Jim Johnson http://kgou.org en JFJO Celebrates 20 Years Of Experimental Jazz Odyssey http://kgou.org/post/jfjo-celebrates-20-years-experimental-jazz-odyssey <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Brian Haas has his own theory of relativity: Spending so much of his life in a van over the past twenty years has actually “folded time and space.”&nbsp;</span></p><p>“I’ve been moving faster and getting closer to the speed of light, which means time has been going by quicker, right?” Haas says.</p><p>2014 marks the 20th Anniversary of the <a href="http://www.jfjo.com/">Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey</a>, a band Haas took under his wing while attending the University of Tulsa.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:38:00 +0000 Jim Johnson 27482 at http://kgou.org JFJO Celebrates 20 Years Of Experimental Jazz Odyssey Graham Colton’s New Album Rekindles Old Feelings http://kgou.org/post/graham-colton-s-new-album-rekindles-old-feelings <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Recapturing one’s youth is the promise of many potions and product makers.&nbsp; But, for Oklahoma-born musician </span><a href="http://grahamcoltonmusic.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Graham Colton</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the desire to reclaim the past had nothing to do with appearances.</span></p><p>At the same time the 32 year-old matured as a successful entertainer, Colton longed for that feeling he enjoyed some twelve years ago when it was all brand new. It’s a goal he seems to have achieved while working on the material for his new, self-produced album <em>Lonely Ones</em>.</p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:22:01 +0000 Jim Johnson 26146 at http://kgou.org Graham Colton’s New Album Rekindles Old Feelings Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With Wrestling, A Women’s Conference, & More http://kgou.org/post/entertaining-hours-your-week-wrestling-women-s-conference-more <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kgou/events.eventsmain?action=showEvent&amp;eventID=1493216" style="line-height: 1.5;">NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> come to the Chesapeake Energy Arena in downtown Oklahoma City March 20 – 22.</span></p><p>The event features quarterfinal, semifinal and championship matches for college wrestlers at ten different weight classes. Thirty-three men make up the field for each respective weight class.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:10:30 +0000 Jim Johnson 25572 at http://kgou.org Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With Wrestling, A Women’s Conference, & More ‘I’m Really Clara’: Musical Explores The ‘Flipside’ Of Oklahoma’s Patti Page http://kgou.org/post/i-m-really-clara-musical-explores-flipside-oklahoma-s-patti-page <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From the end of World War II to the </span>mid-1950s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> – before the “Golden Age” of rock ‘n’ roll – classic pop ballads and carefully crafted novelty songs dominated the radio airwaves.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Among the best-known of these clear-throated singers with a penchant for the dramatic was Oklahoma-born Clara Ann Fowler, who was billed as “The </span>Singin’<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Rage, Miss Patti Page.”</span></p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:21:59 +0000 Jim Johnson 24972 at http://kgou.org ‘I’m Really Clara’: Musical Explores The ‘Flipside’ Of Oklahoma’s Patti Page MAPS Turns 20 http://kgou.org/post/maps-turns-20 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This month marks the </span>20th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary of the passage of the original </span><a href="http://www.okc.gov/maps/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Metropolitan Area Projects (MAPS)</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> program.</span></p><p>By voting for a temporary one-cent sales tax, the citizens of Oklahoma City enabled the city to collect nearly $310 million dollars to help fund nine "quality of life" projects in downtown Oklahoma City.</p> Sat, 07 Dec 2013 01:07:34 +0000 Jim Johnson 18670 at http://kgou.org MAPS Turns 20 Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week: Unseasonably ‘Hot’ Performances And Events http://kgou.org/post/entertaining-hours-your-week-unseasonably-hot-performances-and-events <p>With outside temperatures falling… and fast, I’m happy to report that there are a number of sizzling showcases and events to list in this week’s <a href="http://www.kgou.org/programs/onesix8">OneSix8</a>. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>As fictional television anchorman Ron “I hope you got your griddles” Burgundy reminded us, the flute can both burn up the stage and melt hearts.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:27:59 +0000 Jim Johnson & Hayley Thornton 17659 at http://kgou.org Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week: Unseasonably ‘Hot’ Performances And Events Community And Sense of Place http://kgou.org/post/community-and-sense-place <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As a junior attending the University of Oklahoma in 1991, &ldquo;self&rdquo; was very much my focus. I had time for little else, it seemed. After all, I was working hard to finance my way through school (and life) and wondering what my place in this world would be once I graduated when an opportunity to actually gain some experience in broadcasting came about.</span></p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:34:57 +0000 Jim Johnson 15455 at http://kgou.org Community And Sense of Place KGOU Takes Jazz Lovers “Backstage” With New Program http://kgou.org/post/kgou-takes-jazz-lovers-backstage-new-program <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Following a “soft” launch in July, </span>KGOU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> commits to full season of </span><a href="http://www.backstagejazz.org"><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Backstage Jazz</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Hosted by resident jazz lover and independent producer <a href="http://www.backstagejazz.org/about.php">Jeremy Gossett</a>, <em>Backstage Jazz</em> is the culmination of Gossett’s three-year quest to create a radio program that showcases both regionally-admired and internationally recognized jazz artists. Gossett <a href="http://www.okgazette.com/oklahoma/article-18941-all-that-jazz.html">told the <em>Oklahoma Gazette</em> </a>what he means by “Backstage”.</p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 19:00:55 +0000 Jim Johnson 11753 at http://kgou.org KGOU Takes Jazz Lovers “Backstage” With New Program Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week: Benefiting Others http://kgou.org/post/entertaining-hours-your-week-benefiting-others <p>In addition to details about for-profit concerts, public town-halls, art gallery showings and the like, KGOU’s events calendars regularly include information on so-called “benefits” and fundraising events.</p><p>In this week's OneSix8, we highlight four such events where you can donate time, energy and even dollars and cents for a cause.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 16:59:10 +0000 Jim Johnson 11229 at http://kgou.org Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week: Benefiting Others Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week: Father’s Day (Weekend) Adventures http://kgou.org/post/entertaining-hours-your-week-father-s-day-weekend-adventures <p>Father’s Day is Sunday. You knew that, right? What you may not have determined is what to do for dear ol' Dad… Pops.... Papa or better yet, what to do <em>with</em> that first, special man in a child’s life.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 12:26:46 +0000 Jim Johnson 7739 at http://kgou.org Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week: Father’s Day (Weekend) Adventures