Monday, September 27, 2010

Gary Morse - Kingsport Radio Legend - 1945-2010

Gary on the front page in August 1965 - he got his picture taken with the Beatles!

From 1961

Also from 1961.

Here's Gary in 1971 when he was the morning newscaster on Houston's KPRC-TV.

And here's Gary doing two TV commercials for Timmerman Toyota in Aiken, S.C. in the seventies.

Click to hear an air check of Bouncin' Gary on WKIN-AM in 1963:

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Kingsport Comics

The very first comic strip in the Kingsport Times, The Gumps, which debuted Oct. 1, 1924.

The first full comics page: March 4, 1935.

Vote for your favorite comics: 1951.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fallout Shelter Phenomenon - circa the sixties

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Happy 60th Birthday, Beetle Bailey!

Welcome to Kingsport, Beetle. The Kingsport Times was one of only 12 newspapers to carry Beetle when he first began in syndication.

Here's the first Beetle Bailey strip to appear in the Kingsport Times on Sept. 4, 1950. He was a very different Beetle, a college freshman!

Here's how the comics page looked on the day that Beetle debuted.

Beetle didn't catch on until he joined the Army on March 13, 1951.