Don Nelson

Don Nelson is the guest on “Dave Ward & Friends” season 2 episode 11 and 12.

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Nelson brought laughter to Houston households for decades. You likely woke up with him weekdays on channel 13’s “Good Morning Houston” (with Jan Glenn and Lisa Trapani) and went to bed with Dave on “Eyewitness News at 10pm.”

Not only did he host “Good Morning Houston,” but he also hosted “Dialing for Dollars” and other abc13 programs before helping us navigate daily commutes with morning traffic reports on the morning newscasts.

DON’T MISS: Don Nelson recalls his Rockets head shave

It’s hard to believe that Dave started as evening anchor in 1968, but it’s also hard to believe Don Nelson was right behind him at KTRK starting in 1975.

We’ll hear how Don ended up in Houston, on the morning show, and how he was the the driving force of morning TV in Houston.

Don talks about his marriage and how no one ever saw it happening…and that’s includes himself and his wife.

What happens when two legendary, local Houston broadcasters get together with a combined on-air experience of almost 100 years!?

You’ll have to watch to find out.

Part 2

John Mecom, Jr.

John Mecom, Jr. talks Warwick Hotel, fountain and more

Our grand finale and final two episodes of Season 2 are with John Mecom, Jr. (episodes 13 and 14) of the iconic Houston Mecom Family. 

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Calvin Murphy and Bill Worrell

Calvin Murphy and Bill Worrell

Dave Ward & Friends Season 2 talks with Calvin Murphy and Bill Worrell about their long history with the Houston Rockets and broadcasting Houston sports.  

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Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry talks trains

Dave Ward is joined by Patrick Henry, owner of Patrick Henry Creative Promotions. 

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Charles Spencer

English historian Charles Spencer

In honor of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, this week’s episode features bestselling author and English historian, Charles Spencer. 

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Mickey Gilley

Mickey Gilley’s tribute

Mickey Gilley appears on Season 2, episode 6 of “Dave Ward and Friends podcast” in an interview recorded shortly before the country music singer’s death. 

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