Thursday, January 3, 2008


KLOL Program Director Jim Pruett a.k.a. Tony Raven had always been a gun guy. He owns a gun store in Houston now even as he still dabbles in Houston Radio. His dabbling in guns had some interesting consequences such as what happened below.

KLOL was located in the Rice Hotel. The Rice Hotel was the premier hotel in Houston in the early 1970s. Many celebreties and world notables stayed there or spoke at one of the many conventions that were held there.
While KLOL was at the Rice Hotel in downtown Houston, Tony decided it was the right time to add to his gun collection. So, he left the office one day to go buy a classic Winchester 94 rifle. He didn't return right away as he was supposed to. When he finally returned to the station offices, he told us that he had been detained by the U.S. Secret Service. He was bringing his rifle purchase back through the parking garage to the office to keep there until he went home. The problem was that Richard Nixon was in the hotel at the time giving a speech, and the presidential bodyguards didn't take kindly to anyone packing heat in the building while Nixon was there. They turned him loose when they determined that he didn't know that Nixon was in the building.

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