Oklahoma City radio and television icon Danny Williams has died from complications following a heart attack in October, reports NewsOK.
He was 85.
Williams was one of the original 15 members of the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
His broadcasting career began in 1947 at a radio station in Austin, Texas. He was hired by WKY-4, an Oklahoma City television station, in 1950. That same year, “The Danny Williams Show” debuted. He played Spavinaw Spoofkin on the “Gismo Godkin Show” and was an announcer for “Live Wrestling” in his first years at the station, according to NewsOK.com.
In 1953, “The Adventures of 3-D Danny” debuted. Williams became known as Dan D. Dynamo for the series, which he wrote, starred in and produced. He also played character parts, including Xavier T. Willard, on the “Foreman Scotty Show” in 1960.
Starting in 1967, he hosted “Dannysday,” a daytime talk and variety program, for 17 years.
He completed his career hosting the morning show on KOMA from 1992 to 2008.
He retired in 2008 from his morning show on KOMA. Bouts of vertigo convinced him it was time to retire.
Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at the Oklahoma History Center.
Williams, a devout Christian since age 12, was also fond of telling callers to his morning radio show, “God bless you!” and “I love you. Pass it on.”
“I’ve got a heckuva track record. But it’s not me, it’s just luck. The Lord has blessed me, because I don’t even know what I’m doing,” he told The Oklahoman in August 2008.
Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fans.