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Dick Pryor

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I’m Dick Pryor, and this is the Manager’s Minute.

I’ve spent most of my broadcasting career in television – 34 years in front of a camera as news and sports anchor, reporter and host.

I love television, but now that I’m at KGOU, I’m loving radio, the work we do and the opportunities we have to serve the public. And, the future is encouraging.

New research from Deloitte Insights predicts that by 2025, just six years from now, more Americans aged 18-34 will be listening to radio than watching TV.

Capitol Insider

Jul 3, 2017
State of Oklahoma

This is the Manager’s Minute.

The legislative session is over, but there’s still a lot to talk about coming from the state capitol.

Legal challenges may lead to a rare special session.

State budget cuts have forced agencies to change the way they operate and the services they provide.

And, campaigns are already starting for statewide elections in 2018.

So, to help you stay informed about Oklahoma government and politics, we invite you to listen each week to the Capitol Insider with eCapitol news director Shawn Ashley.

Oklahoma state schools superintendent Joy Hofmeister discusses school issues during her interview for KGOU's Capitol Insider.
Jacob McCleland / KGOU

In this bonus Capitol Insider interview, KGOU's Dick Pryor and eCapitol news director Shawn Ashley sit down with Oklahoma state schools superintendent Joy Hofmeister to talk about education issues, including the state's revised A through F school grading system, teacher pay and four day school weeks. 

Oklahoma state capitol
Jacob McCleland / KGOU

 

Oklahoma’s legislative session begins in a couple of weeks. Lawmakers will have to grapple with an estimated $900 million budget shortfall, low levels of education funding, and a crowded prison system, among other problems.

KGOU’s Dick Pryor spoke with eCapitol’s Shawn Ashley about the upcoming session.

INTERVIEW HIGHLIGHTS

On filling a $900 million budget hole:

Dick Pryor
Provided / OETA

After a quarter of a century in public media, the deputy director and editor-in-chief of the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority announced Monday he's moving on to a new career.

Since 1990, Dick Pryor has hosted OETA's Oklahoma Forum, the Oklahoma News Report, and the network's live election coverage.