Sunday, November 20, 2011

Another Historical Site of Interest

I always assume that many of the readers of this site are interested in the history of Houston beyond just the history of radio and television, hence the section on the sidebar devoted to History Links. Here's another site I just learned about, a personal reminiscence of growing up in Houston, primarily in the 50s and 60s. It's a great collection of photos and facts drawn from many different sources and tied together with a narrative. I particularly appreciate the fact that the sources are always documented; too many people assume anything they find on the web they can use as though it was their own without crediting or asking permission. (Yes, there is some material from this site on there).

For those just interested in broadcast history, there's material related to radio on the page entitled The End of the Journey. Material concerning Houston TV in that era is on the page entitled More Life in Houston. And some of Marving Zindler's career is detailed on the page entitled More Memories.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Classic TV discussion - 11/18/11

I've been contacted very belatedly about this and thought I would pass it on. Tonight, Fri 11/18/11, at 8 pm on Channel 8, Ernie Manouse leads a panel discussion "A Conversation On…Classic Houston TV," discussing Houston television's past with Doug Johnson, Warner Roberts, Jan Glenn, Jim Bernhard and Harold Gunn.

I'm hoping for some juicy behind-the-scenes tidbits.

A Conversation On...

Update: It was a great show including not only fascinating tidbits but clips of some classic moments/bloopers. I wish I'd had more time to promote it. I'm sure there will be re-airings.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Congratulations to Dave Ward

Celebrating 45 years at KTRK-TV on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, and now a Houston institution. A tribute from the Chronicle, a bit of history and some old pictures in a slide show.

Quite a record - congratulations Dave.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

'Crash' Collins - KLOL - RIP

Yet another obituary, from 29-95.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Roy Lemons - RIP

I happened across news of Lemons passing on the internet. The name probably does not ring a bell with many in Houston radio today but he was with one of the most important stations in the 60s - KIKK. He wrote me a few years ago and filled in some valuable information on both KRCT and KIKK.

Here is an online obituary.