James G. Palmer

Inducted: 2005

JAMES G. PALMER (1943- ) has served as anchor, reporter and news director at many Oklahoma City radio stations. After earning a BA degree from OU and serving in the Army, he began his career at WRIT in Milwaukee. He worked at KADS in Elk City and KWCO in Chickasha before joining WKY, where he covered city hall and the state capitol. He became news director in 1976, leading an award-winning staff. He was regional broadcast executive with UPI in Dallas, worked at KDNT in Denton and returned to Oklahoma City at KTOK in 1991. He restarted WKY’s news department in 1994. He’s also worked for Fox Channel 25 and as news anchor at KMGL-FM and KOMA-AM.