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Bill Calder in the KXYZ studio in 1963. 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.
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 1970.
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, possibly the sport coats, too.
News Staff from KTHT and KOPY-FM on the scene of the Texas City explosion, 1947.
From a Houston Post nostalgia clipping. Saturday at the Shamrock was broadcast live on ABC.
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.