Phil Brown / columnist
Once upon a time Enid had a television station -- KGEO-TV channel 5. The studios were located on the northeast corner of 2nd and Randolph in downtown Enid. The building is now occupied by Enid Transmission Specialists.
In late 1956, they moved the TV station lock, stock, barrel and employees to Oklahoma City, that is, everything except the transmitting antenna. It didn't make it.
They were moving the station to OKC where it would have access to a larger market -- where they could sell more advertising, and make more money. They changed the name to KOCO-TV. The station maintained its Enid symbols, however, for many years. Until a few years ago, the backdrop on the station's news anchor set was a wall-sized photo of Enid's huge grain elevators.
But, back to the tower and antenna that didn't make it. The 650-foot tower topped by a 193-foot, 22-ton transmitting antenna collapsed in a heap of crumpled metal in October 1956, when they attempted to move the antenna from its location east of Enid to the station's new 1,187-foot tower seven miles northwest of Crescent.
It was Sunday morning, and I was watching my favorite magazine-type news show on CBS TV with Charles Osgood. I think ol' Charlie's really good. In fact, he should change his name to "Charles Really Good." The show always has at least one or two off-the-beaten-path stories about people, places and things.
I got a real honk out of this week's treasure-hunting segment. Some guy who has made a fortune in computer software hid gold tokens redeemable for $1 million worth of jewelry. The clues to the hiding places were in an elaborate children's book he published. All of them have been found. One piece of jewelry was worth $450,000. Wow! That makes reading Harry Potter a waste of time, doesn't it?
Phil Brown / columnist
How could they hate Him enough? How could He love them enough?
But how could they not love Him enough? He had something to offer all of them. Some He healed, others He forgave, and to all He offered hope and salvation.
ENE editorial: 'I am with you, always'
“Do not be afraid; for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He has risen, as He said."
- Today He lives!
Evil at 9:02 a.m.
Nineteen years ago today — at 9:02 a.m. — an unspeakable act was committed against Oklahomans and this nation, when conspirators led by Timothy McVeigh blew up the Alfred P. Murrah Building in downtown Oklahoma City, killing 168 people — 19 of them children in a building day care center.
Nearly two decades have passed since an ammonium nitrate-fueled bomb inside a Ryder truck devastated the Alfred M. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995.
Mini purchase provokes maximum anxiety
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Smoking in Enid’s public parks may be banned by city
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The primary election is June 24. If no Democrats filed to run, the winner of that contest will be the next representative. If no candidate receives at least half of the vote, a runoff election with the top two vote-getters will be Aug. 26.
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Loving the hate away sounds simple, is anything but ...
Somebody hates the fact somebody else has more stuff, more land, more resources, than they do, so they go to war.
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