People

  • StudioTulsa Commentator

    A comedian, born in New York, Barry started performing comedy in Oklahoma, concluding that while Manhattan was the place to be discovered, Tulsa had more parking.

    Shrewd.

    Yet, for the past twenty years, Barry has never...

  • Classical 88.7-1 host

    Bob Christiansen has been an announcer and program director for nearly 30 years. He teamed up with Bill Morelock while at Northwest Public Radio, and became part of the nationally distributed "Bob & Bill," which won a CPB program award in...

  • Jazz 89.5-2 host

    Chuck has been an air personality since 1970 and been heard nationally for many years as the voice of many commercial products. His love of music knows no bounds, with experience in many music formats, as his love of music is wide open to the...

  • StudioTulsa & Points-Of-View Commentator

    A writer, a lawyer and connoisseur of absurdity. I frequently contribute commentary to KWGS' StudioTulsa, have been published in This Land, and write for Madmikesamerica.com, an online news magazine.

  • StudioTulsa & Points-Of-View Commentator

    Connie Cronley, Tulsa writer, has worked in newspaper, television, advertising, and public relations. She writes books and magazine articles, taught writing at a university and managed a ballet company.

    She is the author of two books of...

  • Jazz 89.5-2 host

    I'm a second-generation hi-fi nut. I can prove this: a picture of me in diapers, listening to my dad's Ampex reel-to-reel tape deck, transfixed by the sounds it contained. My father belonged to the Columbia Record and Tape Club, so the people...

  • Host of Wind & Rhythm

    On the air, you can't see this big grin (I know I have a face for radio) but getting to be with you once a week to hear great wind band music puts that smile on my face. Premiering in the fall of 2008 here at Public Radio Tulsa was a "big break...

  • Host of The Score

    Edmund Stone is a classically trained Shakespearean actor from England whose background includes a variety of stage and screen roles.

  • Classical 88.7-1 host

    Elena See started her radio career in Minnesota in 2001, working as part of the production team for Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion. She edited and contributed to the comedic scripts on the show, worked on the website and, for a...

  • StudioTulsa & Points-Of-View Commentator

    Merle Kessler is a founding member of the legendary Duck’s Breath Mystery Theatre, Merle Kessler is a writer, humorist, and performer, best known perhaps by his pen name,...

  • Classical 88.7-1 host

    Jeff Esworthy previously worked at WKSU-FM/Kent in northeastern Ohio, where he was host from 1978 to 1995. He professes a widely diverse musical background. As a teenager, he developed a keen interest in the classical music of North India and...

  • StudioTulsa & Points-Of-View Commentator

    Jeff Martin is the Online Communities Manager for Philbrook Museum of Art. In his spare time, he's also a writer and editor. His most recent book, The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books, was praised in The...

  • Co-host, Science Matters

    Applied Associate Professor
    Physics & Engineering Physics

    Jerry's interest in science-physics in particular-began early when his father gave him a children's book on the planets. That gift was followed by a steady diet of steam...

  • News Director & Morning Edition anchor

    John Durkee is the News Director for KWGS. He has over 40-years of experience in radio news and has served as News Director of radio stations in Tulsa, Missouri and Kansas.  He was also a reporter in Oklahoma City, early in his career. He is a...

  • StudioTulsa Guest Host and Host of Medical Matters

    John Henning Schumann, M.D., is an internal medicine physician and writer (http://glasshospital.com). He has contributed to Slate, The Atlantic, Marketplace, and National Public...

  • Co-host, Science Matters

    Words? Or equations? John Henshaw loves ‘em both! He’s an engineer, professor, and writer – but not necessarily in that order. A TU professor since 1990, he currently serves as Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering. Stints in the petroleum...

  • Jazz 89.5-2 host

    Having dreamed and played at being in radio as a child, John would finally get his chance in 1994. Attending Point Park University with an eye on television production, he at first viewed radio as something of a hobby. He took his first job at...

  • Host of Swing on This

    Although he’s best known as an author and journalist, having written, co-written, or edited more than 25 books along with spending 23 years as an entertainment writer for the Tulsa World newspaper, John Wooley isn’t a broadcasting...

  • Classical 88.7-1 host

    John Zech is a radio veteran with 21 years of broadcasting experience. He is an accomplished trombonist whose knowledge and love of classical music make him a perfect fit for a classical music series.

    Zech is multilingual, speaking...

  • Classical 88.7-1 host

    Julie Amacher is the only four-time winner of the PRPD Announcer of the Year award. Her work as music director of KUNC/Greeley helped win that station the PRPD Flo Award for Best Station six times and the Fundraising Award twice. Amacher's...

  • Host, Performance Oklahoma

    Kimberly Powell joined the staff at KUCO-FM in Edmond, Oklahoma as an announcer in September of 2007 and assumed the role of Director of Production and Syndication in March of 2008 and Assistant Director of Programming in July of 2011. She is...

  • Classical 88.7-1 host

    Lynne Warfel returns to a 24-year radio career in her role as a "Classical 24" host. She has the distinction of being one of C24's first national hosts when the service began in 1995. She was also heard locally on Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)...

  • StudioTulsa & Points-Of-View Commentator

    Mark Darrah is a writer and practicing attorney based in Tulsa. Originally from Tahlequah – "the Athens of Northeastern Oklahoma" – he writes on a desk that was used by his great-grandfather to practice law in early statehood days. A picture of...

  • Classical 88.7-1 host

    Melissa Ousley stumbled into a career in broadcasting many years ago when she moved to Wichita, Kansas to be near her soon-to-be husband. The attraction (to radio work, that is) was immediate and the chance to be around great music without...

  • Classical 88.7-1 host

    With years of broadcasting experience and a lengthy list of performing credits under her belt, Mindy Ratner infuses her weekend programs with her knowledge and deep roots in the classical music community. Ratner's broadcast career began at...

  • General Manager & host of StudioTulsa

    Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which will celebrate its twentieth anniversary in...

  • Co-host of Folk Salad

    Richard Higgs moved to Tulsa from Kansas in January, 1980. He first set foot in Public Radio Tulsa's studios in 1996, as a guest on Studio Tulsa, to promote his book about working the American wheat harvest, "Bringing In The Sheaves". He's a...

  • Co-host of Folk Salad

    Scott Aycock is first and foremost a singer/songwriter and a poet. He also happens to be a Marital and Family Therapist, which gives him much insight into human nature and provides fuel for his story driven songs. Also, he grew up in a family...

  • Classical 88.7-1 host

    Scott Blankenship started his radio career in college when he began working as a volunteer at a local cable radio station, announcing alternative and new rock music. His love and appreciation of classical music began at public radio station...

  • Production Director & host of All This Jazz

    Scott Gregory started working at Public Radio Tulsa in 2006; he started listening to public radio circa 1980, when he and NPR both marked their tenth birthdays (although only one of them commemorated the occasion with a party at Skate World)....

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