Tribute to Danny Williams, an Old Friend. Published in This and That Newsletter by Butch Bridges.

2 21 2013 danny Williams

A Weekly Publication

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Vol 17  Issue 839      Circulation 5,000       February 21, 2013

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Ardmore, Oklahoma 73402

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Oklahoma’s greatest radio and TV broadcaster, and a legend in his own time, passed away this week in Oklahoma City. One of my first memories of Danny Williams was watching him on our black and white TV when he did his 3-D Danny kid’s show.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YdxWJKOCHI

And I will never forget his antics when Danny was the announcer for his Live Wrestling Show from the stockyards coliseum in OKC in the 60s. I searched the internet trying to find one of those old episodes, but couldn’t find any online.

Below is a great information site on Danny Williams and his career starting in the 40s.

http://www.dddynamo.com/main.html

Below is a link to Danny’s guest on his last day on the air, John Bennett.  Most of you will remember Oklahoma Chef John Bennett submitting his fruit and nut cake recipe last November.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xklM3LikLfw

Danny’s last broadcast after 61 years in the business was on August 28, 2008.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc2jimUZQ78

The following is a link to an interview Danny Williams did just a couple years before his death. This interview is about an hour long, but it is the most interesting interview you’ll ever listen to, as he answers questions his about his start in broadcasting and continuing to present day, some very serious, and some comical with a laugh or two. I got several chuckles out of Danny’s interview, and felt like I was right there with him. I really loved this interview.

http://www.voicesofoklahoma.com/danny_williams.html

Family members said friends and fans are welcome to attend a special memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Oklahoma Historical Society to celebrate his life and career.

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