Mike Oatman at one time was co-owner of the largest chain of Country stations in America, yet continued to do a morning radio show. Oatman worked at KHEY, El Paso TX as an air personality, Program Director and Sales Manager between 1959 and 1965. He joined KFDI AM & FM, Wichita, KS. in 1965, where he hosted the morning show. With partner Mike Lynch he established Great Empire Broadcasting, Inc., owners and operators of KFDI AM & FM, KTTS AM & FM, Springfield MO, WOW AM& FM, Omaha NB, KVOO AM & FM Tulsa OK, KICT FM Wichita, KS, KCKI FM, Tulsa OK, KTLQ FM, Springfield MO, KYQQ, Wichita, KS and KLLS FM, Wichita. KS. Mike Oatman was inducted into the Country Music D J Hall of Fame in 1992. Oatman left the air on June 4, 1999 and passed away shortly thereafter.