October 30 2007 at 08:29:45 Name: Webmaster Topic: Pandora: custom radio stations on the
Gary Chew discovered this fun music site:
Pandora: radio from the Music Genome
Project. Type in any artist and get a custom internet radio station.
For example, I typed in "Johnny Winter", and Pandora then played Johnny's
"Rock and Roll, Hootchie-Koo", Leslie West "Stormy Monday", Cream "Outside
Woman Blues", Jeff Beck Group "I Ain't Superstitious", and Johnny's "Leland
Mississippi Blues". I like it.
October 29 2007 at 19:22:30 Name: Webmaster Topic: Not Tulsa, but TV: Twin Peaks Comments:
Just learned from
Boing that the complete "Twin Peaks" TV series has FINALLY been released
set loaded with extras.
October 29 2007 at 18:29:05 Name: John Hillis Topic: The Wagonmaster
Comments: I saw Porter Wagoner and his package show live on location,
(and several times at the Opry) in about 1973 in Georgia, as he was coming
off the top of his game and about to lose Dolly, and his steel guitar guy
Don Warden, who became her manager.
TV was his element, and he was far better before the camera than he was in
person, though his ability to connect with his audience, grinning and showing
off the "HI" stitched on the lining of his Nudie jacket, was pretty good.
He learned the medium on Massey-Ferguson's Ozark Jamboree on ABC in the 50s,
and put the lessons to work on the Chattanooga Medicine syndicated show.
His ability to put together a show, with all-star musicians like Speedy Haworth,
Mac McGaha, Buck Trent, and Warden, girl singers Pretty Miss Norma Jean and
Dolly, and guest stars, made a production that was loose and let the viewer
in on what looked like a lot of fun.
Even though it is probably more a tribute to Marty Stuart than Wagoner, his
last CD, "Wagonmaster" is a great album. For a guy who lasted over 50+ years
playing over 150 dates a year on the road and doing a TV show for 27 of them,
and never attaining first-rank stardom, is pretty remarkable.
Roll on, wagonmaster.
October 29 2007 at 10:00:15 Name: Bob O'Shea Topic: Porter Wagoner Email: bob reavis at yahoo dot
com Comments: I met Porter Wagoner at the last AM 1170 KVOO Listener
Appreciation Show in 2001. What a nice gentleman and a genuinely, down to
earth funny guy. He had more stories than rhinestones and was a wellspring
of youthful exuberance.
When we had our pictures taken together, a moment frozen in time now hanging
in my voice-over studio, I knew then that I was standing next to a living
legend. Rare is the occasion when one actually gets to shake hands and have
conversation with country music history as well as an icon of the great American
They won't have to worry about what kind of clothes to give Porter in Heaven.
He's got his own. May God rest his sweet soul.
Big Country, AM 1170 KVOO
October 29 2007 at 09:58:30 Name: DolfanBob Topic: Super Fox 103 in 1977 Email: MiamiPhin@yahoo.com Comments: B.Cobb I had a similar incident happen when I was
a sophomore in high school and a intern/filler DJ at the Super Fox 103. I
did voice impressions in the morning with Cousin Lee Walker and filled in
whenever the guy's wanted off or was sick.
One late night in '77, Don Landy was supposed to work the 10 to 2 shift and
he had a temperature of 103 and was trying to find someone to come in and
take over for him. He called me and I could not do it because I had school
the next day. I was told the next day when I went in that he had went on
the air and was having listeners call in and tell their version of what they
thought Tom Petty's "Breakdown" song meant.
After several un-edited calls, Don was let go and I was told by the program
director(who did not like me) that my services were no longer needed. I guess
I should have skipped school that next day.
October 28 2007 at 23:33:23 Name: Dana LeMoine Topic: Country Star Porter Wagoner, 80,
Comments: Porter Wagoner, the rhinestone-clad Grand Ole Opry star
who helped launch the career of Dolly Parton by hiring her as his duet partner,
died Sunday. He was 80.
Wagoner, who had survived an abdominal aneurysm in 2006, was hospitalized
again in October 2007 and his publicist disclosed he had lung cancer. He
died at 8:25 p.m. CDT in a Nashville hospice, a spokeswoman for the Grand
Ole Opry said.
"The Grand Ole Opry family is deeply saddened by the news of the passing
of our dear friend, Porter Wagoner," said Pete Fisher, vice president and
general manager of the Opry. "His passion for the Opry and all of country
music was truly immeasurable. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family
at this difficult time."
His illness came after a comeback that saw him recording again and gaining
new fans even as he reached his 80s.
In May 2007 he celebrated his 50th year in the Opry. After years without
a recording contract, he also signed with ANTI- records, an eclectic Los
Angeles label best known for alt-rock acts like Tom Waits, Nick Cave and
produced with Marty Stuart, was released in June 2007 and earned Wagoner
some of the best reviews of his career. Over the summer, he also was the
opening act for the influential rock duo White Stripes at a sold-out show
at New York's Madison Square Garden.
More of this story at
News. John Hillis talked about Porter and his show in
GB 34. Discussion of the patent medicines
Porter sold on his show (Cardui, Black Drought) is found in
Here is Porter performing a song from "Wagonmaster" with Marty Stuart
on the Letterman show. We'll miss him.
October 28 2007 at 22:52:58 Name: B. Cobb Topic: Super Summer '77 on KELi Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: I was twelve years old in 1977 and just starting
to really listen to radio. I remember staying up late on the weekends and
sneaking the transistor radio into my bedroom and listening to "Super Summer
'77" on KELi. Good memories.
I vividly remember one of the DJs that summer crying on the radio because
he had broken up with his girlfriend. He spent 3-5 minutes talking about
it on the air. I never heard anything about it later and can't ever remember
hearing that DJ again.
Does this ring a bell with anyone?
I looked to see if I had a scan of a Summer '77 KELi survey, but found
only one from February.
October 28 2007 at 12:25:02 Name: Frank Morrow Topic: Blacks in baseball Email: email@example.com Comments: In some of the past blogs, people were talking about
black players for the Tulsa Oilers at Texas League Park. Here is my experience.
SOLIDARITY FOUL BALLS
After the war, when Brooklyn Dodger owner Branch Rickey was attempting to
integrate major league baseball, there was an exhibition game of his team
in Tulsa, pitting the Brooklyn Dodgers against the Cleveland Indians. We
were all hoping to see Jackie Robinson, but he wasn't there. Larry Doby was
playing for Cleveland. He was the first black player in the American league,
but his placement on a major league team wasn't publicized like Robinson's
was. His signing occurred only three weeks after the historic Robinson event.
The crowd at Texas League Park was overflowing so much that people were stuffed
into foul territory, just outside of the right and left field lines. Blacks
were lined up in foul territory beyond the third base line. They were closely
stacked all the way to the "colored" stands nearby.
When the teams took to the field, Doby was not in the starting lineup for
Cleveland, although he later was inserted in the game. But we soon became
aware that an unpublicized Negro (the most acceptable word back then) was
behind the plate for the Dodgers. His name was Roy Campanella. Both he and
Doby looked good. They both were quick and fast, particularly Doby.
During Campanella's second at-bat, he hit a ground ball that was foul down
the third base line. The black people standing in the area scrambled for
Campanella hit the next three balls in the same place. When he did it the
third consecutive time, it was apparent that Roy was doing it on purpose,
particularly because the balls were not hit hard. I think it was his way
of saying, "I'm finally here. And I'm with you." It created a sensation.
I bet that some house in Tulsa still has one of those balls on its
October 28 2007 at 10:25:17 Name: Terri Topic: Ma-Hu Email: areyouforsutooatmsn.com Comments: Rick - Terri here.
I recall the "out building", or what was referred to as the servants quarters,
which was situated behind the "big house" - to the northwest. This building
torched on 2 or 3 occasions, during the early-mid seventies. I believe the
remnants of this building remained standing long after the main house was
During one of our excursions (er, uh, trespasses), we observed a beehive
of mammoth proportions hanging from the charred rafters of the quarters.
Pretty much kept folks from sneaking into THAT building, I am sure.
October 27 2007 at 22:26:02 Name: Rick Brashear Topic: Ma-Hu
Comments: I was reading some of the comments about the Ma-Hu Mansion
and remembered a few things. I remember the longhorn cattle grazing near
Memorial Drive and the ranch-style fence along the property.
I was at Nathan Hale from 1969-1972. One day, several of us were standing
outside the cafeteria and saw black smoke rising from the direction of Ma-Hu.
We left school as soon as we could and drove over there. The fire, where
ever it was, was out by the time we arrived, so we didn't know exactly where
the fire had been. Somebody said the barn had burned, though the video on
here says it burned in 1960.
I know those cattle were there years after 1960. Would that fire have been
one that happened at Ma-Hu between 1969 and 1972?
October 27 2007 at 14:53:13 Name: Greg Leslie (via email) Topic: Fantastic Tulsa Films Vol. 2 Comments: Hey, Mike -- I got an advance screening of
Jack Frank's latest collection of vintage films about Tulsa last week. Attached
is the open of the show. It has a great segment with some old film of Mr.
Zing & Tuffy, the dedication of KVOO's Broadcast Central, some of Lee
Woodward's home movies and other KTUL and KVOO stuff I think the gang will
The show on KOTV (Dec 3 at 7pm) is an abbreviated version of the DVD. You
will be able to order the DVD at
The DVD's bonus materials will include a complete promotional 16mm film KTUL
produced in the 1960s about the station, its equipment and and its people.
And here is the intro that Greg included with his email.
October 25 2007 at 13:55:36 Name: John Keyes Topic: KOTV Moving
Comments: It appears after so long at 3rd and Frankfort... KOTV
and the rest of the Griffin gang will be moving in 2009. Here is a link to
the story. At least they will remain downtown.
October 24 2007 at 22:35:35 Name: Webmaster Topic: SomaFM internet radio Comments:
Here is a great internet radio station I've been listening to lately:
SomaFM. Actually, it is 11 stations on one
site, piped out of a basement in San Francisco.
Some of my favorite Soma stations: Illinois Street Lounge features classic
bachelor pad and exotica (see the Tulsa Tiki and
Fantastic Theater pages). Groove Salad serves
ambient chilled beats and grooves. Secret Agent is...nevermind.
Lounge/underground/alternative music of the past, present, and future.
October 24 2007 at 01:14:34 Name: Jeff Topic: The Mullendore murder case Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: What is the Mullendore murder, I saw mentioned,
I can't seem to find anything about it anywhere on the internet. I know there
was a book about it, but what was it about?
"E.C. Mullendore III, the heir apparent to the Cross Bell Ranch fortunes,
was murdered by a person or persons as yet unknown on September 26, 1970
at his home on the Cross Bell. Many prominent Oklahoma ranching families
led lives that intersected with the Mullendores' lives beginning with Grandfather
Erd Mullendore, the founder and progenitor of the clan and the original Cross
In retrospect, the case reminds me of a real-life "Who shot J.R.?" plotline
on the 1980s TV show, "Dallas" (one of the cast members was
Morgan Woodward, Lee's brother). The forum
comments have further information and gossip about it.
October 23 2007 at 19:13:14 Name: David Batterson Topic: Hat G. Chew would wear? Email: davidbatatyahoodotcom Comments: Mike B. asked: "What kinda hat would G. Chew wear?"
I'm guessing maybe a railroad cap, while he engineered the Chatanooga Chew
[Ducking and running.]
October 23 2007 at 18:12:09 Name: email@example.com Topic: Headgear
Comments: I do believe I've seen Mr. Giles with a fedora and feather
on his head a few times. Oktoberfest maybe?
October 22 2007 at 23:04:11 Name: Lyndon Topic: Club on South Owasso behind old post
office Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: Hey Tulsa,
Does anyone remember the name of the club that was behind the old post office
building on South Owasso at 45th Place? It was bombed in the late 60s or
very early 70s, it was caddy-cornered across from the strip club that was
in the old grocery store shopping center? Darn old age, I forget the name
of the strip club also, lol. Thanks a bunch and thanks for all the memories!
Keep on keepin on!
October 22 2007 at 21:24:54 Name: Webmaster Topic: John and Sheb Wooley related?
Re my passing question below in connection with
the "Wilhelm Scream":
Is Sheb Wooley any relation to Tulsa's John
John via email: "I wish. But it must be a different group of Wooleys."
(As a consolation, John is a fifth cousin of Lord Byron.)
His latest novel, GHOST BAND, sounds intriguing. Excerpts from
a comment at
"In bringing the story to life, Wooley employs an intimate knowledge of the
music business; there's plenty of authentic detail about this overlooked
"It's interesting the way Wooley mingles past and present, painting the world
as a place where the past is still alive, not only in a supernatural sense
but in the way we absorb memories and culture.
"In addition to being a good thriller, it's a fascinating meditation on nostalgia
and memory--what the past means to the present."
October 22 2007 at 20:26:43 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: Hats
Comments: Murrow and gang wore them in pix from when NOT on the
air on TV. Howard K Smith said a real paper or radio hand could NOT write
good copy UNLESS he was wearin' a hat! Okay, so Bob Schieffer wore snap brim
hats in the 1960's in Ft Worth when on the radio, partially because the Ft
Worth cops wore them. Funny how the Dallas dicks wore Stetsons then!
I don't remember anyone on air in Tulsa wearing a hat? Other than Gene Wheatley!
Okay, Mazeppa in a dunce hat. What kinda hat would G. Chew wear?
October 22 2007 at 19:21:59 Name: John Hillis Topic: Obsolete Music of All Sorts
Comments: First, Screamin' Sheb Wooley, who died in 2003, also
recorded country song parodies under the name Ben Colder. One of his later
ones that I recall was a spoof on Conway Twitty's "15 Years Ago" called "15
Beers Ago," I think the biggest of his hits was "Hello Walls #2," a take-off
on the Willie Nelson-penned Faron Young hit ("Hello Walls, I didn't see you
standin' there"). The Ben Colder character was lovable drunk humor a la Foster
Brooks that wouldn't play today. I wouldn't call "Purple People Eater" brilliant
satire, but it did work in references to several popular records of the day,
and sort of works as a 1959 time capsule Plymouth.
I was just upbraided by my spouse last Saturday as I clicked through "Big
Joe's Polka Show." Not the kind of polka music you find in the East, Big
Joe's is a collection of midwestern and Texas German, Czech, and Polish bands
ranging from simply astonishing to almost good. Give 'em credit--you gotta
know none of them are in it for the money. Production values have risen over
the few years I've watched it to almost local-cable-access-of-the-70s, which
just adds to the homespun charm. Big Joe is what Garrison Keillor would be
it he was in Omaha and didn't have the snarky streak of talent.
Liking the little guy underdog types, I like RFD-TV, though I wouldn't know
one end of a John Deere from the other. Dish Network moved them out of channel
Siberia (in the 9000's) to channel 231, which, I guess is sort of channel
Guymon, better, but still cold and snowy.
As for Chew, he's much better looking than the guy on You Tube. I'm just
October 22 2007 at 16:48:27 Name: David Bagsby Topic: Wilhelmic Variations Email:
davidunderscorebagsbyathotmaildotcom Comments: Holy Crap! I hope Wilhelm gets a royalty for all
October 22 2007 at 15:44:07 Name: DolfanBob Topic: Casey Norton Email: MiamiPhin@yahoo.com Comments: I was just wondering if Casey Norton had made it
up to Seattle and KOMO. So I went to their web site and was looking for his
photo and his bio and was surprised to not find it. I typed his name in the
search spot on the site and it returned nothing. I googled his name and found
his online resume and it still says that he is employed by KOTV and his contract
runs out 8/31/2007. Anyone know what has happened to him? Here is his
resume, see what you think.
October 22 2007 at 15:21:45 Name: Webmaster Topic: The Wilhelm Scream Comments:
By way of
Boing, I recently learned of the existence of the "Wilhelm Scream" (no
connection to regular TTM contributor Wilhelm
The Scream was recorded for the 1951 film "Distant Drums", probably by
Erick, Oklahoma native Sheb Wooley (any relation to KWGS' John Wooley?).
It has been mixed into the soundtrack of many movies and TV shows over the
years. "Wilhelm" was the name of a character who issued the Scream in another
movie, "Charge at Feather River" (1953).
Sheb Wooley married the cousin of another famous Erick native, Roger Miller.
From Roger Miller's
"Fifteen years older than Roger, Wooley's career would lead him to Hollywood
and the movies. One of Wooley's biggest hits was "The Purple People Eater."
In those days, Wooley and little Roger would ride out "fixin fence, chasing
steers and talking about stardom," Wooley recalls. The two would listen to
the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday nights and the Light Crust Doughboys on Fort
Worth radio by day. Miller came to idolize Bob Wills and Hank Williams, but
it was Wooley who taught Roger his first chords on guitar, bought him his
first fiddle, and who represented the very real world of show business that
Roger wanted so much for himself."
Without any further ado, here's a compendium of Wilhelm Screams:
October 22 2007 at 13:50:22 Name: Bob O'Shea Topic: Big Country AM 1170 KVOO Email: bob reavis at yahoo dot
com Comments: Dear Web Master,
The last three songs played on the final live
country broadcast under those famous calls, 'KVOO,' were picked by me. I
was even cautioned by the new General Manager that KVOO had "never been referred
to as 'Big Country AM 1170 KVOO' and he didn't think I should take such liberty"!
Forget that my history with KVOO AM radio goes all the way back to the 70's.
Billy Parker hired me when he still had black hair.
Now anybody, and I mean anybody who has ever worked around me knows that
only Jesus could come into my studio during a live broadcast and run his
mouth. I quickly and just as curtly corrected his ignorance of broadcast
history and then gave him two choices of exit from my studio. He selected
the first choice which allowed him to leave on his own two feet!
This was the problem. The new ownership did absolutely no homework. They
truly believed that the new moniker "Big Country 99.5" was quite original
thinking. I know that country was on its way out for KVOO-AM. But wouldn't
it make one hell of an 80's station. People don't care anymore about AM vs.
FM. All that stuff lost its novelty with digital radio.
I truly believe we have seen the high-water mark of talk radio's broadcast
I hope you're right, Bob. Unfortunately, there is a glut of leather-lunged
windbags and wannabes cluttering up the air waves. I liked talk radio in
the early 80s when the general approach was more Apollonian than Dionysian,
to put it more charitably. Of course, there are still some good shows out
there (e.g., Rich Fisher's "Studio Tulsa" locally, or Clark Howard nationally),
but they are in the minority.
October 22 2007 at 01:10:51 Name: edwin Topic: David B. Email: yep Comments: Yeah David, we all assumed (at 8) that you went
to New York TV or sumpin'.
October 21 2007 at 18:25:58 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: Dr. Battison Comments: So WHAT are you doing now?
I know Brother Mark Giles, your sometime collaborator, is teaching at a college
in/near Santa Barbara, because we email back and forth 3-4 times a year.
October 21 2007 at 16:00:12 Name: Julie Topic: Lee Woodward, if you're listening
in... Email: cactusblue60 at centex dot
net Comments: Please drop me a line at this email address regarding
a Web site project I have been asked to work on. Anyone else that might be
able to tip him off about this shout, I'd appreciate it. Time is somewhat
of the essence here.
Thank you -- Julie :-)
October 20 2007 at 23:36:33 Name: David Batterson Topic: "Dr. Batterson"? Moi? No way! Email: davidbatatyahoodotcom Comments: Well, I never got my Master's, let alone a PhD (Piled
higher & Deeper). ;-) I earned my B.S. in Speech (Radio-TV-Film) at TU.
And unlike Mr. Communicator Chew, I didn't distinguish myself in Tulsa radio
or TV. After a stint as studio cameraman at KTUL, Ch. 8, I never worked in
October 20 2007 at 22:47:30 Name: Gary Chew Topic: Dolly Visits Porter Comments: Since so many Saturday evening KOTV viewers
in the 60s used to tune into the Porter Wagoner Show on Channel Six, here's
the latest from CNN on Mr. Wagoner in hospital in Nashville.
October 20 2007 at 10:27:27 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: ChewTube + BJPS
Comments: Great work, as many puns as I OR J.Hillis or Gary Gunter
could have latched together during a KOTV newscast! Dr. Batterson, see your
TU degree was worth somethin'.
A friend who teaches at VA TECH and has The Sauerkraut Band is in the running
for a spot on RFD-TV's BIG JOE POLKA SHOW. He is addicted to it; wonder if
Bro Hillis watches this show? He is a big RFD-TV fan!
October 19 2007 at 19:45:27 Name: Divad Nosrettab Topic: Chatanooga Chew-Chew
Comments: That shore duz look like a fake beard on Chew-bacca
in that crazee video. It ain't the Gary Chew I ramember. I think King Lionel
mighta did the voiceover, since he hasn't been workin of late. Don't know
who the direktor hired for the commercial, but he looks & sounds like
a snakeoil salesman. I guess YewToob will show about anything these dayes!
At leest I din't hafta pay tuh to see it.
October 19 2007 at 18:00:05 Name: Gary Chew Topic: Shock And HaHawed
I just watched a video by David Batterson using 'my' visage to make fun of
me. I was shocked and hawed by his rendering of 'my' views on YouTube. First
of all, that isn't me as I as look today. You see, I haven't really aged
much since I was on the Midday Report with Mike Flynn and Georgia Jones back
in the early 70's. My hair has only slightly greyed and I don't even wear
glasses. Moreover, I don't wear a beard. They're so subversive.
And that silly voice! Anyone who ever heard me doing those droning recorded
station ID's on KOTV every eveing will know that my vocal chords didn't do
that. I think David Batterson, himself, did it with his Steve Hawkings
impersonation. He is so deceitful!
I'm lodging a protest with web master Mike Ransom as soon as he gets home
from the pool hall.
Delmeaux de Gillette du Coffeyville
October 19 2007 at 12:51:43 Name: David Batterson Topic: Chew's Views Email:
davidbat(at)yehawww(dot)com Comments: Nobody has heard any opinions from Gary Chew lately
(haha), so here's some I captured for a YouTube video:
October 19 2007 at 10:56:39 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: Porter, too?
Comments: Gary Chew thought Porter Wagoner had passed also. Anyone
Sad to report, he is in the hospital in serious condition.
We discussed Porter, his TV show and his patent medicine advertisers in
GB 34. Here's hoping he is back onstage
in a Nudie suit again soon.
October 19 2007 at 08:52:22 Name: Dave Topic: Adm. Crowe
Comments: For reasons I can't recall, Admiral Crowe appeared as
himself on an episode of "Cheers" sometime after he retired. But it perhaps
wasn't too unusual to see a sailor in a bar.
October 18 2007 at 19:42:45 Name: David Batterson Topic: star ages Email:
davidbat(at)yahoo(dot)com Comments: Yep, Teresa Brewer was indeed 76 (May 7, 1931).
Deborah Kerr was 86 (born in '21). Regis Philbin is 76. And I'm..........I
October 18 2007 at 19:19:53 Name: John Hillis Topic: Another loss
Comments: Johnny Martin fave, Theresa Brewer, passed on at 76--wonder
if there wasn't some age manipulation there.
Best known for the rinky-tinky "Music, Music, Music," afficionados of pinstripes
(and would-be Jeopardy contestants) will know she's listed ad co-composer
of "I Love Mickey," a duet of sorts with Mr. Mantle himself (his line: "Mickey
who?"), which makes it Oklahoma on both front and back end.
October 18 2007 at 15:25:16 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: Who's next?
Comments: Today we lost Joey Bishop at age 89; part of the Rat
Pack, early Vegas icon, and ABC late night host. Still have to ask, if Regis
was his announcer, how old is Regis really?
The movie world lost Deborah Kerr, say that KARR, son. In too many movies
to name. Age unknown.
Well, a native Okie, Admiral William Crowe, is our 3rd VIP death today, former
head of the JCS under Reagan and Clinton's Ambassador to the UK. I was at
OETA and directed the OK Hall of Fame induction for him, the late Jeane
Kirkpatrick, I think also Lee Allen Smith, among other notables about 26-27
Say his name Krau not crow unless ya wanna eat it, we were told. Very great
sailor and commander from the land of the Okies!
October 18 2007 at 12:00:02 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: Talk radio Comments: It's a national problem; one can see why XM
and Sirius satellite radio have fans. For me, I just look for NPR stations.
Though I have found that big band stations are dying off, ditto classic C&W
stations. Going thru Columbus, OH I listen to a Radio One Gospel station
(big on music, little on screamin' preachers) it can recharge your batteries.
Them OH gospel folks have no truck with rappers or talkers. As noted earlier,
Pittsburgh, PA has too danged many infomercial stations, which are as bad
as the hate-talkers. The great soul stations are 5kw there and hard to tune
but worth the music.
Yeah we can listen to CDs, but we all need radio for weather and news as
we peddle around this country, though I take exception with CBN and Fox Radio
news. Funny how a lot of religious stations tie in with Fox Radio news.
October 18 2007 at 01:06:26 Name: roy lee Topic: "Talk" radio Email: beerdrunk@coxdotnet Comments: I have a friend who listens to that stuff all day
and it affects his ability to have normal conversations with friends. "If
you believe that, you must be crazy!" is his version of the more subtle "I
disagree". I tell him that even if I agreed with those guys, I'd still not
like their programs due to their tone of voice. Outraged blabbermouths don't
solve many of society's problems and are not nearly as much fun as old Ernest
October 17 2007 at 22:52:22 Name: T.G. Topic: Tulsa Hate, er um, Talk Radio omments: Brother Bob....Couldn't agree with you more.
The hate-spewing radio (AM) of today sux.
October 17 2007 at 20:15:37 Name: Rick Clark Topic: Bob O'Shea Email: email@example.com Comments: Kudos to my former fellow Ranch-hand. I couldn't
have said it better myself. Even though I've attempted many times but always
used many expletives! I sure miss the 'good old days' working at and listening
to 'Big Country'. Sigh~~~
October 17 2007 at 16:15:43 Name: edwin (itself) Topic: Stuff Email: look up me number Comments: Hey Mike, family and I were camping 2 miles away
from the girls camp during the awfulness. We found a few food items
missing...scary. Also, Bob, I call them neo-Nazis.
October 17 2007 at 16:12:43 Name: roy lee Topic: More coneys Email: beerdrunkatcoxdotnet Comments: OK, I know I was more than a little critical of
my last visit to Coney I-lander the other day, but I know how to give credit
to awesomeness when I see it. I just got back from Jim's "Never on Sunday"
and they are the real thing. Very good coneys and a good variety of Greek
dishes as well. I said I'd leave it to the professionals. There they are,
at 21st and Harvard!
October 17 2007 at 10:24:49 Name: Dave Topic: Movement at Abundant Life?
Comments: I've used the blog occasionally to ask if anything might
be done about the decaying Abundant Life Building on Boulder Avenue -- a
place that was once an architectural treasure and could be again if it was
cleaned up. It was good to see a
World article today about a city effort to make something happen there.
The morons who purchased Great Empire properties from the legendary Mike
Oatman didn't have a clue. Typical of today's "radio", they caved to the
fashion of the day. These geniuses, with total disregard for the rich history
of this national treasure, threw away a 75-plus year tradition of excellence
in broadcasting. Rather, they traded it for a "spoken word" radio format
that so far has been little more than broadcast flatulence. What used to
be the "kind voice of Oklahoma", according to Tulsa's own Betty Boyd, is
now a floundering bastion of hate-filled intolerance inspired by a
holier-than-thou political agenda. It is a spew of negativity to begin your
day provided by a wannabee morning team who wouldn't know the truth if it
bit them on the nose.
I'm sorry for the listeners who used to give us their time and I'm ashamed
of the audience who've replaced them. I'm truly happy to be out of radio
as it is today.
October 16 2007 at 19:58:49 Name: Lowell Burch Topic: Rotosphere Email: lburch(three)atcox Comments: Mike, you are right. Bill White had the
October 16 2007 at 16:15:27 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: Karen Silkwood
Comments: While packing today, found my copy of Richard Rashke's
"The Killing of Karen Silkwood". You youngsters might wanna check it out
from the Library or buy a copy thru TTM via Amazon. The "Silkwood" movie
is also a good view.
This, the Mullendore murder, Locust Grove Girl Scout slayings were all part
of the news when I worked in OK.
October 15 2007 at 12:26:24 Name: Webmaster Topic: Previous GroupBlog summary