608 Area Code BBSes Through History

MAP OF THE 608 AREA CODE
608-221-3226
MADISON, WI
Starlight Express
(1989)
608-222-1941
MADISON, WI
The Warzone BBS, Warzone BBS
(1990-1994)
Tim Coolong, Tim Coolong (White Knight)Telegard
608-222-8842
MADISON, WI
Powerboard, PowerBoard
(1987-1997)
Sarah Thaler
608-222-9253
Madison, WI
Network XXIII
(1992-1994)
David DouthittWaffle 1.65 for MSDOS
"I started Network XXIII to provide enhanced file access without restrictions. At it's fullest, it provided access to files over UUCP (direct), through FidoNet file transfers, through downloads, and via FTP-by-mail. It also did not have the restrictive upload/download ratios that had been common in those days, and provided access to UseNet and Fidonet both. The software used to connect the system to Fidonet news (Amanda) was entirely of my own design, and can still be downloaded from various sources."
608-224-0102
MADISON, WI
Wizards Tower BBS
(1997)
608-224-0103
MADISON, WI
Wizards Tower BBS
(1997)
608-224-0104
MADISON, WI
Wizards Tower BBS
(1997)
608-231-0182
MADISON, WI
Armageddon Unleashed
(1994)
Stephen Vakil
608-233-0286
MADISON, WI
Madison PC User Group, Madison PCUG
(1986-1997)
Marty Shannon, C. ZenchenkoPCBoard
608-233-1111
MADISON, WI
RTPM Madison
(1984-1985)
608-233-1135
MADISON, WI
FrogMedia
(1994)
608-233-1798
MADISON, WI
Mac Line
(1993-1994)
John Allen
608-233-3378
MADISON, WI
Cime-ise, MechEng (was CIME-ISE)
(1990-1992)
Greg Jackson
608-233-4828
Madison, WI
Bee Line
(1986-1996)
BeeHoneycomb
"Madison's first chat line. For the first five years, The Bee Line ran on an Apple II+ using custom 'Honeycomb' software written in 6502 assembly. It grew from five 300 baud modems to eleven 2400 baud modems (thanks to 4-port serial cards handmade by Raist, founder of Sonic Foundry). The last five years, the Bee Line ran on a DOS PC with a 17 ports, message boards, etc. It still used custom software (a mix of C and assembly), including several multiplayer ANSI action games. It was a real challenge convincing the phone company that a 17-line hunt group deserved residential rates. Bee Line was a subscription service. Non-paying users could chat for a bit, but were generally at the mercy of the paying users. It was a very social system and the user population was mixed and varied over the years. There was no emphasis on tech, and many users only learned enough skills to be able to type "ATDT2334828" on the surplus dumbterms from the local university. One unique aspect was that chat attracted women. At one point I calculated that even though women were only 15% of the user population, they represented about 30% of the minutes online. Memorabilia and reunion info at http://beeline.org" - Bee
608-233-6502
MADISON, WI
Madison PC User Group
(1997)
608-233-6999
MADISON, WI
Utilitarian WC
(1992)
Jim Robinson
608-233-8449
Madison, WI
FIDO #90 MidNet UW, MidNet
(1984-1986)
Mike MansfieldFidoNet
608-233-8798
MADISON, WI
Mac Line
(1995-1996)
608-233-9487
Madison, WI
MAC Line
(1994-1997)
FirstClass
From the January 1996 issue of Boardwatch: Bulletin board for Macintosh users. Running FirstClass software at 28.8Kbps. Mac files, messages, and chat. 3 CD's with tons of shareware. Macintosh news and Apple press releases. Internet e-mail and usenet newsgroups. For more info email: info@ macline.com
608-238-0428
MADISON, WI
Sliver BBS
(1997)
608-238-0654
MADISON, WI
Mac Galaxy
(1997)
608-238-3837
MADISON, WI
The Sacred Scribe
(1994-1997)
Robert Pearson
608-238-3889
MADISON, WI
Stately Wayne Manor
(1993-1994)
John Stewart
608-238-5529
MADISON, WI
Point Line Graphics, Inc.
(1994-1995)
608-238-6317
MADISON, WI
The Razor's Edge
(1993-1994)
Eric Maly
608-238-6692
MADISON, WI
The Extra Mile BBS, The Extra Mile BBS (CFN)
(1992-1994)
Patrick Mack
608-238-7595
Madison, WI
Devious' Realm BBS
(1993-1996)
Devious, Slick Willie / CodeblueRenegade
"'Hippest in 6o8' was my motto (how cheesy is that now? I was only 19 at the time so whatever) A lot of SD][ers hung out at the board and played PimpWars, The PIT, LORD, Kannon's and Katapults and TradeWars. We had a lot of graphic demos that the Finland demo groups made. Plus had some fun message boards that were only around from midnight - 4am. Was occasionally a 2 line BBS, but for the most part was just the single dedicated line (since I was on the other one all the time). The madison BBS scene was very cool at the time." --Matthew Apps
608-241-5766
MADISON, WI
North Farm Co-op
(1997)
608-241-7722
MADISON, WI
Network XXIII, Network XXIII BBS
(1994-1997)
David Douthitt
608-243-8235
MADISON, WI
The Razor's Edge
(1995-1997)
Eric Maly
608-244-0852
MADISON, WI
Madison Area, Madison NEC, The Buyer's Review
(1990-1998)
Mark Lange
608-244-8211
MADISON, WI
Off the Wall, Off The Wall BBS
(1996-1998)
Joseph Wolf
608-246-9600
MADISON, WI
The Iconoclast
(1990)
Geoff Gilpin
608-246-9643
MADISON, WI
The Iconoclast
(1990)
Geoff Gilpin
608-246-9660
MADISON, WI
The Iconoclast
(1991-1994)
Geoff Gilpin
608-249-0275
MADISON, WI
1st Circle, Madison Area
(1987-1988)
John Galvin
608-249-2001
MADISON, WI
Pentheris VII
(1992-1994)
Greg Buxton
608-249-5657
MADISON, WI
M.O.O.S.I.E.
(1988)
608-249-8791
MADISON, WI
The Grimoire
(1997)
608-251-3494
MADISON, WI
Power Board
(1985)
Maurice Thaler, Carl Williamson, Peter Daly
608-251-4755
MADISON, WI
Disaster Area HST, Int'l Archives
(1988-1990)
Ted Tang
608-251-6226
MADISON, WI
20th Century Books
(1992-1994)
Phil Davenport
608-251-6292
MADISON, WI
20th Century Books
(1995-1997)
Phil Davenport
608-251-7734
MADISON, WI
CooperWorks
(1991)
PCBoard
608-251-8538
MADISON, WI
AMIS Magic Lantern
(1982-1983)
608-252-7219
MADISON, WI
JW-PC, JW-PC Transmission Line, Magnum Hollow Point
(1992-1998)
Jim Wargula
608-255-2755
Madison, WI
BITS, Bits BBS
(1983-1997)
PondScum (Brian Goldsworthy)
"BITS was run under the auspices of the Madison Apple User's Group, and continued to run even after the user group suffered the loss of all of the Macintosh users, and even outlasted the user's group itself." - Brian Goldsworthy
608-255-5227
MADISON, WI
INDRANET BBS
(1987)
608-255-6300
MADISON, WI
Paragon of Virtue (SIG)
(1992)
608-255-7380
MADISON, WI
The Bistro
(1992-1994)
Robert CoxSearchlight
608-256-1154
MADISON, WI
Tha Acid Trip
(1997)
608-256-3611
Madison, WI
Madison Area, NineJackNine, NineJackNine BBS
(1993-1998)
Ed AlmasyTBBS
608-256-3889
MADISON, WI
Stately Wayne Manor
(1997)
608-256-5680
MADISON, WI
kaOs
(1996-1997)
Richard Ross
608-256-5697
Madison, WI
Madison Area, Madison NEC, Nine Jack Nine, NineJackNine, NineJackNine BBS
(1991-1999)
Ed AlmasyTBBS
608-256-6227
MADISON, WI
Mad Mac BBS
(1988)
Red Ryder Host
608-256-8088
MADISON, WI
Madison PCUG
(1987-1989)
Gary London
608-257-0486
MADISON, WI
Boardwalk BBS
(1992-1994)
608-257-1274
MADISON, WI
Synergy
(1990-1994)
608-257-1683
MADISON, WI
Screaming Demon ][
(1997)
608-257-1852
MADISON, WI
Screaming Demon ][, SD][
(1997)
608-257-2517
MADISON, WI
Screaming Demon ][
(1997)
608-257-6195
MADISON, WI
Screaming Demon ][
(1997)
608-257-7333
MADISON, WI
Broken Toenail
(1997)
608-257-9308
MADISON, WI
Screaming Demon ][, SDII
(1994-1997)
Eric Dunst
608-258-9334
MADISON, WI
Midwest Technical Systems, MidwTechSys
(1991-1994)
Eric Fairfield
608-258-9555
MADISON, WI
Party Board
(1991-1994)
608-258-9723
MADISON, WI
1st Circle, Madison Area
(1986)
John Galvin
608-262-1434
MADISON, WI
Mersenne
(1987-1988)
Jim Lattis
608-262-3656
MADISON, WI
Integrated Pest Management BB, Integrated Pest Management BBS
(1991-1994)
608-262-4469
MADISON, WI
FIDO #324 UW-Hat, UW Hat
(1985)
Michael Mansfield
608-262-4939
MADISON, WI
BBS IBM PC Madison, RBBS IBM PC Madison
(1983-1985)
608-262-9689
MADISON, WI
AFRICAN STUDIES BBS
(1992)
608-263-0494
MADISON, WI
Family Friends
(1994)
RBBS
608-263-6057
MADISON, WI
MIC BBS at MACC
(1988-1997)
PCBoard
608-265-3513
MADISON, WI
MACC
(1997)
608-266-3014
MADISON, WI
DILHR PCBoad, DILHR PCBoard, DILHR PCBoard PCB
(1989-1992)
Marty ShannonPCBoard
608-267-7551
MADISON, WI
WI-Lakes BBS, WI-Lakes BBS , WI-Lakes-BBS
(1993-2004)
James VenniePCBoard
608-269-4835
SPARTA, WI
ComputeK's Web Serv
(1997)
608-269-7019
SPARTA, WI
The Shire
(1994)
Tim Martozie
608-269-7392
SPARTA, WI
Fast Track
(1995)
Bill Kern
608-269-7956
SPARTA, WI
The Shire
(1993)
Tim Martozie
608-271-0553
MADISON, WI
The Data Link
(1993)
Dave McKinnon
608-271-0687
MADISON, WI
1st Circle, Madison Area
(1989-1990)
John Galvin
608-271-3685
Madison, WI
Cooper Works, Cooper Works - fonts, CooperWorks, Cooperworks , Cooperworks PCB Laserfonts, Jamestown (K. Flee), Jamestown Sftw, Jamestown Software, Jamestown Software BBS
(1986-1997)
Ken Flee, Chuck Cooper, Flee & CooperSearchlight , PCBoard
608-271-5397
MADISON, WI
Moonlight BBS
(1993-1994)
Brian Ruppert
608-271-9439
MADISON, WI
AXCess BBS
(1997)
608-273-1406
Madison, WI
Selene
(1990-1992)
Ed AlmasyMaximus
608-273-2123
MADISON, WI
Madison PC User's Group BBS, Madison PCUG, MadisonPCUG
(1989-1994)
William Thousand, Bill ThousandPCBoard
608-273-2186
Madison, WI
Unicorn Point BBS
(1994-1997)
Lori and Hugh Van DuynWildcat, MajorBBS
"Lori (Lilah The Demoness) and Hugh (Thantos) started the BBS with only one line, and before they moved to GA they were running 5 lines and MajorBBS." - Hugh Van Duyn
608-273-5037
MADISON, WI
NICBUL BBS
(1985)
Mike Brown
608-273-6057
MADISON, WI
Comfortably Numb
(1994)
David Gilmour
608-273-6595
MADISON, WI
Persoft Software Technical Support
(1995)
608-273-9894
MADISON, WI
Experimental RBBS
(1991-1994)
Roy Jacobs
608-274-0321
MADISON, WI
AE LINE: UTOPIA
(1984)
608-274-0681
MADISON, WI
Night Owl BBS, The EIC BBS
(1992-1994)
Jeremy Charles
608-274-1436
MADISON, WI
TCI Cablevision
(1993)
608-274-1527
MADISON, WI
AXCess BBS
(1995-1997)
Stuart Click
608-274-1904
Madison, WI
NineJackNine
(1988-1991)
Ed AlmasyOpus
"I started NineJackNine (9J9), 608-274-1904, in 1988 as an antidote to all of the techie-oriented BBSes that were in operation at that time. It carried nothing but non-technical Fidonet conferences, plus a game or two (a modified version of Pyroto Mountain was the most popular). 9J9 also had a strong bent toward material of more interest to women, who I believed were very under-represented in the online world at that point. In 1991, after attending Fidocon in Colorado and hearing the Gospel According to Jack Rickard and Phil Becker, I moved 9J9 over to TBBS (and to 608-256-5697), bumped it up from two incoming lines to four incoming lines, and added a dedicated Internet connection that allowed people to use telnet, gopher, and to (eventually) browse the web using Lynx. I believe 9J9 was the first BBS in the area to offer live Internet connectivity." - Ed Almasy
608-274-4045
MADISON, WI
WCSI Info Xchg
(1987-1988)
Bill Thousand
608-274-4962
MADISON, WI
Madison Area Net 121 NC
(2002)
Roy Jacobs
608-274-5476
Madison, WI
Lunar Software, Selene
(1987-1990)
Ed Almasy, Jim Roberts, Pat SplinterOpus
"Selene, 608-274-5476, was started in 1987 while I was working at Lunar Corporation, as a BBS focused on the profession and practice of Software Engineering. Initially it offered file areas with C and assembly language source code for an array of MS-DOS and Unix software packages. In late 1987 I ran across John Galvin's 1st Circle BBS, which was the first Fidonet hub in the Madison area. John was also part of the group working on UFGate, the first software package that allowed BBS sysops to carry Usenet newsgroups and RFC-822 e-mail traffic on their Fidonet system. UFGate caught my interest and I added various Fidonet programming-related conferences and Usenet newsgroups to Selene over the next two years, and further expanded the collection of source code and programming utilities. In late 1989 I was hired away from Lunar by Persoft (makers of SmartTerm), to build a new product that was intended to be a ProComm-killer. Since Selene was running (unofficially) on a computer and phone line owned by Lunar, I had to move Selene to a computer and phone line in my home (608-273-1406). After I left Lunar, Jim Roberts and Pat Splinter ran the "Lunar Software BBS" on the same phone line and computer that I had used for Selene. After relocating Selene to my home, I switched it from Opus 1.03c to Maximus, and then in 1992 Selene was subsumed into another, larger BBS that I was running, NineJackNine (608-256-5697)." - Ed Almasy
608-274-5720
MADISON, WI
Sterling BBS
(1995-1996)
Tom Williams
608-274-6294
Madison, WI
Broken Toenail BBS
(1994-2004)
William Norman, Hanger 18Renegade
"The Toenail has stayed in operation for over 9.5 years now, and can be currently accessed at telnet://brokentoenail.mine.nu The Toenail is one of the world's most active BBSes, with a heavy emphasis on message base debates and discussion. A Wisconsin institution survives!" - Hanger 18
608-274-6377
MADISON, WI
Bill1000Jr, FIDO #38 Madison
(1984)
Bill Thousand, Jr.FidoNet
608-274-6935
MADISON, WI
AXCess BBS
(1997)
608-274-7483
MADISON, WI
Der Saugengrube, Der SaugenGrube BBS, DSG
(1993-1997)
608-274-8190
MADISON, WI
W.S.E.U.
(1988)
Wildcat
608-274-8435
MADISON, WI
NABT/FISCHER
(1989-1992)
608-274-8733
MADISON, WI
Wells Online
(1994)
608-274-8948
MADISON, WI
Digital Madison
(1997)
608-274-9763
MADISON, WI
JW-PC DataFlex.OS2, JWPC Dataflex
(1989-1996)
Jim WargulaRBBS
608-274-9785
MADISON, WI
Jw-PC DataFlex, JW-PC DataFlex OS2, JW-PC DataFlex.OS2, Madison Area, Madison NEC, Madison PC Users Group, MPCUG WebBBS
(1989-2002)
Jim WargulaWildcat
608-274-9795
MADISON, WI
JW-PC DataFlex OS2, JW-PC DataFlex.OS2
(1996-1997)
Jim Wargula
608-276-7620
MADISON, WI
Experimental RBBS
(1992)
Roy Jacobs
608-276-7927
MADISON, WI
Computer Mania
(1991-1993)
Bud Fredrick
608-276-9083
MADISON, WI
Computer Mania
(1991)
Bud Fredrick
608-277-1376
MADISON, WI
The Offline BBS
(1992-1994)
Tom LandmannRemoteAccess
608-277-7782
MADISON, WI
The Iguana Republic
(1994-1997)
Mike Eckert
608-277-8597
MADISON, WI
The Parody BBS
(1993-1994)
Andy Jaeger
608-277-8629
MADISON, WI
Synergy, Synergy BBS
(1992)
N Alex Carr
608-277-9468
MADISON, WI
Synergy BBS
(1991)
Alex Carr
608-277-9474
MADISON, WI
Synergy BBS
(1991)
Alex Carr
608-277-9804
MADISON, WI
Xperimental BBBS
(2000-2001)
Roy Jacobs
608-277-9955
MADISON, WI
The Sacred Scribe
(1993-1994)
Robert Pearson
608-278-0471
MADISON, WI
kaOs
(1996)
Richard Ross
608-278-1318
MADISON, WI
Empire BBS
(1997)
608-278-1319
MADISON, WI
Empire BBS
(1997)
608-278-8394
MADISON, WI
Empire BBS
(1997)
608-278-8495
MADISON, WI
Empire BBS
(1997)
608-283-6232
MADISON, WI
SHADOWLANDS
(1991)
Thomas Landmann
608-284-0250
MADISON, WI
Experimental RBBS
(1992-1993)
Roy Jacobs
608-284-8944
MADISON, WI
Experimental II
(1997)
Roy Jacobs
608-324-4495
MONROE, WI
SC Data Center
(1990)
John Galvin
608-325-7994
Monroe, WI
Swiss Bull, The Swiss Bull BBS
(1990-2009)
David Blum
608-328-1454
MONROE, WI
Doc's Place BBS
(1991)
John Bierrie
608-328-8202
MONROE, WI
The Cold Zone
(1990-1992)
Jim Hadfield
608-348-3075
PLATTEVILLE, WI
Nemisys BBS
(1994)
Tim Kienbaum
608-356-0380
BARABOO, WI
Animal House
(1992-1994)
Marc Kurtz
608-356-0540
BARABOO, WI
Midnight Modem Mystic, Midnite Modem Mystics
(1997-1999)
TriBBS
608-356-0938
BARABOO, WI
Circus City BBS
(1993-1994)
Randy Webster
608-356-3748
BARABOO, WI
Circus City BBS
(1996)
Randy Webster
608-356-4777
BARABOO, WI
The RF Deck
(1994-1999)
Steve SchulzeMagpie , TriBBS
608-356-6269
BARABOO, WI
Alarm Industry BBS
(1998)
Don McCleery
608-356-6569
BARABOO, WI
Delta One Systems, Northern Exposure
(1992-1996)
Jordan PetersonRemoteAccess
608-356-8999
BARABOO, WI
TL BBS
(1993-1997)
Michael BirchWildcat
608-356-9644
BARABOO, WI
The Racer's Edge
(1994-1997)
Don HudnellWildcat
608-364-1138
BELOIT, WI
Que's Resort
(1995)
Andrew QueSearchlight
608-365-0541
BELOIT, WI
Connecting Line BBS
(1997)
608-365-2302
BELOIT, WI
Connecting Line BBS
(1989-1999)
Dave and Lynette LongMajorBBS
608-368-1612
BELOIT, WI
Suite Dreams BBS
(1997)
608-368-1613
BELOIT, WI
Suite Dreams BBS
(1997)
608-437-3260
MOUNT HOREB, WI
iNNeR CiRCLe
(1997)
608-442-9402
Madison, WI
Experimental Workshop, SW Wisconsin Area Fidonet Feed
(2001-2002)
Roy Jacobs
608-486-2106
BANGOR, WI
Rockland BBS
(1993-1997)
Art Christ
608-486-4074
BANGOR, WI
Rockland BBS
(1992-1993)
Art Christ
608-488-2031
MELROSE, WI
The Captain's Chair
(1992)
Thomas Peterson
608-488-2039
MELROSE, WI
The Captain's Chair
(1992)
Tom Peterson
608-522-3631
NORTH FREEDOM, WI
Racer BBS
(1997)
608-522-4339
NORTH FREEDOM, WI
AXCess BBS
(1993-1994)
Stuart Click
608-526-3561
HOLMEN, WI
FidoLand OS/2, GatorNet North, La Crosse Area Hub, Western Wisconsin Mail Server, Western Wisconsin Net
(1992-1996)
Bill SweetFidoNet
608-526-4127
HOLMEN, WI
Holmen Area Hub, The Holmen Connection
(1992-1997)
Richard Castle
608-526-9114
HOLMEN, WI
The Boardwalk BBS
(1992-1995)
Dan Campbell
608-527-5937
NEW GLARUS, WI
Capable Computer Systems
(1995)
Alan Maurer
608-565-7424
NECEDAH, WI
Best Power Technology Technical Support
(1995)
608-586-5995
OXFORD, WI
The Cribbage Board
(1997)
608-625-2757
LA FARGE, WI
The Mignight Run, The Raptor's Cage
(1997)
608-629-5027
READSTOWN, WI
Mystic Hidden Valleys
(1991)
608-635-7948
POYNETTE, WI
The Troll's Den
(1997)
608-635-8048
POYNETTE, WI
The Troll's Den
(1997)
608-637-8049
VIROQUA, WI
All For Christ
(1994-1995)
Milton Watson
608-637-8732
VIROQUA, WI
Basement BBS
(1994)
Vernald Meiners
608-647-4820
RICHLAND CENTER, WI
Tumbleweed BBS
(1997)
608-654-7678
CASHTON, WI
The Other Woman
(1992-1994)
Glen Kuschel
608-655-3806
MARSHALL, WI
Madison Tandy, Madison Tandy User's Group, MADISON TANDY USERS, Madison Tandy Users BBS
(1990-1996)
Francis Selje, Fran SeljePCBoard
608-655-4012
MARSHALL, WI
Romany RBBS, Syform
(1989-1996)
Mark Simmons, K.& M. SimmonsRBBS
608-742-1707
PORTAGE, WI
The Portage Palace
(1997-1998)
Chuck Otto
608-742-1751
PORTAGE, WI
Asylum BBS
(1997)
608-742-7276
PORTAGE, WI
Portage Free BBS
(1994-1998)
Gary SheetsWildcat
608-744-2050
CUBA CITY, WI
Tri State Police BBS, Tri-State Police BBS
(1994-1998)
Kevin AtkinsonWildcat
608-752-0074
JANESVILLE, WI
Planet //olfenstein
(1994-1996)
Zen TormeyTriBBS
608-752-6762
JANESVILLE, WI
Other Side BBS, The Other Side
(1992-1995)
Alan WeberTempest, RemoteAccess
608-752-7840
JANESVILLE, WI
J.A.D.E.
(1982-1996)
Dennis Adams, Peter Melan, David WendtTBBS
"J.A.D.E., 608-752-7840, was started in November of 1982, by myself (Dennis Adams) and Peter Melan on a Model I TRS-80. We wrote the software ourselves in BASIC. We had to optimize the heck out of the word-wrap algorithm, which we thought was really needed back then with the wide disparity in display widths (VIC-20 @ 22, many various computers @ 40, TRS-80 @ 64, serial terminal @ 80). The final optimization ran in real-time even on the new *fast* modem we bought (a USRobtics 1200 baud ). It initially used 5 1/4" drives and the messages were stored on an 8" driver we modified to work with the TRS-80. Later, we bought the very first version of Phil Becker's "TBBS" (from a handwritten ad!) and then later added a hard-disk. We "beta tested" TBBS through many versions. It only every had a single phone line when we ran it, and got hit by lighting twice. It was Pete's computer. I came up with the name "JADE" -- it stands for Janesville Area Data Exchange. When Pete moved out of town, I took over JADE, where it languished on a PC XT clone until Dave Wendt took it over when I went to college, and grew it even larger, with multiple lines and internet access." - Dennis Adams
608-752-8935
JANESVILLE, WI
Evening Star
(1997)
608-752-9146
JANESVILLE, WI
Hell
(1998-1999)
TriBBS
608-754-0580
JANESVILLE, WI
Zimm Connection BBS
(1998-1999)
TriBBS
608-754-5668
JANESVILLE, WI
The Magic Shoppe
(1997)
608-755-1147
Janesville, WI
Castle Rock BBS
(1995-2007)
Kevin GoebelMajorBBS, WG 1.01 (MBBS), WorldGroup 1.01 (DOS)
"I am still running my BBS with a few dial-up lines. They are in a hunt group keyed to the 608-755-1147 number and some of the alternate numbers listed on http://bbslist.textfiles.com/608/ are no longer owned by me. I added Vircoms TCP/IP software so my bbs can be telneted to (casrock.com). I have a few dedicated MajorMud players, and a couple of people who play CrossWords, Backgammon, and BBSopoly almost every day. I started my own BBS in 1995 (great timing, eh?) after being a Co-Sysop for The Connecting Line BBS in Beloit Wisconsin for several years." - "Kevin Goebel"

"Still running as a 32 "line" Major BBS, telnet access only, at casrock.com I dropped my last dial-up line in May of 2008 when I bit the bullet and slapped my DSL connection on my voice phone line. I still have several MajorMud players and a couple people who play Backgammon and Crosswordz." - Kevin Goebel

608-755-1268
JANESVILLE, WI
Castle Rock BBS
(1997)
608-755-1449
JANESVILLE, WI
PegaSys BBS, The Missing Link
(1992-1994)
Don Oldenburg, Don OlgeburgRemoteAccess
608-755-1546
JANESVILLE, WI
Castle Rock BBS
(1997)
608-755-1572
JANESVILLE, WI
Castle Rock BBS
(1997)
608-755-9579
JANESVILLE, WI
Full Access BBS
(1997)
608-755-9587
JANESVILLE, WI
Full Access, Full Access BBS
(1996-1997)
608-755-9841
JANESVILLE, WI
Full Access BBS
(1997)
608-756-0308
JANESVILLE, WI
The Antaries Sector
(1995-1996)
Tyson MohrTriBBS
608-756-2818
JANESVILLE, WI
Rhino's Lair
(1995)
PBAD
608-756-3638
JANESVILLE, WI
Local Net
(1997)
608-756-4323
Janesville, WI
Rhino's Lair
(1994-1996)
Rhino (Ryan)Hercules
608-756-9191
JANESVILLE, WI
The Gallow's Pole
(1993-1994)
Nate Dutra
608-757-1226
JANESVILLE, WI
Picture Club Connection
(1994)
Russell L Miller
608-757-1796
JANESVILLE, WI
Full Access BBS
(1997)
608-757-2092
Janesville, WI
Mindbomb
(1992-1997)
Andy MacCallum (Nemesis)
608-757-3000
JANESVILLE, WI
JADE, Jade BBS
(1992-1997)
608-757-3009
JANESVILLE, WI
JADE, Jade BBS
(1982-1999)
David L Wendt
608-758-1038
JANESVILLE, WI
The Systems Edge
(1996-1997)
Russ Miller
608-758-4849
JANESVILLE, WI
The Antares Sector
(1998-1999)
TriBBS
608-758-6590
JANESVILLE, WI
Janesville Library
(1997)
608-781-1005
LA CROSSE, WI
Bitchy's Place, La Crosse Area Hub, Western Wisconsin Net
(1991-1992)
Thomas Coulson
608-781-1105
LA CROSSE, WI
NorthSider's BBS
(1995)
Bill Baxter
608-781-3451
LA CROSSE, WI
Computerland of La Crosse
(1991)
Tom GoetzmanPCBoard
608-781-5890
LA CROSSE, WI
The Chalk Board
(1992-1994)
Cory Lunde
608-781-9660
LA CROSSE, WI
Digital Genesis
(1996)
James Sella
608-782-0556
LA CROSSE, WI
Ceaser's Palace
(1994)
608-782-1015
LA CROSSE, WI
Anarchy BBS
(1996-1997)
John Morrison
608-782-7935
La Crosse, WI
Electric Dreams BBS
(1997-1998)
Andy WrightSearchlight BBS
608-782-8348
LA CROSSE, WI
Doghouse BBS
(1993-1994)
Mike Rudie
608-783-1391
LA CROSSE, WI
Crossfire, CrossFire BBS CfC #39, La Crosse Area Hub
(1992-1994)
Bill Schieche
608-783-1722
LA CROSSE, WI
Ceaser's Palace
(1997)
608-783-1724
LA CROSSE, WI
Ceaser's Palace
(1997)
608-783-2240
Onalaska, WI
Fifth Deimension, The Fifth Dimension
(1992-1995)
Ryan ReisterRemote Access 2.0
"Sysop: Ryan Reister ; ANSI: Michael Peplinski. Single line dialup, 14.4k bps - Zoom external modem. Games, Doors, FidoNet, Downloads SysOp also wrote a few custom doors using Turbo Pascal." - Ryan Reister
608-783-4114
LA CROSSE, WI
The Pit Stop
(1997)
608-783-5388
LA CROSSE, WI
DSW
(1997)
608-784-0201
LA CROSSE, WI
Digital Genesis
(1995)
James Sella
608-784-3804
LA CROSSE, WI
Rosie's II
(1992-1995)
Rose Campbell
608-784-4679
LA CROSSE, WI
Rosie's BBS, Rosie's II
(1992-1996)
Robert Gillespie
608-784-5960
LA CROSSE, WI
Crossfire, La Crosse Area Hub
(1992)
Bill Schieche
608-784-8016
LA CROSSE, WI
The Rat's Hole
(1990)
Wildcat
608-785-0419
LA CROSSE, WI
Crossfire, CrossFire BBS CfC #39
(1992)
Bill Schieche
608-785-7159
LA CROSSE, WI
The Silicon Zone
(1991)
John BergmanPCBoard
608-785-7459
LA CROSSE, WI
The Black Hole
(1999)
Jonathan Bailey
608-786-0564
WEST SALEM, WI
Lizard's Loft
(1995-1996)
Joel Johnston
608-786-1066
WEST SALEM, WI
Moonshine On-Line
(1994)
Jeremy Newman
608-787-0137
LA CROSSE, WI
Gene & Rosie's BBS
(1996)
Gene Warren
608-787-0735
LA CROSSE, WI
Digital Genesis
(1993-1994)
James Sella
608-787-1104
LA CROSSE, WI
Gene & Rosie's BBS
(1996)
Gene Warren
608-787-5830
LA CROSSE, WI
Dragon's Lair BBS
(1995)
Eric Papenfuss
608-787-6488
LA CROSSE, WI
Guild
(1994)
Brian Kronberg
608-788-0307
LA CROSSE, WI
Digital Reality
(1995-2000)
Chris Sheehan
608-788-5323
LA CROSSE, WI
GatorNet North, La Crosse Area Hub
(1992)
Bill Sweet
608-788-8060
LA CROSSE, WI
Le Cross Roads II
(1992-1994)
Chris Hellesen
608-788-8086
LA CROSSE, WI
La Crosse Area Hub, Le Cross Roads, Western Wisconsin Net
(1992-1994)
Rudy Arlt
608-788-9657
LA CROSSE, WI
Doghouse BBS
(1994-1995)
Mike Rudie
608-798-2149
CROSS PLAINS, WI
Comfortably Numb
(1995)
David Gilmour
608-822-2000
Fennimore, WI
GAMES PLUS, Games Plus BBS
(1993-1996)
Tim BrownPCBoard
From the September 1994 issue of Boardwatch: Fennimore, Wisconson since 09/93. Sysop: Tim Brown. Using MajorBBS 6.21B with 32 lines on MS-DOS 80486 with 10000 MB storage. US Robotics at 14400 bps. No fee. The hottest new games, from chariots to chessboards, dungeons to deep space. Tradewars 2002. 9 CD-ROMs, trivia, interlink chat, forums. Now offering RIP graphics. Internet mail and network newsgroups coming soon. We are free.
608-825-2290
SUN PRAIRIE, WI
Freedom Of Speech RBBS, Freedom Speech, MIKLAV/RBBS
(1994-1996)
Kim JohnsonRBBS
608-825-6404
SUN PRAIRIE, WI
Night Train BBS
(1994)
Barth Weishoff
608-825-6498
Sun Prairie, WI
Escape Pod BBS, The Escape BBS (!), The Escape Pod BBS
(1996-1997)
Jesse Courchaine, Jesse ClaytonRenegade
608-827-6755
MIDDLETON, WI
The Sacred Scribe
(1996-2000)
Robert Pearson
608-831-3380
MIDDLETON, WI
Stargate BBS
(1996)
Jeff Hall
608-831-5650
MIDDLETON, WI
Wall Street, Wall Street,inv
(1992-1994)
Jack Meehan
608-831-5909
MIDDLETON, WI
Limbo
(1993)
Renegade
608-833-1586
MIDDLETON, WI
Doghouse BBS
(1997)
608-833-3059
MIDDLETON, WI
Computerland
(1993-1994)
608-833-3655
MIDDLETON, WI
Surf Madison
(1997)
Zanne Marie GraySearchlight
608-833-5333
MIDDLETON, WI
Metropolis Big Ten
(1997)
608-833-6391
MIDDLETON, WI
Dimension Seven
(1994)
Andy Jaeger
608-833-9743
MIDDLETON, WI
Miss-Cue
(1993-1996)
Larry HerzogWWIV
608-835-2047
OREGON, WI
The Foundation BBS
(1994-1995)
John Erickson
608-835-7929
OREGON, WI
Serengeti Plain
(1993-1994)
608-836-4059
MIDDLETON, WI
AE-West BBS
(1993-1995)
Mike Bloxham
608-836-9473
MIDDLETON, WI
Audio Project 222-8842, Audio Projects, AudioProj, AudioProj
(1987-1997)
Maurice Thaler
608-837-0072
SUN PRAIRIE, WI
The DogHouse BBS
(2001-2002)
John JakubowskiMajorBBS
608-837-1923
SUN PRAIRIE, WI
JW-PC DataFlex.HST, JWPC Dataflex, Madison NEC
(1990-1995)
Jim WargulaRBBS
608-837-2550
SUN PRAIRIE, WI
JW-PC DataFlex.ZYX
(1993-1994)
Jim Wargula
608-837-2918
SUN PRAIRIE, WI
Mikro Systems
(1991-1993)
Mike Bloxham
608-837-4862
SUN PRAIRIE, WI
Syform
(1989-1994)
608-837-6420
SUN PRAIRIE, WI
Lighthouse Christian BBS
(1994)
608-837-7241
SUN PRAIRIE, WI
Gateway To Euphoria, Wastelands
(1996-1997)
Sean Serrahn
608-837-9119
SUN PRAIRIE, WI
The Com-Port BBS
(1995)
John Fritz
608-838-3276
MCFARLAND, WI
Computer Continent
(1993-1994)
Jason White
608-845-3010
VERONA, WI
Side Show BBS
(1997)
608-845-3813
VERONA, WI
Daily Planet
(1997)
608-845-5478
VERONA, WI
1st Circle
(1991)
John Galvin
608-845-9168
VERONA, WI
Middle Earth, Middle Earth BBS, Middle Earth BBS
(1997-2002)
Robert ScheibelSearchlight
608-845-9672
VERONA, WI
WARPed in Wisconsin
(1995-1997)
Michael Alexander
608-845-9693
Verona, WI
Doomsday, The Land of Sinners
(1995-1997)
Phil Van Houten, Peeble, SiNTaXSearchlight
"Devious (Devious' Realm) and I were just reminiscing about the good ol' days. I was pretty heavy into the BBS scene in Madison, called around to most of the boards. Gandalf from Middle Earth BBS got me interested in starting one myself. Went through several different kinds of BBS software including RoboBoard, Renegade, Sterling and finally settling on Searchlight. Ran the typical doors. Lots of fun memories." - Peeble
608-847-6775
MAUSTON, WI
Mauston Exch., The Mauston File Exchange
(1994-1996)
Wildcat
608-849-4259
WAUNAKEE, WI
The T.R.S. BBS, The TRS BBS, The TRS BBS Node 2
(1993-1997)
Timothy R Shriver
608-849-5842
WAUNAKEE, WI
Springfield RBBS-PC
(1990-2000)
John FoxRBBS
608-849-6279
WAUNAKEE, WI
The T.R.S. BBS, The TRS BBS
(1994-1998)
Timothy R Shriver, Tim Shriver
608-849-6290
WAUNAKEE, WI
The T R S BBS, The TRS BBS
(1997)
Timothy R Shriver
608-849-6688
WAUNAKEE, WI
The UN-Named BBS
(1997)
608-849-6796
WAUNAKEE, WI
K-9 Korners RBBS
(1995)
Ron Mainguth
608-849-9796
WAUNAKEE, WI
K-9 Corner,cops, K-9 Corners RBBS, K-9 Korners RBBS
(1990-1996)
Ron MainguthRBBS
608-857-3551
MINDORO, WI
The Boardwalk BBS
(1992)
Dan Campbell
608-862-3708
ALBANY, WI
Ye Olde Boarde
(1997)
608-873-0703
Stoughton, WI
The Buzzard Bait BBS, The Buzzards Bait BBS
(1987-1995)
Paul BratlandOpus
608-873-4700
STOUGHTON, WI
Daily Planet
(1988)
608-877-2594
STOUGHTON, WI
Boardwalk BBS
(1997)
608-884-3207
Edgerton, WI
Blackshoe BBS
(1989-2004)
Dr Deshi, Tormentortag, synchronet, Worldgroup 3.30
608-884-7539
EDGERTON, WI
In The Woods
(1997)
608-897-8638
BRODHEAD, WI
CROSSroad BBS
(1995-1996)
608-938-4584
Monticello, WI
Rural Fire Data BBS
(1997-2002)
Roger Babler
608-966-1556
BROWNTOWN, WI
Frost Point 1
(1990-1992)
Jim Hadfield
608-985-8511
LA VALLE, WI
Absolute Zero, The Abyss
(1992-1994)
Tom JagaticRemoteAccess
193 Sysops currently listed.
296 BBSes Listed.