Let’s Go Back in Time and Check Out the Buzz Website Throughout the Years for a Little Nostalgia
If you have been a Buzzhead since the beginning, this should take you back.
Thanks to a super cool website we stumbled upon called The Wayback Machine, you can pop in any website and see what it looked like back in the day. Some of the links actually work on a couple of them and it brings back a lot of memories for me. Reminds me of that Space Jam website that looks like it's straight out of the 90s and I love it.
If you know your Buzz history, you know we started back in 2003. So let's go back to October 14, 2003. This is what the Buzz looked like back then. Pretty basic compared to what the Buzz looks like today.
Let's jump to March 8, 2005. Still looks the same, but now you can get requests in through the website. Also, a new morning show is getting featured Matt and Bacon. Now I didn't live in Wichita Falls in 2005, anybody remember those guys? Plus you got to see what was playing on air at the time you went to the site.
Alright, my Wayback Machine is starting to fail me. Guess it's starting to lose that 1.21 jigawatts of electricity it needs to keep going back in time. I was able to get one from June 2010 to somewhat pull up. I just see the basic website with no photos. I know for a fact below is not what the website looked like. Some of the links do work on it. In fact under on air we see Johnny Thrash in his first year on the Buzz and it was also the first year for The Rock Show in the morning. I also saw Harddrive XL which spent many years on here at the Buzz. My personal favorite is Mike Hendren, who still works at the station, used to go by 'Mad' Mike Hendren. I will call him that all day now.
Looks like in 2011 we started actually putting stories up on the site. Let's check out what was happening June 30, 2011. Looks like the first 'Transformers' premiered. How many of those have come out since? Also, we apparently were looking forward to a dress that dispenses drinks. What a time to be alive.
Jumping to February 2012, we get some original Buzz content for sure. The fun of 'Ask a Hooker', which we still have archived here on the site. Also an exclusive interview with Woody Weatherman of Corrosion of Conformity on the Oath with Johnny Thrash.
Wayback Machine got the energy to give me the full 2013 website. This is the Buzz website that I used and loved for years. Looks like we were still giving away points. Remember when you could exchange points for prizes?
2014 I was able to find an article I wrote and man is it weird. World's tallest water slide test ride on July 5, 2014. If you know, some kid died on that slide a few years later for not being safe. Holy crap that is weird to look back on. Also, remember when we used to Crank It or Yank It in the afternoons?
In 2015 we introduced a new Rock News feature on the website where it put the latest stories always at the top. Here are the biggest rock stories in September 2015. The one that hurts to see is that looked like Soundgarden were working on some new music. We all know we lost Chris Cornell in 2017. The last news on new Soundgarden came out in 2016 that they had six songs ready to go for a new album and sadly we never got them.
Remember when Loudwire Nights was hosted by Toni Gonzalez AND Tony Labrie? Plus I rediscovered one of my strangest blogs about sexual harassment. Totally forgot about that one. By the way, that is not sexual harassment, go re-read it.
Finally, we come to 2017. Remember when the Nighthawks were still playing football here? Also, remember when that dude was sniffing cans of air at Walmart? How in the hell did I forget about that weirdo?
Basically, I just wanted to take a trip down memory lane with this. Show you all the upgrades the Buzz as gone through for over a decade now. Even in just the past few months, the Buzz has done a massive overhaul of the site. Hopefully, some of this brought back some good memories of us here at the Buzz.