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Calder later worked at KPRC and had a late night talk show on Channel 2, following The Tonight Show. His son, Alex Calder, maintains a website in honor of his Dad which includes more pictures of Bill Calder in Houston at http://www.calder.tv/bill/
Novella Smith, aka Dizzy Lizzy, a disc jockey on KYOK, 1590, in the 1950s.
KNUZ, 1230 AM, News Units
From 1957. The X-99 was launched in May, 1957, just weeks before Gordon McLendon took over rival station KLBS and flipped it to KILT.
A KAUM promotional piece from ca. 1970-1971
The artwork was distributed on bumper stickers in a variety of color combinations, book covers for school textbooks, and poster cards like this.
A KNUZ Big Mike Mobil Unit
The ill-fated KODABird, a traffic helicopter which crashed in October, 1964, taking the life of the pilot and traffic reporter. The rotor froze and the blades snapped off due to a design flaw.
Tim Nolan, City Councilman Johnny Goyen and Bob Byron (in the back seat)
Tim and Bob, of KPRC Radio, were the original instigators of Houston's St. Patrick's Day Parade. The derbies are undoubtedly green, probably the sport coats, too.
News Staff from KTHT and KOPY-FM
Reporting from the scene of the Texas City Explosion, April, 1947
Saturday at the Shamrock
From a Houston Post nostalgia clipping. Saturday at the Shamrock was broadcast live on KXYZ, 1320, and the ABC Radio Network.
KTUE was not a new station when this special section appeared in the Chronicle, it was upgrading from 5 to 100 watts and moving into new studios in the basement of the Texas State Hotel on Fannin, now the Club Quarters. KTUE was sold the next year (1930) and became KXYZ. In an interview in 1982, John T. Jones, Jr., said that the station actually operated out of a spare room in the basement barber shop of the Hotel.