KAKC Exhibit Begins

Tulsa’s famed radio also known as The Big 97 is back. The dial of that old transistor radio can’t be turned, but listeners can travel back in time, courtesy of the Tulsa Historical Society, 2445 S. Peoria Ave.

The museum begins featuring a special exhibit focusing on the station’s heyday (the 1960s) on Thursday, June 23. A special opening reception will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. A Q & A session with former broadcasting personalities including Scooter Segraves, Dick Schmitz, Mike McCarthy and Clayton Vaughn begins at 5:30 p.m.

The exhibit includes mementoes from the station and from Tulsans who lived during those decades when rock ‘n’ roll took over the airwaves. Items included in the exhibit will range from memorabilia, photos and memories of the former DJs to clothing and jewelry worn by those cruising the Restless Ribbon. There will also be original audio clips from the radio station, a working jukebox where visitors can select their own -era tunes and 1960s film footage.

The Tulsa Historical Society is the only museum in Tulsa focused on building, preserving, and presenting a broad based general collection of Tulsa’s history.

Thanks to the vision, tenacity and commitment of dedicated board and volunteers, the Tulsa Historical Society is located within a superb 28,000 square foot facility and grounds, formerly the site of a historic home in the Woodward Park complex.

The Tulsa Historical Society has eight exhibit galleries featuring topics related to local history.

For reservations to the exhibit opening, contact the Tulsa Historical Society, 918-712-9484 or email ths@tulsahistory.org.

Updated 06-18-2011

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