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February 16 2005 at 10:28:09
Name: George Tomek
Email: mrnachor@cox.net
Location: George Tomek at KTVY, Channel 4, OKC, 1976Edmond, OK
Comments: Dance Party? I fondly remember "Top 10 Dance Party" every Saturday hosted by Lee Woodward.

Already working Monday-Friday in news in the very early '60's, I was asked by somebody in programming at KOTV if I wanted to be the weekend booth announcer. Who cared if it meant working 7 days a week. It was extra money and it was TV.

Lee had some great guests on including Jerry Lee Lewis and Tony Randall. He also did a skit with Rowan and Martin when they were in town and it was hilarious. Lee was the consumate professional and I was the stereotypical TV rookie.

My stint at announcing fame came to an abrupt halt after a few months when then-News Director Roger Sharp yanked me out of programming saying it hurt the prestige of KOTV News. But I got a chance after Roger left for ABC News to do another gig in programming for the late Dave Davis, one of KOTV's really creative Directors.

Back in the '50s when local stations around the country used live skits into and during their marquee Saturday night movies, KOTV did one quite effectively MOST of the time. But Dave told me about one Saturday night when the prop using a miniature river set in the studio to show the plight of Humphrey Bogart and Katie Hepburn in "The African Queen" worked great --- until the boat got stuck at a bend of the miniature river -- live and in black and white TV!

In late '61 or so, Dave asked me if I wanted to try resurrect the idea using a video-taped intro to the old Gary Cooper spy movie "Cloak and Dagger." Of course I agreed. With me in a trench coat out behind the studio late at night, with smoke bombs, sound effects and a black sinister-looking car we taped and ran the intro to the movie and...nobody called or wrote in. We got no reaction!

Shows how far TV has come (or gone) since the old days before cable intrusion, consultants, "live" this and that and, depending on the market and level -- journalism.

With a little more time on my hands, I'm working on a collection of experiences and reflections about television from 1960 through the mid '90's. I'll always have great memories of living in the great city of Tulsa and getting the opportunity to get started in the business among real professionals there.

February 15 2005 at 21:44:18
Name: Rick Rossano
Email: richard.rossano@att.net
Location: Oom-A-Gog-Land
Comments: Yo, another stunned Tulsa-ite who just stumbled across this little oasis in time floating in Cyberspace. Went to East Central '68-'69, hung out at Bell's, saw Leon w/Freddie King there too, huge Mazeppa fan, listened to KAKC & KELI, played Bubble Puppy 45s on the juke at Frank 'N Stein's, etc., etc... You guys rock!!! This is too cool for school.

February 15 2005 at 20:39:00
Name: John Boydston
Email: john(a)daddyagogo(dot)comsky
Comments: Heck yeah I remember that Abbey Road/Girl Dancing Promo!

It was a Dance Party promo I'd swear to it. Very catchy. It's like she was dancing in the lava lamp of love. That's always been one of my favorite Beatle LP passages, maybe even then because that promo stuck in my mind. That LP was out in '69 so the promo had to be '69 or '70. When did Dance Party go off the air?

February 15 2005 at 18:42:30
Name: Sonny Hollingshead
Location: Across From The Ma-Hu
Comments: Around 1970 a Tulsa TV station (probably 6 or 8) ran a promo containing the musical bridge between "Carry That Weight" and "The End" from The Beatles "Abbey Road" album.

The promo may have been for KOTV's "Dance Party" or for 8's "Maintain", anyway the video contained a woman dancing with a lot of special psychedelic effects.

Anyway, I am marked for life and cannot hear that musical bridge without recalling the promo, except that I can't remember what show the promo was for.

Can anyone help?

February 15 2005 at 16:01:36
Name: Mike Bruchas
Comments: Apple's was the health-conscious 1980's replacement to Jack-In-the Box franchise in Tulsa and elsewhere. At least for the one near 21st and Harvard. Jack had invaded Charlotte, NC 2 years ago and was giving Ronald McDonald a run for it.

Gimme Big Al's anyday for my veggie/health cravin's in Tulsa...is it still there?

February 15 2005 at 01:57:54
Name: David Bagsby
Email: dcbatsunflower.com
Location: Lawrence KS
Comments: Schlotzsky's is here in Lawrence and in Kansas City as well as Steak & Shake. I noticed Tulsa finally is getting Starbucks and P.F. Chang's.

I think we have had them for at least a year.

February 14 2005 at 22:49:23
Name: Chris Hendricks
Email: hal84ch@cs,com
Location: Still in Tulsa
Comments: Mike

Schlotzsky's is still here but all the Grandys have closed (At least on this side of town!)

Does anyone remember Apple's? They used Swiss cheese on their burgers and you got an apple with every order.

February 14 2005 at 17:25:27
Name: Mike Bruchas
Comments: Schlotzsky's's has closed a lot of East Coast locations - are they still in business in OK? Is the Grandy's chain of chicken-fried fast foodness still out there? Ohhhhh - you folks eat TOO well in Tulsey!!!!

February 13 2005 at 17:06:49
Name: Jim Johnson
Email: jjohn60517@aol.com
Location: Orlando, FL
Comments: I love this site...and don't know if I can do this...but am trying to find ways to locate East Central '71 class members. Planning our 35th reunion for 2006. Please contact me at jjohn60517@aol.com or on Classmates.com.

Love reading all the memories about Mazeppa and Betty Boyd. Our DECA Club appeared on the Betty Boyd morning show one day to talk about what we did in the club and about going to the State Conference. Thanks!!

February 13 2005 at 15:27:20
Name: John Young
Email: johnk662561atyahoodotcom
Location: Del Rancho on 11th, eatin' a steak sammich
Comments: Gary, the Tastee Freeze in Sapulpa is still there, but it's not a "Tastee Freeze" anymore. IT was purchased several years ago by the Scott family and is now "Scotts Tastee Burger". Their food is as good as the old Tastee Freeze that was there, though!

As for burgers, I'd have to say that while Goldies is GOOD, Ted's at 7th and Lewis is/was awfully hard to beat. But for Chicken Fried steak sandwiches, the Del Rancho on 11th just East of Harvard is fantastic. I got my first sandwich there the other day and the meat was hanging a good inch over the edge of the bun. Excellent price too! It was almost more than I could eat!

Sorry to get off on a "rant", but the food there is THAT good!

February 13 2005 at 12:57:28
Name: Gary Thompson
Email: Gary@kxoj.com
Location: Jinx, America...gnawing on some leftover Mazzio's calzone
Comments: Someone further down the coversation mentioned the Tastee Freeze on 11th. I think there's still one open in Sapulpa as well. Am I wrong?

Speaking of the best burger...I'd have to disagree that Tastee Freeze is the best. I'm a Goldie's fan. I've never met anyone who can do them as good as Goldie's. Some come close. But none hold a candle.

February 10 2005 at 20:03:47
Name: Phillip Sumner
Email: felipe@indietulsa.com
Location: Tulsa
Comments: I am a long time lurker here who really appreciates reading about Tulsa TV from back when I was a kid (the 70's and 80's) and even before that. What a great website.

I hope that you will permit me to post a link to my website. I am making a short film, which I'm planning on shooting in HD (High Definition for those of you in the know :) and I've set up a little website for it. It's in the early stages right now, but more and more content will be added as we progress.

Anyway, I hope some of you will check it out. It's TheCompanyInk.net.

Phillip Sumner

Glad to see you, Phillip. Future stars of your movies may also be lurking out here.

February 07 2005 at 18:34:21
Name: Mike Bruchas
Comments: Former OKC newsman - Mike Buchanan - after about 20 years at Gannett owned WUSA as a beat reporter and early morning anchor here - is now the "night side" reporter on Allbritton-owned WJLA. WJLA is KTUL's sister station in DC. Have to ask his friend Mike Miller, but I believe Buchanan is also the founder of the Redskins "Hoggettes" in his off duty hours!

February 07 2005 at 16:28:29
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: Home of NPR and PBS
Comments: KOSU is probably trolling for dollars. As mentioned by me ages ago - Bob Allen of OETA at one time planned to blanket the state with transmitters on OETA towers with a FM simulcast of OETA-TV audio and having OETA talent pull radio shifts. He wanted to "control" all NPR in OK - but he never got the funding. He was up against the Regents who also wanted a TV and radio presence at state universities and they HAD money to do so.

I remember hearing how mad folks at OETA were when "maverick" KRSC came on the air and not under their thumb! A school radio station is a PLUS these days for any college. In my brief tenure in NC - the many school FMs and UNC alliance of FMs provided generally better coverage than the commercial stations.

February 07 2005 at 16:11:24
Name: Dave
Location: hanging onto the tower
Comments: So does anyone have any thoughts on what's supposed to be the impact of KOSU blowing its NPR signal into Tulsa area from its new perch at 107.5? I would think that would make KWGS not happy, particularly at fund-raising week. It's also covering some of KUAF's signal area in Northwest Arkansas and far Eastern Oklahoma. Any thoughts from anyone in the know?

February 07 2005 at 15:45:25
Name: Mike Bruchas
Comments: Guy Atchley and I were e-mailing re Cain's. He said he saw the KFMJ clock there. Boy, were we rubes as college kids - he never got there till last summer to see Don Williams. I thought he had been there on news stories for 8.

I said I had only gone there to deliver unused tickets or cash from ticket sales for Honest John Foutz or Matt Bunyan in the late '70's and mid 80's. I do remember walking across the spring-loaded dance floor and the beer/"beer by-product" smell in the place! Honest John had Eddie Money, some guys from Blue Oyster Cult, and Johnny Rotten come by the store - since I was a part-timer - don't remember who else...

I do remember both the late Cy Tuma and the late Wayne Johnson (not Tuffy) from KOTV telling stories about gigs there. Wayne played with Bob Wills before ending up in TV. I always wanted to see Johnnie Lee Wills there but the only time I ever saw him was at Hissom Center - back when they had a rodeo and picnic for patients, workers and friends. Hissom's gone now, too - right?

February 07 2005 at 11:08:41
Name: Wade Hemmert
Email: whemmert@msn.com
Location: In the check-out line at Looboyle's...
Comments: Norman Angel's Drive-in was indeed on the north east corner of Admiral and Memorial. I believe it was frequented more by adults, but have very fond memories of eating there a few times with my family in the early sixties. I also seem to remember someone being struck and killed by lightning in the parking lot there...I was about 5 at the time.

I do remember it being a treat to eat there and I, too, believe they had vents or tubes that would blow cold air into your car during the summertime.

Man, I miss the past...

February 06 2005 at 18:28:33
Name: Chris
Email: hal84ch@cs.com
Location: Still in Tulsa
Comments: If I remember correctly, Angel's Drive-in was on the corner of Admiral and Memorial, where the McDonald's is now. I have a vague recollection that they had air conditioning ducts you could stick in your car window during the summer months. Dad would take us there for dinner then out to the airport to watch the planes come in. Seems like that was a popular pastime on weekend nights back in the 50s. The parking area out at the south end of the runway was always full.

February 06 2005 at 12:41:04
Name: David Worrell
Email: djworrell at hotmail
Location: Los Angeles
Comments: I've been reading a diary my mom kept for the period of the late fifties in Tulsa, and it keeps coming up that we frequently ate at a place called Norman Angel's, which seems to have been a hamburger drive-in type place. I was 2-3 years old, and do not remember it. Can anyone describe this place for me in any detail? Where was it? And what made it stand out?

February 06 2005 at 02:39:31
Name: Frank Powers
Email: fpowers@wjxt.com
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Comments: Got a quiet moment during our night before the Super Bowl coverage here in Jacksonville. I was musing over where my career has taken me, and got lost in thought on my 11 years at KRMG in Tulsa. All the momentous events I found myself covering:

The floods of '86, the tornado outbreaks of '91 (Keystone and Skiatook) and '93 (Catoosa and the Eastside), the Edmond Post Office Massacre, the NCAA crackdowns on OU and OSU, the OK City Bombing, and so much more.

I've been in Jacksonville since 1996, and the big stories continue: Florida's 6-week election in 2000, the fires that scorched a half-million acres in '98, a massive police corruption case, last summer's unprecedented hits from four hurricanes, and here I am on the verge of the Super Bowl.

Your web site contains the names of so many good people I had the privilege of working with from 1985-96 in Tulsa. Keep up the good work.

I'll do it, Frank.

February 05 2005 at 19:04:49
Name: Scott Linder
Email: DSLinder@AOL
Location: Glendale, CA
Comments: Hadn't thought of the Tulsa Spotlight Club in a long while.

In the 60s, I spent many a Saturday night volunteering to run follow spot for "The Olio", which preceded "The Drunkard". The Olio was hosted then by Georgia Noel, a rotund and delightful MC who did a Sophie Tucker-style act while introducing the talents of many Tulsa performers. Marna (Bryant) McKinney accompanied on piano. "The Drunkard" followed after a brief intermission and snacks (I seem to remember cheese sandwiches on white bread!)

The play was directed by Karl Janssen (of KTUL), and featured a rotating cast. My favorite villian cast member was a fellow named Victor Ortega, who looked the part and was an expert at the melodrama style. The "village idiot" character was played by the same actor every night that I was there; alas, my advancing age prevents me from recalling his name, or any of the other cast members from that era.

As a technical type, I worked for technical director Bob Kaufman, who donated many hours to build and maintain the club's lighting systems. My only other memory is that if no prominent Tulsans were in the audience, Georgia Noel used to sing, "Well, a good man is hard to find...I always get that Scott Linder kind...", while the audience thought, "who the hell is Scott Linder?"

2/6/2005: Gailard and Mary Jo Sartain just sent the 2000 obituary for Marna McKinney. It can be found at the above link with Bill Hyden's and Jim Ruddle's 1999 comments about her. She was Mr. Sartain's kindergarten teacher.

February 05 2005 at 13:13:55
Name: Kathy Lambert
Location: Way out east - CT
Comments: What an awesome web site, you are to be congratulated on such a fun way to remember T town. As a high school student of the seventies, this web site brings so many cool memories back.

Love your KAKC and KELi sections - those were MY stations along with KRMG (parents played Chuck Adams each school day morning; Johnny Martin's show played on many a parked car radio, what a show to put you in the mood).

Since you guys are talking about movie houses, I believe Johnny Martin had the Boman Twin as an advertiser, I am certain it was more than that one movie house (was it the Family Theaters or some such?)

Mazeppa, now there was some silly TV my parents could never understand what we thought was so funny about it but WE LOVED it. Saw the section on Lee & Lionel, there was Grandma Lion too, or am I just thinking I saw that?

Well, thanks for the memories.

You're welcome, Kathy. I hope to have a separate KRMG history page soon. I added links from the words "Grandma" and "Lion" above to two pages with pictures of Granny and comments from Lee Woodward.

February 05 2005 at 11:25:50
Name: David Bagsby
Email: dcbatsunflower.com
Location: Lawrence KS
Comments: Can you vote more than once for the Admiral Twin? Also, Mr. Chew, thanks for the letter and do you have any audio of the theme songs to your various Tulsa TV shows?

February 05 2005 at 00:28:28
Name: Gary Chew
Location: Sacramento, CA
Comments: I cast my vote online for the Admiral Twin! You should too; early and often.

There couldn't be a better landmark to snazzy-up than the Admiral Twin Drive-In in Tulsey Town. How could it escape such important attention when it was the first place I saw "Psycho;" the scariest movin' pitcher I ever laid an eye on.

Moreover, I'm sure there were lots of initial events for many people at that hallowed place of cinema.

February 04 2005 at 19:59:09
Name: Chris
Email: hal84ch@cs.com
Location: Still in Tulsa
Comments: I'm trying to find anyone who remembers listening to my and a friend's slightly underground radio station back from about mid 1967 to late 1969.

The area covered was roughly from Memorial to Garnett and from about Latimer to 15th Street. We were just above or just below KAKC on 970 kHz depending on who tuned up the transmitter that week (we drifted pretty bad).

We figured anybody tuning to KAKC might hear us. We played a little bit of everything and broadcast mainly late night during the summers and part of the school year (we were pretty erratic with our scheduling). We didn't really use any call sign.

I thought this might be a good forum to ask about this in. So, anyone recall hearing us?

I guess the FCC didn't really have direction finder trucks on patrol as I imagined when I attached an illegally long wire antenna to my low-powered AM transmitter kit in 5th grade.

By the way, Chris tells me he has some of the old Allied, Lafayette, Burstein Applebee, and Radio Shack catalogs mentioned below available for sale, along with a lot of other technical books and some older repairable radio gear, audio gear, and test equipment. He can send you the lists if you're interested.

February 04 2005 at 19:07:36
Name: Erick
Email: ericktul@yahoo.com
Location: Tulsa
Comments: Attention Public Radio fans:

KOSU, in Stillwater, now simulcasts on KGND 107.5 out of the Vinita/Ketchum area. The signal may be tough to get on the south side of Tulsa, but try to take a listen. The format is quite a bit different than that of KWGS.

I finally got a chance to try Tulsa's Del Rancho. The Steak Sandwich Supreme seemed smaller than I remember, but that may be because I was smaller the last time I tried one. Still, I recommend it!

George Tomek at KTVY, Channel 4, OKC, 1976 February 04 2005 at 18:56:24
Name: George Tomek
Email: mranchor@cox.net
Location: Edmond, OK
Comments: Just thought of the other jazz joint in North Tulsa. It was the Rose Room and, as I recall, Count Basie and his band played there. The Guestbook contributor who talked about the place where you had to check in guns at the door reminded me of the good old days in the Philippines where a sign like that was pretty common in bars during the Marcos regime.

February 04 2005 at 13:59:24
Name: Karl Soliday
Location: Tulsa
Comments: This is kind of neat...Hampton Inns is having a contest where they will spend $20,000 to refurbish a "hidden landmark."

Tulsa's Admiral Twin Drive-In is one of two contenders (the other is the Bridge of Madison County featured in the Clint Eastwood movie of the same name.)

The Admiral Twin was featured in the 1980s movie "The Outsiders" as the ultimate 1950s teen hangout. It is Oklahoma's largest drive-in with a capacity of 1,000 cars. Whichever gets the most votes wins. You can go here to vote.

The Twin could use the help...please cast your vote!

February 04 2005 at 13:03:42
Name: roy lee
Email: beerdrunk@msn.com
Location: Wilson's BBQ
Comments: North Tulsa night spots I remember are "The Wiz" (where they frisked the guys at the door but not the girls, hey honey hold my gun for a minute...), the "Brown Sugar" where I saw Albert King play (awesome, and they didn't have his brand of vodka), and a place that I don't remember the name that was completely full of all kinds of wildness and open all night! How they got away with that I will never know!

This was in the early 80s and a good start to a Northside night was dinner at Marveline's Soul Food, and a good end was an all-night party at the Apache storefront home of John Donovan and his funk-punk band "The Zebra Makers," loud and freaky and quite an adventure for me, just barely out of high school!

February 04 2005 at 12:50:33
Name: Jon Cummins
Location: Tulsa
Comments: Re: Buddy Bruce/Tommy Crook B-Day Bash

These years keep going by, and these two still doing their things.

This year they will be at the Fountains Restaurant (66th & Lewis) 7:00 on Sunday, February 20th

I just played with Buddy last week, and he still has it. At his age most accomplished players are too tired and start giving up playing. Not Bud! After a great "lick" or a funny mistake he'll give you a childish grin or a smirk to keep you laughing.

Another guitar master and a hero of mine Benny Garcia is someone I'd like to meet Buddy. They both are wonderful fellas, and like most artists at their level, never act superior to anyone they play with. That would be a "killer" guitarist's concert!

I saw the 2003 bash, and it was good.

February 04 2005 at 12:28:20
Name: George Tomek
Email: mranchor@cox.net
Location: Edmond, OK
Comments: Seeing the email about "The Drunkard" reminded me of some other night spots in Tulsa. Does anybody remember the Plantation Club, and there was another place in North Tulsa where it seems (in the reaches of what is left of my memory) they played jazz once upon a time.

Possibly, Clarence Love's Lounge on Greenwood?

February 04 2005 at 09:36:39
Name: JoeTul
Email: Joetul@cox.net
Location: Hangin' out, lookin' for Ol' Sparky...
Comments: Dutch's Party Barn...

Used to be "way out there."

Actually it was on 91st St just east of Memorial. It was also the site of company parties, get togethers, etc., before there were so many hotels in that biz.

February 04 2005 at 09:05:57
Name: Jeanne
Email: jwsimm@netzero.net
Location: CT
Comments: The Tastee Freeze on 11th is still open with the same owners. Best hamburger in Tulsa.

February 03 2005 at 13:03:56
Name: George Tomek
Email: mranchor@cox.net
Location: Edmond, OK
Comments: Thanks for asking, Mr. Webmaster. The last time I talked with Therapy Films (Director Levene, actually) the short film is due for completion sometime this month. By the way, heard from my brother-in-law in Chicago who was tickled to find out about that radio catalogue website. Your Tulsa TV Memories website is a real treasure.

February 02 2005 at 22:42:20
Name: George Tomek
Email: mranchor@cox.net
Location: George Tomek at KTVY, Channel 4, OKC, 1976Edmond
Comments: I remember Allied's catalogue as a kid growing up in Oak Park, IL. Then again, I also fondly remember the thrill in 1949 or 50 of going to a friend's house across the alley on the next block to see his family's round screen B & W TV set. It's amazing to think of all the tubes and other parts necessary in the old radio and TV sets and how things have changed since then. That was half of the attraction of Allied and the other catalogues that came along over the years.

George, any news on the release of the movie, "Tube Poker", that you made in London last year?

February 02 2005 at 00:12:18
Name: Webmaster
Comments: I'm almost (but not quite) embarrassed to tell you how exciting I found this collection of electronics catalog covers and audio recorder pages. Do the names Allied, Lafayette, Burstein Applebee, and Olsen get your circulation going? If so, you'll want to visit Phantom's Vintage Reel-to-Reel Catalog Collection.

The topic came up here in Guestbook 76.

February 01 2005 at 19:37:36
Name: roy lee
Email: beerdrunk@msn.com
Location: Spotlight Theatre
Comments: "The Drunkard" is still performed at the Spotlight Theatre on Riverside almost every Saturday night. I took some out of town guests and it's one of the funniest things I have ever seen! It's a play written over 100 years ago about the evils of drinking. When the little girl gets hit in the head with a brick and dies, well, it's really hilarious! Don't take my word for it, GO!

February 01 2005 at 16:42:03
Name: Mike Bruchas
Comments: I wish KUSH would web-stream! Nice line-up of alternative country and swing....Anyone who plays Patti Page, Don Walser and the Flying Burrito Brothers - has my ears!

February 01 2005 at 16:14:01
Name: Webmaster
Comments: Xeni Jardin, one of the editors at the popular weblog ("blog") Boing Boing, posted a note I sent her about toy mechanical computers of the 60s. Included is a Polaroid "Swinger" photo of me with my collection in 1967:

Origins of Cyberspace auction: brainiac memories

February 01 2005 at 12:35:40
Name: Sean Kelly
Email: kushradio@yahoo.com
Location: Cushing, OK 74023
Comments: I'd like to sign the guestbook on behalf of my father, Don Kelly, who is mentioned on the radio pages here. He's alive and somewhat well here in Cushing, OK where he has operated KUSH radio since roughly 1965. It's interesting to hear people write about "Kelly & Chauncey" more than 40 years after he left the Tulsa Market. I was a wee tyke when all that was going on so I have few memories of him on the radio at KAKC and later at KFMJ. He has always looked back on his time in Tulsa as a Golden Era, and looking through his scrapbooks I can see why. KAKC rocked radio in Oklahoma, and he was fortunate to be on the ground floor. He still speaks often of his contemporaties from those days, such as Dick Schmitz, Harry Wilson, Scooter Seagraves, (I'm told he used to bounce me on his knee) Danny Dark and the man who perhaps accidentally guided him to Cushing, Clayton Vaughn.

Dad was recently interviewed by Rodger Harris of the Oklahoma Historical Society about his days in Tulsa Radio. It's my understanding OHS is working on an Oklahoma Broadcast History exhibit and archive. I would encourage anybody interested to take part and once they are completed to view the exhibits.

And to the webmaster of this site, Keep up the good work.

Sean Kelly
KUSH Radio
1600 AM
Cushing, OK

I am one of those people who still talks about "Chauncey" today. I'm really glad to hear that Don is still at the helm of KUSH. Thank you for letting us know, and drop in anytime (that goes for Don, too).

I think Rodger Harris will let us know when the Broadcast exhibit is ready to view.

February 01 2005 at 11:33:40
Name: Mitch Kelly
Email: saxman78@yahoo.com
Location: Dutch's Party Barn
Comments: Anybody remember Dutch's swimming pool? I think there was a Gaslight Theatre close by. We never went to the plays at the theatre (I think they performed "The Drunkard") but I spent many a summer day swimming in the pool. We used to ride our bikes up there. It was located south and east of Tulsa. By now it's probably part of Tulsa or Broken Arrow.

I saw an ad for PF-Flyers the other day. I think I'll get a pair and see if they really make you run faster and jump higher!! They cost $39.99 now. I think the last pair I had cost about 12 bucks. I have some old pics of myself wearing them at the Bixby Green Corn Festival, where I got Mazeppa's autograph.

I recall a commercial for PF Flyers that was shown during "Superman" in the late 50s. The camera freeze-framed a running, Flyer-shod kid, and zoomed in to reveal the inner "flying wedge" that powered the shoe. That was enough proof for me.

January 31 2005 at 17:12:33
Name: Webmaster
Comments: Archived Guestbook 175, where we just discussed William Shatner's current Tulsa TV commercial.

Wilhelm showed us that Zippy The Pinhead (a none-too-bright, but Zen-wise comic character) has visited the Blue Whale in Catoosa. The syndicated "Answerman" TV Q&A column was parodied.

We heard from Danny Creekmore about his dad, Ted (a mainstay of the John Chick Show) and family. Cardinal great Stan Musial was a topic. Bob Duff sadly informed us of the passing of Jim Ellis, formerly of KRMG and KELi.

Johnny Carson was remembered.

An arcane but interesting discussion of KOTV's credit roll got us rolling. "More to come", as the commercial break slides used to say on the Tonight Show.

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