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Tue March 26, 2013

Big Band Saturday Night's Alan Lambert to be Honored at the Newsies Awards

TULSA PRESS CLUB TO HONOR LOCAL MEDIA ICON 

Alan Lambert to be honored at March 28 Newsies Awards. Big Band Saturday Night is heard every  Saturday on Public Radio 89.5-1 from 8-10 pm.

Veteran Tulsa broadcaster Alan Lambert has been named the Tulsa Press Club’s newest Media Icon, and will be recognized during the Press Club’s annual Newsies Awards, which will be held March 28 at the Campbell Hotel.

Lambert, who began his career at KFMJ (now KGTO) while still a junior at Tulsa’s Will Rogers High School, has been part of the Tulsa broadcasting community for more than five decades. He’s hosted the popular Big Band Saturday Night program on Tulsa radio since 1995 and is one of many veteran Tulsa broadcasters who have worked in both radio and television.

Lambert worked for Tulsa’s KVOO for 27 years, serving as the station’s news director for much of the 70s and 80s. Prior to that, he did the weather and hosted a children’s television show as Captain Alan on Ch. 2. Lambert also taught broadcasting courses at Rogers State for almost 11 years and served as manager for the school’s radio station (KRSC) for 13 years.

In addition to Lambert’s honor, his radio show, Big Band Saturday Night, was nominated for a Newsies Award in the category of “Favorite Radio Show.”

The Tulsa Press Club’s Media Icon award dates back to 2004 and honors revered Tulsa broadcasters and journalists whose careers have made an impact on the community. Lambert will be the thirty-sixth person to receive the award.

For tickets and information on the March 28 Newsies and Media Icon event, visit the Tulsa Press Club’s website or call 918-583-7737.