KGOU

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KGOU
City Norman, Oklahoma
Broadcast area Oklahoma City Metroplex
Branding KGOU
Slogan "Your NPR Source"
Frequency 106.3 MHz
First air date 1970 as KGOU
Format NPR News/Talk/Jazz music/Blues music
ERP 6,000 watts
HAAT 88 meters (289 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 69369
Callsign meaning OU is the abbreviation for the University of Oklahoma
Owner University of Oklahoma
Webcast http://kgou.org/listen-live
Website http://www.kgou.org

KGOU is a National Public Radio member News/Talk/Jazz music/Blues music radio station serving the Oklahoma City area and is owned by the University of Oklahoma. It is operated by OU's College of Continuing Education (OU Outreach), with studios in Copeland Hall on the OU campus.

The station operates three full-power satellites: KROU (105.7 FM) in Spencer, KWOU (88.1 FM) in Woodward and KOUA (91.9 FM) in Ada, Oklahoma. It also operates translators K276ET (103.1 FM) in Seminole, K250AU (97.9 FM) in Ada, K295BL (106.9 FM) in Chickasha and K286BZ (105.1 FM) in Shawnee.

History[edit]

KGOU was originally licensed as a commercial rock music station to the University of Oklahoma in 1970, broadcasting at 106.3 FM. OU applied for a non-commercial Class A license and switched the station's format to NPR news and talk on New Year's Day, 1983. The studios were originally located in Kaufman Hall on the OU campus.

The station's repeater network began more or less out of necessity. KGOU's signal was spotty at best in most of Oklahoma City because it had to protect what is now KTUZ-FM at nearby 106.7. To solve this problem, OU won a construction permit for a repeater station that would better cover the northern suburbs. This repeater station, KROU, officially signed on June 28, 1993. It was the first in a network of repeater stations that cover much of central and northwestern Oklahoma.

KGOU's format is primarily news/talk on weekdays, with jazz, blues, and world music programs on weekends, broadcasting programs from NPR, PRI and other public radio networks alongside locally produced news and music programming.

KGOU renovated space in Copeland Hall on the OU campus in 2006 and moved its broadcasting studios that fall.

Translators[edit]

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class FCC info
KROU 105.7 MHz Spencer, Oklahoma 69175 1,600 kW 195 m (640 ft) A KROU FCC
KWOU 88.1 MHz Woodward, Oklahoma 172867 23,500 kW 224 m (735 ft) C1 KWOU FCC
KOUA 91.9 MHz Ada, Oklahoma 173673 1,500 kW 86 m (282 ft) A KOUA FCC
K276ET 103.1 MHz Seminole, Oklahoma 141580 250 kW 65 m (213 ft) D FCC
K250AU 97.9 MHz Ada, Oklahoma 141599 250 kW 30 m (98 ft) D FCC
K295BL 106.9 MHz Chickasha, Oklahoma 141689 250 kW 26 m (85 ft) D FCC
K286BZ 105.1 MHz Shawnee, Oklahoma 141589 140 kW 117 m (384 ft) D FCC

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Coordinates: 35°17′22″N 97°21′31″W / 35.2895°N 97.3586°W / 35.2895; -97.3586