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
6:58 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Tulsa's Morning News for Thursday

In the Local News:

  • Bixby goes high-tech.
  • The OSSAA says the OKC Douglas/Locust Grove ruling on the field.... Stands.
  • More Oklahoma earthquakes. They seem to be getting stronger.
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Local & Regional
6:35 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Tulsa's Morning News for Wednesday

Our Top Local Stories:

  • The Tulsa Jail is coming up short to make payroll.
  • The Oklahoma Supreme Court upholds a tax cut bill.
  • Gasoline prices tumble. Could hit $2 a gallon by Christmas.
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Local & Regional
6:47 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Tulsa's Morning News for Tuesday

In the local news:

  • Tulsa's City Council members take the oath of office.
  • The Tulsa School Board reviews bond proposal projects.
  • Bill Blankenship is out as TU's Head Football Coach.
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Local & Regional
6:38 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Tulsa's Morning News

In the local news:

  • Light freezing drizzle causes no major traffic problems in Tulsa.
  • The Tulsa School Board considers projects for bond proposal tonight.
  • Tulsa's next City Council takes the oath of office today.
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Local & Regional
6:33 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Tulsa's Morning News for Friday

In the Local News:

  • Shopping Till You Drop! Black Friday shopping in underway.
  • Police beef up patrols around shopping centers and big box stores.
  • 35% of fatal crashes in Oklahoma are caused by drivers under the influence. The AAA is offering its Tipsy Tow Service through the weekend.
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Local & Regional
6:35 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Tulsa's Morning News for Wednesday

In the Local News:

  • Ground is broken for a major expansion at Edison High School.
  • A Tulsa Zoo Chimp gives birth.
  • Lines are long at Tulsa International with holiday travelers.
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Local & Regional
6:40 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Tulsa's Morning News for Tuesday

In the local news:

  • A packed house for a town hall on a Riverside sidewalk.
  • Oklahoma gets its 'No Child Left Behind' waiver back.
  • Moving forward with  a jail agreement.
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Local & Regional
6:43 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Tulsa's Morning News for Monday

In the local news:

  • A town-hall meeting on a controversial sidewalk is set for tonight.
  • Five people are killed in a Highway 169 weekend crash.
  • 11,000 runners take part in the Route 66 marathon in Tulsa
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Local & Regional
9:49 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Woman Killed in Tulsa Neighborhood

Credit file photo

Tulsa Police are investigating the overnight murder of a woman near 10th and South Lewis. That is about a half-mile west of the TU campus.

The discovery was made about 3:30 Saturday morning. The woman, believed to be homeless, was shot in the head and her belongings  ransacked. She is believed to be in her 30's.

Police have canvassed the area, but have found no witnesses.

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Local & Regional
6:47 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Tulsa's Morning News for Friday

In the local news:

  • Reaction---from both sides--- to President Obama's immigration plan.
  • City leaders debate a jail fee agreement.
  • Reputed gang members are indicted in Tulsa.
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