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Hear and learn from the oral histories of Oklahoma's most influential media figures and how their work shaped the success of their industries and the state.

Learn From These Influential Oklahomans

Alex Adwan

Alex Adwan

Tulsa World Editor

As a life-long journalist, he influenced state education and integration in the state of Oklahoma.

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Betty Boyd

Betty Boyd

Queen of Tulsa TV

Tulsa's unlikely TV personality and state legislator who captured the hearts of many.

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Bob Barry, Sr.

Bob Barry, Sr.

Sportscaster

For half a century, his voice was synonymous with Oklahoma football.

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Clayton Vaughn

Clayton Vaughn

Media News

As a widely-respected news broadcaster, he was the face of KOTV news three separate times over nearly half a century.

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Danny Williams

Danny Williams

Oklahoma Radio & TV Legend

Listen to the oral history of Danny Williams, member of the Oklahoma Broadcasters Hall of Fame who dominated the airwaves for seven decades.

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Dick Schmitz

Dick Schmitz

Broadcaster, Commercial Radio Producer

Generations of Tulsans recognize his legendary voice on the radio airwaves.

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Ed Dumit

Ed Dumit

Broadcasting

Many years of teaching and broadcasting touched the many hearts and ears of Tulsans.

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Ed Taylor

Ed Taylor

Communications Pioneer

A pioneer in the satellite communication business and philanthropist for many good causes.

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Frosty Troy

Frosty Troy

Journalist and Editor

Member of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame and nationally-acclaimed advocate for public education.

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Jane Jayroe Gamble

Jane Jayroe Gamble

Miss America

She overcame her fears and shyness to win Miss America 1967, launching her career in media and government.

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Jenkin Jones Jr.

Jenkin Jones Jr.

The Tulsa Tribune

Through the headlines of the Tulsa Tribune, the Jones family has been a part of local and national history.

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Ken Greenwood

Ken Greenwood

Broadcasting

He was a tireless promoter of the state of Oklahoma as well as a life-long nature conservationist.

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Ken Neal

Ken Neal

Journalist and Editor

From copy boy to Tulsa World senior editor and 1991 inductee into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame.

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Russell Myers

Russell Myers

Cartoonist, Broom-Hilda

Oklahoma cartoonist best known for his comic strip "Broom-Hilda."

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