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July 28, 2011
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KROU Move Update
SXSW Highlights
Melon Recipes
Food for Thought

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Oklahoma County Transmitter Update
The plans to move the KROU transmitter serving Oklahoma County are on schedule, and if everything goes as planned, we'll begin the process in mid-August, moving the 105.7 FM transmitter to a different site and installing a new antenna on a differnet tower. Stay tuned for on-air and online updates about brief signal outages related to this project -- we hope to keep them to a minimum.

As far as funding for the move is concerned, donors have given about $20,000 for the project, to go with the $75,000 previously set aside for the move. The total cost will probably be close to $160,000 for this project, and we'll need help from our listeners to pay for it. A big "thank you" goes to those of you who have already contributed. Our online pledge forms have a Capital Campaign designation so that you can specify that your gift is for the KROU move.


FNL Headliner Showcase: Austin's SXSW Highlights
photo by Shantel Mitchell for NPRThis August, KGOU's Friday Night Live Headliner Showcase celebrates some of the best musical moments from this year's South By Southwest (SXSW) festival. KGOU student broadcaster Karlie Tipton hosts selected concert performances by James Blake, Yuck, Raphael Saadiq, The Joy Formidable, The Antlers, The Felice Brothers, Wild Flag, and tUnE-yArDs. Listen Friday evenings at 11 in August for some of the best performances SXSW had to offer!


'Crime in the City' Returns for Summer 2011 
Crime in the CityMorning Edition returns to the scene of the crime this summer with a feature series on crime novelists and the cities that inspire them, spanning the globe to visit the seedier side of life in the U.S. and abroad. In the first installment, slated for Monday, Aug. 1, NPR's Neda Ulaby meets up with writer and cop Archer Mayor in Brattleboro, Vermont. Mayor is the author of an acclaimed series of police novels featuring Brattleboro police detective Joe Gunther.


iStockphoto.comThe Many Melons of Summer
Cooking instructor, blogger and personal chef Kevin Weeks has creative melon dishes that express the subtleties of cantaloupe, honeydew, and more exotic varieties; melons are not just for breakfast anymore (although he highly recommends serving them that way, too!). NPR's Kitchen Window has the recipes .


NPR's 13.7 Blog: Where Is Now?
photo by Manu Mejias/ESOThe night sky is a time machine. Look out and you look back in time. But this 'time travel by eyesight' is not just the province of astronomy. It's as close as the machine on which you are reading these words. Your present exists at the mercy of many overlapping pasts. So where, then, is 'now'? Astrophysicist Adam Frank ponders these concepts in NPR's Cosmos and Culture blog, 13.7, sparking the most commented and most recommended blog post at