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.



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Shareholders of Williams Cos. have voted in favor of the Tulsa-based pipeline company completing a proposed merger with Energy Transfer Equity. ETE, waited till midnight and canceled the agreement on the deadline to seal the deal.

Williams said Monday that more than 80 percent of votes cast were in favor of finalizing the proposed merger with the Texas pipeline company.

The merger was announced in September, but became less attractive when oil prices plummeted.


A Three-minute review of yesterday's election results from KWGS News

In the local news:

  • Williams votes for an ETE merger.
  • This is primary election day in Oklahoma.
  • Following a Supreme Court ruling and Oklahoma abortion law is in doubt.

In the local news:

  • Williams shareholders vote on the ETE merger deal today.
  • A woman is dead after being hit in a high speed chase.
  • A plan is announced to turn drilling waste-water into useable water.

In the local news:

  • Broken Arrow expands its Rose District.
  • Tulsa Police search for a serial bank robber.
  • The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers will relocate to the City Plex Tower

In the Local News:

  • The Tulsa Election Board needs election workers.
  • Patrice Douglas steps away from T/SET job.
  • Heat kills a woman at Pawhuska.

In the local news:

  • Residents of Chouteau Bend are told to move.
  • Tuition is headed up at OU.
  • Former Senate President Pro-Tem Mike Morgan is prison-bound

In the local news:

  • The drought may not be over after all.
  • The school board approves $542 Million Budget.
  • Steven Jameson will be headed back to prison.

In the local news:

  • This is an OZONE ALERT Day in Tulsa.
  • An injured bald eagle is returned to the wild.
  • A drowning at Tenkiller takes a Sallisaw life.

In the Local News:

  • The EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING continues for Tulsa.
  • Governor Fallin is not pleased with the $250K salary paid to the new TSET director.
  • Tulsa City leaders approve a new budget.