An Oklahoma broadcasting legend has died. OETA Movie Club host BJ Wexler died at the age of 83, a friend of Wexler's confirmed to News 9.
The news was first reported by The Lost Ogle early Thursday night.
From the OETA website:
Born and raised in Buffalo, Wexler planned to follow his father Sam’s footsteps into real estate. However, at the University of Buffalo, B.J.’s plans to join the family business were put on permanent hold when he began working for his college radio station, which would lead to a 50-year career in broadcasting.
In the fall of 1976, B.J. arrived in Oklahoma as program director for KTOK Radio. In addition to his daily radio show, B.J. also produced the University of Oklahoma pre- and postgame football broadcasts. B.J. joined OETA in 1983, first as co-host of the Festival and Augustfest pledge drives, then, of course, as host of the OETA Movie Club. Wexler and his wife Anne have two children, Dave Wexler and Cindy Costa both of Oklahoma City.
The OETA Movie Club features classic films, celebrity photos submitted by Oklahomans from across the state, little-known movie trivia and fan-favorite fresh popcorn. The show has been a Saturday night staple on OETA for more than 25 years and is among the most popular of all OETA programs.
Wexler hosted the OETA Movie Club from 1988 until 2018.