Lions to host former radio personality

“Roy D. Mercer” to visit June 29

The Okmulgee Lions Club will host former radio personality Brent Douglas on Tuesday, June 29.

Douglas, also known as Roy D. Mercer, will be the guest at the meeting which begins at 12 noon at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 1314 E. 6th Street.

If you wish to eat lunch, you must make your reservation by Friday, June 25. Call Dean Craig at 918-756-1235, Ron Martin at 918-756-5663 or Mike Morrison at 918-759-7633. The cost of the meal is $9.

Roy D. Mercer is a fictional character created by disc jockeys Douglas and Phil Stone on radio station KMOD-FM in Tulsa. Douglas, who performs Mercer's voice, uses the character as a vehicle for comedy sketches in which he performs prank calls. Twelve Roy D. Mercer albums have been released, all on Capitol Records Nashville or Virgin Records Nashville.

 

The Roy D. Mercer character was created in 1993. Initially, they used the character on comedy sketches for the radio station. By 1997, Capitol Records Nashville began issuing the sketches on compact disc.Twelve Roy D. Mercer compilation albums have been released on the Capitol and Virgin Records labels. A Virgin Records Nashville executive noted Mercer's early albums managed to sell between 250,000 and 300,000 copies, primarily due to word of mouth, without any promotion to consumers or radio airplay of the album tracks.