Thursday, August 20, 2015
Sunday, May 3, 2015
I received these images recently. Unfortunately the correspondence accompanying and explaining the images has been lost. I hope the person who sent these will contact me again.
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 my correspondent; my apologies for losing the letter. I hope you will contact me again.
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."
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
John Robertson writes:
"My uncle by marriage was T.L. Hinner, he was Chief Engineer at the KTRH Cedar Bayou transmitter facility during this period. I came across your "Houston Radio History" web site and remembered I had these photos.
I remember staying with my aunt and uncle at the transmitter as a young child. My favorite thing was being allowed to switch on the tower lights at dusk.
I remember Bob Sutton, that worked at the transmitter at the ame time as my uncle. He went on to become Chief Engineer for the KTRK TV transmitter facility near DeWalt Texas.
Thanks for your informative web site,
See the original post on this transmitter installation here.