January 9, 2020
e -Newsletter
Welcome KGOU's New Morning Host
NPR's Morning Edition probably wakes you up every morning with its mix of news and features to get you up to speed on world events. KGOU's local contribution to the mix now has a new voice, Nyk Daniels. Nyk is a recent graduate of OU, and is already a KGOU alum as a student broadcaster. He's now a part-time employee as local morning host, bringing you state news, weather and traffic updates. Welcome, Nyk!
December Campaign: Wow!
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Volunteers and staff at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma assemble food packages in November 2019.
More than 571 KGOU listeners stepped in to help for our December fundraising campaign, and the number is still climbing as we continue to receive notification of donations made last month.

Listeners met the challenge put forth by Phillips Murrah, and the law firm has made its donation to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to provide 20,000 meals for our neighbors in need.

Donations to KGOU for this campaign exceeded $75,000; we begin 2020 hopeful we can meet the challenges this year will bring in providing the news and entertainment you rely on. What a success -- thank you all!
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Open For Entries: NPR's Student Podcast Challenge 2020
Teachers: Are your students in grades 5-12 working on a podcast to submit to NPR's Student Podcast Challenge? Entries can be submitted now through March 24. And this year, there's more help -- a weekly podcast about making a podcast, with the first episode coming Jan. 19. Find resources to help your class get started here:

Public Radio Bookshelf:
Steve Inskeep's 'Imperfect Union'
Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep tells the riveting story of John and Jessie Frémont, one of America's first power couples, in his latest book, Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Frémont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War . Taking advantage of 19th Century news media and aided by an increasingly literate public, the Frémonts linked their names to the three great national movements of the time—westward settlement, women's rights, and opposition to slavery.

All Songs Considered Turns 20
Blast from the internet past: Here's what the show looked like online in 2000.
All Songs Considered launched 20 years ago, on January 3, 2000. It was NPR's first online-only program, created by Bob Boilen, who at the time was the director of All Things Considered . Bob was astonished by the number of emails from listeners who were curious about the interstitial music he played between news stories, and realized there was a massive audience looking to discover new music. All Songs Considered is now also a podcast and radio show, airing on KGOU overnight as Saturday turns into Sunday at 12:30 a.m., hosted by the very same Bob Boilen.

Ticket Giveaways
Farewell Angelina at OCCC
Named after the Bob Dylan song, country music's female foursome brings powerhouse vocals, blazing double violins and original songs to Oklahoma City Community College on Jan. 21. We've got tickets to give away in a random drawing:

OKC Broadway: Miss Saigon
Three decades after its debut on Broadway, the revival tour of the beloved musical Miss Saigon comes to OKC's Civic Center. We're giving away a pair of tickets to the opening night performance Tuesday, Jan. 14 via random drawing.

Congratulations to Our Winners
In our last issue we gave away Putumayo Music's latest release, Blues Christmas on CD to winners David, Vicki, and Sara; we also gave away tickets to David B. Hooten's Legends of Dixieland concert at Armstrong Auditorium to winners Quin and Richard. Congratulations!
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