Remembering Frosty Troy
Longtime journalist and former KOSU contributor Frosty Troy passed away Thursday morning in Oklahoma City, following an extended illness. He was 83.
As a soldier in the Korean War, he filed dispatches for his hometown newspaper, the McAlester News Capital. He later wrote for the Lawton Constitution, the Muskogee Phoenix, and the Tulsa Tribune.
With Troy as founding editor, The Oklahoma Observer began publishing on October 17, 1969. Troy would later purchase the monthly newspaper in 1970 with his wife Helen.
Troy was also an on-air contributor for KOSU for nearly two decades with a segment titled "Fridays with Frosty." He was also a regular contributor to OETA.
Troy was inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame in 1977. He was also won the Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award in 2008, which he shared with the late Peter Jennings of ABC News.
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Saddened to hear of the passing of longtime Oklahoma journalist Frosty Troy. https://t.co/7NL1ASwAqt— Governor Mary Fallin (@GovMaryFallin) January 20, 2017
Frosty Troy, a long-time political commentator on @KOSURadio has passed away. The #okleg won't be the same. https://t.co/jH3er11o6o— Mike in the Morning (@KOSUMichaelC) January 19, 2017
Sad day. Frosty was an institution. First journo to show me press gallery at OK Capitol and help me w/ first big political interview. :( https://t.co/e7Fx8HEBdu— snow wertz (@joewertz) January 20, 2017
I met Frosty Troy in 2006 during my first legislative session as a Capitol reporter (intern). He was amazing, so sharp and funny.— Dale Denwalt (@denwalt) January 19, 2017
Non-Okies will have no idea who he was, but we lost a strong proponent of press freedom and a good human this week in OKC. RIP Frosty Troy.— Greg Horton (@expastor) January 20, 2017
Frosty Troy was a champion for education and inspired me, as a candidate, citizen, & teacher. Peace be with him. https://t.co/vPE0jwxUpf— Michael Ross and Johnny 5 are Both Alive (@campfirewood) January 19, 2017
Frosty Troy's 1996 eulogy of Mike Synar epitomizes Troy's politics and style. https://t.co/v6xOjdVR5n— Michael Bates 🇺🇸🇬🇧🇦🇺🇳🇿🇮🇪 (@BatesLine) January 20, 2017
Frosty Troy spoke truth to power before speaking truth to power was cool.— Barry Friedman (@friedmanbs) January 19, 2017
He'll be missed. https://t.co/RCFQ1AAIdl
.@peterkwright Frosty Troy from October 17, 1973 from the @TheOklahoman photo morgue pic.twitter.com/NgaHntMki8— Rachel Mosman (@R_Elivabus) January 19, 2017
Another good Frosty Troy pic from January 19, 1961 in the @Oklahoman photo morgue at the #OHSphotoarch pic.twitter.com/IccUJv46O0— Rachel Mosman (@R_Elivabus) January 19, 2017
@okobs we were saddened to hear of Frosty Troy's death. Here he is (2nd from right). Our deepest condolences to his friends and family. pic.twitter.com/TzRIiz4s1y— Carl Albert Center (@CarlAlbertCtr) January 20, 2017