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John Durkee

News Director & Morning Edition anchor

John Durkee is the News Director for KWGS. He has over 35-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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Local & Regional
6:39 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Thursday Morning's First News from KWGS

In the local news:

  • It is an Ozone Alert Day in Tulsa.
  • Only 4-students pass the  3rd Grade summer reading assessment test in Tulsa.
  • A burned church will become the site of new homes in North Tulsa.
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Local & Regional
6:50 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Wednesday Morning Local News from 89.5/KWGS

In the Local News:

  • Tulsa ranks high when it comes to fatal DUI crashes.
  • Plans for Riverside Drive are discussed at a city gathering.
  • A mother and son are found dead in a Tulsa home.
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Local & Regional
6:50 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Tuesday Morning Local News from KWGS

In the local news:

  • An EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING is posted today for Tulsa.
  • The Broken Arrow City Council accepts the resignation of its City Manager.
  • The Tulsa School Board approves a school shuffle.
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Local & Regional
6:33 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Monday Morning Local News

Topping the local news:

  • The Chamber praises efforts to put water into the Arkansas River.
  • Summer rains have helped ease the drought in western Oklahoma.
  • World Tension and the connection to Tulsa's gasoline prices.
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Local & Regional
6:46 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Top Friday Morning Local News from KWGS

In the local news:

  • A Task Force looks for ways to fund River improvements in Tulsa.
  • Construction starts today on a  new Tulsa County law enforcement training center.
  • The Eastern Oklahoma Food Bank sets an unfortunate record.
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Local & Regional
6:49 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Thursday Morning's First News from KWGS

In the local news:

  • The Governor vents on the lack of immigration controls.
  • Tulsa County DA candidates go to a court referee.
  • The OEA wants input in to new education standards.
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Local & Regional
6:55 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Wednesday Morning Local News from 89.5/KWGS

In the local news:

  • The Supreme Court rules, Common Core is out.
  • The District Attorney Candidate dispute will be debate in court today.
  • An update on A Gathering Place for Tulsa.
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Local & Regional
6:51 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Hear Tuesday's Top Local News from KWGS

In the local news:

  • Tulsa's BIG chill (at least for July).
  • Chamber leaders detail a new workplace readiness program.
  • Common Core goes before the State Supreme Court.
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Local & Regional
6:35 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Get Up to Date with Monday Morning's Top Local Stories

In our local news:

  • The latest on Oklahoma's immigration issues.
  • Work continues to renovate the half-way McDonald's on the Will Rogers Turnpike.
  • Tulsa's new Costco will be the first of several planned for the state.
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Local & Regional
6:47 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Friday Morning Local News from 89.5/KWGS

In the local news:

  • With out tools of the trade, reporters are allowed to tour immigration dorms at Fort Sill.
  • Democrat candidate for Governor Joe Dorman releases his education funding plan.
  • New report: Poverty brings about more poverty.
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