Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Cable Guys September 1968

Kneeling left to right: Lee Boyd, Pee Wee Browning, Harry Nell.
Standing left to right: Dale Griffith, Darwin Baker Heulon Bryan, Bob Moates, Andy Sleszak, Gene (unknown last name), Quane Fletcher.

Quane was chief engineer, Bryan was construction superintendent, Baker was the dispatcher & the rest were technicians. At the time they had 3,500 subscribers, 10 employees in the field, one office girl, 12 employees in all including Moates. All equipment was tube type amplifiers & pitiful underground wiring. Moates was hired to rebuild the system in 1967. I (Brookside Homeboy) remember their office had a couple TV's sitting in the window & were usually on so you could watch TV without sound. It was located at 541 8th Street South behind Rexall. The photo was taken in the parking lot in back of their office where the new parking garage sits now.

All information provided by Bob Moates & Harry Nell, both still live in Naples & Moates is 82 years old now. Anyone see traces of Drew Carey in the photo?

1 comment:

  1. I think I remember my Dad threatening to shut the cablevision off when the rate went from $7.50 to $9.00 a month