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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: Kim Rollins sits with some of the donated ornaments she has acquired over the past few weeks., Credit: Kate Carlton
Moore, OK resident Kim Rollins collects and distributes Christmas ornaments for people who lost everything in the city's devastating May 20 tornado.

  • Added: Dec 16, 2013
  • Length: 03:18
Caption: Oklahoma National Guard soldiers and airmen respond to the Moore tornado on May 20, 2013., Credit: The National Guard
In the hours after the tornado tore through Moore back in May, nearly 400 National Guardsmen went to the scene to search for survivors, clear roads...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2013
  • Length: 03:23
Caption: NOAA's Harold Brooks and Representative Joe Dorman speak at the Nov. 19 KGOU Panel., Credit: Brian Hardzinski
The Oklahoma Tornado Project looks at different reactions to school shelters after the 1999 and 2013 tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma.

  • Added: Dec 02, 2013
  • Length: 03:19
Caption: Bettie and Joel Spears stand in front of their new home., Credit: Kate Carlton
Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity recently completed its first house for survivors of the May tornadoes that swept through Central Oklahoma.

  • Added: Nov 25, 2013
  • Length: 03:35
Caption: Pallets of water fill one of Feed the Children's Oklahoma City warehouses, Credit: Kate Carlton
Six months after a series of tornadoes tore through the Oklahoma City area, The Oklahoma Tornado Project looks back at the role of private donation...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2013
  • Length: 03:12
Caption: KWTV Meteorologist Gary England calls for donations May 20, 2013., Credit: News 9 archives
KWTV and other media outlets in Oklahoma and across the country asked for donations following the Moore tornadoes. Products and cash flooded in, bu...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2013
  • Length: 02:55
Caption: James E. McNellie's Public House - Oklahoma City, Credit: Kate Carlton
McNellie's Public House in Oklahoma chose to donate all proceeds from Oklahoma beer sales May 22 - 31. This effort raised $28,000. The Oklahoma Tor...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2013
  • Length: 02:44
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Members of Take Shelter Oklahoma, a group fighting for state-funded storm shelter, filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Scott Pruitt based on h...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2013
  • Length: 03:28
Caption: Kristy Yager, Erin Engelke and Cynthia Reid discuss lessons they learned from the May tornadoes at a panel discussion held by the Oklahoma City chapter of the Association of Women in Communication., Credit: Kate Carlton
Since tornadoes struck Central Oklahoma in May, Oklahoma City's communication leaders have evaluated their disaster response plans. Many have found...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2013
  • Length: 03:16
Caption: Danni Legg, Credit: Kate Carlton
Oklahoma State Representative Joe Dorman recently released a study showing only 15% of Oklahoma K-12 school buildings have FEMA-approved shelters o...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2013
  • Length: 04:00