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

MAP OF THE 606 AREA CODE
606-233-5413
Science Spoken Here
(1989-1994)
606-233-8801
Lexington, KY
BBS-TRANSY
(1985-1991)
R'ykanar Korra'ti, R'ykandar Korra'tiIS/TU (written by the operator)
"That was mine! You've got an entry for it that's incomplete. It actually had six phone numbers, any three of which could be used for the BBS at once. (These were Transy's original/old dialup lines for their IBM mainframe.) I started it as an exercise in learning Fortran IV, and it kind of got out of hand. Somewhere, I still have the source code! It was all in FORTRAN IV, and ran under MUSIC/IUP and later MUSIC/SP. We did three releases to the MUSIC Users Group - Release 1 was v4.0, Release 2 was... I forget, v7.2f or something? Release 3 was v14.mutter. We had extensive messaging systems, private mail, group-limited message boards (via ACLs), RPG areas, and what have shortly thereafter been called a hypertext section as well, with some scripting. We also had file transfer, but it was very, very lame - it was overwhelmingly a social BBS. Typical userload throughout the evenings was 10 - three on the dialup lines, seven or so students logged on via at-school terminals. Some other people at Transy started work on a parody BBS system called 'SNOT (get it? ar ar ar ar ar ar) but it never got very far. (note that you have my first name spelled wrong in your current listing. BTW, my nickname is Dara. ^_^ )"
606-248-7519
MIDDLESBORO, KY
Captain's Wildcat
(1988)
Wildcat
606-252-3568
CKCS TIES
(1986)
Robert Bowles
606-252-8425
New World BBS
(1989)
606-254-3408
PC MODEM BOARD
(1985)
John Burnette
606-261-2971
Newport, KY
Jolly Roger, JollyRoger, The Jolly Roger BBS
(1989-1996)
Jeff KidwellWildcat , WILDCAT!
"Hi, my name is Jeff Kidwell and I ran the Jolly Roger BBS from 1989 to approx 1996. I also wrote many "Door" games used on my BBS and others. I very much enjoyed my time as a "Sysop" and I acutally still have both systems that the Jolly Roger operated on. I had 3 "Nodes" with a hunt pattern that operated from 606-261-2971. I opened my computer store in October of 1993, and offered the BBS to my customers. After a few years, interest in BBS's waned and we decided to retire the "Roger". Star Computers is still in business and going strong! www.starcomputersinc.com Many of my customers that were kids when my BBS was up still remember the cool ANSI pirate flag that scrolled across the screen when you logged on... :) (It took me forever to create that!)" - Jeff Kidwell
606-263-3318
Proud Mary
(1989-1991)
Ron Cole
606-266-4532
Ovation Network RCP/M
(1984)
Jay Denebeim
606-269-1565
Lexington, KY
Lexington Area, Net 2370 Echomail Coordinator, Prof, PROF BBS , PROF-BBS,bsns , The PROF-BBS
(1987-1996)
Don Bodley, Donald BodleyWildcat
606-269-6241
BYTE TRANSFER
(1985)
Kevin Maggard
606-271-0558
Lexington, KY
Adventureland, Adventureland BBS (Node 1), Lexington Area
(1989-1999)
Doug RogersTriBBS
606-271-2156
Power Source AE
(1986)
Ascii Express
606-272-0499
blue grass rbbs pc, Bluegrass PCUG
(1987-1996)
Ron Nutter, ronald nutterRBBS
606-272-2241
Dead Body Outline
(1986)
Ascii Express
606-273-8634
RCP/M RBBS OvatioNet
(1984-1985)
606-276-1957
K-Net Users Group
(1984)
606-276-2483
FIDO No 463, FIDO No. 463
(1985)
Greg Traurig.
606-282-7531
Covington, KY
The Night Owl Network
(1983-1992)
Marvin & Norman HuffRyBBS, Wildcat!, TAG
"The Night Owl Network started off a very humble board in the midst of many great ones in this area. We first started the BBS using "RyBBS" which was an interesting piece of software however due to the authors schedule he didn't have much time to work on upgrades to the software so we decided to run Wildcat! for a while. This worked for a little while but we soon grew tired of looking like every other Wildcat! board in the area. So I discovered the TAG BBS software and that's what we stayed with until the end. We were quite popular during the late 80's and at one time held a place on the area's favorite BBS list for quite a while. After my brother Marvin moved away from home, he left the board to me. Then I and my friend Todd May took over the reigns. This was rather short lived as finances did not allow much for an extra phone line. And so, sometime in early 1992 The Night Owl Network faded into darkness. Now, It's almost 20 years later, my brother Marvin has unfortunately passed on, and I still miss those days of repeat dialing my favorite boards at 12am to get on to play my online games. And to all of our users who may remember calling our board and having as much fun as we did, Thank You. I miss hearing from all of you." - Norman Huff
606-283-2040
FLORENCE, KY
The Zoo, The ZOO BBS
(1987-1995)
Mark Walker
606-291-0820
COVINGTON, KY
DwarvenHold
(1988)
606-291-6502
COVINGTON, KY
Blue Chip Exchange
(1986)
Ascii Express
606-291-9255
COVINGTON, KY
TBBS Rupple-Set
(1985)
606-293-5119
Mailroom, MAILROOM RBBS-PC, The Mailroom
(1987-1994)
Cordray&Baughn, Phil Baughn
606-299-5948
CKCS TIES
(1985)
Steve Jeffrey, David Reed
606-325-1916
Ashland, KY,
Midnight Oil
(1983-1985)
Gordon MooreCustom
606-325-1983
ASHLAND, KY
The Bent Diver
(1988)
Wildcat
606-341-4747
LAKESIDE PARK, KY
MAC-Cincinnati
(1986)
Dave Schleper
606-341-5361
LAKESIDE PARK, KY
Mega Board
(1987)
GBBS Pro
606-356-6837
INDEPENDENCE, KY
RJ's Board
(1987-1988)
Robert Gauck
606-371-6337
Florence, KY
Magic$oft BBS!, MagicSoft BBS, Magicsoft BBS!
(1986-1997)
Tem HouseWildcat , Wildcat!
"Magic$oft BBS was up 12 years and featured 4 dial-in lines and NEVER charged a fee. Magic$oft featured downloads, email, chat rooms and online games. When this BBS was finally turned off it had over 700 ACTIVE members and a total of over 3600 members in it's lifetime. In addition Magic$oft BBS hosted slightly over 500,000 dial-up connections in 12 years on just 4 incoming lines." - Tem House
606-431-0060
COVINGTON, KY
Chip's Place
(1988)
Wildcat
606-432-0879
PIKEVILLE, KY
S'berryPatch, Strawberry Patch BBS, Strawberry Patch PCB REL, StrawberryPatch, StrawberyPatch, The Strawberry Patch
(1987-1996)
Terry West, Gary MetcalfPCBoard
606-437-6078
PIKEVILLE, KY
Strawberry Patch, Strawberry Patch PCB/e
(1989-1991)
Gary MetcalfPCBoard
606-491-9566
COVINGTON, KY
RadioFr.Amiga
(1988)
606-525-1784
FLORENCE, KY
Hunter's Glen
(1988)
Wildcat
606-572-5375
FT. THOMAS, KY
MAC-Cincinnati
(1987-1992)
Gary Johnston
606-623-7951
Digital Gallery BBS, The Digital Gallery
(1989-1994)
Wildcat
Click Here to Browse Artifacts for 606-623-7951
606-727-3638
Cincinnati, OH
CincyNet, CincyNet Echomail System, Data Network, DataNet, DataNet Information System, Echomail Coord CincyNet, Reg 11 EchoCoord, Region 11 Echo Mail Coordinator
(1988-1999)
Rick Ashworth, Echo Coordinator
606-727-3811
FLORENCE, KY
DataNet Information System, FidoCon 88, FidoCon 88 in Cincinnati
(1987-1988)
Rick AshworthFidoNet
606-739-6088
CATLETTSBURG, KY
TOWNE CRIER No 1, TOWNE CRIER No. 1
(1985)
J. Stewart Schneider
606-744-2431
Night Court
(1986-1989)
Wayne Ware
606-745-6044
Eastern Gate, Eastern Gate , The Eastern Gate BBS
(1986-1996)
Wayne WarePCBoard
606-781-4478
FT. THOMAS, KY
Ruppel-set, Ruppel-Set ][, Ruppel-Set ][ Desk Publ.
(1987-1992)
Ron Otto Jr., Ron Otto, Jr.PCBoard
606-886-9494
PRESTONSBURG, KY
Security Connx, THE SECURITY CONNECTION BBS
(1987-1988)
David Allen
29 Sysops currently listed.
45 BBSes Listed.