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Friday 02/06/2004 10:07:09pm
Name: Dave Boyd (via email)
E-Mail: oldredheadatcableone dot .net
Location: Vinita
Comments: I enjoyed your web-site so much--brought back a lot of memories for me! I was one of the last to work at KOME, and the first and last to work at KCNW.

Since then, I started my own radio station in Vinita and Hugo, Ok, and Jefferson, Tex. Currently, we own KITO FM-AM in Vinita.

Thanks for keeping Tulsa memories alive!

Friday 02/06/2004 12:39:06am
Name: David Bagsby
E-Mail: dcb at sunflower dot com
Location: Lawrence KS
Comments: Does anyone out there in TV land have a recording or transcription of the old "you didn't have your Wheaties" jingle? Locals here are trying to find it for the basketball games. Thanks or Sorry.

Friday 02/06/2004 10:14:16am
Name: Erick
E-Mail: ericktul at yahoo dot com
Location: Tulsa
Comments: Speaking of Ed Sullivan, OETA airs two half-hour shows each Saturday night. I wish they would have kept the shows in their entirety, but still very entertaining.

In case someone hasn't seen it, here is my home movie of a visit to Tulsa by "Beatle George" in 1974

Thursday 02/05/2004 2:48:15pm
Name: David Bagsby
Location: Lawrence, KS
Comments: The 1st US appearance of the Beatles on Ed Sullivan is now out on dvd. It's the 1st four shows with all the other acts and the commercials (I think).

Thursday 02/05/2004 2:33:21pm
Name: Lowell Burch
Location: Tulsa
Comments: I received an email reminder from my brother about the anniversary of Holly's death. I did not need it. My wife and I both teach our students about him and his music, so there are some youngsters out there that appreciate him.

I remember 40 years ago come this Sunday night like it was last year. It was a really big "shoe".

Thursday 02/05/2004 12:16:02am
Name: Greg Bittick
E-Mail: gbittickattulsaccdotedu
Location: T-town
Comments: In reply to Mike Bruchas' Beatles inquiry: This Saturday, Feb. 7 is the 40th anniversary of the Beatles first-time arrival in the U.S. (as a group) to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show two days later (making TV history, I might add) and things were never quite the same after that. Let's hear from other Beatlemaniacs with their remembrances of that momentous occasion and related events. Hail to Beatlemania then, now and forever!!!

Thursday 02/05/2004 11:25:08am
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: Spring-like DC awaiting a blizzard
Comments: Have all noticed a lot of Beatles stories on network news in the last few days? What is this all about?

Thursday 02/05/2004 8:31:04am
Name: Erick
E-Mail: ericktulatyahoodotcom
Location: Tulsa
Comments: I just realized that Tuesday was the 45th anniversary of the Day the Music Died. How sad is it that it went by without a mere mention on most television and radio news programs?

My father has always been a huge Buddy Holly fan, so it didn't surprise me to get an email from him reminding me of the anniversary.

In this day and age where music is more about what you're wearing (or not wearing) than what you're singing or playing, true music fans should always remember that there was once a time where popular music meant something.

Wednesday 02/04/2004 5:28:56pm
Name: Jack Kongs
E-Mail: CDVSXatallstatedotcom
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Comments: For Bill Nourse......I remember Gilbert Fallini very well. He did several recordings for my band, the "New Rivieras" that were later used on Dance Party also. I still have some of the tapes he made and the quality is very good for what it is.

We missed the gig at Oertle's but won the April 1968 KAKC Battle of the Bands at the Civic Center. I still have one of the posters and a photos of the band with Lee Bayley handing us the award.

Those were great days and the music was so exciting and fresh. I wish I could go back and hear some of the bands of that day. Caught Teagarden and Vanwinkle with Gary Busey on drums at the Nine of Cups, some of Leon and JJ Cale as well. What a great time to be in Tulsa!

From the 'Tulsa Settler', 1973, courtesy of Don Cook
Courtesy of Don Cook

Wednesday 02/04/2004 5:28:55pm
Name: Lowell Burch
Location: Watching the snow outside my window
Comments: I certainly remember The Hallucinations. I knew Randy Cochran from the Northside. He played bass and trumpet and had a buzzcut - but he wore a long, shoulder-length hair wig when he played with the band. They were certainly one of the top five Tulsa bands from the late sixties.

Wednesday 02/04/2004 2:32:24pm
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: Thawing DC - where the President lives..
Comments: Okay - how many of you remember LES CRANE and his riflestock shotgun mic - where he would point it to a question-asker in the audience? He was a radio guy whom I think was on ABC TV briefly.
As kids - we joingly called him, "Les Brains".

Wednesday 02/04/2004 11:50:08am
Name: Frank Morrow
E-Mail: frankmoratiodotcom
Location: Austin
Comments: I remember Jack Paar and Steve Allen when they were doing network radio programs before they got their TV shows. Paar's shows reflected the same interesting humor and insights that he displayed on his later TV programs. Allen's evening show on CBS (non-sponsored) mainly consisted of his witty observations, playing the piano, and occasionally singing, but the highlight was always his going through the newspapers to see the weird things that were happening. Very funny.

I wonder how many of you also recall two lesser show hosts who never did make it big like Paar and Allen. Robert Q. Lewis did radio and some TV, but never caught on big as a host, although he did guest shots on some shows. Galen Drake never had much of an impact with his own show. He is probably remembered best for his All-Bran commercials on radio.

Finally, while we're talking about hosts, we shouldn't forget the man who might have been the best of all of them, if the McCarthy Black List hadn't prevented him from getting the job---John Henry Faulk.

Wednesday 02/04/2004 10:33:05am
Name: Webmaster
E-Mail: mike at tulsaTVmemories dot com
Location: Tulsa
Comments: Sam Jones' first show on the Ole Time Radio Ranch has now been archived for your listening pleasure. The show is actually in streaming video via Windows Media Player, but since the camera is fixed on long shot, it functions best as a radio show. Sam comments on the recent Super Bowl halftime show, Sonny Gray plays, Michael Wallis talks about Pretty Boy Floyd and Billy the Kid...

Wednesday 02/04/2004 9:26:12am
Name: Joe
Location: from inside the padded room
Comments: I just noticed that in the past couple of weeks, one of my favorite DJs is no longer on the air...Paul Langston, afternoon drive at KOOL 106. I was wondering what the story was.

Wednesday 02/04/2004 9:23:00am
Name: Bill Nourse
E-Mail: b_nourseathotmaildotcom
Location: Lake Keystone
Comments: My group, "The Hallucinations" played Dance Party on several occasions.
Hosted at that time by Lee Bayley. I have some very fond memories of those times. Like when we won the KAKC "Battle Of The Kings" at the Tulsa Civic Center two years in a row! We also played the Oertle's parking lot gig.

Does anyone remember Gil Fallini (Channel 6 soundman and owner of Southwest Sound)? What a great guy!

Members of the band were:
Lead guitar: Ric Durbin
Organ: Greg Hale
Bass and horn: Randy Cochran
Drums: Jimmy Neff
Vocals and guitar: Bill Nourse
Thurman and Lights: Don Dewey.

Tuesday 02/03/2004 8:21:46pm
Name: Jim Reid
E-Mail: jimreid56ataoldotcom
Location: Dallas
Comments: Sorry to hear about Larry Reasor.

I spent quite a few nights directing his spots. Larry could crank out 15-20 :30 spots in a 2 hour session. He and his friends had partied a bit before they arrived and they carried a large ice chest so that the partying could continue.

He wasn't stingy with the ice chest, so it was usually an adventure with the camera people who had to work on the 10pm news after Larry left.

He was a very nice guy.

Tuesday 02/03/2004 5:05:06pm
Name: Lowell Burch
Location: Buying cocoa and ice melt at Reasor's
Comments: I went to see David Copperfield Sunday. A clever young man, he is.

Don't forget to vote.

Tuesday 02/03/2004 11:57:27am
Name: Alan Lambert
E-Mail: ALambert at rsu dot edu
Location: KRSC-FM at Rogers State University
Comments: I'm also sad to hear about the loss of a great guy and very creative person! I saw Larry Reasor play with the Tulsa-based Sounds of Music a number of years ago... he was really good. It is my understanding that he actually played with jazz great Stan Kenton's orchestra.

His family should be proud of what Larry launched more than 40 years ago and I like many Oklahomans...shop Reasor's often and I always think of Larry Reasor when I do.

Alan Lambert, KRSC-FM at Rogers State

Tuesday 02/03/2004 9:47:08am
Name: Webmaster
E-Mail: mike at tulsaTVmemories dot com
Location: Tulsa
Comments: Sad news today: Larry Reasor, founder of Reasor's Food Stores in northeastern Oklahoma, passed away yesterday at age 70.

As you can see from the photos (courtesy of Jim Reid), he was a colorful spokesman for his business on local TV in the late 70s/early 80s.

He was also a pilot, a trombone player, and a strong supporter of Northeastern State University in his community of Tahlequah.

Larry Reasor, around 1980Larry Reasor, around 1980

Monday 02/02/2004 12:32:35am
Name: Webmaster
E-Mail: mike at tulsaTVmemories dot com
Location: Tulsa
Comments: Sam Jones has returned!

Sam's new show, The Ole Time Radio Ranch, can be heard Mondays from 6:00-7:30 am streaming live on the internet. The broadcast will originate from the grill of the Doubletree hotel downtown. Regulars will include Sonny Gray's trio, author Michael Wallis and commentator Frosty Troy.

Seats are available by reservation at 587-8000. For more, see John Wooley's article in Section H ("Scene 2") of the Sunday (2/1) Tulsa World.

Not much on the web site yet, but we'll keep an eye on it.

Welcome back, Sam!

Monday 02/02/2004 11:09:47am
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: N.C.
Comments: Former KOTV reporter and longtime WJLA-TV Washington beat reporter, Gail Pennybacher, is now anchoring Allbritton co-owned, DCA area cable-based NewsChannel 8 Sunday news coverage.

Allbritton Communications owns KTUL-TV.

TTM contributor John Hillis started NewsChannel 8 for Allbritton and
ran it till Allbritton merged the 2 DC area media outlets.

Monday 01/30/2004 18:44:34
Name: Hank Wennik
Location: San Diego, CA
Comments: I worked at Molly Murphy's back in the early 1980's. My boss at American Airlines (Poncho) got me a job there when my first child was coming. I started out as Ringo. After John Lennon was shot, I thought it best to change my character to Super Chicken. It seemed to fit at the time. I'm sorry to hear that it is long gone. Even though I only spent 3 years in Tulsa, Molly's was one of my best memories during my epoch there.

Sunday 02/01/2004 10:54:59am
Name: Webmaster
E-Mail: mike at tulsaTVmemories dot com
Location: Tulsa
Comments: We're now on the backup Guestbook. The owner of the Guestbook service TTM normally uses passed away recently. The service will be back in 3-4 weeks.

The Google Toolbar effectively blocks pop-ups on Windows-based computers. I recommend it...and it's free.

The previous Guestbook before we lost service was Guestbook 156. It contains all entries up to 1/28, which is all but a few, since the service went out early 1/30. I'll have the missing entries back when the regular Guestbook service resumes.

Thanks for your patience.

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