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Hall of Fame Member

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.

James R. Bellatti
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 2022 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame nominee submission deadline is Sunday, Ocober 31, 2021.

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