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
6:46 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Monday Morning's Local News

Topping the local news:

  • Sequestration makes business nervous in Oklahoma.
  • School Board members will consider tonight placing a technology bond issue on the ballot.
  • A state senate bill would provide caregiver training for vets with PTSD
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Local & Regional
6:42 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Friday Morning LOCAL News

In the local news:

  • Tulsa's Police Chief wants more officers.
  • Tulsa Agencies brace for sequestration.
  • The flu takes another life in Tulsa County.
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Local & Regional
6:41 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Thursday Morning Local News from KWGS

In the LOCAL news:

  • The EMSA Board of Trustees reviews a critical state audit.
  • Sequestration could impact funding for the Tulsa Public Schools.
  • Tulsa's Young Professionals head to OKC to lobby at the state capitol.
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Local & Regional
6:50 am
Wed February 27, 2013

This Morning's Top Local Stories

Topping our local news:

  • A public meeting is held on a proposed $38 Million bond issue for the Tulsa Public Schools.
  • Kathy Taylor launches her campaign to recapture the mayor's office.
  • EMSA's board gathers later tomorrow to review a critical audit of the ambulance service.
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Local & Regional
6:50 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Tuesday Morning's Top Local Stories

Topping our local news:

  • All Weather Warnings are canceled.
  • Mayor Bartlett wants another term.
  • The Tulsa World gets a new owner.
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Local & Regional
6:50 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Monday Morning's Local News

Topping the local news:

  • The latest on our changing weather.
  • Bassmasters wraps-up.
  • A huge donation to the Tulsa Ronald McDonald House.
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Local & Regional
7:02 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Friday Morning LOCAL News

In the Local News:

  • Anglers head to Grand Lake for the Bass Master Fishing Classic. The Tulsa region may be the big winner with a $26-million economic impact.
  • Murder charges are filed in last month's quadruple homicide in Tulsa as another four people are shot at a different apartment complex.
  • What is fueling the growth at the Port of Catoosa? Fuel! Catherine Roberts reports.
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Local & Regional
6:50 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Wednesday Morning LOCAL News from KWGS

Topping our local news:

  • Winter Weather to impact northeast Oklahoma.
  • The Governor will go to the voters to get tougher smoking regulations.
  • The 61st and Peoria Quality of Life Task Force holds its first meeting.
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Local & Regional
6:47 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Tuesday Morning Local News from KWGS

Topping the local news:

  • A state senate committee kills a bill giving local control to smoking regulations.
  • House Democrats blast the Governor for not accepting Medicaid funding.
  • Tulsa gets ready for the BassMasters.
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Local & Regional
6:43 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Monday Morning's Local News

Hear our first newscast of the morning from Public Radio Tulsa, 89.5/KWGS:

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