Friday, November 27, 2015
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As reported today by the Chronicle, the long time anchor will be memorialized in brick and mortar.
Congratulations to Dave and thanks for your decades of service to the Houston community.
Mike McGuff's coverage.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
At the time the KULF studios were located in the Central National Bank building. The air studio was right next door.
This picture shows the production of a Public Affairs program called Overview for the Jaycees. The program aired on both KULF and sister station KYND. Phil also later produced Dan Lucas' evening talk show. He works in San Diego TV now.
Sam Putney, Dan Ammerman, Jim Young, Bill Leslie and Galen Grimes are some of the people from the KULF Newsroom at that time. Kay (no last name on-air) Henderson worked on the ground and Dave Hale worked in the air doing traffic reports. Jim Tate, Gary Ryder, Vashti Henderson, Joe Bauer, Roger St. John and Nick Rice were some of the other people he remembers working with there in that time frame. He and Bauer also did some things together in San Diego.
My thanks to Phil for sending this picture and his recollections along to share on the blog.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
After a four and a half year hiatus, the station returns to it's humble beginnings in the 1960s as an on-campus, low power FM signal. The new station's launch is ironic given the University of Houston's announced plans for the transmitter and tower it purchased from Rice and turned into KUHA-FM.
The official calls are KBLT-LP but the station will be referred to as KTRU except in the legally mandated hourly ID.
Culture Map article
Radio Discussions board thread
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Sunday, May 3, 2015
I received these images from Christina Bowker.
My correspondent expressed surprise that a request would be sent by mail but I think this was very common in those days, perhaps more common than phoning in, although that would have been possible. Radio stations did not have the capability at that time to put phone calls on the air I don't think.
I was also asked if any recordings might exist from that era. I think that would be extremely unlikely. The only means of recording in those days would have been electrical transcription. I think very few individual stations had such capability and even if they did, it would be unlikely the disc, a large phonograph record, would have survived.
If Flagg continued in radio for some years, there may be a possibility of a recording of him from later.
My thanks to Christina for sharing this photo, one of only a few she has. I mis-filed the letter in my word processor and am happy that I finally found it.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Lufkin Daily News obituary.
Dave Westheimer writes:
He may have been the last surviving member of Utah Carl's Gulf Coast Jamboree Boys. His predecessor on bass, Sam Reece, may still be living, but all the other 60s regulars are gone now."