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October 8, 2013

Veteran broadcaster to emcee Claremore Wall of Fame induction ceremony


Veteran television broadcaster and business executive Becky Dixon will emcee the Claremore Wall of Fame induction ceremony  Thursday at the J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum.
“Becky Dixon is renown for her various broadcasting positions from ‘ABC’s Wide World of Sports’ to the ‘Oklahomans’ specials, and more,” said Tanya Andrews, Wall of Fame committee member and director of Visit Claremore (formerly the Claremore Convention and Visitors Bureau). “Becky is a popular speaker and community leader. Her personality will add elegance to an already special evening for Claremore.”
The Claremore Wall of Fame will add former Claremore Mayor Elizabeth Gordon and former State Senate Pro Tem Stratton Taylor on Thursday. A reception will begin at 5 p.m. with the induction ceremony to follow at 6. 
Dixon, president and owner of Ayerplay Productions, Inc., began her groundbreaking career in broadcasting. 
Going from local television to the network level in just six years, Dixon may best be known to the more than 30 million viewers who watched her as co-host of ABC’s Wide World of Sports.   She began her broadcasting career at KTUL-TV in Tulsa, and was later hired by ABC Sports, becoming the first woman to host a network sports show. 
Along with Wide World of Sports, which she co-hosted with Frank Gifford, Dixon also covered the Super Bowl, Winter Olympics, World Gymnastics Championships and Triple Crown of Horse Racing. she has also worked for the Dallas Cowboys, hosting owner Jerry Jones’ weekly television show.  After her network broadcasting career, Dixon returned to Tulsa and formed Dixon Productions.  
In keeping with her penchant for building a career on firsts, Dixon launched her own television special, “Oklahomans,” which recently concluded its 22nd year of broadcasts. “Oklahomans” was the first statewide broadcast of its kind and for the past two decades has been instrumental in promoting achievements of Oklahomans in entertainment, politics, business and sports.  

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