Laura Knoll http://kgou.org en KGOU, StateImpact Oklahoma Dominate Radio Awards From Journalism Organization http://kgou.org/post/kgou-stateimpact-oklahoma-dominate-radio-awards-journalism-organization <p></p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 19:31:09 +0000 Laura Knoll 28151 at http://kgou.org KGOU, StateImpact Oklahoma Dominate Radio Awards From Journalism Organization Oklahoma Public Media's Tornado Coverage Honored With National Journalism Award http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-public-medias-tornado-coverage-honored-national-journalism-award <p>On Wednesday, the Society of Professional Journalists honored <a href="http://kgou.org">KGOU</a>, <a href="http://kosu.org">KOSU</a>, and <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma">StateImpact Oklahoma</a> with a <a href="http://www.spj.org/a-sdx.asp">national Sigma Delta Chi award </a>for collaborative coverage during the immediate aftermath of the May 20, 2013 tornado that devastated Moore.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:35:11 +0000 Laura Knoll & Brian Hardzinski 27432 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Public Media's Tornado Coverage Honored With National Journalism Award Send In Your Photos: Oklahoma Tornado Project To Host Photo Exhibit On May 2013 Storms http://kgou.org/post/send-your-photos-oklahoma-tornado-project-host-photo-exhibit-may-2013-storms <p>If you documented any part of the tornadoes that devastated parts of Oklahoma in May of 2013 through still photography, KGOU is asking you to share your photos for possible inclusion in an exhibit marking the one-year anniversary.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:56:48 +0000 Laura Knoll 25990 at http://kgou.org Send In Your Photos: Oklahoma Tornado Project To Host Photo Exhibit On May 2013 Storms Top 10 Reasons To Volunteer During The Pledge Drive http://kgou.org/post/top-10-reasons-volunteer-during-pledge-drive <p></p><p>Like most non-profits, KGOU relies on volunteers during the busiest times of the year -- specifically, during our membership drives. We have great volunteers, and we'd like to add to their numbers -- the more, the merrier! We have a good time, even though it does get really busy sometimes.</p><p>Here's your chance to help out KGOU and the greater listening community. And so, without further ado and with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek, here are our top ten reasons to <a href="http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e901o2tvhs7yd7cc/start" target="_blank">sign up now</a>:</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 18:31:54 +0000 Laura Knoll 24234 at http://kgou.org Top 10 Reasons To Volunteer During The Pledge Drive Consider the Suspension Bridge: It's Public Radio http://kgou.org/post/consider-suspension-bridge-its-public-radio <p>Yes, I&#39;m really going to compare public radio to a suspension bridge. They&#39;re very similar, don&#39;t you think?</p><p>And not just in the obvious ways.</p><p>It&#39;s easy to see that like a suspension bridge, public radio is a connector between communities, a way to get from Here to There, a conduit for the free exchange between points -- geographic or intellectual -- that seemed forever destined to be separated.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 11:57:04 +0000 Laura Knoll 14537 at http://kgou.org Consider the Suspension Bridge: It's Public Radio We've Got Mail! KGOU Listeners' Comments http://kgou.org/post/weve-got-mail-kgou-listeners-comments <p>Now that the busy-ness has abated somewhat from April's membership drive, May's disastrous storms, and June's end of the fiscal year (where did June go?), I've had some time to look over the correspondence we've received from listeners and members.</p><p></p><p>It's no surprise that the bulk of it was regarding the programming changes brought on by NPR's decision to discontinue <em>Talk of the Nation</em>. Many listeners were saddened, and possibly even angry, just like Kathy:</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 16:19:05 +0000 Laura Knoll 9883 at http://kgou.org We've Got Mail! KGOU Listeners' Comments Resources for Helping Youth and Children Cope with Disaster http://kgou.org/post/resources-helping-youth-and-children-cope-disaster <p><strong>Resources for parents, teachers, mental health professionals, and first responders, compiled by the <a href="http://www.nctsn.org/">National Child Traumatic Stress Network</a>:</strong></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.nctsn.org/sites/all/modules/pubdlcnt/pubdlcnt.php?file=/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/helping_young_children_heal_tornado.pdf&amp;nid=108" target="_blank">After the Tornado: Helping Young Children Heal</a>&nbsp;(PDF)</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 19:42:55 +0000 Laura Knoll 6495 at http://kgou.org KGOU Student Broadcasters Win National Honors http://kgou.org/post/kgou-student-broadcasters-win-national-honors <p>If you're familiar with KGOU's student-produced public affairs program <em><a href="http://kgou.org/programs/assignment-radio" target="_blank">Assignment: Radio</a></em>, then you already know we have some talented student broadcasters taking the university course known internally as Radio News.</p><p>But to banish any doubts, here's proof: In the National Broadcasting Society (Alpha Epsilon Rho) annual student competition, <em>Assignment: Radio</em> reporters won national awards for their work in 2012.</p><p><strong>A One-Word Prompt</strong></p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 19:56:29 +0000 Laura Knoll 695 at http://kgou.org KGOU Student Broadcasters Win National Honors KGOU and Me: Has It Been 30 Years Already? http://kgou.org/post/kgou-and-me-has-it-been-30-years-already <p>On Jan. 1, 1983, KGOU became a non-commercial public radio station. I barely noticed.</p><p>I should have noticed. After all, I was working at KGOU as a volunteer student broadcaster, and for the past year and a half I’d been dragging my sleep-deprived self out of bed at 6 a.m. (an hour most college students deemed unthinkable)&nbsp; to write and deliver two five-minute newscasts each morning. Still, I didn’t pay much attention.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 16:58:40 +0000 Laura Knoll 38 at http://kgou.org KGOU and Me: Has It Been 30 Years Already?