James R. Bellatti

Inducted: 1987

JAMES R. BELLATTI (1927- ) has won acclaim in public service as well as in journalism. He was general manager of KSPI and KSPI-FM from 1951 until 1961 and has been publisher of the Stillwater News-Press for the past quarter-century. He is a past president of the Oklahoma Broadcasters Association and the Oklahoma Press Association. He is the first Oklahoman to head the World Alliance of the YMCA, climaxing many years of YMCA service. Bellatti’s list of activities and honors is one of the most impressive of any Oklahoman.