More Highlights for Paul Montgomery
Throwback Thursday: Menconi Delves into the Music Behind WRAL Legend Uncle PaulDavid Menconi recently penned a piece about Triangle legend Paul Montgomery, known familiarly as Uncle Paul, for Walter Magazine. Montgomery hosted the beloved WRAL-TV children’s program “Time for Uncle Paul” from 1961 to 1981. Menconi has a Capitol Broadcasting tie
Sally Blackwell from Uncle Paul Show
Blackwell assisted Paul Montgomery with childrens program. This photo from February 1966.
Paul Montgomery at jazz festival
WRAL legend Uncle Paul Montgomery leads his jazz quartet at festival in July 1959
Fred Fletcher sings My Two Front Teeth
Fred Fletcher, son of A.J. Fletcher – founder of Capitol Broadcasting Company, served as WRAL-TV’s first general manager. Fred was known as an entertainer and savvy broadcaster. After his retirement, Fred still loved to entertain an audience. Here Fred and jazz pianist Paul Montgomery, also known to viewers as “Uncle Paul,” perform the Christmas classic “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth.” The venue is the annual Golden Years gathering, sometimes known as Golden Agers, that was held in downtown Raleigh.
Tis the Season for ParadesDating as far back as 1959, WRAL has been a part of the Raleigh Christmas Parade. Check out this picture (left) of the WRAL float as it eases down the parade route. Seated up front is Paul Montgomery, better known