Will Payne on K95.5
|Kids:||Jarred McKinley and Hayes|
Started in radio with my father in the early 70's. Click here to see my first on air picture My father Bill Payne started his first FM radio station in our home in the mid 60's. So I guess you could say I was born into the business. Luckly, FM did make it and we moved into a house without a radio station in the garage. (Nothing worse then sharing a bathroom with a bunch of DJ's) In 1980 we moved to Tulsa, OK. and I worked with Dad on Sunday's. We hosted the "Bill and Will show" for many years and when I was 16 the Will Payne show was born! (5am-6am Sunday Mornings) Later it was just Will on the "Bill and Will show", then I was moved to afternoons (when the afternoon jock didn't show up), and the worked nights during my first year in college. I left for Oklahoma City and then to Stillwater for college. Taking a break from college in 1995 I moved to KITX, Hugo, OK. Then finished school at Southeastern Oklahoma State in 1999 with a Bachelors of Business Administration.
|Hobbies:||My biggest hobby is muscle cars! I still own my first! A 1973 Mustang Convertible...|
|Awards:||2014 Texas Regional Radio Awards Personalities of the year. "Best of the Best" DJ award sponsored by The Hugo Daily News . Five time Oklahoma Association Broadcasters non-metro Radio personality of the year! Six time finalist for the National Association of Broadcaster coveted Marconi Award. In 2002 selected as a nominee for the Academy of Country Music DJ of the year. Two time Oklahoma Governors Award. Friend of 4-h Award. 1990 4-H State and National Public Speaking award winner.|
|Stuff:||You can never have enough cool gadgets!|
|Closing:||"Make the Best Better"|