Billy Parker is arguably the most prominent air personality in the state of Oklahoma. Parker began his radio career in 1959 at KFMJ Tulsa OK and then worked at KFDI Wichita KS and KPLR Oklahoma City OK. He then left radio to become front man for Ernest Tubb's Texas Troubadours. After tiring of the road he retuned to radio in 1971 at KVOO Tulsa OK, and continued to record. In 1974 he was named Disc Jockey of the Year by the CMA. Parker was named Disc Jockey of the Year by the Academy of Country Music in 1975, 1977, 1978 and 1984. Billy Parker was inducted into the Country Music D J Hall of Fame in 1991. He was inducted into the Western Swing Hall of Fame in 1993 and awarded the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters' Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995.