OKLAHOMA CITY - Former WKY meteorologist Harry Volkman, 89, who had been ill, has passed away.
Volkman is credited with being the first person to broadcast a public tornado alert on in 1952.
Although it was against the rules of the government, Volkman issued the first official televised tornado warning right here at NewsChannel 4 when it was known as WKY-TV.
He stayed in Oklahoma City for a decade before he moved to Chicago where he dominated television ratings for years and worked for several stations include WGN.
Volkman was known for his kind manner.
— Robert Feder (@RobertFeder) August 21, 2015
In July, his son Eddie posted this message on Facebook when his father became ill and had be hospitalized in Chicago.
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