The KOTV 50th Anniversary
Here are some pictures taken by Rex Daugherty at this event on 11/27/99.
If you have comments about a picture, email
me, and I'll put them by the appropriate picture!
Bob Hower and Bill Hyden (is that Dale "Melvin
Simpkins" McKinney looking over Bob's shoulder?), and Betty Boyd
John Irvin, Ralph Bardgett and Carolyn Jenkins
barely peeking over Ralph's shoulder
Mike Flynn, Leon Meier and Ralph Bardgett
John Hillis: Whatever elixir Leon Meier takes, I want a case! The rest of
us have grown old and/or fat and/or bald, but Leon hasn't changed a bit.
Probably has something to do with his positive outlook.
Ed Dumit and Neil
Bob Hower and Bill Hyden at the table
Susan Bunn and Mike Flynn
(from Guestbook 4) Mike Bruchas said: Speaking of mis-cues - while doing
the KOTV Midday Report with Susan Bunn and Mike Flynn in the 70's - had a
director's nightmare. We had a story on a nun doing something and a story
on a local bellydancer who could flip quarters and dollar bills with her
stomach muscles. You guessed it - on the tease, Jerry the VTR op rolled the
nun video when Susan vo'd (voiceover'd) the belly dancer video. After
thinking we got the story order straightened out with Jerry during the break
- we rolled the nun story and up came the belly dancer again. It reached
a point where Mike and Susan were NOT laughing about this and the light-hearted
lead-in to the belly dancer story just sounded VERY strained....Of course
as KOTV used to run video under closing credits - the belly dancer video
appeared for about the 5th time in the (news)cast....
Nancy Kerr Ramsey Adams, Susan Bunn and Bob
Susan Bunn and Rex Daugherty
Lee Woodward, Mary Jo Sartain, Bob Losure,
Gailard Sartain, Bill Hyden, Doug Dodd, Elaine Dodd. and Amelia Woodward.
John Wooley wrote an article in the 2/4/2000 Spot magazine of the Tulsa
World about "Angry Beavers". It's a cartoon show on Nickelodeon (10:30 a.m.
CST Saturdays) created by TTM contributor and Oklahoman Mitch Schauer. Gailard
Sartain has done voice work for the show, and both he and his wife Mary Jo
Sartain have written for it.
Bill Hyden speaks.
Bob Losure and Gailard Sartain
Gailard Sartain surrenders the mic to Bob
Woody at the mic
Bob Losure at the mic
Mr. Bill (Bill Thompson) and Gil Fallini
Kathy Murphy via email, 1/17/2001:
Thanks for posting Rex's pictures from the KOTV anniversary party. I couldn't
attend so I really appreciate seeing them.
I can ID a couple of mystery people, if you're interested: The man on the
right in the picture with Bill Thompson is Mr. Gil Fallini, engineer
extraordinaire. His son, Bruce, also worked at the station. (That's Gil again
in New Pic 4). And the guy in the photo slugged New Pic 2 is Ken Ostmo, a
former 6 news photog.
Great site. Thanks for preserving our local TV heritage.
Ken Ostmo and.... - What's that in the
background? Tulsa TV Memories on the 10' screen!
Dr. and Mrs. Rod Jones
Mike Bruchas: "Pinky" Mary Jane (or June?) Jones and Dr. Rod Jones - both
retired TU speech/theatre instructors and sweet folks (Trivia note - I think
it was Pinky that told us Rod Jones shared a WWII cockpit with Skitch Henderson
in their Army Air Corps days so long ago...)
New pic 4 - Harold DeBoer, his wife Audrey,
Gil Fallini, and Gil's wife Virginia
New pic 5 with Tulsa TV Memories in the
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