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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.


What's New?
12:41 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Radiolab: Games

A good game--whether it's a pro football playoff, or a family showdown on the kitchen table--can make you feel, at least for a little while, like your whole life hangs in the balance. This hour of Radiolab, Jad and Robert wonder why we get so invested in something so trivial. What is it about games that make them feel so pivotal?

RadioLab airs Thursday at Noon on Public Radio 89.5-1 

2:23 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Alec Baldwin Now Has Robert Siegel, Kai Ryssdal, and Sylvia Pagoli Doing What?

OK - enough is enough! Alec Baldwin has finally taken the cake, or cookie, in his attempts to change the face of public radio. Please don't let him ruin NPR. He'll relent only when we reach our fund drive goal.

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2:16 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Alec "Persuades" Ira Glass To Work For A Different Radio Station

You know Ira Glass from his popular public radio program, This American Life. Until our fund drive goal is reached, Ira is now working for a different radio station, all thanks to Alec's backstage machinations.

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2:07 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Scott Simon's Future Is Up In The Air, All Thanks To Alec Baldwin

Award-winning NPR journalist Scott Simon has been all over the world, but he's never had an assignment like this. How low - or high - will Alec Baldwin go to hold our beloved radio personalities hostage until our fund drive goal is met?

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1:47 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Nina Totenberg's New Assignment at NPR

You've never heard Nina like this before. Her usual beat is the Supreme Court for Morning Edition and All Things Considered, but Alec Baldwin has really outdone himself by reassigning her to...well, listen for yourself.

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1:23 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Alec Reassigns Fresh Air Host

Will Ryan

Alec Baldwin won't let Terry Gross back onto Fresh Air until we meet our fund drive goal. Can't you hear her pain? For Terry's sake, please don't let this go on much longer!

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12:51 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Your contribution can put our Spring membership drive over-the-top!

Hundreds of friendly and caring public radio listeners have brought us this far - it's now time for your helpful gift to keep NPR on the northeastern Oklahoma airwaves. Contribute Now to help us meet our goal and pay our programming bills!

What's New?
12:38 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

RadioLab: Talking to Machines-Today At Noon

What can machines tell us about being human? This week Jad and Robert meet humans and robots who are trying to connect, and blur the line. We talk to the world's most advanced robot, meet a man who fell in love with a chatbot, and argue with the inventor of Furby over whether a toy can ever really be "alive."

RadioLab airs today at noon on Public Radio 89.5-1 

5:21 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Alec Baldwin's Studio Voiceovers

Here are voiceover takes which wound up on the cutting room floor. They crossed the line for broadcast, but they're here to make the case that Alec has gone, well, off the deep end. Don't pay attention to him - help us meet our Fund Drive goal by mailing a check or through an online credit card contribution.

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What's New?
2:34 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

This American Life Live! on Thursday, May 10

It'll be a night of stories, dance, and things that you can never do on the radio! Host Ira Glass and friends will perform an episode of This American Life on stage at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in NYC, which you can watch live via satellite here in Tulsa. Public Radio Tulsa personalities will be there with door prizes.

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