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April 13, 2011

Rockabilly Queen Wanda Jackson to Appear on RSU Public TV Program

Oklahoma native Wanda Jackson, the Queen of Rockabilly, will be the guest on RSU Public Television's "Green Country Perspectives with Sam Jones," at 9 p.m. Friday, April 15.

Jackson, a singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist, had success in the mid-1950s and 1960s as one of the first popular female rockabilly singers and a pioneering rock and roll artist. She moved into mainstream country music later in her career. She presently is experiencing a resurgence in popularity among audiences of all ages.

During the program, Jackson will discuss her life, music and the personalities she worked with during here career, including Elvis Presley.

"Green Country Perspectives with Sam Jones" is a weekly series designed to promote public affairs, cultural understanding and the arts, hosted by veteran Tulsa news anchor Sam Jones. The program is in its fifth year on RSU Public Television. A new installment of the program airs at 9 p.m. each Friday, with repeats at 6:30 p.m. Sundays and 1 p.m. Wednesdays.

RSU Public Television broadcasts on digital channel 35.1 and 35.2, Tulsa and Claremore cable channel 19, Cable Channel 4 in Bartlesville and satellite channel 35 across northeastern Oklahoma.

RSU Public Television is licensed to Rogers State University and is the only public TV station operated by a university in Oklahoma. The station, based on the RSU campus in Claremore, reaches more than one million people within a 75-mile radius of the campus.

For more information about RSU Public Television visit their website at www.rsupublictv.org.