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February 25 2004 at 21:55:34
Name: Greg Leslie
Email: gregleslieatyahoodotcom
Location: Broken Arrow
Comments: Yup -- same Curt Autry.

Found this page:



Guest Author, Curt Autry

Curt Autry, Emmy award winning news anchor and reporter for WWBT-TV, in Richmond, Virginia, was the guest author on April 9th in celebration of National Library Week. Mr. Autry has 20 years in television having worked at KTEN-TV in Denision, Texas; KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City and WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina prior to his move to Richmond.

Mr. Autry is the author of The Reunion, Sixty Years Later, Someone Still Wants Them Dead, a modern day mystery/thriller based on events in World War II.


There are also several pictures on the page -- he hasn't really changed all that much from when I worked with him in the 80's. Nice guy -- good sense of humor.

February 25 2004 at 21:07:18
Name: John Hillis
Location: Round the Barn
Comments: I wasn't in Tussa for the blizzard of '68, but I remember a number of occasions '76-'79 that challenged the old Plymouth Volare, mostly with ice. In fact, the only auto accident I ever got into that was my fault was in an icy parking lot at 51st and Memorial where I smacked somebody's Ford Fairmount. My insurance paid off, I guess. Fortunately, it wasn't one of Woodward's imported jobs or Doug Dodd's allegedly red MG (in weather like that, he would have just tucked the MG in his briefcase and walked home).

The Volare was later named one of the worst cars in history, and I can validate it. My favorite was once when snow pack melted around the high-beam foot switch in the snow and set the carpet on fire. The service boys at Cox Motors (jingle: "Who can? Cox can, Cox is your man") had a good chuckle over that one. (Or was Cox in Raleigh? That's the dang problem about being a nomad of the airwaves.) Well, whoever the Plymouth dealer up on 11th was, they laughed. If they'd buried a Volare at the Courthouse, all it would have done was pollute the ground water.

Wish I coulda afforded one of the nifty furrin' cars that Lionel's buddy sold, but in those days, as a later colleague would say, we wuz so pore that if'n they'd sell Cadillacs for a nickel all we could do was run around and yell, "Look how cheap!"

As I recall, Clayton drove a spiffy Triumph ragtop, testimony to his oft-repeated comment coming out of Weather in the spring, "Top down weather!" while Bill had a big Olds 88 or something like it.

February 25 2004 at 19:11:35
Name: Gregg Johnson
Email: tydee6[at]aol[dot]com
Location: Edmond, Ok
Comments: I recently came across a novel, a spy thriller, called "The Reunion," which was very good. The dust jacket said the author was a news anchor in Virginia - Curt Autry.

Does anybody know if that's the same news anchor that worked at Channel 4 in Oklahoma City for many years?

February 25 2004 at 17:29:07
Name: Beef Baloney Brief (via email)
Email: BillyRayCyrus[at]beefbaloney[dot]com
Comments: Beef Baloney will be doing a presentation this Thursday night at the University of Tulsa. We will air never before seen footage, talk about the creation of the show, discuss how it is kept alive as a thriving centerpiece in the Tulsa creative landscape, and provide some wild fables of the road to intergalactic stardom. Well, if you count those 4 Bixby viewers and, uh, one time we got an e-mail from a girl in Collinsville......to all you aspiring film-makers and contributors to the show, this will be a chance to come and discuss ideas with us!!!

Beef Baloney web site

Thursday, February 26, 7:00-8:30, Zink Hall.....
The title of the program will be: "So you want to produce a TV show?"

February 25 2004 at 16:12:17
Name: Lowell Burch
Location: Ninde's Funeral Home Reading Room
Comments: Lee, last night my wife was visiting some grieving friends at Ninde's on Peoria. There on the table were copies of those same three volumes of Tulsa Times. I had never seen them before and did not want to leave when my wife was ready to go. There was a lot of good stuff in the books, especially the early KOTV studio shots. According to the book, the early studio was the largest in the country (60X120).

I can't wait for my next visit to the funeral home so that I can finish reading those books.

February 25 2004 at 12:52:40
Name: John Boydston
Email: john(at)daddyagogo(dot)com
Location: Trying to find the word "Tulsey" in the dictionary. Nothing yet!
Comments: For some strange reason Gary Chew's reference to Don Woods' little friend reminded of a similarly hand-drawn character on a certain late-night camp meeting-type show, who went by the name of "Busty." I can see the image(s) in my head now...hmmm. This ring a bell with anyone else?

February 25 2004 at 12:41:24
Name: Gary Chew
Email: garychew[at]comcast[dot]net
Location: Sacramento, CA
Comments: With regard to my friend and former colleague Lee Woodward's unexpected stay at the Mayo, I would only add that, when I started in to KOTV early that next morning to do The Captain Kangaroo Edition of KOTV News, my Austin-Healey Sprite couldn't even make it out of my front driveway due to the abundance of snowfall.

Channel Six's downtown location offered a convenient option for KOTVers during inclement weather to call ahead and say, "Hold the Mayo."

Speaking of bad weather, today in Sacramento the wind is gusting to 45 MPH. Don Woods' little buddy would feel right at home here on this inclement Wednesday.

February 25 2004 at 09:41:53
Name: Lee Woodward
Location: Behind The Mall
Comments: Being chair-bound due to a pinched nerve, I was thumbing through the last volume of the Tulsa World's "Tulsa Times," their three-volume pictorial depiction of Tulsa's early days.

Lo and behold, on page 108 is a picture of "Dance Party" being done somewhere in 1964. (the Fair?) Pictured are hosts Mike Flynn and Judy Pryor, Camera Operator John Bateman and a band fronted by Rodney Lay.

I guess more people did that show than I remember.

February 25 2004 at 07:34:22
Name: Mike Bruchas
Comments: What is it with weathermen and "furrin" cars - Lee and his imports (and trusty Corvair), Don Woods and his gaggle of VW's, Fred Norman and his pair of Fiats when not driving big clunky Chryslers. Foreign cars must appeal more to weather gurus I guess! TV engineers all used to seem to drive beater old American cars (then back in Tulsey days - NEW Olds Cutlasses every 3 years if they were under 35...) and young news shooters either had muscle cars that they couldn't afford or Ford SUV's.

February 24 2004 at 10:18:53
Name: Lee Woodward (via email)Lee
Location: Tulsa
Comments: I remember the March '68 snow storm very well. More correctly, it should be referred to as a blizzard. Although the snow was just around a foot, the forty miles per hour winds piled up drifts that were several feet high downtown.

Mack Creager, Bill Pitcock and myself all left quickly after the ten o'clock newscast. I was in my Peugeot and drove from Frankfort to Cincinnati; at which point I realized I would not make it home. I just drove directly to the Mayo Hotel and checked in for the night. I spent quite awhile at the windows watching the drifts get bigger and bigger. The next morning was something to behold downtown.

I seem to remember that Mack and Bill did make it home. Had I have been in my '64 Corvair Monza instead of the "Pooge," I would have, too!

Far worse by far were some of the devastating ice storms we've had in this area.

February 23 2004 at 10:35:27
Name: Sean Sudol
Email: uglyatfrightensteindotcom
Location: Barrie Ontario Canada
Comments: I was possessed. I had to have been. I just don't know what happened! So I felt compelled to enter into my search engine "Harvey Bilchik" and let 'er rip. It was a search for images so I must have been insane. Well, there was ONE picture and it led me to this massive Tulsa Treasure Trove whose gateway was the link for Weird Al's classic UHF movie. I'm very impressed. I will probably never get there. I've never been out of this Eastern time zone, but thanks for the great peek.

You're welcome, Sean.

February 22 2004 at 22:32:39
Name: Lowell Burch
Email: lburch3 (at) cox.net
Location: The Tower
Comments: I know that snow can vary throughout Tulsa by several inches, often deeper than the "official" measure. Still the snow I remember best was on the TV as I tried to tune in The Three Stooges hosted by Lee and Lionel.

That's bringing it back home, Lowell!

February 22 2004 at 18:45:26
Name: Dave
Location: recalling igloos
Comments: Since I started the March 1968 snow recollections, I figured I owed it to everyone to determine just how much snow we had then. The National Weather Service site has pages devoted to snow records for Tulsa. Its list of record snowfalls for specific days in history shows Tulsa got 7.8 inches on March 11, 1968 (see http://www.srh.noaa.gov/tulsa/climate/Tulcli53.html). It sure seemed as if we got more than that and that's not even an all-time record for a day in March.

But the monthly accumulation totals show that Tulsa's total snowfall for the whole month of March 1968 was 11.8 inches (see http://www.srh.noaa.gov/tulsa/climate/tulmarssnow.html). Maybe that big storm was spread out over a couple of days and it added up to 11.8 inches when it was all done.

February 22 2004 at 16:51:38
Name: Frank Morrow
Email: frankmoratiodotcom
Location: Austin
Comments: On the subject of heavy snow, it was a regular occurrence from grade school through high school. Lake Yahola would sometimes freeze over, making it possible for people to ice skate and sled. It was the first time I had ever seen an ice sailboat.

During these times tons of kids would go sledding down the steep rolling hills just off Riverside Drive on those residential streets south of 21st street. Because of the sparse traffic, we'd get going very fast down the hills and end up on Riverside Dr.

I don't remember the schools closing during snow days, although it would have made sense to do so. It might have happened. In one of my classes at Horace Mann my seat was on the row of desks next to the windows on the west side by Boston Avenue. The building was so old that snow would come through the holes between the bricks and drift over onto my desk. Walking from class to class through those large unheated, concrete passageways that surrounded the playground was not a pleasant experience either.

If the snow was slight and there wasn't too much ice on the playground, we would still occasionally play basketball, even though the nets were frozen stiff.

February 22 2004 at 09:30:13
Name: edwin
Location: Nursing an old back
Comments: Towards the end of March '68 it snowed 13 inches and blocked everyone in. My prego wife (taller & bigger than me...oh baby!) was in dire need of 3 lemons...no more.... no less & no, lemon juice would NOT do. I put on all anti-snow gear plus some & started walking for the Git n Go several blocks away praying all the while that they were stuck there as well AND that they had 3 lemons (fresh please). They did...I made it back...& lives were saved.

February 21 2004 at 16:32:11
Name: Lowell Burch
Email: lburch3 (at) cox.net
Location: Enjoying the Springtime in Feb.
Comments: Yes, it was the March 1968 snow that destroyed Frougs (by the way, they had a nice little music store inside the department store, too). It may have been more than eight inches of snow because school was out for the week, partly because the electricity was out for several days on the Northside. It certainly seemed like a foot or more to me. It stayed cold and the snow was slow to melt. That is one snow I really remember so it must have been heavier than usual.

February 21 2004 at 14:16:44
Name: John K. Young
Email: johnk662561atyahoodotcom
Location: Skiing the Tulsa Mountains
Comments: Dave, I remember that big snowfall of March, 1968. My family and I lived 5 miles SE of Kellyville at the time. I remember my dad saying we got "almost a FOOT" of snow there at the farm. I remember he climbed onto the roof to clear the snow to keep it from doing any damage.

For a kid of 6, I remember having a BLAST playing in all that snow. We even made some snow ice cream.

Ahhhhh, memories....

February 21 2004 at 09:57:55
Name: Dave
Location: above the snowbank
Comments: Lowell Burch mentions that the Northland Froug's caved in during an 8-inch March snowfall. Would that have been the March 1968 snowstorm? I recall that a sudden blizzard unlike anything we'd ever seen hit Tulsa one night that month. It seems like it was more than 8 inches. (Remind me to check with the NWS.) But its significance was that it caused Superintendent Charles C. Mason to cancel school for the first time in decades. Until then, Dr. Mason was legendary for holding classes no matter what.

February 20 2004 at 17:32:45
Name: Chuck Fullhart
Location: WalMart, looking for the guy with the yellow smiley face
Comments: Saw Chris King's comment on the fact that Northland looked a lot like Southland.

Edgar Sanditen was the builder of both Southland and Northland, as well as Eastland (I have no idea if there were ever plans for a Westland); and if I can see it clearly through the fog in the brain, I think he was the builder of Country Club Plaza at 51st and Harvard as well.

Those of us with longer teeth rememeber that Eastland was a vacant shell for several years, and the Sanditen family was finally able to sell it to the Simon Group to finish and develop.

Every time I drive down the six lanes of horror on 71st, I can't help but laugh and remember how Brother Oral and his group romanced Sears, and their developing arm -Homart- to get them to build at 71st and Lewis rather than Memorial.

Wonder what Tulsa would look like now if Homart had decided to build on Lewis rather than Memorial?

February 20 2004 at 11:21:56
Name: Mark Erdwin
Location: Tulsa
Comments: I enjoy your website, Mike, and visit here often. I like the fact that you're a "Then Came Bronson" fan. LOVED that show, but if I remember correctly, Channel 2 rarely showed it in its regular timeslot. I remember staying up late to catch it on tape delay a number of times.

Gary Thompson asked for radio stories and I was trying to recall something especially memorable over the last 28 years. I recall spending a couple of hours one evening with Johnny Martin back in '75. He was my hero. Kinda grouchy, but SO cool.

The waning days of radio at the Trade Winds West were pretty interesting. The radio itself wasn't, but with the hookers and shootings and easy procurement of many illegal substances, it was non-stop excitement.

I'm almost ashamed to reveal that I've only had two stalkers over the years...one half-dressed and one with a revolver in her purse. My wife actually got to see the half-dressed one do a little dance for me in the parking lot one time. THAT was fun. Oh, the joy of near-quasi-celebrityhood!

February 20 2004 at 08:20:48
Name: Lowell Burch
Email: lburch3 (at) cox.net
Location: Window 2
Comments: Actually, Northland's Froug's store fell under an eight inch March snow fall. And it was Woolsworth, not TG&Y, at the center of Northland.

Back in Guestbook #65, Mike Bruchas wondered why the shopping center sat empty for so long. Let me explain. Prior to 1970, Tulsa's northside was thriving. Northland was one of the region's prime shopping spots. Several more large stores had just been built in the area when, overnight, the whole community shut down as a vital economic entity. Suburban Acres, Northland, and many business were boarded up. Recently, the area is starting to show some rebirth but it is nothing like it was from 1955-1970.

Radio story (kind of): I thought I was the first caller to KAKC for a $1000 contest in 1970. A lady answered the phone and I started yelling, "I won! I won!" The lady on the other end of the phone said, "What? Who is this? You won what?" It turned out to be the wrong number. I said, "Never mind."

I've never been much good at dialing the phone.

February 20 2004 at 08:16:09
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: Feeding video to Moscow....
Comments: There were always rumors at 8 of use of a "casting room couch" for some promotions but anyone who worked there knew how thin walls were in some parts of the building! But also we had rooms available at "the Cram-a-lot Inn" at one time on a discounted basis for 8 staff - I never knew anyone to want to go there except to eat.

Several times News 8 cars parked suspiciously at the roadside "down the mountain" from KTUL caused a lot of gossip. Photogs should have figgered out not to take a date out to make out in a rolling billboard of a Ford station wagon with News 8 slathered on the doors.

February 19 2004 at 09:42:37
Name: Gary Thompson
Email: Garyatkxojdotcom
Location: Citiplex Towers
Comments: Hey, Here's a thought. Why don't we take a couple of minutes and share some funny or moving personal radio moments? I know this is done from time to time here. But I was just thinking about the Northland shopping center and it reminded me of something that happened over by "crystal city" in West Tulsa.

Years ago, I was doing morning board op for a station that shall remain nameless. I came in at about 5am to get prepared for 5:30 sign on. As I was preparing, through the control room window I saw one of our weekenders came briskly walking down the hall from our GM's office. He was hoping I didn't see him, I guess. But he quickly exited the building as I spotted him. I had just guessed that he spent the night on the GM's fold-out couch after he signed off the previous night. Not a big deal. The GM said we could do that if we were ever late or working 'til sign off then signing back on the next morning.

Well about 10 seconds later, I saw why our weekender was hoping I hadn't spotted him. From the GM's office, trots a little 5 and a half foot blonde with dishevled clothing and a serious case of pillow face.

I didn't tell my GM, but he got word of it from our afternoon guy,whom I told. Reportedly, our GM put a note under the cushions of his fold-out couch reading " WHEN YOU'RE AT THIS STATION, NO HANKY PANKY. OR I SPANKY SPANKY. =)

February 19 2004 at 08:13:08
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: Watchin' the network lines
Comments: Whomever is shading cameras on Good Morning America today would not make it in Tulsey TV.

People's faces are correctly exposed but all the clothes are too hot - like the cameras are on auto iris or something. We constantly see the "dumbing down" of any craft on the networks - whether for news pieces with bad video levels or whatever. Kinda sad - so many of us wanted to work at the networks 30 years ago - because of their high standards....I deal with the CBS DC bureau a lot and they still run at high tech standards but many will soon retire there - some of the newbies are more blase on "levels".

February 19 2004 at 08:11:26
Name: Erick
Email: ericktulatyahoodotcom
Location: Tulsa
Comments: Tulsa radio is kind of a sore subject for me these days.

Clear Channel's monopoly on the market has really taken the creativity out of radio. Cox Radio isn't too far behind.

I remember when KRMG had a full day's schedule worth of local, live talk programs. Now, John Erling is the lone local guy. The rest of the schedule is filled with Rush, Dr. Laura, and Cox-owned and syndicated national talkers.

The FCC's new regulations will only make matters worse. It's becoming more difficult for local companies to own an run radio stations in this country. That means the local flavor of radio will soon become a thing of the past. Very sad.

February 19 2004 at 01:37:24
Name: Chris King
Email: chief_uga_mugatearthlinkdotnet
Comments: Re: Tulsa's Northland Shopping Center:

There was a Firestone car place on the corner out front. A Western Auto behind the Froug's, a Borden's cafeteria, a Texaco across the street, a Brown Dunkin on the other side of Hartford, TG&Y on the west end and a grocery store on the east end.

The Froug's caved in one day after a heavy downpour, and later closed.

The place was as classy as Southland up until the late 60s, and looked similar in design.....Many other stores that I just can't remember (I was just a kid).

This ole girl deserves some kind of mention.

Thanks, Chris

Northland, courtesy of Chris King
Added 1/21/2009: See more of Northland in Lost Tulsa's 2007 photoset.

February 18 2004 at 23:05:51
Name: David Bagsby
Email: dcbatsunflowerdotcom
Location: Lawrence KS
Comments: In response to the Tulsa World article on radio people; check the public library. They should have it on microfiche. If not, contact the Tulsa World. They will certainly do it for a fee.

February 18 2004 at 21:00:45
Name: Gary Thompson
Email: Garyatkxojdotcom
Location: Jinx, America
Comments: I seem to remember back in the late 80's or early 90's, The Tulsa World "spot" running a feature on Tulsa radio women. It focused on Tulsa's female personalities. At the time, Ann Williams of KRMG, Carly Rush from Kay 107 (now K-hits), Jan Dean of Kay 107 (now Programming KTSO 94.1, I believe) and a few others. Does anyone have a copy of that? I was about 14 when it came out and I saved it for a good year before my grandmother threw it away, thinking it was trash. As a young kid just getting interested in radio, it is a piece of MY history because it inspired me. Anyone? A copy??????

I found a copy and sent it on to Gary.

Personally, I think radio could use more yin and less yang.

February 18 2004 at 17:48:26
Name: Lee Woodward
Location: Tulsee Town
Comments: Carl Gregory lamented the lost archives of KVOO-AM Radio; as did I some time back concerning all the Rare and Lost Monday night broadcasts of the Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra. I do know that the President of the local Musicians Union (Tubby Young, at that time) had posssession of them. You wouldn't believe the talent roster over the years. Wouldn't those be a find?

February 18 2004 at 10:52:35
Name: Chris Ashby
Email: cashbyatorofino-iddotcom
Location: Lewiston, Idaho
Comments: I grew up in Okmulgee in the 1950's and just ran across your homepage. Uncle Hiram had a talent portion on his show and I sang on the show twice in 1955-1956. Seeing the pictures of the old KVOO building and the KVOO control room with the set in the background really brought back a treasure load of memories.

Thanks, Chris, I added your comments to the Zeta/Uncle Hiram page.

February 18 2004 at 08:13:42
Name: Erick
Email: ericktulatyahoodotcom
Location: Tulsa
Comments: I noticed Leon Russell was sitting in with the CBS Orchestra on the Letterman show last night.

I didn't get to watch the whole show, but he seemed to be having a good time!

February 17 2004 at 15:09:48
Name: John Young
Email: johnk662561atyahoodotcom
Location: TVLand
Comments: I ran across this website and, while it's not about TULSA TV necessarily, it is a very good look behind the scenes of a TV show that was very popular here in Tulsa and across the country. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! :)

A Behind the Scenes look at the "Andy Griffith Show".

That is pretty good! I'm glad to learn that Captain Kirk walked in front of Floyd's Barber Shop in the episode "The City on the Edge of Forever".

February 17 2004 at 08:39:48
Name: Carl Gregory
Email: cgregoryattulsarealtorsdotcom
Location: Tulsa
Comments: Wanted to know if anyone knows where the radio archives went after KVOO radio sold a few years back? I called the new owners and the tapes and other archives did not come with the station. Also checked with the Oklahoma Historical Society and they apparently do not have them in their archives either. Not sure how to contact the old station owners.

Looking for a tape from July 23, 1978 hosted by Jay Jones on the program "Community Afairs." Thanks for any help it will be sincerely appreciated.

February 10 2004 at 14:45:03
Name: Bob Griffin
Email: 10bjgriff12(at)comcast(dot).net
Location: Arlington, Texas
Comments: Glad to have been steered to this site and to have so many familiar names recalled. I was privileged to have been a part of the KVOO-TV staff on December 7, 1954 when the station went on the air. I had been hired about three weeks earlier to work for Tad Allen in the Film Department. My first job was to edit and cut to time the many movies we ran, and to assemble film clips done by Tad for use in the live news and sports broadcasts. I also worked in the projection room during local production times rolling the film and changing projected black and white stills which were a part of our broadcasts.

At the time, I was also a full time student at TU. I was attending on one of the KVOO full tuition scholarships funded by Mr. Skelly and the station. Tuition, I recall, was $400 per year. I had worked at KAKC from '52-'53, and I worked the overnight studio engineering shift at KVOO radio from '53-'54 (Sleepwalker's Serenade, etc.). Decided I wanted to learn more about TV so went to Pasadena Playhouse in the summer of '54, and went to work for Channel 2 later that year. This site brings back a lot of great memories from those times.

At the station, I especially remember people like Bill Sadler, Ray Klinge, Harold Rassmussen, Johnny Barth - production people that taught me a lot. In addition to being my first TV "boss" Tad Allen also gave me my first airplane flight. That eventually led to getting my wings as an Air Force pilot, and a pretty neat career as an executive with American Airlines, Northeast Airlines and Pan American World Airways.

Thanks for this site. It makes for enjoyable browsing.

February 09 2004 at 19:17:48
Name: Lisa Haase
Email: treasureatdpenterprisesdotorg
Location: Mannford, OK
Comments: This is in response to the post about Molly Murphy's. I worked there for about a year and a half as Pocahantas. Once, I served native Americans, they took umbrage at my character, and wrote the newspaper in Tulsa about me, complaining.

I must say, I had the BEST time working there! The food was wonderful, the people great, and we were always packed. Weekends were prime for tips and full houses.

I was telling my son about it, and he thinks it is fascinating!

There is a new web site about MM's, started by a visitor to this site: MollyMurphy.org

February 09 2004 at 18:26:57
Name: Ryan Souders
Location: Tulsa
Comments: Just wanted to document some of my memories before I forget them.

I remember eating at Shotgun Sam's pizza often. It had a "Shotgun Sam" spinning on a wagon wheel on its side outside. Great place! I believe it was where the Delta Cafe is now on 51st just west of Yale across from the fire station.

Also, who can forget Molly Murphy's? I think the old wood poles are STILL STANDING where the sign used to be...I think the lot is a strip club now. It was on Sheridan just north of 41st but south of the 44 overpass. I think it got shut down due to a drug bust?

And one last thing, did I imagine this or did there used to be a waterslide about where Celebration Station is now back in the late 70's? I think the slide was yellow.

The former co-owner of Molly Murphy's wrote in recently. She explained what happened (it was not drug-related).

February 09 2004 at 15:59:35
Name: Alan Langenkamp
Email: Badmoterskooter@cox.net
Location: T-Town
Comments: Scope Them Turkeys Out!!!!!!

February 09 2004 at 14:51:30
Name: Erick
Email: ericktul@yahoo.com
Location: Tulsa
Comments: The Beatles' historic performance on the Ed Sullivan Show will air tonight during the Late Show with David Letterman on CBS.

As most know, the Letterman show is currently taped at the Ed Sullivan Theater.

February 09 2004 at 13:10:53
Name: Alan Langenkamp
Email: Badmoterskooteratcoxdotnet
Location: Sheridan Hills in Tulsa
Comments: Cool Site! I love all the old pics. I remember when Mazeppa would dress up as a woman with two basketballs for boobs! I'd like to see a picture of that again...or would I?

February 09 2004 at 13:09:36
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: Dee Cee
Comments: I remember one time may 10-15 years ago that a UP steamer going to Nawlins on the old MoPac tracks passed thru Muskogee - KTUL chased it on land and by chopper and had some great images. I may have a tape of that somewhere...

On a different note from here in the Capitol- Mamas don't let your babies grow up to bring them cel phones near the White House...for reasons of national security - all cel phones in about a 2 block radius around GW's place are being jammed by the Secret Service today. You might start a call but it ain't gonna last more than a minute before you are OFF the air.

They would NOT do it if it weren't a for real concern. So this is scary for us media trash. This town LIVES on cel phones...

February 09 2004 at 12:14:32
Name: Lowell Burch
Location: Working on the railroad
Comments: The story I saw about the steam locomotive is that is was traveling from its appearance in Houston during the Super Bowl back to its home - Wyoming, I believe. It stopped in Wagoner and Coffeeville. I think they said it is the largest steam engine ever built, 120 feet long at 1,000,000 pounds (50 tons?).

I wish I knew it was coming through, I would have liked to have seen it. They interviewed one guy who missed it when it came through Arkansas (Little Rock?) so he chased it here. It was sure billowing the smoke and steam!

February 07 2004 at 12:34:02
Name: Don Norton
Email: donaldhnortonathotmaildotcom
Location: Tulsa, former Oil Capital of the World
Comments: Frank Morrow's reference to Robert Q. Lewis in a previous guestbook reminded me that he (Lewis) was billed as a great ad-libber...and was therefore sent down by CBS radio to cover the monster petroleum industry parade held in downtown Tulsa in connection with the "world premiere" of the movie, "Tulsa" in, I think, 1948. The industry sent so many strange looking pieces of equipment through (making it a much longer parade than usual) that Robert had to start relying on local people to tell him what everything was. (But I enjoyed most of his work otherwise.)

February 07 2004 at 10:42:40
Name: Webmaster
Email: mikeattulsaTVmemoriesdotcom
Location: Tulsa
Comments: We're now on another backup Guestbook for awhile. Archived the previous one as Guestbook 157. There, we learned that Sam Jones is back with a new internet radio show. Larry Reasor, the founder of Reasor's Food Stores, passed away. We remembered him with a couple of screen shots from his commercials of the late 70s and comments from several who knew him.

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