Richard Clifton Corner

October 13, 1927February 14, 2014

Richard Clifton Corner passed away in Pomona, California where he had been having an adventure visiting his family for the holiday season. He fell ill and remained in Pomona Valley Community Hospital and Casa Colina Rehab Center before succumbing to pancreatic cancer after 83 days. He left us on one of his favorite holidays February 14, 2014, at 11:58 am. Richard will rest between his parents Mayme Williams Corner and Floyd C. Corner. He is survived by his wife Bette Woodward Corner, his three children by marriage, Paul and Adrienne DeAngelis of Edmond, Allison Martin and John Martin of California, his beloved only grandson, Zachary David Martin, and lastly his canine daughters Foxxy and Katina Noel Corner. Special thanks to Matt Harrison, Allison’s sweetheart, for his generosity and compassionate care during Richard’s illness. Funeral Services will be 2:00pm, Monday, March 10, 2014 at Crossings Community Church. Interment to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Arrangements under the direction of Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors, Oklahoma City, OK.


  • Funeral Service Monday, March 10, 2014
  • Committal Service Monday, March 10, 2014
  • Visitation Friday, March 7, 2014

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Melissa & David Thompson

March 11, 2014

Today's service was a Beautiful Tribute to a Wonderful Man! I'm so sorry we missed you. David and I came to the foyer to find you, but we somehow missed you. Dottie wanted you to know she is praying for you and wanted to be there so much, but Daniel is on Spring Break and they were out of town.

I loved everything that was said about Richard! I'm SOOO Glad he found you and you found him for these last 17 years!!!

David and I send our love and prayers to you...

Melissa & David Thompson

March 11, 2014


We went to the foyer to find you after the beautiful service this afternoon

Justin Stonehocker

March 10, 2014

Personally, I owe a great amount of my personal success in life to the kindness and generosity of Richard Corner. It was a distinct pleasure and an honor to get to work with such a professional and fine human being.

Gail Merki

March 8, 2014

It was an honor and privilege to have known Richard. He was a kind, companionate, considerate and loving man! He was a true gentleman who loved his family and friends completely! Thanks for loving us Richard! We will miss you!

Love always, Gail and John Merki

Joe Geoffrey

March 7, 2014

I found this link to Richard's memories of OKC Radio History, thanks to Jon Spence, At about 27 minutes in Richard is recalling the KLTE (K-Lite) Days. What a storied time in OKC radio history. Kevin McCormick (McCornchex) was hosting mornings with a cast of characters only radio can do - parodies of all the most recognizable local celebrities. From furniture store owners (The Mathis Brothers - Mattress Brothers) to TV news anchors. Priceless stuff. One of our first contests was to "teach the parrot to say K-Lite". We had a parrot (with a microphone and speaker suspended above the cage) in the studio and hourly we would invite listeners to call-in and try to teach the parrot to say K-Lite. Funny stuff. Later we gave away a royalty interest in a real Oklahoma oil well. Drilling was underway by a company run by Bob Mills (the furniture guy). The well didn't come-in but, the ratings and revenue did! (This was 1980-81 when the patch was booming.) Richard and I had the opportunity to travel to London as part of a travel package arranged with a local travel agent and Braniff Airlines which K-Lite sponsored. Richard was the ideal assistant to owner Ken Dowe and the rest of the "creative team" as it was his attention to detail and systems that allowed the rest of us to spend our time focusing on "what did you do on-the-air today?".

Dick Floyd

March 7, 2014

Richard...a true friend and ally to KKNG's Marc McLean and me in his help with its beginning back in 1972. He was one of the nicest, most trustworthy and talented broadcasters I have ever had the good fortunate to know and learn from...a true credit to the business. The prayers of the Floyd family are with you at this difficult time.

March 7, 2014

J. Robertt Dark

March 7, 2014

I recall doing Spring Lake Amusement Park spots with Gentleman John Brooks at KFNB while Richard handled the engineering. We would make our way to the First National Bank (FNB) building and take the elevator to the 11th floor, if I recall correctly. Richard always had the perfect music. He would reach into what seemed like an endless library of LPs and find just the right cut to complete the spot. Always friendly and extremely capable. A true pioneer in the business.

Marilyn Andarakes

March 7, 2014

I was fortunate to work with Richard at my very first radio job. I consider it a true blessing to have been able to learn from him so much about radio. He shared so much of his knowledge with me and was such a kind and gentle man. I am sure he is now sharing all his knowledge there in heaven and running the radio station up there!

Greg Moore

March 7, 2014

In the all-too-brief times I was fortunate enough to watch Richard work, it was clear he had a boundless love for broadcasting and the voice medium as a whole. His enthusiasm was matched only by his expertise. He was someone who took great pride in his considerable skills and encouraged others to give their utmost as well. Not much more you can ask of anyone who was such a visionary. God speed, Richard. Ps 116:15.