Manager's Desk

Reports to the listening public about station operations from KGOU's General Manager.

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June 19, 2016

This is from the Manager's Desk.   

This Saturday will mark the end of an era because it is the last national broadcast of Whad’Ya Know? (Not much, you?)

Earlier this year, Wisconsin Public Radio announced the program’s end, and all of a sudden, the end is here. It has been an incredible 31 year run for Michael Feldman and Whad’Ya Know? (Not much, you?)

June 12, 2016

This is from the Manager's Desk. It is a busy time at KGOU so I want to highlight a couple of things this week.

First, don't forget that the Jazz in June concerts and clincis run this Thursday through Friday. Come visit us at the KGOU booth at the concerts.

Jazz in June Is Coming!

Jun 5, 2016
Artistic drawing of the Jazz in June Jazz Cat for 2016
Jazz in June, Inc.

June 5, 2016

This is from the Manager's Desk.   

It is Jazz in June season in Norman and the festival is ready to go. There is a Jazz Jam this Friday night, June 10th at the Depot in Norman, starting at 6pm. The Zac Lee Quartet is the host band.

May 29, 2016

This is from the Manager's Desk.   

Last week I talked about some of the awards KGOU has received, and more awards are coming. The staff who create programming, and the staff that support them, are amazing.

But there’s another aspect about the awards KGOU receives that is perhaps even more important. When KGOU receives an award, it also means that you, as a listener of the station or reader of the digital content – are well served for your investment. The awards mean that the content you receive is of high quality.

May 22, 2016

This is from the Manager's Desk.   

This week, I am recognizing the KGOU and StateImpact Oklahoma staff who have won awards for content. Last February the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters presented KGOU with two Outstanding Achievement awards for General News and Special Programming.

And recently, the Society of Professional Journalists Oklahoma Pro Chapter presented KGOU seventeen awards and StateImpact Oklahoma nine awards.

Thank you
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May 15, 2016

This is from the Manager's Desk.   

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!

I’m happy to report more results for the spring campaign. Listener donations have continued to arrive at KGOU and we could not be more pleased.

The spring drive has raised over $191,000 from over 1,420 pledges of support. So far, we have over 300 new members from the spring drive, over 220 rejoining members, and over 880 renewing members or additional gifts.

Artistic drawing of the Jazz in June Jazz Cat for 2016
Jazz in June, Inc.

May 8, 2016

This is from the Manager's Desk.   

There are two exciting things happening this week. One is planning for the future and the second happens on Friday.

May 1, 2016

This is from the Manager's Desk.   

The spring semester is ending at the University of Oklahoma, and I want to thank the students working at KGOU.

Richard Bassett is our digital music and production producer, and Storme Jones is the noon news host. Both Richard and Storme will be with us for the summer.

Cesia Rascon has been our calendar editor, and will graduate from the University of Oklahoma this spring. We wish her the very best!

Adam Burnett was our reporter Radio News class and we will hear his final stories in the next few weeks.

And in the KGOU Practicum class were Adam Burnett, Collin Gaddie, David Ransom and Patrick Smith. We appreciate their hard work!

April 24, 2016

This is from the Manager's Desk.   

Last week, KGOU hosted Mike McGrath of “You Bet Your Garden” at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. The KGOU staff had a chance to talk with about 200 listeners and donors before Mike’s presentation.

It was wonderful! So many kind words from these listeners about the content we present on air and on the web.

At the reception and in other conversations, I heard from many who are worried about KGOU’s financial future. Here’s the answer I gave them.

Thank you
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April 17, 2016

This is from the Manager's Desk.

The KGOU On-Air Spring Campaign is over, but every other campaign out there is still going strong, and more will start up soon. KGOU will be here to cover the substance of the political campaigns on the local, state and national level over the next several months.

The KGOU Campaign drive came up a little short, as it does from time to time. Just as in the past, I'm sure that more renewals and new memberships will arrive during the coming weeks.

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