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OKG Newsletter

Topic: kwtv

Barber brawl

Throwdown at the OK Salon?


Gazette staff
Look, we’ve all had bad experiences at the hair salon. You give a stylist a photo to emulate, they butcher it, you smile and say you love it, pay and go home to quietly weep.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Super sizing


Gazette staff
There’s nothing like a hailstorm to inspire the creativity of TV meteorologists. The May 29 hail that attacked the metro is a prime example. As chunks of ice rained down, the weather guys took to the airwaves to describe just how big the hail was.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

So long, Mary Ann


Gazette staff
In terms of job security, TV news director ranks somewhere between major-league baseball manager and suicide bomber. KFOR Channel 4 and news director Mary Ann Eckstein have parted ways after her being with the station for 33 years. Reasons for Eckstein’s departure remain murky, but sources say there were long-simmering tensions between her and KFOR General Manager Wes Milbourn.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Watching history

A treasure trove of Oklahoma TV news footage is donated to the Oklahoma Historical Society


Rachael Cervenka
Today, the Oklahoma Historical Society accepted a donation from Griffin Communications containing a treasure trove of television news footage: all archives documenting the nearly 50 years of significant news coverage by the company, which owns Oklahoma City’s KWTV Channel 9 and Tulsa’s KOTV Channel 6.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Mother and son

A Moore woman, her son and a small dog experience the ordeal of May 20.


Tim Farley
In the wake of the sorrow and tears surrounding the May 20 tornado, a small but welcome dose of laughter and smiles arrived when an injured Moore woman, Pam Chandler, was reunited with her dog, a black dachshund named Abby.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

In cars

A TV meteorologist’s urging to ‘drive south’ during the May 31 tornado sparks a storm of anger on social media.


Tim Farley
Spencer Hicks won’t be watching or listening to KFOR Channel 4 meteorologist Mike Morgan anymore.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Jump back, Loretta!


Gazette staff
It looks like we’re all going to have to come up with a new tornado drinking game. At the end of August, the Gary England Drinking Game will claim its last drunken storm victim.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Weather won’t be the same

Jump back, Loretta! Longtime TV meteorologist and all-around icon Gary England will do his final weathercast Friday night.


Greg Elwell
After 41 years as chief meteorologist for KWTV 9, Gary England is stepping away from the camera.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Oklahoma’s public defenders


Robin Meyers
I am not talking about those brave, idealistic, underpaid lawyers who work to protect the last and the least, but KFOR, KOCO, KWTV and other local media outlets whose job it has become to defend the honor and reputation of our state when it is under attack by “foreigners” — aka, Australian politicians, lying journalists at Sports Illustrated or even the “unorthodox” Ed Shadid.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

News9/Oklahoma Gazette mayoral election poll

2014 MAYORAL ELECTION: A joint KWTV/Oklahoma Gazette poll favors incumbent Mick Cornett ahead of the March 4 mayoral primary race; lead challenger needs a large turnout of new voters to win.


Jennifer Chancellor
Cross tabulations generated by the News 9/Oklahoma Gazette poll indicate traditional voters would carry Mick Cornett to a fourth term in the March 4 Oklahoma City mayoral election.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014