KGOU

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KGOU logo.png
Broadcast areaOklahoma City Metroplex
BrandingKGOU
Slogan"Your NPR Source"
FormatNPR News/Talk/Jazz music/Blues music
ERP6,000 watts
HAAT88.7 meters (291 ft)
ClassA
Facility ID69369
Callsign meaningOU is the abbreviation for the University of Oklahoma
OwnerUniversity of Oklahoma
Webcasthttp://kgou.org/listen-live
Websitehttp://www.kgou.org

KGOU is a National Public Radio member News/Talk/Jazz music/Blues music radio station serving the Oklahoma City area and towns in Pontotoc, Seminole and Grady counties.[1] It is licensed to the Board of Regents of 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 staff consists of ten full-time and five part-time employees.

The station operates four full-power satellites: KROU (105.7 FM) in Spencer, KWOU (88.1 FM) in Woodward, KOUA (91.9 FM) in Ada, Oklahoma, and KQOU (89.1 FM) in Clinton, 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.

The Clinton facility was added in December 2017, when Cameron University transferred its license for KCCU-FM to KGOU. The move expands KGOU's listener base to 32 counties, nearly all in Central, Western and Southwestern Oklahoma. The new call sign for the Clinton transmitter is KQOU.[2]

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, the university received a license for a repeater station that would better cover the northern suburbs. This station, KROU, officially signed on June 28, 1993. It was the first in a network of repeater stations that cover much of central and western 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 1,600 194.6 m (638 ft) A FCC
KWOU 88.1 MHz Woodward, Oklahoma 172867 23,500 224.1 m (735 ft) C1 FCC
KOUA 91.9 MHz Ada, Oklahoma 173673 1,500 81.9 m (269 ft) A FCC
KQOU 89.1 MHz Clinton, Oklahoma 122436 40,000 193 m (633 ft) C1 FCC
K276ET 103.1 MHz Seminole, Oklahoma 141580 250 59.9 m (197 ft) D FCC
K250AU 97.9 MHz Ada, Oklahoma 141599 250 29.9 m (98 ft) D FCC
K295BL 106.9 MHz Chickasha, Oklahoma 141689 250 28.5 m (94 ft) D FCC
K286BZ 105.1 MHz Shawnee, Oklahoma 141589 140 117 m (384 ft) D FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KGOU." Accessed December 23, 2017.
  2. ^ Pryor, Dick. "KGOU adds Clinton transmitter." KGOU. December 6, 2017. Accessed December 23, 2017.

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