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The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) 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. Criteria required by the CPB in order to comply with the Communications Act of 1934 are located at this link.

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

Jump to section:
1. Station Staff
2. Board of Directors
3. Open Meetings
4. Community Advisory Board
5. Audited Financial Statements
6. Annual Financial Reports
7. Local Content and Services Report
8. Diversity and EEO
9. EEO Report
10. Ownership Reports
11. FCC Public File
12. Donor Privacy
13. Editorial Integrity

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
405-325-2222
manager@kgou.org

Patrick Roberts
Chief Engineer
405-325-1603
engineering@kgou.org

Jim Johnson
Program Director
Weekend Blues Host
405-325-3110
programming@kgou.org

Jolly Brown
Development Director
405-325-1601
development@kgou.org

Cindy Cottrell
Business Manager
business@kgou.org

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 Chair Natalie Shirley and Vice Chair Eric Stevenson. Other members are Past Chair Frank Keating, Anita L. Holloway, Rick Nagel, Robert J. Ross and Rick Braught. Tim Rhodes is the board's executive secretary. 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. Meeting dates are 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 theGeneral Manager.

2024 OU Regents Meeting Notices

Meetings of the Board of Regents for 2024 are scheduled for the following dates as filed with the Oklahoma Secretary of State):

January 11-12, 2024; Norman Campus, Norman, Oklahoma

March 11-12, 2024; Health Sciences Center Campus, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

June 11-12, 2024; Health Sciences Center Campus, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

September 12-13, 2024; OU-Tulsa/Rogers State University

November 13-14, 2024; Norman Campus, Norman, Oklahoma

OU Board of Regents Meeting (January 12, 2024)

January 12, 2024, at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will meet for a Regular Meeting on January 12, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. in the Auditorium of the Robert M. Bird Library at the OU Health Sciences Center, 1105 N. Stonewall Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK. Executive session with no action taken, pursuant to 25 O.S. § 307(B)(4). The agenda can be found at this link. KGOU is not referenced on the agenda.

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will meet for a Regular Public Meeting on January 12, 2024, at 1:00 p.m., in the Auditorium of the Robert M. Bird Library at the OU Health Sciences Center, 1105 N. Stonewall Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK. Regents will consider a number of agenda items including academic service fee changes, new degree offerings, administrative appointments, and facility renovations and improvements. The agenda can be found at this link. KGOU is not referenced on the agenda.

3A. KGOU meetings/events. KGOU Radio and non-profit investigative journalism organization Oklahoma Watch are conducting a community conversation project regarding the news media and journalism during February, March and April 2024. Events are free and open to the public; discussion will be facilitated by KGOU general manager Dick Pryor and Oklahoma Watch executive director Ted Streuli. Sessions will last 90 minutes and will be held at the following dates, times and locations:

February 27, 2024: Chickasha, OK (USAO Student Center, 2nd Floor, Regents Room, 1727 W. Alabama Ave., Chickasha, OK; doors open at 6:30 p.m., event begins at 7:00 p.m.)

March 5, 2024: Durant, OK (details TBA)

March 26, 2024: Woodward, OK (details TBA)

April 16, 2024: Ponca City, OK (details TBA)

For more information, contact KGOU general manager Dick Pryor at (405) 325-2222 or manager@kgou.org.

4. Community Advisory Board.

By law, KGOU is not required and does not have a community advisory board.

5. Most Recent Audited Financial Statements.

These statements are prepared annually for compliance with Corporation for Public Broadcasting requirements. The KGOU Radio Audited Financial Statement (AFS) for fiscal year 2023 is located here. It was posted on January 4, 2024. The audited financial statement (AFS) for fiscal year 2022 is located here. It was posted on January 4, 2023. The audited financial statement (AFS) for fiscal year 2021 is located here. It was posted on December 22, 2021. The AFS report for fiscal year 2020 is here. 

6. Annual Financial Reports.

These reports are made annually to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The KGOU Radio CPB Audited Financial Report (AFR) for fiscal year 2023 is located here.It was posted on January 4, 2024.  The KGOU CPB Audited Financial Report (AFR) for fiscal year 2022 is located here. It was posted on January 4, 2023. The KGOU CPB Audited Financial Report (AFR), for fiscal year 2021, is located here. It was posted on December 22, 2021. The KGOU CPB AFR for fiscal year 2020 is located here.

7. Local Content and Services Report.

This report is made annually to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting each February. The Station Activity Survey (SAS) for fiscal year 2023 was submitted to CPB and posted on February 6, 2024 and can be found here. The Station Activity Survey (SAS) for fiscal year 2022 was submitted to CPB and posted on February 2, 2023 and can be found here. The Station Activity Survey (SAS) for fiscal year 2021 was submitted to CPB and posted on February 8, 2022 and can be found here. The report for fiscal year 2020 was submitted to CPB and posted on February 9, 2021 and can be found here.

8. Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity.

KGOU is an equal opportunity employer. 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.  Go here to read KGOU's 2023 CPB Diversity Statement, which was written and approved in September 2023 and posted on September 27, 2023. Go here to read KGOU's 2022 CPB Diversity Statement, which was written in September 2022 and posted on September 19, 2022. KGOU's 2021 CPB Diversity Statement, which was written in September 2021 and posted on September 15, 2021, can be foundhere.

9. Equal Employment Opportunity Report (EEO).

Each year, KGOU prepares an equal opportunity report for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  The 2024 KGOU FCC EEO Report, posted January 22, 2024, is available here: 2024 KGOU FCC Equal Employment Opportunity Report. The 2023 KGOU FCC EEO report, posted January 19, 2023, is available here: 2023 FCC Equal Employment Opportunity Report. The FCC EEO Report for 2022, posted January 21, 2022, is available here: 2022 FCC Equal Employment Opportunity Report. The 2021 FCC 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 station's annual EEO report can be found on the station's public information page of the FCC's website. The public files for KGOU, KROU, KOUA, KWOU and KQOU are available here.

10. Ownership Reports.

The Federal Communications Commission requires each station to file ownership reports for license renewal. The 2023 FCC Biennial Ownership Report for KGOU, KROU, KWOU, KOUA, and KQOU, filed on November 13, 2023, is located here. It was posted on January 4, 2024. The 2021 FCC Biennial Ownership Report for KGOU, KROU, KWOU, KOUA and KQOU, filed on October 26, 2021, is located here. It was posted on December 22, 2021. The 2019 Biennial Ownership Report for KGOU, KROU, KWOU, KQOU 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 lists, databases or contacts (including mail, email, social media, phone, text messaging, etc.) to any non-affiliated third parties. As such, KGOU does not share this information with any outside organization 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. A non-affiliated third party is any person, company, partnership or other party that is not controlled by or acting on behalf of, or at the request of, the station for the purpose of fundraising, underwriting, or development for the station. Affiliated third parties are those third parties that are controlled by or acting on behalf of, or at the request of, the station for the purpose of fundraising, underwriting or development for the station. 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. The entire Privacy Policy is here.

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 Ethicsand 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. KGOU corrects substantive errors of fact in reporting when they come to our attention and after sufficient investigation to determine the nature and extent of the possible error. Corrections, modifications, retractions or necessary clarifications in broadcast or online content are to be completed in a timely manner. To alert us to possible substantive errors of fact contact news@kgou.org, programming@kgou.org or manager@kgou.org. If there is a substantive error of fact identified on KGOU social media channels, contact membership@kgou.org. Generally, we are unable to make corrections in stories produced by NPR, BBC, or other 3rd party content producers.