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?
9:22 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Carole King Special on XPoNential

Steve Granitz WireImage.com

This Memorial Day weekend, XPoNential Radio 88.7-2 spotlights singer/songwriter Carole King. From the early hits for other artists to her remarkable solo career and beyond. Hear Natural Woman: The Carole King Radio Special, all this weekend.

Airs Friday, May 25 at  8:00 pm and Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, May 27-29 at noon, only in HD. You won't be able to hear this two-hour special on a standard FM radio!

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What's New?
12:46 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Radiolab: Patient Zero

 

The greatest mysteries all have a shadowy figure at the center-someone who sets things in motion and holds the key to how the rest of the story unfolds. In epidemiology, this central character is known as Patient Zero-the case at the heart of an outbreak. This hour, Radiolab hunts for Patient Zeroes from all over the map-from the origins of a blues legend, to the history of the high five, to a race to halt the spread of a deadly disease.

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

Test
3:12 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Help decide the fate of the TED Radio Hour

What's New?
12:44 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Radiolab: Loops

 

So much of life is organized by cycles-seasons, biological rhythms, even our ideas of consciousness. In this episode, Radiolab looks at some of the surprising ways that loops steer our lives, and asks what happens when we disturb them.

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

The Golden Age Of Yesteryear
5:10 pm
Sat May 12, 2012

What Would They Sound Like Today?

Tulsa Historical Society

We asked KAKC's jocks to recreate a bit of their airshft and imagine what the station might sound like today. These re-creations were produced by Beau Weaver. 

Listen to the documentary | Hear Scooter Seagraves, Robert Walker, and Beau Weaver

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The Golden Age Of Yesteryear
8:29 am
Sat May 12, 2012

What Would They Sound Like Today?

Tulsa Historical Society

We asked KAKC's jocks to recreate a bit of their airshft and imagine what the station might sound like today. These re-creations were produced by Beau Weaver. 

Listen to the documentary | Hear Jim Peters & Bob Scott

The Golden Age of Yesteryear
7:40 am
Sat May 12, 2012

Tulsa's Top 40 Legend: KAKC - The Big 97

Listen to the documentary, as broadcast on Public Radio 89.5-1

For nearly two decades, KAKC AM 970 was Tulsa's top-rated radio station. From the mid 50s to the mid 70s, KAKC ruled the teen and young adult audience, dominating the local radio scene like no other station has before or since.

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What's New?
7:53 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Terry Gross: you've never seen her this way before

Last night's This American Life Live event was great fun and a great success: more than 200 fans attended at the Cinemark theaters in Tulsa and Broken Arrow. Public Radio Tulsa station staff enjoyed meeting and greeting listeners.

What's New?
2:57 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

S.E Hinton's "The Outsiders" on Studio 360

Warner Bros. Studio 360

45 years ago, Tulsan S.E. Hinton broke every rule for young adult fiction and created an American icon. Way back before The Hunger Games there was The Outsiders. Studio 360's Lu Olkowski came to Tulsa to talk to Susie Hinton about The Outsiders and its premise now.  Learn More

What's New?
10:43 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Ira Glass Comes to Tulsa

Live radio on the big screen? Yes! Thursday at 7 pm in This American Life's "You Can't Do That on The Radio", a celebration of visuals and music, dance, and comedy. Learn More | Buy Tickets

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