Three elected to OAB Hall of Fame

Wednesday, December 19th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ The Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters has elected three people to its hall of fame.

Gary England, chief meteorologist at KWTV in Oklahoma City; Bill Thrash, deputy director of the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority; and the late Bill Teegins will be inducted Feb. 22 at a banquet in Oklahoma City.

Teegins, sports director at KWTV and play-by-play voice of Oklahoma State football and basketball, was one of 10 men who died in a plane crash Jan. 27 in Colorado. Before joining KWTV in 1987, he was at KOTV in Tulsa and worked at radio and television stations in Amarillo, Texas.

England has been at KWTV the past 29 years. He has received numerous awards for his weather reporting and in 1997 received a Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award.

Thrash started his career at television station KTEN in Ada in 1955 and moved to Oklahoma City in 1972. He worked at KOCO-TV and KTVY (now KFOR), and has been deputy director at OETA since 1988.