WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
ABOUT GRADY'S HOUSTON RETRO RADIO...
I just stumbled upon your reminiscences about the old KXYZ of the 1960s, and the air checks filled my heart once again.
I loved that station! I was a student in Houston then. I was interested in radio, as I am still, though I moved on to another field (medicine). Joel Spivak, then at KILT, was a friend, along with Errol Coker.
My secret fantasy for about half-a-century has been to re-create the KXYZ sound. Never mind that there's no market for it in today's corporate radio scene. Thanks for the memories!
H. Gordon Green, M.D., The Family Way
"We just checked out your website -- EXCELLENT and full of great memories."
Message via Facebook, KIOX Radio,
El Campo, Texas, FM 96.1
KIOX is a regional station serving El Campo, Wharton, Edna, Louise, Bay City, Ganado, Palacios, Port Lavaca and Victoria.
Grady McAllister worked at KIOX during the first incarnation of the KIOX call letters. At that time, the station broadcast from Bay City and could be easily heard in Houston and Victoria. It was AM 1270 and 1000 watts, non-directional, during the day. The KIOX call letters have been used in the area since 1947.
"Your site is quickly becoming a benchmark for Houston Radio. Keep up the good work."
Chuck McCann, A.R.E Network, Austin, Texas (KNUZ, Houston, 1970)
your site. Its a remarkable site."
Paul Pendergraft, Senior Producer,
News & Public Affairs, KUHF, Houston Public Radio, University of Houston
to hear KNUZ radio recordings from the mid-1960s? Grady McAllister
has posted a couple of new audio files on his Houston radio
history Web site. And while you're there, check out KILT's
breaking news coverage of the Kennedy assassination."
J.R. Gonzales, Houston Chronicle
"Love the way the site is growing... congratulations... keep up the good work!"
Bill Young, Bill
Bill Young was program director of KILT at the time
of most of the KILT airchecks. The success of his own production
company is a well known legend among Houstonians involved
in advertising, media, and entertainment. You will find more remarks from Bill Young among the various aircheck pages.
Bill Young is author of Dead Air: The Rise and Demise of Music Radio.
are many radio sites for assorted markets regarding radio
history, but you have done an incredible job. Kudos to you!
All the best... "
Bob Green, Bob
Bob Green was program director
of KULF at the time of most of the KULF airchecks.
"A friend of mine just sent me your site. I was blown away... It was a wonderful time in Houston radio due to the competition between 610 and 1230 and the kids were the recipients of all that talent and drive. Thanks for the site..."
Robert A. Armbruster
Houston Police Officers' Union
The story of the KILT-KNUZ Wars is on the Mainly 60's page.
"Houston radio in the 70's, for me, was magical. Your site brought back some great memories. Many thanks, and keep up the good work! "
"I've been looking around your extensive web site. Lots there."
Mike Vance, Executive Producer,
Postcards from Texas,
KTBU-TV, Channel 55, Houston-Conroe
"Love the web site."
Rowdy Yates, KILT-FM Morning Drive DJ
came upon your site and all the things you saved and I lost
years ago. Thanks so much for doing this. I have downloaded
them to keep in my archives.
"I just wanted to thank
you very much."
New York, New York
This web site has an entire page
devoted to Alex Bennett materials.
Alex Bennett built his talk radio reputation in Houston,
San Francisco, and New York City. He is currently heard
on Sirius Left
you for your preservation efforts of an amazing time in Houston
Robert B. McEntire,
for your efforts in preserving old Houston radio. What you
are doing is an unbelievable service for the community and
"Because of your
efforts, years from now there will be this historical archive.
All of this would have vanished to the general public without
your unselfish efforts.
"On behalf of myself
and the thousands that will find out about our past through
your web site, I can't thank you enough. I have told many
people about your site and will continue to spread the word.
Arnold, a long time Houston broadcaster, filled several
roles at KODA (1010 AM and 99.1 FM) during the 60's and
70's. He worked in news, sports, music programming, and
sales. He also became a prominent play by play sportscaster.
He has contributed numerous recordings to this web site.
roaming thru your site
Dr. Bruce Nelson
KENR and KNUZ (1972-1991); Texas Radio Hall of Fame, 2009
Ron Foster, ABC Radio
"You've got a really nice web
Frank (The Old Texan) Haley
Haley was involved in news and public affairs at KILT
and KTRH in Houston. He went on to a long broadcasting career
in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Haley produced the KILT program
on illegal drugs featured on the News
& Public Affairs page.
That program is based mainly
on interviews conducted by Grady McAllister. Most were recorded in stereo at the University Center of the University of Houston in 1969 and 1970. The plan is to eventually put the original raw interviews on this site.
Short Frank Haley drug program promos
Click here to hear the entire KILT broadcast from October 4, 1970.
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