Manager's Desk

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

Read this article to understand tropospheric ducting -- temperature inversion -- and why the KGOU signal might seem fuzzy every now and then.

Ways to Connect

Mark Antonio Wright

December 7, 2014

This is from the Manager’s Desk.

It is finals week at the University of Oklahoma and I’m proud of the students we have had working at KGOU this past semester.

Sarah Hurd has been working in the Development Department and will be away on a student abroad adventure next semester.

Hayley Thornton has been the producer of Assignment: Radio and she will be returning for her final semester at OU in January.

Giving Tuesday For KGOU

Nov 28, 2014
Karen Holp holds sign that reads, "I listen, I support KGOU."

November 28, 2014

This is from the Manager’s Desk.

As we near the end of 2014 and prepare for another year of important service to you, I ask you to make a special year-end contribution to KGOU.

There’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday -- they say are the biggest shopping days of the year. And now, Giving Tuesday is becoming a tradition as well for donations to community organizations that do good things throughout the year. 

The view through the windows into KGOU's master control, main production room, and performance studio.
Brian Hardzinski / KGOU

As we celebrate Thanksgiving and express our gratitude, I'm thankful to celebrate KGOU's eighth anniversary in the studios at Copeland Hall. We made our first broadcast from here in the early hours of Friday, November 17, 2006.

It was a tremendous move -- from 1,500 square feet and two studios to 4,000 square feet, six studios and a usable performance space. The new facility enabled the KGOU staff to produce more local programs, to be more efficient, and to include more students in our operations.

Earls37a / Flickr Creative Commons

This week, Morning Edition and All Things Considered sound different. 

And they do – because the times for local items have changed within the programs. All the usual things are still there – KGOU news, traffic reports, weather, and calendars – but they are most likely at different times.

The NPR items are still there too -- Frank DeFord, StoryCorps and more.

Annie The Musical
Eva Rinaldi / Creative Commons

November 2, 2014

This is from the Manager’s Desk.

Yes, we always knew that listeners would become members and I’m very happy to announce that we have broken the Fall 2014 membership drive goal of $200,000.

Thank you to those who most recently sent in their membership gift or make their contribution online. 

There are just a few seats left for the live national broadcast of Whad’Ya Know? with Michael Feldman… this Saturday at the Oklahoma City Community College Visual and Performing Arts Theater.  

The live broadcast starts at 10 a.m. and audience members are asked to be in their seats by 9:30 a.m.

Musical guests will be alt-country sounds of Honeylark, plus Michael will sample great food from Cattlemen's Restaurant.


Oct 18, 2014

October 18, 2014

Song: Crystal Gayle's "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" 

This is from the Manager’s Desk.

No, no, no, my brown eyes are not blue. It does matter that we didn’t make the goal for the fall membership drive. But, we did raise over $191,000 in pledges of support!

And that's close. Close enough that I know the pledges coming in during the next several weeks will cover the gap and more.

A friend left a message on my phone last Friday saying she couldn't pledge now, was going out of town, and would call me in ten days.


October 5, 2014

This is from the Manager’s Desk.

I have two reminders and some great news. First the reminders –

There is still time to create your sign or get one from our web page and take a selfie to show your support for KGOU. The big moment is coming soon!

Tickets are going fast for the Michael Feldman’s Whad’Ya Know? show on October 25th. Get yours soon!

Now the great news. Because listener support has steadily has grown, KGOU now can afford to grow as well.

Karen Holp holds sign that reads, "I listen, I support KGOU."

September 28, 2014

This is from the Manager’s Desk.

I hope you are thinking of some creative signs that you can use to show your support of KGOU for the upcoming membership drive. Or you can visit this past Manager's Desk and copy one of the pre-made signs from the slideshow there.

This fall we are asking you for two things. We are asking you for make your financial gift to KGOU and to show your support on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

The KGOU Challenge

Sep 21, 2014
Karen Holp holds sign that reads, "I listen, I support KGOU."

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: