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About KGOU

KGOU Radio is a full service public radio station, licensed to the University of Oklahoma and operated by OU Outreach.

KGOU's mission is to help people become deeply informed about the issues that affect their lives, better prepared to make decisions and more engaged in our community.

KGOU serves the greater Oklahoma City metropolitan area, towns in Pontotoc, Seminole, Pottawatomie, Grady counties, and western 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.

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

KGOU subscribes to various journalism codes of ethics, as more fully explained on the Key Information page. Moreover, KGOU does not accept or publish “sponsored posts” provided by third party vendors or content contributors.

The staff of KGOU includes 11 full-time and four part-time employees. The station also employs three reporters for StateImpact Oklahoma, a collaborative journalism effort of public broadcasters in the state.

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

Licensee: The Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma
 

Call Letters: KGOU
City of License: Norman, OK
Frequency: 106.3 FM
On Air Date: January 1, 1983 (as a public radio service)
Transmitter Effective Radiated Power: 6 kilowatts
Height Above Average Terrain: 100 meters
Transmitter Coordinates: 35-17-22 N; 97-21-30 W
Urban Grade Radius (70 dbu): 15 miles (average)
Rural Grade Radius (60 dbu): 20 miles (average)

Call Letters: KROU
City of License: Spencer, OK
Frequency: 105.7 FM
On Air Date: June 28, 1993
Transmitter Effective Radiated Power: 6 kilowatts
Height Above Average Terrain: 195 meters
Transmitter Coordinates: 35-34-07 N; 97-29-20 W
Urban Grade Radius (60 dbu): 15 miles (average)
Rural Grade Radius (54 dbu): 25 miles (average)

Call Letters: K276ET
City of License: Seminole, OK
Frequency: 103.1 FM
On Air Date: July 1, 2007
Transmitter Effective Radiated Power: 0.25 kilowatt
Height Above Average Terrain: 65 meters
Transmitter Coordinates: 35-14-31 N; 96-38-10 W
Urban Grade Radius (60 dbu): 8 miles (average)

Call Letters: K250AU
City of License: Ada, OK
Frequency: 97.9 FM
On Air Date: September 6, 2007
Transmitter Effective Radiated Power: 0.25 kilowatt
Transmitter Coordinates: 34-46-26 N; 96-38-53 W
Urban Grade Radius (60 dbu): 8 miles (average)

Call Letters: K295BL
City of License: Chickasha, OK
Frequency: 106.9 FM
On Air Date: August 2010
Transmitter Effective Radiated Power: 0.25 kilowatt
Transmitter Coordinates: 35-01-48 N; 97-57-21 W
Urban Grade Radius (60 dbu): 8 miles (average)

Call Letters: KWOU
City of License: Woodward, OK
Frequency: 88.1 FM
On Air Date: December 29, 2010
Transmitter Effective Radiated Power: 23.5 kilowatts
Height Above Average Terrain: 224 meters
Transmitter Coordinates: 36-22-31 N; 99-28-31 W
Urban Grade Radius (60 dbu): 31 miles (average)
Rural Grade Radius (54 dbu): 45 miles (average)

Call Letters: KOUA
City of License: Ada, OK
Frequency: 91.9 FM
On Air Date: February 18, 2011
Transmitter Effective Radiated Power: 1.5 kilowatts
Height Above Average Terrain: 81.9 meters 
Transmitter Coordinates: 34-42-30 N 96-44-24 W
Urban Grade Radius (60 dbu): 10 miles (average)
Rural Grade Radius (54 dbu): 15 miles (average)

Call Letters: K286BZ
City of License: Shawnee, OK
Frequency: 105.1 FM
On Air Date: March 1, 2015
Transmitter Effective Radiated Power: 0.25 kilowatt
Height above Ground Level: 113 meters
Transmitter Coordinates: 35-22-56 N, 97-00-57 W
Urban Grade Radius (60 dbu): 8 miles (average)

Call Letters: KQOU
City of License: Clinton, OK
Frequency: 89.1 FM
On Air Date: December 1, 2017
Transmitter Effective Radiated Power: 40 kilowatts
Height above Ground Level: 152 meters
Transmitter Coordinates: 35-26-40 N, 98-59-22 W
Urban Grade Radius (60 dbu): 33 miles (average)

If you are experiencing a fuzzy signal when you've had a clear one before, here's an article about tropospheric ducting and other atmospheric conditions that hamper reception.

Recognition of Native Peoples

The land on which KGOU Radio’s studio is located on the main campus of the University of Oklahoma is part of a region that was original ancestral homelands of the Kiowa, Kickapoo, Quapaw, Osage, Wichita and affiliated tribes, and Caddo Nation.

This land was part of the Muscogee (Creek) and Seminole nations, and the territory also served as a hunting ground, trade exchange point and migration route for the Apache and Comanche nations.

We pay respect to these peoples – past, present and future – and their continuing presence in these lands.

We acknowledge, honor and respect the diverse Indigenous peoples connected to this land and their continued leadership in caring for and respecting the land upon which we work and create.

KGOU Radio’s reach extends across a large portion of what is now the state of Oklahoma. KGOU has transmission locations in Norman, Spencer, Ada, Seminole, Shawnee, Chickasha, Clinton and Woodward, Oklahoma. These facilities and the region we serve are in ancestral tribal lands of many indigenous peoples and on land of tribes that were located here through government assimilation policies.

Thirty-nine sovereign tribal nations dwell within the boundaries of the state of Oklahoma. Today, KGOU’s service area encompasses the land of many of those nations including the Chickasaw, Seminole, Citizen Potawatomie, Absentee Shawnee, Kiowa, Cheyenne and Arapaho, Delaware, Kickapoo, Wichita and affiliated tribes, Sac and Fox, and Apache.

As a department of the University of Oklahoma, KGOU Radio recognizes the historical connection the university has with its indigenous community and the continuing contributions these sovereign nations provide to our state, culture and quality of life. This acknowledgement aligns with our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive community and our responsibility to respect and serve all people in our area of operations.