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