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The Corporation for Public Broadcasting provides KGOU with an annual grant and requires KGOU to disclose the following information. A paper copy of any of these reports is available by contacting the KGOU General Manager. These reports can be viewed at the KGOU offices or mailed.

In addition, an annual report required by the Federal Communications Commission is below, as well as other information.

1. Station Staff. A full list of station staff and contact information can be found at this link.  You can send regular mail to any staff member at KGOU, 860 Van Vleet Oval, Room 300, Norman, OK 73019. The executive staff of KGOU is:

Dick Pryor
General Manager
325-2222

Patrick Roberts
Chief Engineer
325-1603

Jim Johnson
Program Director
Weekend Blues Host
325-3110

Jolly Brown
Manager of Development
325-1601

Cindy Cottrell
Business Manager
325-0524

2. Board of Directors. KGOU is owned by the University of Oklahoma and governed by the Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma.  Information about the Board of Regents can be found here. The Board of Regents include Chairman of the Board of Regents for 2020-21 Gary Pierson and 2020-21 Vice Chairman Frank Keating. Other members are Eric Stevenson, Phil B. Albert, Natalie Shirley, Michael Cawley and Anita L. Holloway. Chris A. Purcell is the board's executive secretary and vice president for university governance. Joseph Harroz, Jr. is the president of the University of Oklahoma.

3. Open Meetings. By the Oklahoma Open Meetings Act (Sections 301 through 314 of Title 25 of the Oklahoma Statues), all meetings of the Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma are open to the public. Information on the date, time and location of the meetings is available here. Meetings notices are first filed with the office of the Oklahoma Secretary of State and can be found here. Search for: Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma (OU). Final agendas for the meetings are posted no later than 24 hours prior to the meeting are posted here. The agenda will indicate which sections of the meeting may be closed and for what reason. Minutes of past meetings are posted here. If you would like written notice via regular mail of these meetings, please contact the General Manager.

Meetings of the Board of Regents for 2021 are scheduled for the following dates (original dates as filed on December 14, 2020 with the Oklahoma Secretary of State):

January 7, 2021 (Robert M. Bird Library, Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, 11:00 a.m.)

January 8, 2021 (Robert M. Bird Library, Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, 8:00 a.m.)

(Meetings of January 7-8, 2021 were cancelled; notice filed with Oklahoma Secretary of State on January 4, 2021 at 4:59 p.m.)

January 28, 2021 (OU Health Sciences Center Campus, Oklahoma City, OK; Regular meeting (executive session with no action expected) 7:45 a.m., Provost's Conference Room)(notice delivered via press release 1/25/2021)

January 28, 2021 (OU Health Sciences Center Campus, Oklahoma City, OK; Public regular meeting, 4:30 p.m., Faculty/Staff Atrium)(notice delivered via press release 1/25/2021)

March 4, 2021 (University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Norman, OK; 8:00 a.m.)

March 5, 2021 (University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Norman, OK; 8:00 a.m.)

May 17, 2021 (Robert M. Bird Library, Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, 8:00 a.m.)

May 18, 2021 (Robert M. Bird Library, Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, 8:00 a.m.)

October 18, 2021 (University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Norman, OK, 8:00 a.m.)

October 19, 2021 (University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Norman OK, 8:00 a.m.)

November 4, 2021 (Robert M. Bird Library, Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, 8:00 a.m.)

November 5, 2021 (Robert M. Bird Library, Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, 8:00 a.m.)

Board of Regents Meeting Notices for 2021:

January 28, 2021 

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will meet for a Regular Meeting on January 28, 2021 at the OU Health Sciences Center, Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Center Library, 1105 N. Stonewall Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK at 7:45 a.m. Executive session with no action taken. Pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Meetings Act, the Board of Regents may enter into Executive Session under 25 O.S. § 307(B)(1) on the matter of review of Presidents. A copy of the agenda can be found at this link. KGOU is not mentioned in the agenda.

  

January 28, 2021 

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will meet for a Public Regular Meeting on January 28, 2021 at the OU Health Sciences Center, Faculty/Staff Atrium, 1105 N. Stonewall Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK at 4:30 p.m. Pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Meetings Act, the Board of Regents may enter into Executive Session under 25 O.S. § 307(B)(1) on the matter of review of Presidents. A copy of the agenda can be found at this link. KGOU is not mentioned in the agenda.

 

For reference, Meetings of the Board of Regents for 2020 were scheduled on the following dates.

January 29-30, 2020

March 10-11, 2020

May 7-8, 2020 (cancelled)

May 8-9, 2020 (rescheduled)

June 23-25, 2020 (cancelled)

June 18, 2020 (amended and recheduled from June 23-25, 2020; to be done virtually)

July 27-28, 2020

September 15-16, 2020

October 1-2, 2020 (amended and rescheduled from October 27-28, 2020)

November 11, 2020 (virtual only)

December 1-2, 2020 (cancelled)

January 7-8, 2021

For reference, Board of Regents meeting notices for 2020 were as follows:

November 11, 2020 (virtual only) 

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will meet for a Regular Meeting (virtual only) on November 11, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Under the amended Open Meetings Act, all participants will attend the meeting virtually. The public may view the meeting at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS1AN_I-Ylw 

  

The OU Board of Regents will consider a number of agenda items, including: 

  • New academic programs 

  • Fiscal Year 2020 audit reports 

  • Academic personnel actions  

 

Pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Meetings Act, the Board of Regents may enter into Executive Session under 25 O.S. § 307(B)(1) on the matter of review of Presidents. A copy of the agenda can be found at this link KGOU is not mentioned on the agenda.

October 1-2, 2020 at Norman, Oklahoma 

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will meet for a Regular Meeting at the Robert M. Bird Health Science Library at the OU Health Sciences Center, 1105 N. Stonewall Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at 8:30 a.m. Pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Meetings Act, the Board of Regents may enter into Executive Session under 25 O.S. § 307(B)(1) on the matter of review of Presidents. A copy of the agenda can be found at this link.  A copy of the advisory agenda can be found at this linkKGOU is not referenced in either agenda. The next regular meeting of the OU Board of Regents will be held on January 7-8, 2021. 

 

(Notice posted 9/30/2020 by the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents is below) 

 

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents’ Meeting Robert M. Bird Library, Health Sciences Center Campus 1105 N. Stonewall, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma October 1-2, 2020  

 

Thursday, October 1, 2020 8:30 a.m. *Executive Session, Provost’s Conference Room Friday, October 2, 2020 8:30 a.m. *Executive Session, Provost’s Conference Room 2:30 p.m. Board of Regents’ Meeting, Faculty/Staff Atrium  

Cameron University Items  

Rogers State University Items  

University of Oklahoma Items  

 

*Executive Session may be proposed under Section 307(B)(1) of the Oklahoma Open Meetings Act to discuss the performance and/or perform an employment evaluation of session speaker.* 

 

 

July 27, 2020 at Norman, Oklahoma 

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will meet for a Special Meeting on the Norman Campus at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, MidFirst Bank Stadium Club, 1185 Asp Avenue, Norman, Oklahoma on July 27, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.  Retreat. Proposed Executive Session. A copy of the agenda can be found at this link. No action will be taken at this meeting.

 

July 28, 2020 at Norman, Oklahoma 

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will meet for a Special Meeting on the Norman Campus at Headington Hall, 6th Floor, 100 East Lindsey, Norman, Oklahoma on July 28, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. Retreat. Proposed Executive Session. A copy of the agenda can be found at this link. No action will be taken at this meeting.

 

July 28, 2020 at Norman, Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will meet for a  Special Meeting on the Norman Campus at Headington Hall, 6th Floor, Room 618, 100 East Lindsey, Norman, Oklahoma on July 28, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. A copy of the University of Oklahoma agenda can be found at this link. KGOU is not referenced on the agenda. The next regular meeting of the OU Board of Regents will be held on September 15-16, 2020.

 

June 18, 2020 (virtual)

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will meet for an Amended Regular Meeting, to be done through virtual means, at 3:00 p.m. on June 18, 2020. This meeting was orginally scheduled for June 23-25, 2020. Expected agenda items include academic and program changes, academic and administrative personnel action, residence hall antimicrobial devices and Fiscal Year 2021 budget. The public may view the virtual meeting at this link. The live link will activate at 3:00 p.m. The agenda will be posted 24 hours prior to the meeting. A copy of the agenda can be found at this link.

May 8, 2020 at Norman, Oklahoma 

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will meet for a Regular Meeting at the Molly Shi Boren Ballroom on the Norman campus in the Oklahoma Memorial Union, 900 Asp Avenue on May 8, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. The Regents will consider a number of agenda items, including admission modifications, academic program changes, administrative personnel actions and new academic dean appointments. Pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Meetings Act, the Board of Regents may enter into Executive Session under 25 O.S. § 307(B)(1) on the matter of review of Presidents. A copy of the agenda can be found at this link. KGOU is not referenced on the agenda.  livestream of the meeting will be available at http://link.ou.edu/mayborThe next regular meeting of the OU Board of Regents will be held on May 9, 2020. 

 

May 9, 2020 at Norman, Oklahoma 

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will meet for a Regular Meeting at the Molly Shi Boren Ballroom on the Norman campus in the Oklahoma Memorial Union, 900 Asp Avenue on May 9, 2020 at 8:45 a.m. The meeting will begin and end in open session, but the majority of the discussions will then occur in Executive Session, as allowed by Oklahoma Statute. Pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Meetings Act, the Board of Regents may enter into Executive Session under 25 O.S. § 307(B)(1) on the matter of review of Presidents. A copy of the agenda can be found at this link. KGOU is not referenced on the agenda. A livestream of the meeting will be available at http://link.ou.edu/maybor. The next regular meeting of the OU Board of Regents will be held on June 23-25, 2020. 

  

 

 March 10, 2020 at Norman, Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents Norman Campus Committee will meet for a Special Meeting at the Bizzell Memorial Library, Room LL118, 401 W. Brooks Street, on the Norman campus on March 10, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. Active discussion will be held on the 2020-21 Student Activity Fee Budget – NC, Agenda Item #19, and for information only discussion of Naming Rights in Sarkeys Fitness Center. No final action will be taken by this committee. There may be other Board members in attendance at this meeting in addition to the committee membership. All findings or conclusions of this committee are subject to the approval of the full Board of Regents. A copy of the agenda can be found at this link.

March 10, 2020 at Norman, Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will meet for a Special Meeting at the Bizzell Memorial Library, Room 516, 401 W. Brooks Street, on the Norman campus on March 10, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. Regents will meet for lunch and a Proposed Executive Session pursuant to 25 O.S. § 307(B)(1) for consideration of the appointment of officers for the Board of Regents, to be selected from members of the Board. A copy of the agenda can be found at this link

March 10, 2020 at Norman, Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents Finance & Audit Committee will meet for a Special Meeting at the Bizzell Memorial Library, Room LL118, 401 W. Brooks Street, on the Norman campus on March 10, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. No final action will be taken by this committee. There may be other Board members in attendance at this meeting in addition to the committee membership. All findings or conclusions of this committee are subject to the approval of the full Board of Regents. A copy of the agenda can be found at this link

March 10, 2020 at Norman, Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents Health Sciences Center Committee will meet for a Special Meeting at the Bizzell Memorial Library, Room LL118, 401 W. Brooks Street, on the Norman campus on March 10, 2020, at 2:30 p.m. Active discussion will be held on the HSC Update. No final action will be taken by this committee. There may be other Board members in attendance at this meeting in addition to the committee membership. All findings or conclusions of this committee are subject to the approval of the full Board of Regents. A copy of the agenda can be found at this link.    

March 10, 2020 at Norman, Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents for meet for its Annual Meeting at the Bizzell Memorial Library, Great Reading Room, 401 W. Brooks Street, on the Norman campus on March 10, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. The Regents will consider the agendas for Rogers State University, Cameron University and the University of Oklahoma. KGOU is not referenced on the agenda. A copy of the agenda can be found at this link

March 11, 2020 at Norman, Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will meet for a Special Meeting at the Bizzell Memorial Library, Room 516, 401 W. Brooks Street, on the Norman campus on March 11, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. The agenda consists of a Proposed Executive Session with possible discussion and vote to enter Executive Session pursuant to 25 O.S. § 307(B) for the following discussion purposes:

a. Confidential communications between the Board and its attorney(s) concerning pending research or financial investigation(s) and/or claims, where the Board’s attorney has determined disclosure will seriously impair the ability of the Board to conduct the investigation(s) in the public interest as authorized under 25 O.S. § 307(B)(4);

b. Confidential communications between the Board and its attorney(s) concerning potential claim(s) involving real estate operations, where the Board’s attorney has determined disclosure will seriously impair the ability of the Board to process the claim(s) in the public interest as authorized under 25 O.S. § 307(B)(4);

c. Confidential communications between the Board and its attorney(s) concerning pending personnel claims, where the Board’s attorney has determined disclosure will seriously impair the ability of the Board to conduct the investigation(s) in the public interest as authorized under 25 O.S. § 307(B)(4);

d. Confidential communications between the Board and its attorney(s) concerning pending negligence claims, where the Board’s attorney has determined disclosure will seriously impair the ability of the Board to conduct the investigation(s) in the public interest as authorized under 25 O.S. § 307(B)(4);

e. Routine, periodic review of employment of University President(s) as authorized under 25 O.S. § 307(B)(1).

f. Discussion of assessment of potential vulnerability of governmental facilities as authorized under 25 O.S. § 307(B)(7) and 51 O.S. § 24A.28(A)(2).

g. Discussion of filed litigation against the University, including the following cases and/or claims where the Board’s attorney has determined disclosure will seriously impair the ability of the Board to conduct the investigation(s) in the public interest as authorized under 25 O.S. § 307(B)(4):

1. Provident Oklahoma Education Resources, Inc. v. University, Case No. CJ-2019-1618 in the District Court for Cleveland Count, Oklahoma

2. Franco v. University, 116,876 in the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals; 

3. Grillot v. University, et al., Case No. CIV-19-241-F in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma;  

4. Hilliard v. Hall, et al., Case No. CJ-2019-685 in the District Court for Cleveland County, Oklahoma;

5. Horton v. University, Case No. CJ-2019-1514 in the District Court for Cleveland County, Oklahoma;

6. Martinez v. HCA Health Services of Oklahoma, Inc., et al., Case No. CJ2017-5354 in the District Court for Oklahoma County, Oklahoma;

7. McGee v. University, Case No. CIV-19-1036-D in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma;

8. Nero v. Bharucha, et al., Case No. CJ-2016-5047 in the District Court for Oklahoma County, Oklahoma;

9. Rainwater v. University, et al., Case No. CIV-19-0382-R in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma;

10. Robinson v. Obbrai, et al., Case No. CJ-2018-6331 in the District Court for Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.

A copy of the agenda can be found at this link.  

January 29, 2020 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will meet for a Special Meeting at the Robert  M. Bird Library, Provost’s Conference Room at the Health Sciences Center Campus in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on January 29, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. The agenda consists of a Proposed Executive Session with possible discussion and vote to enter Executive Session pursuant to 25 O.S. § 307(B)(4) and/or 25 O.S. § 307(B)(1) and confidential communications between the Board and its attorney(s) concerning potential or pending claim(s) including (a) pending research or financial investigation(s) and/or claim(s), (b) potential claim(s) involving real estate operations, (c) pending personnel claims, (d) pending negligence claims, (e) routine, periodic review of the University president(s) as authorized under 25 O.S. § 307(B), and (f) discussion of filed litigation against the University. KGOU is not referenced in the agenda. A copy of the agenda can be found at this link.

January 30, 2020 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents Finance & Audit Committee will meet for a Special Meeting at the Robert M. Bird Library, Auditorium, Health Sciences Center on the Oklahoma City campus on January 30, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. No final action will be taken by this committee. There may be other Board members in attendance at this meeting in addition to the committee membership. All findings or conclusions of this committee are subject to the approval of the full Board of Regents. A copy of the agenda can be found at this link.

January 30, 2020 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents Norman Campus Committee will meet for a Special Meeting at the Robert M. Bird Library, Auditorium, Health Sciences Center on the Oklahoma City campus on January 30, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. No final action will be taken by this committee. There may be other Board members in attendance at this meeting in addition to the committee membership. All findings or conclusions of this committee are subject to the approval of the full Board of Regents. A copy of the agenda can be found at this link.

January 30, 2020 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents Health Sciences Center Committee will meet for a Special Meeting at the Robert M. Bird Library, Auditorium, Health Sciences Center on the Oklahoma City campus on January 30, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. No final action will be taken by this committee. There may be other Board members in attendance at this meeting in addition to the committee membership. All findings or conclusions of this committee are subject to the approval of the full Board of Regents. A copy of the agenda can be found at this link.

January 30, 2020 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will meet for a Regular Meeting at the Robert M. Bird Library, Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City Campus in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on January 30, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.  

Pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Meetings Act, the Board of Regents may enter into Executive Session under 25 O.S. § 307(B)(1) on the matter of review of Presidents.

A copy of the Agenda can be found at this link. KGOU is not referenced on the agenda. The next regular meeting of the OU Board of Regents will be held on March 10-11, 2020.

4. Community Advisory Board. By law, KGOU is not required and does not have a community advisory board.

5. Most Recent Audited Financial Statements. KGOU's most recent audited financial statements are here. This report is for fiscal year 2020.  KGOU's fiscal year 2019 financial statements are here.

6. Annual Financial Reports. These reports are made annually to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  The most recent KGOU CPB AFR, for fiscal year 2020, is located here. The report for fiscal year 2019 is located here.

7. Local Content and Services Report. This report is made annually to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting each February. The latest Station Activity Survey for Fiscal Year 2020 was submitted to CPB and posted on February 9, 2021. The report for Fiscal Year 2020 can be found here.

8. Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity. KGOU supports equal employment opportunities and works against discrimination in employment. KGOU operates within the principles outlined in the University of Oklahoma’s Office of Equal Opportunity.  Click here to read KGOU's latest CPB Diversity Statement which  was written in September, 2020 and posted on September 14, 2020. The 2019 CPB Diversity Statement can be found here. The 2018 CPB Diversity Statement can be found here.

9. Equal Employment Opportunity Report (EEO). Each year, KGOU prepares an equal opportunity report for the Federal Communications Commission.  The latest EEO report, posted December 22, 2020, is available here: 2021 Equal Employment Opportunity Report. The previous EEO Report, posted on January 29, 2020, is available here: 2020 Equal Employment Opportunity Report. The EEO Report for calendar year 2018, posted on January 30, 2019, is available here: 2019 Equal Employment Opportunity Report

10. Ownership Reports. The Federal Communications Commission requires each station to file ownership reports for license renewal. The latest Biennial Ownership Report for KGOU, KROU, KWOU and KOUA is available here. It was posted on January 3, 2020. On December 1, 2017, the University of Oklahoma received a transmitter license for KQOU, with its tower located near Clinton, Oklahoma. The post-consummation of assignment ownership report for KQOU is available here. It was posted on January 30, 2018.

11. Public File. All commercial and non-commercial broadcast stations are required to maintain an online Public File on the FCC's website effective March 1, 2018. Additionally, broadcast stations are required to post a link to those pages on the station's website. The public files for KGOU, KROU, KOUA, KWOU and KQOU are available here.

12. Donor Privacy. KGOU does not sell, trade, or give its mailing, email, social media, text messaging or phone lists to any outside organization or for any purpose except to further the mission of KGOU. KGOU does not allow its lists, databases or contacts (including mail, email, social media, phone, text messaging, etc.) to be distributed or used for sales, promotion, trade or in any fashion not directly related to the activities of KGOU and controlled in accordance with its policies, procedures and legal requirements. Although KGOU may receive requests for list-related information or use thereof, KGOU has never participated in any arrangement that might compromise the security of its database information, allow use of its lists and distribution channels for commercial gain, violate the privacy of those persons on the lists, or subject KGOU to legal liability or ethical violation, nor does it intend to do so. Moreover, KGOU will not use its lists, databases, contacts or distribution channels in a manner that creates an actual, potential or perceived conflict of interest.

13. Editorial Integrity. KGOU has adopted a Code of Editorial Integrity guided by the Editorial Integrity for Public Media principles, policies and practices. In addition, KGOU operates in accordance with the NPR Ethics Handbook, the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Code of Ethics and the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Code of Ethics. Moreover, KGOU does not accept or publish "sponsored posts" or "links" provided by third party vendors, advertisers or commercial content contributors.