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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Olympics
11:56 am
Fri July 20, 2012

London Calling: Special Live Olympic Coverage

World Have Your Say with Ros Atkins, will feature Olympic coverage each afternoon from 4-5 pm on World Radio 89.5-3, beginning July 28.

The program will originate live from Olympics venues across London including the houses hosting athletes and their families; the Olympic Campsite and competition sites. London Calling: WHYS will be a lighter look at the big talking points that are the result of the day's action, bringing you the excitement of London live, and will bring together the fans and the athletes from around the world.

Olympics
11:40 am
Fri July 20, 2012

NPR's Olympic Coverage

The games of the 30th Olympiad are set to start in London on Friday, July 27, and NPR will be there in force. Tom Goldman and Howard Berkes, who have covered ten and eight Olympic games respectively, will be joined by Olympic newbie Mike Pesca. Phil Reeves will be the man about town, covering security and all that's happening outside the gates. And Vickie Walton-James, NPR's Deputy National Editor, will be there editing, coordinating, blogging and trying to catch a glimpse of (maybe) the world's fastest man-Usain Bolt.

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What's New?
12:03 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Radiolab: After Life

What happens at the moment when we slip from life...to the other side? Is it a moment? If it is, when exactly does it happen? And what happens afterward? It’s an episode full of questions that don't have easy answers. Radiolab stares down the very moment of passing, and speculates about what may lay beyond.

RadioLab airs Fridays at 8 pm and Sundays at 6 pm on Public Radio 89.5-1

What's New?
1:01 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Radiolab: Stochasticity

Stochasticity (a wonderfully slippery and smarty-pants word for randomness), may be at the very foundation of our lives. To understand just how big a role it plays, we look at chance and patterns in sports, lottery tickets, and even the cells in our own body. And we meet two girls named Laura, whose unlikely meeting seems to defy pure chance.

RadioLab airs Fridays at 8 pm and Sundays at 6 pm on Public Radio 89.5-1

What's New?
1:10 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

KAKC Sock Hop

 The Tulsa Historical Society is bringing KAKC DJs to the Mansion on Peoria for a summer-time Sock Hop.

This family-friendly event will begin at 6:30 P.M. on July 19th. Pizza and soda will be provided, with donations appreciated. The event is free and open to the public.  

Bring the whole family and join KAKC DJs Scooter Segraves, Mike McCarthy, Dick Schmitz and Charlie Derek for a little rock n’ roll and a whole lot of dancing. Don’t miss your last opportunity to dance your socks off with your favorite DJs as the KAKC exhibit nears its final bow. 

What's New?
4:19 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Groundwork: Democracy Close to Home

When a neighbor is the antagonist….

Listen to this one-hour special at 11:00 am on Wednesday the 4th over Public Radio 89.5-1

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What's New?
2:53 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

A Capitol Fourth 2012

New this year - A half-hour post-show special musical performance, Aaron Copland's "Lincoln Portrait," performed by The United States Marine Band, conducted by Colonel Michael Colburn, with Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell as the speaker.

Hear this special program on Wednesday, July 4, at 7:00 pm over Classical 88.7-1.

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What's New?
1:51 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Politics Takes A Holiday

It's the Capitol Steps' Fourth of July 2012 Edition of mirth, merriment, and political satire, recorded live at the Ronald Reagan Building in DC. They put the Mock in Democracy!

Listen Wednesday the 4th at 7:00 on Public Radio 89.5-1.

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What's New?
12:59 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Radiolab: Lucy

Chimps. Bonobos. Humans. We're all great apes, but that doesn’t mean we’re one happy family. This hour of Radiolab: stories of trying to live together. A chimp named Lucy teaches us the ups and downs of growing up human, and a visit to The Great Ape Trust in Des Moines, Iowa highlights some of the basics of bonobo culture (be careful, they bite).

RadioLab airs Fridays at 8 pm and Sundays at 6 pm on Public Radio 89.5-1

What's New?
12:01 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Independence Day on Classical 88.7-1

Celebrate the 4th in a Classical way!

On the Fourth of July, Classical 88.7-1 marks our nation's independence with a day packed with the musical sounds of America, ranging from the Wild West to the big city, to a parade down Main Street; and sample new releases, recently unearthed gems, and lots of familiar favorites.

Composers like Scott Joplin, George Gershwin, John Williams and John Phillip Sousa will be featured.

 

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