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March 26 2004 at 00:30:44
Name: Mike Cummins
Email: Mike@TulsaVideos.com
Location: Tulsa
Comments: TULSA MUSIC EXPOSED, the half hour, weekly televised showcase for Oklahoma musicians premiering late night Friday, June 4th on KOKI FOX-23 now has the following bands "in the can." The footage is shot and awaiting editing....


The following bands and performers are not yet taped but are confirmed for the April 4th taping at THE VENUE (a HUGE thanks to Donny Rich and TJ Green!!!!!! )


We are also planning to air a tribute to the late FLASH TERRY with the kind permission and cooperation from the Flash Terry estate.

I will be posting band info and hopefully some short preview clips as I get a chance at www.TulsaVideos.com. The official website will eventually be listed under www.TulsaMusicExposed.com.

There will always be a need for participating bands and sponsors. If you are a musician and would like exposure, or you have any suggestions, questions, ideas or criticisms, contact Mike@TulsaVideos.com. I'd appreciate the loaning of any film or video clips of anything Tulsa-related and would be sure to credit anybody interested in sharing.

Thanks to Jordan and Mick at TULSA MUSIC PULSE and Mike at TULSA TV MEMORIES.

March 25 2004 at 07:00:42
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: Happy National Take Your Dog to Work Day
Comments: NPR's forced retirement of Bob Edwards has a lot of us wondering. Assertions are being made that NPR is just radio for those over 55. And NPR is looking for "younger voices" - like whom Justin Timberlake or Howard Stern? This whole deal smells...

We were subcontractors to Fox News yesterday during the 9/11 Hearings - Shepherd Smith was one of the Fox talent. He DOES epitomize a TV "pro" - need him to do a :10 v.o. - he does it in :09. Need him to talk to techs, listen to the NYC control room AND watch the 9/11 hearings and note facts to the producer - he can do it. Give him a Diet Coke and a cigarette an hour and he goes! Fox used 2 Vyvx (hey Tulsa) lines to feed 2 cameras to NYC and 1 back to us with the program/prompter. The only time Smith used the prompter was for reporter names on other story "throws". But we were not impressed with Neil Cavuto - who took over at 4pm - EVERYTHING from "Hello, I'm Neil Cavuto" to all of his guest questions and tosses to breaks were on prompter!

March 24 2004 at 21:12:48
Name: Paul Lazzaro
Email: cwrench[at]hotmail(dot)com
Location: Rocky Top
Comments: As an expatriate Tulsan-American I have to say this site is a wonderful trip down memory lane. Thanks.

Seeing as there are so many media types here maybe someone can help me out with pinpointing when a news story that occurred in Tulsa happened. Years ago there was a shooting of a drug suspect by an undercover detective in front of Cardos Cadillac - two doors down from Arnie's Bar on 15th street. This would have most likely happened between 1982-85 and was in the winter months as there was a snowfall that night. I'm interested in knowing the date, name of the deceased and name of the shooter. If there are any on-line accounts of this event I'd appreciate links to the story. Thanks in advance for any and all responses.

March 24 2004 at 09:52:08
Name: Webmaster
Email: mike@tulsatvmemories.com?Subject=World%20article%20request
Location: Tulsa
Comments: In today's Tulsa World, Southside Community section, there is a big, photo-illustrated article by Kristina Dudley about Carl (Uncle Zeb) Bartholomew, Don Woods & Gusty, and Lee Woodward & King Lionel.

Sorry, the article is available online only if you subscribe to the paper. However, since I am a subscriber, I am entitled to have the article emailed to friends through the World's web site until the article expires on 3/31. So if you would like to read it, send me your email address by clicking my email link above, and I'll see that you get it.

Kristina Dudley also wrote the article featured by permission on the Ma-Hu Mansion page.

March 23 2004 at 07:08:37
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: Doing BBC hits from the Capitol and at a live balloon launch from Greeley, CO
Comments: Former OK Gov. Frank Keating is on the radiowaves in DC plugging the National Association of Insurance Underwriters' Annuity Plans - he president of that trade group and is identified as GOVERNOR Frank Keating. Sorry - Edwin Fincher is NOT heard with him - they have a big voiced announcer instead....

March 22 2004 at 23:41:18
Name: Webmaster
Location: Tulsa
Comments: This just in from J. Preston: an answer to the musical question posed by John Boydston, "Where in the World is Sasha Foo?" She is now working for KUSI TV, an independent station in San Diego, California. Watch an Uncle Zeb-produced promo clip featuring Ms. Foo on News page 2.

March 20 2004 at 19:40:30
Name: See below
Email: pdabrams(aht)ix(daht)netcom(daht)com
Location: npr fl
Comments: Would a bidness card do?

I could always scan a T-shirt. But I think this will suffice eh?

later y'all


That is a good image of the TU23A logo...thanks! If the blue/gold version is available, I would like to get that, too. I plan to do a separate 23 page.

March 20 2004 at 01:46:55
Name: Webmaster
Location: Tulsa
Comments: Does anyone have a picture of KOKI 23's original logo? The word "Tulsa" appears as "TU23A", I believe.

March 19 2004 at 22:20:19
Name: Rich
Location: Tulsa...mourning a friend tonight...
Comments: I too just saw the news about Flash Terry.

My fondest memory aside from his music was that he was my bus driver when I had moved out of my parents house about 10 years ago.

I was working for the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office at the time and he and I had lots to talk about on our ride in to the courthouse from south Tulsa.

After TPD Officer Gus Spanos was murdered in the spring of 1993 he passed the hat on his bus to help with the "Camcorders for Cops" drive.

I'm gonna miss you, big man.

I added a link to Flash Terry's web site just below where you can write a message to his family. Rest in peace, Flash.

March 19 2004 at 17:18:46
Name: John Young
Email: johnk662561atyahoodotcom
Location: Sand Springs
Comments: It seems Tulsa has lost another musical genius.

I just saw on the KTUL website that "Flash" Terry has passed away at the age of 69. He'll be greatly missed. I used to love to see his show at "Juneteenth".

Farewell, Flash. We'll miss you.

March 19 2004 at 16:57:24
Name: Webmaster
Email: mikeattulsaTVmemoriesdotcom
Location: Tulsa
Comments: KTUL artist Monte Toon will be at Steve's Sundry at 2612 South Harvard Sunday 3/21 from 1-3 pm for a signing of his book Asylum's Bridge. I've read the book and it is a good one. I'll be there visiting with the author.

March 19 2004 at 13:52:06
Name: Patrick Bryant
Email: patrick[at}magicchord{daht}com
Location: Sunny Southern Cahleefornya
Comments: Ah, Big Ed's! Loved those tater tots with cheese. The "Big Ed" was big enough to easily feed four people with lots of lettuce left over. I miss Johnnie's, too.

March 19 2004 at 10:34:13
Name: David Thompson
Location: OKC
Comments: I've noticed some statements/questions about Big Ed's Hamburgers. Since it started here in OKC in '73 (I believe) and I worked for him for many years, I can give all you of T-Town some info.

There are still at least 3 here in OKC. Norman had one on Alameda that not sure if is still open. One downtown, one 10th St. (east of St. Anthony's hospital), and one NW 122nd/Penn. He and his wife were still alive this past fall. Great friends with his church's pastor and family.

The 'Big Ed', 12-inch bun, 2 lbs beef. The bun was about a pound, the veggies about a pound, and the fries about a pound. So you're looking at 5 lbs food in 45 minutes and you CAN'T get up. That makes the 'Big Ed Challenge'!!!

The man in the picture is him, Ed Thomas. There grew to over 30? franchised stores at one time.

His wife was in a serious accident in mid-80s and she ended up in a wheelchair, but when I first worked for them in '89, (worked for franchise starting in '85), they would be next door in the office @ 122nd/Penn nearly every day. A nicer family has never been on this planet!

March 18 2004 at 01:24:26
Name: David Worrell
Location: Los Angeles
Comments: Have most folks here already downloaded the free mp3 files on Leon Russell's web site? If not, I'd highly recommend you scope them turkeys out:


March 17 2004 at 06:45:56
Name: Mike O'Bruchas
Location: Is that a potato in your pocket or are you Irish???
Comments: Hey, gear heads - any of you ever own a TDC audio tape deck? Bell & Howell made these behemoths 35-45 years ago as competition to 3M's Wollensak decks.

March 16 2004 at 21:05:44
Name: Lee Woodward
Location: Hiding from election coverage
Comments: If you live in the Tulsa area or, if there is an IMAX Theater in your area that's playing the 3-D IMAX film "Space Station", Get thee there in great haste and see it. For six bucks, you can not only be up close for a shuttle launch but hang in space with the astronauts inside and outside the station. Just incredible!

I've never been disappointed in an IMAX movie...I plan to see this one for sure.

March 14 2004 at 07:34:14
Name: Alex Rivers
Email: bigalrivrs(at)aol(dot)com
Location: The banks of Davis Creek Odessa, Mo.
Comments: I would like to thank Mr. Shriver also for his memories of the Diva Ms. Campbell. she was truly a Tulsa treasure. The last time I saw her perform was at Unity church and her faith and devotion were as electrifying as her Rock and Roll. Every time we would meet at one of her performances, I would playfully propose matrimony to no avail.

I too went to school with Roy Byram and my condolences go out to his family and friends.

We also recently lost two of the finest ladies and educators Tulsa has ever been blessed with. Mrs. Elsie Rains, my eighth grade counselor at Monroe Jr. High, and Mrs. Particia Self, my third grade teacher at Lindsey Elementary. Roz, if you're out there and read this, I cried when I read Elsie's obit in the World. Very seldom does one remember teachers from the past, but those two ladies made lasting impressions on this rebel student.

March 13 2004 at 21:15:02
Name: Lee Woodward
Location: Tulsa
Comments: George Shriver's comments about Debbie Campbell and the era of The Kandy Kanes were most touching, and of course our Webmeister is the only one I know who could come up with the newspaper ad! (I can't take credit; Mr. Shriver sent it along with his story...webmaster)

I used to drop into clubs after the ten o'clock news and sit in with various guitarists and piano men, and on occasion, Debbie would come in and do the same. I did not get to know her very well, but we would bump into each other now and again and she would always make it a point to speak. She was a very nice lady and a fine musician.

She and I were very fond of sitting in with Bob McRoberts. I first started singing with him when he was at the "Celebrity Club" and then followed him to "The Harvard Club." There's a "Staples" there now.

I'm pretty sure Bob is still active in the Oklahoma City music scene.

Mark Bryan (In House Recordings) plays piano now at Celebrity Club. He's the fellow who engineered my CD.

I was not as versatile as Debbie, and Bob could play anything she wanted to do.

She will truly be missed.

March 13 2004 at 18:25:08
Name: George M Shriver
Email: george{at}gmshriver[dot]com
Location: Tulsa
Comments: The first time I met Debbie Campbell:

1968...it was a tumultuous year, a sad year. The front pages cried out one catastrophe after another. Assassinations, student unrest, the police riots of the Democratic Convention in Chicago. In February, North Vietnam launched its Tet offensive, catching the US Army in Saigon with their pants down. The Marines at Khe Sanh were surrounded in their hilltop base. Cut off, they were fighting for their lives. General Westmoreland asked for and got 11,000 more troops, bringing the total number of GIs in Vietnam to over a half million.

Yet, here in Tulsa these world-shaping events seemed a million miles away. "The Valley of the Dolls" and "The Sound of Music" were playing to a full house at the Boman Twin. "The Graduate" with Dustin Hoffman opened at the Delman and forced forever into Americana the icon "Mrs. Robinson".

Tulsa's Friday night TV lineup consisted of Channel 6's "Wild, Wild West" and "Gomer Pyle", Channel 8 had the Merv Griffin Show, and Channel 2 had "Star Trek".

I was managing an after-hours club in Creek county, named at that time, "The Scotch Mist". The Mist didn't open until 11 pm during the week. But we did a standing room business every night.

Our customer base was other Tulsa club employees... bartenders, waitresses, musicians and the like. At the time, go-go dancer bars (3.2 joints) were a hot item in Tulsa and they closed at midnight with most of the dancers coming out to the Mist. At two a.m. the nightclubs inside the city limits would close and the Mist would be full by three in the morning.

I booked some of Tulsa's best bands to play at the Mist every night. In those days, live bands were booked on a weekly basis; a good group might playing the same club, six nights a week for a month or more. Some clubs, like the Penthouse, had the same band forever.

For years the hottest nightspot in Tulsa had been Jerry Osborn's Fondalite Club on the Corner of Dreams at 11th and Denver. I had even worked there for a year after returning from the war. But by early 1968, Jerry was struggling to keep the doors of the Fondalite open. Tulsa's population center was shafting to the south side of the city, bringing with it the entertainment district.

The city council's Urban Renewal program had began destroying many of the affordable apartments in the downtown area; forcing a large number of Tulsa's singles into a mass migration to the many new apartment complexes springing up all over the south side of the city. The owners of PJ's, a moderately successful downtown nightclub, could read the handwriting on the wall and relocated their club into a strip shopping center with plenty of parking on 41st, just off of Peoria.

PJ's began booking topnotch professional out-of-town bands, mostly from the Dallas and Houston area. But PJ's was small and could not handle all the business it could have. So the Fondalite carried on, in a fashion, with a lot of its old customer base.

1968 Tulsa newspaper ad for The Kandy Kanes, courtesy of George Shriver One night, in mid-February, one of my customers came in and told my about this outstanding all-girl band out of California playing at the Fondalite. I had seen Jerry's ad in the newspaper about this group and blew it off as a possible novelty act. I had seen all-girl bands in town before, and none presented the professional front that Jerry's customers demanded. I really believed that the Fondalite must be on its last leg. But, over the next few nights, more and more of my customer were singing the praises of this group called the Kandy Kanes.

So, I decide to let Marvin Hopkins, my head bartender, open the Mist one weekday night while I stopped by the Fondalite to see this all-girl band for myself. I was shocked! They really had a polished act. Talented singing and playing and as good a professional up-front presentation as I had seen. All four of these gals were "drop-dead-gorgeous" to boot. With that marvelous, unmatched, late 60s look.

Jerry introduced me to the girls during their first break, including Debbie, who couldn't have been more than seventeen. Hell, I was only twenty-two myself. The girls told me that they had heard about the Scotch Mist and really wanted to come out. But their manager/chaperon would not hear of it because of The Mist's infamous after-hours reputation. (it was a bit of a fun place).

I had Jerry introduce me to their manager whom I gave my absolute assurances that he (or was it a she?) and the girls would be completely safe in my club. That I would provide the girls with a table on the dance floor near the stage and assign bouncers (we didn't call them security personnel back then) to keep people away.

That weekend, the girls and their chaperon came out to the Mist after finishing up a Saturday night gig at the Fondalite and had a great time. The next day, it was big news all over town that the Kandy Kanes had came out to the Scotch Mist. It was even mentioned on KAKC. I spent a lot of advertising dollars with KAKC in those days, one of the first nightclubs to do so.

With Debbie's death, her name is added to the ever-growing list of those gone ahead who were originally responsible for the maturing "Tulsa Sound". She will be greatly missed and should always be fondly remembered.

Thank you, George.

March 13 2004 at 15:06:42
Name: Lee Woodward
Location: Tulsa
Comments: LeePeter Abrams asked about the "Copa Club" located in the Holiday Inn on Skelly Bypass at Yale Ave. I actually stopped in there to ask about the club a few months ago and forgot to report my findings. Indeed, Jon Bayouth was the manager and I enjoyed the acts there including Johnny Martin's favorite redhead, Marilyn Maye. I digress! The "Copa Room" is no more! It has been converted in meeting rooms. The downstairs club is still active with Live Impersonators.

The motel used to be a Hilton Inn. The club was once "Chisholm's", and in the early 80s, "The Winners' Circle".

March 13 2004 at 13:59:48
Name: Kenneth
Location: Tulsa
Comments: In answer to Marmie, I remember Dick Charles at KVOO. One of the many great voices at KVOO during the sixties. Glad to know he's doing well. Any details about his present activities?

March 13 2004 at 10:44:14
Name: edwin
Location: Admiral & Memorial (home)
Comments: I was wondering why my booze shop was called Jubilee! Well, really, I had thought it was for another reason.

March 13 2004 at 05:14:20
Name: Marnie (via email)
Email: Marnie611{at}aol{dot}com
Comments: I have yet to see any mention of Dick Charles, who was on KVOO for several years. I have read an article that Chuck Wheat wrote about his leaving the radio station; I have seen several photos of Dick Charles doing interviews of the stars of the time for KVOO Radio. Please let me know if anyone remembers him. He is still alive & doing well.

Thank you,

March 12 2004 at 21:25:05
Name: msbv2
Location: On the other side of Arkansas again
Comments: I remember Belscot. Must've been about 1974 when they shut down. They had some great going out of business bargains. I believe it eventually became the Flea-for-all. I remember the flea market didn't even change the interior paint. Last time I was on Admiral (about a week ago) there was an empty lot where I remember Belscot being. There was also a Woolco department store right there off the traffic circle. I don't think Woolco lasted very long there. Maybe just a couple of years. I don't know if the building has been razed or not.

March 12 2004 at 16:39:23
Name: Steve Bagsby
Location: Dodging bullets on 73rd Street
Comments: In reply to Charles....Yup! Belscot ("The Together Store") was in the old Jubilee City on Admiral twixt Memorial and Sheridan. Basically it was a Shopper's Fair in Target clothing.

March 12 2004 at 12:52:29
Name: Charles
Location: Walter Reed Elementary
Comments: I grew up in the area of 11th and Mingo. My wife grew up close by in the area of Admiral and Mingo. A while back we were looking at one of her old diaries from the early 70's. In it she mentions riding her bike to Belscot. While the name sounds familiar, neither of us can remember what kind of store Belscot was or where in our area it was located. I have a slight recollection that it might have been on Admiral where the old Jubilee City was. Does anyone remember where it was in this part of town or what type of store it was?

March 11 2004 at 20:46:30
Name: Peter D Abrams
Email: pdabrams[at]ix[dot]netcom[dot]com
Location: New Port Richey Fl, I think.
Comments: I was online chatting to yet another musico that was 'commuting' from elsewhere to play at the Holiday Inn. 'On Skelly Drive' is what he remembered. Is this the one Jon Bayouth ran for a while?

I'm asking because when I worked at Shields Music, I did a sound system install in '75 or so at the (I'm kinda guessing) Copa Club. I think it was a Sheraton at the time.

He also asked about all the Leon/Eric Clapton things, and I pointed him to this:


And I looked at the published date.


That was my last day at Channel 8. Howard Sanders and I went down to Muskogee to shoot a spot for Nick's, a very cool NY style deli that actually knew what Olive Oil was. Great Philly Cheese Steaks. high quality stuff.

So, I/we spent more than the normal time doing the shoot. Howard and I got back to the station I dunno, probably around 6:30.

In the employee entrance. On the table. There was this 18 x 24 cake. With a red headed sorta resemblance of me on it.

I don't remember what it said exactly. Something like "best wishes to the red headed rock star" or similar.

But it was a hoot for me. I dragged it into the trunk of the Baby Blue '75 Buick LeSabre convertible (final production run) and hauled it to the fridge where it kinda eventually died.

But for those that made the effort to do that cake, I humbly thank you.

It made my year. And paved me into a lot of things I would never have thought of.

Best at ya.

Peter D Abrams

March 09 2004 at 18:02:17
Name: Joy Cooper
Location: Arkansas
Comments: To Charity regarding Roy Byram...I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. Roy reminded me of many Tulsa memories through this website, emails and we were in the same high school graduating class. Webmaster, I don't know if you have a way of forwarding my condolences to Roy's daughter, but if you do, I would appreciate it or perhaps she will revisit TV memories.

Joy, I forwarded your note to Charity.

March 06 2004 at 08:55:33
Name: Jim Ruddle
Email: gardel[at]erols[dot]com
Location: Rye, NY
Comments: Another of Tulsa's great contributors to the outside world died last week: Daniel Boorstin. Most of us never knew him, of course, except through his books, but he was reared in Tulsa and left to enter a spectacular academic career that took him to every major university he wanted to join. His writing won him the Pulitzer for "The Americans," and his other books were at the forefront of the best in historical writing. "The Image" was the book that broadcasters could easily relate to and its definition of a celebrity as "someone who is well-known for being well-known" has become part of the culture.

I was fortunate through an association with the University of Chicago to have known Boorstin when he was on the faculty there, as well as Tulsa's other great historian, John Hope Franklin, now retired and living in North Carolina. It always struck me as amazing that Tulsa should produce two world-class historians, who were contemporaries, but fail to do much to honor them.

Since we are building a new Grand Central Library at 11th and Denver, it might be a good opportunity to do that.

March 06 2004 at 04:52:36
Name: Helen Doremus
Location: Texas
Comments: I stumbled across this site a few months ago, and I hadn't yet had the chance to just give a passing thanks to all the kind words and fond remembrances on your John Doremus page. It is comforting to see that he is so fondly remembered. Thank you again.

On behalf of all the contributors to that page, you're welcome, Helen.

March 05 2004 at 12:29:15
Name: John Young
Email: johnk662561[at]yahoo[daht]com
Location: Sand Springs...Home of the Sandburr
Comments: I just finished reading Stacy Richardson's article about his memories of KAKC. I just wanted someone to know that I thoroughly enjoyed it! His telling of the 1974 tornado that he was a jump ahead of was really good! Stacy, if ya read this, share some more, man!

March 05 2004 at 07:31:22
Name: Sonny Hollingshead
Email: shollingshead[at]cox[dot]net
Location: Sand Springs
Comments: Just a note on the passing of Tulsa singer Debbie Campbell. She died last week after battling cancer for some time.

Debbie was part of the "Tulsa Sound" of the 1970s. Perhaps some of the readers will remember her and working with her.

Thanks for that, Sonny. Here is more about Debbie's life and music at her archived web site. Several of her jazz songs are free downloads in MP3 format at Amazon.com.

I always enjoyed hearing her sing over the years. She will be missed.

March 04 2004 at 01:41:46
Name: Charity Maas (Roy Byram's daughter)
Email: charitymaas[at]hotmail[dot]com
Location: Seattle, WA
Comments: I was checking the web for links to my dad, Roy Byram and found out he was communicating with a lot of you and strolling down memory lane. So I felt it was important that I inform you of his passing on Feb. 13, 2004. He was 52 years old. I appreciate all the fond memories you shared with my father, and I enjoyed reading his comments.

I'm very sorry for your loss, Charity. Thank you for letting us know.

Roy was a senior at East Central High School when I was a sophomore there, and worked at KOTV as a broadcast engineer from 1970-4.

March 03 2004 at 13:49:28
Name: Chuck Adams
Email: cavaky[at]msn[dot]com
Location: Kentucky
Comments: Chuck Adams (on the right) Hi Mike,

I've been amused recently concerning the plight of Howard Stern and Bubba the Love Sponge vs. the righteous folks at Clear Channel Broadcasting.

One needs to know the Clear Channel hierarchy to appreciate their newly-found stand for "clean air". Some oldtimers might remember the beginning of this bunch which started in San Antonio, then acquired KXXO in Tulsa and on to 600 plus radio stations on the planet.

But I'll give it to Lowry Mays, he knows how to build an empire...and with the apparent blessing of the FCC, by allowing unlimited ownership of broadcast properties. Which seems to have resulted in loss of, or lack of control and responsibility of the publicly-owned air waves.

Now the sleeping giant has awakened. The FCC suddenly realizes why they exist. Shades of days gone by...George Carlin must be ROFL!

Just my opinion of course.

Chuck Adams

March 01 2004 at 16:54:05
Name: Erick
Email: ericktul{at}yahoo{dot}com
Location: Tulsa
Comments: Lowell failed to mention the best part of Blake Edwards' appearance on the Oscar telecast.

As Jim Carrey was helping a drywall-covered Edwards to the podium to give his acceptance speech, Edwards kept quipping, "Don't touch my Oscar!"


March 01 2004 at 15:22:07
Name: Joan Thurman Case
Email: bjcase[at]awoc[dot]com
Location: West Valley City, Utah
Comments: Don't forget my grandfather's (Joshua A. Cline) Riverside Park at 71st and Peoria. Park for picnicing, outdoor dance hall (live big band bands in the summer), large swimming pool, refreshment stands & ball park.

March 01 2004 at 11:21:55
Name: Lowell Burch
Location: Tulsa
Comments: Blake Edwards won a special award at the Oscars last night. I mention this since he was born, and spent the very earliest part of his life here in Tulsa.

If you missed the presentation, the 82 year old director/writer sped across the stage in a motorized wheelchair and, without slowing, grabbed the award out of Jim Carrey's hand. He continued his rapid flight until he careened into the set on the opposite side of the stage, breaking through it, and finally stopping. It was the funniest thing I've ever seen on the Oscars - classic Blake Edwards.

February 28 2004 at 12:08:12
Name: Rhonda McNeill (via email)
Location: Stuck in Arkabillie land
Comments: KELi card, courtesy of Rhonda McNeillAt 15, it was important just to have the "Cash for Kids Club" card in your billfold. You would listen to the radio (KELi) and hope that they would call your phone number and you would have to call them to win the cash. They spelled my name wrong (is was McNeill). But I still carried it. Now, it is in my scrap book.

In 1965, you only listened to KAKC or KELi. Both were cool. Now at 54, I still listen to the oldies. Also, a drawing that Don Woods drew of Gusty hangs on my kitchen wall. Sure wish I had a pic of the old Skyline View Amusement park where I would go swimming in the summer. Memories...

February 27 2004 at 07:49:50
Name: Erick
Email: ericktul[at]yahoo[dot]com
Location: Tulsa
Comments: Wait a minute! Is Derek suggesting that only nerds come here?!

While I am a nerd, I'm sure others aren't!

I recently did a turn as a "virtual guest lecturer" for a "Cyberliteracy" class at OCU. When asked by a student to characterize the readers of this site, I said that, as a group, they are highly literate (in the regular sense of the word), but are not necessarily computer geeks (though that's not a bad thing to be).

There is a distinction between a nerd and a geek, as TechTV explains.

February 26 2004 at 20:43:50
Name: Derek Olsen
Location: Gunnison, CO
Comments: I am from Edmond, OK. I am also a lover of the movie UHF. I am not a nerd, so that's all I'm going to say here. For more Oklahoma pride issues visit www.flaminglips.com.

The Flaming Lips sprang into being in Norman, Oklahoma in 1983 as a surf/punk/psychedelic band and mutated their way to national recognition.

February 26 2004 at 08:02:51
Name: Erick
Email: ericktul[at]yahoo[dot]com
Location: Tulsa
Comments: Curt Autry. There's a name I haven't heard in years. I knew he had moved on to Richmond after leaving 4, but I didn't really know what else he was up to. I'm actually surprised he isn't a network reporter or at least in a larger market.

February 26 2004 at 00:55:31
Name: Webmaster
Email: mikeattulsaTVmemoriesdotcom
Location: Tulsa
Comments: Tulsa shopping centers were discussed (Northland in particular was seen), and the blizzard of March '68 was amply "covered" in the previous Guestbook.

Bob Griffin, who was at KVOO-TV Channel 2 when it signed on in 1954, signed in here, as did Chris Ashby, who was a guest on Channel 2's Uncle Hiram show a year or so later.

The whereabouts of KVOO-AM's archives were sought.

"So you want to produce a TV show?" Beef Baloney will address that question at TU tonight (Thursday)...details of this, all the above, and more in the just-archived Guestbook 158.

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