Monday, April 26, 2010

The Beatles in Houston and KILT

Postcards from Texas on Houston's 55 has done a feature on the Beatles only appearance in Houston, in August 1965. They talked with a couple of sisters who got to go to the show and interviewed Texas Radio Hall of Fame member Chuck Dunaway, who grew up in Houston and started his career in the Houston area and who was a disc jockey at KILT at the time, the station which sponsored the concert. Chuck reveals why Ringo Starr was so eager to come to Houston.

The show will be rebroadcast this Friday, April 30, at 1:30 pm or you can watch Part I of the feature online in this clip and Part II here.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Larry Kane Show - KTRK-TV

Larry Kane was a dj in Houston in the 1950s who had a popular dance show on Channel 13 on Saturday afternoons, Houston's version of American Bandstand. I haven't done anything on the blog yet on KTRK-TV but I came across this article from Billboard about the show and thought I'd include it here.

The show was discussed in this thread on HAIF with some comments by kids who participated. There was a link to some photos but it looks like that link is defunct. And Larry Kane and other shows were discussed in this thread.

Incidentally, I have been in touch with descendants of both Bob Byron and Tim Nolan for a planned feature on the Tim and Bob show. One of Byron's descendants is seeking information about the teen dance show he hosted on KPRC-TV also in the 50s. If anyone has any memories to share, please contact me through the comments or my email link on the profile page.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

KLVL Feature on Postcards from Texas

Postcards from Texas on Houston's 55 has done a feature on KLVL and the Morales family.

Watch the clip online here.

Great story; lots of good pictures of the radio station, info on the family plus some of the early performers and programs.