March 17 2009 at 17:14:00 Name: oldestoneontheweb Topic: Charlie and the Velvet
Fog Comments: I definitely remember the Velvet Fog doing the Charlie
The gal was a replacement for the serious one on Charlie's Angels, no pun
intended, but name? (Shelley Hack)
At one of the Oklahoma City American Centennial concerts on the 4th of July,
'75 or '76, which Bob Hope headlined, I remember Mel Torme opening with Star
Spangled Banner, and then sitting in the audience the rest of the show. I
couldn't but wonder if that was a comedown for him, or just another gig.
He should have been doing the whole show as far as I was concerned, but they
didn't ask me, they just took my ticket, and She Who Must Be Obeyed told
me to be quiet and stop complaining about the underutilization of the
March 17 2009 at 17:07:10 Name: oldestoneontheweb Topic: Beryl Ford and his Tulsa
pics Comments: Good Grief. My thanks to the honored webmaster and
Jeff for digging those out.
What would have happened if the Rotarians had not put up the money for the
Ford collection? A lot of the stuff would probably be sitting in a warehouse
gathering dust and feeding the little varmints for a mile or so around the
I don't think Honey ever really did a regular broadcast of any sort. Mayhaps
someone else can fill in the gap?
But who would have ever thought that the Saturday afternoon country/western
music remotes that ran in the late 60s and early 70s to fill time would have
been classic stuff now?
March 17 2009 at 16:37:36 Name:
Gary Chew Topic: Mel and Marty Email: Northeast of Eden Comments: Thanks to Web Maestro Ransom for putting up the
Velvet Fog's take on the Charlie fragrance. I remember that spot. I remember
that lady in the commercial, too.
I also recall the great sound of the
Paich Dek-tette which backs up Mel on the track. One of the greatest
combo jazz sounds, ever, for me.
Mel and Marty made great music together.
March 17 2009 at 14:36:33 Name: Webmaster Topic: Revlon's "Charlie" by Mel Torme Email: Catchy jazz tune Comments:
March 17 2009 at 13:51:53 Name: Jeff H Topic: Western Village and Honey Hudgen Email: Happy ST. PAT's DAY TO
ALL! Comments: Oldest One....The Beryl Ford Photo Collection has
several photos of Western Village and The Honey Hudgen Combo. The photos
appear to be taken in the late 50s and several of the combo are taken at
Western Village poolside.
Looking forward to the Elton John and Billy Joel concert tonight. I heard
the concert in Atlanta lasted three and a half hours, wondering if this is
the standard or just an extra for Elton's adopted home town?
And now for something completely different.
Question for O'Webmaster: Which would win in a chop-off the venerable
"Veg-o-Matic" or this new upstart "Slap Chop"?
I'll leave you with this on St. Paddy's day..."Forsake not a friend of many
years for the acquaintance of a day"
Webmaster: Slap Chop Vince and Ron Popeil would mix it up real good.
We moved to the Western Village addition (south and east of Admiral and Garnett)
in 1965. It was built over part of the front nine holes of the WV golf course.
You could still play the back nine at that time, but it soon began to fill
in with houses.
The remaining undeveloped land was a favorite of motorcyclists. The new Lewis
and Clark Jr. High was built in the 70s on the west side of this expanse,
and houses filled in what was left.
I believe Steve Bagsby has played the American Legion post at the old WV
Courtesy of Beryl Ford Collection/Rotary Club of Tulsa, Tulsa City-County
Library and the Tulsa Historical Society.
March 17 2009 at 09:32:25 Name: Mel Buckner Topic: King's Potato Chips Email: m r buckner at cox dot
net Comments: Many (over 50) years ago there was a potato chip
manufacturer near where my grandmother lived - around 5th and Quincy. We
used to buy "dime" sacks of broken,waffle-style chips there for a penny.
I want to say the name of the place was King's Potato Chips. Does anyone
remember that place?
I do remember the chips, which we took with us to the lake along with
plenty of pop.
Added 5/10/2009: Found this photo in my archives saved from
March 17 2009 at 09:25:39 Name: Mike Miller Topic:
Shuttle Comments: David: Thanks. We heard nothing from the launch.
However, we live just south of Jacksonville, about 200 miles from Cape Canaveral.
March 16 2009 at 23:07:01 Name: Mike Hardeman Topic: KXXO phone
list Comments: Wow, that phone list brings
back some memories. I can tell you it was from early 1976. I started there
as afternoon guy and did the gig until they fired Scott Yates and replaced
me with Bill Bruin, bumping me to baby-sitting Charlie West's simulcast from
KMOD at night. I was plenty mad they fired Scott. And, it had to be after
the fall of 75, because I was at OSU then, and I left KXXO in the summer
of '76 to work (first) at QuikTrip, then at KAKC.
I remember Kitty Roberts despising my presence there and Paul Wade and Scott
Yates calling me "stone face" because I guess I never smiled.
I also remember it being the first time I was at a staff meeting when a joint
was passed around. I didn't smoke then, so I was the dork of the crowd. But,
I made up for that later. As Johnny Carson said about Jerry Brown's run for
the presidency, "He smoked pot, but he never exhaled."
KXXO was my first full time job in radio. Something that was supposed to
last for a year or so while I got enough money together to go back to college.
That year turned into 8 years and about every station in town, except KVOO.
I remember thinking how cool it was to start out doing afternoon drive.
Thanks for posting the list. That's my parents' phone number, so the list
was made up before I got my first apartment. Wow, was anyone ever that
March 16 2009 at 20:42:38 Name: David Bagsby Topic: Shuttle
pic Comments: Thank you for sending in that shuttle take-off pic.
That is incredible! Was it loud?
March 16 2009 at 19:04:59 Name: Mike Miller (via email to
webmaster) Topic: Discovery space shuttle launch last
night Comments: Got a shot of last night's rocket launch of the
Discovery space shuttle with a crew of 7 aboard on its way to the space station.
The Cape is about three hours south of Fleming Island. This was shot from
my front lawn.
March 16 2009 at 16:12:25 Name:
oldestoneontheweb Topic: Honey
Hudgen Comments: After seeing Brother Woodward's post on Anita Bryant,
the name Honey Hudgen leaped out at me.
In the back of my trivia-laden mind, it seems like it was the Western Village
at Admiral and Garnett in the late 50s / early 60s that she and her group
played at most of the time.
March 16 2009 at 10:56:44 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: Michael
Vance Comments: Did not realize that cartoonist/author of comic
novels, Michael Vance, lived in Tulsa over by 15th Street.
March 14 2009 at 20:42:30 Name: JW Topic: McCartney's hostage/robbery
situation Comments: It was McCartney's. I remember watching it on the
news. I did realize it was that far back in the 1980s though.
This website never fails to amaze me at how quickly these types of questions
This is for Mr. Woodward. I always enjoy reading your posts. We were always
a Channel 6 news viewing family when I was growing up. Tell the King hello
March 14 2009 at 13:21:52 Name:
Lee Woodward Topic: Anita Bryant at the
Here's a photo of a very svelte Anita Bryant in the late 50s / early 60s.
It is at the Brady Theater. The group is "Honey Hudgen". The event was the
World Premiere of "New York Confidential," a TV show that KOTV bought. No
pies were thrown.
March 14 2009 at 06:32:00 Name: Anne Pace Topic: Sipes Robbery
Comments: Just a last comment on the question of a Sipes Robbery...
The one on 61st was robbed on May 2, 1968, but there was no hostage situation
in that one. Perhaps that is the source of the confusion?
March 13 2009 at 21:23:51 Name:
Gary Chew Topic: Got Fruit Pie? Email: Northeast of Eden Comments: The video which Mr. Wright refers to in his posting,
just below, is getting even more exposure. A sliver of that pie-throwing
incident in the life of Anita Bryant is seen in the currently high-riding
film, "Milk," for which Sean Penn won, last month, the Oscar for Best Lead
A video on YouTube of an incident that Mrs. Bryant would rather forget.
March 12 2009 at 13:48:42 Name:
Louise E. Bland Topic: Anita Bryant Email: email@example.com Comments: A lot of people were in Anita's life to help get
her started. I was there as the fashion coordinator, who called upon designers
over the USA to provide her wardrobe. Full page photos of her were mentioned
by the AP as being the most outstanding in Atlantic City. A little feather
in "T" town's hat.
Be sure to check out Louise's page here on TTM.
She did a lot of celebrity interviews on her Tulsa TV show in the early
March 11 2009 at 18:42:36 Name: Michael D. Trout Topic: KXXO staff list 1975 Email: michaeldtrout at earthlink
dot net Comments: I found this tonight in an old box of junk. It is
almost certainly from 1975, or possibly early 1976. This is when KXXO/KMOD
was in the City Bank Building, which I seem to remember was on 21st, but
I could be way off.
Several of these folks, not only Bob Cauthon, frequently performed similar
duties for KMOD. I certainly did.
I hope several of these names trigger some memories amongst Tulsa broadcasters.
For me, I'm glad to finally remember my boss Kitty Roberts, who I think quit
broadcasting for the theatre. I suspect one of the disc jockey names is the
guy SAB fired because he kept playing the same songs to open his shift (see
I've reproduced it exactly, except I've replaced the last four digits in
the phone numbers.
Carl Lund 622-XXXX Station Manager
Ruth Doss 663-XXXX Office Manager
Rita Balsano 234-XXXX Receptionist
Toni Kirk 932-XXXX Traffic Director
Tom Wilson 749-XXXX Sales Manager
Margaret Walker 742-XXXX Account Executive
David Rew 492-XXXX Account Executive
Dan Smith 627-XXXX Account Executive
Ed Reynolds 835-XXXX Account Executive
Bob Cauthon 663-XXXX beeper-585-XXXX Chief Engineer KXXO/KMOD
James Williams 749-XXXX Part-time engineer
Gil Fallini 627-XXXX or 582-XXXX Part-time engineer
Kitty Roberts 582-XXXX News Director & PSA Director
Paul Wade 582-XXXX News Reporter
Michael Trout 838-XXXX News Reporter - part-time
Stan Tacker 341-XXXX (Claremore) News Reporter - part-time
Paul Wade 742-XXXX Operations Director
Scott Yates 939-XXXX Music Director and Disc Jockey
Don Cuenca 835-XXXX Disc Jockey
Ed Taylor 742-XXXX Disc Jockey
Dean Jenkins 838-XXXX Production Director & Disc Jockey
Frank Smith 936-XXXX Disc Jockey
Mike Hardeman 245-XXXX Disc Jockey
KXXO Business Line 749-XXXX
KXXO Request & Contest Line - 747-XXXX
KXXO Hot Line 749-XXXX
KXXO Transmitter 299-XXXX
KXXO News Line 749-XXXX
DJ Don Cuenca was a neighbor of mine in the early 60s.
March 11 2009 at 17:45:32 Name: Bill Nourse Topic: Tulsa Local Bands of the 60's &
firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: I am trying to gather information about the local
Tulsa bands who played during the 1960's and 1970's. Visit my web site at:
and email me if you have any information about those great groups!
March 11 2009 at 13:46:58 Name: Jeff Hopkins Topic: To Jim Ruddle Comments: Pics sent to both addresses....LOL
March 11 2009 at 13:16:26 Name: Jim Ruddle Topic: Virgil Dominic
Comments: Please send the pictures to Virgil. He'd love to see
himself thin and with black hair.
That's virgildominic at ail> AOL dot com
March 11 2009 at 10:27:59 Name: Jeff Hopkins Topic: Virgil Dominic Email:
twoidhdatsuddenlinkdotnet Comments: My Mother sent me some old pics from back in the
50s. They are of Virgil Dominic's teen years at KNED radio in McAlester.
March 11 2009 at 00:59:57 Name: John K. Young Topic: KVOO Blast From WAY Past Email:
johnk662561atyahoodotcom Comments: I was reading over the KVOO section here and thought
I'd share a little "family history" as regards KVOO.
According to family legend, one of my aunts, Mary Lou Rutledge, was best
friends with a classmate named Clare Ann Fowler. They both graduated from
Webster High in 1944 or '45 and while they were seniors in High School, Clare
Ann had gotten a 15 minute afternoon gig doing a live broadcast from KVOO
when it was still in the Philtower Building.
Aunt Mary said they'd leave school 30 minutes early on "show days" to catch
the streetcar and head downtown. She was excited to see her friend gradually
become famous. By the time they graduated, Clare Ann Fowler (whose parents
owned a neighborhood grocery store, appropriately named "Fowler Grocery")
became "The Singing Rage, Patti Page".
Even though they lost touch over the years, Aunt Mary was always happy to
have been friends with Patti Page and proud to have, "Known Patti Page
March 10 2009 at 19:41:06 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: 8's Sports Guys (chronology -
kinda) Comments: Hal O'Halloran with rotating news staffers
as weekend anchors when I came on board in 1972.
Then in ?? - Steve Zabriskie with Bob Shannon (Bob Coxsey) as weekend guy.
Some others may have been before/after. We all loved Coxsey and were glad
for his break. I think also Ed Poston and Larry Burnett may have tried some
I get confused on when Larry was at 6, I think after his 8 stint, then he
went on to Sherman-Denison, TX.
Then in, I think, 1975, Chris Lincoln with Carl Arky a few months later as
One of the Sales guys (Keith ?? - not Keith Bretz) wanted to try the weekend
gig, but had folks write the cast for him and he bombed in his tryout cast.
Looked like a rabbit caught in the headlights when on-air.
I think for the Kanchi auction, one could buy a chance to do a weekend weather
gig or sports gig. Had some funny ones and some decent folks for an OTO gig.
After that I don't know....was in Amarillo, then OKC at ABC stations.
March 10 2009 at 17:18:28 Name: Webmaster Topic: Channel 8 sportscasters in the late
70s / early 80s Comments:
Could Mr. Bruchas or others in the know give a chronology of Channel 8
sportscasters in the late 70s/early 80s? Someone asked me today.
March 10 2009 at 08:00:30 Name: DolfanBob Topic: McCartney's Email: MiamiPhin@yahoo.com Comments: Erick, you are exactly right. It was 1982. I lived
at the Coppermill Apartments on 71st, I saw all the lights as I was on my
way home and parked across the street at the Vickers Gas station and watched
the whole thing unfold.
Total different approach to the situation than we would see today.
March 09 2009 at 19:03:44 Name: Lani B Giese Topic: Pictures, Facebook and racing Email: im4cruisnthemiddleofnowhere
dot com Comments: I love all the pics of Griff's and
Sipes and especially Gulf Mart...I swear my mom's
car gotta be in that parking lot somewhere. The 31st/Memorial Sipes is one
I haunted as a teen...a girl that lived across the street along Memorial
would take us over there and we'd smoke in the Ladies Room upstairs. She
would swipe popsicles and eat them there, me swearing that she was gonna
get us all put in jail someday for 11 cent colored water!. It never happened,
but my gawd... how stupid.
The Griff's building was still there last
time I was home, took a pic of it but it's deplorable. That pic on here is
a much more pleasant reminder of a time gone by.
Btw Webby~ I know what you mean about Facebook, it's really time consuming...I
have to limit my time there.
The pic of the '80 Bleu Grotto brings back days of real
rock & roll too, thanks!!
March 09 2009 at 18:50:29 Name: Webmaster (forwarded by Lee
Woodward) Topic: Morgan Woodward - Cowboy Legend - Cowboy
"Sonny Burgess' great song from 2007 describes one of the finest character
actors of the Western (and later sci-fi and drama) genre. For more about
Morgan, come visit the 'On The Horizon' Web site:
March 09 2009 at 10:11:11 Name: Erick Topic: McCartney's hostage situation
Comments: The robbery and hostage-taking at McCartney's at 71st
and Sheridan occurred in 1982. The gunman killed himself after releasing
all of the hostages. The only person to witness the suicide was a Tulsa police
officer, who was the only person left in the store with the gunman. That
officer operated the TV camera inside the store that night.
A former co-worker of mine was one of the hostages that night, so I've heard
this story several times. He was released in exchange for a bag of Doritos.
I wonder how situations like that would be handled today. Certainly the gunman
would not likely be allowed airtime.
March 09 2009 at 10:06:25 Name: Webmaster Topic: Anita Bryant
March 08 2009 at 11:54:07 Name: Oldestoneontheweb Topic: Brother Brucas and McCartney's
Comments: Brother Brucas is right about McCartney's store sales.
A former news rag that I worked for published several pages of advertising,
and that figure sounds accurate. The AE on that account told me that, and
I thought she was kidding at the time, but it turned out to be true.
Seems like it was an anchor or reporter at 8, they refused, and one of Tulsa's
finest went in dressed as a cameraman.
Or am I thinking of David Hall refusing to go
in to McAlester in '73 and negotiate?
March 07 2009 at 23:15:07 Name: Mike (timely) Bruchas Topic: Hey!! You!! Comments: DAYLIGHT Saving Time starts at 2 am: turn your
clocks ahead when you go to bed!!!
(brought to you by your friends at TG&Y and Frougs..)
March 07 2009 at 16:00:29 Name: David Bagsby (via email to
webmaster) Topic: The Bleu Grotto club Comments: Here's a pic from 8/80 at the
Bleu Grotto(prev ref in GB 284).
This was Dog Food's farewell performance. We smashed our instruments at the
end but the lead guitarist lit off a military grade smoke bomb and cleared
the club. You literally could not see you hand in front of your face, so
I smashed a Service Merchandise guitar in front of no one as they all fled
and we did too as you couldn't breath. We still got paid $5.00 each.
March 07 2009 at 11:45:46 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: McCartney's fun facts Comments: As I recall, the McCartney's owners had come
from Illinois and had researched the Tulsa market as a good bet to start
I think at one time in the Midwest they had been involved with the IGA.
They hired the best Safeway and Sipes managers away.
When shooting commercial testing at McCartney's in 1977, their ex-Safeway
manager said that dairy products drive many stores. I may have gotten this
mangled in my old brain, may have to check my previous TTM post on this,
but they did like $2,000,000 weekly in dairy sales alone.
March 07 2009 at 06:58:50 Name: David Bagsby Topic: Facething Comments: I'm starting 2 new soc/nets:
FaceTube = for snorkelers
FacePlant=for tired horticulturalists
March 07 2009 at 04:05:49 Name: Oldest one on the website Topic: Hostages in south Tulsa Comments: I think the hostage situation referred to was
at McCartneys at 71st and Sheridan, in 1980?
It is now the Southern Agriculture store, if the memory is working correctly.
Seems like it was a robbery that went wrong, and the guy surrendered only
after someone from KTUL got him on camera, or at least sent in a crew.
Mike Bruchas said in GB 6:
"I was in Tulsa at friends when this broke and I called the assignment desk
at KOCO in OKC where they had not heard of it. It was a slow OKC news night
so we had a crew scream up the Turnpike. Luckily the photog was an ex-KTUL
employee who knew how to get to McCartney's. I think the reporter did a "phoner"
at the end of Nightline and KOCO scooped the OKC stations on this. But who
was the anchor in Tulsa called by the gunman? I can't remember if I saw the
story on 6 or 8 when it broke, either."
March 06 2009 at 18:52:47 Name: JW Topic: Sipes Comments: I always liked shopping with my mom at
Sipes when I was growing up in the late 70s/early
80s. A little more expensive, but really nice stores from my vague memories.
Does anyone remember some sort of robbery and hostage situation at the Sipes
in south Tulsa in the late 80s or early 90s? It wasn't long before the chain
was either bought by someone else or closed.
March 06 2009 at 17:41:07 Name: Webmaster Topic: Facebook
Comments: Just to let anyone who cares know: I dropped off Facebook.
I have no presence there at all. It was eating up too much of my time with
March 06 2009 at 15:07:41 Name:
Jim Ruddle Topic: Virgil Dominic Comments: Got a note from Virgil in case oldtimers need
a model: He says he's doing consulting for TV3, does stuff for community
college cable channel, a little selling for a video production company,
negotiates talent contracts, and hires out as an expert witness in journalism
Well, I get up and make coffee.
March 05 2009 at 20:52:41 Name: Jeff Hopkins Topic: Virgil Dominic Email:
twoidhdatsuddenlinkdotnet Comments: My parents both worked at KNED radio in McAlester
when Virgil Dominic was a kid and was there. I printed the article mentioned
in the post earlier to send to my mother. She's not in the internet age and
refuses to be.
I remember watching him on the OKC stations when I was a kid.
March 05 2009 at 14:53:30 Name: Webmaster Topic: Quote of the day
(from GB 48) Bob Coxsey, aka Bob Shannon said:
Speaking of audio tags on spots: one day I was in the booth with
Cy Tuma and he had just cut a cart with the
tag..."available at all TG&Y stores"...for about the 4 millionth time.
"You know, one day, Bob, about 5 billion years from now when the earth is
nothing but a scorched cinder, some Martians are going to land here.
"As they are walking around, one of them will kick some dust and, lo and
behold, there will be a cart. They will play that cart, and on it will be
me saying...'available at all TG&Y stores' and they are going to wonder
what in the hell was that all about."
March 04 2009 at 14:54:38 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: Dave Jones of KRAV, KTEW, KTUL &
Ch. 41 long ago Comments: Got this from Dave today via e-mail:
"I'm at North Texas Public Broadcasting TV & Radio. I'm VP of Technology
& Operations. I came here in Nov of '07."
March 04 2009 at 11:58:52 Name: Frank Morrow Topic: Young Paul Harvey Email: email@example.com Comments: What was Paul Harvey like when he was young? I didn't
know him because we were fifteen years apart. Although we had the same speech
teacher, Isabelle Ronan, at Central High, she never mentioned him. This I
would have thought strange except for the fact that she never talked about
any of her previous students who had become successful. Yet, Harvey occasionally
would talk on his radio show about the positive influence she had on him.
An indication of what some of his fellow Central students thought of him
is shown in a conversation I had with several of his former Central classmates.
I asked them about my old basketball coach, Clarence Ehlers, who was graduated
with them. The ladies said, "Oh, he was a nice boy."
I then said, "And what was Paul Harvey like?"
They replied, "Oh, he was a little snot!"
And that is the rest of the story.
March 04 2009 at 11:04:51 Name: Webmaster Topic: 1971 Viewmaster commercial
Precocious Jodie Foster, a Brady Bunch kid and Henry Fonda, pushing the
March 04 2009 at 07:00:27 Name:
Jim Ruddle Topic: Rambling Comments: Since I first appeared on KOTV (as an amateur)
in 1949, and then worked there in the mid-fifties, I was interested to note
that there were TV pioneers in Tulsa and that I wasn't one of them.
I've written about Paul Harvey in earlier posts. He was an original, a guy
who forged his own style and made it work. His son, Paul Aurandt, going under
the moniker "Paul Harvey, Junior," sounds like a Mad TV parody.
These Fincher Folk who are mentioned--Edwin and Jason--are they related to
David, the movie director whose father, Jack, was a Tulsa Central Grad and
a longtime writer for the old "Life" magazine?
Jr. is the creator, producer and sole writer of "The Rest of the Story".
He was also a concert pianist, and wrote a critically acclaimed play about
actor Richard Burton. His stance as a conscientious objector during the Vietnam
war may have influenced his father's about-face in 1970, though Sr. had talked
about pulling out as early as 1966.
March 03 2009 at 22:48:30 Name: David Bagsby Topic: Phantasmagoria: episode 3
Comments: Mazeppa style wackiness courtesy of Good Taste Theatre.
Tonight's show: a double feature with Mad Monster and Revenge of Dr. X. A
foray into mad science
March 03 2009 at 20:25:25 Name: Michael D. Trout Topic: KOTV (?) movie promo Email: Hoping to spot a moose some
day Comments: My previous reference to the Bee Gees album
Course" got me thinking: Another pretty good song on that album, "Wind
of Change," was briefly used as background music for a Tulsa station's movie
promo. I think it was KOTV. This would have been 1975 or 1976, and it was
advertising the station's late night movie slot after the 10:00 news.
The announcer, which could very well have been Cy Tuma, expounded on the
pleasures of watching a great movie at home after the news, while quick cuts
of action scenes from various films cycled by.
I saw this only a few times; I don't think it was used for long. I wonder
if "Wind of Change" was a bit over the top for the times. Does anybody else
March 03 2009 at 12:02:38 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: Radio Contests Comments: As noted long ago here, the only contest that
I ever won was from KRMG when I think I was at TU. Called in and won 3 or
4 Bill Cosby LPs but no tickets to see him perform.
The records are in storage now in my garage almost 38 years later but I almost
"played them to death".
March 03 2009 at 10:22:38 Name: Erick Topic: Radio contests (Part 2) Comments: I'm the only one who cares about this, but
in the interest of full disclosure, my last comment in the previous GroupBlog
was incorrect. The last thing I won on the radio was $94 from 94.1 The Sound.
I don't recall exactly what I did to win...a co-worker told me they heard
my name on the radio and that I had 10 minutes to call and claim my prize.
Apparently I called in at the last minute.
Radio contests used to be much more fun and involved than they are today.
It seems all you have to do now is be the 9th caller or something similar.
I remember when you had to utter a certain phrase or be spotted with the
station's bumper sticker on your car.
The prizes used to be more creative too. Now you basically get money, CDs,
or tickets. My dad tells me he won a year's supply of ice cream in a radio
contest when he was younger.
March 03 2009 at 01:50:21 Name: Webmaster Topic: Previous GroupBlog link Comments:
Archived GroupBlog 284. Some of the highlights
have been covered on the What's new page. Other topics included the passings
of Paul Harvey and photographer Jim Tinkler, radio contests, the Bleu Grotto
punk bar, and a Tulsa visit from physicist Lisa Randall.