day school at about 2 1/2. Daddy recorded it in our living room. A transcript was made and played on radio and then TV from about '53-'63. Thanks for remembering.
Daddy passed away in 1980 following a stroke.
Vicki Mikulin Prentice

Broaddus, TX

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#30
Jan 2, 2011
 
I lived in Beaumont from '56-'60 and attended Longfellow Elem. I remember the Uncle Willy show and was on it a couple of times. Also, remember the March of Dimes event and seeing James Arness, Dennis Weaver (remember driving to Chester, TX to see him in a parade one year), Clint Eastwood, Sheb Wooley, ...
Jerry Wright

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#31
Jan 21, 2011
 
In my minds eye I really think that I saw the show on the Circle Four Clue when Leroy made history. If I remember right, it even made it to Chet Huntley and David Brinkley that evening.

Re: Uncle Willie. I met him a couple of times. I think he came to the Roy Guest School over in Voth one time. I also remember his daughter, she said the prayer: it had lines like "thank you for the birds that sing" and "thank you for the food we eat."

Saw Don Mahoney one at the barbar shop in the Ridgeway Center off of I-10

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#32
Jan 21, 2011
 
Take a look:

http://panews.com/local/x681418552/Garner-and...

I was watching the show the day Leroy was on. I have been telling that story for years.

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#33
Jan 21, 2011
 
Judy Hammond

I had some friends who lived near you on Concord. It was near that curve. Their name was Carr. I went to Rosedale Baptist Church.

I would love to have a copy of that prayer.

pickinwright@yahoo.com

When we were just kids I met you somewhere.
Clint

Havelock, NC

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#34
Jan 23, 2011
 
One of my earliest memories is being on the Uncle Willy Show on my 4th or 5th birthday, I was a grand prize winner and won a battery powered rabbit, kind of like an energizer bunny on a cord, it was cool.
David

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#35
Jan 30, 2011
 
I too was on the Cowboy John show at age 6. I don't know if there is any surviving footage of the show. If available please post. Most of it was filmed live but surely after 14 years airing there should be something out there.

Here is a touching story I found from 2009 on Garner and Stevens:
http://www.kfdm.com/articles/moses-34507-john...
James Webb

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#36
Apr 8, 2011
 
Judy Hammond

I remember vividly the closing line of your prayer at the close of the Uncle Willie Show.

"THANK YOU, GOD, FOR EVERYTHING"

Loved it.

Have remembered it all these years.

James Webb
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#37
Apr 8, 2011
 
Judy Hammond

I remember vividly the closing line of your prayer at the close of the Uncle Willie Show.

"THANK YOU, GOD, FOR EVERYTHING........AMEN"

Loved it.

Have remembered it all these years.

James Webb
HANK GUPTON

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#38
Apr 17, 2011
 
you all seem to have fogotten the 3rd character on television hosting an afternoon kiddie show, paul arceneaux on kbmt, channel 12. he had toy trains and cartoons but had no birthday kids. hank gupton, anahuac,texas.
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#39
May 18, 2011
 
I remember the Uncle Willie show. My dad took my sister and I there. I sung a gospel song and my sister played the piano. I know it was in the 50's and I don't think I had started school. I wish I could see that taping of the show.
Ron Ware

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#40
Jun 4, 2011
 
Sam wrote:
I worked at channel six from 1956 to 1962. I began as a cue card holder and advanced to become an announcer and director. Talent at KFDM-TV included Ralph Ramos, Dave Russell, Bill McDermand, Jack Balzersen, Gloria DeVore, Dick McAdoo, Bill Hammond (Uncle Willy), Wes Wise, Don Mahoney, Jeanna Claire.
I worked the big March of Dimes Telethon with guest stars James Arness and Dennis Weaver.
Lots of great memories.
More later,
Sam Havens
Sam how many years did James Arness do the March of Dimes in Beaumont. Did he get paid to come to Beaumont?
dude

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Jul 28, 2011
 
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Scott

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#42
Oct 25, 2011
 
Ron Ware wrote:
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Sam how many years did James Arness do the March of Dimes in Beaumont. Did he get paid to come to Beaumont?
To my knowledge, James Arnez never came to Beaumont. Dennis Weaver and Milburn Stone came in 1957 and stood outside KFDM to take the March of Dimes donations. It was very exciting to see them. Also, I was on the Uncle Willy's Show for my birthday. Those were special times!

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