KGOU

Key Information

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting provides KGOU with an annual grant and requires KGOU to disclose the following information. A paper copy of any of these reports is available by contacting the KGOU General Manager. These reports can be viewed at the KGOU offices or mailed.

In addition, an annual report required by the Federal Communications Commission is below, as well as other information.

1. Station Staff. A full list of station staff and contact information can be found at this link.  You can send regular mail to any staff member at KGOU, 860 Van Vleet Oval, Room 300, Norman, OK 73019. The executive staff of KGOU is:

Dick Pryor
General Manager
325-2222

Patrick Roberts
Chief Engineer
325-1603

Jim Johnson
Program Director
Weekend Blues Host
325-3110

Jolly Brown
Manager of Development
325-1601

Cindy Cottrell
Business Manager
325-0524

2. Board of Directors. KGOU is owned by the University of Oklahoma and governed by the Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma.  Information about the Board of Regents can be found here. The Board of Regents include Chairman of the Board of Regents for 2017-18 Clayton I. Bennett and the Vice Chairman Leslie J. Rainbolt-Forbes. Other members are Bill W. Burgess, Jr., C. Renzi Stone, Phil B. Albert, Frank Keating and Natalie Shirley. Chris A. Purcell is the board's executive secretary.

3. Open Meetings. By the Oklahoma Open Meetings Act (Sections 301 through 314 of Title 25 of the Oklahoma Statues), all meetings of the Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma are open to the public. Information on the date, time and location of the meeting available here. Agendas for the meetings are posted no later than 24 hours prior to the meeting here. The agenda will indicate which sections of the meeting may be closed and for what reason. Minutes of past meetings are posted here. If you would like written notice via regular mail of these meetings, please contact the General Manager.

Meetings of the Board of Regents for 2018 are scheduled for the following dates.

January 24, 2018 at Norman, Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will meet for a special meeting at 12:00 p.m. on January 24, 2018, in the Auditorium (Room 1140) at the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication on the Norman Campus in Norman, Oklahoma.

Pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Meetings Act, the Board of Regents may enter into Executive Session under 25 O.S. § 307(B)(1) on the matter of review of Presidents.

A copy of the agenda can be found at this link.  KGOU is not referenced on the agenda. The next regular meeting of the OU Board of Regents will be held on January 24-25, 2018.

January 24, 2018 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will meet for a regular meeting at 3:30 p.m. on January 24, 2018, in the Auditorium (Room 1140) of the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication on the Norman campus in Norman, Oklahoma.  

Pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Meetings Act, the Board of Regents may enter into Executive Session under 25 O.S. § 307(B)(1) on the matter of review of Presidents.

The agenda includes the Rogers State University agenda, the Cameron University agenda, and the University of Oklahoma agenda. A copy of the agenda can be found at this link.  KGOU is not referenced on the agenda. The next regular meeting of the OU Board of Regents is scheduled for March 7-8, 2018.

March 5, 2018 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will meet for a special meeting at 1:30 p.m. on March 5, 2018, in the Robert M. Bird Library, Provost’s Conference Room, at the OU Health Sciences Center Campus in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Meetings Act, the Board of Regents may enter into Executive Session under 25 O.S. § 307(B)(1) on the matter of review of Presidents.

A copy of the agenda can be found at this link.  KGOU is not referenced on the agenda. The next regular meeting of the OU Board of Regents will be held on March 7-8, 2018.

March 7, 2018 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will meet for a regular meeting at 3:30 p.m. on March 7, 2018, at the Residential Colleges, Dunham College on the Norman Campus in Norman, Oklahoma.

Pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Meetings Act, the Board of Regents may enter into Executive Session under 25 O.S. § 307(B)(1) on the matter of review of Presidents.

A copy of the agenda can be found at this link.  KGOU is not referenced on the agenda. The next regular meeting of the OU Board of Regents will be held on May 10-11, 2018.

March 9-10, 2018 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will meet for a special meeting at 1:30 p.m. on March 9, 2018 and at 8:00 a.m. on March 10, 2018, in the Robert M. Bird Library, Provost’s Conference Room, at the OU Health Sciences Center Campus in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The Board plans to open the meeting and move into an executive session that will continue throughout Friday afternoon, reconvening in executive session on Saturday morning. No action will be taken at this time. Pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Meetings Act, the Board of Regents may enter into Executive Session under 25 O.S. § 307(B)(1) on the matter of review of Presidents.

A copy of the agenda can be found at this link. KGOU is not referenced on the agenda. The next regular meeting of the OU Board of Regents will be held on May 10-11, 2018.

March 13, 2018 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

On March 10, 2018, the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents scheduled a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. on March 13, 2018, in the Robert M. Bird Library, Provost’s Conference Room, at the OU Health Sciences Center Campus in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The Board was planning to meet in open session and move into an executive session, with no action to be taken, pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Meetings Act, 25 O.S. § 307(B)(1) on the matter of review of Presidents.

On March 10, 2018, after scheduling the special meeting, the Regents canceled the meeting. The next regular meeting of the OU Board of Regents will be held on May 10-11, 2018.

March 26, 2018 at Norman, Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will meet for a special meeting at 7:30 a.m. on March 26, 2018, in the Frontier Room of the Oklahoma Memorial Union, 900 Asp Avenue, on the Norman Campus in Norman, Oklahoma.

The special meeting will be held for the appointment of a president of the university. Pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Meetings Act, the Board of Regents may enter into Executive Session under 25 O.S. § 307(B)(1) on the matter of review of Presidents.

A copy of the agenda can be found at this link.  KGOU is not referenced on the agenda. The next regular meeting of the OU Board of Regents will be held on May 10-11, 2018.

May 10, 2018 at Norman, Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will meet for a special meeting at 12:00 p.m. on May 10, 2018, in Oklahoma Memorial Union, 900 Asp Avenue, on the Norman Campus in Norman, Oklahoma.

Pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Meetings Act, the Board of Regents may enter into Executive Session under 25 O.S. § 307(B)(1) on the matter of review of Presidents.

A copy of the agenda can be found at this link. The next regular meeting of the OU Board of Regents will be held on May 10, 2018.

May 10, 2018 at Norman, Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will meet for a regular meeting at 3:30 p.m. on May 10, 2018, at the Oklahoma Memorial Union on the Norman Campus in Norman, Oklahoma.

Pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Meetings Act, the Board of Regents may enter into Executive Session under 25 O.S. § 307(B)(1) on the matter of review of Presidents.

A copy of the agenda can be found at this link.  KGOU is referenced on page 123 of the agenda; relating to the selection of a public accounting firm as financial statement auditor. The next regular meeting of the OU Board of Regents will be held on June 18-19, 2018.

June 18-19, 2018 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will meet for a regular meeting and annual retreat on June 18-19, 2018 at the Robert M. Bird Library on the Health Sciences Center Campus in Oklahoma City. The regents’ retreat will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 18 in the Provost’s Conference Room. The regular meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19 in the Auditorium.

Pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Meetings Act, the Board of Regents may enter into Executive Session under 25 O.S. § 307(B)(1) on the matter of review of Presidents.

A copy of the retreat agenda can be found at this link. KGOU is not referenced on the agenda. A copy of the regular meeting agenda can be found at this link. KGOU is not referenced on the agenda. The next regular meeting of the OU Board of Regents will be held on September 12-13, 2018.

September 12-13, 2018

October 24-25, 2018

December 11-12, 2018

Please check the web page link above for updates, agendas and specific information about the regents and their meetings.

4. Community Advisory Board. By law, KGOU is not required and does not have a community advisory board.

5. Most Recent Audited Financial Statements. KGOU's most recent audited financial statements are here. This report is for Fiscal Year 2017.

6. Annual Financial Reports. These reports are made annually to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  A copy of the most recent report is here:  KGOU CPB Financial Report FY17      

7. Local Content and Services Report. This report, made annually to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting each February, is available here. The latest one was written in January of 2018 and posted January 30, 2018.

8. Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment. KGOU supports equal employment opportunities and works against discrimination in employment. KGOU operates within the principles outlined in the University of Oklahoma’s Office of Equal Opportunity. Click here to read KGOU's CPB Diversity Statement. This was written in late September, 2017.

9. Equal Opportunity Report (EEO). Each year, KGOU prepares an equal opportunity report for the Federal Communications Commission.  The latest report, written in January, 2018, is available here:  Equal Employment Opportunity Statement. It was posted on January 30, 2018.

10. Ownership Reports. The Federal Communications Commission requires each station to file ownership reports for license renewal. The latest Biennial Ownership Report for KGOU, KROU, KWOU and KOUA is available here. It was posted on January 30, 2018. On December 1, 2017, the University of Oklahoma received a transmitter license for KQOU, with its tower located near Clinton, Oklahoma. The post-consummation of assignment ownership report for KQOU is available here. It was posted on January 30, 2018.

11. Public File. All commercial and non-commercial broadcast stations are required to maintain an online Public File on the FCC's website effective March 1, 2018. Additionally, broadcast stations are required to post a link to those pages on the station's website. The public files for KGOU, KROU, KOUA, KWOU and KQOU are available here.

12. Donor Privacy. KGOU does not sell, trade, or give its mailing, email, social media, text messaging or phone lists to any outside organization or for any purpose except to further the mission of KGOU. KGOU does not allow its lists, databases or contacts (including mail, email, social media, phone, text messaging, etc.) to be distributed or used for sales, promotion, trade or in any fashion not directly related to the activities of KGOU and controlled in accordance with its policies, procedures and legal requirements. Although KGOU may receive requests for list-related information or use thereof, KGOU has never participated in any arrangement that might compromise the security of its database information, allow use of its lists and distribution channels for commercial gain, violate the privacy of those persons on the lists, or subject KGOU to legal liability or ethical violation, nor does it intend to do so. Moreover, KGOU will not use its lists, databases, contacts or distribution channels in a manner that creates an actual, potential or perceived conflict of interest.

13. Editorial Integrity. KGOU has adopted a Code of Editorial Integrity guided by the Editorial Integrity for Public Media principles, policies and practices. In addition, KGOU operates in accordance with the NPR Ethics Handbook, the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Code of Ethics and the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Code of Ethics.