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March 14 2006 at 20:30:44
Name: John Hillis
Location: Eating smoke from brush fires on t'other side of the
Comments: Neighbors, how long has it been since you've had a big,
thick, steamin' bowl of TTM? Well, that's too long!
It's been too long between visits for me for a number of reasons. But I wanted
to weigh in briefly on helicopters and roofs. They don't get along well.
Composite roofs tend to have gravel and stuff, which rotor blades disturb.
This upsets both building and helicopter.
Hospitals, TV stations I have known, and other spots with "helistops" be
they on rooftops or not, tend to be nice, level concrete. With a lighted
wind sock, And fire extinguishers. And grumpy neighbors. (A Bell 206 at 11:30
PM makes for quite a racket.)
While helicopters are extremely light, (if I remember, fuel weighs more than
machine when it's filled up) plain old roofs are generally not made to take
a lot of weight, and repeated landings would probably void the roof warranty.
I'm guessing that the KVOO on the rooftop is a leftover
that might cost the radio station a buck to remove, so it'll stay there until
the next re-roofing or until the elements wash the paint away.
And now for something completely different--Mike Wallace announced his retirement
today. I had acquaintence with several 60 Minutes alumni over the years,
and all of them were dedicated to Wallace. His pre-CBS work on "Night Beat",
a sort of prehistoric interview show done live in New York, is about as
compelling as a limbo set and cigarette smoke get.
March 14 2006 at 19:51:29
Location: austin tx
Comments: The Outsiders, the best movie
ever made. Stay gold Tulsa.
March 14 2006 at 18:22:42
Comments: If you plan on being at the Texas State Fair in Dallas this
year, the butter sculpture will be Marilyn Monroe (life size). They will
also have an exhibit of MM memoribilia at the hall of state building.
Speaking of cabbage rolls, what about the ones at Jamil's steak house, or
maybe they were wrapped in grape leaves. Maybe someone can confirm my memory
on the grape leaf vs. cabbage leaf recollection...
March 14 2006 at 18:14:15
Name: Kirk Demarais (via email)
Comments: I was chatting with a coworker today about the Phantasmagoria
and he mentioned that he had the bumper sticker when he was a kid. When I
arrived back from my lunch break I discovered that he had lugged in a toy
cabinet with the sticker still stuck on it. Suddenly I was looking at the
official Phantasmagoria bumper sticker again for the first time in twenty-odd
Of course I scanned in the sticker immediately. It was in great shape, and
wasn't even faded. So now my second Tulsa-memory wish has come true. (As
you may recall, the first was to see the Plenty Scary
Movie intro - thanks again for that!)
See the attached image in all its glory. Naturally, you're welcome to use
it on your site if you wish.
Of course, thanks, Kirk...it's now on the
Tulsa State Fair page.
Kirk is the creator of Secret Fun
March 14 2006 at 17:23:34
Comments: I'm sensing a tie-in.
At the Tulsa State Fair this year, the butter sculpture should be of Mr.
I don't know much about the local cabbage roll fare. However, I can say for
certain that PF Chang's in Utica Square has excellent Soothing Lettuce Wraps.
Have the waiter make the sauce spicy.
March 14 2006 at 17:20:14
Name: Jeff H
Location: Dance Party...Fosse Fosse Right...Fosse Fosse Left
Comments: I have noticed the Dailyphosdex eats quite often at the
Union Bus Station. I bet they have great pie and it's a good place to make
I have also noticed our TPS Bean Chowder Tester has not reported in on the
second recipe...I wonder if the first batch did him in?
New T-Town food Topic: CABBAGE ROLLS
1. Is it a side dish or an entree?
March 14 2006 at 16:48:24
Location: Eating chicken-fried steak @ the lunchroom of the Tulsa
Union Bus Terminal
Comments: Speaking of the picture of a box of Mazeppa Creamery Butter
in the Mazeppa Pompazoidi interview:
Quite an amusing touch.
After all, the butter boxes of many Minnesota and Wisconsin creameries as
produced butter are now collectors' items, for the most part; many of the
smaller creameries stopped making butter in the late 1960s/early 1970s and
instead became "pumpout" stations for other, larger creameries, or closed
Blame it, for the most part, on margarine...
Here's a Mazeppa,
MN web site. Our own Mazeppa grabbed up the
Mazeppa.com domain name.
43 March 14 2006 at 09:56:17
Comments: KOSU can be heard in most areas of Tulsa on 107.5 FM.
You're right. How did I miss that? This Oklahoma Public Radio transmitter
is in Ketchum, near Grand Lake. Added it to the list
of Tulsa radio alternatives.
March 13 2006 at 21:43:56
Name: Gary Chew
Location: Sacramento, just a bit west and south of the Donner Party
Comments: Attention all lovers of Tulsa, Tulsans and lore thereof:
for the first time in its 75 years of broadcasting, the Metropolitan Opera
will air, live...this coming Saturday, Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky's opera,
The Met isn't aired in Tulsa (3/20/2006: Oh, yes it is! There was a typo
in the online
KWTU guide. Sorry for the misinformation, and I am told it will be fixed),
but it can be heard online at
KXPR-Sacramento, Saturday at 12:30 pm
Tulsa time. More about this opera in the 1971
KOSU-FM in Stillwater will carry
it at the same time, and some in Tulsa may be able to pick it up at 91.7.
I see that Frosty Troy's commentary is carried on Fridays. Haven't heard
him in a while! He was a regular contributor on KRMG for years.
March 13 2006 at 12:40:19
Name: Dick Loftin
Location: Broken Arrow
Comments: Has anyone noticed the ads in the paper for KRVT Radio?
They use the same square panel logo as the great KAKC. Now, maybe it's just
me, but there's something wrong with that.
Cheers to all...DL
I saw it, too...definitely double-take city.
March 13 2006 at 12:31:15
Name: Scott Linder
Comments: OK, I'm at home today catching up on things and really want
a chicken fried steak from Nelson's. Ummm.....
March 12 2006 at 09:49:15
Name: Keli Robinson
Location: Austin, Texas
Comments: Wow, does this bring back memories!
I was a young (15!) C&W singer in 1972-76 in Tulsa and got to do the
John Chick Show on Wednesday mornings, the
Horn Bros. show on Saturday nights and even got
to appear with Hank Killian a few times. A big highlight was being a "Tuf-Nut"
Sweetheart for Ted Creekmore and his band and touring cool places like Wichita
Falls. It was a blast and I will never forget you guys!
Best memory - getting cracked up on the Horn Bros. show during a torch song
by Gailard Sartain (Mazeppa) with a stuffed pink
boa constrictor!! Thanks for the memories.
March 11 2006 at 11:46:16
Location: Broken Arrow
Comments: Several years ago, I had a girlfriend that used to hang
out at a place called Peace of Mind bookstore on 15th St near Peoria. I think
that they even had a massage parlor downstairs. It was a little too New Age
I'm not sure, but I think that it is gone now. Any of you guys get your crystals,
incense or rune stones there? And yes, I know....She was weird, Cute but
It's very much with us. Here is the
Peace of Mind web site. The
book search function is nicely done. "One of the nation's largest collections
of Occult, New Age and Metaphysical books...over 175 different herbs as well
as stones, crystals, incense, runes, tarot cards," plus Aquarian Age massage.
Related: Tulsa Counterculture of the 70s.
March 10 2006 at 15:29:44
Location: Broken Arrow
Comments: Over by Inola, going East on 412 on the South side of the
road is a huge house that almost looks like a church. I have always wondered
why it looks like they have never finished it. I have heard rumors that its
frame is all steel beams and that the owner or former owner was a steel
manufacturer in Tulsa. It is a very cool looking house, and I was just curious.
March 10 2006 at 14:08:43
I'm sure that the KVOO calls are on the roof for the benefit of those in
the air. However, my question was leaning more toward wondering if KVOO at
some point had a helicopter that landed at the station? There isn't much
room over there, with the building being right on top of the highway, so
I would suspect that a helicopter couldn't land there. If not, I have no
idea why the calls would be on the roof.
I meant to send our beloved webmeister a pic of the calls in question, but
I can't get Google aerial pics to save to my computer for some reason and
the TerraServer pics aren't of very good quality.
Here's a shot near the Broken Arrow Expressway from Google Earth. There
appears to be room for a 'copter to land. I wonder about the roof composition
and reinforcement that would be needed for such a use.
The studios of country music stations KVOO-FM and KXBL-FM are located
at this building at 4590 E 29th St (it's not to be confused with the old
KVOO-AM 50,000-watt transmitter site way out on
East 11th Street, with the distinctive three-in-a-row antenna array.)
Heritage station KVOO-AM was converted to an
all opinion/talk outlet on May 15, 2002, also
studioed in the B.A. building and under the same Milwaukee-based
Just discovered the name of a noted jazz musician who spent the late 1930s
at KVOO as a studio pianist and sometime announcer:
Marvin Ashbaugh. Here
is most of his recorded output under his professional name,
March 10 2006 at 11:52:39
Name: John K. Young
My aunt went to high school with Patti Page (or, as she was known then, Clare
Anne Fowler). This was back in the early to mid 1940's at Webster High School
in West Tulsa. Mary (my aunt) and Patti Page were "runnin' buddies" back
March 09 2006 at 22:46:42
Name: Mike Bruchas
Comments: PBS fund raisin' time here on the East Coast. Be looking
on OETA for some Music of the 50s Special with
Patti Page as a headliner. I did
not know that she was still alive...
March 09 2006 at 17:34:15
Location: In the tearoom of some downtown dept. store eating chicken
a la king on toast
Comments: In answer to Erick's query as to why the KVOO call was on
the roof of their transmitter building:
One possibility was that such may have been for the benefit of airplane pilots;
such was a common practice to paint town names, landmarks, etc., on roofs
I hope this answers your question.
March 09 2006 at 17:19:10
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: No. VA - still unemployed though...
Comments: Thanks to all in Tulsey for the emails re my Dad's passing
on 2-11 - 3 days after his 88th birthday.
Congrats to Don & Rosie Lundy - their middle son David gets married in
CA this weekend.
Thanks, Bro Norton re Ed Dumit's bounceback from a heart attack - I was worried
when no Xmas note came in December.
Don't forget all - to watch the Conan O'Brien in Finland hour special Fri.
night after Leno - could be purty funny.
Can Mike Miller's book also be bought at Steve's
Sundries??? Has Mike and lovely wife moved from Houston back to Tulsey yet????
March 09 2006 at 15:51:18
Name: Dana LeMoine
Location: Eating a basket of shrimp at Pennington's
Comments: I was watching Letterman a few nights back and saw him use
the "cowpoke" reference in a Brokeback Mountain joke.
It was a whole lot funnier two months ago when Mr. Woodward posted
his brother Morgan's version of it.
March 09 2006 at 13:10:47
Name: Anonymous Economos
Location: W of City
Comments: Regarding the Capri Drive-in...
I was the Motion Picture Machine Operator at the Capri for several years
in the late 70s. It was, you might say, a starting assignment with the union.
I also ran 'Alien' about a thousand times at the Southroads Cinema. Also
filled in at the Admiral Twin.
Good job, by the way. And good pay. One of my duties at the Capri was to
edit all 'insertion' from the films and then replace the footage before shipping.
I was so fast with that, the chain offered me a position in Dallas, Texas.
I declined. A friend asked me if this sort of editing was a comedown from
documentary filmmaking. I said: 'What? Quit show business?'
That was yet another career that evolved out from under me.
Ironically, I now live only a short distance from the old site. I'm currently
representing satellite internet access.
March 08 2006 at 19:12:34
Name: Kent Gates
Comments: With the 30th anniversary coming up of the Locust Grove
Girl Scout tragedy at the old Camp Scott, I was wondering if anyone knows
where the actual camp is located. I understand from doing some research that
it is privately owned with guard dogs on the property and difficult to locate.
I would still like to go by and leave some flowers. Do you know who owns
the property now, or if it would be possible to go to the site? My grandparents
had a cabin in the Locust Grove area of Cedar Crest when I was growing up
Guestbook 148 has links back to previous
comments here about the tragedy.
March 08 2006 at 15:58:27
Comments: Counterculture music outlet heir Rob's
Records is having a sale this week: CDs/DVDs - buy 1, get 1 free; LPs
- 50% off. Rob's is at the old Boman Twin location, 31st and Sheridan.
March 07 2006 at 18:51:17
Comments: Mike Miller's new book,
High Can a Guy Stoop?, is now available from Amazon.com.
March 07 2006 at 14:40:53
Name: Don Norton
Comments: GREAT NEWS! Edward Dumit has returned to Tulsa and is
convalescing at home from the heart attck he suffered December 17 in Las
The heart attack occurred just the day before he was scheduled to fly back
to Tulsa from a visit to a friend there. For the next few weeks he was
transferred between hospitals and rehabilitation centers while Nevada's finest
doctors worked him over. He flew back to Tulsa in the company of a friend
who volunteered to escort him. Edward then spent four weeks at a local assisted
living place (Brighton Gardens) and did not actually set foot in his house
until February 27. He was, of course, confronted with a huge pile of e-mails
from well-wishers and others.
Edward is definitely taking things easy, but his recovery appears to be coming
along well, so we all can relax a bit. For anyone wishing to add to the pile
of many hundreds of e-mails, his web address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to "tulsatvmemories" for spreading the news; KWGS kept his voice on
the air about every half hour, 24/7, throughout this period.
March 07 2006 at 08:43:46
Location: Broken Arrow
Comments: I think you guys have the wrong idea about what this web
site is for. I'm sure the webmaster will take care of it though.
Too much spam! It's back to the funny little code letters and numbers
on the Sign the Guestbook page.
March 06 2006 at 17:35:47
Name: Scott Linder
Comments: Thanks to Jim for the nod about the SFX. Yes, ET's were
a staple when extended beds were required. The standard effects "table" included
two turntables, each of which had two pick-up arms. A cross-fader pot was
used to fade between the A and B arms on each turntable. This allowed a single
cut to be "looped" as long as necessary. The SFX man was always located in
the studio along with the actors. A single output from the effects table
plus one effects mic was routed to the console in the control room. The operator
closely followed the script, providing door sounds, rustling papers, clinking
glasses, telephone sounds, foot-steps, etc...all while playing and/or cueing
ET's for up-coming scenes!! Wow...what a cool job!!!
March 06 2006 at 16:16:25
Name: Jim Ruddle
Location: Rye, NY
Comments: Great item from Scott Linder about sound FX in "old" radio
days. On the Central High School weekly program on KOME, we didn't have any
really sophisticated sound boxes or tables to work with, but we did use crinkling
cellophane to create the effect of fire, and a fist punched into oatmeal
worked well for mushing through a heavy snow. Some effects were on 33 1/3
ET's, but cueing them was too damned dicey and chances of a wow were high.
I've seen a wooden whistle, a flat, box-like item that was used for train
whistles, but I don't think we had one at KOME. The corker, of course, was
the cocoanut halves that were brought down on various surfaces to recreate
the clip-clop of horses' hooves.
March 06 2006 at 14:15:28
Name: David Bagsby
Location: Lawrence KS
Comments: Ziggy's was what Tornado Alley morphed into eventually.
I think the same guys that ran that foosball place at 31st and Garnett were
behind Tornado Alley. FYI: Tornado brand foosball tables were supposed to
be the best back then, hence all the bluster names.
March 06 2006 at 13:24:20
Name: Scott Linder
Comments: In response to Lowell Burch...
The "wind machine" that you refer to was but one of many mechanical sound
effect devices used in the era of live radio drama. Many such items are still
in use by talented Foley artists here in Hollywood to this very day. Sure,
there are many excellent sound effects libraries available. However, it is
often faster, cheaper and more effective to employ these artists to create
"live" effects in sync with on-screen action. They study the script and arrive
at the Foley stage with an amazing array of home-made devices with which
to create the required effects.
The Foley stages are usually equipped with a variety of floor surfaces including,
wood, concrete, gravel, dirt, etc. to assist in the recording of footsteps
and "ground action". The artists always bring many styles of foot-wear to
match the action. I have often observed a male Foley artist slipping-on a
pair of high-heels to match the walk of a female actor!!
These sessions are great fun to watch and demonstrate that the "old ways"
of creating sound effects are often the best.
A decade ago, I was pleased to become friends with Jimmy McDonald, who was
the sound-effects designer for Walt Disney Pictures for five decades. Jimmy
passed away a few years ago, but I fondly remember a trip to the studio to
see his vast archive of sound effects devices which were kept on old wooden
shelves in a long, narrow store room. He demonstrated many "gizmos" that
he had made to achieve the effects for all of the animated and live features,
including the old leather wallet he used to create the "squeak" of the Dwarf's
shoes for "Snow White". I swear, it was one of the best days of my life!!
He told me that he was stumped when asked to create the "running sound" of
the submarine for "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea". After many tries,
the final effect was produced my micing the edge of a large cymbal which
was rolled using a soft mallet, combined with the inducted-hum produced by
bringing a large soldering-iron in close proximity to a RCA 44-BX microphone!!
A year-or-so before Jimmy died, he found out "second-hand" that the entire
contents of his beloved store room had been tossed into dumpsters. What a
tragedy. Five decades of Disney sound effects were committed to a land-fill.
Jimmy died a few months later...heart-sick, I'm sure that his work was now
About a year before his death, Disney did produce a "short" about Jimmy.
It used to show-up on the Disney Channel every now and then, and I'm told
that it has been tagged-on to some of the DVD releases. It includes some
very nice footage of his work, as well as interview segments. God bless you,
Jimmy. You were one of a kind. I was proud to call you my friend.
March 06 2006 at 12:28:26
Comments: Quick hitter...
Not sure if it's been mentioned here, but I noticed while looking at satellite
photos that KVOO's studios north of the BA near Yale have the call letters
spelled out on the roof. It's very noticable. Wonder why?
March 06 2006 at 12:27:41
Location: Broken Arrow
Comments: Hey thanks for the foosball place name. I don't know why,
but the name Ziggy's keep coming to mind. Where was that place located? I
thought that it was at 15th and Memorial.
March 06 2006 at 11:48:07
Name: Dana LeMoine
Comments: Looks like we may see the security box return on the signing
Deleted yet more Guestbook spam.
March 06 2006 at 11:24:10
Name: David Bagsby
Location: Lawrence KS
Comments: That fooseball place at 15th I think was called Tornado
March 05 2006 at 19:10:36
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: back in DC and never got to the Berghoff
Comments: Amen, Brer Ruddle re KWGS. Where is the training ground
for future TV/radio careerists? TU's English Dept. "took over" film-making.
Many of you may recall when TU axed their school of Education greatly a few
years back but it too has bounced back!
The Lundy family and I watched "Elizabethtown"
on DVD Friday night. It was not as bad as it might have been billed as. G.Ailard
was good to see in his rotunda-ness! He will always be a great charactor
March 04 2006 at 12:39:11
Location: Broken Arrow
Comments: Hey can anybody remember the name of the old mansion house
that was on Memorial at about 25th street across from the now-Clear Channel
building? Its last years of existence, it was a spook house at Halloween.
Also does anybody remember the old Ridge Riders Skateboard park and Tornado
Territory at 31st and Garnett? What was the name of the Foosball place at
15th and Memorial across from Ridge Riders?
That would be the Ma-Hu Mansion on your first
March 03 2006 at 20:27:09
Location: Downtown Tulsa
Comments: RE: comments (at the start of this Guestbook) stating
Tulsa as "America's Most Beautiful City"; what happened? I spent my childhood
in Tulsa, circa 1952-1972, and it used to be a fairly clean place to live.
Now I see people litter on a daily basis, flipping cig-butts, cans, cups,
and other things out car windows, etc...
Excerpt from editorial, "Tulsa can compare with best U.S. cities" by Jim
Sellars, 9/30/1992, The Tulsa Tribune
"A little research revealed that the title of America's most beautiful city
came from a 1957 Reader's Digest article, a bit of happy puffery that was
the payoff for some attentive wining and dining of the author by local civic
and business leaders. There also was a nugget of truth in that article which
is extremely important for this city today, and it has nothing to do with
"Tulsa east of the Arkansas River in 1957 didn't go much beyond 41st Street,
much past Sheridan to the east, or Pine Street on the north. Visitors saw
a tight little town dominated by the ostentatious, baronial mansions built
in the '20s, when oil was king and Tulsa's other title, Oil Capital of the
World, made more sense."
March 03 2006 at 14:59:16
Comments: Gary Chew is going to be a guest on KXJZ' "Insight" at
CapRadio.org today at 4:05 pm, Tulsa time.
Host Jeffrey Callison will be discussing the upcoming Oscars with Gary, Carla
Meyer of the Sacramento Bee newspaper and Jim Lane of the Sacramento News
& Review. Tune in if you can via the link above, or catch the segment
in the Insight archives
later. It's downloadable in MP3 format.
March 03 2006 at 12:14:58
Comments: I spent yesterday in bed with the flu. This afforded me
the opportunity to watch daytime programming (yawn). However, I did find
out that today is the last day on the air for KJRH and former KOTV meteorologist
Mike Anderson, who is leaving the world of TV weather to work at Tulsa Gold
& Silver at 41st and Sheridan.
Seems to be a bit of a strange move, but best of luck to him. He's been a
mainstay in this market for many years.
March 03 2006 at 10:06:40
Name: Lowell Burch
Location: Sunbathing on the Arkansas (correct French pronounciation
Comments: I remember going down to the TU radio station back in the
early 60's to visit my cousin who was working there. It still had the air
of old-time radio back then. One of the things that stuck to me young brain
was a big wooden drum
with a large piece of canvas resting on it. As they turned the drum,
it would rub against the canvas, making a pretty convincing wind sound. I
think of that visit everytime I listen to the old radio serials and hear
the wind blowing (or Superman flying).
March 03 2006 at 07:45:29
Name: Jim Ruddle
Location: Rye, NY
Comments: I was in Tulsa for a few days this past week and was heartened
by some of the things I heard about downtown redevelopment. Hope springs,
as they say.
For the first time in fifty years, I went to the KWGS/KWTU studios and, being
an antique, was amazed and appalled. I had no idea that KWGS was no long
a student-staffed training ground, not that I ever worked there, but I knew
many who did. Now, the station is totally automated, except for a few interviews
that are, I believe, taped and broadcast later. The sight of two computer
monitors as the only functioning items in master control was a jolt. Look,
Ma! No humans!
In reference to a post in Guestbook 207 about a math
whiz from Tulsa, I would like to suggest another unheralded (locally)
scientist from T-town:
Edward A. Flinn,
known as Ted to his classmates at Central High. He became an internationally
known geophysicist, an expert on earthquakes and seismology, deputy director
of NASA's space lunar division, and, after his death, was honored by having
a prestigious space physics award, the Flinn Award, named for him.
March 02 2006 at 19:51:18
Name: Jim Theodorelos
Location: Sonoma County, CA
Comments: The Mazeppa pages are GREAT. A comment about the first photo
of Gailard Sartain as a cameraman. I believe the gentleman to the far right
is Jim Kudlacek. He was the director for many of the shows. We were roomates
for a short time in 72. Jim is a great guy. Funny, warm, caring man. His
brother Kerry, also in Tulsa, has one of the great blues collections around.
I think I heard that Kerry did a radio blues show in Tulsa a while back.
I will try to connect with these guys, and maybe Jim K can add some comments
about the shows.
March 02 2006 at 08:44:00
Name: Lee Woodward
Comments: Jim...You're right about some omissions in the Dallas/Ft.Worth
market website; if there was a Guestbook like this site (TTVM) has, that
could be corrected. Still, the fascinating history of some of these stations
beginnings is a riot; such as Amon Carter's idea that radio might compete
with his newspaper empire, so he decided to invest three hundred dollars
to start up what became WBAP. KFJZ's history alluded to Bob Wills getting
his start there with "The Light Crust Doughboys." Interesting stuff.
March 01 2006 at 23:05:16
Name: Jim Reid
Comments: The DFWRADIOHISTORY site is very interesting but also a
little odd. I've worked in Dallas TV for over 20 years, and recognize many
of the names on the site. The mix is what's odd. There's engineers that only
worked at the station a year or two, and then some of the big anchors and
reporters are not there. It is a fun site that brings back lots of memories.
March 01 2006 at 21:58:16
Name: Lee Woodward
Location: Inert Ok.
Comments: I discovered a terrific web site tonight; I was trying to
locate a former Dallas broadcaster friend named Eddie "Stormy" Gale (deceased)
and stumbled onto this
site...DFWRADIOHISTORY.COM. The webmaster
is Mike Shannon, who worked some of the same stations I came up in; KDNT,
If you ever worked in Texas radio or TV or know anyone who did, you'll find
this an interesting site. Some of the names will kick you to this site. I
never did find any info on Eddie Gale.
March 01 2006 at 20:19:49
Name: Don Lundy
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Comments: To John Young: Advise you to stock up on Bean-O at Sam's
The same thought crossed my mind, too.
March 01 2006 at 12:25:16
Location: The lunch counter @ the Tulsa Union Bus Depot
Comments: Something As Might Be Worth Chronicling:
Memories of taking the Sand Springs Railway, which was perhaps The Sooner
State's last streetcar operation (continuing until 1957, if memory serves
me right, between Tulsa and Sand Springs).
(Another equally interesting bit of trivia: The main beneficiary of profits
which the Sand Springs Railway generated was the Widows' and Orphans' Home
in Sand Springs.)
March 01 2006 at 08:11:30
Name: John Young
Location: At home, recovering...
Comments: The results of Phase I of the Bean Chowder Taste Test are
in! Yesterday, I made the Bean Chowder recipe posted by our erstwhile Webmaster.
The results were mixed. The wife loved it and said it reminded her of chili
that had been stretched with beans. I thought it was "missing" something.
I still can't put my finger on what, however. It was very tasty but, like
I said, seems to be wanting for something.
The recipe posted by Don Lundy will be next on the Testing Range. That will
be sometime next week as we have enough bean chowder at present to feed a
This is Field Reporter and Food Critic Extraordinaire, Johnny K. Young, reporting
February 28 2006 at 13:55:14
Name: Jeff H
Location: Mrs. Wylie's Tea Party
Comments: "No punch or cookies for me, thank you".
In response to a previous post by The Sorcerer's Apprentice concerning the
Web Master's vast achievements...
I made a really cool braided key chain in Cub Scouts once. It was a square
braid and multi-colored. I also bowled really good one time.
In reading some web sites about Mr. Ed, I discovered a controversy over Mr.
Ed's final resting place. This site claimed "Pumpkin" Mr. Ed's stand in is
the horse resting in Tahlequah, and no one knows where Mr. Ed is buried.
There was also a dispute on how they got the horses to talk: peanut butter
or fishing line attached to the horses lips or both. WOW! this has stirred
up quite a broo-ha-ha.
Serious question. Can anyone tell me the name of the show Sherman Oaks did
in the early 80s? On one said show he had a "Smurf" kicking contest along
Riverparks and two friends of mine (who shall remain nameless) kicked that
"Smurf" about forty some yards and won a weekend stay at one of Tulsa's nicest
hotels. Let me clarify: the Kicker got the prize and the holder got zip.
Does this ring any bells with anyone?
Has there been any discussion of doing a Tulsa TV Memories special on television?
You certainly have a pool of talent from all the media and technical people
who post and know Tulsa's history so well.
I know shows have been done before, i.e.: "Things Not In Tulsa Anymore"...
etc. and station anniversary specials, which I enjoyed very much and own.
I am talking about showing more of the pop culture and growing up in the
Baby Boomer generation of our city. I know there's a market for it by all
the glowing comments and thank yous in the guestbook, not to mention the
huge boomer population in Tulsa.
This site generates so many wonderful old memories and it would be great
to take a trip in the wayback machine and visit our Tulsa's golden age via
what we remember best television. People love their memories of growing up
in "America's Most Beautiful City".
If you have doubts of getting a program on the air, you did not see "Dancing
With Semi-Stars" or whatever that was on Channel 8 the other night. What
the &*#@ ! were they thinking?
Sherman Oaks did Afternoon Movie on KGCT Channel
41 in 1982, and Creature Feature on KOKI Channel
23 in 1983 with Steve Pickle and Jeanne Tripplehorn. We have less info about
the "Groovie Movie", also on KOKI.
February 28 2006 at 10:41:39
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