Posts Tagged ‘Sixth Floor Museum’

KLIF and the Kennedy Assassination

Posted by    |    November 22nd, 2012 at 12:35 pm

David Von Pein did a nice job of creating a place to house 3+ hours of audio footage from Dallas, Texas, radio station KLIF, beginning at 11:30 AM (CST) on Friday, November 22, 1963, one hour before U.S. President John F. Kennedy was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald in downtown Dallas.  You+Media’s headquarters is located in the old KLIF studios at 2130 Commerce, so we have a particular interest in this topic.

We linked to several of the files.  You can get the rest on You Tube.

Part One goes into some background on the general sentiment of Texans, where Kennedy was not as popular.  They talk about security and how a few weeks prior, Adlai Stevenson received a fairly rough reception in Dallas.

Part Six is part regular radio broadcasting and then the first bulletin comes across the wire at the 1:44 minute mark where they break into the regular broadcast to announce that three shots had been fired at the motorcade.  The next news brief comes at the 5:36 mark where they mention someone might be wounded and the motorcade has arrived at Parkland Hospital.  At the 8:41, Joe Long reports a Code 3 and they talk about a white male and the rifle.

Part Eight:  Joe Long at the 3:14 mark reports about the Texas Book Store Depository and how they have sealed off the building looking for a would-be Presidential assassin.  Gary De Laune comes on the air at the 5:35 and says that both had been “cut down”.  Joe Long says unconfirmed reports Governor Connally and President Kennedy were wounded.  Gordon McClendon, an iconic radio man, reports from the Trade Mart at the 9:54 mark.

Part Nine.

Part Ten.

Part Eleven

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Omni Dallas Hotel Grand Opening Experience: Saturday Activities

Posted by    |    April 28th, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Saturday, the third day of the “Definitely Dallas!” Grand Opening Experience at the Omni Dallas Hotel, meeting planners were given the opportunity to attend a variety of tours throughout the city. The Old American Golf Club, What’s New in Dallas?, Dallas Arboretum, a Shopping Excursion and a Downtown Dallas Tour were on the list for planners to choose from.

“I was born and raised in Dallas, then left when I was about 18 years old. This is the first time that I’ve come back as a tourist to see how Dallas has changed,” said Austin resident Ray Lindner.

The Downtown Dallas Tour started off at the Grassy Knoll before taking a tour of the Sixth Floor Museum. Members of the tour group were fascinated by JFK and asked many questions related to the assassination and conspiracy theories. “I was actually a student in Dallas when the assassination occurred,” said Lindner. “For me…it’s a step back in time.” (more…)

Celebrating the Historic West End

Posted by    |    November 5th, 2010 at 12:22 pm

MasonBaronet is hosting a wealth of influential Dallasites on this cool Thursday evening in the West End. Attendees are mingling in their suits and fashionable Fall attire, and a recording of the Booker T. Washington Jazz Ensemble can be heard over the intellectual chatter. White candles decorate the office, giving it a swanky atmosphere that parallels the vibe of the vibrant West End, which is the main reason we’ve gathered here tonight: to hear John Crawford and Mayor Tom Leppert discuss the growth of this cool Dallas neighborhood.

Dallas is in a good place (minus the Cowboys tragic 1-6 record, and the current state of Romo’s clavicle). “We are excited about what’s going on in our city…we’re excited that the Rangers made it to the World Series, and that the Superbowl is coming,” said Chris Phelps, Vice President of MasonBaronet, “…it is a good time to live and do business in Downtown Dallas.”

John Crawford, President and CEO of Downtown Dallas, shared his thoughts about the West End. He recognized Deputy Chief Michael Genovesi, for “making a difference in public safety,” and noted that we are “very fortunate to have the support of DPD…crime stats are 33% less than this time last year”. (more…)