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May 5, 2011
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KGOU Wins Awards
'From the Top' in OKC
NOLA Jazz Fest Live
Mother's Day Recipes
Ticket Giveaways

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  KGOU Wins Oklahoma SPJ Awards
Zach Messitte, Brian Hardzinski and Kurt GwartneyJournalism awards season is in full swing as the best news coverage of the previous year is lauded. KGOU brought home two first-place plaques from the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists' annual awards ceremony held last weekend in Tulsa.
Afternoon news host Logan Layden won the first-place honors in the General News Reporting category for a report on budget cuts at the state Corrections department. Joe Wertz (formerly with the Oklahoma Gazette) and KGOU's Jim Johnson also took first place in the Feature category for an Arts and Entertainment piece on snow tubing at the Bricktown Ballpark.
Producers and hosts of KGOU's World Views and Oklahoma Voices also took honors.  See the complete list of winners on our Awards page


KGOU's Online Payment System Gets Upgrade
The secure credit card payment website provided to KGOU by the University of Oklahoma, TouchNet, will be undergoing some changes on Tuesday, May 10, and will not be available for use for several hours that day. The site is being redesigned and we are happy to report that it will be functional with the Firefox Internet browser, in addition to Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Installment payments set for the 10th of the month will be processed as scheduled.


Public Radio Show From the Top Comes to OKC
From the TopFrom the Top, an NPR program showcasing America's best young musicians, is coming May 15 to Oklahoma City University's Kirkpatrick Auditorium. Heard locally on UCO's public radio station, KCSC, From the Top shares the stories and performances of pre-collegiate musicians with millions each week.
The May 15 live performance will feature the Norman North High School Chorale, among others. More information is available on the KCSC website. Tickets are $25 at the OCU ticket office.


The Weekend Blues Live at New Orleans Jazz Fest
WWOZ photoThis weekend, KGOU's Weekend Blues brings you live, as-it-happens musical performances from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, courtesy of WWOZ in the Crescent city. Schedule permitting, Hard-luck Jim will sample performances from Nicholas Payton, James Andrews and The Crescent City All-Stars, and Walter Wolfman Washington and The Roadmasters.
Tune in for that plus some 'Red Dirt' music and conversation with Tulsa native Brandon Jenkins on The Weekend Blues, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.


photo by T. Susan Chang for NPRThis Mother's Day, Say It with Flour
With Mother's Day fast approaching, kids and dads everywhere are wondering what to make for Mom's annual breakfast in bed. Food writer T. Susan Chang provides recipes for muffins, scones, and waffles easy enough for kids to make. Helpful how-to's are at's Kitchen Window.



Giveaway ~ Tickets to the Rock Musical "Hair"

Set against the backdrop of late 1960's America, Hair represents everything that was progressive about the period and the process of musical creation. This Broadway favorite will be presented by Oklahoma City's Reduxion Theatre Company May 12-28. KGOU is giving away complimentary passes which can be exchanged for tickets. Fill in our online giveaway form to enter next week's drawing -- the Giveaway Name is "Hair".
Giveaway ~ Tickets to Phil Brown's Guitar Army
Phil Brown's Guitar Army performs the music of Jimi Hendrix on Friday, May 20 at the Norman Music Institute, 2795-B Broce Drive in Norman. Enter drawing -- the Giveaway Name is "Guitar".