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Jerry Pippin always wanted to be in broadcasting. He started hanging out at KBIX and KMUS, the two local radio stations in his home town of Muskogee, Oklahoma when he was in Junior High School. Finally after a couple of years, they got tired of him being a groupie, and gave him a job as one of the youngest announcers in the history of radio station KBIX. Radio was good to him, and he continued working full time and attended Northeastern State University in nearby Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
In 1961, he joined the US Army where he was stationed in the San Francisco Bay area. The San Francisco area was a hot bed of stand- up comedy in those years, and Jerry was exposed to stand-up for the first time. He now had two loves, radio and performing.
After the Army, he returned to KBIX in Muskogee, and in 1967 he became part-owner and manager of KMMM-FM. Jerry did not like the business end of radio, and he enjoyed performing, so he sold the radio station, and returned to California to work in the Los Angeles market and pursued an acting/comedy career.
He continued broadcasting and in 1972 he was named Billboard magazine’s “Disc Jockey of the Year.”
Stand-up comedy took center stage in his life in the 1980s. He played almost every major comedy club venue in the country as part of the comedy team of Pippin and Sessions and ultimately owned and operated Comedy Clubs in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Little Rock, Arkansas; Lincoln, Nebraska and Arlington, Texas. He also syndicated the Comedy Minute that was heard on radio stations throughout the country.
By 1987, Pippin had decided to get out of the comedy club business and return to broadcasting because of a lucrative offer from KVEG in Las Vegas to do another stint as an interview show host. He enjoyed the bright lights and excitement of Las Vegas, and hosted a nationwide interview show originating from the entertainment capitol.
His syndicated show was broadcast first on the Independent Broadcasters Network, then Talk America, and later on his own ad hoc network that claimed over a 189 affiliates, many in major markets such as Phoenix, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City and Tampa.
In 1998, Jerry returned to his home town in Oklahoma to do syndication radio projects. He was offered a chance to work at the legendary Oldies station, KOMA, in Oklahoma City, and later he would also do a show on KOOL-FM ( KQLL) in Tulsa, an Oldies station. Clear Channel owners of KQLL wanted an exclusive agreement and Jerry refused, therefore, ending his Tulsa/Oklahoma City commute on the Turner Turnpike.
Jerry then packaged his own eclectic radio show, The Jerry Pippin Show, in 1999, using elements of news/talk, oldies and personality radio on KBIX in Muskogee, which was streaming its signal over the Internet.
In 2000, he added the now highly successful UFO, Paranormal and Elvis content and programming to the mix.
His Memories of the 20th Century programs received special recognition from the Oklahoma Broadcasters Association.
He also received the 2003 Trail lazer Award at the Fourth Annual Bare Bones International Independent Film Festival, for promoting Arts and Entertainment.
This opened the door to implementing a successful Internet radio project - this web site and its associated on-demand 24/7 programming, that has grown to reach well over a million listeners around the world.