June 23, 2016
  • Programming changes
  • Holiday weekend specials
  • Ticket giveaway


KGOU Weekend Program Schedule Changes
Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know? ends its 31-year run on public radio airwaves this Saturday, June 25. The long, successful run even prompted one of Wisconsin's U.S. Senators, Tammy Baldwin, to commemorate the show on Capitol Hill. In her remarks, Baldwin told colleagues, "We may laugh a little less, but we will never forget all the smiles he put on people's faces." Tune in Saturday at 10 a.m. for Michael and the gang's last hurrah.

Ophira Eisenberg onstage
Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg
Starting July 1, five shows that are new to KGOU's airwaves will join the weekend schedule. Ask Me Another brings its trivia night vibe, TED Radio Hour inspires, and Freakonomics Radio makes economics approachable. Two new music programs make their debut, Alt. Latino and All Songs Considered, and some familiar shows are changing time slots. Responses to our recent programming ballot prompted many of these changes -- we appreciate everyone who gave feedback.

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Oklahoma Statewide Primary Coverage Plans
Be Informed on campaign yard sign
Oklahoma voters will narrow the list of candidates who could fill Oklahoma's 101 House seats, and half of the state Senate seats. Dozens of teachers are running, and many registered independents and Libertarians will also vote in primary elections for the first time on Tuesday, June 28. After the polls close, KGOU News Director Jacob McCleland and Digital News Editor Brian Hardzinski will begin sharing election results through our website and social media. Check KGOU.org for our live election blog, and monitor our  Facebook and Twitter feeds.

The Capitol Steps Return to OCCC July 16
Capitol Steps July 16 OCCC tickets
What's more patriotic than exercising your First Amendment right to laugh at the good ol' USA? The Capitol Steps provide the laughs July 16 at Oklahoma City Community College's Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater. The show was a big hit last summer, and just think of all the comedic potential they've had to work with since then! Don't miss seeing the Steps' songs and skits from their latest album, What to Expect When You're Electing. Seating in the balcony is now available at the link below.

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NPR News Special: Obama's Years
Steve Inskeep
Steve Inskeep
How has life changed for Americans over the last eight years? NPR's Steve Inskeep will explore Americans' perspectives on issues the president has addressed in speeches around the country during his terms in office. From Denver to Wichita to Philadelphia, Steve talked with people about their jobs, aspirations and family life, discussing issues like healthcare, immigration, guns and race relations. Obama's Years is a two-part special, airing next Wednesday and Thursday, June 29-30 at 6 p.m.

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July 4 Specials Will Be Hot!
Independence Day brings several special programs to KGOU listeners. First, we'll re-air the two part NPR News special, Obama's Years, followed by the Capitol Steps' semi-annual mocking of all things in the news. We'll wrap up the evening with highlights from Jazz in June 2016, a jazzy soundtrack for fireworks-watching. Get more information on the bands that played the festival and special airtimes at this link:

Special Programs page

Ticket Giveaway ~ See The Capitol Steps at OCCC
Capitol Steps album artwork
You can be in the audience when the Capitol Steps return to Oklahoma City Community College's Visual and Performing Arts Center on July 16 -- courtesy of free tickets! We'll give some away next week; don't miss this opportunity to win!

Register for our drawing 

Congratulations to our winners! 
In our previous issue, we gave away copies of the Capitol Steps' latest release on CD. Our winners were Beth, Meridith, John, Karyn and Barbara; many laughs to you all. 
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