e-Newsletter
November 10, 2016
Contents:
  • Hello and goodbyes at KGOU
  • Award from the arts community
  • Plan a Splendid Thanksgiving
  • Two giveaways

 

Dick Pryor Named KGOU General Manager
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Dick Pryor
KGOU's new general manager might have a name, a voice, and a face you recognize -- Dick Pryor has been named the next leader of the station, following Karen Holp's retirement. He's been in public media for decades, filling various roles at OETA, Oklahoma's statewide public TV network. But did you know he actually got his start in broadcasting at KGOU as a journalism student? Dick officially begins work next week.

Dick's bio

Morning Edition Says Farewell to Renee Montagne
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Renee Montagne
After 12 years with Morning Edition, Renee Montagne wraps up her remarkable journey in the host chair this week. The program has been featuring some of Renee's favorite pieces all week and tomorrow she'll interview comedian Trevor Noah as her co-hosts offer an on-air send-off. Renee is stepping into a new role as Special Correspondent while Rachel Martin joins the ME crew next month.

More host changes

Farewell to Reporter Kate Carlton Greer
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Kate Carlton Greer
It's a bittersweet moment as KGOU says farewell to a member of our news staff, Kate Carlton Greer. Kate first arrived as a journalism student producing stories for Assignment: Radio for the Fall 2012 semester. She was then hired to report on the aftermath of the 2013 tornado, and more recently she has specialized in topics related to criminal justice.

Throughout her work for KGOU, Kate has exhibited the ability to transform complex subjects into compelling narratives with rich human characters. She's leaving KGOU to begin work for the Oklahoma House of Representatives' communications office. Good luck, Kate!

Kate's portfolio
KGOU's Jim Johnson Honored with Arts Award
10 award recipients
BLAC, Inc.'s 2016 award recipients
Black Liberated Arts Center, Inc. honored KGOU program director Jim Johnson at its annual awards ceremony Oct. 29, for excellence in media coverage in 2016. Jim highlighted BLAC, Inc.'s Charlie Christian festival and interviewed festival organizers about Christian's musical legacy in a report aired on The Weekend Blues.

KGOU's awards

The Splendid Table Preps For Thanksgiving Meal
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As the holiday season approaches, The Splendid Table turns its attention to the biggest cooking day of the year, Thanksgiving Day. Host Lynne Rossetto Kasper and company have some suggestions, tips, tricks, and (of course) recipes to help you plan your holiday menus. If you've wanted to try brining your turkey this year, they've got instructions.

The Splendid Table


Ticket Giveaway ~ Shen Yun at Civic Center
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Through music and dance, Shen Yun takes audiences back to a time when China was known as "the middle kingdom," a land of heroes and sages, dragons and phoenixes, emperors and immortals. KGOU has tickets to give away for the Thursday, Dec. 22 performance of the world's premier classical Chinese dance and music company, Shen Yun Performing Arts. Enter our drawing for a chance to win a pair of tickets.

Enter drawing

Ticket Giveaway ~ Steppin' Out with Ben Vereen at OCCC
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Star of stage and screen, Ben Vereen brings his one-man show to Oklahoma City Community College's Visual and Performing Arts Center on Friday, Nov. 18. His performances are filled with song and dance, stories of his life and a great deal of humor. We'll be giving away tickets through a random drawing.

Drawing entry form

Congratulations to our winners!
In our last issue, we gave away tickets to a performance at Armstrong Auditorium by cellist Tess Remy-Schumacher and soprano Paula Malone. Our winners were Karl, April and Sharon.

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