In 2000, Danny was the Best Colorful Character in The Oklahoma Gazette.
In June 2000, Danny was interviewed, and became a part of the remarkable biography of Mary Hart shown September 11, 2000 on A&E Biography.
Danny received a Lifetime Achievement Award October 20, 2001 from the American Women in Radio and Television.
Arnold Hamilton of The Dallas Morning News interviewed Danny for an article that appeared December 2003.
March 13, 2006
Danny Williams officially donated his
3 D Danny wardrobe to the
Oklahoma History Center
Danny's picture was on the front page of The OKLAHOMAN the next day, March 14th, along with Congresswoman Mary Fallin and Dr. Bob Blackburn, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Historical Center.
For Danny's 80th birthday, longtime friend and professional journalist, Joan Gilmore wrote a wonderful article about Danny and his birthday tribute-roast of April 2007, in the Journal Record . . . Vicki Clark and Leland Gourley also featured Danny and the festivities in their Friday newspaper. Gilmore and Gourley were on the birthday-roast panel along with Kerry Robertson, Anita Bryant, Mayor Mick Cornett, Bob Barry, Dr. Jim Little, Sheriff Whetzel, Vance Harrison, Chuck Dunaway; by tape: Mary Hart, Burns Hargis & Mike Turpen, Vince Orza, John Ferguson and Gary England.
The annual KOMA Fan Jam featured a major tribute to Danny, August 9, 2008. Danny Williams was proud to be with the powerful and legendary KOMA radio station. His show was consistently rated number one or two in their target audience. Together, Danny and KOMA had the number one "Classic Hits" morning show in the United States of America - playing the best of the 60's and 70's!
Then . . . after 61 years in radio . . . on August 29, 2008 . . . Danny Williams retired from daily radio broadcasting and the morning show on KOMA. Numerous fans and friends called, emailed, wrote notes and articles, or showed up at the station . . . . to say in an individual manner . . . "Thanks for the Memories" . . . . . .
August 25, 2008 Danny was once again, on the front page of The OKLAHOMAN . . . a marvelous article by Mel Bracht depicting his career throughout the decades.
October 3, 2008, Danny Williams was awarded the first star on the Renda Walk of Fame.
Since May 1, 1950, Danny Williams has done 5 shows a week either on radio or TV or both. For 58 years he was a feature of Oklahoma Broadcasting (3 in Texas). He is the best known, most loved, most hated broadcast personality ever to work in the state of Oklahoma.
"I feel very fortunate, I've had so much help, so much opportunity, and so much fun. I really do love the people of Oklahoma!”