John Durkee

News Director & Morning Edition anchor

John Durkee is the News Director for KWGS. He has over 40-years of experience in radio news and has served as News Director of radio stations in Tulsa, Missouri and Kansas.  He was also a reporter in Oklahoma City, early in his career. He is a Tulsa native and served as the City of Tulsa Communications Director prior to joining the staff at KWGS.

Durkee has won countless awards for his work as a broadcaster, including awards from the Radio and Television News Directors Association, the Associated Press, United Press International, The Society of Professional Journalists and the Oklahoma and Missouri Association of Broadcasters.

He is a past board member of the Oklahoma Associated Press Broadcasters, the Kansas Association of News Broadcasters and the former Tulsa Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He resides in Bixby with his wife, Carol.

 

 

Ways to Connect

In the local news:

  • The budget hole grows to $1.3 Billion.
  • An overnight fire leaves two-dozen people homeless in Tulsa.
  • County leaders spar with the Deputy Union.

In the local news:

  • Hertz to close the Dollar-Thrifty Tulsa facility.
  • WPX shuts down OKC operation.
  • Oil prices drops to 13-year low.
Citizens Crime Commission-Tulsa

 

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Legislation supported by Gov. Mary Fallin to increase the value threshold of some property crimes before they're prosecuted as felonies in Oklahoma has been approved by a legislative committee.

The House Criminal Justice and Corrections Committee voted 8-1 for the bill Wednesday and sent it to the full House for a vote. It's among several proposals Fallin has made to help reduce overcrowding in the state prison system.

Citizens Crime Commission-Tulsa

 

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Legislation supported by Gov. Mary Fallin to increase the value threshold of some property crimes before they're prosecuted as felonies in Oklahoma has been approved by a legislative committee.

The House Criminal Justice and Corrections Committee voted 8-1 for the bill Wednesday and sent it to the full House for a vote. It's among several proposals Fallin has made to help reduce overcrowding in the state prison system.

In the local news:

  • A State Senate Committee looks to scale back tax credits.
  • School bonds pass in Tulsa County.
  • A FIRE WEATHER WATCH is posted for the Tulsa area

In the local news:

  • Gasoline prices tumble in Tulsa.
  • Deeper state budget cuts are ahead in Oklahoma.
  • Wildfires give firefighters fits in Tulsa County.

In the local news:

  • The budget shortfall with further hamper the delivery of mental health services.
  • A mobile home fire at Ketchum kills four.
  • C-Diff is diagnosed in a BA student.

In the local news:

  • Tulsa Councilors are briefed on what it will take to turn on all the vandalized street lights.
  • A Tulsa high schooler  is being quested about a sexual assault on a special needs student.
  • An alcohol summit is planned for Tulsa today.
  •   INCOG takes up development along the Arkansas River.
  • A fiery overnight crash leaves one person dead and another hospitalized.
  • An Okmulgee Sheriff's Deputy shoots and kills a driver who pulled a gun.

In the local news:

  • Tulsa names its 'Women of the Year'.
  • Cutting tax credits may be tough.
  • A car crashes into the TU Tennis Courts

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