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Dick Wilson to Receive 2013 Truman Special Recognition Award
April 10, 2013

Independence resident Dick Wilson will receive the Harry S. Truman Special Recognition Award for 2013.  Wilson will be given the award during the ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday, May 3 to present Admiral Mike Mullen with the Harry S. Truman Public Service Award.

The public is invited to the ceremony on the steps of the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum, 500 W. U.S. Highway 24, and the reception immediately following, which will be held in the lobby.  In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be in the Library’s auditorium.

Both awards are given to an outstanding public servant who best typifies and possesses the qualities of dedication, industry, ability, honesty and integrity that distinguished Harry S. Truman in his years of public service.

Dick Wilson is a life-long resident of the Kansas City Metropolitan area and has lived in Independence since 1973.  A familiar name to area residents, Wilson has been “on the air” in Kansas City media for 42 years from “The Dick and Jay Show” in the 70s on KY102 to 27 years as the morning show host on KCMO-FM.   He has hosted television projects for KSHB-TV and Dick Clark Productions. 

Wilson has worked with many local organizations including CAPA, Music Arts Institute and the Jackson County Family of the Year awards.  He has acted as MC for many Independence events including The Square holiday lighting ceremony, the Mayor’s Christmas program, the annual Independence Chamber of Commerce Banquet, and even the opening of a freeway exit at I-70 and Little Blue Parkway.  Across the metropolitan area, he has been MC at events for Powell Gardens, North Kansas City Centennial, Congregation Beth Shalom, the Plaza Lighting ceremony and numerous others. 

Dick and his wife Patti have been married for 39 years and have three children, Nicole, Miranda and Spencer.

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