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CKCK QSL card - 1962 Scan Copyright © John in MontanaMany more great QSL cards of the past can be found on this page of John’s website:QSL Cards from the John in Montana CollectionThe original CKCK signed off the air in 2001 after having been broadcasting since 1922.  620 KHz in Regina is now occupied by CKRM and a “hit country” format.  The call letters were resurrected on FM in 2002.  After a previously glorious history for CKCK, it is now sadly just another North American signal churning out that mindless abomination known as Jack FM.
CKCK QSL card - 1962
 
Scan Copyright © John in Montana

Many more great QSL cards of the past can be found on this page of John’s website:

QSL Cards from the John in Montana Collection

The original CKCK signed off the air in 2001 after having been broadcasting since 1922. 620 KHz in Regina is now occupied by CKRM and a “hit country” format. The call letters were resurrected on FM in 2002. After a previously glorious history for CKCK, it is now sadly just another North American signal churning out that mindless abomination known as Jack FM.
imperialgoogie:

americabymotorcycle:

Earthquake. 59 Chevy.

Lesser roads like this just can’t handle a ‘59 Chevy.

I hate to throw any water on imperialgoogie’s funny line especially since he’s from New Zealand and certainly knows all about earthquakes.  Still, I want to point out that this photograph was taken in the aftermath of “The Great Alaska Earthquake" that occurred on March 27, 1964 (which was also Good Friday that year).  What is seen here shows Fourth Street in Anchorage after it dropped 20 feet.  The quake hit a 9.2 magnitude generating a tsunami that caused major damage as far south as Crescent City, California and minor damage as far south as Los Angeles.The main reason I bother to add all of this to my Reblog is my Tumblr seems to have a lot of fans in the Cascadia Subduction Zone that is more than capable of creating an earthquake just like this one.  That means all you good folks from Eureka, California to the south through Portland, Seattle, Vancouver in Canada, and beyond need to always be prepared (but not scared) for a quake several times more powerful than the so-called “Big One” that California’s San Andreas Fault will have again someday.

imperialgoogie:

americabymotorcycle:

Earthquake. 59 Chevy.

Lesser roads like this just can’t handle a ‘59 Chevy.

I hate to throw any water on imperialgoogie’s funny line especially since he’s from New Zealand and certainly knows all about earthquakes. Still, I want to point out that this photograph was taken in the aftermath of “The Great Alaska Earthquake" that occurred on March 27, 1964 (which was also Good Friday that year). What is seen here shows Fourth Street in Anchorage after it dropped 20 feet. The quake hit a 9.2 magnitude generating a tsunami that caused major damage as far south as Crescent City, California and minor damage as far south as Los Angeles.

The main reason I bother to add all of this to my Reblog is my Tumblr seems to have a lot of fans in the Cascadia Subduction Zone that is more than capable of creating an earthquake just like this one. That means all you good folks from Eureka, California to the south through Portland, Seattle, Vancouver in Canada, and beyond need to always be prepared (but not scared) for a quake several times more powerful than the so-called “Big One” that California’s San Andreas Fault will have again someday.
gameraboy:

Gas at 28.9 Circa 1965 by arbyreed on Flickr.
0.28¢/gallon of gas, and a free case of R/C cola?!


What a great find!  Hancock Gasoline was one of two subsidiary “discount” brands under Signal Oil & Gas.  These brands were mainstays on the west coast, especially in Southern California.  To make a very long story short, these brands were all absorbed into what became Exxon.

gameraboy:

Gas at 28.9 Circa 1965 by arbyreed on Flickr.

0.28¢/gallon of gas, and a free case of R/C cola?!

What a great find! Hancock Gasoline was one of two subsidiary “discount” brands under Signal Oil & Gas. These brands were mainstays on the west coast, especially in Southern California. To make a very long story short, these brands were all absorbed into what became Exxon.
Grateful Dead - Barbed Wire Whipping Party

This “song” was recorded in October 1968 during the Aoxomoxoa sessions. Even with all of the rarities dug up and put out in the years since Jerry Garcia died, it has still never been officially released due to the continuing, strenuous objections of lyricist Robert Hunter who’s voice tells the main tale above all the “Meat, meat, gimme my meat” and other weirdness.

The barbed wire whipping party in the razor blade forest
Sweet live meat, my fangs could unravel you
Back, hand, whip, lash, [eskers], sange froid, leather picnic
Duty, cold blood, barbed wire, naked on the table, laughing
Feet stained wine and eyes smoking
No is permitted
There’s more freedom than you could choke down in ten thousand years

The other day I went to Mars and talked to God
And he told me to tell you to hang tight and don’t worry
The solution to everything is death
10 plays
BBC “Bat’s Wings” ID - used from December 2, 1953 through the early 1960s Credit: unknownA genuine clip 4:40 in length of this marvelous logo in motion and complete with harp music can be seen at the link below courtesy of bbctim123 on YouTube.BBC Television batwings ident (1953-early 1960s) - YouTubeMore information on the creation and construction of this “ident” (as our British friends would say) by graphic designer Abram Games (a man who’s work is seen on many retro/vintage blogs here on Tumblr) can be found in this BBC News article from December 1, 2013 by Nick Higham.BBC News - 60 years since ‘bat’s wings’ became first BBC TV symbol
BBC “Bat’s Wings” ID - used from December 2, 1953 through the early 1960s
 
Credit: unknown

A genuine clip 4:40 in length of this marvelous logo in motion and complete with harp music can be seen at the link below courtesy of bbctim123 on YouTube.

BBC Television batwings ident (1953-early 1960s) - YouTube

More information on the creation and construction of this “ident” (as our British friends would say) by graphic designer Abram Games (a man who’s work is seen on many retro/vintage blogs here on Tumblr) can be found in this BBC News article from December 1, 2013 by Nick Higham.

BBC News - 60 years since ‘bat’s wings’ became first BBC TV symbol
klappersacks:

(via Klapperscans)

As a radio history buff, this bent my brain a little bit because WGY are call letters that have been identified with Schenectady since 1922.  Yes, certain stations were owned by food companies back in those days but I knew WGY was owned by General Electric in that era.As I gathered from several sources, the story goes that the Jonathan Levi Company decided to open a new chain of grocery stores in the Schenectady area and “probably” named them after the station due to its popularity.  I would say it’s more like definitely since there’s no doubt that’s a very old-style radio transmission antenna hung above the factories in the label’s shield.  That also helps date this label as most likely being from anywhere between 1930 and 1938 as it was in ‘38 when WGY built a new tower-style antenna that is still in use today.As with most stations of its kind, WGY is now in the hands of the Clear Channel Communications conglomerate and doesn’t do much anymore beyond churning out the usual syndicated political blowhard programming.

klappersacks:

(via Klapperscans)

As a radio history buff, this bent my brain a little bit because WGY are call letters that have been identified with Schenectady since 1922. Yes, certain stations were owned by food companies back in those days but I knew WGY was owned by General Electric in that era.

As I gathered from several sources, the story goes that the Jonathan Levi Company decided to open a new chain of grocery stores in the Schenectady area and “probably” named them after the station due to its popularity. I would say it’s more like definitely since there’s no doubt that’s a very old-style radio transmission antenna hung above the factories in the label’s shield. That also helps date this label as most likely being from anywhere between 1930 and 1938 as it was in ‘38 when WGY built a new tower-style antenna that is still in use today.

As with most stations of its kind, WGY is now in the hands of the Clear Channel Communications conglomerate and doesn’t do much anymore beyond churning out the usual syndicated political blowhard programming.
imperialgoogie:

populuxury:

Huddle Coffee Shop Matchbook

Ah, Googie for Christmas!

The Huddle was a small chain of 24-hour coffee-shop-style restaurants located in the greater Los Angeles area and run by entrepreneur Paul Cummins.  Most locations also had a cocktail lounge.  As with the ones listed above, they were all googie-style in one way or another.  Other locations included one near the Santa Monica Airport, Beverly Hills (where Cummins owned three other restaurants), Pasadena, downtown Los Angeles, and Palm Springs.  These are all long gone and not related to any of the places using The Huddle name today.  These are also not to be confused with the Huddle House chain that was started in Georgia.

imperialgoogie:

populuxury:

Huddle Coffee Shop Matchbook

Ah, Googie for Christmas!

The Huddle was a small chain of 24-hour coffee-shop-style restaurants located in the greater Los Angeles area and run by entrepreneur Paul Cummins. Most locations also had a cocktail lounge. As with the ones listed above, they were all googie-style in one way or another. Other locations included one near the Santa Monica Airport, Beverly Hills (where Cummins owned three other restaurants), Pasadena, downtown Los Angeles, and Palm Springs. These are all long gone and not related to any of the places using The Huddle name today. These are also not to be confused with the Huddle House chain that was started in Georgia.