Louisiana born, but Oklahoma bred. Lee Matthews has been in the radio business since 1982 both behind the mike, behind the scenes and in most all formats. "Talk Radio is my favorite format because it is the one format left that still reaches the listener one on one", Lee said.
One of Lee's favorite charities is the Leukemia Lymphoma society. "Working with the late Mark Shannon tought me a lot about living. If dancing around Bricktown stark naked would help raise money to find a cure for that terrible disease then I'll do it!". Frequently you will see Lee running in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, and other local races, in Mark's honor raising money for the cause.
Lee's other hobbies include cooking, music, scuba diving, model railroading, antique clocks, and playing the ukulele. "Nothing bad can happen to you when you are playing a ukulele", he said.
Lee's mom is from Louisiana, but his father and father's family hails from Seminole and Maud; which is why you will frequently hear him reference it on the air. "I have a grand aunt that once said at a gathering, 'Maud, I sure do love that little town!' and it has become a family joke I use on the air".
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A couple of days ago I told you about David Wtihrow, who accidently brought a gun to school and was expelled and charged with a fellony.
I mentioned the kid should dig deep, admit he broke a rule, and take his punishment. The only thing he was really guilty of was not being very clever hiding his gun. Today we learn he will have a happy ending.
This morning a group of Mothes Against Gun Violence were marching outside the Matthews Office Building. (MOB).
What they protesting? Why were they there? What did Lee Matthews say to make them so mad? We have yet to find out. Calls to their office were met with a recording the phone had been disconnected.
E-Mail From Diane:
Lee, Sorry to bother you on this but I hear nothing about the Wall Street occupiers which we had rammed down our throats for about 18 months. I assume they ran out of sick, annual & professional leave. How were they supported & how was their money delivered? Gosh, can you imagine telling your boss you need a few months off for a camping trip? You know they'd watch to see if you took a couple boxes of toilet paper from the supply closet.
favorite enemy, DeAnn
Good question Diane. Most members of the movement didn’t have sick or annual and professional leave because most of them didn't have jobs! They 1- were still in school and living off student loans or trust funds, 2-just out of school, looking for work and living off student loans or trust funds, or 3-had lost their job and were back in school living off student loans or trust funds. It sounds like I’m making a joke but I’m not.
The Obama campaign launched a massive behind the scenes effort to organize this movement using social media, inticing them with a policy of forgiven student loans, cheap housing, and taxes on evil companies that don't pay enough and are not hiring them. It worked. The movement motivated those that don't normally pay attention to politics to register to vote; and vote for Obama. Now the goal has been reached, there is no longer a need for them.
Many on Facebook and other sites are expressing their outrage at this story.
An Eagle Scout faces felony gun charges because he forgot about his shotgun in his car. When he went to the office to call Mom to ask her to come get it, he was overheard and imediately charged with a gun felony. The kid did his Senior project on gun safety.
Whereas I understand the idiocy of felony charges being filed, the lack of common sense when it comes to no exception gun free zones, and a complete lack of criminal intent in this case, I think the kid should take his medicine. If you are an active shooter and done your Senior project on gun safety you would know how strict gun laws are, the penalties of certain gun laws, not to bring your gun on school grounds at all costs, and finally not to admit it if you did!