My two years at KOB radio in Albuquerque (1970-1972) hold a lot of memories. Tom Dunn did the morning show (with me in the newsroom). His 5:30 a.m. opening monologues were works of art. Sometimes, they started with Tom mumbling and shuffling papers, as if he was getting ready but wasn’t yet on the air. Eventually, he’d get to the point and you’d realize it was a completely prepared shtick.
“I take you to be my lawfully wedded (husband/wife), to have and to hold ... (blah, blah, blah) ... until death do us part.” “Until death do us part?” Well, not so much for a rather large number of vow-utterers over the last century or more.
If you should happen to ride your horse into a Kalispell saloon and are arrested for disturbing the peace, we have a perfect defense prepared for you, courtesy of Colonel A.A. White of St. Paul, Minn., who used this very strategy in court in 1917.
It’s time for a good old gas war ... as in gasoline ... with dealer after dealer cutting prices to be the lowest in town ... even as a loss leader! Ah, the good old days. The last gas war I remember was 1969/1970, when the price per gallon dropped 11 cents.
In 1908, UM's Quill and Dagger Society was “revived” with the production of “Tulu,” to be followed by “two other light productions, ‘The Box of Monkees' and 'Mr. Bob.' " Soon after, the Quill and Dagger Society became known as the “Montana Masquers” student group, and in 1918 “the group became the Masquer Theatre Organization, then later the Montana Masquers.”
December 23, 1950 was a pivotal day in my life, although I didn’t realize it at the time. I was only four years old. A radio station, KLCB (the “LCB” part standing for Lincoln County Broadcasting), signed on the air for the first time in my hometown of Libby.
Holland Lake Lodge dates back to 1925, when the Forest Service issued a permit for a summer resort to include “a main building 40 by 60 feet in size, and a number of cabins for individual use,” according to press reports at the time.