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

MAP OF THE 616 AREA CODE
616-235-2313
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
R I P, R.I.P., RIP
(1989-1996)
Rod Fulk, Rodney FulkOpus
616-241-1971
Grand Rapids, MI
AMIS G.R.A.S.S. Grand Rapids, GRASS
(1982-1984)
616-243-2645
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Little Blue
(1986-1988)
Dave Mcintyre, Dave McIntyre
616-247-8601
Grand Rapids, MI
Hacker Heaven
(1988)
David Lee
616-323-8124
PORTAGE, MI
Daft 124
(1988-1990)
Cit86v3.12
616-327-2144
PORTAGE, MI
Greater Kalamazoo Net, Martin's World
(1989-1994)
Martin Gantzer
616-327-8703
PORTAGE, MI
Night Light!
(1988-1990)
Mike MalenfantWildcat
616-327-8912
Portage, MI
Dim.Overview, Dim.Overview, Dimensional Overview, Executive Enterprizes, LoungeLizards, Operation Mindcrime, The Land of the Lounge Lizards, EXECUTIVE ENTERPRIZES, Dimensional Overview, Executive Enterprizes, LoungeLizards, Operation Mindcrime, The Land of the Lounge Lizards
(1989-1995)
Mike Capp, Michael Capp (Laffer, Mdk, Digital Knightmare)PCBoard , Telegard, Renegade, PCBoard, WWIV, TAG, Citadel, Genesis Deluxe, ViSiON/2, ViSiON-X,
616-335-5119
MACATAWA PARK, MI
Multi-Board
(1988)
616-342-0076
KALAMAZOO, MI
Metropolis
(1988)
616-342-4062
KALAMAZOO, MI
Kalamazoo RCP/M, Stars & Static RCP/M
(1984-1985)
Eric Schreur
616-343-7487
KALAMAZOO, MI
Black Hole, The Secret Cellar
(1988-1998)
Numero Uno, OmnedonTelegard
616-343-7721
KALAMAZOO, MI
Proto Vision
(1988)
616-344-2718
Kalamazoo, MI
The Land, Thieve's World
(1986-1987)
Ian Schirado
616-344-5599
KALAMAZOO, MI
Au Contraire
(1989-1998)
CristyCit86v3.12, Cit86v3.31
616-345-3018
Kalamazoo, MI
The Institute BBS
(1984-1986)
Tony GaudioC-Net
"I ran this board on a Commodore 64. 2 years in Kalamazoo, then 2 years in Paw Paw." - Tony Gaudio
616-349-2963
Kalamazoo, MI
Zoo Com
(1989-1992)
Nick Harrison
616-349-5887
KALAMAZOO, MI
Beach, Beach,The
(1989-1998)
Lunatic SurferCit86v3.26, Cit86v3.32
616-354-6565
TRUFANT, MI
Free Musicians Switchboard b, Musicians Switchboard
(1988-1991)
Ronnie Lee
616-361-7500
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
BIXNET
(1987-1988)
Thom Byxbe
616-361-8345
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Bloom County Hospital
(1989-1995)
Glen Davis
616-361-9214
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
DarkSide, Metro GR Net
(1987-1989)
Scot Andre, Scot Andre'
616-363-3262
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
EDGE BBS, Edge CBCS, Metro GR Net
(1987-1988)
Kevin Omalley
616-363-6378
Grand Rapids, MI
Great Lakes BBS
(1981-1986)
Robert Shroll (The Magnetic Pope)Telecat
"The first Apple ][e board in West Michigan. It had a 20 MB external Corvus drive attached at one time (which was way ahead of it's time). I went through every BBS software you could run on the Apple at the time. Came up with a hybrid version that was shared with several other boards in town (Dave Ziebarth's Apple ][GS board and others)." - Robert Shroll
616-363-7360
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Edge CBCS, Joke 'Em If They Can't Take A Net, Metro Grand Rapids Net, Planet MeepZorp Net, The Edge, West Michigan Net
(1989-1994)
Kevin Omalley, Kevin O'Malley
616-364-8488
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Side Door BBS
(1989)
Dave Sidor
616-372-5441
OSHTEMO, MI
KVCC CBT
(1989)
Wildcat
616-375-5408
OSHTEMO, MI
Forgotten Realms
(1988-1992)
Robert Gleason, Axler, Co-Sysops: Travelar and TesseracT
616-381-3646
KALAMAZOO, MI
Secret Citadel,The
(1989-1990)
ServantCit86v3.12, Cit86v3.31
616-382-0101
KALAMAZOO, MI
ABBS Computer Room
(1982-1984)
616-452-0823
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
The Arctic Fortress
(1987-1988)
ICEMAN (Patrick Mervau)
616-456-1845
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Ryan's Bar BBQ, Ryan's Barbeque
(1989-1996)
Thomas Ryan
616-457-1840
HUDSONVILLE, MI
CONNECTION-80 W. Mich. Micro Group
(1982-1983)
616-457-8809
HUDSONVILLE, MI
Marquis BBS
(1988-1990)
Doug Potts
616-458-5012
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Cliffhanger, Lighthouse BBS
(1989-1990)
Robert Evans, Colette Evans
616-458-8767
Grand Rapids, MI
Afterworld, Afterworld BBS, Afterworld BBS, Netherworld BBS, PleaseJustShootMeWorld
(1988-1996)
Kendall Jung, JokerEbbs, New Image, Renegade, easily hackable kuh-rap
"Started off as a Commodore 64 BBS (Netherworld) running Ebbs64.. Then switched to New Image 1.0 software. Then changed name to Afterworld and ran on Renegade BBS software." - Kendall Jung

"Memories of crashing this BBS still give me tingles of joy." - Anonymous

616-459-7261
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
SABBS, Software Anarch, Software Anarchist
(1987-1988)
Steve Poling
616-471-2525
BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI
Andrews University, C.A.V.E., Cave BBS, The Cave
(1989-1994)
James Trimble, James Dunn
616-530-0821
Grand Rapids, MI
Trillion BBS
(1988-1995)
Dick CastanieWildcat
616-531-0890
WYOMING, MI
HBBS Heath/Zenith
(1983)
616-534-4487
WYOMING, MI
Operating Room
(1989-1994)
Dan Wyma
616-534-7093
WYOMING, MI
Crystal Palace BBS
(1989-1994)
Todd Langdon
616-534-7149
WYOMING, MI
M U O N, MUON BBS
(1987-1990)
Doug GosciakSTadel3.0b
616-538-1041
Grand Rapids, MI
HBBS Heath/Zenith
(1984-1985)
HBBS
616-538-3947
WYOMING, MI
Outer Limits
(1987-1988)
Ken Hirst
616-538-8218
WYOMING, MI
Crystal Palace BBS
(1989)
Todd Langdon
616-669-9675
HUDSONVILLE, MI
MWPCA PCB
(1989-1991)
Randall Fisher
616-681-9427
DORR, MI
T1000 BBS, The T-1000 BBS
(1987-1994)
William Hewartson
616-683-7373
Niles, MI
Flag Net BBS
(1986-1996)
Carey TreeshC-Net (64) 10.0, C-Net 128
616-684-3485
NILES, MI
Darkstar BBS, DarkStar I, DarkStar QBBS, The Underworld Network
(1989-1990)
Jeff Garrett
616-686-6584
ALLEGAN, MI
Anarchy Burger
(1988-1990)
The Baron (Trey Smith)Renegade
616-693-2648
CLARKSVILLE, MI
RS-CPM Clarksville
(1983-1984)
616-698-7415
DUTTON, MI
Late Nite II, Latenight
(1987-1988)
Dave Schuelke
616-728-6295
MUSKEGON, MI
HACKLEY CLINICAL ENGINEER
(1988)
Wildcat
616-739-7510
MUSKEGON, MI
T.E.C.H.
(1989)
616-754-6180
GREENVILLE, MI
Greenville Net, The Evans BBS
(1989-2000)
Harry Moyles
616-772-5972
ZEELAND, MI
CHEOPS
(1988)
Gerry VandenBerg
616-774-2992
Grand Rapids, MI
Dr Doom's Neighborhood, Dr. Doom's Neighborhood
(1988-2000)
Michael SmithTelegard
"We ran our own network , well before fidonet called DoomNet Between Me and The University. the bbs stated at College (GVSU) with call voice frist then we'll turn it, of any time after 11Pm. ran our custom software for a few years before we gave up coding and switched to Telegard. Keep up the great work." - Michael Smith
616-781-6639
MARSHALL, MI
Starlight BBS
(1989-1995)
Eric Sullivan
616-784-4179
Grand Rapids, MI
Blase, Blase BBS
(1984-2001)
Bill DeBlaseFido, Opus
"Started bbs using a pc-jr with 2 aditional 720K 5.1/4 inch floppy drives. In 1984, got a 30 meg xt and it wound up using 2 4disk cd rom changers with shareware overload disks. Enjoyed offering bbs service till 2001 when after a week no one called I pulled the plug and went to the internet full time." - Bill DiBlase
616-784-6550
COMSTOCK PARK, MI
Great Escape
(1988)
616-784-6831
Comstock Park , MI
The Power Station
(1987-1990)
Gary MeyersTotal BBS
616-791-2109
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
AMIS G.R.A.S.S. Grand Rapids, G.R.A.S.S., Obstacle Illusion 3D/VIDEO, Obstacle Illusion 3D/VIDEO bbs, Obsticle Illus., Super Service, SuperService
(1984-2000)
Ron KramerAMIS
616-791-4680
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
MiQuest
(1989-1995)
Don Goris
616-796-6230
BIG RAPIDS, MI
PC-SIG Spec.
(1988-1990)
Jason Trumble
616-846-3059
GRAND HAVEN, MI
Intransigent, Software Exchange, Software Xchg, The Software Exchange
(1986-1994)
Rob Kittredge
616-865-3474
FRUITPORT, MI
Lappo Lumber
(1987-1988)
Burt Adsit
616-866-1151
Rockford, MI
Homebrew BBS
(1985-1991)
Zack the Hack
"I can't for the life of me remember the BBS software I used. But the hardware I do. It was on an old Apple II Plus for the longest time, then eventually a Apple IIe I believe. I bought a 10 mb SIDER hard drive that served pretty well. It was struck by lightning shortly before I left Michigan for New York in August 1991. Possible Interesting fact: I met my future wife on my BBS before I met her in person. The name of the BBS came from a book I read called "Hackers" which described Steve Wozniak, Bill Gates etc. Homebrew was the original computer club where Woz showed off his Apple I and Apple II." - Zack the Hack
616-866-3717
Rockford, MI
Black Horizon, Black Horizons
(1988-1998)
Aaron Tiensivu, Aaron Tiensivu (A-Bomb)STadel then Telegard then Renegade
"Originally started out on a 720k 3 1/2 inch disk running the Atari ST version of Citadel. Later migrated over to the PC platform running Telegard with DesqView. Renegade came along and the BBS moved to it, now running under OS/2. It spent the final years on a tweaked out 286 with an original IBM PC XT green monitor while I was away at Michigan State." - Aaron Tiensivu
616-866-9839
ROCKFORD, MI
Evans BBS, EvansBBS
(1988)
Harry Moyles
616-887-9309
SPARTA, MI
Tele-A-Comp BBS
(1989)
616-887-9584
SPARTA, MI
Plane Crazy
(1989-1990)
Mark Spangenberg
616-887-9843
SPARTA, MI
Mighty Mikes Computer Corner
(1988)
Mike Osborne
616-891-8488
CALEDONIA, MI
Christ I Serve, Christ-i-Serve, Multi-Verse
(1987-1992)
Jerry Vanoyen, Jerry VanOyen
616-895-5651
Allendale, MI
The Joint
(1987-1992)
CheechTag
"For reasons clear to anyone who dialled in, I took this board down on my 18th birthday. It was a great time, though, directly responsible for many lifelong friends/acquaintences and a fun career. My only regret is the Zip disc I archived it on died due to the infamous "click of death". " - Cheech
616-896-7820
JAMESTOWN, MI
DJ's Country CBCS, DJ's Country Store
(1989-2000)
Dale Pausinga
616-897-8628
LOWELL, MI
RCP/M RBBS OPTEC
(1984-1985)
616-942-4044
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Landline
(1987-1988)
Mike Sauve
616-947-0301
TRAVERSE CITY, MI
CCBBS&F R/MS-DOS
(1985)
Bill Mania
616-947-1246
TRAVERSE CITY, MI
Grand Traverse FIDO, Grand Traverse RCP/M, RCP/M Grand Travers
(1984-1985)
Bill Jungers
616-947-4505
TRAVERSE CITY, MI
CAP Software Exchange
(1989)
616-949-0696
Grand Rapids, MI
London Blitz BBS
(1988-1997)
Lord British, Hallzer, and StrikerA2C-BBS (Apple //c BBS), Renegade
"London Blitz BBS had its genesis when I received my first modem - a Hayes 300 baud Smartmodem valued at $399.00 - for my 16th birthday. Two years later, I had completed work on A2C-BBS (Apple //c BBS), written in a hybrid of Applesoft Basic and 65C02 assembler. For its first four years of existence, London Blitz BBS ran on this homebrewed software (since no BBS software was available for the Apple //c machine). The last five years featured a Renegade system complete with numerous popular door games, such as Trade Wars, Legend of the Red Dragon, and a home-made stock exchange game called the Exodus Stock Exchange. All throughout, London Blitz BBS was renowned for its active message bases (as "forums" were called back then), a legacy that lives on today at London Blitz's web-based BBS, Blitzweb.org." - Lord British
616-962-0400
BATTLE CREEK, MI

(1987)
Harmon Ruble
616-964-4562
BATTLE CREEK, MI
The Computer Express
(1988)
Wildcat
616-983-5308
St. Joe, MI
Revelstone BBS
(1984-1989)
Greg Ratajik
67 Sysops currently listed.
85 BBSes Listed.