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  • Feb 9, 1934
    Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys begin a 24-year stint on Tulsa's KVOO
    Mar 25, 1935
    Steel guitarist Leon McAuliffe leaves The Light Crust Doughboys to join Bob Wills' Texas Playboys in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In the process, he gets a raise from less than $10-a-week to $30. On KVOO that night, McAuliffe debuts "Steel Guitar Rag"
    May 9, 1942
    With World War II raging, Tommy Duncan, lead singer for Bob Wills' Texas Playboys, tells Tulsa's KVOO listeners goodbye and joins the Army. Wills subsequently replaces Duncan with Leon Huff
    Oct 14, 1999
    Vince Gill is inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in Muskogee, along with fiddler Byron Berline, guitarist Barney Kessel and Tulsa radio station KVOO
    May 9, 2002
    The Journal Broadcast Group announces Tulsa's KVOO-AM will switch from a country format by the end of May, becoming talk station KFAQ. The station was a launching pad for western swing icon Bob Wills and Johnny Bond, among others
    Oct 27, 2005
    The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame inducts Toby Keith, plus guitarist Tommy Allsup, KVOO disc jockey Billy Parker, The Ventures' Bob Bogle and Nokie Edwards and Cain's Ballroom during a ceremony at the Muskogee Civic Center

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