P.A. 'Buddy' Sugg became General Manager, John Haberlan the Sales Manager, Bob Olson the Operations Manager, Ken Smith a production supervisor, Norm Bagwell the Business Manager, and Dick John became News Director.
The newscast took a more professional look because Dick John had the experience at WKY.
got an opportunity to go to New York in 1958, to do news on WNBC-TV (morning cut-ins on 'The Today Show').
gave them a month's notice, and I went right down there.
I didn't move the family the first day, but stayed in a motel for two or three weeks.
I overlapped with Dick
for about two weeks and observed what they were doing and participated in it.
I did the noon news for the first two weeks while Dick
was still there, and then took over the six o'clock news."
Could you tell me about the staff you inherited from Dick John?
and outgoing News Director Dick John on the phone
was doing the 6pm, and there was not a third anchor person.