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

MAP OF THE 614 AREA CODE
614-237-0285
COLUMBUS, OH
Portal, The Portal
(1987-1989)
Tom Rile
614-253-4566
Bexley, Ohio
JapAnimation Station
(1987-1991)
Sean O'Connor (Hoke To No Ken)WWIV
"Back in the day before Japanese animation was cool we used to translate whole scripts into English from pirated Japanese satellite broadcasts. Now everyone and their mother has got on the bandwagon. About darn time! :)" -Sean O'Connor
614-253-4568
Bexley, OH
Gerbilz Unite
(1989-1990)
Trojan, Sean O'Connor (Hoke To No Ken)WWIV
"If you need to ask then you don't want to know about it! Am I right, Trojan?" -Sean O'Connor
614-262-4428
COLUMBUS, OH
Blue Moon BBS
(1989)
Grant DeLorean
614-263-3113
COLUMBUS, OH
Dave's Place
(1981-1985)
Dave HarrisCommodore
614-263-3412
COLUMBUS, OH
New Spirit Of 99, Spirit of #'99 TIBBS
(1989)
Irwin Hott, Dick Beery
614-263-9775
COLUMBUS, OH
Northland BBS
(1988-1994)
Wildcat
614-267-5441
COLUMBUS, OH
Graphics Unlimited, Hot Coco, Hot CoCo BBS
(1988-1994)
Mike Cotts
614-268-2227
Columbus, OH
Columbus CBBS
(1981)
Ben MillerCBBS
614-268-4446
COLUMBUS, OH
MARDUK II
(1989-1996)
Stuart Crane
614-272-2227
Columbus, OH
Columbus CBBS, RCP/M CBBS Columbus
(1981-1985)
Ben MillerCBBS
"The last four digits spelled CBBS." - Jason Scott
614-274-3540
COLUMBUS, OH
FIDONET WIZARD'S WOCSHOP, The Wizard's Workshop, Wizard's WOCshop HST, Wizard's Workshop
(1987-1991)
Bill Merrow, William Merrow
614-279-2327
COLUMBUS, OH
Mobius Locus, Scientific Columbus, South Parking Lot
(1989-1994)
David Hinerman
614-288-9128
COLUMBUS, OH
The Book Club BBS
(1989)
Todd & Angela Emmer
614-293-4458
COLUMBUS, OH
Black Bag II
(1988)
Daniel Sands
614-293-5625
COLUMBUS, OH
Emergi Net, EmergiNet
(1989-1990)
Ken Wilkins
614-293-7606
COLUMBUS, OH
The Ultimex BBS
(1989-1991)
Mike Cooper
614-293-8810
COLUMBUS, OH
Black Bag II, Black Bag II BBS, Black Bag II Medical BBS
(1988-1999)
James Mirazita, Paul PriorTriBBS
614-294-5216
COLUMBUS, OH
Cross-Fire BBS
(1989)
Bob Wiley
614-294-5314
COLUMBUS, OH
MARDUK II
(1988-1991)
Stuart Crane
614-294-5340
COLUMBUS, OH
MARDUK
(1988)
Mark Lynch
614-344-2994
Newark, OH
Craig's Commodore 64 BBS
(1986-1988)
Craig PresleyXavian
614-353-1932
COLUMBUS, OH
The Jungle!
(1989)
Wildcat
614-363-0368
The Forbidden Zone
(1989)
Scott Neitz
614-366-4392
COLUMBUS, OH
Newark Connection RBBS PRIV, Newark Connection RBBS-PC
(1989-1994)
Chip Morrow
614-382-4258
DUBLIN, OH
Macola Inc.
(1989)
Wildcat
614-387-3946
COLUMBUS, OH
Marion Community BBS
(1987-1994)
Jerry Gibson
614-421-0111
Columbus, OH
The Santa Maria BBS
(1985-1990)
The Red PirateGBBS ][ v1.7
"This was an off-hours BBS that ran on an Apple //e with three floppy drives. It initially ran on a 300bps Hayes Micromodem IIe, then moved to an Apple Cat 1200 modem. It generally was online between 9pm and midnight most evenings and stayed up until 3pm the next day. The peak years for the BBS were 1985 to 1987." - The Red Pirate
614-423-4422
Ohio Valley BBS
(1982-1983)
614-423-7879
OEC-BBS
(1988)
Wildcat
614-436-0173
WORTHINGTON, OH
Goal Post
(1987-1991)
Steve McVey, Dennis Robinson, Allyn Thompson
614-436-0456
WORTHINGTON, OH
DISABILITIES
(1989)
Jim Ridenour
614-436-2414
WORTHINGTON, OH
Briefcase BBS
(1989-1995)
Fred Feldman
614-436-4758
WORTHINGTON, OH
The Lavender Board
(1989)
Barrett Robinson
614-436-6284
WORTHINGTON, OH
CCS Multi Board, Columbus Multi Board, Columbus Multi-Bd
(1988-1989)
Barry Robinson, Barrett Robinson
614-436-7740
WORTHINGTON, OH
ELECTRONIC FINANCIAL SERVICES
(1986)
614-439-0310
COLUMBUS, OH
SE Ohio Computer Society, SOCS
(1988)
Wildcat
614-439-7451
COLUMBUS, OH
The Other Board
(1988)
Wildcat
614-442-1852
COLUMBUS, OH
T.I. ABS, T.I.A.B.S.
(1989)
Bud Wright
614-442-6695
COLUMBUS, OH
The Utilities Exchange, The Utility Exchange, Utilities Exchange BBS, Utilities Xchg, UtilXchg
(1989-1994)
Mike KoehlerPCBoard
614-443-3282
COLUMBUS, OH
The Twilight Zone, Twilight Zone BBS, Twylight Zone bbs
(1988-1994)
Joe Munyan
614-443-4297
COLUMBUS, OH
Lavander, The Lavender Board
(1989-1992)
Barrett Robinson
614-453-6494
COLUMBUS, OH
Problem Solvers! BBS
(1989)
Wildcat
614-454-6063
WORTHINGTON, OH
Grab Bag!, Grab Bag! BBS
(1989)
Wildcat
614-456-6448
COLUMBUS, OH
Kitty City
(1981-2003)
Jennifer Murphy
614-457-4227
COLUMBUS, OH
HAM BBS, Ham BBS (HBBS)
(1988-1991)
N8EMR
614-461-6943
COLUMBUS, OH
NightLine
(1988)
Wildcat
614-466-1136
COLUMBUS, OH
O.D.O.T, ODOT, Ohio Department of Transportation, Ohio Trans Port, The Ozone, The Ozone/O.D.O.T.
(1986-1996)
Terry Dawson
614-466-1384
COLUMBUS, OH
The Construction Zone
(1987-1988)
Scott Bumgardner
614-471-6209
GAHANNA, OH
Aurora Borealis, Aurora Borealis II, Lininger Technology
(1988-1994)
Mike Lininger, Michael Lininge
614-471-8559
Gahanna, OH
A.C.E.C. Atari Computer Enthusiasts of Columbus, ACEC BBS (Atari)
(1983-1993)
Brent Borghese, Frank SeipelAMIS, Carina
"Originally run on A.M.I.S. (Atari Message and Information System), then Carina I. Originally with Percome disk drives in Brent Borghese's basement, then later, run by Frank Seipel under Carina. Upgraded to an Atari 800 with a whopping 10 MB (haha) hard drive, which was the size of an entire PC itself. Hard drive plugged into joystick ports. Probably had 30,000 or 40,000 callers over the approximately 10 year lifespan." - Frank Seipel
614-471-9209
Gahanna, Ohio
Pandora BBS, Pandora's Box
(1989-1994)
Frank SeipelCarina I
"Run on an Atari 800 with Corvus hard drive, attached to joystick ports 3 & 4. With a whopping 10 MB hard drive :) I learned to program on the Atari, and made many friends. I experimented with networked message bases with several cities and the "PC Pursuit" service." - Frank Seipel
614-474-9130
GAHANNA, OH
Starry Night
(1988-1990)
Hal SpencerWildcat
614-475-0295
GAHANNA, OH
cmhGate UF Gateway, Frog Talk, Frogtalk BBS
(1988-1993)
Lanny Partlow
614-475-1823
GAHANNA, OH
Buckeye BBS
(1987)
GBBS Pro
614-475-9791
GAHANNA, OH
APPLE CRACKERS, Applecrackers, Pro-MM
(1982-1993)
614-476-4825
GAHANNA, OH
Faneuil Hall
(1989)
Jim Vaughan
614-476-4967
GAHANNA, OH
Any Port in a Storm, Castle Opustein, Gild Aef Venteners
(1987-1989)
Jim Vaughan
614-476-9404
GAHANNA, OH
Space Angel BBS
(1988)
Larrie Green
614-478-3602
GAHANNA, OH
AveMaria, AveMaria HST, IJOMA, liberia, Portus aveMaria
(1989-1998)
Ijoma Flemister
614-478-7385
GAHANNA, OH
Timeclock
(1989)
Wildcat
614-488-3991
COLUMBUS, OH
Utilities Xchg 40m
(1987-1991)
MIke Koehler
614-488-4736
COLUMBUS, OH
GENEALOG
(1987)
614-532-6920
COLUMBUS, OH
BULLET-80 Ironton
(1982-1983)
614-587-3959
Information Illusions
(1989)
Wildcat
614-593-1019
Ohio U
(1986-1989)
Brian Shapiro
614-593-4859
Hermes
(1987-1988)
OU Sch Telecom
614-594-6588
GROVE CITY, OH
DDT Archives, DDT Archives BBS
(1981-1999)
David Wm Wrage
614-654-3910
Proteam
(1989)
Wildcat
614-687-6413
RTPM RBBS, RTPM RBBS Columbus
(1984-1985)
614-761-1179
DUBLIN, OH
Columbus Area, Guardian
(1986)
Scott Sharkey
614-761-1836
DUBLIN, OH
Chef's Pantry
(1989)
John Hores
614-764-0661
DUBLIN, OH
O.C.L.C., OCLC
(1987)
Brian Staples
614-764-6744
DUBLIN, OH
NoChange #12
(1986-1989)
Mike Shivley
614-772-5520
WORTHINGTON, OH
Chilli Hub, Chilli-Net Echo Coord, Chilli-Net NEC, The Outer Limits I, The Outer Limits II
(1988-1998)
Chilli-Net NEC, Keith Wineka
614-773-2423
WORTHINGTON, OH
South of Bauder, South of the bander, South of the Bauder I
(1989-1996)
Jerry ArnoldWildcat
614-773-6003
WORTHINGTON, OH
The Bit Bucket
(1989)
Martin Essenburg
614-773-8284
WORTHINGTON, OH
The Node Warrior
(1989)
Bill Hoey
614-775-3370
Chillicothe, Oh
Chilli Echo Processor (CEP), Chilli Net, Chilli-Net Echo Central, Chilli-Net Echo Processor (CEP), ESFNET BBS, ESFNET BBS I, MCINET, The Bit Bucket, The Bit Bucket BBS
(1989-1993)
Martin Essenburg, Chilli-Net NEC
614-794-3143
WESTERVILLE, OH
Ginger's Port Limited, Your Basic BBS
(1989)
Wildcat
614-837-3269
CANAL WINCHESTE, OH
RCP/M RBBS Pickerington
(1983-1985)
614-837-3896
CANAL WINCHESTE, OH
Aspencade BBS, Lancaster Area HUB
(1988-1996)
Fred ForrestWildcat
614-837-7428
CANAL WINCHESTE, OH
NCC-1701
(1988)
Wildcat
614-846-7669
Worthington, OH
Heartland BBS
(1989-2001)
Reid BuyakyThe Major BBS
614-848-5947
WORTHINGTON, OH
Midi & ST Exchange, Midi & ST Information Exch., Midi and ST Exchange, MIDI Inf.Xch
(1988-1991)
Rick Duff
614-848-5971
WORTHINGTON, OH
THE MICRO GALLERY
(1988)
Wildcat
614-855-1024
NEW ALBANY, OH
BuckeyeNet, ElectChronicle, Electric Chronicle, Gild Aef Venteners III
(1987-1989)
Tom Martin
614-855-1743
NEW ALBANY, OH
AE LINE: CHIEF
(1984)
614-855-2659
NEW ALBANY, OH
Buckeye Echo Control, Gild Aef Venteners II, Information Exchange II
(1988-1991)
Max Mail, Tom MartinPCBoard
614-855-2776
NEW ALBANY, OH
Turbo BBS
(1988-1991)
Arthur l BrandtWildcat
614-861-1287
REYNOLDSBURG, OH
THE WANT ADS
(1988)
Wildcat
614-861-8377
REYNOLDSBURG, OH
The Computer Room, The Corvette BBS, The Inner Circle BBS
(1989-1996)
Marshall ThompsonWildcat
614-863-0963
REYNOLDSBURG, OH
ComputerWrks
(1988)
614-863-9065
REYNOLDSBURG, OH
The New Continental BBS
(1988)
Shawn Ingram
614-863-9611
REYNOLDSBURG, OH
Phoenix, Phoneix, THE PLTOENIX
(1988-1994)
Wildcat
614-864-0775
REYNOLDSBURG, OH
The Citadel BBS
(1988)
Wildcat
614-864-2673
REYNOLDSBURG, OH
C O R E (Central Ohio Remote) RCP/M, C.O.R.E. (Central Ohio Remote Exchange) Z-NODE, C.O.R.E. BBS, CORE Z-node, CORE Z-Node (Central Ohio Remote Exchange)
(1984-1992)
Rich RodeheaverWildcat
614-864-4518
REYNOLDSBURG, OH
The Book Club
(1987-1988)
Todd Emmer
614-864-9013
REYNOLDSBURG, OH
NetWork Remote BBS, NetWork System BBS
(1989-1990)
Bruce D. Rubin, Bruce Rubin
614-868-0906
REYNOLDSBURG, OH
Earthrise
(1988)
614-868-9982
REYNOLDSBURG, OH
Blue Moon BBS
(1989-1990)
Grant DeLorean
614-870-6544
ALTON, OH
COMM*PORT, Instant CoCo, InstantCoCo, The Comm 201 202 203 204 205 206, The CommPort BBS
(1987-1995)
Joe RhinehartWildcat
614-870-9608
ALTON, OH
The Professional Connect.
(1989)
Wildcat
614-875-2286
GROVE CITY, OH
Billy's BBS, Billy's Bulletin Board Service, Programmer's Connection
(1989-1993)
Billy Cash
614-875-8325
GROVE CITY, OH
MARDUK IV
(1988)
Bill Wilt
614-878-1898
ALTON, OH
The Continental BBS
(1987-1988)
Philip Thompson
614-878-3630
Galloway, OH
DPI, The Dragon's Paw Inn
(1989-1991)
Daniel ChesterWWIV
614-880-9203
WORTHINGTON, OH
The Tusk
(1988-1994)
Mike Dissinger
"The Tusk was probably one of the very first BBSs I got on when I lived in my hometown of Lancaster. There was a newspaper article in the Intelligencer Journal in 1988 about BBSs and that's where I got it's phone number, which allowed me to get more Lancaster-area BBS phone numbers since the first telecom software I had, called Talk-Is-Cheap, wasn't much use at all and what use it had was like being tortured. I'm digressing for a few, but Talk-Is-Cheap was "only" $20 as advertised by Epic Modems, located I believe somewhere in California, of course, which was the brand of my first two modems, first a 1200 internal and then an external 2400. I used them both on my Apple IIGS that I bought that year. I had actually owned a 300 baud modem that would have worked with my Apple IIc if I had enough patience before I possibly fried it about three years earlier. I went to a BBS Christmas or New Year's Eve Party in 1988 and met Randy Carney who got me a job at RAM Motors and Controls, and perhaps a year later took me with him to Mike Dissinger's house, who occasionally hosted little computer get-togethers. It was there that I was wowed by the power of the Commodore Amiga. I had already sold my Apple IIGS (for less than half what I paid for it) in late 1989 after being disillusioned/disgusted/bored (take your pick) by the Apple II scene and in the meantime had bought an extremely advanced $650 VCR with some of the money, plus I was of course a bachelor so by the time I was ready to purchase another computer, I couldn't afford much. I bought an Amiga 500 and I loved it (and the Amiga 2000 my brother later gave me after he got a 4000). I used them (with various upgraded hardware and hard drives) up through sometime in 2000. I will end this story here because anything further has nothing to do with Mike Dissinger, but I just wanted to get his name on record as the SysOp, and also note that I know The Tusk was up and running at least until around 1994, possibly longer like 1995 or 1996." - Kevin Eckenrode
614-882-4478
WESTERVILLE, OH
Central, MARDUK, MARDUK Region Operations
(1989-1995)
Mark Lynch
614-885-4004
WORTHINGTON, OH
Nightmare BBS
(1988)
Wildcat
614-885-9829
WORTHINGTON, OH
Central Ohio Net, Colossus, Colossus (CCS), Columbus C.Soc , Columbus Computer Society
(1986-1997)
Craig WrightPCBoard
614-889-0387
DUBLIN, OH
Satelite Computer Network, The Satellite Computer Network
(1988-1991)
PCBoard, Wildcat
614-890-7043
WESTERVILLE, OH
Mariner's Coven
(1988)
Wildcat
614-891-2972
WESTERVILLE, OH
Columbus Skyline, Skyline BBS, THE RAVENS NEST, The Skyline BBS
(1988-1991)
Rick RedickPCBoard, Wildcat
614-891-5001
WESTERVILLE, OH
Buckeye Net, MARDUK III
(1988-1989)
David Pointer
614-891-9996
WESTERVILLE, OH
Hidden Matzoh, Hidden Matzoh Messianic BBS
(1989-1991)
Michael Schiffman
614-895-7209
WESTERVILLE, OH
Bandit's Badlands, The Badlands, The Badlands PCB2 REG
(1988-1994)
Jeff Tocket, The BanditPCBoard
614-927-3644
The Alternative BBS
(1988-1994)
Ryan Kissell
614-927-4130
//icrotools BBS
(1989)
John Hayman
614-927-6998
Pataskala, OH
The Terrian Academy
(1986-1988)
The Fungus
614-928-2259
The Mother Board, The Mother Board Club BBS
(1989-1994)
Wildcat
87 Sysops currently listed.
121 BBSes Listed.