Frosty Troy

Journalist and Editor

Forrest J. “Frosty” Troy was the founding editor of the Oklahoma Observer. A member of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame, Frosty has covered state and national politics, government and social issues for a half century. As nationally acclaimed speaker, he spoke on his three favorite topics: the free enterprise system, education and politics. Before launching the Observer as an independent commentary journal, he headed both state capitol and Washington newspaper bureaus. Under his leadership, the Observer won more than four dozen journalism awards.

For his vigorous defense of public education across America, Frosty received the Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award, an honor he shared with the late Peter Jennings of ABC News. Frosty personified the Oklahoma Observer’s motto: To comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.

Frosty Troy’s other honors included the National Champion of Children Award, the National and Oklahoma Friend of Education awards, Scouting’s God and Country Award, the First Amendment Award, the PTA’s Distinguished Service to Children Award and the American Legion’s Patriotism Award.

Arnold Hamilton purchased the Oklahoma Observer September 2006.

Frosty Troy, a member of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame and nationally acclaimed advocate for public education.

Program Credits:
Frosty Troy — Interviewee
John Erling — Interviewer
Mel Myers — Announcer

Honest Media
Mel Myers — Audio Editor

Müllerhaus Legacy Website Team
Douglas Miller — Art Director
Mark DeMoss — Webmaster
Laura Hyde — Upload Coordinator

Date Created: November 30, 2011

Date Published: March 9, 2015

Notes: Recorded by John Erling in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Digital Audio Sound Recording, Non-Music.

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