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Manager's Desk
1:08 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

You Did It! The Spring 2015 Fundraiser Is Over!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

More than 1100 KGOU listeners did it – you shortened our spring fundraising drive and together, we met the $180,000 goal.  And together, we did it in the shortest amount of program disruption we have ever achieved.

As promised, we ended the fundraiser as soon as we met the goal.  We are back to the regular, scheduled breaks so you don’t miss another minute of your favorite programs. 

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Manager's Desk
6:15 am
Sun March 29, 2015

We Are Half-Way To The Goal of $180,000!

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!

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This is KGOU
11:35 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Callout: Your Stories Of The Oklahoma City Bombing

A clock in the blast zone marked the time of the bombing.
Credit Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum

It's a day that we wish held no particular significance, but April 19, 1995 is etched in many Oklahomans' memory banks as the most horrific day in state history.

It started out as an ordinary day, or maybe some of us had plans to make it not so ordinary -- maybe a birthday or anniversary, a day off work or some other anticipated happening that would signify a break from routine.

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Manager's Desk
7:20 am
Sat October 18, 2014

#SupportKGOU

I listen, I support KGOU!

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.

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Membership Drive
11:01 am
Tue October 14, 2014

VIDEO: One Cat Typing

Ready for his close-up.
Credit Kerry Thompson / NPR

If a hundred monkeys banging away on typewriters could eventually come up with the works of Shakespeare, how long would it take one cat to write a joke?

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Membership Drive
1:47 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

VIDEO: High Brow, Low Blow

Batter up! Aksel Danforth with Peter Sagal
Credit Kerry Thompson / NPR

Ever wonder what Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! jokes sound like before they’re edited? Cheap trickery might save a joke, but it's no substitute for the genuine laughs Wait, Wait...  brings us every week.

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Membership Drive
2:35 pm
Sun October 12, 2014

VIDEO: Peter Sagal's Siri Secret

Siri joins the Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! team. But if artificial intelligence isn't what you're after, make a contribution for the good of humankind.

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Membership Drive
9:45 am
Sun October 12, 2014

VIDEO: Furry Is The Hand That Bribes

What's going on outside Bill Kurtis's dressing room?
Credit Kerry Thompson / NPR

The Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! news quiz can be tough, but some panelists have figured out how to get an advantage. Seems it's all about the incentives....

Need an incentive to help pay for the programs that bring you enjoyment, enlightenment, and knowledge about what's going on in our world? We'll thank you with a small gift, a big smile and heartfelt gratitude!

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

The KGOU Challenge

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:

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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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