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KWGS 89 logo.png
Broadcast area Tulsa, Oklahoma
Branding Public Radio 89.5
Frequency 89.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date October 19, 1947
Format Public Radio
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 325 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 66586
Callsign meaning William Grove Skelly
Owner The University of Tulsa
Sister stations KWTU
Webcast Listen live

KWGS 89.5 FM is a National Public Radio station in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The station was Oklahoma's first FM radio station and is one of two stations operated by the University of Tulsa. The station was established in 1947 through the initiative of TU speech professor Ben Graf Henneke, later president of the university. The call letters are the initials of Tulsa oil man and philanthropist William G. Skelly, who provided the funding.[1][2]

TU's other radio station is a classical music station known as KWTU.

KWGS is licensed by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to broadcast in the HD (hybrid) format.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Ex-TU president gave much to university", Tulsa World, November 15, 2009.
  2. ^ "T.U. Is On the Air", in The 1948 Kendallabrum (retrieved November 18, 2009).
  3. ^ FCC Internet Services Staff. "Station Search Details". Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  4. ^ HD Radio Guide for Tulsa

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Coordinates: 36°01′16″N 95°40′34″W / 36.021°N 95.676°W / 36.021; -95.676