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

MAP OF THE 918 AREA CODE
918-224-0282
SAPULPA, OK
Justin's Place, Justin's Place BBS
(1989-1990)
Justin Beightol
918-224-1766
SAPULPA, OK
DELI{HST}, The DELI HST
(1989-1990)
Lanny Conn
918-224-3224
SAPULPA, OK
Terry Family Historian, TerryFamilyHistorian
(1987-1990)
Mike Terry
918-224-3304
SAPULPA, OK
Sapulpa Computer Centre
(1988)
Ken Dunlavy
918-224-4810
SAPULPA, OK
C2R
(1989-1992)
Brent Vantine
918-234-3617
TULSA GENERAL, OK
Time Tunnel BBS, Tulsa Genealogical Society CIG BBS, Tulsa Hub H
(1989-1994)
Ken Wade
918-234-5000
TULSA GENERAL, OK
T.U.M.S. MAC RedRyder $18, Tulsa MUG, TUMS BBS
(1988-1994)
David Down, Gary EnsmengerRed Ryder Host
918-234-6150
TULSA GENERAL, OK
Gamut BBS , Robotics BBS
(1987-1989)
David Dawson
918-234-8261
TULSA GENERAL, OK
DTP Forum
(1988)
Kelly Drown
918-241-2667
TULSA SAND SPRI, OK
CMOS
(1989-1990)
Sam Hawk
918-241-5219
TULSA SAND SPRI, OK
CMOS 9600, CMOS-9600, INFO MAT BBS, NetSet II, THE COMPUTERCENTER
(1987-1991)
Si Hawk, Silas Hawk, Robert Ritter
918-245-0522
Sand Springs, TX
T*R*A*T*E*O*T*U
(1988-1990)
Ben LindseyQuickBBS
"I had several BBSes with different names, but settled on this one. At the time it started, I was 11 years old. I was very sick as a child and had to stay home from school and away from friends -- so this became my life. The SysOp from "Dr. Z's Computer Hospital" (Ed Grinnell) in Tulsa was a fantastic PC guru and helped me learn everything I needed to know. I don't know why he was so nice to me, but he was very gracious and happy to teach what he knew about computers. I wish I knew how to get in touch with him today to let him know how he contributed to my life! I was (to the best of my knowledge) the youngest person to have a FidoNET node in Oklahoma at the time. I remember this well because my parents had to sign a release for me to actually get a node! My family moved to Texas (in 90) where I started doing the multiline BBS thing under various names at 713-364-7180, 713-364-7181 and 713-364-7182 untill 1993. Final name was Yankee Rose. I stopped in about 93 when I dropped out of High School to simultaniously start College and begin work in the telecommunications industry. Without the BBS world and it's great people, I really don't know what I'd be doing today." - Ben Lindsey
918-245-2354
TULSA SAND SPRI, OK
C.E.C., Slick CEC
(1989-1991)
Danny Wasson
918-245-3456
TULSA SAND SPRI, OK
NetSet I, THE COMPUTERCENTER
(1987-1988)
Si Hawk
918-245-5633
TULSA SAND SPRI, OK
ComTron DataCentre, Slick Follower
(1988-1992)
Jason Cox
918-245-8618
TULSA SAND SPRI, OK
Computer Quest
(1989-1990)
Dennis Haber
918-250-7997
BROKEN ARROW, OK
Obvious Front
(1988)
Joe Winett
918-250-8495
BROKEN ARROW, OK
FIRST MidAmerica Multiaccess
(1989-1990)
Steve Dee
918-251-1056
BROKEN ARROW, OK
9 Items or Less
(1988-1989)
Mark Barbee
918-251-1612
Broken Arrow, OK
Fat Ladies, Fat Ladies BBS
(1987)
Michael Chasteen a.k.a. --=> The Head Hacker <=--Originally Genesis BBS
"My real name is Michael Chasteen, I am currently 42 years old. I ran one of Tulsa's first Pirate BBS's called Fat Ladies BBS from 1984 until 1992 when I was a teenager and still living at my parents house. After many months of work, I posted over 30,000 Long distance Telephone access codes through 10 different telephone companies and private business exchanges. This was known as "Phreaking". I was only known as "--=> The Head Hacker <=--" My real name was never revealed until the Tulsa County Sheriff's Department raided my parents house, led by a Dallas commissioned team with Sprint, MCI, and AT&T. They confiscated all computers, books, and software. My parents had no idea about Computers, BBS's or phreaking, they swore "We will NEVER buy you another computer!". My real name was broadcast on the 3 main local news channels 2,6,and 8. I was the first local Sysop to have not just one, but,two 20 meg hard drives! since I was running 9,600 Baud, I made people upset by kicking off 1200 baud or less users. I attended TJC (TCC) for mainframe computer programing. In the middle of my degree program mainframes went obsolete, when some guy invented some stupid program that required a "mouse and windows". Who would ever use something like that when we can just enter D.O.S. code??!? I miss ya guys, look me up on Facebook. I do ministry now days and travel to and from the Philippines."
918-251-9110
BROKEN ARROW, OK
The 7th Inning Stretch!
(1989)
Kelly Griffin
918-252-5542
Tulsa, OK
1st Admendment MLTBBS, 1st Amendment TBBSML, First Amendment
(1985-1991)
Steve Schendel, Joe WinettTBBS
"Joe and I ran this system on an old Compaq Deskpro 286 motherboard with 2MB RAM and 2-30MB full height drives We didn't have a case, so the system ran on bare, on a wood board with the video and serial boards sticking up. When TBBS came out with a multiline version, we went with 6(?) lines at 1200 and 2400 baud. We had quite a following. We did picnics, we rented out a video arcade one night. We had a blast with this system. Those were the daze." - Steve Schendel

"I believe we made it all the way to 8 lines. That was huge for the time. The online chat rooms were so popular, it was very difficult to logon during the evening. I have several friendships from that community that persist today, 2004. Those were the days." - Joe Winett

918-252-9728
BROKEN ARROW, OK
BitStream
(1989-1990)
Steve Dressler
918-254-0354
BROKEN ARROW, OK
New Frontier, PC Designs
(1986-1989)
Allen Alfrey
918-254-5184
BROKEN ARROW, OK
Joe's Garage
(1989)
Joseph Savard
918-254-6618
BROKEN ARROW, OK
Africa Gate, FrontDoor HELP, FrontDoor Help USA, Oceania Gate, R19 Internet Gate, Reg 19 EchoCoord, RemoteAccess Help USA, The Heartland, The Truckstop BBS, Tulsa Area, Tulsa Hub D, TX AR OK LA, Zone1 Echo Coord
(1989-2000)
Zonegate 3, Zonegate 5, Bruce Bodger, UUCP, Bruce BodgersRemoteAccess
918-272-7169
TULSA OWASSO, OK
The Inter-City BBS
(1989-1994)
Keith Martin
918-272-7779
Tulsa, OK
Black Gold BBS
(1981-1994)
Michael Cline
From the September 1994 issue of Boardwatch: Tulsa, Oklahoma since 06/81. Sysop: Michael Cline. Using PCBoard 15.1 with 26 lines on MS-DOS with 38000 MB storage. US Robotics at 28800 bps. $30 Annual fee. Full PageSat and Planet Connect. 56k connect to Internet, 100 Doors, Full time SYSOP's and much much more. Many free areas and files with 45 minutes free access per day. 350 file areas, 3+ million messages less than 7 days old. Never Porno/Just hard work
918-299-0785
JENKS, OK
Black Gold , Black Gold RBBS, Black Gold RBBS 75 Megs
(1989-1994)
Roger Ridgway
918-299-8795
JENKS, OK
The Heaven & Hell BBS
(1988)
Red Ryder Host
918-321-3171
KIEFER, OK
OVER THE RAINBOW
(1989-1990)
Micki Morrison
918-337-0067
BARTLESVILLE, OK
PCBUG
(1988)
John Westerman
918-369-1001
BIXBY NORTH, OK
China Trader, PRISM, \ CHINA TRADER \
(1988-1994)
Barry K Krueger, Barry Krueger
918-369-5032
Bixby, OK
Person To Person
(1984-1985)
Randal ChapmanCustom on C64
"I wrote the software for the Person to Person BBS which ran on my Commodore 64! Only one user at a time but I had a fairly lively message board and some downloads. I was 14 at the time..." - Randal Chapman
918-425-5401
TULSA, OK
Telecom Int'l
(1987-1989)
S. Rahseparain
918-428-7285
TULSA, OK
Tulsa Outpost
(1988)
Paul Prag
918-437-3837
TULSA GENERAL, OK
Chem-Link Chemistry Messages
(1989-1991)
Richard Morris
918-438-2749
TULSA GENERAL, OK
Laser Publishers, Pascal Programmers Club, Software America Inc., Tulsa Hub G
(1989-1995)
Kelly Drown
918-438-3363
Tulsa, OK
BBS IBM PC Tulsa Info. Exchange, TIE Tulsa Information Exchange, Tulsa Info Exchange
(1983-1987)
Steve LermanTBBS
918-446-1218
TULSA HICKORY, OK
The Hilltop, The Hilltop BBS
(1989-1990)
Pat Owens
918-446-1523
TULSA HICKORY, OK
Daily Planet, THE DAILY PLANET, The Electric Mall
(1988-1994)
Eldon Simpson
918-446-5219
Tulsa, OK
BBS IBM PC Tulsa Computer Soc., Tulsa Computer Society
(1984-1985)
918-455-4657
BROKEN ARROW, OK
TestPoint, The Relay Station, The Relay-Station
(1989-1990)
Jerry Rotert
918-455-5544
BROKEN ARROW, OK
Data Warp
(1989-1994)
Mike MeyerPCBoard
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918-481-1188
TULSA, OK
TheGreatEscape, Tulsa Echo Gateway
(1988)
Rob Fletcher
918-492-0087
TULSA, OK
MegaByte Image Center, Megabyte Soft
(1989-1994)
Eric WeberPCBoard
918-492-1053
TULSA, OK
Flying Dutchmen
(1989)
Sean Goller
918-492-1749
Tulsa, OK
Morning Star BBS, Psalms 35 BBS CfC 31
(1989-1994)
David Wenrick
"Psalm 35 BBS on QuickBBS from 1989-1991, *** Morning Star BBS *** on RemoteAccess from 1991-1994. Excellent knowledge you've gleamed and thank you for keeping this historical record going! I would also like to add that I was a Fidonet member node, a Ghoti-Net Regional Coordinator, and a Regional Coordinator for CFC. The Morning Star BBS was the largest Echomail recipient in the 918 area code with a combined 230 echos online for the users. This was only possible after Andrew Milner (Author of Remote Access) replaced the old "Hudson Database" (named for Adam Hudson, author of QuickBBS and limited to 20mb) with a larger-capacity mail depository. I was crashing my system weekly and having to keep the echos to under 100 for roughly 8 months before he released the new database and I went straight over 200 echos overnight. In addition to being one of the largest echomail boards in the country, we had the single largest depository of downloadable textfiles in the country that I have ever been aware of for a non-profit hobbyist BBS -- over 75,000 indexed and categorized public domain text files. One interesting fact is that there were more registered users from overseas than from the local 918 area code." - David Wenrick
918-492-2101
TULSA, OK
AE Line: ACTIVE, AE LINE: ACTIVE
(1984-1985)
918-493-0165
TULSA, OK
Over The Edge BBs
(1989)
Gregory Richardson
918-493-1903
TULSA, OK
FrontLine
(1988)
Steve Champion
918-493-2137
TULSA, OK
Computer Aide, FIDO #19/329, FIDO #329 Computer-Aide, OPUS 170/329 UNIX C Pascal, Tech Network One, TECHNET ONE, TRANSOK ONE, Tulsa Town, Unix, Unix,C,PC-Uti
(1985-1996)
Mike JohnsonOpus
918-493-7183
TULSA, OK
ENTRE Fido
(1986)
Jack CourseyFidoNet
918-496-2055
TULSA, OK
BroadsidePCjr, NjUG
(1986-1989)
David Wollman
918-582-8044
TULSA, OK
TJC Metro Campus BBS, Tulsa Jr. College
(1985-1990)
Dwayne Sturge, Steve Murtha
918-583-0098
Tulsa, OK
Neon Sidewalk
(1983-1987)
Bob GlidewellExcalibur
918-583-2948
TULSA, OK
The Line BBS, The Sanctuary
(1988-1989)
Tim Hawn
918-583-3125
TULSA, OK
Bedrock, Bedrock BBS
(1989-1990)
Monte James
918-583-3832
TULSA, OK
Sparky BBS (170/232), The Sparky BBS
(1989-1994)
Harry Mueller
918-584-0703
TULSA, OK
Macom/Tulsa
(1985-1986)
Brian Tiernan
918-584-5337
TULSA, OK
Brain-Wash Yourself
(1989)
Seth Martin
918-585-2552
Sand Springs, OK
THE SLAMMER, THE SLAMMER BBS
(1985-1991)
M. Phillips, Michael L. PhillipsTBBS
"With a jailhouse theme, the SLAMMER had no SysOp; I was "The Warden". Met my wife as a user on the BBS, learning that she lived in the same apartment complex not 50 yards away. We were renegade Tulsa Computer Society members, forming a splinter group Green Country Computer Association (GCCA)." - Michael L. Phillips
918-585-3763
TULSA, OK
The Great Escape
(1989-1990)
Rob Fletcher
918-585-3840
TULSA, OK
Techniboard
(1989-1994)
Al Humphries
918-587-4302
TULSA, OK
Mystic Mansion, Mystic Mansion BBS
(1989-1990)
Al Jump
918-599-3001
TULSA, OK
PSO Tech Board
(1986-1988)
Bert Hunsicker
918-622-1066
TULSA, OK
Tulsa Outpost, Tulsa Outpost Remote
(1989-1991)
Paul Prag
918-622-1121
TULSA, OK
Alpha Complex, Future City BBS, Jelly Baby, X-Factor
(1988-1993)
Josh McCormickCarnival, Madronna Marsh, Utopia
"An Atari 8-bit BBS which ran many different types of software over its lifespan. All were highly customized with unique features. Utopia was a 100% custom BBS written from the ground up. The most memorable theme of the BBS was Alpha Complex, which placed the user, er Citizen, in the role of a Troubleshooter, ala Paranoia by West End Games.

One interesting feature that was implemented was data call forwarding. Because the BBS was located in the center of a large number of suburbs, it had a very wide calling area. Suburbian users could dial into the BBS, and one of the BBS's modems to dial out and make a connection to a BBS in another suburb that was normally long-distance.

A later feature used call forwarding, where the line would temporarily be forwarded to the remote number, and the user would directly connect to the remote system, free of charge. The BBS would then disable call forwarding, and another user could log in, and possibly do the same thing, to another number.

It was also the home to AVBList, which was a 100% automated BBS list which verified its listings each night, and pruned it of entries that hadn't responded for a period of time. It was the most accurate BBS list of its day, because it was updated nightly and automatically." - Josh McCormick

918-622-4373
TULSA, OK
The Circuit Board II
(1989-1990)
Mark Farris
918-627-2479
TULSA, OK
Epson
(1989-1990)
918-627-6289
TULSA, OK
Grandma's Place, Nancy's Place
(1989-1990)
Nancy Martin
918-628-0543
TULSA, OK
Horner's Corner, Horners Corner RetailGrocery
(1989-1991)
Don HornerPCBoard
918-628-0662
TULSA, OK
TulsaCompuSoc 2
(1989)
918-663-5535
TULSA, OK
Sarco Lan Systems Inc., Sarco Limited, SARCO LTD, SARCO Ltd., SARCO Ltd. OPUS 170/208
(1986-1996)
Jack Coursey, Jack coursey
918-663-5945
TULSA, OK
Wabbit Season BBS
(1989-1990)
Scott Herndon
918-663-7492
TULSA, OK
Slick Leader
(1987-1988)
Jerry Bain
918-664-2679
TULSA, OK
StarshipExcalibur
(1987)
Gary Miller
918-664-7656
TULSA, OK
Pillars of Hercules
(1988)
Rick Sampson
918-665-2293
TULSA, OK
THE OPERATING ROOM
(1989-1990)
John Marlett
918-687-3276
MUSKOGEE, OK
TBBS Tulsa, Tulsa Hub C
(1989-1990)
Floyd Grant
918-687-8460
MUSKOGEE, OK
Muskogee BBS, Muskogee OBBS
(1987-1994)
David Bergmann
918-743-5982
TULSA, OK
Byte Me, Tulsa Lampoon
(1988-1989)
Noel Crow
918-743-6831
Tulsa , OK
Uncle Dave's High Octane BBS
(1983-1987)
Steve Epps, Dave McFaddenTBBS
"Steve Epps bought the hardware, a Tandy Model III, and added on a 10MB drive. It ran under NewDos with a Hayes 300 Smartmodem. I configured TBBS to be just plain goofy, generally parodying the other local BBSes. A lot of the sysops in the 918 list knew each other and still have contact. Si Hawk was always active in the local computer club and his booming voice was always announcing on radio & TV. Ken Dunlavy was just a wild man. Mike Lester was the owner of my ISP till recently, and now my ISP is Joe Winett. A BBS not on the list is TRACE, Tulsa Regional Atari Computer Enthusiasts. I met Sheila Spencer, the sysop, online and we got married." - The Coyote
918-743-8347
TULSA, OK
Palindrome
(1988)
Red Ryder Host
918-744-0249
TULSA, OK
TulsaComputerSociety
(1988-1989)
Paul Lindquist
918-745-2448
TULSA, OK
The Tower of London BBS, Tower of London
(1989-1994)
Mike Looney
918-747-1310
TULSA, OK
CONNECTION-80 Tulsa
(1982-1983)
918-747-2453
TULSA, OK
Tulsey Town I.T., Tulsey Towne I.T.
(1989-1992)
Mike Sheehan
918-747-2542
Tulsa, OK
ACCESS AMERICA
(1988-1994)
Vance Martin
From the September 1994 issue of Boardwatch: Tulsa, Oklahoma since 03/88. Sysop: Vance Martin. Using TBBS 2.2 with 5 lines on MS-DOS with 6,500 MB storage. Hayes at 14400 bps. $25 /100 hours fee. REAL ESTATE MARKET with photos, Internet mail & newsgroups, JOBMARKET, Ultra Chat, .QWK mail system, PhotoClassified ads, FidoNet, Matchmaker & Personal Ads, multi-player ANSI & RIP games, 40,000+ files, 8 CD-ROM's, Oklahoma & Branson travel info & MORE!
918-747-3560
TULSA, OK
IntegMicroSys , Integrated Micro Systems BBS
(1989-1994)
Tom HawkinsPCBoard
918-747-8377
TULSA, OK
Relayer OPUS
(1988-1989)
Brian Cooper
918-749-0059
Tulsa, OK
BULLET-80 Tulsa, TBBS, TBBS Tulsa
(1981-1987)
Floyd GrantTBBS
"Floyd Grant's BBS was 'Bullet" when I first dialed it up in 1981 and later became (just as generic a name as Bullet) 'TBBS' when he was the first in the area to change to The BreadBoard System v1.0. This was simply THE bbs to use. It was #1 on all our dial lists, and your heart always jumped when you heard the modem finally ring instead of the busy signal. Floyd moved to Muskogee later, which you can see in other BBS listings here with his name." - The Coyote
918-749-0718
TULSA, OK
"C", RBBS IBM PC Tulsa
(1984-1988)
Lynn Long
918-749-4610
TULSA, OK
Comtech FIDO
(1986)
Allen AlfreyFidoNet
918-749-9036
TULSA, OK
Hi-Tec, Tulsa Hub A
(1989-1995)
Rob Ragan, Robert Ragan
918-832-0867
TULSA, OK
Magic Empire
(1989-1992)
Al Heal
918-832-1462
TULSA, OK
The Asylum BBS, Tulsa Gas & Electric BBS, Tulsa Hub B
(1988-2000)
Bill Schnell
918-832-7711
TULSA, OK
PowerSurge INC, PowerSurgeINC
(1987-1988)
Scott Butler
918-834-0104
TULSA, OK
9 Items or Less
(1989)
Mark Barbee
918-835-0920
TULSA, OK
E/t Mail Node, Tulsa Hub F
(1989-1992)
Terry Garrett
918-835-4072
TULSA, OK
E/tech BBS, E/tech's BBS, Lost Horizons
(1988-1994)
Terry Garrett, Rick Brumbaugh
918-835-8933
TULSA, OK
Galaxy Computer, Galaxy Computer OPUS170/999, GALAXY COMPUTER/Star One, Galaxy/Star Systems Sat., Star One HST, Tulsa Town
(1987-1995)
Mike Lester
918-836-2210
TULSA, OK
Amateur Radio Board
(1988)
Bert Hunsicker
918-836-4742
TULSA, OK
SAT EVE ONLY
(1985)
AMIS
918-836-6308
TULSA, OK
MOTE PRIME
(1989-1990)
Jim Burns, Howard Burns
918-838-1615
TULSA, OK
The Gunner's Mate
(1988-1994)
Ed Shirley
918-838-8698
TULSA, OK
INFOEX-80 Tulsa
(1983-1984)
918-865-7578
MANNFORD, OK
VSSI Tech Support BBS
(1989)
Dan Steurer
99 Sysops currently listed.
108 BBSes Listed.