Tulsa TV Memories Guestbook 169

TTM main | What's new on TTM? | GB Archive

September 22 2004 at 11:51:33
Name: Patrick Bryant
Location: Beautiful Downtown Burbank, CA
Comments: Mike, the management mind could never quite fathom the ways of the engineer, I have found, often to my chagrin.

September 22 2004 at 09:31:55
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: Dee Cee
Comments: I have been blessed to have worked with so many gifted "natural" engineers in my life. To them - fixing a problem deck or solving a technical hurdle - is what they live for.

Good engineers love mental challenges! Natural curiosity drives them. Have worked with men and women who had dyslexia twice now - who worked as engineers - but were brilliant at signal flow and solving problems. In my OK days - channels 5, 6,(7 in Amarillo), 8 had really good engineers. Many of whom are retired now or working part time at OETA in their retirement. Ditto here in DC and in NC.

Many were never recognized by management for the contributive roles that they played in a business' success.

Sadly now we are in an "anti-engineer" mode in management philosophy in the US - too many managers equate entry level computer geeks with TV engineers as the same role. Computer techs work for less, too, in TV initially. But a lot of TV technology with servers and whatnot NEEDS folks with computer skills. But often it ain't the same - have had good TV engineers become good computer hands but few vice versa. But as I have learned in the last 6 years in DC - often management can't differentiate between telephony techs, computer techs and TV engineers and the assumption is IF you can do one of those tasks - you should be qualified to do ALL. So engineering staffing is slimming down. I DO think - on a balanced engineering staff - computer techs have a role - but as more a specialist than a generalist. A lot of new TV automation is web or net-based, but working with proprietary systems integrated into TV hardware.

Folks with a musical background also seem to make good directors/td's and often engineers. Keyboard sense or ability to be an ensemble member helps!

Bad engineers usually don't last OR become managers who don't understand the time it takes to get things fixed.

September 22 2004 at 08:25:09
Name: Kathy Schramm Rapp
Email: kathy{dot}rapp{at}flash{dot}net
Location: Texas
Comments: Hello, everyone! Happy first day of fall! I noticed the note from Teri with the Paranormal Investigation Team of Tulsa (P.I.T.T.) yesterday. That was me who wrote a year ago. Sounds like Cain's is pretty active! :-) What other projects are you working on, Teri?

This is the time of year I think I miss Tulsa the most - the crisp morning air, the changing leaves, the deep blue skies, etc. Even though I'm melting down here on the Gulf Coast, I'm grateful these recent parade of hurricanes avoided my neck of the woods! Check back with y'all later.

September 21 2004 at 21:17:24
Name: John Young
Email: johnk662561atyahoo.com
Location: Looking at the Tulsa skyline from atop Reservoir Hill
Comments: I got a magazine from Oklahoma Baptist University (yeah, I went there for a year...long, sad story) in the mail today. In it, there was a very good one page article about KOTV's current Sports Guy, John Holcomb. Seems John is a OBU grad, class of '88.

Mike...would it be proper for me to scan a copy of this and e-mail it to you for posting here? Or would that wind up getting us both in Agua Caliente?

I do need permission to reprint a magazine article.

September 21 2004 at 21:08:12
Name: Teri
Email: Teri@PITTok.com
Location: Tulsa, OK
Comments: I have noticed my team mentioned on this guestbook and wanted to post a hello and thanks to those who mentioned us. We are the Paranormal Investigation Team of Tulsa (P.I.T.T.) www.PITTok.com. We investigate old Tulsa Buildings such as Cain's Ballroom, Brady Theater, Tulsa Garden Center, Gilcrease Home and many others for paranormal activity. We have started the original Tulsa Ghost Tours which are currently sold out for the year. I love Tulsa TV Memories and the nostalgia you help bring to everyone that visits this site. History is extremely important part of paranormal research. Keep up the good work!

Thanks, Teri. P.I.T.T. was mentioned in Guestbook 148 and on Club Cards page 1 in connection with the Cain's.

There is a haunted house page on this site: the Ma-Hu Mansion.

September 21 2004 at 18:31:51
Name: John Boydston
Email: john@daddyagogo.com
Location: Character Generator, Ga
Comments: On the CBS debacle, I have usually always been a fan of CBS News, and Uncle Dan and most everyone else there (although that book in Media Bias a couple of years ago by the former CBS reporter was a real opener). But they have really stepped in it this time. I predict the main producer of that story will be fired, or forced to resign; ditto on the Executive Producer of 60 Minutes II, whom I believe was new to the job. And I wouldn't be surprised if this is finally it for Uncle Dan.

1/10/2005: John was correct:

I just saw this news item - and this is something I predicted would happen when the story broke, hook line and sinker, all these producers getting axed. While no one is saying Dan Rather's decision to retire this spring was related to the Bush National Guard story, I wouldn't be surprised to find out he was shaken by the whole ordeal. I will sincerely miss Uncle Dan when he steps down. I like watching his newscasts. Here's the story:

NEW YORK (AP) ­ Four CBS executives were fired Monday following the release of an independent investigation into a 60 Minutes Wednesday story about President Bush's military service that relied on forged documents.

The network fired Mary Mapes, producer of the report; Josh Howard, executive producer of 60 Minutes Wednesday and his top deputy Mary Murphy; and senior vice president Betsy West.

The independent investigators ­ former Republican Attorney General Dick Thornburgh and Louis Boccardi, retired president and chief executive officer of The Associated Press ­ said they could find no evidence to conclude the report was fueled by a political agenda.

The network's drive to be the first to break a story about Bush's National Guard service was a key reason it produced a story that was neither fair nor accurate and did not meet CBS News' internal standards, the investigators said.

September 21 2004 at 15:49:02
Name: John Hillis
Location: Back East in Virginia
Comments: Maintenance Engineer means you fix the stuff that breaks. This sort of position is generally the last "real" engineering job, as opposed to being an operator who pushes the buttons, and they are hard to fill well because there are so few people who have the combination of skills (both technical and people) to do it well.

Is it high stress? Depends on your definition of stress...people will be popping in on your bench every five minutes (those will be the patient ones) and asking "are you done yet?" If you enjoy troubleshooting and detective work, and can put up with people who don't understand why you can't just wave the magic wand and "fix it," it can be rewarding work. Many places in TV, you can't say that any more.

Some of the happiest people I've known in television stations were the maintenance guys (and occasionally, girls)--they seemed to be well-balanced (or so cracked they were hilarious). It's probably no accident that a lot of them fished as a hobby--patience, optimism, and a belief in what they could do run though both fixin' and fishin'.

Having been out of the country for a while, belated congrats to KTUL on its 50th Anniversary. When the new building was opened up a few years ago, I got to visit and had the enjoyable opportunity to be at dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Allbritton and Mr. Leake. Many a tall tale told and some fine wine consumed!

September 21 2004 at 11:17:42
Name: Wade Hemmert
Email: whemmert@msn.com
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow (bread factory, that is)
Comments: This is a general question to any and all who are in the know.

A local t.v. station has a maintenance engineer job opening posted on their web site and I was wondering...can anyone tell me if this a high-stress job? What type of hours and responsibility go along with it?

I will appreciate any input. I may be interested.


September 21 2004 at 09:48:14
Name: George Tomek
Email: mranchor at cox dot net
Location: Edmond, OKGeorge Tomek at KTVY, Channel 4, OKC, 1976
Comments: Watching Dan Rather try to wiggle out of violating the first rule of Journalism (getting the story right) and seeing the blood oozing out of the venerable CBS "bloodshot eye" reminded me of a couple of personal experiences I had with 1)Rather and, 2) CBS News.

I got to work with Rather at the 1960 GOP Convention in Chicago. We both worked for Corinthian stations (KOTV and KHOU) and Rather was one of the most energetic, pleasant and enthusiastic professionals I ever met. He even had a welfare side -- lent me a few bucks one night so I could take out a girl I was still dating in Chicago back then.

A few years later, I had the opportunity to work for then CBS-owned KMOX-TV in St. Louis. We were allowed to cover and feed the network and CBS affiliates all ordinary news and most feature stories. However, the really big impact stories always were covered by the network bureau in Chicago. They were routinely covered with a definite "bent". That perspective may have finally caught up with CBS and perhaps to ABC and NBC as well. I'm not surprised Fox News is doing so well. Fox and more and more MSNBC and CNBC are going for the vast mid-America audience out there -- not only in the stories they cover but in the way they cover all stories. Fox even shows scenes from farms and factories in its promos!

It's fascinating and yet it's sad to see the demise of the Big 3 networks in news. And there is a sameness in local news in virtually every TV market because the local scene is now almost totally consultant-driven.

I'm not saying things used to be better in the good old days. They sure as hell were different and simple. That's what makes "Tulsa TV Memories" such a great forum for discussion -- and reflection.

George Tomek

Journalism.org's report, State of the News Media 2004, has an interesting section on network TV news, and this Journalist Survey.

September 21 2004 at 07:11:28
Name: Mike (gemutlichkeit) Bruchas
Location: Fallish but now hot DC
Comments: Been Oktoberfesting myself in the last 2 days here - does Tulsa still have one? Remember in Munich it starts the last week of Sept. and goes 2 weeks.

September 20 2004 at 17:19:53
Name: Webmaster
Comments: The Three Stooges' short films were released to television in 1958 (Lee & Lionel got their start hosting them for us here in Tulsa). My Pal Moe is ex-kid Bob Bernet's delightful account of corresponding with, and ultimately meeting the head Stooge.

Semi-off-topic note: Ever wanted to be a U-boat skipper? Have a fish tank or pond, and an extra $8 (+$7 S&H)? Look at this: RaidenTech. It's a radio-controlled, palm-sized sub...and it really, really works!

September 19 2004 at 14:54:01
Name: Gary Chew
Email: garychew[at]comcast[dot]net
Location: Gary today at KXPRSacramento, CA
Comments: Attention Movie-Lovers:

Did you know that the film with the best performances ever given by Al Pacino and Meryl Streep has never been shown publicly on a big screen?

"Angels in America" didn't win an Oscar last year even though it was the best film released in the time period. Films not first distributed and shown on theater screens aren't eligible for Academy Award nominations.

For those who don't pay its monthly fee, HBO has just released "Angels in America" on a 2-disc DVD set.

There is a review of the film right here where you've surfed. "Angels in America" is outrageous, timely and, for those who can stand it, intensely humane.

9/20, Television-AP: "Angels in America" won 7 Emmys last night, bringing its total to a record 11 for a miniseries.

September 18 2004 at 14:18:39
Name: Steve Todoroff
Email: sgtodoroff at sbcglobal dot net
Location: Houston, TX
Comments: I believe today is the birthday of Gailard Sartain. Happy Birthday G.Ailard! I hope it's a great one!


We celebrated the occasion by watching "The Hollywood Knights" (1980), a cult classic which hasn't been available until recently. It's like "American Graffiti" with much raunchier humor. Mr. S. plays "Officer Bimbeau" in a very Mazeppa-ish style; he is extremely funny in the role.

In the DVD commentary, director Floyd Mutrux said he never gave G.Ailard any direction; he just asked him if he was OK, and Mr. S. said, "I got it." Mutrux also said he was the funniest guy on the set and could improvise for hours. Between takes, Mr. S. hung out with Robbie Robertson and Gary Busey in an air-conditioned trailer (the movie was shot in L.A. in the summer of 1978, around the time Busey and Robertson were shooting "Carny").

September 18 2004 at 13:37:27
Name: Chris Kelly
Email: chris.kelly@cox.com
Location: Tulsa
Comments: Richard Dowdell is alive and well at KRMG. He just passed his 30 year mark at the station. You can catch him every morning on KRMG. For out of towners, just to to KRMG.com and you can hear him when you want!

September 18 2004 at 12:17:15
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: Just moved on the AP
Comments: Actor Macaulay Culkin was busted in OKC at a traffic stop today for carrying marijuana and "controlled substances". No idea why he was in OKC - was travelling with a fellow Noo Yawker who was driving erratically and they "got pulled over".

Dang nab it - why can't celebrities drive sober in OK or at least throw out autographed pix as they pass thru?

Where is Richard Dowdell these days - on Tulsa airwaves?

September 18 2004 at 02:07:16
Name: Pat Freeman
Email: pfreeman2 at yahoo dot com
Location: tulsa
Comments: Don't know how I stumbled on this site but glad to see my name cited by then fellow 'cub' reporter Ray Rivera, recalling my college 'newsman' days at KRMG 1979/80 range. My favorite story has to be station manager Ron Blue (and/or then news director Jim Back) phoning me near midnight during some of Johnny Martin's last air days after I proudly mis-pronounced during a top of the hour newscast (in perfect step) an AP-wire abbreviated sports team score involving the 'Sea Maureeners' rather than Seattle Mariners (!) [Still not a sports fan to this day.]

As a teenager in Tulsa in the 70's, Tulsa radio was fun--and KRMG was the place that inspired me. It was a thrill to have spent some time there before I opened sound shop FirstTake in Tulsa [1980-90]

Sad to hear about recent passing of 'Commander Ken' Ken Rank, and Tulsa-raised voiceover star Danny Dark (Croskery). I had lunch several tmes with Danny during my days in Los Angeles 1990-1996, he had a heart as warm as his voice.

September 17 2004 at 22:31:45
Name: P. Casey Morgan
Email: p-casey-morgan@utulsa.edu
Location: Public Radio Tulsa/KWGS
Comments: An event of possible interest to fans of Tulsa radio is coming up on Tuesday, October 12, 2004. The inaugural class of Tulsa Radio Icons will be inducted in an event at the Tulsa Press Club. Honorees are Vic Bastien, Ed Brocksmith, Edward Dumit, John Erling, Billy Parker and Dick Schmitz, with John Henry being inducted posthumously.

Phil and Brent from KMOD are event emcees. The event runs from 5:30 to 7:30. Tickets are $15. Cash bar. Nice spread of food from Just Catering by Orr.

If you're interested in attending, please RSVP to Tulsa Press Club at 583-7737 or email RSVP to: tulpress@swbell.net

September 17 2004 at 17:18:48
Name: Erick
Email: ericktul@yahoo.com
Location: Tulsa
Comments: Today is KTUL's 50th birthday, according to KTUL.

Don Woods, Betty Boyd, and Carl Bartholomew appeared on Good Day Tulsa this morning, and blew out candles on a cake!

I think there will be a story about the station's history tonight on Oklahoma's NewsChannel 8 at 10! (I'll await my check from Allbritton.)

Wow! Look at the online video promos from the 70s that Kevin King over at KTUL has put together for you: seven 'News Guys' promos, seven '8's The Place' promos and promos for Bob Hower's Tulsa.

Check it out here.

September 17 2004 at 12:23:09
Name: David Bagsby
Email: dcbatsunflower.com
Location: Lawrence KS
Comments: The enigmatic Leon Redbone played here in Lawrence last night. He's an amazing entertainer. If you get that chance, by all means GO!

September 16 2004 at 16:27:03
Name: Webmaster
Comments: For the avid Tulsa computer geek / book reader / cheapskate, here's a link to a site that tells you how to add a remarkably useful little button to your browser.

Here's how it works: while viewing an Amazon.com page for a specific book (say, Baseball in Tulsa), you just click a button on your Links toolbar, and a new window pops up with the listing for your book at the Tulsa Library, if they have it. You can then easily put it on reserve. (You get an email when the book has arrived at your favorite branch for pickup...what a deal.)

You will need to look on the "Innovative" list at the site to find the proper link for the Tulsa Library (many other cities are listed, too). Good luck...it can take a bit of doing. But it adds a new dimension to browsing the TTM Gift Shop. It appears to work for books and most DVDs. (The Tulsa Library has a large selection of DVDs.)

September 16 2004 at 03:15:30
Name: John HillisJohn Hillis
Location: Out of range
Comments: Radio stations, particularly the big heritage ones like KVOO, built up a lot of connection with their communities over the years; and even with migration of audience to FM, there's a sense of loss when one of these blowtorches has to wither from a business sense from what it was.

The greatest part of the audience mostly doesn't care, but for many listeners dating back even to the days when KVOO was a voice you could ride all the way to the Texas line by day and much farther by night, the sadness is very real indeed.

While it would be probably fiscally impossible to have KVOO soldier on as a music station, serving a shrinking population that isn't likely to grow under the best of circumstances, there's still a little hole in the ether around 1170, amongst the syndicated talk stuff.

Sounds odd to say, especially for a town like Tulsa that prides itself on being able to re-invent, tear down, and build up again, but Evolution is sometimes much overrated.

September 14 2004 at 03:09:50
Name: Webmaster
Location: Archer and Greenwood (and Pine)
Comments: Xeni Jardin of pop culture site Boing Boing: A Directory of Wonderful Things just added a few TTM links to her item about the GAP Band.

September 11 2004 at 05:38:04
Name: Billy G. Spradlin
Email: bgspradlin@not-so-hot-mail.com
Location: Kilgore TX
Comments: Thanks for mentioning radio-info.com. Just be careful what you say, it's a easy place to get "flamed" for your comments.

Former KTOK host Cam Edwards has some interesting comments about WKY and KOKC at his website.

And I miss KVOO-AM, it was my father's favorite station and we used to have "radio wars" in the car when I was teenager. My brother and I would badger him to tune it to KELi or KAKC for a couple minutes and it never failed that my father would flip-flip-flip it back to 1170.

KVOO Big Country

September 08 2004 at 13:16:57
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: wet DC
Comments: If any of you TV geeks knew Jim Burger - formerly the Grass Valley TV gear technical rep for OK - I'd like to report that he is live and well in wonderful Grass Valley, CA with NVision - another TV gear maker. I e-mailed with him today but haven't seen him in about 20 years.

September 07 2004 at 23:29:37
Name: Darrell
Location: Midwest City OK
Comments: I really do miss KVOO-AM. It was the best country station in Oklahoma from the 1970's to 1990's. Where are Jack Fox, Jay Jones, Will Jones, Ralph Everly, Billy Parker now?

September 07 2004 at 13:29:12
Name: roy lee
Email: beerdrunk@msn.com
Location: tulsa
Comments: Don't get me started about what happened to KVOO! has anyone actually listened to the knuckleheads they have on there???? yuck!

Roy, I have strong feelings about the loss of KVOO-AM, too. But I am reluctant to get too heated about it here, because discussion of it inevitably involves the highly partisan nature of the new station's syndicated programming and the politics of media consolidation.

(A good, even-handed link about these topics: NOW with Bill Moyers on media consolidation, which has a volatile message board.)

I found an ideal place to express strong opinion on current Tulsa radio issues, and I see that Billy G. Spradlin is a regular over there: The Oklahoma Radio Board at Radio-Info.com. Someone started a KFAQ/KVOO thread there last month.

September 07 2004 at 06:59:35
Name: Frank Morrow
Email: frankmorrow12@yahoo.com
Location: Austin
Comments: Not only are there few 'W' stations west of the Mississippi (WBAP comes to mind), how many 'K' stations are there on the east side of the river? I assume that KDKA in Pittsburgh hasn't been changed.

I wonder how many stations with three-letter call signs are left. WSB in Atlanta, KOA in Denver, for instance. WWV doesn't count. There is a university station in Austin, KUT.

Does the FCC require four letters now on all changes?

September 06 2004 at 21:50:16
Name: Jim Reid
Location: Dallas
Comments: I was in Tulsa for the Labor Day weekend and had breakfast Saturday at Brookside By Day, a little cafe at about 33rd & Peoria. They have a bunch of old Tulsa photos on the wall and one raised a question with me. It's a shot of Pennington's Drive-In that shows the actual building on the street with only one visible row for cars to park. There may be more rows out of frame, but the building on the street doesn't match up with my memories. Did they rebuild the original building back farther from the road, or was there originally another location?

September 06 2004 at 18:54:37
Name: John Young
Email: johnk662561atyahoodotcom
Location: Looking for KVOO on AM...
Comments: Sadly, it's not there anymore. All the talk about WKY and KOMA-AM reminded me of what the corporate radio idiots did to AM 1170. We need more talk radio formats on AM like Swiss cheese needs more holes! ARRRRGGGHH!!

Sorry, Mike. I don't mean to get off on a rant here, but the thought of the call letters of WKY going the way of the dinosaur makes me greatly annoyed. Don't these three-piece suits that walk like men have any concept of HISTORY?

I have enough material to start a KVOO-AM page, which is on my to-do list.

September 06 2004 at 17:21:25
Name: Billy G.Spradlin
Email: bgspradlin at hot-mail dot com
Location: Kilgore TX
Comments: Citadel bought WKY from Gaylord a little over a year ago. I dont know why WKY and KOKC (KOMA-AM) have stuck with talk for this long with little success. In other markets they would have been flipped.

Back in the mid 90's WKY had a "easy listening" format that did very well in the local ratings, but Gaylord pulled it to run conservative talk. It would a shame if they dumped those calls, WKY was Oklahoma's first radio station beginning in 1922.

The failure of WKY and KOKC shows that the corporations that run them have NO clue of what Oklahomans want to hear.


September 05 2004 at 20:20:19
Name: Zach's Mom
Location: Elsewhere In Oklahoma
Comments: Hello Everyone!

First time posting here. Have been reading and lurking for quite some time. Born and raised in Tulsa moved to OKC area about 6 years ago. Spent 1st 12 years on the "northside" and was remembering some of the places my family visited...Bud's Rootbeer Stand...Mays Hamburgers...Suburban Acres Shopping Center. Anyone remember those places? We moved to Southeast Tulsa (21st and Garnett) area when I was in the 6th grade and graduated from East Central HS in early 80s.

This is a great site and I enjoy reading your posts. Brings back lots of fond memories of T-Town!

A fellow E.C. grad...thanks a lot.

September 05 2004 at 19:40:23
Name: Erick
Email: ericktul@yahoo.com
Location: Tulsa
Comments: They might as well change WKY's calls. It's a disrespect to the station with the joke of a format they're running. It's sad when you have a show hosted by a couple of newspaper writers. If not mistaken, it's run by Citadel through an LMA with Clear Channel, but I could be wrong.

There is, however, no WKY-FM, so that may keep them safe. The FCC no longer issues new "W" calls west of the Mississippi, so if they dropped them, they wouldn't get them back.

September 05 2004 at 11:49:34
Name: Frank Morrow
Email: frankmor at io dot com
Location: Austin
Comments: Ah, these modern capitalists. No respect. First it was KTUL, then KVOO, and now KOMA bites the dust. Would they dare touch WKY?

Wky not?

There can't be many stations remaining with the "W" call letters west of the Mississippi. That would seem to be a distinction worth keeping, if only from a marketing standpoint.

September 05 2004 at 00:06:13
Name: Lowell Burch
Email: lburch3atcoxdotnet
Location: Sitting on the dock of my goldfish pond.
Comments: Shotgun Sam's ashtray

I bought a Shotgun Sam's ashtray this week at a garage sale. I am over-loaded on collectibles so I resold it on eBay. A few days later my dad gave me some old music that included two lyric compilations for sing-alongs. One was from Shotgun Sam's Pizza Palace and the other was from Johnny Reb's Pizza out on West Skelly Drive. I had totally forgotten about Johnny Reb's!

I wonder if Mazzio's ever thought about sing-alongs? I may suggest that to them. Or maybe not.

September 01 2004 at 19:47:44
Name: Billy G. Spradlin
Email: bgspradlin at hot-mail dot com
Location: Kilgore, TX
Comments: I think Renda blew KOMA-AM's chances right from the start when they called it "Coma News" - and that confused diary writers with KOMA-FM. They proably jotted down "KOMA" and Arbitron thought it was Oldies 92.5.

Renaming KOMA-AM to KOKC with a new logo wont help unless they improve their programming. It's too much of a hodgepodge of hosts with different interests, and the local morning show isn't very interesting.

I'd switch 1520 to "Real Oldies" or Hot Talk in a heartbeat, ditto for WKY, which has been trying a talk format with local hosts for over a year without much success.

I do think it's funny that 1520 now has tiny KOKC's calls. I had a friend who worked there in the 80's and he always was complaining that KOMA-AM was bleeding into 1490 on car radios, even in downtown Guthrie.

Billy http://listen.to/jangleradio

September 01 2004 at 15:52:54
Name: Erick
Email: ericktul@yahoo.com
Location: Tulsa
Comments: More than a year after dropping its legendary oldies format, Renda Broadcasting has finally killed OKC's KOMA 1520AM.

I guess they realized it was insulting to the music world to have a News/Talk station with those legendary calls, so they dropped them in favor of KOKC.

Although KOMA-FM remains with the oldies format, it just isn't the same...

August 31 2004 at 08:01:22
Name: Erick
Email: ericktul at yahoo dot com
Location: Tulsa
Comments: The chemical leak Mike Bruchas referenced was at the Port of Catoosa.

Speaking of the Port, it seems that's going to be a growing entertainment area soon. The new Casino is not far away, and we all know that will bring additional business.

Jenks has beat Tulsa in the very slow race to develop along the Arkansas River. Their new entertainment and shopping complex is under construction and should be open by early next year.

August 31 2004 at 04:39:26
Name: Wilhelm Murg
Email: wilhelmurg at yahoo dot com
Location: Just off Yale
Comments: I don't know about anyone else, but I never got a manual with my Cox Communications Remote Control. The remote control for my stereo went out on me and since the cable remote is a 4-in-1, all I really needed were the codes for the remote. It took a few hours, but I finally found the manual for the Cox remote online with the correct codes that will turn it into a true 4-in-1. Just in case anyone needs this information, it is in a PDF form.

August 30 2004 at 15:31:27
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: Monitoring network lines
Comments: Tulsey's Valmont Glazing chemical leak today made the CBS national NewsPath afternoon feeds with very minimal video shot by KOTV. New owners must be riding roughshod on photogs - unless a feature - every video only feed has only 3-4 shots!

Am hoping all are okay there - isn't that down on the River?

August 30 2004 at 10:57:46
Name: Webmaster
Comments: In the just-archived Guestbook 168:

The Tulsa Overground Film Festival had just occurred, spurring the webmaster to start new pages about Tulsa cinema in the 70s/80s.

We heard from one of the original builders of the Nine of Cups restaurant/club, Dave Lacey, and from Gary Gunter, Bob Duff, Frank Morrow, John Hillis and Bill Groves.

Scott Linder talked about the old Rubiot jazz club (1959-1967). Memories of Bill Certain and Rockin' John Henry continued to come in.

We saw a photo of the new Tulsa TV Icons honored by the Tulsa Press Club this year: Carl Bartholomew, Jim Hartz, Chris Lincoln and Gailard Sartain.

Back to Tulsa TV Memories main page