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Ryan Tate is now a “Financial Expert” and Fox News Contributor…

It looks like Fake Miss Oklahoma isn’t the only Oklahoman playing make-believe on Fox News. Tate Publishing CEO Ryan Tate appeared on the network twice this month under the guise of a “financial expert” to talk about how rising healthcare costs are hurting his family’s business.

Yep, you read that right. The nepotism product who’s best known for praying with, bullying and then firing 25 employees in a secretly recorded staff meeting is the same guy Fox News chose to be an ambassador for disgruntled right-wing small business owners across the country. Isn’t that awesome!?

So far, Ryan has appeared on two shows. On each of them, he’s blamed the health insurance price hikes on his stupid, lazy, moronic employees who voted for Barack Obama in the 2012 election. He claimed to know who those employees were, and as a result of their idiotic actions, Tate Publishing would have to fire people at its Mustang offices and out-source 50 more local jobs to the Philippines.

It’s very “dramastic.” Here are a couple of clips:

Alex Wehrely participated in an awkward Q&A with So6ix…

Alex Wehrely – the KSBI vixen who topped our 2013 list of the 20 Hottest Women in the Oklahoma City media – is allegedly featured on the cover of this month’s So6ix. If you don’t know what So6ix is, consider yourself lucky. It’s basically a free fashion advertorial that may or may not be written by contestants from Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader With Learning Disabilities. Seriously, it really is that bad. If you want to experience what it feels like to read the magazine, just try typing the word “So6ix” a couple of times. Do you feel icky, violated and want to take a bath? Well, that’s what it’s like to read So6ix.

Anyway, I’m pretty sure Alex is featured on the cover of the August issue. We think it’s her, but we’re not 100% sure. Here’s a normal pic of Alex that we used in our rankings:

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And this is the cover of So6ix:

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Uhm, is that Alex Wehrley or a model with an achy jaw pretending to be Alex Wehrley? I honestly can’t tell. It reminds me of the average person’s Facebook profile pic. Basically, it looks nothing like her. The only difference is that most people choose a Facebook pic that makes them look better and younger, not 10 years older.

If you think the pic is bad you have to read the Q&A. Based on the poor syntax, awful writing and unintentionally creepy tone of the questions, you have to think the interview was conducted by either Alex’s stalker, So6ix publisher Jack McBride, or that middle-aged Iranian dude who wears a white sports jacket and hits on all the girls at Groovy’s.

Here are some highlights. I can’t copy and paste so I had to use screenshots:

The new 107.7FM sports talk station will be called The Franchise…

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As you know, Tyler Media recently announced they are converting 107.7FM to a sports radio format. Back on August 1, we updated our Twitter followers to some of the developments.

Here’s the first tweet we sent out:

It looks like we were right…again. Earlier today, Tyler confirmed the station’s name and released the logo. They even got some guy to say the Franchise in a deep voice or something. Here’s a video of the logo:

So, is The Franchise a good name? I don’t know. I guess they could have gone with The Fan, The Ticket, The Score, The Game, The Jock, The Zone, etc, but just like the Franchise, those names are kind of generic and in use in other markets. I personally would have gone with The Drunk Heckler, but what do I know. One complaint I’ve heard is The Franchise is kind of long and doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, but then again, you can say the same about The Sports Animal. They seem to be doing okay.

In addition to other stuff reported on this site (Steely, Lump, and Rohde going; Rodgers staying; Traber “undecided”), here’s some other news about The Franchise:

Jonathan Conder is apparently returning to OKC…

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Warm up the cocoa. Check your tire tread. Hide your gardening clogs.

We’ve received several emails from Ogle Moles claiming that former KFOR meteorologist and hero Jonathan “Iceman” Condor is coming back to Oklahoma City. He will apparently be replacing Rusty McRanie as the new morning meteorologist for KOCO Channel 5.

We reached out to Jonathan to see what he had to say his return. He sent us this video:

Hehe! He said bitch.

You may remember Jonathan is the meteorologist who had the glorious on-air meltdown during the 2009 Christmas Blizzard, or as we now call it, the Christmas Blizzard that actually happened. During the event, he turned into a St. Bernard and patrolled N. Western saving, rescuing and lecturing stranded motorists about proper winter weather driving techniques and footwear. “J.C.” suffered from PTSD following the ordeal and let Lance West know about it.

Here’s the clip.

Here’s a retro video of Gary England teaching young padawans about tornados

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It’s been a 10 days since we broke the story about Gary England’s upcoming departure as our state’s Severe Weather Lord, Savior and Commander-in-Chief. Life has been partly cloudy with a chance of drizzle ever since.

If you’re like me, you’re probably in the “bargaining” stage of grief. For the past couple of days, I’ve found myself constantly thinking “David Payne can’t be bad,” or “At least Gary is staying on as the Vice-President of Weather Development.” That’s kind of depressing in its own right, but at least I’ve finally stopped pacing around my backyard shouting out random hail stone sizes. That was awkward, and I’m pretty sure the reason my crazy neighbor shot me with a pellet gun. Hopefully the reoccurring dream where Gary and I ride a luckdragon through the Arbuckle Mountains ends soon, too.

To help us in the recovery process (and help remind those from out-of-state why Lord England is an Oklahoma legend), here’s a YouTube clip of 1988’s “TV 9’s Weather Classroom with Gary England.” In it, Gary explains how tornadoes work to a bunch of kids who are either really bored or in total awe of his holiness.