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?
11:34 am
Mon April 13, 2015

Tell Us What You Like and Hate: the Spring 2015 Program Survey

Rich Fisher, Public Radio Tulsa General Manager

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What are your favorite programs? Which ones should we take off the air? Tell us what you think!

TAKE OUR QUICK 8-QUESTION PROGRAM SURVEY - CLICK HERE

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Music
4:32 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Billie Holiday on Big Band Saturday Night

Wikipedia

One of the living legends of jazz, blues and swing...Billie Holiday! We join the world in celebrating what would have been Lady Day's 100th Birthday. Her music and her career highlights on Big Band Saturday Night this weekend at 8 o'clock on 89.5. Join us!

What's New?
3:24 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

Kudos & Brickbats Received from Listeners During This Spring Fund Drive

Michelle & Robert King
Melissa Kuypers NPR

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These listeners haven't been too shy to tell us what they think about the five HD Radio channels of Public Radio Tulsa. Share your thoughts, good and bad, in these three ways:

Contribute Now & Comment

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What's New?
3:09 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

See the Nifty Thank You Gifts for your Spring Fund Drive Contribution

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Lake Wobegon Tote Bag

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What's New?
2:15 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

EARLY BIRD Contributor Special: A Flat of Flowers from Southwood Landscape

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Southwood Landscape and Garden Center is partnering with Public Radio Tulsa to reward you early birds with something more beautiful than worms - a free flat of Southwood-grown annuals!

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Music
3:38 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

Miró Quartet & Amici NY Wind Sextet on Performance Oklahoma

Miró Quartet

Continuing its mission to offer a high quality music and cultural Festival for Oklahoma audiences, OK Mozart celebrated its 30th anniversary season this past June. Among its offerings, OK Mozart presented a chamber music series featuring internationally acclaimed pianist Jon Kimura Parker, one of America's highest-profile ensembles, the dynamic Miró Quartet and woodwind players from the Amici New York orchestra. 

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Music
3:09 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

1935 - The Swing Era on Big Band Saturday Night

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It was the first year of the "swing era'...1935! Jazz was evolving and the Great American Songbook was becoming more defined.

Join me at 8 o'clock on 89.5 with Big Band Saturday Night.

Alan Lambert, bringing you Big Band Saturday Night on Tulsa radio since 1995!

What's New?
4:53 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

2014 Holiday Specials Program Guide

Celebrate the season with these special programs, brightly beamed into your radio from all across the world

Capitol Steps New Years Special: Politics Take A Holiday
Saturday, Dec 27 • 11 am-noon
Public Radio 89.5-1  [music]

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What's New?
10:42 am
Mon November 10, 2014

StoryCorps Listening Party

StoryCorps MobileBooth recording studio on Tulsa's Guthrie Green

Join us this Friday evening for a StoryCorps listening party.

You’ll hear excerpts from recordings made these past weeks during StoryCorps’ stay at Guthrie Green. This is their last week in Tulsa. Meet the staff and help us thank them for preserving the oral histories of Oklahomans.

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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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