About Us

Public Radio 89.5 KWGS & Classical 88.7 KWTU

Public Radio Tulsa is a listener-supported service of the University of Tulsa. Public Radio 89.5 KWGS and Classical 88.7 KWTU are non-commercial FM stations broadcasting from Kendall Hall on the TU campus. From a tower located near Coweta, Oklahoma, KWGS covers northeastern Oklahoma with a power of 50,000 watts; KWTU serves Tulsa with 5,000 watts. The stations of Public Radio Tulsa are affiliates of National Public Radio, American Public Media, Minnesota Public Radio, and the British Broadcasting System. Public Radio Tulsa is funded, in part, by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Our History
KWGS began broadcasting on October 19,1947 and was the first FM station in Oklahoma and one of the first educational stations in the country. The call letters reflect the generosity of oilman William Grove Skelly. KWTU's sign-on of October 15, 2004 celebrated the return of classical music to the Tulsa airwaves and owes a debt of gratitude to John K. Major, owner of Tulsa's first commercial classical music station. KWTU is the first station in Oklahoma to broadcast in digital HD Radio.

Public Radio Tulsa Senior Management

Rich Fisher, General Manager (918) 631-2779 • rich-fisher@publicmediatulsa.org
Frank Christel, Director of Broadcast Services (918) 631-2578 • frank-christel@publicmediatulsa.org

HD Radio

Public Radio Tulsa broadcasts in HD Radio - a new form of radio transmission that improves clarity and gives you additional listening options. Instead of just two public radio stations in Tulsa, hear five different channels! 

 

___FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS______________

What about something that just I heard?

Much of the content you hear on KWGS 89.5 is available for you to listen to again from this website.   For example, to access a segment on Morning Edition, go to the "schedule" tab from the home page, and choose Public Radio KWGS 89.5.  Scroll to the day and time you heard it and click on the Morning Edition  link.  You can navigate to the segment and listen to it again on your computer.

How do I find the title and artist of a selection I heard on KWTU Classical 88.7?

From the home page, select “Music,” then “search playlist.”   If you heard the song during our daily Classical programming, from the drop down menu select “Masterworks on Classical 88.7-1 KWTU.”  Then click the “Search Playlists” tab.  This will bring up several days worth of playlists.  Click on the appropriate day and scroll down to the time you heard it for extensive title/composer/artist information.

How do I get an event announcement (public service announcement) on the air?

Email us your event announcement at:  psa@publicmediatulsa.org.   Please include a phone number and/or website address where someone can turn for more details on the event.

Another terrific avenue for getting the word out about your event is to post it on our website “Calendar of Events.”  This is something you do yourself.   From the “Events” tab, choose “Submit event” and fill in the blanks.

How do I call the News department?

That is simple. A straight line  into the newsroom is 918-631-NEWS (6397). You may also send us an email at news@publicmediatulsa.org. It will arrive in each editors' inbox.

Who do I contact about a reception problem?

Email our engineer, Brad Newman at bradley-newman@publicmediatulsa.org.  (P.S. Be sure to tell him your location and what kind of radio you are listening on).   Brad's direct phone number is 918-631-2843.

Who do I tell about a show that did not air properly?

Operations Director Steve Clem.  918-631-2844, or steve-clem@publicmediatulsa.org.

Read other frequently asked questions about contributions here