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December 28 2006 at 13:17:17
Name: The Mayo Hotel in downtown TulsaMike Miller
Topic: Gerald Ford
: michaelmmiller@hotmail.com
Comments: Re: The Mike Bruchas question. I interviewed Gerald Ford when he was a congressman. I recall it took place in front of the Mayo Hotel, site of many an interview. Don't remember the topic.

Ford was the last surviving member of the Warren Commission and maintained that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman who shot President Kennedy in Dallas.

Elvis stayed there in 1972 when he performed at the Assembly Center. Lowell Burch worked at the Mayo then; he and others talk about it in GB 140.

Robby the Robot stayed there in 1978

The webmaster's OKon '78 program
Cover of the webmaster's 1978 OKon II program

December 27 2006 at 18:47:34
Name: Rick Brashear
Topic: Toys
: My favorite toy as a kid was my Mattel "Tommy Burst". I must have run a million caps through it before the little cogs wore off the feed wheel. When I was out scouring the woods for krauts, I was Sergeant Saunders on "COMBAT!" A plastic helmet liner, kid-sized fatigues, pistol belt and my Tommy Burst, were all I needed to keep the free world safe. (At least until lunch.)

As far as a dangerous toy was concerned, a neighbor had a bazooka that was so loud it was taken off the market. That was probably from parents threatening to use a real one on the makers. We also had a pair of fencing swords with rubber tips on them. Well, the tips were taken off as soon as our parents weren't looking. And how about the muskets that shot cork balls with a "Greenie Stickem' Cap"? Somehow we survived. My Tommy Burst is somewhere in my mom's attic.

Of course, you can still buy a Tommy-Burst on eBay.

Here's a story in American Heritage Magazine by another fellow who once owned a Tommy-Burst and enjoyed "Combat!"

December 27 2006 at 17:49:18
Name: Lowell Burch
Topic: Giles and Ford
: The Webmaster is right about Susan (I love Subaru) Ford. The late ex-pres did visit her here on occasions over the years. He also appeared at one of Roy Clark's Annual Star Nights at Mabee Center. Since he had been given the rep of a klutz, the stage crew went out of their way to point out cables, equipment and other potential hazards to his footing. Acutally, he was a premier athlete, even turning away playing contracts with the likes of the Green Bay Packers.

Jim Giles' memorial service was very nice and well-attended. My wife, Susan, played the piano and directed the choir for the service. I think she was pleased to have a part in such a nice event for such a nice guy.

December 27 2006 at 17:05:34
Name: Mike Bruchas
Topic: Gerald Ford?
: Did he ever visit Tulsa? Thought he had been to OKC several times.

Daughter Susan Ford lives in Tulsa.

(Later: a recent Tulsa World article stated that she moved to Albuquerque.)

December 27 2006 at 14:58:35
Name: Mike Bruchas
Topic: WMAQ - 1960s/early 1970s
: Jim Ruddle has previously noted here about NBC wanting to get their money for the talent they paid for, and often it wasn't that much for a market like Chicago.

As mentioned here long ago, Harry Volkman had to do morning drive-time radio weather forecasts on WMAQ radio, usually starting at either 6 or 7 am. Quick turn-around after doing the late weather on WMAQ-TV. He would phone them in and Henry Cook would josh Harry about his Marlin car - as a running gag on the air. Henry sometimes did booth work on WMAQ-TV in the morning.

In the same era as Henry Cook, Floyd Brown was midday or pre-drive-time DJ and did booth work. He was the first MOR black DJ that I had ever met.

Jim Hill: another BIG guy was on booth duty and had a DJ shift, plus sometimes did weekend fill-in weather on WMAQ-TV.

Jack Eigen was a long time but often obnoxious talk show guy, on after 10pm or 11pm for 3 hours. He did remotes from the Chez Paree restaurant for years on I think Monday nights. I think Larry King can sound like Eigen in tone some times but Eigen got usually fading stars passing thru Chicago to interview. He also sounded "lit" a lot of the time. You can imagine the segue from Doremus' "Patterns in Music" to Eigen was weird.

When NBC decided to drop MOR and "go country" for a few years before going all news, almost ALL of the DJ talent was axed or went to booth work only. I never did know where Henry Cook went. Norman Ross was doing LaSalle Bank or some other financial instituitions' TV ads and John Doremus went to WAIT and boosted their ratings. But when Franklin MacCormick (all night for Meister Brau on WGN) went to the great saloon in the sky. Doremus took over his slot on WGN and the rest is history.

December 27 2006 at 12:55:14
Name: Gary Chew
Topic: Ruddle & EBS Tests

Jim Ruddle's recently posted tales that include his friend's remark about heading off on a motorcycle if it "had been an actually emergency" makes me remember a similar prank.

I was always tempted to say, after delivering the line, "If this had been an actual emergency, we would have advised you to take shelter under your desk and kiss your ass goodbye."

I guess in today's radio vernacular, that would be acceptable.

Delmeaux de Gillette du Coffeyville

December 26 2006 at 16:35:14
Name: Jim Ruddle
Topic: Some Stuff
: jruddle@earthlink.net
Comments: Where to start?

Henry Cook was a DJ--I guess you could call him that. He worked at WMAQ for many years. One of my fondest memories of Henry was his tag to one of those emergency broadcast tests. "This has been a test," Henry intoned. "Had it been a real emergency, I'd have been on my motorcycle and halfway to Fox Lake, by now."

There is indeed an Oblong, Illinois. There is also a town called Normal. A famed newspaper wedding announcement proclaimed that a Normal girl was marrying an Oblong boy.

Norman Ross, Sr. was a noted long-distance swimmer. One of his favorite tricks was to paddle about five miles out into Lake Michigan off the Chicago shore, and hail a passing motorboat.

"Can we help you?" the boater would ask.

"Yes. Which way is it to Milwaukee?"

There's lots more, but I take up too much space.

December 26 2006 at 16:16:36
Name: Scott Linder
Comments: Happy Holidays to all of you Tulsans from here in Hollywood-land.

I visited the Light Festival to lift my spirits during a rather lonely holiday. The decor was impressive, but I miss Christmas in Tulsa.

To reply to Jeff H.: Those decorations at the house on 21st Street were a thing of legend in Tulsa for many years. The family was named Beene. My Dad was with Tulsa Canvas Products and, later, Eagle Tent and Awning. He did work for them on their house for many years and knew them well. In addition, he contributed materials and hours to their holiday decorations over the years. I recall my Dad driving slowly by the house in our used '55 Chevy as we enjoyed the holiday wonders.

December 26 2006 at 15:26:14
Name: Mike Bruchas
Topic: speaking of Chicagoland
: Norman Ross was a pitch-man, DJ, "classy" announcer. "Doctor" Ruddle may know this: Norman Ross was actually a Jr. His father was some famous somebody in the arts and culture before him, but I can't remember of WHAT.

If you had WGN on cable Sunday night from 10pm to midnight - they ran a 2005 tribute to Chicago's Bozo (Bob Bell originally), the late Ray Rayner and late Frazier Thomas. Marshall Brodien of TV Magic cards fame, I learned, was "Whizzo The Wizard" on the last years of the Bozo Show!

My late Mom said my first words were "Gar-shield Goose" after Garfield Goose, the long running kids show on WGN with "co-star" Frazier Thomas. It started in 1951 on WBKB-TV and moved to WGN maybe in 1953. The Bruchas clan had a b&w TV in 1949, so we were long kinieone of Frazier Thomas in addition to years of color tape on Bozo. When WGN went back to a noon newscast in the late 90s or so, Bozo was bumped to Sundays only. Now it is gone.

December 26 2006 at 12:01:01
Name: Alan Hall
Topic: WMAQ-AM: John Doremus & Henry Cook
: at@flbb.net
Comments: Folks: You have a great site.

I was prompted to write after "stumbling" across your site, looking for references to the great John Doremus. He was a beacon of musical hope for a country boy who loved the late night music of his, "Patterns in Music" show on WMAQ-AM, Chicago. I have the fondest memories of driving at night, in our '54 Ford, with its AM radio locked to "670-on-your-dial, WMAQ, NBC in Chicago."

Mr. Doremus' voice was the most smooth, vibrantly elegant voice on radio, during the 1950s and 1960s, or since. His trademark music for the opening of "Patterns," was the "Dream of Olwen." I can still hear his superlative voice, as he opened the show with the words, "On Patterns, tonight..." followed by his description of the first segments of music.

I was privileged to obtain an 8x10, glossy black & white, signed by him, and a similar 8x10 of one of his WMAQ-AM associates, Mr. Henry Cook, who always informed us of the weather in Oblong, Illinois.

Mr. Doremus, Mr. Cook, and Mr. Norman Ross, of the "Chicago and North-Western Hour," with his trademark music, "The Sleeping Beauty Waltz," were the high points of my radio listening as a high school student, in downstate Illinois, in the 1950s.

Thanks for the opportunity to express my admiration and respect for three outstanding men who shaped my sense of beautiful music. Our world is poorer place for their passings.

December 26 2006 at 11:44:49
Name: DolfanBob
Topic: Jim Giles
: MiamiPhin@yahoo.com
Comments: Today at 2PM the public service is being held for Jim Giles at Rhema Bible Church in Broken Arrow.

December 25 2006 at 00:24:50
Name: Frank Morrow
Topic: Xmas lights
: frankmor@io.com
Comments: The first time I remember seeing the Christmas lights of Tulsa, it was so magical and thrilling. It was in about 1939. Tulsa went all-out for decorating. All over town there were spectacular displays. To my recollection, these were all residence displays. I don't remember any businesses or churches doing anything special.

The next year was even more spectacular. We drove all over town in our '36 Ford, but, when we finally got to the house that had won first prize, the lights were all out except for a couple in the house. I was sent up to their front door to ask them to turn the lights on for us. The people were very nice, and complied with my request.

December 24 2006 at 02:30:49
Name: David Worrell
Topic: Old slides
: david.j.worrell@gmail.com
Comments: I found a few old slides of some Tulsa sights.


(click once on thumbs for framed image, then click again on framed image for full-sized original)

1) A shot of the large animal area at Mohawk (early 60s).
2) The Mad Mouse (early 60s). You can even see the mouse on the side of the car).
3) The "Bells Fire Department" Truck (1958), from a kid's birthday party I attended at age 3. The woman in pink is my mother, who lived in Tulsa for 50 years before she died last December.
4) Six shots of the 1958 Tulsa Christmas Parade.

If anyone has more old photos of Tulsa places, I'd like to see them.

Merry Christmas!

Great stuff!

December 24 2006 at 02:03:38
Name: roy lee
Topic: toys
: beerdrunk@msn.com
Comments: i had klik-klaks and they never exploded and i don't know anyone who lost an eye. that was a good toy!

Once again, here is Brewster's (Java) Toys, where there is a Christmas card of Hawk Dairies, and with Frank Morrow for KAKC on Riverside with a 20' Santa (look for the two Xmas stocking icons).

December 23 2006 at 18:57:04
Name: Dave
Topic: in rhythm now
: Please pass the Bunsen burner. (If you had to ask, too long to explain.)

December 23 2006 at 07:34:35
Name: Jim Ruddle
Topic: Old Toys
: jruddle@earthlink.net
Comments: For sheer thrills in the old-time toy sweepstakes, how about those chemistry sets that came with a Bunsen burner?

You had to access a gas outlet somehow--usually on a space heater--and clamp on the rubber hose leading to the burner. Matches, anyone? Of course, the bathroom was the best place for chemical experiments (!) and after creating several noxious mixtures that foamed and smelled, I succeeded in burning down the bathroom window curtains when I moved the burner instead of the test tube.

Another candidate for the Hall of Fame would be the toy soldier manufacturing sets. These consisted of two facing molds, held together by wood-handled screw devices. At the top were small holes through which molten lead was poured. Of course, you had to melt the lead first, and this was done over an open flame in a metal ladle. The opportunities for burns were almost limitless. Then, too, kids have a way of finding new uses for things like molten lead, different places to pour it. Yegods! And we survived.

December 22 2006 at 21:55:38
Name: Dana LeMoine
Topic: Dangerous Toys
: I'm always amused to see the annual "Dangerous" Toy List.

Most of the toys are on the list due to the fact that they have small parts which may present a choking hazard. While there's no doubt that the toys on the list might pose a threat to the children of today, the toys are a heck of a lot safer than some of the ones I grew up with.

Woodburning Kits, "Thing Maker"/"Fright Factory" - I still have burn scars from these.

"Klik-Klacks" - Who can slap the two glass balls together without having them explode?

But the number one bad toy idea had to be, drum roll please...... "Lawn Darts"!

Honorable mention: The orange Hot Wheel track [especially if it still had the red connecter still in it]. Not because it was dangerous to play with but because it was the ideal size to be whipped with! I guess it was the "razor strap" of its day.

December 21 2006 at 19:05:24
Name: Rick Brashear
Topic: Uncle Zeb
: In the last GB, crazy steve asked about Uncle Zeb:

"Anyone have a clip or anything from the show?"

Sorry, I don't have any clips but I remember one great show. I saw the live episode where Zeb had the monkey that whizzed all over him. Zeb was fighting like a disgruntled midget on Montel Williams, screaming at the monkey and calling on the staff, or anyone else, to get it off of him! The kids scattered to the whizz-proof bunker below the studio and lived off Spam for the remaining 15-minutes of the show, while hordes of flying monkeys, hearing the distress call of their comrad, whizzed over the building and parking lot. Zoo Marines were called in and the moist assassin was finally subdued in a full-body Pamper. My younger sister was on the show on her 5th birthday. I'm glad it wasn't the same one. She might have been scarred for life and not watched any King Kong movies.

Today, and earlier, that scene would be staged (like SNL). But back then, with it being live, you couldn't ask for better entertainment! Is Tulsa tops, or what?!

December 21 2006 at 15:58:54
Name: Mike Bruchas
Topic: People
: I never had a chance to work with Jim Giles - but always heard good things about him.

On a happier note - Happy Birthday, Bob Hower and on 12-23 ditto for Don Lundy. This old writer turns 56 - a long ways away from Tulsey.

December 21 2006 at 11:25:48
Name: Jeff H.
Topic: Jim Giles
: I am so saddened to hear of Jim's death. I never had the pleasure of meeting Jim, but he seemed like a friend.

He was a true professional meteorologist and broadcaster, But I felt like I got to know him by his passion for "Giles Coats For Kids" campaign, his love of "Oktoberfest" and the Tulsa community but mostly by the way he beamed when he spoke of his family.

When asked what he wanted to be remembered by, Jim said "just for doing a good job" quite an understatement.

Tulsa has truly lost one of their best.

Here are KOTV's pages about Jim. When he retired last month, all his friends at KOTV came on the news set to congratulate him. We'll miss him, too.

David George, Jim Giles and Mike Anderson
David George, Jim Giles and Mike Anderson at KOTV in the 80s

December 21 2006 at 09:49:58
Name: Erick
Topic: Jim Giles
: I am almost heartbroken over Jim's death. Just when I was getting used to the fact that he retired. I can't help but think of his wife and his daughters.

I had the pleasure of meeting Jim on more than one occasion, and he was an absolute gentleman.

December 21 2006 at 08:15:24
Name: DolfanBob
Topic: Jim Giles
: MiamiPhin@yahoo.com
Comments: It is a sad day for KOTV and all the people who loved Jim Giles. He lost the battle with his health issues last night around 10 pm. He will be missed by all who tuned in for over 25 years.

December 20 2006 at 16:34:17
Name: Dana LeMoine
Topic: Christmas Lights
: I seem to remember the cul-de-sac being between 41st and 51st on the west side of Yale.......

It was a yearly destination for my family as well.

(Later) Upon further review...I think it WAS at 35th and Yale. Sucks getting old and forgetful.

December 20 2006 at 16:13:45
Name: Dana LeMoine
Topic: Christmas Memories
: d4wdw at valornet.com
Comments: I remember when I was a kid back in the 60's, there was a guy that drove through the neighborhood during the holidays blaring Christmas music from a loud speaker on his station wagon. I think he had a record player hooked up in the back of it. I remember he had his kids knocking on doors offering to have the station wagon stop in front of your house and serinade you for a fee. I don't think my parents ever gave in to them.

I lived in the Rosewood addition, which is behind the Saratoga Motel and the 11th Street Drive-In.

Does anyone one else remember this?

December 20 2006 at 16:12:38
Name: Erick
Topic: Lights
: I think I know the cul-de-sac you are talking about. 35th and Yale, I think. They still decorate together for Halloween and Christmas.

December 20 2006 at 14:36:40
Name: DolfanBob
Topic: Christmas Lights
: MiamiPhin@yahoo.com
Comments: Joyce I too remember the cul-de-sac on Yale that had 3 or 4 houses just lit up beyond belief. It was a popular limo stop because I remember seeing several whenever we went by. I was told that the man that owned the house in the middle with the big CB towers was the brain child behind the whole display. The original residential Rhema.

December 20 2006 at 08:48:55
Name: Joyce Richardson
Topic: Christmas Lights
: I remember a cul-de-sac near Southland and Southroads Mall that involved every house in the cul-de-sac lit up and decorated. The design would sometimes even connect from house to house. We would insist that our parents drive by just so we could see it every Xmas.

I also liked to go to Utica Square. They had great decorations.

Does anyone remember the pink spray that people put on their lawns in the winter? There would be yard after yard of dead grass, and then a vibrant pink one. I was never sure what the spray did, but I thought it was pretty cool.

p.s. I'm not the smartest user in the world, so I got to ask. what does typing in the numbers in the box do?

The numbers make sure it is an actual human typing in the GroupBlog. When that feature is off, spambots go wild.

December 20 2006 at 00:40:46
Name: Jeff H.
Topic: Holiday Yard Displays
: Hanging stockings and burning Yule logs
Comments: The yard display at Christmas I remember most, was the house on 21st Street right across from Florence Park. Every year they went all out and as I remember it was a different display every year.

In fact, they decorated to the nines for every holiday....Valentines to May poles. As a kid I thought those people had to be pretty cool to go to all that trouble year in and year out.

My favorite was Christmas, It was large and elaborate but always tasteful, not like some of the Vegas wanta-be's you see today.

Does anybody remember this house or have any knowledge of owners or have any additional info to share.

P.S. About those "clip on's", Rayons nice.

December 19 2006 at 22:42:31
Name: David Batterson
Topic: Memories
: davidbat(at)yahoo(dottie)com
Comments: Jeff. H. mentioned "clip-on ties from Frougs" (see down below). That made me chuckle as I once sold those (and other menswear items) at the Sand Springs Frougs. Mr. Froug occasionally came by, and he was like Young Mr. Grace on "Are You Being Served?"--friendly but not quite all there!

I still remember those elaborate Christmas displays at large Tulsa homes, around the older area (Swan Lake, etc.). That was always my favorite area of T-Town. The displays in the downtown department stores were wonderful too. They made our eyes pop out!

And who can forget progressive Mayor James Maxwell, who was responsible for making Tulsa move up into the realm of fine American cities.

December 19 2006 at 18:22:33
Name: Mike Bruchas
Topic: stuff
: Been sick with a stomach bug and my iMac at home is stuffed with iPod/photo files and won't boot up.

Met Boyd Matson of the Geo Explorer show last week, very tall and craggy. Mentioned my working with Mary Ruth Carleton at KOCO 22 years ago and knew he had been the Sports guy at WBAP-TV when she was a junior anchor. He said "WBAP was all in another lifetime."

Noted Jeane Kirkpatrick's passing - another famous ex-Okie. I worked at OETA on the Hall of Fame broadcast the year she and Adm. Crowe were inducted. 25 years ago?? I impressed my Arkysaw cousin by twice bumping into her maybe 18 years ago when he was visitin', when she out of office. She always parked by the Mayflower Hotel in DC and had Sunday brunch with folks or was on air at ABC News.We ran into her twice there!

Dr. Gene Scott is now seen here on former Pax station WVVI at about 1 am on Sundays. They are showing good quality stuff made maybe 2-3 years before he died but while feisty; he looks old. That same staion, which is whatever Pax is called now, runs Bible-thumpers normally after 11pm. But Sunday they ran a Dorothy Hammill ice spectacular but it had ads in it from OKC based FEED THE CHILDREN. More preachers followed then Dr. Scott.

Have you seen the 24-escent Santa ads for Fox TV on You Tube? Great build-up to snore ending.

I would mention the Bong Crisby Christmas radio ad tradition at StarShip for Xmas but I think all the Tulsey stations refused to carry those ads many many years ago.

December 18 2006 at 19:15:15
Name: Dana LeMoine
Topic: Joseph Barbera
: d4wdw at valornet.com
Comments: I just saw a report that Joseph Barbera passed away at the age of 95. Nice run.

Not to be disrespectful, but if I were him, I would have left instructions for my headstone to read: "Exit, Stage Left", which all of us fans of cartoons know is the catch-phrase of Hanna Barbera's "Snagglepuss".

December 18 2006 at 08:39:33
Name: Sonny Hollingshead
Topic: Einstein IV
: My wife and I spotted Accountability Burns over the weekend, walking between The Promenade and Southroads.

Is it too early to suggest a write-in vote for '08?

December 18 2006 at 00:36:42
Name: Gary Chew
Topic: Martin Mashup of the Beatles
: YO, Folks.

Just got through listening to all of the new Mashup of great, old Beatles stuff put together by George Martin and his son.

It brought back some great memories for me as a jock at KELi, where I worked when the The Fab Four "landed," so to speak.

Dig it when you can. It's got a neat title: "LOVE."

Delmeaux de Gillette du Coffeyville.

December 16 2006 at 20:28:36
Name: Jeff H.
Topic: Is anybody out there?
: Higbee's Xmas Toy Window
Comments: Crickets

It's been several day's without a post. Everyone must be out Xmas shopping.(I wear an XX husky and I love clip-on ties from Frougs.)

I have closely examined both Santa rockets from the previous post and they don't appear to be the same vehicle. One has round windows and the other has oval I think these photos were taken on the same set they staged the moon landing.......................Here we go!

Gotta go, I think my TPS Wacky Cake (Tulsa World) is cool enough to eat.

December 15 2006 at 10:52:56
Name: Webmaster
Topic: Santa's Rocket Ship
: Chuck Gee, who sent a photo of Santa's Rocket Ship 3 years ago, has now sent a link to a fictional story about it (with picture) from The Pittsburgh Quarterly: When Buck Rogers Lied to Santa.

December 15 2006 at 10:50:07
Name: David Bagsby
Topic: Timothy
: dcbatsunflower.com
Comments: Wanted to let you all know that the Otasco Toyland jingle on the site here is courtesy of Dick Schmitz at Irving Productions. Organ solo courtesy of Parkey's Roller Rink and Borden's Cafeteria.

December 11 2006 at 15:11:00
Name: David Batterson
Topic: The Gong Show
: davidbat(at)yahoo(dot)com
Comments: While most people think Chuck Barris came up with the idea, it was producer Chris Bearde ("Sonny & Cher") who created the format for "The Gong Show." Barris was to later buy out Bearde's share of the show for a lot of $$$. Barris became host after firing John Barbour. Bearde is longtime retired.

December 11 2006 at 12:18:53
Name: DolfanBob
Topic: Dazé
: MiamiPhin@yahoo.com
Comments: I have not heard the name Dazé in years.

Back in 1990 when I was getting back in the radio DJ Days. I sat in with Kevin Carlson and Pete Mckenzie at K-107. Once a week we would have listeners call in and talk with us and Dazé. I thought what she did was nuts but to do it over the phone was even crazier.

But just like the Chuck Barris special on the Game Show Network last night said, there was never a shortage for nuts coming out of the woodwork to call in and be on the show with her. It goes to show true life is stranger than fiction.

I caught that Chuck Barris show last night, too. I like "The Gong Show", but then again, I like psoriasis (rim shot).

Here's a Gong Show appearance by Gene, Gene, The Dancing Machine:

December 11 2006 at 11:43:17
Name: Don Norton
Topic: Internet
: donaldhnorton@hotmail.com
Comments: The people really do rule, at least on some issues. Check out SaveTheInternet.com for the latest on "Net Neutrality."

December 11 2006 at 09:52:24
Name: Webmaster
Topic: Previous GroupBlog summary
: Archived GroupBlog 226 upon our return from vacation. I told a story about meeting a Gary Chew fan on the beach in Mexico after enduring a timeshare pitch.

We just heard the sad news that Tulsa TV engineer Ed Breedlove passed away last week. We saw a photo of the Sandy's Hamburgers near McLain High School.

Lee Woodward asked for more comments about KOTV newsman Bill Pitcock, and mentioned a new jazz show on KWGS with Scott Gregory, Bill's nephew and newsman Bob Gregory's son. There was a request for any info about "Cowboy" Bill Hancock, who had a radio show on KTUL just pre-WWII.

Wacky televangelist Dr. Gene Scott was remembered in detail, as was legendary Tulsa exotic entertainer "Judy", and we're not talking "Garland" here, though she certainly had some "pipes".

Jim Giles retired from KOTV after 25 years.

That's some of what's in GroupBlog 226.

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