This is the Manager’s Minute.
August twentieth is National Radio Day, a time for celebrating radio and the public service local stations provide.
The University of Oklahoma was a radio pioneer.
An OU student started radio broadcasts in 1921; the station became WNAD in 1922, and was licensed to OU in 1923.
The University sold WNAD AM and FM in the early 70’s shortly after launching a new commercial station, KGOU, in late 1970.
Then, KGOU featured news, sports and music and was staffed by students, mostly volunteers.