Tom Muchmore

Inducted: 2013

TOM MUCHMORE (1950- ) is the third-generation publisher of The Ponca City News and The Tonkawa News. He also owns and is manager of WBBZ Radio and president of, an Internet provider. He graduated from Ponca City Senior High School and earned a BBA degree from OU. He’s involved in a multitude of professional organizations in Oklahoma and has served as chairman of the Ponca City Area Chamber of Commerce and other civic organizations. He is currently a trustee on the Lew Wentz Foundation at OSU and a member of the OSU Student Media Board. Muchmore received Ponca City’s Outstanding Citizen Award in 2001. He served as president of the Oklahoma Press Association in 1997, and was given OPA’s highest honor, the Milt Phillips Award, in 2009.