And when I was a teen-ager every morning I would listen to Gil Patrick, he was my clock for getting ready for school. I would know what time it was when he was telling the weather, or any other thing that he might be telling that he done on a daily basis. And I was never late getting ready for the bus to come and pick me up.
I just wanted to say I grew up with channel 10! When I was 7, I remember watching Channel 10 with an old TV that had the old fashion knob you had to turn. I remember my family would ask me to get up and turn the channel, God we only got like 3 channels which to the best of my knowledge was channel 10, 31, 3,and something called UHF, you know the knob you turned to the channels with, you had to like tune it in, but that was 33 years ago .
I'm so glad my mom and dad at least had a TV. But some of the things I remember about channel 10 was ,being at my grandma's house and watching the news with them. I enjoyed watching Gil Patrick and Ducky Wall and my grand ma would always watch the Dale show, and I always liked it when she would say 'trot' or 'troll' or something like that. Also there was a lady that wore her hair up high and it was blond, I can't remember her name, but that's some of my memories that I wanted to share.
I grew up watching channel 10 and ill continue watching it, just keep the great crew you have, yaw are the best!!!!!!!!!!
Sincerely, Tim Holt, Cordele
Gil gave gardening news, weather, sports news, major news.... whatever there was to be said, this man did it all! Haven't seen anyone there do it since. It took so many people to fill his shoes! (but they are good also!)
I sorely miss him and wonder whatever happened to him since we never hear about him anymore. There could never be a better early morning friend than he was to me all during those years!
Jan Simmons Robinson
I remember a dance show ch.10 had back in the 50's. My sister Shirley, my two cousins
Barney Charles, and myself, [Bernice] drove to Albany to be on the show. I can't remember who the host was. We watched the show on TV. And enjoyed it very much. I think it came on Saturday. It was a lot of fun.
Connie Pate Justiss Lundy
God bless America
Dalton, Ga 30720
I remember coming in from school to watch circus parade from WALB. although I never got to go to see it live, I remember seeing friends who were there. Who I remember most was Clem Clown. He would balance a broom and I thought it was cool. He would balance it in the palm of his hand, on 1 finger, on his nose and on his chin. There is no telling how many lamps were broken in homes by children copying this trick.
Another memory is Ducky Wall's computer picks for college and pro football. He would announce the computer picks while the computer rolled the picked scores on the screen behind him. This was great debating material with friends and co-workers. If I missed the picks i would find out from someone who saw it. When I didn't agree with his computer I would call Ducky crazy and for his picks and say "He needs to junk that thing".
I also remember the passion that Ducky had for high school football. He would make his picks on Thursday between area teams and Friday would show up the game of the week to cover it. If the team (Tift County) was picked to lose and they won! It was tuff on him, because we fans would give him down the country.
I used to watch Circus Parade because each week they gave out a letter or number that had to be used to create a picture. Each week they selected a winner from everyone that mailed in an entry. Although I never won, I enjoyed trying. "Golden Flake" were the sponsors but I can't remember the show host's name.
And in the early 80's when truck bogging was the rage around Coffee County, I remember going to my first one near Broxton. Gil Patrick was the mc for this Sunday afternoon event. People were jesting and poking fun at Gil cause his weather reports had been a bit off lately. He stood up announced that he could promise us all 100% that there would be no rain today on this beautiful clear sunny day.