The radio station will move to move to the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame | New

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A regional radio station has planned to leave its current location in Muskogee’s Arrowhead Mall soon and will move to its new studio inside the home of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, 401 S. Third St., from here the end of September.

These two icons of Oklahoma’s extraordinary music scene will soon be sharing the building and will have the opportunity to join forces in numerous events, projects, and more. Okie Country 101.7, part of the Payne Radio Group, has been a staple of entertainment in the area for many, many years.

“We are all very excited about this change,” said Cliff Casteel, longtime morning disc jockey and famed storm chaser. “The historic building and its perfect location, such a legacy.”

Casteel has enjoyed tremendous success for over 21 years. He also mentioned the tremendous synergy between these two entities and all that can be done in the future.

OMHOF executive director Tony Corbell said the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame’s primary mission “aligns perfectly with the efforts, style and personality” of the radio station, which is to promote , preserve and honor Oklahoma’s rich musical history.

“There is great internal excitement about this project at all levels, from staff members to the board team,” Corbell said. “OMHOF, as it is also known, has inducted into its Hall of Fame such great artists, Merle Haggard, legendary rock and roll guitarist Neal Schon of Journey and Santana, Grammy Award winner BJ Thomas, Roy Clark, Carrie Underwood, JJ Cale, Leon Russell, world-renowned songwriter Jimmy Webb, Vince Gill, the legendary Woody Guthrie, and many more incredibly talented musicians, songwriters, and accompanists.

The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame is filled with the rich history of Oklahoma artists past and present and is open for free hall and museum tours daily Tuesday through Saturday.

Since its opening in 1997, OMHOF has been dedicated to promoting, preserving and honoring Oklahoma’s rich musical history.

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