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9th Anniversary Of KGOU's Copeland Hall Studios

The view through the windows into KGOU's master control, main production room, and performance studio.
Brian Hardzinski
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KGOU

November 22, 2015

This is from the Manager’s Desk.

As we make our plans to celebrate Thanksgiving, I’m thankful to celebrate KGOU’s 9th anniversary in the studios in Copeland Hall.  We made our first broadcast from these studios in the early hours of Friday, November 17th in 2006. 

It was a tremendous move – from 1500 square feet and two studios, to 4000 square feet, six studios and a usable performance studio.  The new facility enabled the KGOU staff to produce more local programs, to be more efficient, and to include more students in our operations.

The project cost about $850,000 and thanks to the University of Oklahoma, we are paying back that obligation over ten years.  We have just one more payment that we will make next June. We’ve been able to raise the funds thanks to capital grants from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, the Kerr Foundation, the Zarrow Foundation, and many gifts from individual listeners. 

Thank you.  And Happy Thanksgiving to you!

From the Manager’s Desk, I’m Karen Holp.

Karen earned her Master (1974) and Bachelor (1972) degrees from the University of Akron in Ohio, and has worked as Program Director at WMRA-FM, James Madison University in Harrisonburg Virginia and WUIS-FM, University of Illinois at Springfield. She moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico in 1979 to become General Manager of KRWG-FM.
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