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Wanted: More Members to Support Public Service Journalism

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This is the Manager’s Minute.

KGOU has just ended one fiscal year, and begun another.

This has been an eventful year – we’ve added a new transmitter in Clinton, expanded our StateImpact Oklahoma team and dramatically increased our number of weekly listeners.

We’ve launched two new podcasts (How Curious and Capitol Insider) and improved our severe storms and emergency alert system. We've grown our StateImpact Oklahoma reporting and launched the Oklahoma Engaged 2018 election project.

And, we continue to work on ways to increase our fund-raising capacity to put KGOU in a stronger financial position.

That’s really important to fill the gap caused by shrinking state funding.

Cuts in appropriations to higher education have cost KGOU more than 22% of its state funding over the last decade.

The importance of business sponsorships is growing, but contributions from members remains KGOU’s most reliable source of funding.

So, we invite you to become a member of KGOU and support public service journalism in Oklahoma with a financial contribution. You can donate online at KGOU.org.


Until next time, with the Manager’s Minute, I’m Dick Pryor.

Dick Pryor has more than 30 years of experience in public service media, having previously served as deputy director, managing editor, news manager, news anchor and host for OETA, Oklahoma’s statewide public TV network. He was named general manager of KGOU Radio in November 2016.
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