Manager's Desk

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

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Manager's Desk
7:00 am
Sun September 21, 2014

The KGOU Challenge

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September 21, 2014

This is from the Manager’s Desk.

With so much going on throughout the world and right here in Oklahoma, the KGOU staff works to bring you news, talk and entertainment programs that help you make sense of it all.

As we encourage you to provide the financial support necessary to keep these programs available on KGOU, we’re spreading the word on social media. Here’s the KGOU Challenge:

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Manager's Desk
5:00 am
Sun September 14, 2014

Review Of KGOU's Revenue

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September 14, 2014

This is from the Manager’s Desk.

The KGOU revenue budget is a delicate mixture of revenues.

Eighteen percent of KGOU’s cash comes from the University of Oklahoma, and another 10 percent from our annual grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

This fiscal year, just three percent of the revenue comes from a special grant from CPB for Ahead of the Storm: The Oklahoma Tornado Project – a project that ends on September 30.

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Manager's Desk
5:05 am
Sun September 7, 2014

Whad'Ya Know? And The Fall Membership Drive

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Next month, October, is going to be a very busy month as it always is. Now despite all the football, football, football -- we have one annual event at KGOU and a special event this year.

Of course, the annual event is the annual fall membership drive. It will be situated between football Saturdays so there is no reason not to participate. Click here to make your donation.

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Manager's Desk
5:00 am
Sun August 24, 2014

Students At KGOU For The Fall Semester

OU Students at KGOU During the Fall 2010 Semester.
Credit Laura Knoll / KGOU Radio

August 24, 2014

This is from the Manager’s Desk.

Each semester, we have students at KGOU, earning pay or earning class credits.

This past summer, Madeline Stebbins anchored the noon newscasts, but her class schedule would not permit her to continue this fall. Our appreciation goes to Madeline for her outstanding work.

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Manager's Desk
6:00 am
Sun August 17, 2014

Celebrating Three Glorious Years of StateImpact Oklahoma

Credit StateImpact Oklahoma

I just completed a final report for the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation for their support of the third year of StateImpact Oklahoma.

I want to highlight the great year we had with StateImpact Oklahoma.

Last year, StateImpact Oklahoma reporters Joe Wertz and Logan Layden created 47 radio stories, appeared on OETA or other TV outlets 18 times, created 254 regular web posts and 27 multi-media web stories with interactive maps and visualizations.

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Manager's Desk
6:00 am
Sun August 10, 2014

New KGOU Staff Members

KGOU News Director Ben Fenwick
Credit Ben Fenwick

I am pleased to introduce to you two new staff members for KGOU.

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Manager's Desk
6:00 am
Sun August 3, 2014

"Whad'Ya Know?" Coming To Oklahoma City

Michael Feldman's "Whad'Ya Know?"

You better start practicing the required response to Michael Feldman’s weekly question, “Whad’ya know?” Of course the answer is “not much, you?”

Michael Feldman’s “Whad’Ya Know” will be live from Oklahoma City on Saturday, October 25th with the broadcast starting at 10 a.m.

“Whad’Ya Know?” will be at the Oklahoma City Community College Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater. Tickets are now open to KGOU listeners who have the secret code.

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Manager's Desk
6:00 am
Sun July 27, 2014

KGOU On iTunes Radio

It sure seems as if the world is moving faster and faster!  And now, the opportunity to listen to KGOU in digital spaces has just increased.

KGOU now has our audio stream as a station inside iTunes Radio!

If you are already an iTunes customer, and if you have iTunes installed on your desktop, your iPad or iPhone, then you can listen to KGOU in iTunes Radio.  Simply go to the radio area, and search for KGOU. Then you make it your favorite by adding it to your personal “My Stations” list.

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Manager's Desk
9:00 am
Sun July 20, 2014

Covering Government: The Work Of Reporters

Gov. Mary Fallin prepares to deliver her 2013 State of the State address, flanked by Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb, and House Speaker T.W. Shannon.
Credit Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

July 20, 2014

This is from the Manager’s Desk.

A new study by Pew Research confirms what many of us knew … that the number of full time journalists covering state government continues to decline.  Here’s a link to that study.

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Thank You For FY2014
6:00 am
Sun June 29, 2014

Happy New Fiscal Year!

Credit Kevin Dooley

June 29, 2014

This is from the Manager’s Desk.

Yes, that is Auld Lang Syne in the background as we fold up and put way the books on fiscal year 2014. 

In the last twelve months, we…

  • Maintained a quality broadcast and digital services twenty four hours per day, three hundred and sixty five days a year.
  • Launched the Oklahoma Tornado Project and continued the StateImpact Oklahoma reporting efforts,
  • Won a number of awards for staff and student work, including 3 national awards,
  • Said farewell to staff members Kurt Gwartney and Kathy Hawkins, and
  • Saw continued audience and business support growth in support of our service.

Thank you for the success of fiscal year fourteen. 

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