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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Manager's Desk
9:25 am
Sun May 12, 2013

Meredith and Stephanie are Graduating!

May 5, 2013

This is from the Manager’s Desk. The spring semester of twenty thirteen is nearly over and we must say goodbye to some students.

In our largest Radio News class ever, we had 9 students:  Joey Adams, Kate Carlton, Brett Coppenbarger, Cailey Dougherty, Kiana King, Brant Morrell, Ana Nospal, Ajinur Setiwaldi, and Hayley Thornton. Their last stories will air on Assignment Radio on May 12 at 12 noon.

Hunter Clausen participated in the Radio Practicum class.

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Manager's Desk
9:21 am
Sun May 12, 2013

Patience is a Virtue

April 27, 2013

This is from the Manager’s Desk.  Well, on some days it feels like you have a lot of energy and can spend that energy on very productive things.  Then things don’t happen as fast as you had expected, or wanted.

So you redouble your efforts, keep a stiff upper lip, and move forward.  And things don’t happen as fast as you had expected or wanted.

H.T. Palmer said, Try, try, try again.  Master Po said, “Patience, grasshopper.”  Wait for it, wait for it.  April showers bring May flowers.  A watched pot never boils!

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Manager's Desk
8:00 pm
Sun April 14, 2013

Together we can do it!

Credit http://thegoldguys.blogspot.com/

 This is from the Manager’s Desk.

As I’ve been pondering KGOU’s fortunes, I realized something I want to confess this week. You may find it strange, but maybe not.

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Manager's Desk
3:58 pm
Sun April 7, 2013

Listener Support Enables KGOU's Growth

Credit Tim Berry / timberry.bplans.com

This is from the Manager’s Desk.

For KGOU’s 30th anniversary year, I want to share a bit about KGOU’s financial picture this fiscal year and do a quick comparison to the past.

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Manager's Desk
3:15 pm
Sun April 7, 2013

The Past, Present and Future

Bob Dylan: There is nothing so stable as change.

March 31, 2013

This is from the Manager’s Desk.  When I celebrate an anniversary, I am nostalgic about the past, and I take pleasure in the present, but I really like thinking about the future.

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Manager's Desk
8:10 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

The Manager's Desk: 30 Years of Changes

General Manager of KGOU, Karen Holp, stands next to the new KROU broadcast antenna before it was hoisted to its 600' height on a new tower.
Credit Patrick Roberts, KGOU Chief Engineer

This is from the Manager’s Desk.

A lot has changed since KGOU became a public radio service in 1983. I joined KGOU as General Manager in 1988, so I’ve seen a lot of those changes.

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Manager's Desk
7:39 am
Sun March 17, 2013

Welcome to the new KGOU.org!

This is from the Manager’s Desk.

Welcome to the new KGOU web page!  We have had this public now for a while, tweaking here and fixing there, but overall we hope you will think this is an improvement.  You will see that it keeps many of the features from the past webpage, but this one is organized differently and looks fantastic.

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Manager's Desk
4:15 pm
Sun February 10, 2013

KGOU FY2012 Financial Audit Complete

The annual external audit for KGOU’s fiscal year 2012 is now complete, and I have posted the report in the “About” section on the KGOU web page.

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Manager's Desk
4:10 pm
Sun January 27, 2013

Spring Semester Begins at KGOU

The spring semester of 2013 has begun and we have a new group of students learning the craft of storytelling and audio production.

In our largest Radio News class ever, we have 9 students: Joey Adams, Kate Carlton, Brett Coppenbarger, Cailey Dougherty, Kiana King, Brant Morrell, Ana Nospal, Ajinur Setiwaldi, and Hayley Thornton. Their first stories will come to the air on Assignment: Radio on March 10th. 

In Radio Practicum class is Hunter Clausen.

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Manager's Desk
4:01 pm
Sat January 19, 2013

Legislative Coverage Plans on KGOU

The Oklahoma legislative session will be starting soon, and both KGOU and StateImpact Oklahoma are planning coverage.

To begin, KGOU will bring you coverage of Governor Fallin’s State of the State address, scheduled for Monday, February 4.

Then, water issues are going to be a major topic of discussion among the legislators. They will be grappling with developing a water plan to carry Oklahoma into the future, while facing the effects of the current drought.

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