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Posted: 10:26 a.m. Monday, March 7, 2011

KRMG's John Filbeck

John Filbeck Studio Pic
John Filbeck Studio Pic

As a child, when John Filbeck listened to Paul Harvey in the car with his Dad everyday, he had one thought - "That's what I want to do."

Filbeck grew up in Sapulpa, attended Sapulpa Public Schools and was an active member of the schools band program. He followed KRMG's activities while growing up from The Great Raft Race, to the Kennel of Care, to the Tulsa Mountains. He never knew radio without the local voices of talkers like John Erling and Richard Dowdell.

After high school, he went to the University of Oklahoma, majored in journalism, and was a member of the Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band. He met the girl who would later become his wife while playing in the marching band at OU. While in college, he got his first broadcast gig, as a storm chaser for civil defense and a few area stations. All he wanted to do for a career was to work at KRMG, and after school, that dream came true as Filbeck returned to Tulsa, and arrived at the studio doors of KRMG.

During his time at KRMG, Filbeck has been a part of every daypart from the drive home to mornings to traffic reporting. He continues to keep in touch with his first radio thrill, reporting on severe weather in Oklahoma, as one of KRMG's primary storm chasers.

In January 2008, Filbeck and his wife Cindy (after years of waiting) were blessed with a baby girl... Evie. Most of their spare time is spent with her. Filbeck says, "I wish I could say that I have this "Dad Thing" figured out. I'm still in training and working on it. I am having a lot of fun learning with my daughter." Filbeck and Cindy also enjoy playing their instruments in their church and other area bands. They are active supporters of area high school bands and The Pride of Oklahoma. Filbeck enjoys playing games with his daughter, working in his yard and gardens at home and running out into the storms whenever they arrive.

You can catch John Filbeck's traffic reports whenever you are in your car; during your drive to work, and for your drive home with NewsTalk KRMG's Team Traffic.

 
 

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