Ed Brocksmith

Inducted: 2000

ED BROCKSMITH (1941- ) graduated from Oklahoma State University in broadcasting in 1965. A Tulsa native, Brocksmith began his career as a newsman at KRMG radio in Tulsa. In 1967, he was chosen first bureau chief to organize the news operation of the Indian Nations Radio Network, the first statewide radio news service. He returned to KRMG as reporter, news editor, and news director. In 1978, he became director of the office of public information at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, where he also taught journalism. Brocksmith retired in 1997, but remains active in civic activities, including leadership in the Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission and Green Country Association.