Tv and radio character and musician most widely known while the sponsor of THE INITIAL Amateur Hour. The favorite program began like a radio creation and finally aired on every main television network. A specialist clarinetist, he founded a dance music group that performed at nightclubs. His delivery name was William Edward Maguiness. He was created in Greely, Colorado. He and his wife Ellen helped increase several foster kids. Like Mack, Philip Austin was a popular Colorado-born television sponsor.