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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
6:47 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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Local & Regional
6:55 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Thursday Morning Local News from KWGS

Topping the local news:

  • A new report indicates nearly half of Oklahomans are living paycheck to paycheck with no savings safety net.
  • The Pardon and Parole Board is told to resign, or else.
  • Bomb making material is found at a Tulsa apartment complex.
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Local & Regional
6:47 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Wednesday Morning LOCAL News from KWGS

Topping our local news:

  • Mayor Bartlett wants tougher regulations of apartment complexes.
  • An Okfuskee County judge orders trial for Kevin Sweat.
  • Leon Russell has "Home Sweet Oklahoma"(Pop) on his mind.
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Local & Regional
6:53 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Tuesday Morning Local News from KWGS

Topping the local news:

American Airlines-Tulsa workers could get raises if the airline merges with US Air.

County officials vote for pay raises.

Congressman Bridenstine defends his recent votes.

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Local & Regional
6:23 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Monday Morning Local News

Topping Our Local News:

  • The Creek Turnpike is closed at the Peoria Exit westbound by the bomb squad.
  • Kevin Sweat faces a preliminary hearing today for the 2008 murder of two young girls in Okfuskee County.
  • Human remains are found along the Arkansas River levee near Sand Springs.
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Local & Regional
6:52 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Friday Morning Local News from KWGS

Topping the local news this morning:

  • The number of flu deaths in Oklahoma jumps to 14.
  • Mental Health programs could be expanded in Oklahoma.
  • A downtown Tulsa bank is hit by a robber.
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Local & Regional
6:54 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Thursday Morning's Top News from KWGS

In the local news:

  • The EMSA Board takes up a critical state audit.
  • Technology advancements move to the forefront in the Tulsa Public Schools.
  • The governor discusses difficulties in writing this year's new budget.
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Local & Regional
7:50 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Wednesday Morning LOCAL News from KWGS

Topping the local news:

A state audit of EMSA is critical of the Ambulance Service's management.

A three alarm fire guts a south Tulsa apartment overnight.

More meetings are held at City Hall aimed at keeping Tulsa safe.

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Local & Regional
7:50 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Tuesday Morning's Top Local Stories

Our top local stories:

  • Tulsans attend the inaugural events in D.C.
  • Rape appears to be on the increase in Tulsa.
  • Tulsa honors Dr. King
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