From the Feb 1975 issue of Broadcast Management/Engineering:
I edited the PDF file of this issue down to the 4 pages of the article.
Check out the screenshots of early cable graphics; they look like Atari 400 menus.
A lot of guys probably would have ordered cable if they knew that “a Tulsa Cable PR girl – attractive, uniformed and specially trained, calls upon the subscriber to see ‘how things are going.'” 1975 was a different world.
Pricing was $5.95/mo, plus $15 deposit on the channel converter box.
See photos of Hurst Swiggart (above) and Leon Rollerson among others.
There is a content rundown of the 24 channels offered.
For the City Government Channel 31, there was a studio at the downtown Tulsa City-County Library headed by Tom Ledbetter (“Shaggy Dog” on the 1960s “Mr. Zing and Tuffy” show). Tom passed away on Sept 10 of this year.
Thanks to Kenny Bolen for using the term “must-carry” on TTM@Facebook.