September 1, 2016
  • Reception honoring Karen Holp
  • NPR News election special
  • Music for a long holiday
  • Ticket giveaway


Retirement Reception For Karen Holp Sept. 29
Karen Holp
You are invited to help us give General Manager Karen Holp a great send-off as she retires at the end of the month after 28 years of service to KGOU. We're holding a reception on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History in Norman. Please RSVP at the link below and leave your memories and well-wishes for Karen, even if you can't attend.

Wish Karen well/RSVP

Karen's Legacy: Capital Campaign for Transmitter
After 28 years of guiding and growing KGOU, retiring General Manager Karen Holp has expressed a desire to add one more accomplishment to her list: a new transmitter for our Oklahoma County signal, KROU at 105.7 FM. This transmitter is now 23 years old, and nearing the end of its expected lifespan. Our hope is to replace it before any failures occur.

Typically, KGOU has funds reserved for equipment replacement expenses. However, because of lower state appropriations to higher education and resulting decreased support from our university, such a large expense -- approximately $75,000 -- is difficult at this time. We're launching a small capital campaign  through the end of the calendar year for this purpose.

We hope you'll consider contributing -- especially if you listen in Oklahoma County -- to extend Karen's legacy of leadership well into the future.

More information
NPR News Special: The Making of Clinton and Trump
Election 2016 on campaign button
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the most unpopular presidential candidates since modern polling began. NPR News examines this curious case in The Making of Clinton and Trump: Character in the 2016 Election. Reporters will revisit their personal histories and explore character-forging events in their lives. examining their public reputations, the ways in which Clinton and Trump stood out from their peers even at a young age and finally, how aspects of their personalities have turned into liabilities with voters. Excerpts will begin airing on Weekend Edition. Listen Sunday, Sept. 11 at noon for the hour-long news special, hosted by Rachel Martin.

Labor Day Weekend: Newport Folk Festival, Jazz in June
band onstage
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
A long holiday weekend free from labor (If you're so lucky!) calls for a relaxing soundtrack and we've got your ticket! On Saturday, Sept. 3, KGOU encores highlights from Norman's Jazz in June Festival earlier this summer. On Sunday, we bring you highlights from the Newport Folk Festival, featuring Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Elvis Costello and Ruby Amanfu, among others. See our Special Programs page for details.

Special Programs

Recipes: Making The Most Of Summer Tomatoes
plate with sliced tomatoes
Have an overabundance of homegrown tomatoes? Lucky you! Here & Now's resident chef Kathy Gunst has some great ideas of what to do with them, sharing her sumptuous recipes and some mouth-watering photos too.

Tomato recipes

Ticket Giveaway ~ The StepCrew at Armstrong Auditorium
The StepCrew showing taps on shoe soles
The StepCrew presents a high-energy show bringing together Irish Stepdance, Ottawa Valley Stepdance and Tap, and boasts some of the most virtuosic fiddlers and musicians from the Celtic and traditional Bluegrass music scenes. They step onto the stage at Armstrong Auditorium in Edmond on Thursday, Sept. 15 with an all-new show. We've got tickets to give away by random drawing.

Enter drawing

Congratulations to our winners!
In our last issue we gave away passes to this weekend's Dusk 'til Dawn Blues Festival in Rentiesville, OK. Our winners are Stephen, Richard, Marcella, Carrie, Maury, Steve and Vicki -- have a great time!
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