Fireman Frank, Nightmare Theater and Capt. Scotty
Posted by Wayde Carlson (+28) 11 years ago
I was thinking of the old TV shows that takes me back to those days.
Fireman Frank and REAL cartoons and the "Magic Hands," doing magic tricks. How much time did I have before I had to go to school?
It was part of my day. Nightmare Theater, with Fireman Frank (real name is Ron Ross) did the honors of SCARING ME as the program started. And in the afternoon was Captain Scotty. I could tell when it was noontime by Let's Make A Deal at 11:30AM, The Newlywed Game at Noon and The Dating Game at 12:30 P.M.

It entered my mind that it would be neat, Yeah NEAT, which itself IS OLD, to find an old TV Guide from around the time of 1969-75.

I have checked Ebay and the internet. A guy in Denver has old TV Guides-But they don't cover this area. If there are any packrats (Like myself) that see any or have any ideas-PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
I believe I have a bunch of 1980's TV Guides somewhere.

For those of you who are wondering WHO I am, I believe I was last on here 4 years ago to applaud the talented Gene Larson-Who continues to preserve history in his unique work. And to those who don't understand his work, he doesn't sit down after dinner and crank one out. It is around 150-200 hours.

I have lived in Billings since 1988. I was the friendly voice on KATL in 1981-82. I played that WILD Rock and Roll, like Joan Jett's "I Love Rock And Roll." My RADIO NAME? Wayde Carlson. DUH!

I take a look on here and on the CityCam, though I don't see much on there, as I have old dialup. I still record on VHS. Is there a limit to the number of words I can put here or does it just cut me
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Posted by K.Duffy (+1812) 11 years ago
Ummmm...you're kinda ruining it for those who tell their kids and grand kids they had to do chores and played outside instead of sitting in front of the t.v./computer

Were you at KATL during the airing of Chicken Man? Now THAT was radio at it's finest!
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Posted by Emilie Boyles (+247) 11 years ago
Try Periodicals Paradise
http://www.yelp.com/biz/...-portland

I used to find all kinds of old magazines there...and they would likely ship to you.
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1906) 11 years ago
Wade - Captain Scotty and Fireman Frank were played by two different
people.
The last time I was in SLC, Mark Eubanks was still doing the weather. Is he still on, Wendy?
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11810) 11 years ago
Captain Scotty had a round head and short blond hair. Fireman Frank had a long, narrow head, big nose, and curly dark hair. And that great voice, used to such effect in Nightmare Theatre. Ah, the days of two tv channels. I remember them well.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6166) 11 years ago
The last time I was in SLC, Mark Eubanks was still doing the weather. Is he still on, Wendy?


Mark retired a few years ago but his son, Kevin, who sounds and looks a lot like him, does the weather on one of our local networks.

[This message has been edited by Wendy Wilson (10/4/2010)]
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Posted by Heather Ross (+4) 11 years ago
Hi you guys. I'm new to Milescity. Was searching the web for links to my father and there you all were--talking about him. Fireman Frank's real name is indeed Ron Ross. He's living in southern Ogden. He's 82. I'm anticipating a phone call this Halloween with an original horror poem and his Nightmare Theatre iconic creep out. Any of you are free to contact me. Heather Ross [email protected]
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1906) 11 years ago
Wow. This should go into the "Small World" thread. I hope you enjoy Miles City, Heather.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11810) 11 years ago
Tell Fireman Frank there are still lots of middle-aged folks around here who remember him fondly!
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Posted by Gene Larson (+273) 11 years ago
Heather:

Have you actually moved to Miles City or just new to milescity.com? I'm a former broadcaster and will always be interested in folks in the broadcast/telecast world.

Is there a possibility of getting a recording of your Dad's Halloween phone call, or is this more of a private daughter/father event? (If this were possible, of course you would have to get his permission for this unexpected request). And if this is between the two of you only, I perfectly understand! "Fireman Frank" is a great memory for those who "grew up " with him in this area, due to the first TV experiences here via cable out of Salt Lake City.

Thank you for exciting great memories for the locals!

Sincerely,
Gene Larson
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Posted by Frank Hardy (+1611) 6 years ago
http://www.good4utah.com/...HcROCSXMQg

I know this is an old thread, but I just watched this clip from Ch. 4 in Salt Lake City and it has some really good footage on it.



FH
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Posted by David Schott (+17178) 6 years ago
I watched "Hotel Balderdash" every morning while eating my Quaker Quisp cereal.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11810) 6 years ago
I saw that Quisp is back in stores!
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Posted by David Schott (+17178) 6 years ago
I knew it was for sale on amazon.com but haven't seen it in stores in the Seattle area.

No, I haven't bought any.
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Posted by Ineedsun (+221) 6 years ago
I found this Facebook page (Nightmare Theatre). There is a clip on the page that says it is the only known clip in existence. Sure brought back memories!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/NIGHTMARE-THEATER-KIRO-TV/132692820075012
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Posted by Ineedsun (+221) 6 years ago
While we are on the topic of old TV shows, here's one that has been nagging at me for years.

There was (I believe) either a newsman or a weatherman who used to give away his paintings if you wrote to him and said why you would like to have one. Pretty sure it was on a SLC channel. I won one in 1970. Does anyone remember that? :-)
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6166) 6 years ago
Hmm. Dick Nourse was the guy I remember because he was still on the air when we moved to Salt Lake in 1995. But I don't think he was an artist of any kind.
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