313 Area Code BBSes Through History (80's Version)

MAP OF THE 313 AREA CODE
313-051-4801
Wildcat! BBS
(1989)
313-222-8800
DETROIT, MI
Technically Speaking, The Dart Board II, The Freep
(1989-1992)
Brad Shelton
313-226-4423
DETROIT, MI
Federal Job Center, Federal Job Info Center
(1988-1994)
Wildcat
313-227-1573
SOUTHFIELD, MI
George's Fido
(1986-1994)
George MosesFidoNet
313-227-4838
SOUTHFIELD, MI
Terminal Services, TS-BBS
(1989-1992)
Wildcat
313-229-4465
Hartland, MI
Hartland Pride, Hartland Pride BBS
(1989-2002)
Mike RyanWildcat 3 under OS/2
"I closed Hartland Pride in 2003, due to a lack of callers.. At one time, Livingston County had as many as 30 BBSs running. The Internet surely had a huge impact on us, as well as many of the Sysops leaving home for college. I don't think there are any BBSs online at this time.. I am a member of the Livingston County Computer Users Group: http://www.lccug.org I enjoyed running HP, and have many fond memories." - Mike Ryan
313-231-2366
DETROIT ZONE 6, MI
UFO Data Collect, UFO Data Collection , Ufo Data Collection Center, UFO Data Coltn
(1989-1994)
Tim RappetteT.A.G. , Wildcat
313-233-4067
SOUTHFIELD, MI
TBBS Fenton BBS
(1985)
313-238-4984
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
BBS 80 Flint
(1985)
313-239-9690
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
Flint BBS
(1988-1991)
N8DYB/(KA8OCN?)
313-242-3612
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
Computer Alley BBS, Computer Alley QBBS, Monroe County Net
(1989-1994)
Rob O'Dell
313-243-0944
DETROIT ZONE 4, MI
Fast Eddie's, FAST EDDIE'S BBS, Fast Eddie's QUICKBBS
(1989-1994)
Ed Dobie
313-247-1828
Utica, MI
Diskwiz BBS (Atari)
(1983-1986)
Don PeruskiWizardry
"Hard to say exactly when the board was up. I need to get my Atari computer back up, as I think I still have my BBS on a floppy here somewhere. :) You have a cool site. I was happy to see my 90's IBM version BBS, but was hoping to find info about my 80's BBS as it was very popular for a few years. I had the first Atari 835 modem BBS in existence. 300 baud!! Then went to a 1200 Hayes compat modem. :) Jim Steinbrecher gave me some beta drivers and I modified his software to work with mine. Ahhh...the good old days. Darn hormones destroyed everything when I got in my mid to late teens. :( hahaha" - Don Peruski
313-247-1838
DETROIT ZONE 6, MI
North Sterling BBS
(1989-1994)
Don Calderone, Don Caldeorne
313-247-4795
DETROIT ZONE 6, MI
The World of Sanctum, World of SANCTUM
(1989-1994)
Revis Smith
313-254-1124
SOUTHFIELD, MI
The Abbey
(1989-1990)
Jerry Agattas, Tim Baeten
313-255-2456
DETROIT, MI
Chess Board, The Chessboard
(1988-1994)
313-261-1968
DETROIT ZONE 1, MI
The Death Star AE
(1988)
Mind Bender
313-262-7382
DETROIT, MI
Download R Us, Downloads "R" Us, Downloads R Us
(1988-1994)
Steve Rumple, Mark SwarthoutWildcat
313-264-8121
Sterling Heights, MI
The Snake Pit
(1985-1991)
Diamond BackC-Net, Amiga software
313-272-7111
DETROIT, MI
4 Sights Network, 4-Sights Network, Four Sights Network
(1989-1994)
313-273-7666
DETROIT, MI
C-Tech #1
(1989-1997)
Joe Shaw
313-273-8316
Detroit, MI
John's Corner, One Way Christian BBS
(1987-1991)
John KupelRenagade (Conversion)
"Hi All, I ran this delightfull BBS from '87 - late '91. I had a great helper in redesigning and adding to the Renagade software. Brian Giles was a great help and encentive to keep the system running. I ran the system on a Commodore 64 and as it was only 300 baud we had to rewrite it to work at about 600 baud. In about the later part of '88 we upgraded to a 1200 baud modem and we called it a bee Boo modem because it was a two toned (mid to low) looking for which mode it would connect with 600 or 1200 baud. One Way was designed and ran to promote living a Christ like lifestile and to educate others on the Salvation plan. I met my Christian wife (Sheryl) through running this system. the system ran till late '91 from the Commodore to the software being redesigned for an IBM Clone system and was dropped in late 1991 due to lack of calls and interest.." - John Kupel
313-274-0527
DEARBORN, MI
Heath Connection, Heath HUG system, Terminal Velocity
(1985-1994)
Brenton Curl
313-274-3940
Southfield, MI
MACE
(1984)
313-277-1513
DEARBORN, MI
Outpost - Wildcat, THE OUTPOST
(1988-1994)
Wildcat
313-278-0266
DEARBORN, MI
APA BBS
(1989)
Wildcat
313-278-6466
Dearborn,, MI
Big Blue Globe, Tari ForeST, Tari Forest/Tech/Blue
(1986-2001)
Anton MaljeOasis 4.x, later Renegade
"Originally started in Plymouth Twp., MI. on an Atari 800XL with an Atari 400 handling the connection or deferal to recording a voice message. The original name was 'Tari Tech and it supported the eight bit Atari family and ran on the first version of Oasis Jr, which was a small but powerful ML program. In 1988 the system followed me to Dearborn and eventually evolved to Oasis 4.3, and later 4.6. With 4.6 the BBS acted like 4 BBSs in one as 'Tari Tech, 'Tari ForeST, Big Blue Globe and Spiral Springs; supporting Atari eight bit, Atari ST, IBM (and Amiga), and a place for Philosophy and Metaphysics, which sadly didn't get much use. At that point I was running An Atari 130 XE with expanded memory and CSSs "Black Box" with a couple hard drives. Eventully I ended running the system on an IBM clone I put together runn ing Renegade for the last few years but by then usership had declined to a trickle. After '99 calls were down to a few calls per WEEK. The heydays were back when the Merit Dialouts were available and the western 313 area BBSs recieved calls from all over. I was also networked via Oasis for a number of years with seveal boards including two in New Zealand. I really miss the old BBS community." - Anton Malje
313-282-0109
DETROIT, MI
Cross Corner
(1984-2000)
Fred Cross
313-283-8583
DETROIT, MI
Reckinball Sys, Reckinball System, Reckinball! Sys.
(1988-1990)
Ron RowellWildcat
313-286-0145
Mt.Clemens, MI
he erial

ort, Serial Port TBBS, The Serial Port
(1987-1994)

Stu JacksonTBBS
"Hello, Just wanted to say HI and what a great site you have! I almost said "board"! I ran The Serial Port for those very fun years and enjoyed it very much. When we moved to Texas, the board went with me, but alas, never caught on. About that time, the internet was picking up steam, and BBS business was on the decline. I still have the (486) computer, CD drives, software, and a ton of 14.4 modems in the basement. Maybe some day I'll fire it up, just for laughs! Of course, there's always Ebay, the ultimate BBS!! Great job on your site!" - Stu Jackson, X-Sysop, Lansing, MI"
313-291-0665
TAYLOR, MI,
Downriver Download
(1989-1994)
Paul LoeberT.A.G.
313-291-2520
TAYLOR, MI
Genesis II
(1986-1994)
Robert Numerick, Rob Numerick, WB8ZPN
313-291-3812
Taylor, MI
The Cutting Boad, The Cutting Board
(1984-1986)
Doug GeissAMIS/FIDO-NET, AMIS/FidoNet
"Started on a Atari 800XL with a MPP 300 baud modem, using AMIS software from MACE. (I was a member at 14.). Switched to a Signalman 1200 baud modem and revised software. Upon receiving one of the first IBM PC-AT's in 1985, switched to Fido software. In 1986, started dating - so the board was shut down! (Note: Your listing showed the name as Cutting Boad, instead of Board. The name was a play on the word Board, although I was producing short films at the time, and my film teacher was working with Michael Moore on Roger and Me.) Ps: Great documentary!" - Doug Geiss
313-291-4415
TAYLOR, MI
Taylor Town TI
(1987-1989)
Kenny English
313-291-6005
TAYLOR, MI
The Firm
(1988-1991)
Bob Dallape
313-292-0665
TAYLOR, MI
Down River, DownrivD/L, Downriver Download
(1989-1994)
Paul LoeberTelegard
313-292-1639
TAYLOR, MI
The Keep
(1988-1990)
Rob Numerick
313-292-6167
TAYLOR, MI
Taylor , Taylor Hub, Taylor Plus, The Ultimate Force, Ultimate Force BBS
(1989-1994)
Hank Lee
313-294-0959
Roseville, MI
The WORD Exchange, The WORD Exchange (CfC #47), Word Exchange
(1989-1993)
Michael Sly
"The WORD Exchange was a Christian BBS that actually started in Warren, MI running Telegard and then later, Maximus. About 2 years into it (1991) we moved to Roseville, MI and I switched software to Wildcat. The BBS went offline around 1993." - Michael Sly
313-295-0783
TAYLOR, MI
Apple-Gram
(1982-1983)
313-295-4397
TAYLOR, MI
The Trivial AE
(1986)
Ascii Express
313-295-7279
TAYLOR, MI
Ballroom TAG MIDI XXX, The Ballroom
(1989-1994)
Joe KasturaT.A.G.
313-299-5864
Utility City BBS
(1985-1993)
Eric KimminauRenegade, Telegard, Celerity, UBBS
"I actually started this board down in Dallas on a original IBM Xt, 8Mhz, 1MB ram, 10MB Harddrive. It slowly grew in size and went multi-line in 1987. My board was geared to people looking for any and every kind of utility: anti-virus, disk compression, diagnostics (PCTools & Norton 1.0!), modem dialers, BBS software, toolkits, ascii art and BBS doors. I think at one time I had about 30 doors running on my boards. I ran DOS based software under DesqView/X for the last 3-4 years so I could run both nodes from a single system and have a 3rd local node for maintenance. I became the South Central US USTG (US Telegard Network) which them became the ITCNet FIDO Network regional Host working with Jack Reece, Paul Maner and Jack Schofield (who took over for me when I moved to Michigan). I am listed in the ITCNet Guidelines here: http://textfiles.com/bbs/FIDONET/itcguide.txt and on the Routing map here: http://textfiles.com/bbs/FIDONET/itcroute.pol These (USTGNet, ITCNet) were FidoNet style networks but it wasn't a part of FidoNet per se. We were a standalone, isolated network (because FidoNet was such a big bunch of wankers at the time). Then I moved to Michigan and became not only the North Regional Hub but the Central US Zone coordinator and a regional FidoNet hub. Serviced Auburn Hts, Leonard, Auburn Hills, Sylvan Lake, Milford, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Troy, CLarkston, Waterford, Taylor. I was the first to distribute out the huge M.O.D. Bust info http://www.textfiles.com/news/modbust.txt I participated in a number of "Warez" and "Cracking" groups. With three other friends we started "S.A.T.A.N" and released the first crack for the original Mech Warrior game. If only I had thought that this info would ever be needed. I donated about 200GB of tape backups and my tape drive to Goodwill about 2 years ago which had 8 years of FidoNet, USTGNet and ITCNet netmail and BBS lists. Such is life. My BBS went down when I started getting serious about Linux. I started the alt.sport.photon internet newsgroup and had one of the first FidoNet/ITCNet to Internet News gateways. Shouts to Freddy Krueger and the ElmStreet Crew, BK, Jim Kitchen, Charlie Riess, Jack Reece, Paul Maner, Jack Schofield, Midnight Oil (1 & 2), Cool Hand, INC, THG and RAZOR. I now run BeamSport, http://beamsport.com which is really just another BBS. I have now come full circle." - Eric Kimminau
313-334-8877
Detroit, MI
Club II, CLUB II BBS, The Club
(1981-Present)
Terry Conklin, Terence ConklinFido/Renegade
"Came across an old email that mentioned your site, and I can help with the specifics of my own boards, which are a bit off. However the story is a bit complex, so I'm not sure how you would choose to represent it, so here's the chain of events. My system, The Club, (Not "Club I") came online in either late 1980 or 1981 (no records of the actual date exist so call it '81) on a TRS-80 Model 1 on my own software, at the phone number 313-334-8877. The original modem was a Radio Shack non-auto-answer unit and I answered calls manually at first(!) In fall '83 I moved to East Lansing, (Michigan State,) and The Club came with me, and opearted full time in our dorm room, a 517 number. Since there were a lot of calls, I set up a second system, "The Club II", (not "Club II or Club II BBS") on the Detroit number, on a DOS box. The Club and Club II did limited message and file sharing to tie the communities together. In '84 it was up in the dorms again, then I met my wife and we moved into our own place, and it went up on.... 517-372-0004? We were there a year and then picked up a new house, and with it the 517-372-3131 number, so that'd be 1985. I ordered multiple lines, and another TRS-80. A year or so later I rewrote the system on Unix with a multiport card. The Club continued to operate at 372-3131 until December of 2000. The Club II is still up, still at the original 313-334-8877, (though the area code was changed to 248,) and it's also telnet'able at theclub.conklinsystems.com, though there are essentially no callers now. I'm not sure how you would want to map that into your listing format, but as I've maintained a BBS at the 334-8877 number for ~25 years now, I'm pretty sure your existing entries need an update. ;-)" - Terence Conklin As a footnote, I still have The Club's original hardware, that TRS-80 Model I, overclocked 200%, still running strong. On rare occasions, I've had a 'retro' day and allowed people to log in to the original hardware via telnet (through a PC.) At this point though I'm starting to see disks losing sectors, as I believe I'm at the chemical age limit of magenetic media.
313-336-8986
DEARBORN, MI
FordCommClub
(1988)
313-338-8505
DETROIT ZONE 1, MI
Pontiac, Mi. RBBS/RCPM, RCP/M RBBS Pontiac
(1982-1983)
313-345-6779
DETROIT, MI
OMIK 3 Ham Radio
(1989)
313-347-2416
DETROIT, MI
Split Infinity
(1989)
Chris Mical
313-348-4479
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
We Haven, Westside Download
(1983-1988)
313-348-8535
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
007 VIP Lounge, 007's NiteFl, 007's VIP Lounge, Night Flight 007
(1987-1994)
A.H. Mark, Mark/Ryan
313-349-3408
007's Runway
(1987-1994)
Gil Schultz, Gil Shultz
313-350-2585
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
Titardis
(1989)
313-352-1210
DETROIT, MI
The House
(1987-1994)
Fred Daniels
313-352-8271
DETROIT, MI
SY DRAFT, AE LINE: EXEC
(1984-1985)
313-355-5945
Dbase/Foxbase/ClipperBBS
(1989)
Wildcat
313-357-1422
Southfield, MI
ABBS Michigan Apple-Fone
(1981-1983)
Curt DeeganABBS
313-357-7273
DETROIT, MI
Slipped Disk
(1989)
Wildcat
313-360-0106
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
GLBBS, GREAT LAKES BBS, RRHost Shareware Fonts
(1989-1991)
Scott AndersonWWIV
313-360-2050
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
SBC's Channel 85 RBBS
(1984)
Mike Buffmyer, Russ Glover
313-360-4430
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
Metro-Net
(1989)
Paul GoodspeedTBBS
313-364-5157
DETROIT ZONE 1, MI
Bluewater Net, H.P. Systems, Home Plate, HomePlate BBS
(1989-1995)
Chris Brinker
313-368-4828
DETROIT, MI
PL@Y GROUND
(1985)
AMIS
313-381-2931
LINCOLN PARK, MI
Nut House, The Nut House
(1989-1996)
Jack McGuffin, Jack McGriffin
313-381-8879
LINCOLN PARK, MI
Lincoln Park Opus
(1987-1994)
Stuart Fuller
313-382-4569
Allen Park, MI
The Ultimate BBS
(1986-1989)
Captain Decker - Admiral DeckerOriginal Author - CNET 64 Adaptation
313-385-9969
DETROIT ZONE 6, MI
"HOME PLATE", But Seriously Folks, Home Plate, HomePlate DSZ, The Land of Nul
(1988-1994)
Michael Cody, Mike CodyWildcat
313-386-5301
LINCOLN PARK, MI
PC-Amiga
(1988)
313-391-6856
Orion, MI
Les' Place, Les's Place, Les's Place The Mansion, Les's Place: The Mansion
(1983-1994)
Les JenkinsSystem 64/Amiga CNet Pro
313-393-0527
Detroit, MI
FIDO #92 PCUTTILboard, FIDO #92: PCUTIL board, PCUTILboard, PCUTILboard (FIDOnode #92), PC Util
(1984-1987)
Jon TaraFidoNet
313-398-3078
Atari Aduocate, Atari Advocate, AtariAdv, EchoMail Coord, Ferndale RO Sfld Mad Hts
(1988-1995)
David DayWildcat
313-398-7926
PHOENIX USA, Phoenix USA
(1989-1994)
Jack Kennedy
313-399-6967
DETROIT, MI
1st Base Board
(1987-1989)
Dave Baseman
313-420-4624
DETROIT ZONE 2, MI
Dude Man Dude Hq, Dude Man HQ
(1989-1990)
Brian Desiro
313-424-9134
DETROIT, MI
Holiday Magic
(1989)
Bob Holiday
313-425-6173
DEARBORN, MI
Blue Light Special WILD, The Blue Light Special
(1988-1991)
Larry HaleWildcat
313-427-1402
DETROIT, MI
CAPT.KIRK
(1985)
AMIS
313-427-8755
Farmington Hills, MI
Enterprise Elite =THG=, Enterprise!, Enterprize Amiga
(1986-1998)
Scott SaboCNET, TAG, Excalibur
"Hello, I just found this site and noticed that the information for my BBS was wrong. I started my BBS on a C64 running C-Net, I had a Lt Kernel and 4 SFD's (A lot of space for the day) I don't remember when I switched to a pc, but I ran TAG software for a long time. I got into the AMIGA for awhile and called the board Enterprize Amiga for awhile then when I got into the elite scene, I called the board Enterprize Elite. During the early 90's my ex wife (The Not So Humble Babe) was a member of THG and then she formed USA and joined with Fairlight to form USA/Fairlight cracking group. My board was the eastern HQ for USA and a member site of THG for awhile. All of this came to an end the day that the Feds, Secret Service, and the Farmington Hills police came knocking on the door. While I ended up getting off (Since I had nothing to do with the credit card stuff that she was into)I had to quit running the elite bbs for awhile, I switched to public domain but I ended up allowing elite software after awhile (Old habits die hard)I did continue to run the BBS until I moved and even then I put it back up for a few months but the internet killed the BBS world and I took the system down in 1998. In the last few years, I ran Excalibur software, it looked cool and let me display background pictures for each area on the board, this worked well with my Star Trek theme. I don't know if he will ever see this, But I have to give credit to Vern Looney of the Looney Bin BBS (Long gone C-NET board), he gave me my start as a co-sysop and tought me all about the Detroit bbs world. Despite all we have with the internet, I really miss the good old days of running a bbs and the community that it offered." - Scott Sabo
313-433-3164
DETROIT, MI
PUD
(1987)
Peter PezCit86 2.17
313-435-0607
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
Serl Max
(1989)
Wildcat
313-435-7352
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
Horizons, Horizons BBS, PC-Online
(1989-1991)
Wildcat
313-435-7802
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
Walksoft I
(1987-1988)
Don Walker
313-435-7818
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
WalkSoft II
(1986)
Don Walker
313-435-8290
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
Walksoft, WalkSoft II
(1987-1994)
Don Walker, Mike Bader
313-435-9905
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
Walksoft
(1986)
Don Walker
313-439-1234
Milan, MI
The Real World
(1985-1989)
The HackerC-Net 10.0 - 11.1a
313-439-7286
DETROIT ZONE 1, MI
Milan Connection, The Milan Connection
(1988-1994)
Wildcat
313-453-5146
DETROIT, MI
T-NET Central Processing Unit
(1983)
313-453-9183
Plymouth, MI
Monitor, The Monitor
(1983-1994)
Agent OneT-Net
313-455-0339
CRASH LANDING
(1988-1991)
Chris ConliskWildcat
313-455-3977
Tandy Harbor, Tandy Harbor PCB REL, Tandy Harbour
(1988-1996)
Jack Daugherty, Jack DaughteryPCBoard
313-455-4227
BBS Metro Detroit, NET-WORKS GBBS Metro Detroit
(1983)
313-458-2417
Westland, MI
Liberal Antilhesis, Liberal Antithesis, The Liberal Antithesis
(1989-1996)
Michael YanokTAG
313-459-6930
DETROIT ZONE 3, MI
Late Night
(1988)
313-459-7497
DETROIT ZONE 3, MI
MANUFACTURING EXCHANGE
(1988)
Wildcat
313-459-8375
DETROIT ZONE 3, MI
GOOD NEWS, GOOD NEWS BBS, GoodNews, The Good News BBS, The GOODNEWS BBS
(1989-1994)
Paul Sockow
313-463-6660
Detroit, MI
Psycho Zone
(1989-1990)
TMPsychoCnet DS2
"The psycho zone was in Mount Clemens, Michigan. TMPsycho is...The Master Psycho. My son and I built this BBS on a Commodore 64. The main reason that I say that you have us on this list is..HORST MANN would compile these BBS numbers from an actual log on and log off. If he could log on to and log off your computer, your BBS would make the HORST MANN LIST. This list was downloadable and was a high point in the creating of a BBS if your number was on the list." - Paul LaCroix
313-464-6742
The BeeHive
(1989-1990)
Kevin Bemis
313-465-9531
DETROIT, MI
COMNET-80 Mt. Clemens
(1982-1985)
313-471-6959
Livonia, MI,
PRAISE BOARD, The Praise Board
(1987-1995)
Burt LeSargeWildcat
"The Praise Board was the second Christian BBS to be in South East Michigan (I'd give credit to the first but I can't remember the name). In its glory days I had 4 telephone lines incoming, a satellite dish to continually receive hundreds of FIDO Mail topics. Twice daily weather reports (automatically updated via a script I wrote that logged in to what was the beginning of the internet (ALL TEXT) and get the weather info. To top it all off I had 24 CD ROM Disks of free, or shareware software utilizing 4, 6 disk pioneer drive changers on-line, pulse whatever I could cram on my 80 Gig hard drive. As far as I know it was the largest system in Michigan at the time. It consisted of 5 networked, DOS, multi-tasking computers (DeskView) to do background processing and handle live callers. The computers were located on my closet floor (grin). I averaged over 100 calls per day, and to think that was alot back then. Now my Websites receive thousands of hits per day. Those were the days!" - Burt LeSarge
313-473-5370
Metro-Net
(1987-1989)
Paul Goodspeed
313-474-4217
Auto. Res. Prem. PCBoard, Automation Resource
(1987-1991)
Dennis QuinnPCBoard
313-474-5795
Electronic Odyessy Elite
(1987)
GBBS Pro
313-476-6764
Livonia, MI
Tower of High Sorcery
(1988-1994)
Scott Rogers aka RaistlinTAG, Renegade, MajorBBS
"The Elite Boards of Elite Boards, aka the board that is so private you cant call it. That and the phone # changed alot because of call fowarding. Illegal stuff? Not really, just trying to be as sneaky as possible. Had lots of pirated games and XXX files on there you know:) FOr those 75-100 people that had accounts it was an interesting blend of folks who called in on one of our fowarding #'s we had installed at my CoSysOps houses. The # listed here was the real # which only a few people actually had. I enjoyed running the BBS, but had to take it down alot unfortunately because I was still in high school at the time and didn't have a computer of my own, like now. So in an effort to relive the old days I started the Tower again online tohs.synchro.net is the telnet code. Although Synchronet is not the same as the other softwares I used to run, it enables the user do still get the feel of the BBS as it used to be. There were many Tower of HIGH Sorcerys in the country. I remember once I got the major BBS running in the later years with a few phone lines and was able to link to other systems, so I had to be called 'The REAL' Tower of high sorcery. What a battle it was in those days. Looking over this list, remembering how many of these I was a member of was unbelievable. Wishing that these people would put up BBS's online would make it all worth while. Thanks for the memories!" - Scott Rogers
313-477-4471
DETROIT ZONE 6, MI
ABBS Detroit
(1982-1983)
313-478-9647
DETROIT ZONE 6, MI
The College Board
(1988-1994)
Jim KennedyWildcat
313-482-4436
Some Ware In Time, SomeWare In Time, Somewhere in Time
(1988-1994)
Keith Metty, Keith MottleyWildcat
313-482-6465
Belleville, MI
The Dog House
(1986-1989)
Rodney UrbaniakC-net 64/128
313-482-9817
CCS Headquarters, Competitive Computer
(1984-1999)
Jemmie Wang
313-483-0070
Ypsilanti, MI
RCP/M RBBS Schooner Cove, Schooner Cove (Ypsilanti) RCP/M
(1983-1985)
Michael P WesleyRBBS, BYE
"Ran on a Xerox 820! CP/M. Worked on ZCPR public domain version of CPM. (customizations) Distributed CPM User Group files. Helped many a user get connected by customizing MODEM software for them (written in ASM and at their homes) They wanted to experience the BBS world. Exchanged messages with Ward Christenson alot concerning status of XMODEM and other work he was doing. Shutdown when the BBS popularity was more than I could handle as a hobby in my spare time. Thanks for remembering!" - Michael P. Wesley
313-483-1359
SOUTHFIELD, MI
Builders Workshop, The Builders Workshop
(1988-1994)
Stan WaldrupWildcat
313-484-3752
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
PogoNet
(1986)
John Remmers
313-485-4723
DETROIT ZONE 6, MI
On Target BBS
(1989-1995)
David HogstonWildcat
313-487-1911
DETROIT ZONE 4, MI
YPSI-TUCKY
(1988)
Wildcat
313-489-0747
The Realist, Unlimited Reality
(1988-1993)
David BarmanQBBS
313-497-0946
DETROIT, MI
Sinanju
(1986)
Michael Grumboski
313-502-0657
Detroit, MI
AMIS M.A.C.E. WEST, MACE WEST
(1985)
AMIS
313-522-3164
DETROIT ZONE 6, MI
Systek Free Access, SYSTEK FREE ACCESS BBS
(1988-1990)
Wildcat
313-525-0014
DETROIT ZONE 6, MI
Last Chance
(1989)
Wildcat
313-525-1009
Livonia, MI
The Wall
(1983-1989)
Floyd ShinnFido net
313-531-1701
DETROIT, MI
ETHERNET
(1985)
AMIS
313-532-8410
Redford Township, MI
V O I C E, V.o.i.c.e., V.o.i.c.e. Bbs, Voice
(1983-1997)
Jim Samples, The Editor - Jim SamplesSpitfire , Highly modified A.M.I.S, A.M.I.S.
"I picked up the free AMIS software as a 10k download that very basically allowed incoming phone calls at 300bd. When I was finished with the software it was over 200k and had to be split and loaded in as modules. It had grown into probably the first (or at least one of the few) Bbs's that was a Multi-line Bbs with MultiChat and online games. All written by me. I never told anyone how I accomplished such a large program (for that time) to load so quickly, but at the time I created three 1 meg ramdisks on three Atari SEs and that's where everything resided. Later 3 Other Bbs's ran my system as well. Big Al at The Locker Room, Don at The Boiler Room, and Dale Sirkle at Rambo's HQ. I think Dale was only 12 at the time. Good for him. V.o.i.c.e. Bbs was the of the longest running Bbs's in Michigan. Running for 13 years from '83 until '97, and multiplexed through three computers. The good old days." - Jim Samples
313-533-0254
DETROIT, MI
Westside Download
(1982-1983)
313-535-9186
DETROIT, MI
MINICBBS/Sorcerer's Apprentice Group, RCP/M CBBS MINICBBS/SAG
(1981-1985)
Bob Hageman, SorcerorCBBS
313-537-3174
DETROIT, MI
Detroit Metro Amiga
(1988)
Wildcat
313-538-0197
DETROIT, MI
DARTBOARD
(1985)
AMIS
313-541-0989
DETROIT, MI
Hazel Park Terminal
(1988-1990)
Barney Killebrew
313-541-8255
DETROIT, MI
DJ'S Hotline
(1988)
313-542-9615
Detroit MetroNet, LAN Solutions BBS II, LAN Solutions II, Nodes In Limbo, P-1 BBS II, P-1 Opus II, WalkSoft II
(1987-1993)
Mike Bader
313-543-2911
DETROIT, MI
Armed Forces Main, TRILOGY II
(1989-1994)
Keith Current, Mike BedravaWildcat, Telegard
313-544-0885
SOUTHFIELD, MI
M.A.C.E.
(1985)
AMIS
313-544-7788
SOUTHFIELD, MI
TIBBS Royal Oak
(1984)
313-545-1931
Detroit MetroNet, LAN Solutions BBS I, LAN Solutions I, Michigan Net, P-1 BBS I, P-1 Fido, P-1 FIDO , P-1 Opus I, P-1 Opus I
(1986-1994)
Mike BaderFidoNet
313-546-9454
Royal Oak, Michigan
Top Gun, Top Gun BBS
(1988-1990)
Robert McNaughton (The Director)Wildcat
"Nice seeing one of my more popular boards on this list! I've run various boards in the Detroit Metro Area from 1987 to 1997. 10 years that I will never forget. I made some amazing friends, all of which I have no contact with any longer - but all of which I miss. My various board names changed often, The FlopHouse, Top Gun, Advantage Online, etc. Software changed from home brews, Wildcat, TAG, Telegard etc. My Handles varied, but almost always I used "The Director". The Tri-County Michigan area was filled with a huge and vibrant BBS community, it was a great time to be alive, and the times we had going to conventions, meeting people for dinner, or just chatting in SySop chat will never be forgotten. I'd love to re-establish some contact with my old BBS pals." - Robert McNaughton
313-547-2985
Wiz/Orchid, Wizards of Orchid BBS
(1989-1993)
Jeff HowardT.A.G.
313-547-7903
T-NET Central Processing Unit, Treasure Island
(1982-1985)
313-547-9693
Dove Booksellers BBS
(1988)
Wildcat
313-553-9274
DETROIT, MI
Farmington Hills Fidonet (Net 120/Node #16), Milliways I, Milliways TBBS
(1985-1994)
Matt Weisberg
313-559-1676
SOUTHFIELD, MI
TRADING PLACE.
(1985)
Forem ST
313-559-1757
SOUTHFIELD, MI
Silver Palate
(1989-1991)
Art Burg
313-559-5326
Southfield, MI
RCP/M RBBS Southfield, Southfield, Mi, RBBS/RCPM
(1981-1985)
Howard BookerRBBS
313-559-9039
SOUTHFIELD, MI
Creative Connection
(1988-1994)
Bob Ransom
313-563-1390
DEARBORN, MI
Nightmare, Nightmare QUICKBBS
(1989-1994)
Rick Jorgensen
313-563-6177
Inkster, MI
Robot Factory, The Robot Factory
(1982-2004)
Mr. Robot, Ragnar
"This BBS was run by my father (Ragnar) and myself (Mr.Robot). We started with a 110bps modem and only running part of the day. we quickly realized we needed to be up 24 hours and my father had a second line installed into the house (313-563-6177) to dedicate to the operation of the BBS. I was young, early teens in the beginning. My father did most of the software writing and I did a lot of the hardware building and site maintenance. We had a short run where 2 friends tried to run The Robot Factory West and The Robot Factory East. The phone numbers escape me as this was over 20 years ago. They did not last long as they realized they did not have the drive and desire to run the sites. There are many great memories with running the BBS and being part of the Pre-Internet." - Mr. Robot
313-565-4164
DEARBORN, MI
The Next Generation
(1989-1990)
Dan Zywica
313-567-4834
DETROIT, MI
Fido Detroit, Saga Comm
(1986-1988)
Jim BrookerFidoNet
313-569-3194
DETROIT ZONE 1, MI
Ariel Rose System, Ariel System, The Ariel Syst
(1987-1990)
Keith NathansonT.A.G.
313-582-2528
DEARBORN, MI
Crimp BBS, John Galt BBS
(1989-1994)
Paul Williams
313-582-4072
DEARBORN, MI
PC Palace, PC-Palace
(1988-1991)
Steve MatschikowskiWildcat
313-582-6671
DEARBORN, MI
Crimp, CRIMP BBS, Dearborn SW Detroit, T A G BBS, TAGBBS Technical Support
(1989-1997)
Paul WilliamsT.A.G.
313-584-1044
DEARBORN, MI
RCP/M Detroit
(1982-1983)
313-585-3893
Troy, MI
Peanut Gallery
(1986-1988)
Brian MintzFidonet
"Our BBS ran on and was dedicated to supporting the IBM-PCjr. PEANUTgallery was a membership organization that sold peripherals for the PCjr. The name was based on the original code name for the first real home computer - PEANUT. I remember sysop chats beeping at me late at night in my bedroom :-) Thanks for the memory." - Brian Mintz
313-585-8315
DETROIT, MI
Slipped Disk
(1988-1990)
313-588-3487
Madison Hts, MI
Mike's TAG/TAGMAIL, The POPS Connection
(1989-1994)
Mike Vanderveer
313-588-7054
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
Royal Oak CP/M
(1980-1981)
Keith Petersen
313-589-0996
etroit, MI
AMIS M.A.C.E. Detroit, MACE
(1983-1985)
AMIS
313-591-1024
Red
(1986)
Ascii Express
313-595-4895
DETROIT, MI
Ken's Corner, Ken's Korner
(1989-1994)
Ken Kupel
313-623-1089
DETROIT, MI
FIDO #63 WCE, The Computer Exchange, WCE
(1984-1985)
Bob LefflerFidoNet
313-623-6309
DETROIT, MI
T-NET The Nucleus, The Nucleus TFMS
(1984-1985)
Jeff Marraccini
313-624-8403
DEARBORN, MI
Gomez's Place
(1987-1990)
Tom Ligenza
313-625-9439
DETROIT ZONE 6, MI
The Clarkston BBS
(1989-1994)
Pat Driscoll
313-628-4350
Waterford, MI
BULLET-80 Waterford, MI
(1983-1985)
BULLET-80
313-629-2854
Fenton TBBS, Flint Area BBS
(1988-1991)
KA8OCN
313-629-6967
The Tiger Paw, The TigerPaw BBS, Tiger Paw, TigerPaw BBS!!!
(1989-1994)
Richard BainRenegade
313-635-2050
DETROIT ZONE 2, MI
Eagle Junction
(1989-1991)
John SellingerPCBoard
313-644-2444
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
What's ON
(1989-1993)
Craig Thompson
313-646-1565
WESTLAND, MI
Birmingham MI RCP/M
(1984-1985)
Harold Blaisdell
313-646-5159
WESTLAND, MI
FIDO #40 Birmingham, FIDO #40 RonCrain, RonCrain
(1984-1985)
Ron CrainFidoNet
313-649-6213
DETROIT ZONE 1, MI
Blue Water TBBS, Opus Detroit
(1987-1994)
Jim Brooker
313-651-8743
DETROIT ZONE 4, MI
The PIT
(1987-1990)
Phil Wolschlager
313-653-1139
DETROIT, MI
The Vehicle City PCB 60m, The Vehicle City PCBoard, VehicleCity
(1989-1994)
CraigHarrington, Craig HarringtonPCBoard
313-656-6992
DETROIT, MI
SERVICE WORLD
(1988)
Wildcat
313-656-9041
DETROIT, MI
The Dark Tower
(1989-1991)
David Duncan
313-661-0726
The Business Board Node 1
(1985-1991)
Rick BrennerPCBoard
313-662-2184
DETROIT, MI
FIDO #342 InaNET, InaNet
(1985)
David Simmons
313-662-6609
DETROIT, MI
Starship Excelsior, StarshpExcelsr
(1988-1990)
313-662-8303
Ann Arbor, MI
BARTON DATA, Barton Data Line
(1984-1985)
RCPM
313-663-0090
DETROIT ZONE 6, MI
State Street
(1988)
313-663-4173
Ann Arbor, MI
Hal 9000, Hal 9000 , HAL 9000 BBS
(1988-1996)
Victor Volkman, Victor R VolkmanPCBoard
From the September 1994 issue of Boardwatch: Ann Arbor, Michigan since 03/88. Sysop: Victor R Volkman. Using PCBoard 15.1 with 10 lines on 80486 with 2800 MB storage. Hayes at 28800 bps. $30 Optional fee. Archives of all Association of Shareware Professionals (ASP) software on line. Large SciFi GIF collection. Internet, Usenet e-mail and newsgroups from around the world. Special file areas devoted to Star Trek and The Prisoner TV shows and much more.
313-665-2832
DETROIT, MI
Pgmrms Pitstop, Programmers Pit Stop, Starship Enterprise, The Programmer's Pit Stop, The Programmers Pit Stop
(1989-1994)
Marc Unangst
313-665-4472
DETROIT, MI
InaNet
(1986)
David Simmons
313-665-4536
DETROIT, MI
InaNet
(1988)
313-665-5927
DETROIT, MI
Snowshoe Consulting, Southeastern Michigan Net
(1989-1999)
Tom Winters
313-668-2568
DETROIT ZONE 6, MI
The Outpost
(1988-1990)
Ed Driscoll
313-669-6945
THUEMMEL VISION, Thuemmel-Vision
(1988-1991)
Wildcat
313-674-3587
DETROIT, MI
Bunkie's Place II
(1989)
Dennis Black
313-675-7459
DETROIT ZONE 6, MI
Civil Air Patrol, SO. WAYNE CO.
(1987-1994)
313-681-6600
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
The Library
(1986-1988)
Steve Mosser
313-681-8012
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
Sylvan Download
(1987-1993)
Mark Hall
313-683-5076
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
BULLET-80 Waterford
(1982-1983)
313-685-3313
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
Charlie's Roost
(1988-1994)
Joe Elser
313-685-7947
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
Remote Access, Remote TurboDOS System
(1985-1986)
Johnathan Lodden
313-687-1738
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
22 Acacia Avenue
(1987)
Major Theft
313-689-3021
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
Great Lakes
(1987-1989)
Bob Lennox
313-693-9257
Lake Orion, MI
Cat's Meow, The Cat's Meow
(1989-1991)
Catherine Lahti (Kitty)TAG
"Hi, great to see the old site listed! It was a sad day when I took it down. I'm still friends with some of my BBS friends. I saw someone else commenting on missing the sense of community -- I totally agree! I still remember the first BBS party I hosted at my house and how cool it was to meet all my friends in person! The BBS was a major part of my life! I'm still around..." - Kitty
313-699-9309
The Wade'ing Pool
(1989-1990)
Dan Wade
313-721-6751
DETROIT ZONE 6, MI
Nexal Enterprises, The Oracle BBS
(1989-1991)
Thurman Gentry II
313-728-2863
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
General Store, The General, THE GENERAL STORE
(1986-1994)
Mike FultonWildcat
313-729-1905
Westland, MI
RCP/M RBBS Westland, Westland, Michigan RBBS/RCPM
(1981-1983)
Ron FowlerRBBS
313-733-3695
DETROIT, MI
Damn Yankee BBS
(1988)
Red Ryder Host
313-736-1398
Flint, MI
DIAL-YOUR-MATCH #37, DIAL-YOUR-MATCH #37 Flint
(1983-1985)
DIAL-YOUR-MATCH
313-736-8031
DETROIT, MI
Covenant House, Flint BBS
(1985-1986)
Kerry Miller
313-739-1193
DETROIT, MI
Uti Com, Uti/Com, UtiCom
(1986-1994)
James Held
313-739-5226
DETROIT, MI
South Shore
(1989-1990)
Joe Sokoloski
313-751-3912
Riteway Computers
(1989-1994)
313-751-4057
Flight of the Phoenix BBS, Phoenix BBS, The Phoenix
(1988-1994)
Jacques Leclerc
313-752-5928
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
The Game Port, The Sanitarium
(1989-1990)
Rich Zella, Rich Zella (Phantom Lord)Telegard
313-754-1131
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
Tony's Corner, Tony's Corner RBBS
(1984-1994)
Tony Bauman, Tony-Bauman
313-755-1034
DEARBORN, MI
Cherubin BBS
(1989-1990)
Chris White
313-756-6483
Warren, MI
Computers Inc, Computers Inc. Data System (CIDS), Computers Incorporated
(1987-1994)
Raymond Roney (Fisherman)Cnet 10.0 then Image 1.x
"Started off running the BBS on two Commodore FDDs. Later added a 20MB (HUGE!) Lt. Kernal Hard Drive & we thought "We'll never fill up 20MBs!". It was one of the most popular BBS's in Metro Detroit and it even competed with some of the multi-line BBS's of the day. It was rare that it wasn't busy (which was good and bad--bad only because I needed to check E-Mail & Such). We had Online Gaming, Message Boards, and many many files for download. It was a fun and exciting time in the world of Computers and I'd do it again if I could." - Raymond Roney
313-757-0065
Warren, MI
Castle Wolfenstein
(1985-1986)
Steve Reschke, Master Saboteur (Sabby)Atari BBS, AMIS by N.A.S.A.
"We rocked!" - Sabby
313-757-6157
Genesis BBS
(1987-1989)
Joseph Lehn
313-758-5165
MCUG Anchor
(1988)
313-759-6569
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
CP/M Nubye with Mini CBBS, RCP/M MCBBS Keith Petersen, Royal Oak, Royal Oak CP/M, Royal Oak RCP/M, Royal Oak RCPM
(1982-1994)
Robert Clyne, W8SDZ, Keith Petersen & Bob Clyne, Bob Clyne, Keith Petersen
313-761-5343
FD BBS, Full Disclosure FIDO
(1986-1989)
Jack Henry
313-761-8256
MSS Support Line
(1980-1999)
Dave Wolff
313-764-1837
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
Davy Jones Locker
(1982-1983)
313-764-7842
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
Wolverine IBM Info Exch.
(1988)
Wildcat
313-771-4126
FREEDOM HD
(1985)
AMIS
313-772-0522
SOUTHFIELD, MI
D:KUG-RBBS, DKUG RBBS, Kaypro RBBS MS-DOS CP/M
(1989-1993)
Bill DuerrRBBS
313-774-6267
DETROIT, MI
Jenna Enterprises, StarNet, StarSystem One
(1989-1992)
Todd Schwartzenberg
313-774-7258
DETROIT, MI
FREEFORM , Freeform Legal, Free Form
(1987-1994)
Craig Stahl
313-775-1649
T-NET Twilight Phone, TREND NET, Twilight Phone, TWILIGHT PHONE
(1982-1985)
313-776-4185
Suite-16-Bit
(1988)
Scott Alter
313-776-9792
SOFTWRE HAUS
(1985)
AMIS
313-777-6472
Alternate Reality, Mt Clemens Roseville
(1989-1994)
Craig Plesco
313-781-0871
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
Infinite Reality, The Mobius Building
(1989-1993)
Drew Solomon, Art SolomonTelegard
313-782-5133
Cornerstone Sys
(1987-1990)
Paul Michael
313-792-7169
DEARBORN, MI
FOG RBBS-RCP/M #26
(1985)
Ron Lendon
313-794-4305
Algonac, MI
Motor City Underground
(1984-1987)
Motor City MadmanCNET
"In addition to running this BBS, I was the author of Phone Man term software for the Commodore 64." - The Motor City Madman
313-794-4603
DETROIT, MI
COMET
(1985)
AMIS
313-823-1425
DETROIT, MI
Epson Connection RBBS/RTPM, RTPM Epson Connection
(1984-1985)
Carolyn McCarthy
313-828-3854
Troy, MI
The Kid Klub, TROY AMIGA
(1985-1991)
Steve KuoC-64 C-Net and self developed Amiga A-Net
"BBS first started off as The Kid Klub BBS running on C-64 with one floppy drive. Later an SFD-1001 (over 1 Meg!) floppy drive was added. After the C-64 to Amiga transition, I developed my own BBS software (informally named A-Net). The Kid Klub was then renamed to Troy Amiga BBS. The new BBS featured a 20 Meg hard drive. Sometime 1991 the hard drive finally quit and that was the end of my BBS hosting days." - Steve Kuo
313-837-3464
DETROIT, MI
Sietch Tabr, Sprockets
(1989-1992)
Chris Goff
313-841-7546
Detroit, Mi
In the Flesh
(1986-1989)
Harold WillisonTAG
"This was a private BBS. The Community of BBS'ers in Detroit was quite large. There were quite a few folks dialing in to all the local bbs's but only a few who actually knew what was going on. Most of the public BBS's had a hidden section that you could get to if you knew one of the sysops. My BBS was where the sysops were hanging out. We had a database of all the users, the names and phone numbers they used when they filled out their registration. It was through this database that we were able to identify when a local news persona set up a BBS dedicated to hacking/phreaking as a sting operation. You want it raw? You had to call In The Flesh. 313.841.SKIN." - Harold Willison
313-845-1939
DEARBORN, MI
Ford Help Desk
(1987-1989)
Mike Gardiner
313-846-6127
Detroit, MI
RCP/M CBBS Technical, RCP/M MCBBS TCBBS Dearborn, Technical CBBS
(1980-1985)
Dave HardyCBBS
313-854-5600
DETROIT ZONE 6, MI
Maumee Valley Net, Russ's Corner
(1989-1999)
Russell Jasmund
313-855-6321
T-NET Special Corp
(1983-1985)
313-856-3804
DETROIT ZONE 6, MI
Crystal Castle
(1985)
313-856-8183
DETROIT ZONE 6, MI
TACS/TBBS Node #1, TANDY USERS BBS, TATSIG, Toledo Tandy, ToledoArea Tandy, ToledoArea Tandy UG
(1989-1992)
Jim DunmyerTBBS
313-868-2064
HIGHLAND PARK, MI
AMIS M.A.C.E. Detroit
(1982-1983)
313-871-4902
DETROIT, MI
WitchBoard
(1989)
Hollie Conklin
313-877-7429
DETROIT, MI
Sailboard
(1984)
Jim KowalskiFidoNet
313-879-0623
SOUTHFIELD, MI
The Key Board
(1989-1993)
Randy Goebel
313-879-2318
SOUTHFIELD, MI
A*R*T*H*U*R, ARTHUR, ARTHUR BBS
(1989-1994)
Victor Capton
313-879-7387
SOUTHFIELD, MI
Birmingham Bloomfield Troy, Birmingham Troy, The Black Hole
(1986-1994)
Randy Goebel
313-881-4033
Harper Woods, MI
Over-Look Hotel, The Overlook Hotel
(1984-1986)
Mr. Bad, Device NakAtari Amis
"I was the SysOp.... Mr. Bad was my "original" handle, but changed when I went 24/7 with the BBS. 2nd BBS in Michigan to be 2400BPS.... (Crazyhouse was the first)." - Device Nak
313-882-5909
DETROIT, MI
TRADING POST
(1985)
Carina BBS
313-882-7104
DETROIT, MI
Trading Post
(1986-1989)
Kirk Revitzer
313-885-3956
DETROIT, MI
Det D/L, Det Download Central, Detroit Download Central, DetroitDownload, WSMR-SIMTEL20.Army.Mil
(1989-1996)
Dave HardyPCBoard
313-887-6877
DETROIT, MI
CRT-BBS
(1989-1990)
Liz Fagel
313-887-7429
Highland, MI
FIDO #69 Sailboard, Sailboard, Sailboard BBS, The Sailboard
(1984-1986)
Jim KovalskyRBBS/FIDO
"Those were the days of fighting with GTE to try and keep my phone line working! I remember having my XT with an Amdek amber monitor, a 15Mb external drive and a TRUE Hayes 2400B modem! That was what $4,000 would get... Thanks for the memories!" - Jim Kovalsky
313-891-6654
DETROIT, MI
Animal House
(1989-1992)
Nick Giaquinto
313-893-7773
Detroit, MI
Metro Detroit BBS, The Metro Detroit BBS
(1988-2002)
Percy BroadnaxTriBBS
313-894-2923
DETROIT, MI
Rick's Corner, Rick'sCornr
(1988-1996)
Rick BakerWildcat
313-933-1425
DETROIT, MI
Detroit Download TBBS
(1989)
313-933-7880
DETROIT, MI
WeBe Works!
(1989-1990)
Mike Mitchell
313-939-6339
Atlantis, Tin Pan Alley
(1988-1990)
Bill MaghielseMonarch
313-939-6584
Rich's Roost
(1986)
Richard Harper
313-939-9352
Space Dock BBS
(1989-1991)
David Behnke, ZeldamasterTelegard
313-941-5009
Romulus, MI
The Question Mark BBS
(1985-1990)
The StrangerC-Net
313-946-4367
Disc Depot, Disk Depot
(1988-Present)
Kurt Eastabrooks
313-946-4557
Nuclear Waste
(1988-1989)
Dave Mills
313-946-4821
Support Board, Computer Support BBS
(1986-1990)
Peter Tavener
313-949-6665
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
East Area BBS
(1985-1986)
Ken Buetow
313-949-6745
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
MicroChip , Microchip RBBS, The Microchip
(1987-1994)
Dave Marker
313-967-2172
DETROIT, MI
BBS Studs-30
(1984-1985)
313-968-2642
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
Miami Bytes
(1988-1989)
Steve Friedman
313-971-2714
DETROIT, MI
W.C.U.G.
(1988)
313-978-7288
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
Plato's Retreat
(1988)
Fred Bundy
313-978-8087
Sterling Heights, MI
A.R.C.A.D.E., AMIS A.R.C.A.D.E. Sterling Heights, ARCADE
(1982-1985)
AMIS
313-979-0485
DETROIT ZONE 6, MI
DART Board, Dart Board (SIG), The Dart Board, The Dartboard
(1987-1994)
Brad Shelton
313-979-8939
DETROIT ZONE 6, MI
Magic Unicorn
(1988)
Leslie Swensen
313-981-4899
WWIV 10pm-3pm Apple Products
(1989)
313-981-5061
DMichigan BBS WILD, Michigan IBM, Michigan IBM EIBBS, Michigan Tandy-IBM BBS
(1988-1994)
Wade HamptonWildcat
313-981-6150
Future World
(1988-1992)
313-983-5090
DETROIT, MI
AT&T Communicator
(1988-1989)
Kirk Revitzer
313-984-2233
DETROIT ZONE 5, MI
THE GRAPHIC BOARD
(1988)
Wildcat
313-994-3776
MAGIC SHOPPE II
(1988)
Wildcat
313-994-3865
NetMeg
(1986-1988)
Meg Geddes
313-994-3946
Hersey Micro, Home of FansiConsol, Home of FansiConsole
(1985-1992)
Hershey Micro
313-994-4468
Ann Arbor, MI
Galaxy Federation
(1987-1994)
Doctor ZImage BBS 1.x
313-994-5131
MNet RBBS2
(1988)
313-994-6333
Ann Arbor, MI
M-Net, MNet RBBS
(1983-1988)
"M-Net is still up and running, and I still occasionally visit, though I think it's 100% telnet/ssh access now. I don't think they've had dial-in access for a few years now. I used a few BBSes here and there, over the years, but m-net was the first truly multi-user environment I came across. In it's dial-in heyday, there were something like 15 dial-ins, I think. This was before the internet took off, and before we had any kind of internet connectivity. But, we would get people dialing in from all over the world, cause, at the time, it was possible to telnet to merit.edu and "grab" a dial-out modem in Ann Arbor, and dial out to a local AA number. So, we'd get people from all over, dialing in to m-net.

"FYI, several years ago, m-net merged w/ another BBS listed here, called Arbornet. As a result of that merger, m-net is reachable to this day, at m-net.arbornet.org, or just arbornet.org.

"Finally, a good history of on-line conferencing in the Ann Arbor area can be found at: http://www.unixpapa.com/conf/history.html It mentions m-net, arbornet, and a few other systems as well." - Mark J. Bobak

313-995-0754
DETROIT ZONE 6, MI
Beyond Reality
(1989-1990)
Chris Bonisteel
313-996-5053
Ann Arbor, MI,
The Nervous System
(1987-1990)
Rich WeinkaufFIDO
"What a pleasant surprise to find a reference to my old BBS out here on the net. I ran The Nervous System out of my office at Parke-Davis in Ann Arbor, providing mainly information on C programming and systems development (I was a systems analyst at the time).

"I was shut down unexpectedly one day when I was called into the MIS Director's office- a "Tiger Team" hired to find system security vulnerabilities had discovered my modem hooked to a work number, and I was busted. Despite my explanations and block diagrams showing the system had no physical connection to our mainframe and network, they said I could either disconnect the modem or they would escort me to my car. I chose to continue working there and pulled the plug.

"That was a fun time- when BBS sytems evoked an atmosphere while you were connected. Each was infused with the sysop's personality. And perhaps because they were text-based, the picture a user conjured up in their mind while connected was far more personal than today's graphic-intensive web experiences." - Rich Weinkauf

313-996-8336
Saline, MI
The 'Sci-Fi' BBS
(1989-1996)
StarFleet (ala Lewis Donofrio)
"I ran this two-line (line two was 313-944-0409) fidonet memeber board with tradewars online games and other applications that I thought others would enjoy. I hadda few memebers who sent in donations but it was mostly an expensise hobby but I got a chance to meet some great sys-op's from the 313/734 (they change area codes. Thanks for the thoughts though the years. Lewis (Starfleet) Donofrio going QRS....L8r $#@! No Carrier." - Lewis Donofrio
205 Sysops currently listed.
289 BBSes Listed.