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

MAP OF THE 504 AREA CODE
504-244-1417
NEW ORLEANS, LA
Pontchippi, Pontchippi FIDO 1:396/5
(1989-1995)
David Troendle
504-272-1710
Baton Rouge, LA
CyberNet 504-1
(1985-1991)
JR/NCC (David Jackson)Emulex
"CyberNet started off as "The Sprawl", which was an attempt at a warez BBS, and then turned into CyberNet, a hacking/phreaking/textfilez BBS (we called them "underground" BBS'es back then). In the end, we became a pure "free speech" BBS, because we were in the middle of Operation Sun Devil, and we were all over 18. Boy, we were crazy kids." - David Jackson
504-273-3116
Baton Rouge, LA
BATON ROUGE, Baton Rouge Area, Baton Rouge Atari Group, Baton Rouge CBBS, CBBS Baton Rouge, CP/M Radio Atari IBM 396/101, Help Net, HelpNet, HelpNet #1, HelpNet #2, HelpNet Baton Rouge, Helpnet BBS, HelpNet of Baton Rouge, RCP/M RBBS Baton Rouge
(1981-1996)
Stan Brohn, W5KGG, Computer Electronics, Joe McGuckinRBBS, CBBS
504-275-7846
KENNER, LA
RCP/M Redstick, Redstick RCPM
(1983-1985)
Ken Shutt
504-275-8213
KENNER, LA
The Mollennium Falcon
(1989)
Wildcat
504-279-3045
NEW ORLEANS, LA
Dark Side of the Moon
(1986-1997)
Lyle Diehl
504-282-5753
New Orleans, LA
P. C. S. The Dungeon, The DUNGEON, The Dungeon FIDO 1:396/21
(1979-1995)
Mike PerryNet-Works and Various Others, Custom software written by Mike Perry, and other systems over time
"This is one of the earliest and oldest operating BBSes in the nation. It started out on an Apple running net-works, then later I custom-wrote software for the Tandy TRS-80 Model III in interpreted basic - in those days I didn't have an auto-answer modem so when a call came in, I manually flipped the answer switch! I also had the BBS set as an alarm clock to call me on my other line in the morning to wake me up to go to school! Later the system evolved to the IBM PC and ran a wide variety of different software and eventually became part of Fidonet. It was a lot of fun participating in the early days of the BBS community." - Mike Perry
504-286-7294
NEW ORLEANS, LA
VICE
(1989-1994)
Walter Siren
504-288-6502
New Orleans, LA
High Tech BBS, The Apple Seedling
(1989)
Andy Anderson, Sir Newton (Andy Anderson)GBBS
"You have 504-288-6502 listed as High Tech BBS. Andy Anderson started High Tech BBS as part of his business in 1989. It may have used the above number for a short while, but it moved to another which I can't remember. The 288-6502 number was used for many years as the home of The Apple Seedling BBS which Andy ran as Sir Newton. I believe it ran from 86-89, but I'm sure I'm off a bit on the dates. The Seedling was a very popular Apple BBS in New Orleans. High Tech has a website: http://www.high-tech.com. I was the sysop of Terminus (504-454-7834). In addition, I ran a BBS called The Digital Reef as Mr. Barracuda. I believe I ran it from 87-89. It was a 504 system, but I can't recall the phone number at present. I'll see if I can dig it up. Thanks for all the work you're putting into this and the textfiles site. It's great to see all the stuff I grew up with being preserved!" - George Kocke
504-291-1360
LAROSE, LA
ABBS Baton Rouge
(1982-1983)
504-291-4970
LAROSE, LA
Trading Post
(1985)
504-291-5690
LAROSE, LA
AE Line: OCEAN, Light House
(1985-1986)
Ascii Express
504-291-7353
LAROSE, LA
Wash 'n Ware
(1986)
Joey Robichaux
504-293-1396
Baton Rouge, LA
Reality
(1982-1991)
James BlackwellHomebrew, C-Net
504-294-5027
NEW ORLEANS, LA
HASA NEC, The River's Edge
(1989-1995)
Brian Stanga, NEC
504-335-5555
FRANKLINTON, LA
CRYSTAL CAVE
(1988)
Wildcat
504-340-5603
NEW ORLEANS, LA
TI Net #4
(1989)
Paul Arnold
504-341-6269
NEW ORLEANS, LA
The Castle
(1989-1994)
Emil Chavez
504-344-8690
NEW ORLEANS, LA
The Pirate's Nest
(1983-1985)
Dr. KrakoCustom
504-345-6162
HAMMOND, LA
StarBase One
(1989)
Matt Thompson
504-345-8131
HAMMOND, LA
Hammond BBS
(1985)
Bob Littlepage
504-348-1309
Gretna, LA
The Sleeping Bag
(1985-1986)
Wizkid/JTR/ Doug Castellhomegrown BASIC
"Home of the BABBYs, the Sleeping Bag was primarily a war board (popular in New Orleans at the time) along the lines of the Assassin's Guild, Cat's Cradle, Ravenloft, etc. etc." - Doug Castell
504-356-3252
NEW ORLEANS, LA
The Restaurant !!
(1988-1994)
J. Xavier DavisWildcat
504-362-3845
NEW ORLEANS, LA
N'awlins BBS
(1989)
Michael Ledet
504-366-6006
NEW ORLEANS, LA
Poor Richard's Opus
(1989-1990)
Forest Mcneir
504-368-4938
NEW ORLEANS, LA
TBBS Bug Board
(1984-1985)
504-386-6080
PONCHATOULA, LA
The Boogens County Swamp
(1989)
Steve Smith
504-386-8040
PONCHATOULA, LA
The Director
(1989-1990)
Nathan Fischer
504-386-8776
PONCHATOULA, LA
Hammond Area Sysop Assoc, HASA Echo Coord, The Movie Man
(1989-1990)
Sam Williams
504-391-0340
NEW ORLEANS, LA
Tusson Res. & Eng. Ctr, Tusson Res.& Eng. Ctr
(1989-1991)
John Tusson
504-395-5655
BAYOU VISTA, LA
Bit-by-bit RBBS
(1988-1991)
WB3ABN
504-436-7236
NEW ORLEANS, LA
T-NET American Networks
(1984-1985)
504-454-5927
NEW ORLEANS, LA
Jim's BBS
(1989)
504-454-6688
NEW ORLEANS, LA
CRESCENT CITY BBS, NET-WORKS Crescent City
(1982-1984)
504-455-8665
NEW ORLEANS, LA
Minas Tirith, Minas Tirith FIDO 1:396/10
(1989-1994)
Ed Branley, Edward Branley
504-456-9440
NEW ORLEANS, LA
Health Text, Health Text RBBS
(1989-1994)
Don Strauss
504-466-0908
KENNER, LA
Bowling Alley , The Bowling Alley RBBS
(1989-1996)
Roy MusacchiaRBBS
504-467-3339
KENNER, LA
N.O. MAC Users Group FIDO, New Orleans MUG, New Orleans Mac Users Group
(1989-1991)
Bob Nordling
504-467-9896
KENNER, LA
MBBS - NOHUG, MBBS New Orleans HUG RCP/M
(1985)
Gary Pang
504-469-3408
KENNER, LA
Metairie Forum, Metairie Forum FIDO 1:396/15, RBBS-PC, SilverStreak, The Silver Streak RBBS
(1989-1994)
John Woodward
504-469-6640
KENNER, LA
Jim's
(1988-1989)
Jim Queen
504-488-1393
NEW ORLEANS, LA
N.O. PC Club , New Orleans PC Club
(1989-1994)
Dave Davis etc
504-542-4228
HAMMOND, LA
Christian Distribution Net Hqts, Hammond Area Sysop Assoc, The Preacher Online
(1989-1990)
Ray Waldo
504-563-7185
DULAC, LA
Payers Palace, Players Palace, Saphire Rose
(1989-1992)
David Rodrigue
504-588-5743
NEW ORLEANS, LA
Health Education Forum, The Health Education Electronic Forum BBS
(1988-1994)
Red Ryder Host
504-641-4789
SLIDELL, LA
Firescene, Southeast Louisiana Net, The Fire Scene, The Fire Scene (380/13), The Fire Scene (390/2)
(1988-1995)
Glen StreckerMAXIMUS
504-643-0611
SLIDELL, LA
Norris Software 2
(1988)
Tracy Norris
504-643-3024
SLIDELL, LA
City O Jazz BBS, CITY O' JAZZ
(1989-1991)
Jack Cobb Jr, Jack D Cobb jr
504-643-6380
SLIDELL, LA
New Orleans Area, Souteast Louisiana Net, Southeast Louisiana Net, THE COMPORT, The ComPort AlterNet, The ComPort BBS
(1988-1991)
Walt Fair, Walter Fair
504-643-6601
SLIDELL, LA
Amiga Magic, The Silver Eagle
(1988-1992)
Harry Smith
504-649-1379
SLIDELL, LA
The Poop Deck
(1988)
Dick Richards
504-649-7101
SLIDELL, LA
RBBS, The Flying Dutchman
(1989-1994)
Dick Paauw
504-654-1162
NEW ORLEANS, LA
The Phantom BBS
(1979-2004)
David Taylor
504-673-8092
NEW ORLEANS, LA
Harbor BBS
(1988)
504-684-0548
DELACROIX, LA
The Insane Asylum (Password: SANITY), Temple of Syrinx, GS Pro
(1986)
Bram Sanchez, Arch BishopAscii Express
504-737-5317
KENNER, LA
River's Bend, River's Bend FIDO 1:396/3
(1989-1991)
John Rose
504-737-8173
KENNER, LA
LA Medsig, La Medsig , Louisiana Medical SIG
(1989-1994)
Charles Sea
504-738-1043
KENNER, LA
LA Medsig, LA Medsig (Node 2)
(1989-1991)
504-738-1967
New Orleans, LA
Digital Cable BBS; Vieux Carre BBS, Hometown, USA
(1985-1997)
Carnage aka Krato aka DJ Ragas III, Dennis RagasVBBS, BBS Express\!
"I followed my dad's footsteps as a SysOp. I was 14 when I set up my first BBS and loved every minute of it. I was connected to several Networks - VirtualNet, NawlinsNet, and Sn00kNet. Then the internet took over. I really miss the days of BBSing! Thanks for the memories!" - DJ Ragas III
504-738-5100
KENNER, LA
La. Medsig
(1989-1996)
Charles SeaPCBoard
504-749-3624
Epsilon Nine
(1988-1990)
Randy Peairs
504-764-0449
NORCO, LA
Eagle's Nest , Eagle's Nest,pol, EaglesNest, The Eagle's Nest, The Eagles Nest
(1989-1997)
John Perilloux, JohnPerillouxSpitfire , PCBoard
504-766-8962
Baton Rouge, LA
Redstick RCP/M
(1983)
Phil CaryREDSTICK
"System listed in RCPMLIST.036, dated April 15th, 1983. Message system, "REDSTICK" written by sysop."
504-774-7126
Pitstop
(1986)
Ascii Express
504-827-5523
New Orleans, LA
Pyroto Mountain
(1987-1991)
David SnowdyPyroto
"Pyroto Mountain was started after Mike Perry in New Orleans stopped hosting the same software. Pyroto Mountain was a single phone line, one user at at time, online game based on answering trivia and skill-testing questions (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyroto_mountain). The more questions answered would give you more power over other users. Very addictive and battles crossed over into real life. The line was often tied up 24 hours a day." - David Snowdy
504-833-5800
Metairie, LA
The Metropolis BBS
(1986-1989)
ChronosWWIV, WWIVnet
"I had run the Gates of Time BBS at this number from a Commodore SX-64, but later ran Metropolis from a PC. Later switched to WWIV and joined WWIVnet." - Chronos
504-834-2544
NEW ORLEANS, LA
The Connection
(1988-1991)
Keith LaBorde
504-836-5932
NEW ORLEANS, LA
The Connection of New Orleans
(1988)
Red Ryder Host
504-847-0454
SLIDELL, LA
Norris Softw
(1988-1989)
Tracy Norris
504-847-0660
SLIDELL, LA
The Southern Star 1
(1988)
Ronald Hill
504-851-1236
HOUMA, LA
Computer People
(1985)
Mouse Exchange
504-851-4857
HOUMA, LA
Curtain Call, Curtain call BBS
(1987-1994)
Tim Burcham
504-857-3658
HOUMA, LA
S.L.V.T.I. Data Center
(1988-1990)
Gerard Foret
504-861-1945
New Orleans, La
INFO MASTER BBS, InfoMasters
(1988-1992)
David WestWildcat
504-866-6666
NEW ORLEANS, LA
NOPC-RBBS
(1987-1989)
Pete Smothers
504-866-7437
NEW ORLEANS, LA
Messianic Jewish CN NO, MJCN New Orleans
(1989)
John Walley
504-868-0938
HOUMA, LA
Data-Call Network, The Databank
(1987-1988)
Raymond Barnes
504-868-1440
HOUMA, LA
South Louisiana, The Databank Message Center
(1989-1995)
Raymond Barnes
504-868-9904
HOUMA, LA
Computer Associates of LA
(1989-1990)
Rick Luquette
504-885-2391
NEW ORLEANS, LA
COMPUTER LIBRARY
(1984)
504-885-3419
Metairie, LA
Pirates Disk, The Pirates Disk
(1981-1984)
Kevin Nardelle, Headhunter (Kevin)FoReM 7.0
"Wow a long time ago for sure! We had a blast, the message boards were the popular thing here. We were a bunch of Atari nuts - remember the doubler? This BBS was written by Ricky Moose in basic (Atascii)." - Kevin Nardelle (Headhunter)
504-885-5928
NEW ORLEANS, LA
Asia Gate, Europe Gate, Latin America Gate, N O Tech Board, N.O. Tech BBS Fido 1:396/1, N.O.Tech Bd, New Orleans Area, New Orleans Hub, New Orleans Tech BBS, Reg 19 EchoCoord, So. Star, 8a-10p, Soouthern Star, Southern Star BBS, The OA Southern Star, The Southern Star
(1989-2000)
Zonegate 2, Zonegate 4, Zonegate 6, John Souvestre, J Souvestre, John SouvesticOpus , TBBS
504-891-1888
NEW ORLEANS, LA
D C I Computers, D.C.I. Computers, DCI Computers, DCI Computers
(1989-1996)
D. CharbonnetRBBS
504-892-5839
COVINGTON, LA
Causeway North Net, NCS BBS, Reg 19 EchoCoord
(1979-2004)
Roger Nelson
504-895-5259
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans PCG, NOPC RBBS ( New Orleans Personal Computer), NOPL
(1983-1991)
Pete SmothersPCBoard, RBBS-PC
"Put into service on 8/21/82 running Russ Lane's Orginal RBBS-PC basic code Version 1.0 Beganing using the Capital PC Users group improved version of RBBS-PC in 1984. Started out at a wooping 300 baud. Should down in 1991 after a smart ass programer type hacked the system. We were all trying to help other users "In the spirit of goodwill." This was the first time a user successfull crashed the system. If only we could have seen what this all has come to: the good, the bad, and the ugly. This project is "In the Spirit" that we had in those days. kudos to ya." - Pete Smothers
504-897-9204
NEW ORLEANS, LA
Children's Hosp BBS, Children's Hospital, Resource Access (396/42), Resource Access Program
(1989-1994)
Lyla Thomas, Richard Butler, Todd HochenedelMAXIMUS
504-925-0906
Cajun Clicker BBS
(1979-2000)
Henry Lin
504-926-0181
Baton Rouge Data System
(1982-1983)
504-926-2582
Baton Rouge RCP/M MBBS, MBBS Baton Rouge RCP/M & SIGM Distribution Center
(1985)
Gary Pang
504-928-3372
Nexus 6
(1988)
Red Ryder Host
504-947-8216
NEW ORLEANS, LA
NARDAC Port O' Call (Node 2), Port O' Call, PortO'Call
(1988-1991)
Ron AlexanderPCBoard
504-947-8253
NEW ORLEANS, LA
NARDAC Port O' Call, PortO'Call
(1987-1991)
73 Sysops currently listed.
92 BBSes Listed.