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Old 05-07-2012, 05:29 PM
 
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Yeah what a drag.
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Garland
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Some of these are easy, many are downright tough. See how many you can get right.

1. This Dallas DJ was one of the creators of the Top 40 format that took America by storm in the 50s. Name him, the radio station, and frequency.
2. What AM station (with frequency) did Mark E. Baby work for? What was his real name?
3. List three 70s-era rock-and-roll FM stations and their frequencies. Extra points if you can name their on-air nicknames. (I can remember two of the three.)
4. Fill in the blank: “Soul Sockin’ ___.” What was the station and frequency?
5. What Fort Worth AM station (and frequency) was awarded a “clear channel” position on the dial that allowed it to be heard in almost the entire continental United States at night? What do the station’s letters stand for? It has the distinction of being one of the few stations west of the Mississippi whose call sign ___ (fill in the blank). Name the “Midnight Cowboy.”
6. What do WFAA’s letters reportedly stand for?
7. Who was the star of Slam Bang Theater? What was his real name? What station was he on?
8. Where were 1849 Village and European Crossroads located?
9. What was the “fancy shmancy” version of Tom Thumb called that operated briefly at the intersection of Skillman Street and Abrams Road in Dallas?
10. Fill in the blanks for this Dallas department store jingle. “You can always tell a ___ ___ man.”
11. Who hand-twisted her dough, then rode her bike to sell her bread to neighbors?
12. Easy: Mac’s House, The Farmer’s Daughter, Jimmy Dip’s and Carriage House were in what city?
13. What Fort Worth barbecue restaurant used to have sawdust on the floor before it was outlawed? Beer is served at double-price after what time?
14. What famous Fort Worth Stockyards restaurant institution was famous for its “cow fries”?
15. Who is the namesake of the landmark Fort Worth clubs Spencer’s Palace and Spencer’s Corner?
16. What did you ride to get to Leonard Brothers Department Store in Fort Worth? Need the name.
17. I’ve saved the hardest one for last. Bill Martin opened what seafood restaurant in Fort Worth in 1957? When it and the other locations eventually closed their doors, he opened up three more seafood restaurants in Fort Worth, with three different names. What were their names and what streets were they on?

Hello everyone. You guys did great! This was a lot of fun, especially reading your stories of places and times gone by. I might just have to come up with some more questions in the future. In the meantime, here are the answers:

1. Gordon McClendon, KLIF, 1190
2. KFJZ, 1270, Mark Stevens
3. KRLD, 92.5; KZEW, 97.9, “The Zoo”; KTXQ, 102.1, “Q102”
4. 73, KKDA, 730 AM
5. WBAP, 820, We Bring a Program, starts with a W, Bill Mack
6. Working For All Alike (will accept World's Finest Air Attraction too)
7. Icky Twerp, Bill Camfield, KFJZ-TV (later KTVT), Channel 11
8. Fort Worth and Dallas
9. Simon David
10. Sanger Harris
11. Mrs. Baird
12. Fort Worth
13. Angelo’s BBQ, 10 pm
14. Cattlemen’s Steakhouse
15. Spencer Taylor
16. M & O Subway
17. Zuider Zee, Bill Martin’s 2nd Edition, on White Settlement Road, Bill Martin’s 3rd Edition, on East Lancaster, and Bill Martin’s 4th Edition, on the South Freeway (I-35).
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:34 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Early names of UTA and UNT ?
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:12 PM
 
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UNT was obviously North Texas State University (NTSU)
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:03 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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UNT was obviously North Texas State University (NTSU)
What football player gave them the name "Mean Green" ?
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:58 AM
 
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What football player gave them the name "Mean Green" ?
Mean Joe Green?
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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1. Gordon McClendon, KLIF, 1190
2. KFJZ, 1270, Mark Stevens
3. KRLD, 92.5; KZEW, 97.9, “The Zoo”; KTXQ, 102.1, “Q102”
That's what I thought, 97.2, I had a Zewkeenee card around somewhere. I remember before Q102 when it was KFWD 102.1 - Album rock.

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Old 05-08-2012, 03:37 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Early names of UTA and UNT ?
Arlington State College - Used to be part of the TX A&M system now the 2nd biggest school in the UT system.

North TX State University
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:08 PM
 
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Name the small chain of department stores with only 4 departments each that was started in Dallas, owned by the Southland Corp. in the mid 1970's. They didn't last long.

Also name the discount store chain owned by JC Penney around the same time. I think they had 3 large stores also in the '70s.
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Old 12-01-2013, 04:28 PM
 
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I’ve saved the hardest one for last. Bill Martin opened what seafood restaurant in Fort Worth in 1957? When it and the other locations eventually closed their doors, he opened up three more seafood restaurants in Fort Worth, with three different names. What were their names and what streets were they on?

The name of Bill Martin's restaurant was the Zider Zee. I can't remember where it was.

Does anyone remember the name of the old Drive In movie Theater across from Farmer's Daughter? on University?
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