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.

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March 30, 2015

This is from the Manager’s Desk.

I have an update for our third week of this non-traditional fundraiser. Our fundraising goal is $180,000, and as of Monday afternoon, the tally stands at about $100,000, with over 600 donors.  This is exciting!

March 29, 2015

This is from the Manager’s Desk.

We are now in the third week of our non-traditional fundraiser. This is actually rather exciting because this is something different, and it seems to be working. We are halfway to our goal of $180,000. And when we reach the goal, this fundraising effort is over!

March 22, 2015

This is from the Manager’s Desk.

This is KGOU’s 2015 Spring Fundraiser. We are raising money to pay for the programs and services you love, but right now, we are using these small announcements to avoid interruption to programming.

Our success depends on you. Help us now with a gift of 5, 10 or 20 dollars per month, or any amount that works for you. 

Our goal is to raise $180,000, and once we do, this drive is over. As of late last week, we had received just about $60,000. So we are about a third of the way to our goal.

Karen Holp holds sign that reads, "I listen, I support KGOU."
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March 15, 2015

This is from the Manager’s Desk.

This is it! This is KGOU’s 2015 Spring Fundraiser!

Listener donations provide this service of news and information and entertainment to nearly 70,000 Oklahoma listeners each week.

That’s why KGOU and other public radio stations around the country hold these fundraising efforts two and sometimes three or four times a year, asking listeners to support programming. 

Laura Knoll / KGOU

I am proud to introduce a new staff member at KGOU, and I ask you to join in with us in welcoming him to Oklahoma. KGOU’s next news director is Jacob McCleland.

Patrick Roberts / KGOU

This week, I’m very happy to announce that we have expanded the KGOU service area a few more miles with the installation of a small transmitter near Shawnee, Oklahoma.

K286BZ operates at 105.1 FM at about 250 watts and will help fill in with a clear signal in Shawnee. It should serve the northern half of Pottawatomie County.

The dip in the land in Shawnee and generally just south of I40 was an area where both KGOU and KROU signals get very fuzzy. So this addition of this small transmitter will deliver the KGOU signal clearly into town.

February 8, 2015

This is from the Manager's Desk.

David Sedaris has become a public radio tradition when his Santaland Diaries first aired many years ago during the holiday season. Since then, he has written books, continued his on-air appearances, and tours the country giving his readings and commentary to fantastic reviews.

KGOU is please to present "An Evening With David Sedaris" on April 29 at the Hudiburg Chevrolet Center at Rose State College, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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February 1, 2015

This is from the Manager’s Desk.

Each semester, we have students at KGOU, earning pay or class credits. With the spring semester, we have new and returning students.

Two new students have joined the paid staff. Cesia Rascon is our Development assistant helping with membership records. The new producer of web and broadcast community event calendars is Brooke Lefler. Hayley Thornton continues to produce Assignment: Radio, and Mark Antonio Wright continues as on-air news host of All Things Considered.

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January 1, 2015

This is from the Manager’s Desk.

Each year, KGOU undergoes a complete financial audit by an independent and very professional auditor. We do this for two main reasons.

First, it is a requirement of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to have an external audit each year in order to receive our annual grant.

But over the years, I have come to really appreciate the second reason. Each year, I post the audit on our web page. All the information is there in a PDF that you can down load.

This doesn't look like much now, but these pieces of equipment will become a powerful uninterruptable power supply that will keep KGOU's main studios operating during power outages for up to four hours.
Karen Holp / KGOU

January 11, 2015

This is from the Manager’s Desk.

KGOU is making an upgrade to our facilities on the University of Oklahoma campus. This upgrade is one that you will never hear, but it will ensure that you can more regularly hear KGOU.

The first operating rule of any broadcaster is to never, ever have any extended silence on the air.

So, to continue broadcast and digital service during common and uncommon emergencies we are making KGOU more disaster-proof.

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