Big Bill

Nederland, TX

#43 Nov 2, 2011
David wrote:
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...
I dealt in rare & collectable records for 15 years & collected local recordings. I called KJAC ( KPAC ) TV station about when Johnny & Edgar Winter played on Cowboy John's Show to see if they had any footage. They said they just recorded over the shows as they were done back then.
Falsoup LaLee

Alexandria, VA

#44 Nov 23, 2011
Judy Hammond wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
Wow, what a small world. I started this thread regarding the Uncle Willie Show. Judy, I also live in Alexandria, Virginia!
Clint Carr

Raleigh, NC

#45 Dec 30, 2011
I remember the Uncle Willie Show because I was on the show for my 6th or 7th birthday. Once of my earliest memories. I won a little battery powered rabbit that kind of waddled around tethered to a cord attached to a metal battery container/holder - really high tech for 1957/8.
Natalia Cokinos

Houston, TX

#46 Mar 14, 2012
I loved Uncle Willie's t.v. show. I watched it every day it was on. I was on his show for my birthday; what a thrill!! I don't remember much other than the pink coconut Hostess Snowballs that he advertised. He must've been a very kind person to linger so favorably in people's memories.
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Los Angeles, CA

#47 Mar 27, 2012
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Don Schuhardt

Eureka Springs, AR

#48 May 7, 2012
I grew up watching and lisetning to Uncle Willie- Cowboy John- Black Bart- Don Mahoney . All made a huge impression on me. Seeing the posts from all of you has made my day. I lived in Beaumont and Nederland. Thanks for the memories.
Dean

San Antonio, TX

#49 May 14, 2012
I was on the Cowboy John show one Saturday afternoon in the mid 60s. A neighbor kid down the street (Joe Brown) had his birthday party on the show, that is all the kids just sat in the bleachers on the show and enjoyed the cartoon and Cowboy John bit. Mrs. Brown put a band aid on my knee before the show and my mother (watching from home on Sul Ross Ln in Beaumont ) told me later that it appeared like a huge bandage on tv. It was all high tech...on the 19" black & white in the cherry cabinet.
randy phillips

United States

#50 Jul 14, 2012
I Was On The Uncle Willy's Show.I Was Also A Grand Prize Winner! I Won A Gold Plated Rocket Ship Bank,A Brownie Camera,A Texas Rangers Album,And Alot Of Bananna Flips,Twinkies,And Cupcakes.Uncle Willy Asked Me, " Randy What Would You Like To Be When You Grow Up?" I Replied," I Wanna Be A Bank Robber!" I Sure Embarassed My Mother!!That Was The Good Ol' Days!!
Jessie

Austin, TX

#51 Nov 6, 2012
Does anyone remember Mickey the "small person" that was Cowboy John's sidekick? I lived down the street from him. I also met Uncle Willie after he had retired and was working part-time at the Gateway Cinema. I was 23 years old but boy was it exciting.
Hhwziegler

Pleasant Valley, NY

#52 Nov 16, 2012
I was on the Uncle Willy Show in 1955 or 56 for a birthday party. I won the career of the day contest when I said I wanted to be a mother. The prize was all of the Hostess cupcakes I could hold. I remember standing as still as possible while they piled the cupcakes in my arms. I went home with a whole sack full! I have lots of fond memories from my childhood but this is one of the best memories! I would also be interested in finding any archives from the show.
Falsoup LaLee

Arlington, VA

#53 Nov 16, 2012
According to today's news, like the good old days, Hostess cupcakes are a thing of the past.
Eddie

Brenham, TX

#54 Nov 27, 2012
Does anyone remember Preston Foster being on The Uncle Willie Show?
Eddie

Brenham, TX

#55 Dec 3, 2012
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
Was Preston Foster ever on the show that you remember?
frank

Georgetown, TX

#56 May 18, 2013
i remember uncle willie very well. i was on his show once which happened to be my birthday. all birthday kids got to dip their hand into a fishbowl that was filled with shiney pennys, then scoop out and keep as many pennys as you could hold in one hand. there was also great snacks consisting of donuts and hostess cupcakes and snowballs. you sat in a bleacher of about four rows just to the right of uncle willie. it was great fun. as a side note, i visit beaumont several times a year and have been noticing that the old mansion that housed channel 6 was slowly decaying. but just this past year or so, someone has renovated the old place and it looks great.
Cowboy John

Pearl, MS

#57 Aug 15, 2013
I was too on the Cowboy John show. I remember when Mickey had his mobile home for sale. Me and my family went to look at it. I met his wife. Everything was so little in the mobile home. Especially the bathrooms. lol
Jessie wrote:
Does anyone remember Mickey the "small person" that was Cowboy John's sidekick? I lived down the street from him. I also met Uncle Willie after he had retired and was working part-time at the Gateway Cinema. I was 23 years old but boy was it exciting.
Cowboy John

Pearl, MS

#58 Aug 15, 2013
I was too on the Cowboy John show. I remember when Mickey had his mobile home for sale. Me and my family went to look at it. I met his wife. Everything was so little in the mobile home. Especially the bathrooms. lol
Bill LeBlanc

Vidor, TX

#59 Oct 7, 2013
My aunt and uncle Norman Bell and Bernice lived next to Uncle willy on Voth road. You and i met you when we were kids...just playing in the yard. I remember your prayer....but not all of it LOVED IT!
Debbie

Sugar Land, TX

#60 Oct 13, 2013
MEEEE wrote:
<quoted text> say uncle willy it will please me
Yes I remember Uncle Willie's show. His name was William Hammond. I went to school with his only daughter who was adopted. They lived on Old Concord Road.
Debbie Schumacher

Dallas, TX

#61 Oct 23, 2013
I was on the Uncle Willy show when I was about 6 or 7 yrs. old. I remember sitting right next to him during the show and staring at him the whole time. My mother was furious that I never looked at the camera! Then, when it was over I was taken to a room where they filled a bag with all kinds of goodies for me from the shelves. I remember getting a cartridge ink pen, Hostess cupcakes, coloring books, small toys, candy, etc. My eyes were, as they say, as big as saucers! I'm 61 now and remember it like it was yesterday. I don't know how it came about that I was invited to do that though. Does anyone know how that was done? Would love to have a copy of that film. I wonder if those programs are still in someone's archives? If so, I'm sure there are many Uncle Willy fans who would love to purchase a copy. Perhaps his daughter, Judy, knows?
Joe Bob

Baytown, TX

#62 Apr 18, 2014
anyone remember the full prayer

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