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Talk Back Florida: Going Back In Time To The 50's, 60's, 70's And 80's

Nostalgia and vintage stories about Tampa back in the good old days, with TV hosts Mario Sally Nunez from "The Tampa Natives Show."

We talked about Bolita, the day it snowed, the old Jai Alai fronton "Big 13" and tons of other great stories & memories all on this podcast!


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Mario Nunez

Mario and Sally talked about the history of their show and wrestling at the Armory.



We also discussed old eating hangouts in Tampa as well as the old Florida State Fairgrounds.

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1964, Florida State Fair in Tampa

Photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory


1958, Florida State Fair & Gasparilla Celebration in Tampa

Photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory

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We talked about the history of Jai Alai.

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Also the history of WTVT.

1984- Hugh Smith, Terry Casey & Lynn Marvin on set WTVT/ ch 13 news (Lynns photos)

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1966  WTVT Newsroom Desk

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'Salude and Happy Days'! Starting on Fridays in the mid-1960's Manuel Beiro of Tampa's famous restaurant Valencia Garden would pack up a car-trunk full of food and make the short drive down Kennedy Blvd. to Channel 13 for a commercial appearance with Paul Reynolds. Andy Hardy became Beiro's partner after Reynolds left the station in 1968. Courtesy: Mike Clark


We also talked about when it snowed in Tampa in January in the 1970's.

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