Audio: Ol' Mike's Last Broadcast

From September of 1964 until June 4, 1999, “Ol’ Mike” Oatman held down the morning show on KFDI AM and FM, in addition to being station manager, CEO and co-owner of Great Empire Broadcasting with partner F.F. Mike Lynch. His final morning show turned into a tribute to his career, with a parade of well-wishers that included family, friends, staff, advertisers, civic officials, and Country artists.

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(voices in order of appearance)
Dan Dillon  
Ol’ Mike Oatman
Dugg Collins 
John Boy Speer 
Melissa Oatman w/Max&Maddie
Terry Nickl (Nickl Accounting) 
Billy Walker 
Fiddlin’ Frenchie Burke
Dan Dickgraffe 
Rob Johnston (Caldwell Co-op) 
Dave Shaffer (KSN) 
Keith Boscher 
Lou Cohen/John Wilcox (Shepler’s) 
Jane Oatman 
Dave Johnson (DaveJohnsonSales) 
Marty Johnson (Johnson Garden) 
Little Jimmie Dickens
Charlie Dick
Pat Merrill (Brews Brothers)
Terry Burford
Shane Minor
Rex Childs
Ken Fearnow
Craig Hogue (Southwestern Remodeling) 
Jim Hattan (Don Hattan Chevrolet)
Orville Mercer (MediaCo USA)
Jared Cerullo
Darrell Fletcher
Max Cross (Cross Auto Body)
Ron Eric Taylor/Jan Harrison (T95’s Breakfast Club)
Greg Bolin (Truck Stuff)
Nancy Blanks (The Cabinet Lady)
Larry Steckline 
County Commissioner Betsy Gwinn
Jerry Attaboy Adams
Doug Roland (Steamatic)
Ken Heinrich (Midwest Sewing)
Charlie Daniels
Johnny Western
Scott Crane (Black Canyon Grill)
Les Donovan (Donovan Auto)
Ron Huntsman
Mayor Bob Knight
Dave Freeman (KSN)
Alan Smith (Cheney Co-op)
Cowboy John Hefkin (Parks Motors)
Dell Reese (Kansas Kampers)
Community Bank of Wichita
Andy “O” Oatman
Sacred Heart HS Marching Band
John Wright
Buck Owens
Mike Lynch
Richard Oatman
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