KOTV was the 19th television station to be built in the U.S. and the second in Oklahoma, having signed on the air on Oct. 15, 1949. With the recent construction and relocation of KOTV to the Brady Arts District, the station is now a short distance from where the OKPOP museum will be built.
The OKPOP Museum is planned as a 75,000-square-foot, four-story building dedicated to the creative spirit of Oklahoma's people and the influence of Oklahoma artists on popular culture around the world. The underlying theme of the interactive museum will be “Crossroads of Creativity” in the fields of music, film, television, theater, pop art, comic books, literature and humor.
With approval of a $42.5 million bond issue by the Oklahoma Legislature, the OKPOP Museum could open as early as 2017.
To see a selection of video clips from the Griffin Communications donation, go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7-2YDLx0QE.