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KGOU Awards

KGOU Radio

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We’re proud to announce that again this year, KGOU has won the Arkansas-Oklahoma Associated Press Broadcasters Award for Outstanding Radio News Operation.

It’s the top award for radio stations in the two-state area, and KGOU has now won it ten of the last eleven years. Originally the AP Sweepstakes Award, it was renamed the Outstanding Radio News Operation Award last year. 

Also, news director Jacob McCleland won three firsts, host Claire Donnelly scored two wins, and reporter/producer Caroline Halter took a second place award.

KGOU Radio

This is the Manager’s Minute. Happy New Year, everyone!

This week marks KGOU’s 36th anniversary as a public radio station. KGOU first signed on at 106.3 FM in 1970 as a commercial station, with three professionals in management and a large staff of mostly unpaid University of Oklahoma students presenting news, sports and variety of musical programs. The OU Board of Regents decided to make KGOU a non-commercial public radio station to better serve our audience, and made the change on January 1, 1983. KGOU has come a long way since then.

Honor Roll Keeps Growing

Apr 23, 2018
Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters

This is the Manager’s Minute.

We enjoy getting feedback – especially the positive kind – and awards are tangible proof of outstanding work.

Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters awards are hard to come by, but this year KGOU picked up two.

News director Jacob McCleland won first place in General News and host/reporter Storme Jones brought home a first place plaque in the Single Feature category.

KGOU

This is the Manager’s Minute.

The annual journalism award season just ended, with KGOU winning the Sweepstakes Award for most honors in the Oklahoma/Arkansas Associated Press competition.

KGOU, KOSU and StateImpact Oklahoma (SIO) took First Place in Government Reporting for the Oklahoma Engaged Election Project.

Oklahoma Engaged also received a regional Edward R. Murrow Award and a First Place prize from the Public Radio News Directors, Incorporated.

A line forms outside the Crown Heights Christian Church in Oklahoma City shortly after 8 a.m. on Election Day, Nov. 8, 2016..
Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

This is the Manager’s Minute.

During the 2016 election cycle, KGOU, KOSU and StateImpact Oklahoma came together in a collaborative reporting project called Oklahoma Engaged.

Through our partnership, we provided numerous online and broadcast resources to help voters understand state questions and the election process.

Now, we are pleased to announce KGOU, KOSU and StateImpact Oklahoma have been chosen to receive a regional Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association for the Oklahoma Engaged collaboration.

KGOU Wins Awards

May 11, 2014
KGOU staff holding awards
KGOU

May 11, 2014

This is from the Manager’s Desk.

The KGOU staff, students, and projects – the Oklahoma Tornado Project and StateImpact Oklahoma – together have received 59 awards for work in 2013.

There is one national win that I will tell you about next week.

KGOU received sixteen awards from the Oklahoma Associated Press Broadcasters Association, including eleven for KGOU and four for the Oklahoma Tornado Project, plus the Radio Sweepstakes Award for the most awards in radio.