The OAB Board of Directors recently elected Programmer, Air-Talent, and Owner-Manager Lee Anderson, along with Sports Director, Play-by-Play Announcer and Network Television Entrepreneur Chris Lincoln.
Programmer, Air-Talent, Owner-Manager, Community Servant
Since 1965, Lee Anderson has been the driving force for Radio in McAlester. Lee has been the award-winning morning host of KNED-AM and then KCMO-FM from 1964 to 2019. He was also the Program Director of his dominant stations from 1967 to 2001 while also serving as the Chief Engineer from 1972-1986. Lee continues as the General Manger of the four-station cluster which serves Southeastern Oklahoma.
Lee’s extensive background and commitment to McAlester Radio led to his becoming the Managing Partner and an Owner of the radio stations in 2005. His leadership of Southeastern Oklahoma Radio LLC (KMCO-FM, KTMC-FM, KNED-AM, KTMC-AM) allows the stations to continue the tradition of ratings success, business excellence, and community involvement.
Throughout his illustrious career in Radio, Lee has advanced numerous community initiatives. He has been a member of his local school board for 46 years and been very active in his Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the McAlester Industrial and Economic Board. Lee has also served on the OAB Board of Directors and was our Chairman in 2010. Lee Anderson personifies everything a broadcaster should be—a Communicator, an Entrepreneur, and a Public Servant.
Sports Director, Play-By-Play Announcer, Network Television Entrepreneur
Chris Lincoln has excelled in all aspects of Sports Broadcasting. As Tulsa’s dominate Sports Director from 1974-1981 at KTUL TV (Channel 8) Chris defined the position while also hosting The Barry Switzer Coaches show. His talents were recognized by ABC Television, and starting in 1976 he did play-by-play for ABC’s regional college football and basketball games. He would later go on to do play-by-play for ESPN while still driving the local sports success of KTUL.
With Chris’s drive and enthusiasm, he left KTUL in 1981 to be the co-founder of Winner Communications. Winnercomm would become the largest independently owned sports production company producing over 1000 hours per year of live sports programming that ran on over 13 television networks. Winnercomm also owned and operated the revolutionary aerial cameras: Skycam and Cablecam. Eventually Winnercomm would employ 200 people in Tulsa and over a thousand independent contractors around the country. At Winnercomm, Chris took his programming chops to the pinnacle of Horse Racing events and has been dubbed the “Voice of The Thoroughbreds,” where he logged over 10 million airline miles covering the horse racing industry in 48 states and over 22 countries internationally.
Chris and his business partner Jim Wilburn sold Winnercomm in 2006 and Chris returned to his roots once again as the Sports Director of KTUL from 2007 through 2012. His love for Tulsa and his commitment to Excellence in Sports programming continue to this day as he is active as the producer and co-host of the statewide weekly show Oklahoma Sportscene. For over 45 years, Chris Lincoln has excelled in televised sports while continuing to call Oklahoma his home base.
Anderson and Lincoln will be honored during the OAB Annual Convention on Friday, April 3, at the River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa. You may purchase tickets for Chris Lincoln’s induction ceremony here. For tickets to Lee Anderson’s induction, contact Nancy Struby at (405) 848-0771 or firstname.lastname@example.org.