Assignment: Radio

Selected Sundays at 12 Noon

Assignment: Radio is KGOU's student-produced public affairs program focusing on issues and events on the University of Oklahoma campus.

Each semester since Fall 2004, the staff of KGOU has helped a small group of University of Oklahoma students produce programs on topics ranging from OU's connection with Iraq to the university's alcoholic beverage policy to an entire show taking a behind-the-scenes look at OU football game day.

Student producers typically meet in a class once a week to critique previous shows, discuss their upcoming stories and brainstorm future program topics.  Their work is graded, and they earn class credits for their participation with the show.

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Assignment: Radio
7:28 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

How To Find Yourself While Traveling The World: A Personal Essay

Credit Ana Noshpal

Traveling abroad is a tricky thing. You learn and experience so much, meet new people….but it can be very isolating and lonely at times. Assignment: Radio’s Ana Noshpal tells the story of the first time she felt she had found who she was, in the context of another country. 

English: Assignment:Radio reporter Ana Noshpal's personal essay about her journey as a world traveller.

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Assignment: Radio
3:03 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Assignment: Radio May 12, 2013

Meredith Everitt

It’s the final episode of the Spring 2013 season for the Assignment: Radio team and this week’s theme is “Firsts”. From awkward first kisses, to a first home run, the first can be the worst or something great that stays with you for the rest of your life.

The last episode of Assignment: Radio of the Spring 2013 season. The theme of this show: Firsts.

Assignment: Radio
1:10 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

The Producers: "Assignment: Radio" And Life After Graduation

Assignment: Radio alumni Meredith Everitt and Arash Davari.
Credit Meredith Everitt

Assignment: Radio producer Meredith Everitt interviews Arash Davari, the original host of the show.

The theme of this episode of Assignment: Radio is “Firsts”. So, what better way to end it than with the first host of the show?

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Assignment: Radio
3:55 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Kiss Me, Kate! First Love Gone Awkward

KGOU's Kate Carlton tells the story of how she reacted to her first kiss from "John" to her right.
Credit Kate Carlton

Assignment: Radio's Kate Carlton tells the story of how she reacted to the advances of a first grade Casanova. Then, former KGOU employee Paige Willett relates her tale of an awkward first breakup.

First kisses are built up so much, but not everything always goes as planned. If I had one first that I could redo, it would be my first kiss.

And it's not necessarily because of the kiss itself, although it was nothing spectacular by any means; I want to re-do it because of my reaction to the kiss. 

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Assignment: Radio
11:40 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Au Revoir, Y'all! Exchange Students' First Time In Oklahoma

Adrian Guarrera (French) and Rich Dawson (British) visiting the University of Oklahoma.
Credit Cailey Dougherty

Although the United States is a popular destination for exchange students around the world, not all exchange students choose to study in Oklahoma. Adrian Guarrera (University of Nice, France) and Rich Dawson (University of Sheffield, England) about their first time experience in the Sooner State.

Dawson: My first time in Oklahoma was crazy, y’all.

Guarrera: My first time in Oklahoma was definitely unforgettable.

Dawson: We’ve been here since August of last year on an exchange year and we’re going to be leaving in like 3 weeks.

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Assignment: Radio
3:07 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

“I Cannot Believe I Just Did That!" Finishing the OKC Memorial Marathon

Nathan Gunter and his supporters at the 2013 OKC Memorial Marathon.
Credit Hayley Thornton

“Tonight I’ll run five miles through my neighborhood, a task that at one time seemed Herculean and has almost begun to feel downright routine. I’ve been intentional about weaving running into my life, it has become almost irreplaceable as a source of sanity for me.”

Nathan Gunter wrote these words in his blog just last month. Starting in late January, Gunter planned out a three-and-a-half month training program for first-time runners.

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Assignment: Radio
1:04 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Going "Home" For the First Time

Credit Brant Morrell

“Ever since I could walk I’ve never been a home run hitter, I let the other guys do that and grab the glory.” says Craig Aikin, Centerfielder at the University of Oklahoma.

Craig Aikin is a freshman Centerfielder for the University of Oklahoma’s baseball team. He’s generously listed at 5’ 10” on the Sooners roster. He’s known for his speed, but he showed at a young age he has some power.

“It was coach pitch, I was six or seven,” says Aikin. “I remember my dad was standing there throwing, he was the coach, and I would get frustrated cause he wouldn’t throw me a strike.”

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Assignment: Radio
1:57 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

91-Year-Old Painter Regina Murphy Says Art Keeps Her Alive

Monkey Business
Regina Murphy

Assignment: Radio's Kate Carlton speaks with artist Regina Murphy.

Men in skinny ties accompany women wearing maxi dresses while they window shop through the pastel building-lined Paseo Arts District.Inside the studio on the corner of 30th and Paseo, you’ll find Regina Murphy.

The 91-year-old has seen plenty of Oklahoma history, but it’s her own life experiences that drive her. She belongs in Studio Six, and she says she doesn’t feel out of place amongst the younger artists in the Paseo District.

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Assignment: Radio
11:48 am
Wed May 1, 2013

Tia Brooks' Dual Identity As OU Student And Olympian.

The many sides of Tia Brooks. Olympian, collegiate athlete, and college student.
Credit Kiana King and Meredith Everitt

Tia Brooks lives a superman life style. One moment she is an Olympic athlete, and the next she is a regular college student. Brooks began her athletic career in high school running track, before she switched to shot put. That change allowed her to continue as a collegiate athlete at the University of Oklahoma, which then brought her to London in 2012.

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Assignment: Radio
2:36 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Carribean Prodigy Finds All-American College Experience

Steelpan prodigy Atiba Williams.
Credit Joey Adams

A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Atiba Williams began playing the steelpan before most people his age were potty trained. By age 4 he was playing the national anthem at major festivals and by age 5 he was composing his own original pieces. 

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