Ogden's Radio School Index

  1. Ogden's Guestbook - Read Enteries
  2. Ogden's Guestbook - Sign the book
  3. Ogden's Radio Operational Engineering School Page 1
  4. Ogden's Radio Operational Engineering School Page 2
  5. Ogden's Radio Operational Engineering School Page 3
  6. Ogden's Radio Operational Engineering School Page 4
  7. Ogden's Radio Operational Engineering School Photos
  8. Ogden graduate Neil Ross remembers Bill Ogden and his school
  9. Ogden graduate Bob Lang remembers Bill Ogden and his school
  10. Ogden's Radio School instructor was Actor Richard Kiel taught math in '63
  11. Ogden's relatives recall Bill and  the family
  12. Ogden's Radio school graduate Shot Gun Kelly AKA Tom Irwin Wikipedia
  13. Shot Gun Tom Kelly re-enacts Ogden's "Voltage Goes Nowhere" admonition
  14. Shot Gun Tom Kelly makes friends in Modesto 
  15. Shot Gun Tom Kelly on the air at KRTH.
  16. Ogden's remembered by student Rick Myers
Hey Ogden grad....I'm sure these pages will bring back some life long memories of the time you spent at R.O.E.S in either Burbank (1949- 1964)  or in Huntington Beach (1965-1974) .  Without the contributions of former graduates like you what you will see here would not have been possible.   Here's your chance to help preserve the history of Ogden's.  Please take a minute or two to share your memories by signing the Ogden's Guestbook.  Even if you have previously signed the book please sign it again.    None of us are  "spring chickens"  so do it now while you can.   Consider it your contribution to history and your gratitude for Bill, Tally, Thora, Richard Keil and others who made it all possible.   Photos or other memorabilia are also welcome. Thanks .....and "Coffee's Get'em high!" 

Recent post to the Ogden Guestbook.

Click here if you would like to sign the book with your memories.   Thank You.


Name: Dale Nelson
From: Utah
E-mail: dsnelson@readytek.net
Posted 10-15-2018


I was in the January 1969 class at ROES.  After passing the second phone test I spent the next 2 weeks heavy into math in order to pass the 1st phone.  One day I was the only one in the building during lunch as I was at my desk going over the math.  When I heard a strange air plane sound then the noise of lumber hitting the ground. I rushed out the back of the building to see a single engine plane that had crashed into the fence, sending the lumber from the fence all over the parking lot. 

The wings of the plane were smashed into the fence posts on each side of the plane.  I raised upstairs to my locker for my camera.  When I got back the crew of the airport were pulling the plane out of the fence. As I stood there a few of the students came back from lunch and walked out thru the hole in the fence to see the plane.

20 minutes later Bill came driving into the parking lot and jumped out of his car with a smile on his face. The pilot of the plane his wife and 2 kids were not hurt. Later we learned that the pilot was a one time student at ROES.  Some time later Meadowlark airport closed.