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

MAP OF THE 716 AREA CODE
716-223-1100
Rochester, NY
RCP/M RBBS Rochester, Rochester RBBS
(1982-1983)
Arnie McGallRCP/M
716-223-7874
PERINTON, NY
The Art's Rap, The Arts Rap
(1989-1992)
Bob Branch
716-224-9052
Rochester, NY
Energon BBS, Realms of Aerth
(1984-1996)
Laurie BrownBBS Express, BBS Express ST, Maximus
"The longest running Role-Playing game BBS in Rochester. Originally run on an Atari 800, then moved to the Atari 520ST, and finally the PC. Had multiple file areas for all computer models and served as a hub to multiple gaming networks including Fidonet and RPGNet. Originally called Energon BBS, the name was later changed to the Realms of Aerth BBS. Much of the Aerth gaming information is now found on www.aerth.org" - Laurie Brown
716-227-1156
ROCHESTER, NY
Atari
(1985)
Don Race
716-227-3225
Rochester, NY
Eagles Lair ST
(1986-1988)
Warren HortonForem ST
"I actually first ran the Eagles Lair on an Atari 800 running 4 floppy drives, and a 256K ramdisk around 1984. After I got my Atari 1040ST I set up the Eagles Lair ST running with 4 megs of Ram, 2 40 meg Seagate MFM hard drives, and a 2400 baud modem. I never had more than 1 phone line but it was a good running board and I had quite a bit of activity, including some overseas callers and many out of staters." - Warren Horton
716-229-2898
HONEOYE, NY
Bristol Specialies BBS
(1989)
Wildcat
716-244-7126
ROCHESTER, NY
DroolRetreat
(1988)
716-244-7418
ROCHESTER, NY
Infancy Research
(1986-1988)
Sheldon Wagner
716-244-9531
Rochester, NY
CBBS RAMS
(1982-1985)
CBBS
716-247-8355
ROCHESTER, NY
Computer World
(1989-1991)
Robert Puff
716-248-2743
EAST ROCHESTER, NY
SPECTRA-II
(1986)
Doug Toombs
716-254-2385
ROCHESTER, NY
Passport Public BBS, The Age Of Chance
(1988-1989)
John Passaniti
716-265-2750
Webster, NY
Fire Line BBS, TFL (260/216), The Fire Line, TheFireLine
(1988-1994)
Heiko Rommelmann, H. Rommelmann, Fire DeptRBBS
716-266-6739
ROCHESTER, NY
Gorgar's Castle
(1989-1994)
Doug Evans
716-272-0177
BRIGHTON, NY
HomeComputer
(1988)
716-272-1517
BRIGHTON, NY
Accu
(1989)
Wildcat
716-283-6641
NIAGARA FALLS, NY
Kondrak's Komputer
(1982-1995)
Mad PhonemanTelegard
"We were fido compatable, and ran a sister bbs, Switchroom at 716-285-1883 We were featured in two phracks, and numerous articles by Mad Phoneman still exist on the Internet." - Mad Phoneman
716-285-1883
NIAGARA FALLS, NY
Switchroom BBS, The Switchroom
(1982-1995)
Blaster, Marc Blitz (Blaster)Telegard
"This was the sister board to Kondrak's Komputer." - Mad Phoneman
716-288-5230
ROCHESTER, NY
IEEE Rochester, Now 2613/106
(1988-1994)
David Qualich
716-323-1214
ROCHESTER, NY
RCP/M RBBS Rochester
(1984-1985)
716-328-3844
ROCHESTER, NY
Data Comm Info Net , Data Comm Network
(1989-1991)
Phil MarcelloPCBoard
716-334-0053
RUSH-HENRIETTA, NY
Mohawk Prem.
(1989)
716-337-3628
NORTH COLLINS, NY
Cat's Lair BBS
(1986)
Tony LionoCarina BBS
716-343-6415
BATAVIA, NY
AE LINE: RONIN
(1984)
716-377-1113
PENFIELD, NY
Sparrow CBBS
(1984-1985)
Jim Dunn
716-377-3985
PENFIELD, NY
5th Generation, 5th Generation Systems, 5TH GENERATION SYSTEMS
(1987-1991)
716-377-3986
PENFIELD, NY
5th Gener.II
(1988)
716-381-5139
EAST ROCHESTER, NY
The Moose BBS
(1989-1991)
716-381-8538
EAST ROCHESTER, NY
Electronic Shopping, Now 2613/210, The Rochester Lab
(1988-1995)
Bob Landon
716-385-9669
EAST ROCHESTER, NY
Gorgar's Castle
(1987-1992)
Doug Evans
716-392-4755
HILTON, NY
Executive Wash Room, Executive Washroom, Executive Washroom WILD, The Executive Washroom
(1988-1992)
Tim Hauck, Ashley St JohnWildcat
716-394-3123
CANANDAIGUA, NY
The City Streets
(1989)
Rick Harby
716-394-3585
CANANDAIGUA, NY
AmigaOdyssey
(1988)
716-396-2699
CANANDAIGUA, NY
E F X Systems, EFX Systems, FingerLakes Hub
(1989-1994)
Ray Dobmeier
716-398-3118
Farmington, NY
Now 2613/510, The Serial Port BBS, The Silicon Metropolis
(1989-1994)
Ed Borghi
716-425-1785
Upstate New York, NY
Rochester RBBS
(1983)
Arnie McGallRBBS
716-436-3078
ROCHESTER, NY
ACORN BBS, Dimension's End
(1989-1991)
Chris FreemesserForem ST, STark
716-442-8144
ROCHESTER, NY
Chia Pet Marketing Group, Church of the Transforming Marsupials, Concours Decouvertes, Daughters of Islam, EmpireStateNet, Fidonet Info Center, Flower City Hub, Genesee Valley Net, Greater Rochester Hub, Greater Rochester Net, I'm Crushing Your Head, Mid Atlantic, Ministry of Propaganda, Multimedia Task Force, Now 2613/228, Point/Mail Distribution 1, Region Coordinator, Regional Coordinator, Saddam's Shopping Club, Sluts 'n Nuts, System Closing April 25, TeDiouS, Trash for Cash, United EmpireStateNet, Uplink Rochester, Uplink Rochester II, Uplink Rochester QBBS, Voice of the Cambodian Masses
(1989-1997)
Phillip Dampier, Temp RC13 Phillip Dampier, Phil DampierFidoNet
716-458-2638
ROCHESTER, NY
APEX BBS ST Atari ST
(1989-1991)
Tom Bellucco
716-461-4223
ROCHESTER, NY
The AARDVARK BURROW
(1988)
Red Ryder Host
716-467-5659
Rochester, NY
Starbase 53
(1989-1994)
Larry MatulaForum ST/STadel
"I can't tell you how happy I was to find your site. Just looking over and remembering all the other BBS sites that I used to visit, and the SysOps I remember meeting. Here is one that is listed in the "www.verycomputer.com" listing, but yours seems much more comprehensive and historical. I was disappointed that my site was not listed in the "archives". If you'll allow, I'd like to add my own boards to the historical listing. Baud: 1200/2400/9600. Megs of Storage: 200+ (this was a HUGE amount at the time, when most boards were running around 80 megs or so.) Computer: Atari ST. BBS Software: Forum ST/STadel. Content: Software downloads/DOORS Games, etc. Historical Listing: http://www.verycomputer.com/10_68b7c9f88e600140_1.htm I can't remember the exact dates, but it was over a 5 year period or so (Around 1989 - 1994)."

"I can tell you a bit about the Rochester BBS SysOp picnic, where about 10 of us BBS SysOps got together to talk about... BBS's. LOL. Met Bob Puff (Developer of Puff BBS Software), and some others, who's names I've since forgotten. I still have printouts of some of the more memorable postings and discussions if interested. Please note that the 716 area code at the time included Rochester AND Buffalo New York. Several years ago, the 716 area code was consolidated to just Buffalo, and the Rochester area was changed to a 585 area code. Dark Knight's BBS (also run from that same location above)." - Larry Matula

716-473-8061
ROCHESTER, NY
Capital Connection
(1988)
The Watcher
716-482-2592
ROCHESTER, NY
Crystal Palace, CrystalPalace
(1986-1995)
David SoehnerPCBoard
716-482-5073
ROCHESTER, NY
BC Information Service, Ed Borghi, Greater Rochester Hub, Logic Systems, LOGIC Systems BBS, Now 2613/509
(1988-1995)
Dan Collins, Ed BorghiWildcat
716-482-7845
ROCHESTER, NY
AmigaOnline1
(1988)
716-482-9874
ROCHESTER, NY
Backscatter BBS, Backscatter BBS (PEP)
(1989)
Jamie Prowse
716-483-3925
JAMESTOWN, NY
Night Owl Technical Support, Night Owl's
(1989-1995)
716-586-9335
EAST ROCHESTER, NY
The Bit Twiddler
(1988)
Wildcat
716-624-4034
HONEOYE FALLS/L, NY
Finger Lakes Fido, WESTERN NEW YORK
(1986)
Bob NimsFidoNet
716-627-5645
WANAKAH, NY
Public Domain OPUS, The Public Domain
(1986-1994)
Jack Rousseau
716-636-2560
AMHERST, NY
Nickle City Metropole
(1988)
Bruce Jackson
716-648-4477
HAMBURG, NY
Tech Plus Systems, Techplus sys #2 PCB 1.2GB
(1989-1991)
Dennis Griffin, Greg ChasePCBoard
716-654-7663
Rochester, NY
Apple Manor
(1984-1986)
Dr. Local & The Bit
716-654-9458
ROCHESTER, NY
Data Bus
(1988)
716-662-2264
ORCHARD PARK, NY
Equinox ST ATARI
(1989-1991)
Scott Lewandows
716-663-7105
ROCHESTER, NY
221b Baker Street
(1985)
716-668-6029
WEST SENECA, NY
BBS Enterprise
(1988)
Wildcat
716-671-9679
Webster, NY
Rueby's Gem
(1988-1994)
Robert Brian RuebyGT
"I was impressed that I could send and receive a response in only 3 days from China." - Robert Brian Rueby
716-672-8843
FREDONIA, NY
Computer Access Ctr.
(1988-1991)
KA2NRC
716-674-7676
Orchard Park, NY
Tres ^ Angle
(1983)
Thissid Eup (Pete)Apple ][
"Tres Angle was the main BBS I use to log into. We would have about 6-8 events a year where we would gather, "trade" Apple software and party. The BBS was on at various times an Apple ][+ at others an Appple ][e rigged with 6-8 floppy drives. The messages boards were the typical, including hacking, phreaking and cracking tips, programming help, and general BS :) The BBS had just the single phone # and was connected with a 300 baud zoom modem ( I believe. ) I don't remember the name of the BBS package."
716-681-0765
LANCASTER, NY
Info world bbs, Info World BBS-MIPS 150+, InfoWld, InfoWorld
(1989-1994)
Greg ChasePCBoard
716-684-3978
LANCASTER, NY
BackScatter BBS
(1989-1991)
Jamie Prowse
716-688-6537
AMHERST, NY
On-line Sports, On-Line Sports bbs
(1989-1996)
Nick McCraith, NickMcCraithTBBS
716-689-8762
AMHERST, NY
The Fort Knox Files
(1987-1988)
Mark Burkard
716-694-0007
TONAWANDA, NY
Real Programmers' BBS
(1987-1994)
Jim Leverett
716-695-0583
N Tonawanda, NY
B-IBM-UG BBS,!, BIBMUG
(1988-2003)
BBS Committee, Bass/Bieda/BrownRBBS
716-735-9625
MIDDLEPORT, NY
Tandy Town BBS
(1988)
Wildcat
716-754-7587
Lewiston, NY
The Tyrell Corporation
(1989-1993)
Dead Head
"Files oriented BBS. Had a great impact in the north east 716 area for its time. I had a blast running it." - Dead Head
716-773-7526
GRAND ISLAND, NY
Land of Fa, Land of Fa ][
(1987-1990)
WWIV, Forum
716-832-1398
BUFFALO, NY
BIBMUG
(1989-1992)
Volpe & Morey
716-833-2852
BUFFALO, NY
Raven's Nest
(1988)
Wildcat
716-835-1001
Amherst, NY
Dark Sun
(1986-1997)
David S Hoffman
"The BBS ran Trade Wars, Wizard Wars, ZZT, and some other features." - David S Hoffman
716-836-6964
Buffalo, NY
RBBS Buffalo, RBBS IBM PC Buffalo
(1984-1985)
RBBS
716-837-2818
BUFFALO, NY
The 39 Steps
(1989)
Robert Coffey
716-837-8297
BUFFALO, NY
SideBoard'n Bar
(1989)
716-837-8560
BUFFALO, NY
The Hackerdome Forum
(1988)
Andrew Chaplin
716-838-2664
BUFFALO, NY
The IBM Temple
(1986)
Jin Tan
716-865-9339
ROCHESTER, NY
Honds On Computer System
(1989)
Wildcat
716-872-3743
Webster, NY
The Devil's Dungeon
(1984-1988)
Don DeLapp Jr., Ed ScottFidoNet, Genesis
"Don DeLapp Jr. & Don DeLapp Sr. worked together to launch Devil's Dungeon back in the early 80's. Starting out on the CPM with 300 baud modems. Eventually they upgraded to 1200 baud on a IBM/Compatible. Dedicated phone line, and many late nights coming up with .ans artwork using TheDraw.exe The BBS almost went down after Don DeLapp Jr. was killed in 1987 by a drunk driver (http://www.jimdelapp.com/d/deaths/Death.htm) I am his brother, and at the age of 10 years old I would not let my father put the Bulletin Board to rest, we renamed it to Don's Dungeon which is written on my brother's headstone at the Holy Trinity Cemetary in Webster, NY. Later the name changed to Space Quest, and other's started up Space Quest II, and III, Black Cauldron) I recently snagged some information off the old BBS 5.25 inch disks (http://www.jimdelapp.com/d/files/BBS%20Days/) Recently Don DeLapp Sr. died, but their memories remain. Live long & Prosper."
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716-873-5321
BUFFALO, NY
Software Sales
(1988)
716-874-6509
BUFFALO, NY
ACE Base, I-Tech1
(1986-1987)
Stewart Alpert, David Park
716-876-6908
BUFFALO, NY
Night Owls
(1989)
Rich GrahamPCBoard
716-881-5380
BUFFALO, NY
Night Owls, Night Owls BBS, The Night Owls
(1989-1996)
Rich Graham, Richard GrahamPCBoard
716-885-6604
BUFFALO, NY
TechPlus System 1 165m, TechPlus Systems
(1989-1991)
James Cornell, Jim CornellPCBoard
716-889-2016
SCOTTSVILLE, NY
FLOWER CITY, Flower City Central, Flower City Central OPUS, Greater Rochester Hub, Modem Madness BBS, Mostly Now In Net 2613, Net 260 Echomail Coordinator
(1986-1995)
David Johnson, Dave Johnson, David M Johnson
716-889-3664
SCOTTSVILLE, NY
Dealer Nearest You
(1989)
716-889-5133
SCOTTSVILLE, NY
The Scottsville BBS, The Scottsville Mall, West Henrietta Mall
(1989-1991)
Joel Krigsman
716-896-1314
BUFFALO, NY
The Intel-ligent OPUS
(1988)
Gene Banaszak
716-896-7581
BUFFALO, NY
Taxacom
(1987-1994)
Richard ZanderCUSTOM
716-897-0504
BUFFALO, NY
EmpireStateNet, Med Tech SOURCE, Med TechNet, Med TechNet (260/10), Niagara HUB, NiagaraHub, The Med Tech Fido, Western NY Net
(1986-1990)
Bill HliwaFidoNet
716-933-7919
OLEAN, NY
Hotel California
(1988)
Wildcat
716-937-3521
ALDEN, NY
The Comm Centre, TIE CommCentr
(1987-1988)
Andrew O'brien
64 Sysops currently listed.
92 BBSes Listed.