A native of Neosho, Missouri, Gene Allen is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. While still in school, he began a career in Broadcasting, writing copy and commercials for several small market radio stations in Oklahoma. With the advent of television, he joined the early staff of WKY-TV, first as a writer and then branching out to shooting news film and finally as a member of WKY-TV’S documentary team. During its ten y-ear existence the team won a number of state and national awards including one Emmy nomination. His previous publications include “Voices on The Wind” a history of early radio broadcasting in Oklahoma, and “The Quaker Sergeant’sWar”, the diary of a Civil War Quaker soldier.