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Time: July 21 2003 at 03:00:32
Name: Wilhelm Murg
Location: Making a detour around Skiatook (they had to close down the HW because it sprinkled)
Comments: The last I heard, Supernaws is still there.

Time: July 20 2003 at 17:26:52
Name: Gary Chew
Location: Sacramento, CA
Comments: Greetings to all TTM surfers.

Gary Chew After spending time around Independence Day in Tulsa, I'm compelled to say something here about how neat it was for me to have been in this lovely city once again.

On the night of the Fourth, since I was close enough to the Fairgrounds, I was able to see and hear the Bell's Park fireworks display while at the same time getting a delayed audio effect of the event on one of the local TV channels carrying the proceedings. I think it was Channel Six, but I'm not sure about that.

I'd also like to say how much I enjoyed visiting with old friends and broadcast colleagues Bob Gregory, Lee Woodward, Mike Flynn, Hal Balch and John Hamill. (Their names are listed in order of most years I had the pleasure of knowing them.) I can say that there was more than enough laughter to go around for everyone on each occasion.

Kris, my daughter who lives in Tulsa, and I also had the pleasure of breaking bread with Our Royal WebMaster of this spot on the cyber-dial, Mike Ransom.

I really enjoy living in Northern California, but it's so very nice to get back to Tulsa now and again. I think I might just come back sometime.

You do me too much honor...it was my pleasure.

Here is a recent interview with Gary on this site.

Time: July 20 2003 at 17:06:38
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: Memory lane and still stumblin' down it....
Comments: Miss Oklahomas - its all a blur from my time OK, but I remember as a TU freshman that Jeanne Gambrell was Miss Oklahoma who returned to TU driving her T-top official Oldsmobile in '69 or '70. Susie Supernaw was Miss Oklahoma in '71 and I think her folks had a store in Skiatook.

Wonder what ever became of them? Sorry - all of the others were off my memory radar.

I am sure that some place out there is another potential "Miss Sand Bass" - hoping to run for Miss Oklahoma...

Time: July 20 2003 at 16:55:48
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: 2 floors below 20th & M Street NW in DC on a boring non-news day
Comments: Slow news week in DC - had Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh, lawyer/CNN analyst Roger Cossack (talking about Kobe to ESPN), and Aussie broadcaster Paul Kelly here in the last few days on feeds that I did. Kelly has a great analytical mind and the Aussies are of a mind not to send troops to Iraq but support the US in our efforts there.

On a more musical note - I worked for several years in DC with Trelynda Kerr - a former Miss Oklahoma - who was a singer. The year she was in the Miss America Pageant - I believe was the year Vanessa Williams won. She never gave up her day job as a TV Traffic Manager here (and later for a while in NYC) and doing weekend singing gigs. Sometimes life after being Miss Oklahoma is anti-climactic

Time: July 20 2003 at 01:08:57
Name: Frank Morrow
Location: Austin
Comments: The "Downtowner" was a small publication of about 20-25 pages that was distributed free around town. You'd usually find them near the cash registers of places downtown. They had ads and info on things that were happening. A lot of ads for nightclubs, eating places and radio stations sure bring back a lot of memories.

I'll send you some of this material. The first one has my first big love, Shirley Barbour, on the cover. This was before she became Miss Oklahoma.

This 1950s ad is for the Louisiane restaurant (one for which we have a club card from the 80s) at 18th and Boston. More to come from Frank.

Time: July 20 2003 at 00:53:47
Name: Barry Marlow
Comments: We'd like you to know we launched a web site in memory of our good friend, Gus Hardin. Her site can be found at www.gushardin.com.

This site will serve as a central location for information about her life, career and music. There is a fairly new CD out with previously unreleased music from Gus. It also includes some of her RCA recordings.

Time: July 19 2003 at 22:27:06
Name: Mike (doesn't Summertime TV suck?) Bruchas
Location: Working the weekend nights but it is better than working as a "greeter" at WalMart...
Comments: And another thing - do ya'all remember SUN INTERNATIONAL PICTURES or SUN CLASSIC PICTURES? They always bought big flights of local ads on KTUL when one of their "nature" or "aliens" or religious undertone films came to town for "1 week only". Maybe they did some of the Erik van Daniken tomes - I can't remember (nor can I remember how to spell his name...).

Yep, they too often scrambled them Okieland small town names in pre-recorded theater tags.

I think later the Mormon Church bought them out or into them as a part of their media holdings that seemed more family-friendly.

NBC at its lowest point in the 1980's ran a lot of their made-for-TV movies on the Bible or aliens on in early prime time on Sunday nights. Hey - "Bonanza" had died off and CBS continued to rock the ratings with ABC closely behind. This was before "Murder She Wrote" or "Touched by Angel" on CBS racked up ratings in that time slot after "60 Minutes".

At several other stations - later - some of the former Sun pictures were the "dogs" in some lesser name movie packages that some of my former employers bought and often were never aired or aired at 3am on Monday mornings every Leap Year...

In fact - some of the A&E Network's lesser "semi-docs" on aliens and the Bible seem awful familiar...AND I LOVE A&E - so I have been surprised to see this stuff amidst some really good "docs"...

Time: July 19 2003 at 20:40:35
Name: Mike (bad stuff on TV tonight) Bruchas
Location: Boredom 2 floors beneath the streets of DC
Comments: Kathy Lee Crosby - we were talking about at work tonight. Too many folks have her confused with Kathy Lee GIFFORD on the web. But we recalled Kathy Lee Crosby as former Joe Theisman flame but also remembered her from "Circus of the Stars" (CBS nonsense) and "Battle of the Network Stars" (ABC nonsense). Do ya'all remember these shows? We were searching the web to see where Kathy Lee Crosby is today...and we think reality TV is bad now!!!!

Time: July 19 2003 at 19:18:12
Name: edwin
Location: Heading BACK to bed
Comments: As I recall, the Blue Moon was where my Mom wouldn't let me go which was the area of N. Cinn. & 40th St. N.

Time: July 19 2003 at 18:56:51
Name: Carl Gregory
Location: Tulsa
Comments: I remember the Blue Moon for dancing; however, we were talking about it and can not remember the address. Does any one have info on the club and its location?

The Retro Tulsa Internet Museum says the address was 36th St. North and Cincinnati. They have a photo of it, too.

I believe I heard someone say awhile back that some of the structure is still visible, but I couldn't swear to it.

Time: July 19 2003 at 15:26:28
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: Making window-burn viewing dubs of BBC America shows - soon to be rehabbed as Discovery Channel "Americanized" versions...
Comments: Meant to add this e-note from Mark Giles:

Mark Giles at KFMJ in Tulsa in the 1970s Re Mike Bruchas' comment in Guestbook 15: 'Seeing the old pic of Mark Giles at KFMJ (on Tulsa Radio page 5) - who was also a talented shooter - has me wondering if he is still in the business.'

"I stayed in radio for as long as I could. But the jobs got few and far between. My longest stint was as the music director of KTMS-FM in Santa Barbara, CA. Spent 9 1/2 years programming the "Rock on the Coast." I worked as a radio and TV commercial writer/producer for several years.

Still living in Santa Barbara. Still do voice work. I compose music for short films and documentaries. And I still do a Sunday afternoon radio shift. Could never give up radio completely. I've been working at the local community college for around 13 years.

I love the Tulsa TV Memories site and spend way too much time enjoying the past....".

Changing horses here - don't ya'all love the Nextel "antennalope" spots? This week they launched their world's tallest tower parody - yet it sure looks the way KTUL's tower did in the good ole days....

Time: July 19 2003 at 05:40:25
Name: Wilhelm Murg
Location: Looking through the Soundtrack section of Big Bad John's

It’s ironic you should bring up SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER in Pawhuska. If memory serves correctly, it played at the Ki-He-Kah Theater (now “The Constantine Theatre“), then it ended up at The Corral drive-in that following summer. Because of the popularity of the music, the film was cut from it’s original R rating to a PG so a younger age group could share in (pay for) the experience. The version that played at The Corral was supposed to be the PG version, but it was actually the R rating.

I was never interested in the film (however I did owned the soundtrack album). I wasn’t a fan of WELCOME BACK, KOTTER, and I’m really not into dance movies. My parents went to see it at the drive-in, expecting something along the lines of ON THE TOWN with a beat. They were shocked!

I didn’t see the film until the 1990s on video. Now it’s hard to watch without laughing at the idea of my parents freaking out in the car during the gang rape scene. I know some critics consider it a masterpiece, but I must be missing something. I’ve never really found the film to be that entertaining, compelling or deep...

However, to quote Gary Busey on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (1979) “I would give my right arm for a copy of ‘Samurai Night Fever‘.”

Time: July 18 2003 at 18:45:37
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: Muggy DeeCee
Comments: TV was soooo bad - the other night at work - co-workers and I watched "Saturday Night Fever" on AMC. It was a slow news night.

I STILL remember way back when (circa 1978) working at Honest John's and the soundtrack was THE double album of that Summer. Hell - even the drive-in in Pawhuska ran the film a looooong time. Unfortunately about 2,000,000 nationally of the albums had disc 2 as warped or a bad pressing - NEVER had that problem with 8 TRACK! Cassettes then were used for news gathering not in-car playback....

Time: July 18 2003 at 07:20:48
Name: Wilhelm Murg
Location: Looking over the bootleg 8-tracks in BF Oklahoma

I just found a webpage dedicated to the late, great Oklahoma-born, truck stop comedian GENE TRACY.


After the post-Bruce daring of George Carlin and the sublime vision of Richard Pryor, many of us who bought those albums stumbled onto the (usually bootlegged) 8 Track tapes of Gene Tracy. Tracy was a deadly master of low brow humor. He put on shows at truck stops where he told every new dirty joke he had heard in front of an audience of well-lubricated working class Joes. If you heard a dirty joke in the 1970s, there’s ‘bout a 20% chance that it came from a Tracy tape.

To me, he was as brilliant as any of his more fashionable contemporaries. Tracy was an oasis of just good old fashion joke telling. One of my favorite things about Tracy is that he started nearly every joke with the word "’Bout"... " ’Bout the Trucker from Texas whose wife was gettin’ it on with the milkman..." "...’Bout the hairlip who walked up to the hooker..." You just don’t get comedy that anymore! Tracy was lewd, crude and as funny as a dog eating peanut butter...well, almost.

Time: July 18 2003 at 01:48:01
Name: David Wilson
Location: New York City
Comments: Great job as always with the site. Have lived in New York City for fiteen years, but log onto the site when I am feeling a bit home sick.

Question for some of the old timers. My grandmother and aunt used to own a restaurant in the 40's called the Western Chicken House, located on Route 66 just outside of Sapulpa. Periodically a post card of the place shows up for sale on eBay. Anyone remember the restaurant? It was before my time but I understand they served a mean fried chicken.

Time: July 17 2003 at 14:26:03
Name: Reader (via email to webmaster)
Comments: Query from a reader:

I saw your site and wonder if you can recommend a news person to contact who would have been knowledgeable about the Tulsa crime highlights from 1982-86?

Time: July 16 2003 at 19:52:44
Name: Marsha
Comments: My question is for Monte Toon. Where do you display your artwork now? I have searched Tulsa, but have had no luck.

From the next Guestbook (#142), Monte replied:

Our next event to show my watercolors and prints will be Saturday, October 4th at Utica Square. We have always been assigned the space in front of the GAP. I believe we will be in that same location again this year.

I will have many new paintings showing for the first time in Tulsa during this show. The show runs from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. I'm not sure how many artists will be there with their work, but in the past they have been scattered throughout the center. A person could make an entire day viewing the work and visiting with the artists.

Time: July 16 2003 at 16:37:56
Name: Erick
Location: Tulsa, OK
Comments: The webmaster mentions how webhost companies can sell out their customers. Some free email servers do this as well. I recently signed up for a Hotmail account, and without sending an email, I had porn spam within about 1 day.

As he mentions, Yahoo does a great job, even allowing the user to click an icon on each email to report the message as spam.

Time: July 16 2003 at 09:08:48
Name: Webmaster
Location: Tulsa
Comments: Dr. Frances R. Horwich, aka Miss Frances of "Ding Dong School", passed away two years ago. Her entire estate and memorabilia collection will be auctioned next week:


On another subject: Nigerian scam artists.

These ne'er-do-wells typically pose as "Dr. Abacha" or some other respectable-sounding name. They scour the internet robotically for email addresses, then send out spam email letters suggesting that you might share in fabulous sums of money if you help them. More about this at Quatloos.com.

They also occasionally post notes in Guestbooks, e.g.: "KEEP OFF OOO GUYS OOO I DON LAND OOO GUYMEN KEN vs MUGU ­ GUYMAN@MUGU.COM", which are intended to tell other scammers to stay away from this Guestbook (a "mugu" is an idiot). I delete these messages on sight. I added a note to the Sign page of this Guestbook to help you foil these mugus.

My own real email address is plastered all over this site, and I do get spam, but not an unmanageable amount. There are other ways to get on spam lists, such as signing up for things, and having your email host sell you out. I use Yahoo, which does a fair job of filtering spam, and provides an easy way to let you report new spam.

By the way, the term "quatloos" comes from an episode of the original Star Trek, The Gamesters of Triskelion. The quatloo was the currency wagered by three colorful brains on Kirk's performance in their non-optional "games".

To edge back towards relevancy to this site, the episodes Dagger of the Mind and The Omega Glory guest-starred Lee Woodward's brother, Morgan. There are some funny comments about Star Trek on Jump the Shark.

Time: July 16 2003 at 08:17:49
Name: Erick
Location: Tulsa
Comments: The Gary Busey story reminds me of a story I heard concerning a celeb (whose name escapes me at the moment, perhaps the story is more memorable than the person).

The person liked to hide their cocaine in a old baking powder can (you can probably tell where this is going). His wife purchased a similar can of baking powder at the grocery store. The man, unable to locate his ill-gotten powder in it's hiding spot, went hunting all over the house. Upon opening the kitchen cabinet...the can! Inside...powder!

I'm not sure if it caused any harm to him, but I'm sure he was less than pleased.

Of course, there's always my favorite story of Stevie Nicks having someone blow cocaine up the backdoor after she burned the cartilidge out of her nose.

In sports news, former Driller Hank Blalock belted the game winning homer for the American League in last night's All-Star Game. Does anyone else remember the tremendous season he had for the Drillers a couple of years ago? I think he holds a minor league record for something...batting average maybe?

Seeing him play for the Drillers, it was a pretty good bet he would be in the majors ASAP.

Time: July 15 2003 at 23:44:11
Name: Wilhelm Murg
Location: In Rose Hill repairing the deer's antlers
Comments: For weeks now, every time a celebrity dies, someone asks "Is that the third one?" Actually, the famous have been dropping like flies. With the death of the great Benny Carter, I checked into seeing just which famous people have died.

Here's a good scorecard that keeps track of the passing of anyone who is slightly famous:


Here's one where you can go by art, genre, television show, etc.:


Working with people in their 20s, you learn where all the morbid and gross-out sites are located.

I discovered the Wikipedia recently myself, reading about the Copenhagen interpretation. It's a free, online, communally written and edited encyclopedia. Due to its liberally hyperlinked nature, you can just keep going and going as one topic leads to another (much like Tulsa TV Memories).

Time: July 15 2003 at 19:26:06
Name: Dan Wright
Location: Yakima
Comments: This is a link to a NY Post story concerning the dog snorting incident:


Time: July 15 2003 at 08:20:45
Name: Erick
Location: Tulsa
Comments: The Gary Busey story in question is actually a true one, according to Gary.

He says that at his lowest time, he accidentally spilled a gigantic bag of blow, and his dog rolled around in it.

Not wanting to lose any of this expensive powder, Gary proceeded to snort the coke directly off of the dog.

He said that, strangely, the fleas and dirt seemed to enhance the buzz.

Actually, I heard this second hand, so some of the details may be slightly off. I don't know who was in the worse position...Gary for snorting it off of the dog, or the dog for being covered in it.

Time: July 14 2003 at 23:44:12
Name: Mike Bruchas
Comments: Crazy stuff - MSNBC regaled us tonight on the Keith Olberman countdown with a story of Gary Busey having snorted cocaine off his dog - in his druggy days.

The Washington Post Sunday had a story on paddlefish caviar in OK becoming caviar equal to that of Russian in their "great days" of caviar production....

Is the moon in phase or out???

After watching a few episodes of "I'm with Busey", I could believe he snorted caviar off his dog.

Time: July 14 2003 at 15:26:41
Name: Tom Daley
Location: Sacramento, CA
Comments: I was browsing on the Internet and found this site. I worked with John Hudson in 1982 and 1983 at KWCH-TV in Hutchinson, Kansas (a satellite to the main station in Wichita). To know John was to love him. What a wild and crazy guy and I wish he had gotten me that job at WRAL-TV like he promised, but it was not to be.

Anyway, I saw the old notes on John from 2000 and 2001 and I think that it's a great tribute to the man that those of us who knew him and worked with him, still do miss him.

John Hudson would have loved vaudeville because he was such a ham behind the camera and so intent on getting the rest of us to laugh on camera while insisting that he would remain straight-faced while doing the news. We all went to great lengths to get that man to laugh during the news and I still have some of the tape from those few episodes where we did get to him while he was on camera.

Just a short note to those who watched him or those who worked with him that we lost a true character when we lost John Hudson.

It was a shock that such a fun-loving guy with such a great spirit would pass on while still fairly young. Knowing John he'd probably have a good one-liner to throw at me right about now, but I sure did enjoy hanging around the newsroom with that good ol' boy from Broken Arrow.

If you would like to see those clips out here and they are in VHS format, send them on!

Time: July 13 2003 at 17:31:15
Name: Kerry Woolard
Comments: I just found this site and was blown away to see and read people I remember from the Rogues 5 and others of that day. I went to school with IJ Ganem, Randy Ess, Phillip Wilson (the keyboard player), and Bard Coates and the others. I was in a band "The Vigilance Committee" that was part of the KAKC Pepsi band bunch. I played with Kim Ashby, Glen White, Kenny Whittenington, Rick Boyd and Bill Morgan. We played a lot of the battle of the bands with bands like Jerry and the Playmates, Sundogs, The Undertakers and lots of others. What a great time. How many remember Gaveral Hall in Sand Springs? Thanks for the Memories...peace..kerry

Time: July 13 2003 at 16:22:27
Name: Joel Stephens
Location: Overland Park, KS
Comments: I was fortunate enough to have been on Mr. Zing & Tuffy sometime between 1966 and 1969. I loved the show but have only very vague memories of having been on it. It seems that, at some point in the show, each kid could say hi to the camera, at which point my brothers and I made faces at the camera. Pretty sure I got in trouble for that when I got back home!

This site has brought back a lot of great memories. Thanks for the effort :)

Time: July 13 2003 at 14:13:32
Name: John Hillis
Location: Around the corner from the announce booth
Comments: Go away for a couple days and a great straight line appears in GB 140:

"Mickey Rooney also starred in a midget racing film..."

It's enough to make you want to club that EYE-talian sausage, or when wurst comes to worse.

As the King would say, "Gotta go now..."

Time: July 12 2003 at 03:51:25
Name: Don Norton
Location: Tulsa, Once and Again
Comments: Okay, crime fans! Roger Wheeler was murdered at Southern Hills Country Club in 1981 allegedly by a Boston Mafia hitman named John Martorano on the orders of James "Whitey" Bulger and Stephen Flemmi. Wheeler, Telex chairman and chairman of World Jai Alai in Florida, discovered Bulger and Flemmi's "Winter Hill Gang" was skimming profits in the Jai Alai venture. Bulger and Flemmi were paid informants of the FBI at the time and former Boston FBI agent John Connolly was convicted of protecting Bulger and Flemmi despite their crimes. Martorano admittd to more than twenty murders but a plea bargain set punishment at only about twelve years. A messy case! More details can be found through Google.

Very concise summary.

Time: July 11 2003 at 22:44:33
Name: Dave Harmon
Location: 1 Mile south of where Ascot used to be
Comments: What is the reason for broadcasters recently to accent their voice in sort of a grrrr when speaking.

I find this to be annoying and makes them sound weird....usually, this shows up on talk shows but it seems to be creeping into TV as well. These talk shows such as 'John & Ken' seem to be getting shriller and shriller to the point that is making me hit the best switch on the radio or TV.

Whazzup with all of this??

Time: July 11 2003 at 22:38:21
Name: David Pickle
Location: 800 mi. East of refurbished fairgrounds pavilion
Comments: No relation to Steve Pickle of KOKI (that I know of!)

Time: July 11 2003 at 22:00:54
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: *CORRECTION*
Comments: That durned NBC network did NOT after-mention the Wheeler story on their website. Their theme Friday night was "Secrets & Lies" and the story was on convicted former FBI agent John Connolly.

Heard about them May Rooms - but was it near the Bell Cafe?

Time: July 11 2003 at 20:13:15
Name: Mike Miller
Location: Vienna, VA
Comments: To: Mike Bruchas. I'm sorry I missed the Roger Wheeler case. But I did cover a robbery at the May Rooms.

Time: July 11 2003 at 19:55:54
Name: Mike Bruchas
Comments: NBC Dateline tonight had a story involving the suspects who murdered Telex CEO Roger Wheeler. There are rumors that the FBI knew who ordered the hit on Wheeler but never shared info with the Tulsa PD. Check the Dateline website.

Mike Miller - did you cover this story when in Tulsa?

Time: July 11 2003 at 18:15:28
Name: Mike Miller
Location: In DC (amid pork barrel politics)
Comments: Re: Mike Bruchas reference to the sausage race news item. This may be a pig in a poke, but the best line on this story may be awarded to The Washington Times with: "You never sausage a flap"

I guess you should never watch legislation or a bad pun being made.

Time: July 11 2003 at 16:41:06
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: One of America's semi-employed for now...
Comments: Noticed on www.digitaljournalist.org an aside on a new book on small town America, "Passing Gas And Other Towns Along The American Highway" by Gary Gladstone. Am hoping OK gets its due in it. See the www.digitaljournalist.org for a preview. I presume that you can buy that new book thru our TTM connection to Amazon.com, too!

May be applying for a job as a Sausage Racer in Milwaukee - one of America's new high-tech careers though seasonal work.

Though it does NOT have the gravitas of being a Cheese Shaver at the Coney-Islander!

Time: July 11 2003 at 15:41:32
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: Chased by tornados from Durham to DC
Comments: David Pickle - are you related to STEVE Pickle from the original KOKI staff?

Didn't Gailard try a short run of his show there in KOKI's early daze? I remember some sort of movie schtick being done there in the early years.

I know that the staff did several parodies for fun - like "Smurf Paramedics" - a combination of Emergency! meets the Smurfs...guess we need former KTUL/KOTV/KOKI staffer Jack Hobson to tell us about that one...

Time: July 11 2003 at 14:20:37
Name: Don Norton
Location: Tulsa, Once and Again
Comments: The Brady Theater, to which you youngsters refer to, started life as "Convention Hall." The name was changed during a refurbishing campsign just after World War Two. I THINK the stage's slope was corrected then, but maybe not.

Not according to Lee Woodward (who no doubt has trodden those boards) in the previous Guestbook.

Time: July 11 2003 at 13:01:00
Name: Webmaster
Location: Tulsa
Comments: The Westby Cinema at 2nd & Detroit is Tulsa's arthouse theater. They have a website where you can sign up for a weekly email of coming attractions: TheWestby.com

Time: July 11 2003 at 10:21:20
Name: David Pickle
Location: N. Georgia mountains
Comments: I was reading a recent guestbook archive where restaurants were featured, and it reminded me of a question that has been bugging me - Where was Bishop's? It was a drive-in, right? and when did it close?

This web site is so cool, I've been spending way too much time here! I need to get back to work!

Bishop's "Driv-Inn" was at 10th & Boston. There was also a Bishop's Restaurant downtown. You can see the drive-in at the Retro Tulsa Internet Museum. The RTIM also has a postcard of a Grand Opera House, circa 1907. Could Caruso have performed there as well as the Brady?

Time: July 11 2003 at 03:18:43
Name: Wilhelm Murg
Location: Thinking about Robbie the Robot's last film
Comments: So is that the racing movie that inspires Gizmo's heroic rescue in GREMLINS? That's one of the few (of thousands) of references I never tracked down from the film.

"The Invisible Boy" (1957) is the last Robby movie I know of, but he also appeared in "Twilight Zone" and "Lost in Space" on TV. He was created for 1956's "Forbidden Planet".

Here is a Robby fan site.

Time: July 11 2003 at 02:08:35
Name: Webmaster
Location: Tulsa
Comments: I just discovered a great Milwaukee-based site: Dick Nitelinger's The Hosts of Horror.

His site tells about the Shock! package of horror films released to television in 1957. KOTV participated; Bob Mills hosted Shock Theatre at that time (with participation by new hire Lee Woodward).

Boris Karloff had settled into a new career of reading stories to children on radio when Shock! brought his earlier horror persona back into the spotlight. Soon he was back at work acting in film and on TV in productions such as Thriller.

Dick's site is a very worthy addition to the Local Television of the Past Ring.

Time: July 10 2003 at 19:32:36
Name: Webmaster
Location: Tulsa
Comments: Guestbook 140 was wide-ranging...Enrico Caruso's appearance(s?) at the Brady Theater (and subsequent haunting of same?) was a topic, with Lee Woodward weighing in most recently. Stock/midget car racing at the fairgrounds was introduced via a photo of the Bill's T Records racing car, courtesy of the "Racing From The Past" web site.

Syndicated teen host of the 60s, Lloyd Thaxton, was discussed, as was "Dialing for Dollars". Elvis sightings at the Mayo Hotel were recalled. A 1967 photo inside Arnie's Bar was seen. Jim Hartz checked in. A link was given to a 1970 7Up commercial film clip featuring Mazeppa's "Gizzer Blinkie". We started with Ziegfield's, a Tulsa entertainment venue of the early 80s.

All this 'n' more in Guestbook 140.

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