Dick Pryor Speaking at SWOSU on April 9

Dick Pryor Speaking at SWOSU on April 9

Dick Pryor, general manager of KGOU Radio, will speak Tuesday, April 9, at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

The public is invited to the 7 p.m. talk in the Memorial Student Center. Admission is free.

Pryor’s talk is being sponsored by the SWOSU Department of Art, Communication and Theatre.

SWOSU Professor Dr. Lisa M. Boyles said Pryor heads up KGOU, which serves more than one million Oklahomans with news, public affairs and entertainment programming.

Pryor has more than 40 years of experience in television, radio, public relations, law and government service. He began his career at KGOU as a student at the University of Oklahoma and returned in November 2016.

For 25 of his 34 years in television, Pryor served as deputy director, managing editor, anchor and host of news and public affairs series and programs for OETA, Oklahoma’s public educational television network. He has won numerous broadcasting awards, including three regional Emmy Awards.

In addition, Pryor has been a sports anchor/reporter and talk show host, public relations director and play-by-play announcer for Oklahoma City’s professional baseball team. As a lawyer, he has provided employment law counsel and business coaching to corporate executives, managers and human resource professionals.

A native of Norman, Pryor earned a B.A. in Journalism and a J.D. from the University of Oklahoma. In 2015, he was chosen a Distinguished Alumnus of the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at OU. Pryor was inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame in 2009.

For more information about the SWOSU program, contact Boyles at lisa.boyles@swosu.edu or 580.774.3241.