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Hall of Fame Member

P.A. “Buddy” Sugg

Inducted: 1980

P.A. “BUDDY” SUGG (1908-1976) provided the leadership that developed Oklahoma’s first television station, WKY-TV. During his 10 years with the Oklahoma Publishing Co. he was manager of WKY radio (1946-49), first manager of WKY-TV (1949-56), and a director of OPUBCO (1953-56). Prior to World War II he worked for the National Broadcasting Company. During the war he won decorations from the U.S. Navy. He returned to NBC after leaving OPUBCO and became vice president (1958-62) and a member of the board of directors (1960-62).

P.A. “Buddy” Sugg
How to Submit a Nomination

Selection Process

Honorees are selected by a committee comprised of hall of fame members, including its director, and distinguished leaders in journalism. The Selection Committee considers all nominations, both new ones and those held over from previous years, before selecting the honorees.

The 2023 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame nominee submission deadline is Monday, October 31, 2022.

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