Frank Christel

Director of Broadcast Services

Frank Christel has been a part of Public Radio Tulsa for over thirty years, first as Chief Engineer, then General Manager, and now as The University of Tulsa's Director of Broadcast Services. In 2004, he was instrumental in signing Classical 88.7 KWTU on-the-air. Before that, he worked at KBJH, KCFO, KAKC, and KBEZ in Tulsa and also served in the Navy during the Vietnam era. 

He was introduced to the magic of radio by his 9th grade math teacher who would, in class, play tape recordings of Stan Freberg's radio shows. His love of electronics grew by building hi-fi and shortwave radio electronic kits.

He's quite proud of his two daughters, their husbands, three four grandchildren, and is blessed by his lovely bride of more than 40 years.

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What's New?
8:20 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

StoryCorps on Tulsa's Guthrie Green: Opening Ceremonies

The StoryCorps iconic Airstream trailer at Tulsa's Guthrie Green

Public Radio Tulsa and Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett welcomed StoryCorps to Guthrie Green on Thursday morning, October 16, 2014. Attending were members of the press and the public, who had an opportunity to tour the Airstream MobileBooth recording studio which travels around the country. 

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6:41 am
Sat October 4, 2014

Southwood Landscape and Garden Center Helps Public Radio Tulsa Grow

Green Thumb Special only during this first weekend of our Fund Drive!

As an incentive for early supporters, Southwood Landscape and Garden Center is donating a free flat of pansies to anyone who contributes $120 or more during the first three days of our Fall 2014 fund drive: Saturday, Sunday or Monday, October 4-6. 

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10:22 am
Thu October 2, 2014

StoryCorps: She Was the One

StoryCorps, a national project that gives everyone the chance to record the stories of family and friends, is in Tulsa, beginning October 16.  Make history: bring a friend or loved one to the mobile recording booth at the Guthrie Green in Tulsa to record your stories. Receive a CD and give permission for your recording to be archived at the Library of Congress. Learn More about StoryCorps.

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What's New?
2:40 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Storycorps: Sundays at Rocco's

Make history.  StoryCorps – a renowned oral history project - is collecting stories from around the country. People come in pairs to interview family members and friends. Then, the recordings made will be archived at the Library of Congress and some will be broadcast on Public Radio 89.5. Learn More about the work and mission of StoryCorps.

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What's New?
2:24 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

StoryCorps: To R.P. Salazar, with Love

Public Radio Tulsa is proud to host StoryCorps, the revolutionary initiative that’s changing the way we communicate.  This national oral history project is now at Tulsa's Guthrie Green.  Make history. Bring a friend, family member, or loved one. Receive a CD of your conversation and give permission for the recording to be archived in The Library of Congress. Learn More about the work and mission of StoryCorps.

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What's New?
2:14 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

StoryCorps: The Road Home

StoryCorps’ mobile recording studio will arrive at the Guthrie Green in Tulsa on October 16. Make a reservation to record family and friends. Your stories can be captured for posterity and archived at the Library of Congress. Make history. Become a part of this nation's oral history project. Learn More about StoryCorps.

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What's New?
11:52 am
Thu September 25, 2014

StoryCorps: "Q&A"

StoryCorps, the renowned oral history project, will soon be collecting stories in Tulsa at the Guthrie Green.  Their Airstream mobile recording studio will be parked across from the Zarrow building. Interview someone at StoryCorps; get a CD; and send one to the Library of Congress. Public Radio Tulsa is proud to host StoryCorps beginning October 16. Learn More about the work and mission of StoryCorps.

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What's New?
11:46 am
Thu September 25, 2014

StoryCorps: No More Questions

Make history. Make your reservation to interview a loved one or friend at the StoryCorps mobile recording booth, parked at Guthrie Green in Tulsa from October 16 through November 15. People come in pairs to interview family members and friends.  Then, the recordings are archived at the Library of Congress and some may be broadcast over Public Radio 89.5. Learn More about StoryCorps.

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11:39 am
Thu September 25, 2014

StoryCorps: Miss Devine

Public Radio Tulsa is bringing back StoryCorps, a revolutionary oral history project that lets everyone record their stories.  Listen to Public Radio 89.5 for recordings from the StoryCorps’ mobile booth, parked at Guthrie Green in downtown Tulsa.  These will be stored at the Library of Congress for generations to come. Bring a loved one or friend to record the stories of the people most special to you. Learn More about the work and mission of StoryCorps.

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11:32 am
Thu September 25, 2014

StoryCorps: Me & You

This story has been stored at the Library of Congress for generations to come, thanks to StoryCorps, a renowned interview project that lets you record the stories of the people most special to you and have them archived as part of an oral history of America. Make history. Make your reservation to interview a loved one or friend at the StoryCorps mobile booth in Tulsa. Learn More about StoryCorps.

Click Here to make a recording reservation

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