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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
7:38 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Friday Morning Local News from KWGS

Topping the KWGS Local News:

  • Complete coverage of the American Airlines and US Air merger.
  • Three Republican State Senators want a big boost in education funding.
  • The flu takes two more lives in Oklahoma.
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Local & Regional
6:54 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Thursday Morning's Local News

The Top Local Stories:

  • American Airlines and US Air will merge.
  • A fire damages a law office near downtown.
  • Gasoline prices are up, again, in Tulsa
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Local & Regional
6:47 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Tulsa's Local News for Tuesday Morning

In our local news:

  • Be weather wise today. Snow is in the forecast.
  • An Amber Alert is over for a Bixby boy. He is found safe.
  • Despite a high crime problem, a Tulsa elementary school succeeds.
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Local & Regional
6:50 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Monday Morning LOCAL News from KWGS

Topping the local news this morning:

  • Snow could arrive in Tulsa tomorrow night.
  • Water woes pits rural against urban Oklahoma.
  • EMSA's board prepares for an audit meeting at Stroud.
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Local & Regional
6:48 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Friday Morning Local News from KWGS

Topping the local news from KWGS:

  • Gasoline prices are up, yet again, in Tulsa.
  • Flu deaths are up in Oklahoma. Two dead in Tulsa County last week.
  • Efforts are underway to improve the quality of life near troubled 61st and South Peoria.
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Local & Regional
6:47 am
Thu February 7, 2013

Thursday Morning's Local News

Topping the LOCAL News:

  • Two people are arrested for the Fairmont Terrace murders.
  • Lawmakers debate arming teachers.
  • Returning Oklahoma Veterans are having trouble finding work.
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Local & Regional
7:07 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Wednesday Morning LOCAL News from KWGS

Top Local Stories:

  • Suggestions come forward to improve Tulsa public safety.
  • Tulsa Health Department likes the Governor's proposal for allowing local smoking rules.
  • Following the death of a Coweta 9th Grader, suicide prevention tips are discussed.
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Local & Regional
6:46 am
Tue February 5, 2013

This Morning's Top Local Stories

In the local news this morning:

Governor Fallin delivers her State of the State address. Democrats say she was short on details.

School resumes in Coweta after a 9th Grader takes his own life in a school restroom.

The Boulder Avenue Bridge is open in downtown Tulsa for the first time in over a decade.

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Local & Regional
6:47 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Monday Morning LOCAL News from KWGS

Topping the local news:

  • Governor Fallin prepares her State of the State address.
  • The Okay School District in Wagoner County is closed today.
  • Status Quo: The latest on our local economy.
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Local & Regional
6:57 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Friday Morning Local News

Topping the local news:

  • ORU names a new President.
  • The flu takes three more lives in Oklahoma.
  • The Tulsa Chamber of Commerce releases its legislative goals.
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