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June 14 2004 at 13:26:32
Name: Roy Lee
Email: beerdrunk at msn dot com
Location: Tulsa
Comments: I used to like goofing around in the abandoned Union Depot back in my junior high days. We would slide down that huge mail chute and be completely covered with dirt by the end. You could also climb up on the roof and if you looked close enough, you could get up in the spires too. Gee, could that have been dangerous?

Oh, hey Bags! Kansas City rocks in general. Next time I go up there I will find you and take you for some big time jazz!

June 14 2004 at 12:58:10
Name: David Bagsby
Email: dcb-at-sunflower.com
Location: Lawrence KS
Comments: FYI: Saw the band Rush last night in Kansas City and it was spectacular. They put on a fantastic show so if you get the chance; GO!

June 14 2004 at 08:09:41
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: Train station peeping//Studebaker lookin'...
Comments: 30 years ago we very carefully tried to shoot pix of the abandoned old Tulsa Union Depot at the platform/trackside level. The winos and druggies kinda kept folks away. I was happy when the building was re-habbed though first for lawyers then WilTel. If the OK Jazz Hall of Fame goes in there - how much of the original structure will be seen? (all of it...webmaster)

June 13 2004 at 22:04:15
Name: Jim Ruddle
Email: jruddle at earthlink dot net
Location: Rye, NY
Comments: Is the guy in the center of the Kids Karnival pic the same fellow who appeared in the girl scout photo a few pages ago?

Or was he ever identified?

God, the things that keep me awake.

By the way, Lee's tour reminded me that on a recent, very brief and busy visit to Tulsa, I found that the art deco treasures of the city are still available to be admired. The ceiling in the Pythian Building lobby, and the fan buttresses in the Philtower are marvels. There's lots more in Tulsa and there's a book about Tulsa's art deco which deserves attention. Unfortunately, I don't know the title. Somebody will.


Tulsa Art Deco can be found in the Gift Shop, where the photographer, David Halpern, previously gave permission to show you the KVOO building.

No, we haven't made an ID on that 50s host yet (he may not even be the host, for all we know, but he IS nattily attired.)

During the Route 66 fest Friday, I took the Towers and Tunnels walking tour. It started at the old NBT building, where we saw the 30-ton vault in the basement, then headed into the tunnel under Boston Avenue to the Kennedy, Mid-Continent, and Atlas Life buildings (where I spied Doug Dodd in the Press Club), then to the Philtower and Philcade buildings.

The Philtower has a tunnel built in the 20s for Waite Phillips as an escape hatch. The door is circular and vault-like. I couldn't stand up straight in it, the lighting didn't work, and the door at the end was locked, but I walked it anyway. More about the tunnels at the Collegian. A map is available at TulsaDowntown.org.

I checked out the Cain's renovation, and it looks great. A new club, "Bob's", is adjacent. I had a cool one at the aforementioned Caz's, right under the nose of the live CazCam.

On my way back to the car, I walked over the Main Street bridge and stopped to watch a train pass directly beneath me. It looked slow enough for an action hero to easily leap onto it; anyone else would likely be sporting broken ankles and multiple contusions.

Speaking of injury, drinking and history:

In late 1882, very close to where I stood on Tulsa's Main Street, an enterprising fellow named Jeff opened a general store in the new Village of Tulsa. Business was brisk in this bustling frontier boomtown.

One day, twelve prosperous years later, a drunk staggered into the store, demanding to buy explosives. Jeff refused him on the basis of his inebriation; standard store policy. The drunk, angered and armed, took a wild potshot---right into a powder keg. Boom! Adios to the drunk, to the store, and thirty days later, sadly, to Jeff.

However, Jeff's name is frequently invoked across the country to this day.

All Western Swing bands play the famous Bob Wills song, "Take Me Back To Tulsa". When they sing the lines,

"Would I like to go to Tulsa, you bet your boots I would.
"Just let me off at Archer, and I'll walk down to Greenwood,"

it's a tip of their cowboy hats to Jeff---Thomas Jefferson Archer---whose name was given to one of Tulsa's oldest streets.

And now you know...the rest of the story---as Tulsa native Paul Harvey would say.

(Featured on Boing Boing, 9/13/2004).

TJ Archer

The T.J. Archer General Store on the east side of Main looking west, 1892. Mr. Archer is shown in the middle of the photo (wearing the buttoned jacket), to the right is the town Marshal. The gentleman on the left is unknown. The Tulsa Depot can be seen on the far left.

T.J. Archer

Interior view of the T.J. Archer store located on the east side of Main facing west. The general merchandise store sold such items as horse collars (hanging from the ceiling on the right), rifles, pistols, ammunition, and black powder (kegs on the right), cookstoves (center), oil lamps and other household goods (on the left). A soda fountain can be seen in the left background. T.J. Archer is shown on the right leaning against a counter. Photos courtesy of the Beryl Ford Collection/Rotary Club of Tulsa

June 13 2004 at 14:28:30
Name: Jim Reid
Email: JimReid56 at aol dot com
Location: Dallas
Comments: This is for Dave. I found a copy of the Rand McNally 1926 reprint on sale on the internet. They want $75 for it. Drop an email if you're interested and I'll send you the link.

June 13 2004 at 13:35:03
Name: Dave
Location: The Other Road
Comments: Thoroughly enjoyed the Route 66 festival (and Lee Woodward's bike tour on this guestbook about all the streets we weren't supposed to visit in our youth). In the warehouse there were booths set up by collectors showing off their loose-leaf volumes of old US 66 postcards and vintage road maps. Two fellows from Texas and California had Oklahoma maps from the 1930s, but they weren't selling them at any price. Darn!

Professor William Worley of Kansas City presented a seminar about Cyrus Avery and showed us a 1926 Rand-McNally road atlas of the USA, with each state getting a couple of pages. The atlas itself wasn't that old; it was Rand McNally's 1976 reprint for 50th anniversary purposes. So I'm trying to find a copy of that one. I've e-mailed RM to see if they can oblige. Anyway, this map shows US 66 in Oklahoma as US 60. The number changed later that year.

June 13 2004 at 02:04:57
Name: Mitch Latting
Email: sanluisjazzband at earthlink dot net
Location: San Luis Obispo, California
Comments: Hello,

If you look at the Kids Karnival picture......see the man located below the "Thinman" sign and just behind the cameraman's hand, you'll see my father, Bob Latting.

Bob Latting and the Kids Karnival

I was actually part of the show opening. I would dress up in a clown outfit my grandmother made. I would stand in front of the camera and say "Hey kids, it's time for Kids Karnival!"

Trumpet playing. Well, Maynard (Ferguson) is our cousin, but I never worked with him, just idolize him still.

This was a great find on the internet. It brought back so many wonderful memories. Thank you.

Mitch Latting

I'm delighted you found the site, Mitch. Thanks for the contribution; I added it to the Other Tulsa kiddie shows page, where you can also see the Golden Drumstick, a Route 66 restaurant for many years, owned by Bob Latting.

Here's a link to a CD that features Mitch, Central Coast Jazz Quartet - At Home.

June 12 2004 at 01:35:18
Name: Don Cook
Location: Somewhere in Nostalgia
Comments: How wonderful it is to see Lee Woodward's timely perspective on the state of Downtown Tulsa. Thanks for sharing, Lee.

Attn: Webmaster
Congratulations on your recent TV appearance, and the opportunity you had to exhibit your home movie of the unforgettable George Harrison concert at the Tulsa Assembly Center. It was certainly a high point in T-Town concert-going. You are the only guy who I can think of having the presence of mind to document such an occasion. Whats'ername and I sat right next to Gailard Sartain in the 14th Row, Floor, at a time when I was anything but Gailard's favorite human being. But a grand time was had by all!

George, indeed, had a sore throat for the show, but all the other entertainers busted their ass to make up for it. I found out later that George sang as well in Tulsa as any other city on the Dark Horse tour, so we were truly blessed. It was a night that is branded in my head forever.

Sleep in peace, sweet baby Ray Charles. Thanks for all the great music.

June 11 2004 at 11:43:03
Name: Lee Woodward
Location: TulsaLee
Comments: The occasion of the "Route 66" festival in the Brady district prompts me to give an update from my bike travels in downtown Tulsa and environs.

This being my second tour in about two years, not a lot has changed, but there are some noteworthy bits.

First though; I must say that the only way to really see a city or a neighborhood, is by bicycle. It is slow and thorough; you get the smell and sense (or scents) of what you are about. Most of all, you see things you will never see in a car because on a bike you can get to places only available on foot but at a better pace.

A good example is riding up from 1st or 2nd Street, over the railroad overpass, to pause and look at the backside of the "Tribune Lofts." The old Tribune building that's been converted to loft apartments. Looks like a neat concept.

Just to the left and in front of me is the Art Deco train station. (soon to be home of the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame...webmaster) Looking west up the tracks, a freight train is slowly approaching as I see two "hobos" waiting to swing on board. I hadn't even thought of hobos riding the rails since depression days. But there it was on a Sunday morning, right before my eyes.

All the architecture in downtown could fill a book on the subject and some of it is as spectacular as well as mundane. Many old buildings have been converted to new businesses like "The Spaghetti Warehouse," as well as bars and music bars such as "The Majestic."

One really neat new place I happened onto was between Elgin and Frankfort on first street. A bar/restaurant called "McNellies." I went back there this past Monday (by car) and had a hamburger and a look see. A huge bar features a brass wall with at least thirty different tap beers. All dark woods and hardwood floors with the usual high ceilings. It's actually two floors, the upper being for smokers (with another large bar) as well as a private room for meetings/parties? All very well done. Good service and a decent menu. A bit pricy but a lot of money has been put into this place.

The other thing I noticed is a proliferation of bars over towards the east side of downtown. Some of them I wouldn't want to risk but I guess these places gravitate for a purpose.

On the music scene, the Brady Theater still stands proud and then the music bars along Brady are still in business. I noticed a beer bar called "Caz's" has moved across the street into the "Majestic's" west end. (There is a new Caz's Chowhouse across the street from Caz's Pub...webmaster)

A couple of weeks ago, my son Matt and I drove by "The Cain's;" saw the front door propped open, stopped and went in. A nice young man allowed us in to see this revamped icon of musical history. Really all for the better, with its raised ceiling and stage and the addition of a separate music bar. A permanent and elaborate sound system as well as lighting. The large dance floor suspended on truck springs. I was surprised to hear that it took a while to sell out the Lyle Lovett show but only minutes for Bob Dylan. The Cain's is solidly booked most of the time.

Sadly, the thing one really sees on a slow tour are the great number of vacant buildings, large and small that remind of Detroit in the 80's when I visited there.

The main mall revamp seems slow and looking at what's there on either side, one wonders what its effect will be on reinvigorating the area. Well, you gotta try don't you?

The most startling other venue for me was not downtown, but the University of Tulsa campus. I must admit, I had not been there in years and couldn't believe the additions; not the least of which is the new tennis facility. It has to be one of finest...anywhere! Happily, it's academic achievements are also world class.

What I really like downtown are all the little businesses hidden here and there among the giants of industry, which...after all are just as important to keep the engine running.

Finally; KOTV has more dishes than "The Pottery Barn!"

I know I know...time to hit the derailleur!

June 10 2004 at 19:29:03
Name: Webmaster
Email: mike at tulsaTVmemories dot com
Location: T-town Topic Tent
Comments: On KVOO-FM 98.5, sometime Friday morning 5:30 am - 10 am, listen for John Boydston (aka Daddy A Go Go) with Heather Miles and Jean Hetherington.

The International Tulsa Route 66 Festival is this weekend downtown in the Brady district. Route 66, as laid out in 1926, coincided with Admiral Place (then known as Federal Drive) until it hit Lewis Avenue, where it hopped over to Second Street. In the early 30s, it was changed to the Eleventh Street route.

This site's Tulsa Motels-Restaurants Photo Album has postcards from a number of Route 66 establishments.

Another timely reminder: John Wooley has a great Western Swing show on KWGS-FM 89.5 called "Swing On This", airing Saturday nights from 7 to 8. The broadcast is also streamed on the internet, so you needn't live in Tulsa to listen.

Also, watch the 2nd episode of a new local show, Tulsa Music Exposed, on Fox23 late night Friday at 12:30 am.

June 10 2004 at 18:44:30
Name: Wilhelm Murg
Email: wilhelmurg at yahoo dot com
Location: In Georgia (in my mind)
Comments: While overshadowed by the death of President Reagan, the death of Brother Ray Charles marks the end of an era in music - period. There are moments in Ray Charles career that left me cold (like his country music experiments), but even when I couldn't appreciated the music, I could always see its importance. The music high point will always be "What'd I Say," where in less than seven minutes Charles transformed the electric piano from a toy into the coolest instrument in the world.

Younger people understand the iconic importance of Charles, and older people lived through it; my generation had to search for it. Charles' catalogue was in total chaos for decades during the vinyl years, so his importance could only be be caught in spurts. Then, in the early days of the CD boom, his catalogue was finally put together right with the box set and the (highly recommended) BEST OF RAY CHARLES: THE ATLANTIC YEARS - it was like stumbling onto the Holy Grail. Listen to "It Should Have Been Me" and all of the watered down TV performances are forgiven.

Ray Charles is one of those people like Beethoven or Duke Ellington, he redefined the very concept of music in his time. In the words of David Essex: "Where do we go from here?"

Listening to Ray Charles' version of "America the Beautiful" on a Channel 8 signoff is another nice way to remember the man.

June 10 2004 at 15:14:45
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: hot DC
Comments: Sad to learn Ray Charles has just died at age 73 of liver disease....we'll miss him...

June 09 2004 at 11:44:13
Name: John Hillis
Email: mail-at-equinox-mediadotcom
Location: Fairfax, Va., bug city for a few more days
Comments: Lighting is rarely and poorly taught in places training particularly news photogs. Plus time pressure and laziness result in too much reliance on the little sun gun mounted above the lens, when at least a simple key-fill-back set up ought to be mandated. To be a cranky oldster, film and early video cameras made you need to light well. The current crop is so much better that it invites sloth, which Edwin will no doubt keep fighting.

Quality level of BBQ joints in former filling stations is generally pretty good. Heaven forfend the chains figger this out and start franchising that "old DX station" look, but somebody probably has.

Cicada volume around the house is way, way down. This is good. The CBS broadcast of the golf tourney last weekend in HD featured cicada in 5.1 Dolby. When announcers were silent, AGC mics raised the chirps to jet-engile roar. (Which was probably not a very long trip) Back here, still encountering a number on the grille of the Hupmobile and a large number of former insects in the outside stairwell at the office.

June 09 2004 at 09:55:19
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: Code Orange DC
Comments: Speaking of Disney - this guy really quacks me up! Happy 70th birthday to Donald Duck today!

Disney Radio in DC was Kids Radio and broadcast the same programming every 24 hours - I mean how many kids are up at 3am listening to stories? Me smells a mouse at work here with all this radio buyin' for "kids".

June 09 2004 at 08:40:00
Name: Sonny Hollingshead
Email: shollingshead@somethin.somethin
Location: My House
Comments: KMUS-AM 1380, Muskogee was purchased by Disney/ABC and moved to Sperry in order to cover the Tulsa market.

Shortly, the station will sign on to deliver "Disney Kids" radio programming to the area.

June 08 2004 at 16:58:24
Name: edwin
Location: uh...I'm taking the day off...uh
Comments: Mike, I still teach the "proper" forms of lighting to anyone interested. High School kids are not too well taught, but those college kids still hear. They seem to get it when I explain, "I have but one eye"....(depth)...Anywho...speaking of Am radio, KMUS-1380, Sperry, is now doin' the Xmitter test thing.....anybody know?

June 08 2004 at 09:17:42
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: Cicada City - DC but they are starting to vanish away
Comments: We need AM and FM - around the world MW - Medium Wave is the international version of AM. It IS news, talk, some music. Here on the East Coast - niche AM programming has been tried but never lasts - Bloomberg or CNN news radio ran several years here in DC. Duh - we have zzzzz CSPAN in FM here - it's painfully boring at times and took away a good jazz station. Pacifica - "community" radio is still out there but seems to draw a lot of cabbies here to listen to African music with English announcers. It was the original counter-culture voice in many citties years ago.

We are spoiled in the US - in countries with much lower income, that $10 transistor radio may last 10 years and be a family's only form of "electronic entertainment". Just buying replacement batteries can be a hardship.

The message - not the sound quality - is the issue in other lands. I think as Sirius and XM satellite radio costs come down in price - this will be our third choice in radio listening.

June 07 2004 at 22:19:55
Name: Lowell Burch
Location: At the Bijou watching The Monster That Devoured Cleveland
Comments: FM quality is excellent for music, AM bandwidth is great for talk.

Dobie Gillis may have been the best sitcom of all time. Why? The snappiest dialog ever! I would love to have the complete series. (My birthday is coming up soon - hint, hint.)

June 07 2004 at 21:02:27
Name: Roger King
Email: roger_king at kwp dot com
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Comments: From Jim Reid "We're really getting close to the same four or five companies owning everything."

1) Viacom
2) Fox
3) NBC/Universal
4) Sony Pictures
5) Warner Brothers

Who's left?

June 07 2004 at 20:55:10
Name: John Young
Email: johnk662561atyahoodotcom
Location: Home, watching "Dobie Gillis" on tape
Comments: I have a question for all y'all...Do you think that AM Radio will ever make a comeback and become as strong a presence as it was during its heyday? Or has "Talk Radio" doomed AM's chances of "seeing" music again? Comments? Opinions?

June 06 2004 at 18:23:32
Name: Si Hawk
Email: siborg54 at msn dot com
Location: Tulsa
Comments: In reference to Billy G. Spradlin's comments about KAKC, I was fortunate enough to have worked for the KAKC AM/FM operation during the 1970's and during the change in format of the FM operation with the KBEZ adult programming.

You might recall that the automated voice for KAKC-FM was none other than Scott Yates, also knows as Bob Scott. KAKC-FM had problems with the ratings that might have been resolved by a good top-40 or adult rock format which would have competed with KRAV during that time period.

KBEZ actually did quite well for Mark-Way (owners). That station slid easily into the number three spot during morning drive from almost invisible ratings. Only KRMG and KVOO surpassed KBEZ' ratings. I think they've stayed pretty much near the top ever since.

S. Carl Mark made a good business call on that format change (although, I too was a great fan of the oldies rock music and Scott prior to the change).

June 06 2004 at 16:35:02
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: Working Reagan death aftermath feeds in DC
Comments: KWTV fed CBS video of "After the Ride" a bronze of Ronald Reagan made from a famous b&w picture of him after a horseback ride. Whomever shot it - kept filming from weird angles with crappy lighting. Ah - I lament that lack of craft sometimes these days in TV shooters!

Though only a screen cowboy - he was an accomplished horse-lover. This is at the Cowboy Hall of Fame in OKC.

Seemed like RR made more appearnces in OKC than Tulsa as I recall - I think the Gaylords were big supporters of him....

June 06 2004 at 15:04:42
Name: Jim Reid
Email: JimReid56 at aol dot com
Location: Dallas
Comments: More media synergy on display.

Since the NBC/Universal merger, I'm noticing lower 3rd promos during NBC prime for Universal's DVD release of "Along Came Polly". There was an interview with Debra Messing about "Along Came Polly" during the credits of this past Thursday's Will & Grace.

Fox will occasionally do a 30 minute show on the making of some Fox theatrical film, and Disney, ABC & ESPN are incredibly intertwined. There has been some mixing with CBS and some of the Viacom cable networks.

We're really getting close to the same four or five companies owning everything.

June 06 2004 at 04:51:47
Name: Billy G. Spradlin
Email: bgspradlin at hotmail dot com
Location: East Texas USA
Comments: I listened to KAKC-FM a lot in 1974-76 when they were running the Drake-Chenault oldies format. It was a good introduction to 50's and 60's oldies despite the canned announcers. The automation system would screw up a lot, sometimes playing two songs at the same time or running the (few) commercials together.

I also remember fondly that KAKC-FM would play the theme to "The Good Bad & The Ugly" before the start of their AM/FM simulcast at 6 pm. Don't know why they did this, I guess it was too hard to synch up both stations at the same time with the FM running automation.

Looking back, I wish KAKC could have done a total AM/FM Top 40 simulcast but FCC laws prevented this at the time. I think if KAKC's owners had the foresight to flip the FM to Top 40, the station would have survived into the decade. It was a huge shock to me and my friends in the winter of 1978 when they changed to MOR.

June 06 2004 at 04:51:11
Name: Jim Reid
Email: jimreid56 at aol dot com
Location: Dallas
Comments: I was in Tulsa last Saturday night for all the tornado sirens and then came back to Dallas and the storms hit here and I was without electricity. I'm beginning to think it's out to get me! Oh well, I guess a little paranoia is healthy.

June 05 2004 at 23:47:05
Name: Sonny Hollingshead
Email: shollingsheadallonewordatcoxdotnet
Location: Prattville USA
Comments: Regarding KAKC-FM's format circa 1972, I think it was simply called "Solid Gold". It was an automated (taped) radio program put together by a radio production company called "Drake-Chenault".

The format KAKC-FM used prior to this one, in 1970-71, was called "Hit Parade". It featured a mix of recent hits and oldies.

Bill Drake was the legendary "Boss Radio" programmer who consulted KAKC-AM until 1972. His voice was the one heard on all the voice-overs for the FM format. Also in 1972 KAKC began simulcasting its AM programming on KAKC-FM each evening from 6 p.m. until Midnight.

June 05 2004 at 15:16:47
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: monitoring network lines
Comments: Have spoken quite a bit with folks at Vyvx in Tulsa while ordering lines for NatGeo feeds on their big Titanic show Monday. Did not know how badly their glass tower had been walloped this week. Glad no one hurt.

Whatever happened to Tulsa-born actress E.J. Peaker?

June 05 2004 at 13:54:06
Name: Aitchpee
Location: In front of the Golden Driller
Comments: In regard to Martin's Barbeque: The last time I was in there was in the mid-nineties. Jerry Martin had taken over from his father Fred Martin, who had opened the original store on north Sheridan. Jerry was gone the last time I was there and I talked to the new owner who was one of Fred's grandchildren. He said that Jerry had retired from the business. I seriously doubt that there will ever be another Martin's Barbeque in Tulsa again.

The Rib Crib seems to have taken up the slack for Q lovers in the Tulsa area. My personal favorite now is Albert G's BBQ at 27th and Harvard. It is in a former filling station.

June 05 2004 at 12:22:16
Name: Lowell Burch
Location: The City of Tulsa
Comments: Webmaster Mike looked good on TV last night. The old footage of Leon and George was pretty decent, too.

Martin's was just west of Memorial on 21st but is long gone and the building has changed occupants a number of times.

Too kind, too kind...really. Some of that footage can also be viewed on the George Harrison in Tulsa page.

June 05 2004 at 11:10:18
Name: David Bagsby
Email: dcb-at-sunflower.com
Location: Lawrence KS
Comments: Didn't Martin's BBQ move to 21st and Memorial? Seems like one of the famous one's moved there. I don't know if it's still there now.

June 05 2004 at 10:53:40
Name: radiogeek
Location: Northwest Arkansas Metroplex
Comments: Does anyone remember the syndicated Top-40 format KAKC-FM used circa 1972? I believe 103.7 in Little Rock was using the same automated service at that time as well.

June 05 2004 at 09:40:38
Name: Jim Reid
Email: jimreid56 at aol dot com
Location: Dallas
Comments: Does anyone know if the Martin's Bar-B-Q people are back in business anywhere?

Years ago, they closed up and I was able to cope with life with no Martin's. Then they re-opened after 5 or so years at 31st & Memorial and all was good. Then about 6-7 years ago, they disappeared again. I was just thinking that it may be time for them to come back, like the cicadas. Anyone heard anything?

June 05 2004 at 08:01:44
Name: Bryan Taff
Email: thetafffamily at netzero dot com
Location: Chelsea
Comments: Does anyone know where Ginny Johnston of KTUL's weather department disappeared to?

June 04 2004 at 14:38:55
Name: Webmaster
Email: mike at tulsaTVmemories dot com
Location: Tulsa
Comments: Reminder: a new local show, Tulsa Music Exposed, will premiere on Fox23 late tonight at 12:30 am. You will see something related to Tulsa TV Memories.

(Later...) I was interviewed while my 8mm film was shown of George Harrison and Leon Russell in 1974 at the Tulsa Assembly Center. The editing made me sound semi-coherent, but I don't think I'm exactly the next Lee Woodward. Great to see Tulsa bands being presented in such a professional way on Tulsa TV.

Tulsa Music Exposed

June 03 2004 at 20:28:06
Name: Wirt Cain
Location: OhioWirt Cain
Comments: Betty Boyd didn't have to leave...she had to "skedaddle"

Hey, welcome to Wirt Cain!

June 03 2004 at 01:28:01
Name: Roy Lee
Email: beerdrunk at msn dot com
Location: Tulsa
Comments: I got to have lunch with Flint and Dee Dee Reeves the other day. They are fine people. He was making fun of the snobby waiter who didn't seem to know what salt and pepper are (Polo Grill). Betty Boyd was there too, but had to leave. She's fine people, too!

Read about Flint's Hollywood career at the top of Guestbook 63.

June 02 2004 at 21:22:21
Name: edwin
Location: rite hear
Comments: "Gustnadoes"...heard it on all major 3....I say Don Woods...or?

June 02 2004 at 21:07:32
Name: Lowell Burch
Location: I am not sure where the wind set me down...
Comments: I remember being at Six Flags and they were filming Banana Splits. They had just built a new Krofft Theater at the time. They had a live puppet show and it was pretty good, much better than the TV shows.

One of the Beef Baloney guys told my brudder that they were getting hooked up with National Lampoon out in LA. Good luck to 'em.

Oh, yeah, I heard the Harley commercials. Ol' Mazep hasn't lost the magic. Primo stuff.

June 02 2004 at 13:29:37
Name: Webmaster
Location: Near the torched Taco Bell
Comments: In case you are wondering, the main site was down today due to weather problems in Dallas...it's back as of 6:30 pm.

June 01 2004 at 23:17:53
Name: Lee Woodward
Location: Lazy Boy...position 3Lee
Comments: I used to see (or hear) Flint Reeves whenever we chanced to dine at the Mexican restaurant (Casa Laredo) which used to be next door to "Little Joe's." That ought to start something!

I saw Flint Reeves name in the local golf statistics the last morning or two as having shot his age at South Lakes Golf course. I believe he was pegged at being 71. So, it is my suspicion then...that he is very much alive and making his living at golf; shooting that kind of score and all.

June 01 2004 at 21:00:31
Name: David
Location: Carolina
Comments: I too enjoyed the Mr. Lee & Mr. Don on weather issues... and I am certain they were as accurate than the DE-GREED stuffed shirts of today... Here in Carolina.... they shut the world down if it spits snow or if a hurricane is within 500 miles.... Ole' Granny & Lee and Don & Dusty would chase a "twister" with a Weber's root beer in each hand and be back at the station in time for the 10' o' clock news...

June 01 2004 at 13:23:07
Name: John Hillis
Location: East Cicada, Virginia
Comments: Waaay off-topic, but Sid and Marty Krofft did an indoor theme park in Atlanta in the mid-70s, that sported, among other weirdnesses, "the world's longest escalator."

Within a few years, the theme park was bust, and the space languished for nearly a decade as unusable for office purposes and nobody else was going to try an indoor theme park. High ceilings, large open spaces. Hmmmm. TV Studio.

Yep. Where once Pufnstuf did his (its?) thing, now is CNN headquarters. Escalator and all.

June 01 2004 at 13:21:54
Name: Webmaster
Email: mikeattulsaTVmemoriesdotcom
Location: Tulsa
Comments: Archived Guestbook 163, where the most recent discussion had been Sid and Marty Krofft shows (to which I see John Hillis has added an intriguing fact just above).

We mourned the passing of Tony Randall, who grew up in Tulsa. There was much discussion of TV weather, precipitated by the recent wave of tornadoes in the Tulsa area.

We learned that Linda Soundtrak is alive and well in Birmingham, AL. We are looking for a further update on Doc Rock and Flint Reeves.

We heard briefly from Gailard Sartain about recent radio commercials voiced by him. The Beef Baloney era sadly came to a close.

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