November 03 2010 at 15:52:40 Name: Over in Ranch Acres Topic: "The Editors Are Not Hipsters"
Comments: Sunday, November 14th 2010 at 7 pm, Tulsa will celebrate
the 50th anniversary of the White Dove Review, a "little" magazine independently
published by Central High School students Ron Padgett (editor) and Joe Brainard
Contributors included Dick Gallup, Ted Berrigan, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg,
Clarence Major, Paul Blackburn, Amir Baraka (Leroi Jones) and other notable
Art for the White Dove was created by Oklahoma artist such as Joe Brainard,
John Kennedy, Bob Bartholic, Paul England and others.
Five issues were produced from 1959-60 before the editors moved to New York
City to become part of the Second Generation of the New York School of Poets.
Don't miss readings from the White Dove Review, art and artifacts display,
including the print collaborations with Andy Warhol and the screening of
the Warhol Screen Tests of Joe Brainard, Allen Ginsberg and Ron Padgett!
This event will be held at the Circle
Cinema with special guests Ron Padgett, John Brainard, Dick Gallup, and
Sunday November 14, 2010 7-9 pm
The Circle Cinema located at Admiral and South Lewis.
Admission is free.
Ron Padgett performed his first reading at The
November 02 2010 at 23:31:02 Name: Gary Chew Topic: Voting in CA Email: Just Northeast of Eden Comments:
I voted early, out here. But I won't say how, even though I did vote. (Gee
whiz, can't imagine whom Delmo would cast his vote for.)
It does look like marijuana by-the-wink will continue out here in La La Land.
Shades of Oklahoma's Liquor by-the-wink.
November 02 2010 at 22:54:50 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: Ted Kopell on BBC tonight
Comments: So good to see him on TV tonight on the BBC feed on
Talking about attack ads. This has also been the most expensive TV ad campaign
in US history.
He sounds very tired and old tonight.
November 02 2010 at 16:39:44 Name: Scott Linder Topic: Your vote Comments: So I hope that all TTVM folks voted today!!
If not, please refrain from any political comments... OK?
I voted, AND I will refrain from political comments.
November 02 2010 at 14:54:44 Name: Mitch Gray Topic: Rocket / Missile Email: North Of You Comments: There also was a missile / rocket protecting the
Camino Villa trailer park near Broken Arrow years ago.
November 02 2010 at 12:26:18 Name: over in Ranch Acres Topic: Defending Holliday Hills
Comments: The clip of S.A.G.E. reminded me of the BOMARC missile
that for years stood guard over the swimming pool at LaFortune Park...
November 01 2010 at 11:44:13 Name: Tulsa Gal Topic: IBM SAGE computer ad Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: Love the IBM SAGE computer ad! I was a pretty darn
fast keypuncher back in college, I might add :o)
I'll have to scan the IBM punch card with my name on it from the 1966
Int'l Petroleum Exposition.
October 30 2010 at 23:05:19 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: TU BEATS NOTRE DAME!!!! Comments: Did not watch the game, but caught the end
of it at a newstand here in the Chicago burbs while buying a Lotto ticket.
I hate attitudes here that TU has a pissant, hick team. Boo!
ND fans very unhappy; saw so many in ND colors and shirts after the game.
On a sad sidebar note: ND staff and admin is spinning nonsense on the death
of a Chicago area ND media student. He died the other day while filming a
practice session in high winds when his 30 foot lift platform collapsed.
He Tweeted friends and family that he was scared before the collapse but
Athletic Dept. folks whom he worked for are denying that they forcefully
ordered him to go up on the rig. They also said NO high winds buffeted to
practice field. This while high winds hit Chicago the same day and knocked
down trees and power lines.
South Bend is 2 hours East of Chicago and our "weather track" affects them,
October 30 2010 at 16:24:42 Name: Webmaster Topic: "What's new" on Twitter Comments:
A new way to find out what's new on Tulsa TV Memories:
@TulsaTV on Twitter.
You won't be hearing about my personal breakfast choices, my political musings
or similarly boring info. It will be the "What's new" feed from this site,
and maybe the very occasional heads-up about site-relevant local events.
I found a way (using Twitterfeed.com) to link the RSS feed of this site to
my until-now-nearly-dormant Twitter account. Thus, I need do absolutely nothing
to update Twitter; it will happen automatically whenever I update "What's
new" on TTM.
So if you want TTM updates via Twitter, they are now available.
There is a way to add TTM's RSS feed to your Facebook as well, but they don't
make it as easy as it should be (use http://feeds.feedburner.com/tulsatvmemories
if you want to try, or http://feeds.feedburner.com/ChewsReviews). I'll get
back when I can explain it clearly. (I don't have an active account on Facebook,
(Later) On Facebook, go to Notes, then Write a Note, then click Friends'
Notes, then Edit import settings, then Import a Blog. Paste in the above
URL, and check the box. Easy, huh?
You can also add it via the "Social RSS" tab, it you have it. This method
adds each TTM update to your Wall.
There are no doubt other Facebook apps that do it differently.
(Added 12/15/2010) Go to
TV Memories@FB and "Like" it. It's the simplest and best way to get TTM
updates into your News Feed.
October 29 2010 at 13:35:53 Name: Lazzaro Topic: re: D.B. Wilkerson & Corvettes
Comments: The following related to me by someone who was in the
biz at that time:
1) Dealership established 1950 or 1951? D.B. began by renting a bare lot
downtown and charged for parking. With the proceeds he bought a used car
and sold it for a profit. One thing led to another after that. His brother
later had some combination of a Desoto/Chrysler/Plymouth dealership.
2) The dealership was sited at the current location of the Tulsa Welding
School - 2500 block of East 11th. D.B. also had a used car lo across the
3) Unsure of the volume, but D.B. advertised 250 new cars at approximately
this time. He was unique in that he was the only dealer who paid for his
stock outright rather than having a 'floor plan' where the bank fronts the
money and interest is paid.
4) D.B.'s dealership was sold to Brad Noe Chevrolet but D.B. kept an office
in Noe's dealership. He apparently had no duties but was so attached to the
lifestyle and the office that he made arrangements to stay on. D.B.'s daughter
Marilyn worked for Brad Noe after Noe bought the dealership (and possibly
when D.B. owned it?). Noe Chevrolet went out of business and was bought by
Bud Swinson. Noe then bought a VW dealership which I think may still be in
business. Last heard Marilyn still works there.
5) D.B. 'Tink' Wilkerson is deceased (long story there). For Marilyn see
6) See 4 and 5
7) One guy you need to search out is a guy named Don (last name not remembered)
who was Parts Manager for Reliable Chevrolet. He was also President of the
Corvette Club in Tulsa. It's said that you could name an obscure Corvette
part and he could rattle of the part number and point you to the location,
nationally, where it was available. Believe he retired about 8 years ago.
You may be able to contact him by contacting Reliable Chevrolet.
Hope this helps and good luck.
October 28 2010 at 20:08:55 Name: Webmaster Topic: I Remember JFK blog
Our old buddy Ron Enderland from Miami, Oklahoma has a great post up at his
blog, I Remember JFK:
October 26 2010 at 11:29:41 Name: Erick Topic: Wilkerson's Chevrolet
Comments: All I know about Wilkerson's Chevrolet is that it's
former location on 11th is now the location of Tulsa Welding School. Not
sure if the building is the same or not.
October 25 2010 at 20:58:54 Name: TulsaTownie Topic: New Look for KOTV Comments: KOTV switched to 16:9 widescreen format yesterday.
Along with that change came a new logo and graphics package. Now, News On
6 is positioning themselves as 'Oklahoma's Own' with their sister station
in OKC (KWTV) sporting the same slogan, graphics package and a virtually
identical logo. New websites are set to go online for the stations in the
October 25 2010 at 16:54:42 Name: Steve Smith Topic: Admiral Twin Email: email@example.com Comments: I just read the terrible news about the Admiral
and am relieved to hear that it will rebuild. I spent many happy evenings
there and would have had an additional reason to mourn if this had been the
end, because the last drive-in in my area (north of Seattle) was torn down
this year after bravely enduring for decades. I'll be watching for
October 25 2010 at 14:24:39 Name: William Shepherd of Toledo,
Ohio via email Topic: Wilkerson Chevrolet Email: william_shepherd (at) owens
(dot) edu Comments: I bought a 1968 Corvette a few years ago. Research
by the National Corvette Restorer's Society (NCRS) indicates the car was
shipped new to Wilkerson Chevrolet of Tulsa, OK. An internet search for that
dealership led me to your site.
The obituary for D.B. Wilkerson on your site, and
related comments to that article, got my search started. I'm hoping that
you or your readers can help me in my quest for additional information.
Specifically, I hope to find answers to these questions:
What years was the Wilkerson Chevrolet dealership in business?
What were the various locations for that particular dealership, and the other
Wilkerson dealerships referenced in the obituary?
What was the volume of business for Wilkerson Chevrolet, particularly in
Was the Wilkerson Chevrolet dealership sold and opened under a new name,
or did it go out of business?
What, if anything, was the involvement in the Chevrolet dealership of D.B.
Wilkerson's three children mentioned in the obituary?
Could anyone give me information on how to contact the three children of
D.B. Wilkerson, or alternately for them to contact me at the address above?
Is there any employee of the Wilkerson dealership from summer 1968 or later
who might remember a gray 1968 Corvette coupe with gray interior, tripower,
and an automatic transmission?
I appreciate hearing from you and your readers with any information you can
provide to solve the puzzle of my car's beginnings and the Wilkerson Chevrolet
Lazzaro provides many answers to these questions
October 24 2010 at 11:35:07 Name: David Batterson Topic: Coincidences/Heinlein Email: just send a smoke signal! Comments: RE: "Russell co-wrote an Emmy-winning episode of
"Star Trek: The Animated Series".
And, of course, Leon Russell wrote a song called "Stranger in a Strange Land."
Which looped everything around. ;-)
You are just the kind of researcher we are looking for to beef up the
"Spurious Connections Department"!
Speaking of Leon's Shelter People version of that tune. there is a misheard
lyric on my part. He seemed to be singing/rapping, "...stop raising dog
a-blillion, oh such a sad, sad state we're in..."
I was never sure what "dog a-blillion" might be, and I haven't yet googled
it to see.
(Later) I checked. It's "stop racing toward oblivion". Obviously, I'm
more of a music guy than a lyric guy.
October 24 2010 at 03:23:35 Name: Webmaster Topic: Robert Heinlein and Frederik Pohl in
Over a year ago, I mentioned in passing the fascinating blog of famed science
fiction writer Frederik Pohl:
Way the Future Blogs. Since then, it won him the Hugo Award for Best
His most recent post is another in his series of remembrances of his friend,
Robert Heinlein, whom he edited and published in several SF magazines. If
you have an interest in either gentleman, it's well worth reading. We should
all be so lucid and productive as Mr. Pohl at his age (91), or any age.
"When the Heinleins came to New York, they preferred to stay in a small but
spiffy hotel somewhere near Tudor City, and on occasion asked me over for
an evening of smoking, drinking and amiably criticizing each other's world
views. (Well, usually it was amiable.) And there were evenings I remember
at places like Tulsa and Grand Rapids..."
Which impelled me to ask, "What was going on here (in Tulsa) that brought
Pohl and Heinlein together? And when was that? The first conventions I know
about here were in the 70s." No answers to those questions at this time.
Here is a program from a 1978 convention at the Mayo Hotel:
OKon II. It didn't
feature Pohl or Heinlein, but present were writers R.A. Lafferty of Tulsa,
Russell Bates and C.J. Cherryh of Lawton,
OK, Lee Killough of Manhattan, KS, and Bob Tucker.
From the TTM Spurious Connections Department:
Russell co-wrote an Emmy-winning episode of
Trek: The Animated Series". Captain James T. Kirk's middle name, Tiberius,
was first used in the animated series. Frederik Pohl wrote the Encyclopedia
Britannica entry on Roman Emperor Tiberius in the 1960s.
October 21 2010 at 19:56:01 Name: Walter H. Blood of Kansas City, KS (via email to webmaster) Topic: King Lionel Email: bloodwalter (at) aol (dot)
com Comments: In early September 1963, the Iota Delta Kappa ("I
Doesn't Know") fraternity located in Independence, Kansas offered honorary
membership to King Lionel. He accepted (on-air) that invitation.
I am one of the original members of Iota Delta Kappa and wondered if any
video survived that might include King Lionel's reading of our invitation
and his acceptance.
I am also interested in a means of contacting King Lionel and Lee Woodward
in the future. The fraternity may be having a reunion and I would like to
be able to invite King Lionel and Lee to such an event.
October 21 2010 at 19:28:27 Name: Lazzaro Topic: Another radio junkie
Comments: Mr. Bruchas:
I share your DX affliction and some of your radios. I appreciate your post
pointing toward the TTM store where I read a glowing review of the GE Super
I used to have the original CC Radio until an unfortunate meeting of the
antenna and a hotwire of a pretty serious electric fence charger. That was
that. Great radio but replacing it is a little spendy these days.
I've been looking at the GE for a while and wondering if it was really up
to snuff. I think that may just be the next AM purchase.
October 20 2010 at 07:58:35 Name: Webmaster Topic: Leon & Elton collaborate Comments:
Listen to the new album in its entirety and read about the collaboration
October 19 2010 at 14:34:28 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: Radio junkie here..tangent Comments: I don't listen enough to local stations except
for news, weather, scores and jazz or classical music. Shortwave and DXing
US stations have always been a joy for me.
Still have a near 40 year old Grundig shortwave, bought from Paul Goelz,
a fellow TU student. Pete Abrams re-strung the tuning cable on it and Ed
Morris modified it for AC power. That was long ago. Ditto a post WW II Carlson
tube radio in a wood case bought at a pawn shop on 3rd Street in Tulsa 36
years ago, re-wired by Ed Morris.
For years, had a Standard FM converter in my cars in Tulsa. Great little
mono tuner! Think that I bought it at SEVCO or Radio
Inc. Oklahoma was/is a great place for radio DXing.
Bought a Grundig Satellite in DC cheaply at the NatGeo. Have never used it!
Crane WiFi radio is my favorite but now am having signal difficulties
via my AT&T DSL line.
An iHome AM/FM ($12 clearance; good tuner and iPod charger on top) is used
if I want to iPod it to sleep.
Add to that a re-gifted
Superadio and an original C Crane South African-made FreePlay SW/LW/MW
with magneto crank power.
When on the East Coast, my Sangean scanning SW was a great DXing toy/tool
- not so much now in the Midwest. Add to this 1 of those little Fisher-Price-like
plastic Grundig crank radios of 10 years ago.
I sound like some goofy old hoarder geek, but I bought stuff generally cheap
and had applications for all. Okay, Grundig Satellite was just a lucky buy.
There IS still more out there on radio than just the "hate talkers" on AM.
Internet radio is fun but it ain't portable!
October 18 2010 at 17:27:33 Name: Lazzaro Topic: TTM's Amazon kickback
Comments: I didn't know about the Amazon cut you get. I do a bit
of shopping there (or did before the economy went to hell) and will keep
that in mind in the future.
This doesn't mean you will be able to track my Nancy Sinatra purchases does
October 16 2010 at 17:09:32 Name: Scott Linder Topic: Thanks to our Webmaster Comments: Mr. Webmaster, thanks to you for fixing the
recent "ads" issue on the website. You mentioned that it was not a huge cost
issue. However, I'm sure you know that all of us stand ready to contribute
to the support of TTVM at any time. Just say the word, and the bucks will
Nah, thanks, but no need.
All I would ask is to try to remember that, when you buy from Amazon,
if you started your shopping session from any Amazon link on this site, I
get a little commission at no extra cost to you.
I added Amazon very early in the history
of the site, using it as a source of content that was lacking in those
days. No lack now, but I still think it's a fun way to expand on various
topics, mostly site-relevant. American TV is all about product and logos,
so it adds to the site experience, I think.
In recent times, I have taken to tweaking aStore content so that you sometimes
see items relevant to current topics displayed on the main TTM site. Either
that, or whatever pops into my head on a given day.
There is quite a bit of info from site contributors and me in the
October 15 2010 at 22:39:08 Name: Gary Chew Topic: Whoops: Nixon? Email: Northeast of Eden Comments: Most of the people I knew, at the time, didn't think
President Nixon would be good at the job.
October 15 2010 at 21:50:45 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: Fred Davis Email: Comments: I went to TU with Fred Davis. He dressed better
than most of and was a lot of fun to talk with.
I believe that he had to drop out when his Dad passed and had to take over
the family ad agency in Tulsa.
I did not know that he is Jim Inhofe's nephew. He was pretty apolitical then.
Way back then, guys at TU were more worried about being drafted for Vietnam
and thought that Nixon was gonna be a "good" President... what fools we were...
Anyway, he was part of a big article in last week's TIME magazine as one
of the biggest GOP attack ad creators now:
At right is the cover of a pamphlet by an associate of Billy James Hargis
Christian College, a fundamentalist counter-counterculture organization
based in Tulsa in the early 1970s. It was located near 27th and Sheridan,
also the site of Hargis' KBJH-FM (98.5, now KVOO-FM's frequency).
"Hargis warned the youth of the country of a Communist master music plan
hypnotizing them into submission with the music of the Beatles and he denounced
the sexual revolution, x-rated movies and Satan-worship with equal fervor."
and the paranoid style' by John M. Werly)
(The editor of the Tulsa Tribune expressed a similar, though non-conspiratorial
view of rock music in his 4/17/1979 editorial,
'Knocking the rock': "First, of course, there
is the beat. It is utterly simple, hypnotic and, all-pervasive. The use of
strobe lights, in which normal motion seems to stand still, contributes to
fantasy. Then, there is the amplification - the raising of sound to the point
of pain which produces the effect of electric shocks.")
Interestingly, Hargis was involved in a 1969 Supreme Court decision that
solidified the FCC's
Doctrine". Reagan abolished it by executive order in 1987. The action
reshaped the talk radio landscape into today's familiar contour.
October 11 2010 at 08:49:41 Name:
Jim Ruddle Topic: You're Innocent
Comments: Much has been written and broadcast in recent days about
the American male who was allegedly attacked and killed on his jetski while
near the Mexican border.
The perpetrators are supposedly members of Mexican drug gang.
They are called the "Zetas," or "Los Zetas."
This is to inform all former (current?) members of Zeta
Squadron that they are in no way accountable for the actions of this
Now, look at your TV set and wiggle your fingers.
October 10 2010 at 18:47:45 Name: Lazzaro Topic: Rose Bowl leeches Comments: Anyone hit the Rose Bowl today for the Admiral
I'm a fer piece from there now but once upon a time accumulated many leeches
in unspeakable places wading the creek between McClure Park and the majestic
Very interested in seeing the Twin rise again. Hope these benefits take a
dent out of what's needed.
More about the next benefit on the Bulletin Board on the main page.
October 10 2010 at 15:43:46 Name: Scott Linder Topic: TTM website issues Comments: I know that our great webmaster is dealing
with the issues on TTM. Meanwhile, I feel that it might be prudent for all
of us to go away for for a few days until the problem is solved. This type
of stuff is very scary.
Probably the GroupBlog host, Pathfinder, got their free servers crossed
with their no-ads servers temporarily. I sent them a note. Not a big
10/12: My subscription to their no-ads guestbook service had expired;
the recurring payment I had set up at PayPal did not recur. It's now been
paid and the GroupBlog is aesthetic and copacetic again. It's not a huge
expense, by the way.
October 09 2010 at 14:09:32 Name:
Mike Miller Topic: On the verge of ancient
Comments: Thank you Mike Bruchas. I know you are a tremendous
wealth of information while remaining a man of means by no means; but how
did you know? My children have no idea.
I am now 73. In Tulsa briefly over Labor Day to attend my high school's last
reunion. (We're getting to be so few in numbers.) I felt kind of young. It
included every graduating class from Marquette dating back to the class of
1944. Ran into Hurst Swiggart and wife, Barbara for a nice visit. Hurst and
Barbara are two friendly faces.
As someone once said, the trouble with getting old is that when you're young
you try to avoid temptation. But when you're old, temptation avoids you.
Hope you had a great birthday, Mike.
October 09 2010 at 12:40:28 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: Mike Miller
Comments: *************HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MIKE MILLER!!!!*************
I know he's "only 39".
Thank you for so many great anecdotes about Tulsa TV and the other markets
where you have worked!
Still can't see you as a Floridian!!
October 09 2010 at 12:12:44 Name: Lazzaro Topic: KCET and PBS
Comments: Heard T. Conway Jr. talking about this yesterday on
KFI. Seems to be some strong reactions from long-time viewers but a 40% jump
is 'go jump in the lake' territory to me too.
October 09 2010 at 11:31:45 Name: Scott Linder Topic: KCET and PBS
Comments: Just a note that LA station KCET has severed its network
affiliation with PBS as of January 1, 2011 due to a 40 percent increase in
programming costs demanded by PBS. Hey, PBS is good, but it ain't THAT good.
Best of luck to KCET!
October 08 2010 at 09:37:32 Name:
Mike Miller Topic: Women in early Tulsa TV Email:
michaelmmillerathotmaildotcom Comments: Several days ago, Madeline Caruthers asked about
females who managed to land jobs in the early 1960s in Tulsa television.
(I sent her an email but I'm not sure she got it.) Already mentioned were
Louise Bland, and Betty Boyd. Judy Pryor (who worked at 2 and 6) should also
be included as early Tulsa TV pioneers. They and Gay Miller at KOTV in the
late 60s, were on-air females in the 60s or earlier. I'm not counting the
women who did the cooking shows because most worked for ONG or the local
The newsroom was an all men's club for a much longer period. The first female
news person that I recall was Georgia Jones who co-anchored the Noon News
at KOTV with Mike Flynn. That was in the late 60s. In the early 70s, Susan
Silver became the first female co-anchor (with Bob Hower) for the evening
newscasts. Barbara Allen followed Silver at 8.
However, female reporters were rare to say the least. The first I recall
was Judy Clayton (Bruzinsky) at KTUL-TV in the early 70s. Jan Berry was also
in the newsroom but wasnt on camera. Susan Bunn was reporting over
at KOTV about that same time. Not sure about what was happening at Ch-2.
It was tough to break into news for women, no question about it. But by the
mid to late 70s, they began reporting and anchoring in more abundance. The
color barrier began to crumble as well.
Please feel free to correct or add to this post. I'm sure I must have skipped
October 07 2010 at 18:39:54 Name: Si Hawk Topic: Capt. Lambert's Anniversary Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: Alan,
Congrats on the Big 50! I've got to tell you you've always been one of my
favorite bosses! I must say, it's always a joy to hear you doing the Big
Band Saturday Night show.
I don't know if I can attend the gathering but I'm hoping to make it.
Once again - a great big congratulations to the Great (and kind) Alan
October 07 2010 at 18:03:10 Name:
Gary Chew Topic: Credit...Where It's Due Email: Northeast of Eden Comments: In an act of full disclosure: The first sentence
of my review of "The Social
Network" (that our Web Maestro so brilliantly positioned just recently),
please know the creator of the line was my good friend and Tulsa broadcast
mentor, Mr. Bob Gregory. It was he who uttered to me the query regarding
who'll pull martini-mixing duty, should a major conflict arise.
And thank you, Mr. Lambert!! Thanks for reading my stuff. How 'bout some
Les and Larry Elgart...and, of course, Les Brown? So fine.
October 07 2010 at 12:30:27 Name: LN Topic: Nagging Tulsa memory #1 (of, surely,
to be a continuing series): The restaurant in the Wooodland Hills
Dillard's Comments: Hi,
Crazy memory that just won't leave my head: Mid to late seventies (when my
family moved to Tulsa/B.A.), was there not a Chinese restaurant inside the
Dillard's at Woodland Hills Mall? As young as I was, I remember they had
a buffet (maybe a first for Chinese buffets), and were actually pretty damn
good. Can anyone vouch for me? Thanks. LN
October 06 2010 at 21:53:02 Name: Madeline Caruthers Topic: Jobs in early 60s for women in
Radio/TV Email: elucidatemcatattdotnet Comments: I just had my 70th birthday, which led me into
When I graduated, with honors (Radio/TV/Journalism), from TU, in 1962, I
found there were few jobs which were open to women. (This was before sex
discrimination was illegal. It was an unspoken rule that, generally, men
got the jobs, back then.) I fought against racial discrimination, and to
a lesser degree, then, age, and sex discrimination when I worked in civil
rights in Tulsa for the City in the early 70s.
I went on later to use my media skills (both print and electronic) in other
endeavors, for-profit and non-profit, but not commercial media.
I'm wondering if any of my contemporaries, particularly thinking of Nancy
Steffens, etc. were successful in Tulsa in working in commercial media those
early years? (Obviously there was one very successful woman,
Betty Boyd. Anyone have any thoughts on this, and/or
how opportunities have improved in Tulsa for women? (I don't live in Tulsa,
so can't observe the scene.) Thanks for any info or insight.
October 06 2010 at 20:43:34 Name: Alan Lambert Topic: HI TO GARY AND THOUGHTS ON FRANK SINATRA,
JR. Email: email@example.com Comments: Hi Gary! I always enjoy your reviews...It seems
a good part of my lfie has spiraled around KWGS and T-U. It's a good thing!
Earlier...Frank Sinatra, Jr. was mentioned in the blog. I had the pleasure
of seeing him at the Broken Arrow PAC this year. He was great! He moves slowly
across the stage and simply sings his socks off. The BA Arts and Humanities
folks have been parading several good acts like this in recent years: Glenn
Miller Orchestra, Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, The Four Freshman and lately I
emceed for the Harry James Orchestra directed by Fred Radke (lead trumpet
for Harry James in the early 80s).
Big Band Saturday Night on 89.5
October 06 2010 at 16:14:32 Name: Gary Chew Again Topic: Imagining John Lennon Comments:
To Mr. Cripps: Another reminder: the Lennon bio-pic,
"Nowhere Boy" opens WIDE
Oct 15th. I'll have a review of it, here. Imagine that? Thanks for the tip
Mr. Cripps, I'm now booking a flight to Tulsa, then a car to Bartlesville.
Rachel Weisz makes my heart throb 'n' flutter. What an actress, too. Ben
always gets the cool chicks for his pitchers.
October 06 2010 at 16:06:13 Name:
Gary Chew Topic: Lambert's Longevity Email: Northeast of Eden Comments: Congrats spoken on a big PA system go to Alan for
his tenure in Tulsa broadcasting. Great to hear someone's still pouring out
on the air what we brought on to KWGS under the name of "Standard Reprise"
back in the mid-70's. There were lots of big band LPs and of singers, too
in the KWGS library, then, that had never had a needle to them. And 50 years
isn't anything to sneeze at. I did it for 51, and I guess, Alan , we only
have to make way for Larry King, who's show came over on the Mayflower, right?
October 06 2010 at 15:47:11 Name: Jim Cripps Topic: Passings and *Untitled
Comments: Edwin Newman, much respect.
Tony Curtis, you'll be missed.
I don't know if anything will come Tulsa's way, but Terrence Mallick (an
Okie by way of elsewhere), Ben Affleck (with Jennifer Garner), and Rachel
Weisz are in Bartlesville filming a yet-to-be-announced-titled movie. Affleck
and co. were spotted at Sonic last night.
And, let's all remember John Lennon on the 9th (http://imaginepeacetower.com/).
October 06 2010 at 13:54:18 Name: Scott Linder Topic: Alan Lambert and Big Band Saturday
Comments: Wish I could be there for the Big Band Saturday Night
broadcast. Please say hello to any of my Tulsa Local 94 musician friends
who still might remember my name!
By the way, the last time I was in the Crystal Ballroom at the Mayo Hotel
was many years ago when I had a very nice chat with former KVOO announcer
Bill Ryan who paired with Dick Charles to co-anchor "Kaleidoscope" in the
afternoons back in the 60s.
Bill was then working as a bellman at the Mayo. It made me sad to see him
there. As I left, I remember him saying "thanks for coming..." in his beautiful
classic radio voice. I never saw him again....
October 05 2010 at 17:29:49 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: Guy Atchley
Comments: Guy will be inducted into the Arizona Broadcasters Hall
of Fame along with Joe Garagiola.