November 22, 2016
#GivingTuesday 11.29.2016
  • New Show Debuts Jan. 2
  • Special programs for the holiday
  • Giveaways


' 1A' To Replace The Diane Rehm Show
As previously announced, Diane Rehm will be stepping away from the microphone after nearly 40 years as the host of a daily radio program. Her plans are to continue to write, make public appearances in support of issues she cares about, and she's working on a new podcast. Her final live show will be broadcast Dec. 23 and the remainder of the year will feature replays of some of the best of The Diane Rehm Show.

Say thanksdiane@npr.org

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Joshua Johnson - photo by Stephen Voss
Beginning Jan. 2, the 9 - 11 a.m. time slot will be filled by a new program produced at WAMU titled 1A. The new show will honor Diane's legacy of fostering civil conversation and diving into the news with smart analysis and context. Topics covered will include policy and politics, but also lighter fare such as technology, pop culture and even sports.

Joshua Johnson will host 1A; he describes the show format as "call-out" as well as "call-in" with a strong social media presence to foster listener participation before episodes air. Each hour of 1A will often include more than one topic; Friday episodes will feature the week's news in review, a continuation of one of the most popular aspects of The Diane Rehm Show. Stay tuned as we learn more about this new show!

More about 1A

Feeling Thankful for KGOU Supporters
Thank you!
As the holiday season approaches, we are working on KGOU's annual independent financial audit for Fiscal Year 2016. To everyone who has made a financial contribution -- thank you!

The end of the calendar year is also upon us, when many are thinking of making the most of tax deductions for charitable giving. Consider a donation to help replace the aging transmitter and related broadcast equipment for our 105.7 FM signal serving Oklahoma County.

More about the transmitter fund

Special Programming for Thanksgiving Day
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Special programs for the long holiday weekend include turkey triage and deep dives into what it means to be thankful. On Thanksgiving Day cooks from novice to expert can get help from The Splendid Table's annual Turkey Confidential live call-in show. Get contact info for host Lynne Rossetto Kasper and her guests at the link below.

More Special Programs

Sunday Radio Matinee: 'Terrible, Thanks for Asking'
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Not everyone will have a happy holiday; trauma, loss and grief don't stop because of a date on the calendar. The Sunday Radio Matinee this week is 'Terrible, Thanks for Asking,' a funny, sad and very honest exploration of our pain, our awkwardness and our humanity, hosted by Nora McInerny Purmort, author of It's Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too). This program brings humor to the recognition that many will be getting through the holidays any way they can. 'Terrible, Thanks for Asking' airs Sunday at 12 noon.

Sunday Radio Matinee

Ticket Giveaway ~ Turtle Island Quartet at Armstrong Auditorium
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The Grammy-award winning Turtle Island Quartet fuses the form of a traditional string quartet with contemporary jazz and blues. On Thursday, Dec. 1 they come to Armstrong Auditorium in Edmond to pay homage to jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane in a program titled A Love Supreme. We'll be giving away tickets in a drawing; register for your chance to win a pair.

Ticket Giveaway ~ 40th Annual OKC Train Show
OKC Train Show
Who wouldn't love to stroll 90,000 square feet of model trains, especially in the holiday season? The Oklahoma Railway Museum is setting up its annual OKC Train Show Dec. 3 and 4 at the Cox Pavilion on the state fairgrounds. Children 12 and under are admitted free; KGOU has tickets for adults and we'll give them away on a first-requested, first-served basis while they last.

Request tickets

Congratulations to our winners!
We had lots of winners in the last issue's giveaways: Robert and Mark each won tickets to Steppin' Out with Ben Vereen at OCCC last week; and Charlotte, Jessica and Micah each won tickets to Shen Yun's performance at the Civic Center Dec. 22. Congratulations!

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