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2013 Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame 

Inductees with governor Fallin
April 11, 2013Induction Ceremony (click here for event photos)

Inductees and Bios

Ida Blackburn

2013 WHOF Inductee

Ida “B,” a pioneer in early television, was born August 18, 1929, as Ida Mae Turley of Ninnekah, Oklahoma. After attending schools in Chickasha and Chandler, she studied music in college and taught music in the public schools until 1958 when she auditioned for the role of “Miss Ida,” the local host of the syndicated children’s show, Romper Room. With a knack for connecting with viewers through the new medium of television, Ida would remain on the air until 1975 with shows such as At Home with Ida B, The Ida B Show, and Dateline Hollywood. On the national stage, she was a pioneer in local-market coverage of movies and television shows with interviews captured both on location and at the studios. When local time slots were taken by network programming, Ida joined the sales staff at KOCO-TV and quickly became the top salesperson. Other accomplishments include record-breaking promotion of concerts; modeling, singing, and acting; and the creation of the Ida B Agency, one of the first public relations and advertising firms in Oklahoma owned by a woman. She is married to the former cowboy and zoo director, Bird Dog Rogers, and is the proud mother of two children, Bob and Betty, and the grandmother of Beau, Shay, Lindsay, and Chris. Ida lives in Oklahoma City, the community she has served for more than 50 years.


Elaine Dodd

2013 WHOF Inductee


Linda Haneborg

2013 WHOF Inductee



Lou Kerr

2013 WHOF Inductee


Nancy Miller

2013 WHOF Inductee



Terri Watkins

Terri Watkins 2013 WHOF Inductee










Last Modified on 03/25/2014