Skip Navigation

KGOU Expands Service in Western Oklahoma

OU Public Affairs WebsiteOU homepagePublic Affairs homepage
Skip Side Navigation
KGOU Radio logo

 

NORMAN — University of Oklahoma public radio station KGOU has begun simulcasting on 89.1 FM in Clinton, Oklahoma, after acquiring the broadcast license, transmitter and equipment from KCCU Radio at Cameron University. The 89.1 FM signal covers much of western Oklahoma and expands the reach of KGOU’s programming to 32 counties in Oklahoma.  

The 89.1 FM signal’s call sign has been changed to KQOU, transmitting at 40,000 watts from a tower located about three miles south-southwest of Clinton in Washita County. Under ideal atmospheric conditions, the signal reaches from the Wichita Mountains to southern Woodward County, and from El Reno to the state line and beyond, into the Texas panhandle.

“We are pleased to be able to significantly extend our broadcast footprint and provide NPR and KGOU-originated programming to listeners in the 89.1 FM area,” said KGOU General Manager Dick Pryor. “Adding the Clinton transmitter is an exciting opportunity for KGOU and the University of Oklahoma to serve new audiences in western Oklahoma.”

Public radio service in the area has not been interrupted during the process of transferring the license to KGOU and OU, although KGOU’s daily programming differs from KCCU’s programs. Listeners will now hear News/Talk radio programs throughout daytime hours on weekdays.

NPR’s morning and afternoon drive-time programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered will continue on 89.1 FM along with NPR newscasts and award-winning, locally produced KGOU state and local news, weather and traffic reports. Listeners will also find familiar in-depth news reporting from the statewide public media collaboration, StateImpact Oklahoma.

Instead of classical music, listeners will now hear popular News/Talk radio programs 1A, Here & Now, and Fresh Air; during evenings and weekends listeners will hear jazz, blues and global jazz music programs. News from the BBC will air during overnight hours. A complete program schedule and program descriptions are available on the station website: http://kgou.org/schedule.

Documents transferring the transmitter license from KCCU to KGOU were filed with the Federal Communications Commission in September. After receiving approval from the FCC, KGOU began broadcasting from the Clinton transmitter on Dec. 1.

KGOU is a department of the University of Oklahoma Outreach and an NPR Member Station, currently broadcasting at 106.3 FM in Norman, 105.7 FM in Oklahoma County, 88.1 FM in Woodward, 89.1 FM in Clinton, 91.9 FM and 97.9 FM in Ada, 103.1 FM in Seminole, 105.1 FM in Shawnee and 106.9 FM in Chickasha. KGOU also offers live audio streaming and digital content at http://www.kgou.org. As a public radio station, KGOU receives voluntary donations from listeners and businesses.

Recent News

OU Student Receives Udall Scholarship

Daniel Hayden

NORMAN - University of Oklahoma honors student Daniel R. Hayden has been named a 2018 Udall Scholar. The Udall Foundation Scholarship recognizes undergraduate students who demonstrate a commitment to careers related to the environment or to Native American public policy or health care. Hayden is one of 50 nationwide selected for the honor. Read more

OU Professor to Receive IEEE Satellite Communications Technical Contribution Award

Mohammed Atiquzzaman

Mohammed Atiquzzaman, is the recipient of the prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Satellite Communications Technical Contribution Award for 2018. The annual award is given to an accomplished, senior-level researcher who has achieved outstanding results in satellite communications and recognizes excellent scientific contributions done by academia and industries. Atiquzzaman will receive the award at the IEEE International Conference on Communications in Kansas City, Missouri, May 20-24. Read more

OU Physicist Developing Quantum-Enhanced Sensors for Real-Life Applications

Albert Marino

A University of Oklahoma physicist, Alberto M. Marino, is developing quantum-enhanced sensors that could find their way into applications ranging from biomedical to chemical detection. In a new study, Marino’s team, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, demonstrates the ability of quantum states of light to enhance the sensitivities of state-of-the-art plasmonic sensors. The team presents the first implementation of a sensor with sensitivities considered state-of-the-art and shows how quantum-enhanced sensing can find its way into real-life applications. Read more

OU Class of 2018 Gift to Honor Borens

The Boren Green

NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma Class of 2018 will celebrate their time at OU through a dedicated green space that will add to OU’s national reputation as one of America’s most beautiful campuses. Located along Lindsey Street in front of the newly completed Residential Colleges, this year’s class gift will fund a picturesque lawn named The Boren Green. Read more

OU Students Receive National Security Education Program Award for International Study

The Boren Awards

NORMAN – University of Oklahoma senior James Ratcliff and OU junior Libby Trowbridge recently were selected as recipients of the prestigious Boren Award for International Study, sponsored by the National Security Education Program. Thirty-four OU students have received the award since the program began in 1994. Read more

OU-Led Research Team Accelerating Antibiotic Discovery

Zygurskaya and Rybenkov

NORMAN — University of Oklahoma professors, Helen Zgurskaya and Valentin Rybenkov, and team are addressing the challenge and critical need for new antibiotics that can fight infections caused by the multi-drug resistant bacterium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, considered an urgent threat by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The OU team responded to a special request for applications from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, and received a five-year, $5.7 million grant to develop new, more effective approaches against Gram-negative bacteria that are protected by multi-drug efflux pumps and low-permeability membranes. Read more

News Archives

2017  | 2016  | 2015  | 2014  |  2013  

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018


For requests for past releases, please contact OU Public Affairs at (405) 325-1701 or publicaffairs@ou.edu.


2017 News Archives


For requests for past releases, please contact OU Public Affairs at (405) 325-1701 or publicaffairs@ou.edu.