Thursday, October 21, 2021

R.I.P.: Pat Campbell, Former Tulsa, Orlando Talker

Pat Campbell
Former radio talk show host Pat Campbell, died Wednesday from brain cancer.

Campbell, most recently was morning host on KFAQ 1170 AM in Tulsa (now sports KTSB). He joined KFAQ in 2008 after several years hosting at WFLF 540 AM in Olrnado.

He was a guest on Fox News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor, Fox and Friends, and Purity Products' weekend informercials, heard on stations all across the US.

Campbell was born in Erie, PA and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mercyhurst College. Formerly a math teacher, Campbell began his career in radio as a talk show caller. After listening to Rush Limbaugh during the 1991 Gulf War, he would then call a local liberal host who followed. Impressed with Campbell's ability to debate the host extemporaneously, he was offered a try-out as a result.

He was host of The Pat Campbell Show at WFLF 540 AM in Orlando from 2004-08. One of Campbell's interviews made the national spotlight when, in 2005, he interviewed Rep. Tom Tancredo, who suggested that Mecca should be bombed if the U.S. was attacked with nuclear weapons. Campbell was also a regular Friday guest of Tucker Carlson while the host was on MSNBC; he was also a frequent guest of television host Rita Cosby.

In 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Campbell was named one of Talkers Magazine's 250 most influential talk show hosts.

Oklahoma U-S Senator Jim Inhofe is mourning the loss of Campbell.

“I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and long-time radio personality, Pat Campbell. I will never forget how last summer, Pat called me up and told me he was working through his bucket list, and one of the items was that he had always wanted to fly upside down with me in my airplane. On September 5, 2020, Pat was able to cross that off his list, and I was honored to be a part of it.

Pat – always larger than life - had a profound impact on television and radio, proudly representing Tulsa and Oklahoma locally and nationally. Yet, more than being a pioneer for Conservative values in America, he was a friend. This loss will be felt for years to come. I am praying for peace for his loved ones during this difficult time.”

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