Old 8X10 Captain Jinks and Salty Sam from their show

Captain Jinks & Salty Sam Picture

Here is an old picture from the Captain Jinks and Salty Sam Show. I would watch this show RELIGIOUSLY as a kid and always wanted to go see them and be in the audience. Never got this picture back in the day, but my Dad found this at an auction a long time ago and knew it would make my day & it did! Thought I'd share it with everyone!

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Kathy says ... on Saturday, Oct 19 at 7:34 AM

I was on the show as a teenager. Everyone was nice. Hope they put out a DVD.

Judy says ... on Thursday, Nov 29 at 7:16 PM

I got to be on the show once with my grade school class in the 60's. I was asked by Captain Jinks to cluck like a chicken on camera. I think I did manage to embarrass myself and my family. I never missed a show!

Kent says ... on Tuesday, Dec 7 at 4:25 PM

I used to run home from school just to catch the show. Supermanwas one of my favorites on the show. I don't know what made me think of the show but a quick Google and the boys are back. I can't believe all the information available.

Edwin Champion says ... on Monday, Jul 5 at 4:54 PM

Salty Sam was somehow related to my neighbor in Mackinaw.My sisters and I would get to see him when he visited her.He would come out and talk to us...precious memories

Dan Camelin says ... on Tuesday, Jul 28 at 10:10 PM

Actually, it was channel 43, not 45. Dallas had Mr. Peppermint and Phoenix had Wallace and Ladmo. It is a shame that TV does not have shows like this anymore.

Dan Camelin says ... on Tuesday, Jul 28 at 8:55 PM

Like a lot of kids, I was also on the show when it was channel 45. There were a lot of great shows back then when it was just black and white tv. Other cities had their own shows. Dallas had Wallace and Ladmo which was also great. GREAT MEMORIES!

steve says ... on Wednesday, Apr 15 at 10:14 AM

Never taped, what a shame, i'm 53 and all but forgot the day they said my name on the show. Way up in Ottawa,il. a little boy's dream came true. Those two touched more lives than they'll ever know.

Bill says ... on Tuesday, Apr 14 at 10:36 AM

It would be great if there was a dvd avaliable They had a special on this a few months ago and they stated how this show was brodcasted live and was never taped. So all you have is your memories of a great local show.

Rhonda Price says ... on Monday, Nov 17 at 11:19 AM

I too was on this show in the 70's and was wondering how to get a copy? Does anyone have any ideas?

Kathy says ... on Tuesday, Oct 21 at 9:21 AM

I lived in Marquette Heights, and I remember on one of my birthdays as a child my mother took me there with my friends. I am now 53. I still remember that wonderful birthday.

Big Fan says ... on Thursday, Aug 28 at 12:44 PM

Loved the program!! Make a DVD of the program and I will definitely buy it. Now 49, I have lots of great memories. I'm having so much fun reading all the comments.

anne says ... on Friday, Aug 1 at 4:28 PM

i was on the show around 1965. back then we really only had 3 (local) tv channels we could get, so the FEW which were geared toward children meant an awful lot! the Capt'n was very funny- though i could tell some of it was going over my head. =)

ga says ... on Wednesday, Jul 30 at 9:47 PM

got to shake hands in Canton Illinois will never forget

Karla says ... on Friday, May 30 at 2:42 PM

I LOVED Capt. Jinx, and Salty Sam. I still have my Mickey Mouse ears that they autographed in 1978 at the Manito Labor Day Celebration. They are proudly displayed in my china cabinet!

Shelly says ... on Tuesday, Jan 29 at 2:01 PM

My mom worked at the station at the time Capt. Jinx, aka Stan Lonigan worked there. He was usually asleep on the couch in the vistors lounge when we were there. Sometimes he would let us sit on his lap in the annoucers booth while he was working.

BloomingtonNative says ... on Wednesday, Jan 2 at 6:09 PM

I'm also 49 and grew up on this show. I begged my mom to take me to see them in person here in Bloomington at a fast food place (now a title loan place) on business 66 before it was Veteran's/55. I would love to see a video of this...anyone know of 1

john says ... on Tuesday, Dec 18 at 3:09 PM

I was on that show as a cub scout they showed a picture I drew and colored of the s.s.Albatross

sheila says ... on Wednesday, Dec 5 at 9:49 AM

I won first place in the tv pow show on the captain jenks and salty sam show when i was a kid! that was a great show!

cheryl says ... on Monday, Oct 15 at 12:14 PM

This was my favorite show as a kid. Wish they had some old shows on DVD for sale.

Sue says ... on Saturday, Oct 13 at 1:36 PM

TY ..I used to watch that show also ..am now 49 yrs old..whew seems like a lifetime ago ...when things were so much more peaceful ...

Bobby says ... on Wednesday, Oct 10 at 11:36 PM

I was on that show. Wow thats been years ago.

dooglebark says ... on Wednesday, Sep 26 at 11:54 PM

this is not news

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