William A. Weaver
OAB Hall of Fame
Inducted 2013

 

From his on-air broadcast of the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941 until his retirement in 1988, Bill Weaver was the driving force of KGFF Radio in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Bill was the General Manager of KGFF for 33 years, and was the strongest possible advocate of community radio. Bill’s station empowered the community and allowed the area to share information while giving everyone a voice.

Bill was Shawnee Radio. Even as the General Manager, he maintained an on-air presence and kept local listeners informed by giving his take on social and political insights and providing weekly editorials and personal commentaries. Bill’s sense of community purpose also meant he donated his time to numerous Shawnee initiatives, where his personal involvement and that of KGFF was so instrumental. Bill was also very active in the advancement of the broadcasting industry and we were honored to have him as the Chairman of the OAB in 1968.