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  1. On 12/9/2017 at 6:52 AM, MikeRichardson said:


    Is this user some kind of bot or something? That has nothing to do with old analog cable television. 




    Was that really on channel 1? That would be pretty rare. For some reason cable systems never used channel 1.


    Converter boxes would sometimes put something on channel 1 but it was not really on the actual "channel 1", by which I mean the channel with a center frequency of 75 MHz - channel 1 when you plugged the cable directly into the TV.


    On cable systems channel 1 is actually between channels 4 and 5. Channels 95-99 are actually right after channel 6! After channel 99, is really channel 14! I don't really know why it's done like this.

    Channel 1 was either a Reserved For Future Use graphic (but never was used) or static. John Lander used to say they were on TV channel 1 during the morning show (Wave to everyone watching) but they weren't. 

  2. We got Storer Cable at our house in 1981 had it until 1985. This was the box we had. Still remember what it felt like to use it and turn that dial on the right to fine tune the channel. Storer must have served southeast Houston because we had it in Overbrook. I have family from my mom and dad's side on a small block of houses on Super Street in 2nd Ward and they all had Storer Cable. I can still remember my aunt yelling at my cousin for sliding that dial too fast across the box, I got it trouble for that too.

  3. On 12/24/2014 at 0:58 PM, mkultra25 said:


    Katz's building was new construction. It's situated differently on the site than the old Tila's building was (Tila's had quite a bit more setback from Westheimer). 

    The front of Katz's is the original facade. The rest of the building is new construction. I remember when the building was gutted for the coming 'M Bar', the side and back walls were removed and the front was shored up. 

  4. On August 5, 2016 at 10:55 AM, ChannelTwoNews said:


    The link from channel 13, nor the bit from Mike McGuff say anything about retirement.


    Wonder if he will simply go elsewhere, ala Bob Allen or others in the past.

    I've wondered about this as well. I saw Mike McGuff's response to someone on Facebook that said Dave wasn't retiring. I think he will land somewhere else. My suspicion is KPRC because 13's former long time news director is over there now. Eyewitness News is not what it used to be, maybe Dave realizes this. 

  5. On December 13, 2004 at 8:11 PM, MidtownCoog said:

    I call BS on the VH1 starting in Houston.

    Show me in print.

    You are getting it confused with that old station on Ch 43(?) that played the four same videos day after day. A local station from downtown.

    Duran Duran, Dire Straights, Tina Turner...

    ok, three videos.

    Channel 5

  6. On December 2, 2004 at 4:50 PM, Heights2Bastrop said:

    Yes, VH1 originated in Houston. I knew about it, but I weasn't into it or MTV back then, so I don't know all that much about how it got started. I do know that it was 1985 when they were in Allied Bank.

    no actually it wasn't VH1, it was a local low power video channel that went under the calls K05HU with the moniker "TV5" then later "Hit Video USA". VH1 had already signed on in early '85, K05HU went on air in July. Hit Video attempted to go national on cable but it never panned out as they hoped. 

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    On August 5, 2005 at 2:22 PM, gnu said:

    The Credit Union on Edgebrook was a Taco Bueno. i think the company was dallas-based. it may have been a del taco too later but it was built as Taco Bueno.

    Maybe Alfie's fish and chips?..i remember eating at one on Broadway in galveston.

    Their logo was the canadian mountie from the cartoons.

    What about H Salt fish and chips? They are still around in California. I know their were a few here in the early 70's.

    And the little places..about the same size as an old box shaped jack in the box but were made to look like windmills with cedar shake siding. can't remember the name seems like it started with a W.

    The old Del Taco on Edgebrook is now Marcos Seafood & Oyster Bar, the facade has been altered some, mostly the upper portion of the building

  8. On June 8, 2008 at 7:27 AM, brucesw said:

    I don't remember that at all and I can't think of anything along there that would have been a building it was in, but I don't think W. Bellfort went all the way through to 59 back then and I seldom got over there on Fondren. I do remember the Champs, later an Antone's at the next cross street (now a Subway?).

    Later in the decade and into the early 80s there was a Texas Tumbleweed further north on Fondren, at the southern end of that big strip center at Fondren and S. Braeswood - that would be close to a mile north of W. Bellfort.

    I remember that one on Fondren because I used to pass by it on the way to my girlfriends house off of Gessner. They used to go there a lot, her dad hung out there quite a bit too. 

  9. On May 21, 2015 at 4:17 PM, SpaceGhost said:

    So with the closing of our only Del Taco location this week, and the apparent abandonment of ambitious plan of opening 40 stores in the Houston area, I got to thinking about the original locations that Del Taco had in Houston. I believe they closed in 1984? I'm not 100% sure on the date though. I know that Goode Co. Taqueria at Kirby and Westpark started life as a Del Taco but am unsure of any other locations, does anyone have a listing?

    They were still around in 86. Had a friend in high school that worked there. Didn't know which location though

  10. On April 23, 2016 at 11:13 PM, Purpledevil said:

    The donut shop, I'm almost certain, was a Mrs. Baker's. Interesting story, from an old radio nerd, our Contemporary Hit Radio 104 KRBE facility wouldn't exist today had it not been for Edith Baker and her donut shops. She indeed only served glazed and jelly filled for the most of its existence. My mother worked at her location on Canal many, many years ago.

    Was not aware of that Purple, wow!

  11. Wow I totally forgot about those places on Telephone. I was just a kid in the 70s. I remember passing by those adult places along that stretch before and just passed 610, on the way to see family, that was our usual route. I do remember my mom circling the buildings there at Telephone & Lancaster one night, looking for my dads car. She found it. My dad gave her plenty of reasons not to trust him (they divorced in 86). I had forgotten about all of that. 

  12. 10 hours ago, Purpledevil said:

    Behold the powers possessed by the purple one :lol:. Now, if I just had telekinesis, I wouldn't have to drive all the way to FM 1960 to savor a Dirty w/cheese, and a basket of buffalo fries.

    Last time I was in there, he had Joe-FM on one screen and KTRK on the other. How he's getting KZHO all the way up there is pretty amazing to me. Must be one heck of an antenna hooked up to that flat screen...unless he's got his own personal Joe feed.

    I have an antenna on the roof that can pull in up to 65 miles. Glad you liked our burgers Purple!

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  13. 8 hours ago, Purpledevil said:

    Radio who?!? :rolleyes:

    John Davis is employed at Cox Radio, Rage. Also, a member over at yonder dictatorship. 1+1=2...well, to most people, anyway. :ph34r:

    Whenever you tire of being chastised and belittled, we'll be right here at the world famous HAIF radio emporium to help nurse your wounds. We're not trying to scratch and claw to save our jobs by arguing every contrasting opinion down over here, old friend. Could we not give away free publicity to the yahoos, John?

    Now, for a truly great hamburger, I suggest Dirty Juicy Burgers in Humble for your fresh, never frozen, patty of Angus beef goodness for everyone reading this. Just mention the HAIF, for a friendly smile, a warm greeting from the guy standing behind the register, and a feeling of true appreciation for spending your money in this fine establishment, purchasing a mouth watering Dirty Burger. You'll get them anyway, but a handshake and a nice conversation will surely follow, giving the additional mention of being a fellow HAIFer of the good raging DJ. Maybe an extra couple of fries in the basket, as well. :lol: I recommend it highly. Now that's how you give a free plug, Rage.

    Anyway, yes, good to see they gave it a second look. I would've lost a ton of respect for what they are doing over there, had they not given the idea reconsideration. 

    Riding off of the success of the previous format is a little bit of a stretch, though. It's been 93Q Country for 24 years now, Rage. More than double its life as a Top 40. I don't fault them in the least bit for using the old sounders, taglines, morning show name, and such. Pretty smart to continue on the brand recognition. Look how long the format between the two incarnations lasted, when they abandoned the 93Q heritage. Barely lasted a year with Easy Country 92-9.

    Thanks Purple

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  14. Maybe someone over at Cox read my reply to Joe's post on Radio Discussions and had a change of heart. Those guys are morons, "bringing forward all this old material tarnishes their current "country music leader" image". REALLY? They want to keep it buried so no one realizes the 93Q name wasn't an original idea (even the morning show is called "The NEW Q Morning Zoo"). I mean come on, when TPTB rehashed that moniker in 1992, the original format had only been dead 1 year. We weren't going to remember this? So basically this station is riding off of the success of it's previous identity and management is trying to act like it's all their own. Get the **** outta here.

  15. 15 hours ago, Purpledevil said:

    ..... planning on a best of S&P tomorrow morning? That'd be the cherry topping

    He's basically simulcasting the stream from http://www.rock101klol.com. Not sure if they could get away with rebroadcasting any S&P. I love how he's been changing it up with something different on the weekends. 

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  16. On March 7, 2016 at 11:32 AM, sevfiv said:

    I'm looking for what these series of buildings were originally - all were built in about 1965 and all designed about the same. Does anyone know what these were? Or have access to a 1965/1966 city directory? There are additional locations at 1636 Gessner, 4615 Bell Park, and 12760 Memorial.


    9803 Stella Link:



    1007 Edgebrook:



    14615 Hiram Clarke:



    8631 Martin Luther King:


    I asked about these buildings a few years back here. I wondered if they were from a chain of chinese restaurants at one time. Looks like that thread is long gone

  17. On March 10, 2016 at 4:27 PM, samagon said:

    I was too young to pay attention 27 years ago when my grandmother still lived on dismuke and truett, and didn't decide to move to this part of town until 8 years ago.

    welcome to the forum. 


    Wow. I lived on Truett back in 73-75 (first house on the SE corner with the garage apartment behind it, I was really little but remember it). Attended J.P. Henderson for my first half of Kindergarten before moving to the Mykawa/Belfort area. I remember walking to the corner store on Bonsrell with my mom. On the way there would always be this old man sitting in his yard under a tree on Lawson, every time we went by he would tell me,"Hi boy!", never forgot him and anytime I pass through I look there. I'm sure he's long since passed (they've added a driveway in front of the house there where he used to sit). Also remember one night there was an accident on the corner of Truett and Dismuke. Car lost control and rolled into our back yard, knocked down our fence and right into the side of our garage. I remember all the commotion, the police and ambulance lights (as i could see through the kitchen window), but my parents wouldn't let me look outside, I guess in case there was anyone dead out there. I did get a quick peek and saw the car in the garage.

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  18. On April 6, 2007 at 5:30 PM, OldHouseLover said:

    Anyone remember these:

    Robert Hall Clothier on Harrisburg

    Deli on Telephone [@ Pease]

    Felix Mexican Restraunt on Telephone

    Rainbo Bakery & thrift bakery across st. [now city water dept]

    "Filling"/Service station on Telephone near present "pay day" loan bldg

    Beautiful Church that was on Wayside where present Elem. School is now located [Methodist} Near


    Photo company in 4800 blk Gulf Fwy. Bldg abandoned for yrs.

    Italian Grocery on Lockwood near Harrisburg.

    K-Mart on Telephone previously was Globe Discount.

    Busch Stadium on Cullen @ Fwy-where Fingers now located. With Prince's across Cullen vision the traffic:)

    Old post I know but just saw this....

    K-Mart on Telephone previously was Globe Discount.

    When was this? It was always a Kmart as far as I can remember (early 70s into the 90s)

    Globe was over on Woodridge where Lowe's is now. 

    To add to this, I do remember that church near Fiesta but do you remember the church in front of Gulfgate on Winkler?

    Remember Sage on Winkler (its some kind of school now I think)

    The center at the Wayside/Marcario Garcia (remember when that street was renamed) split with the Dunkin Donuts, Taco Bell (i worked there in the months before we moved down Wayside in 1994), there were 2 other food places back in the day that there i don't remember, I think one was a barbecue place. There was also a gas/service station there. 




  19. On March 6, 2016 at 10:05 AM, terra002 said:

    I never in a million years would have thought to go to sears for a tie though. Thought it was just tools and appliances. 

    They used to be so much more. Used to do our Christmas, back to school and various other shopping at the old Harrisburg location, well there and Globe on Woodridge, but that's for another thread. Such great times


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