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KGOU Radio is a full service public radio station, licensed to the University of Oklahoma, serving the greater Oklahoma City metropolitan area, towns in Pontotoc, Seminole and Grady counties, and northwestern Oklahoma. Its format is primarily news/talk on weekdays, with jazz, blues, and world music programs on weekends, broadcasting programs from NPR, PRI and other public radio networks. Its broadcast schedule includes programming for a Native American audience.

KGOU is also a broadcast and online news organization ( providing news coverage of local, state, regional, national and global issues, along with our partner organizations, NPR, and other networks and content providers. KGOU streams broadcast audio over the internet, and provides online audio of programs and news reports.

The staff of KGOU includes 10 full-time and five part-time employees. The station also houses two reporters employed for StateImpact Oklahoma, a collaborative effort of public broadcasters in the state and NPR.

KGOU originates from studios located on the campus of the University of Oklahoma and is delivered by four transmitters and three translators to more than one million residents of central, southeastern and northwestern Oklahoma.

Licensee: The Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma


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The Oklahoma Tornado Project is a KGOU News effort to tell the stories that followed the deadly tornadoes that struck several Oklahoma cities in May of 2013. The project is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and KGOU, a division of the University of Oklahoma.

  • From: KGOU
  • Updated: Sep 29, 2013
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A KGOU original production hosted by Michael Bendure, Tonic: The Funky Groove Show features a mix of instrumental funk and groove music spanning the past six decades. The program offers family-friendly, feel-good music from the 1960s, '70s and '80s all the way into the 21st Century, encompassing funk, groove, soul, disco, jazz, hip hop and more. A weekly dose of universal harmony, love and acceptance.

  • From: KGOU
  • Updated: Oct 22, 2021

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Caption: The survivor tree at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
Twenty years ago April 19, a bomb destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and changing the co...

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  • Added: Apr 13, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Take Shelter Oklahoma spent Fall 2013 gathering signatures for its initiative petition and State Question 767. The group fell short by more than 30,000., Credit: Kurt Gwartney
Take Shelter Oklahoma, a school shelter advocacy group, goes to the Oklahoma Supreme Court against Attorney General Scott Pruitt.

  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 03:22
Caption: Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak speaks at a tax forum for tornado survivors., Credit: Kate Carlton
Tornado survivors look at how to deal with the upcoming tax season.

  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 03:15
Caption: Tornado damaged classroom in the Tower Elementary school in Moore, Oklahoma. An F5 tornado struck the area on May 20th, causing widespread destruction., Credit: Andrea Booher/FEMA
Oklahoma meteorologists are questioning whether schools taking "tornado days" during sever weather season is really the best idea.

  • Added: Feb 17, 2014
  • Length: 03:24
Caption: Governor Mary Fallin tours the Plaza Elementary School site days after the May 20 Moore tornado, Credit: The National Guard
Governor Mary Fallin recently came out in support of a plan to pay for school shelters across the state... 8 months after the May storms destroyed ...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2014
  • Length: 03:18
Caption: Wildcare founder Rondi Large, Credit: Kate Carlton
Wildlife rehab center seeks help for first time ever following May tornadoes. What made this time different?

  • Added: Jan 27, 2014
  • Length: 03:35
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After the May storms in Oklahoma, nearly 850 pets were displaced. Of those, roughly 1/3 were never reunited with their original owners. The Oklahom...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2014
  • Length: 03:14
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Art Feeds starts a 12-lesson plan at schools destroyed by May 2013 tornadoes

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 03:18
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Caption: Lieutenant Briar Orr, Credit: Kate Carlton
This piece looks at the Oklahoma Highway Patrol's response to mental health trauma after the May 2013 tornadoes.

  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 02:58
Caption: Katie Western as Swirl Girl and Rick Smith at the 2012 National Weather Festival, Credit: Kate Carlton
The National Weather Center in Norman adjusts its annual weather festival in response to the state's May 2013 tornadoes.

  • Added: Dec 16, 2013
  • Length: 03:35