KGOU http://kgou.org en 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 Expanding The NPR Brand, Mom By Mom http://kgou.org/post/expanding-npr-brand-mom-mom The other day, I <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2013/12/30/258313089/the-right-way-to-hug-a-lion">wrote a post</a> about a cartoonist, Connie Sun, and her thoughts about animals. Her mom heard about it, and called Connie to say "Yea!" and then, because she's an honest woman, she asked, "What is NPR?" Here's what happened next:<p>I have this conversation all the time. So many people are not aware that NPR writes things, "posts" things. But we are spreading the word. (Going from "What is NPR?" to "NPR is blogs?" — that's progress, I think. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:03:00 +0000 Robert Krulwich 23435 at http://kgou.org Expanding The NPR Brand, Mom By Mom Life-Long Learning – At Home And Around The World http://kgou.org/post/life-long-learning-home-and-around-world <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At 27, I’m one of the younger members of the KGOU staff. I started my career in public radio at KGOU at 19, while still very much a naïve college student. Working on the campus of the University of Oklahoma, sometimes it feels like I never left college.</span></p><p>Fortunately, if you never leave higher education, you never stop learning. Public radio stimulates my curiosity, and teaches me something new every single day. In this 21<sup>st</sup> Century fast-paced digital landscape, a conversation that once opened with “I heard it on KGOU…” has been replaced with a text message that usually starts with “TIL” (for “Today I Learned…”).</p><p>That thirst for knowledge is quenched every day by what I hear on KGOU.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 13:34:07 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 15456 at http://kgou.org Life-Long Learning – At Home And Around The World 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 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 Listener Support Enables KGOU's Growth http://kgou.org/post/listener-support-enables-kgous-growth <p></p><p>This is from the Manager’s Desk.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For </span>KGOU’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>30th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary year, I want to share a bit about </span>KGOU’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> financial picture this fiscal year and do a quick comparison to the past.</span></p><p> Sun, 07 Apr 2013 20:58:56 +0000 Karen Holp 3402 at http://kgou.org Listener Support Enables KGOU's Growth The Past, Present and Future http://kgou.org/post/past-present-and-future <blockquote><p><font size="3"><font face="Calibri">Bob Dylan: There is nothing so stable as change.</font></font></p></blockquote><p></p><p>March 31, 2013</p><p>This is from the Manager’s Desk. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">When I celebrate an anniversary, I am nostalgic about the past, and I take pleasure in the present, but I really like thinking about the future.</span></p><p> Sun, 07 Apr 2013 20:15:40 +0000 Karen Holp 3401 at http://kgou.org The Manager's Desk: 30 Years of Changes http://kgou.org/post/managers-desk-30-years-changes <p>This is from the Manager’s Desk.</p><p>A lot has changed since KGOU became a public radio service in 1983. I joined KGOU as General Manager in 1988, so I’ve seen a lot of those changes.</p><p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 01:10:20 +0000 Karen Holp 2664 at http://kgou.org The Manager's Desk: 30 Years of Changes 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? KGOU FY2012 Financial Audit Complete http://kgou.org/post/kgou-fy2012-financial-audit-complete <p>The annual external audit for KGOU’s fiscal year 2012 is now complete, and I have posted <a href="/financial-audit-reports" target="_blank">the report</a> in the “About” section on the KGOU web page.</p> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 22:15:00 +0000 Karen Holp 559 at http://kgou.org