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?
12:28 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Let Us Know How You Feel About Public Radio Tulsa Programming With This Quick Survey

Gary Oldman
Melissa Kuypers NPR

Here's a quick 'n easy seven-question survey about our programming. Tell us what you listen to, what you dislike, and what you wish was different.

Thank you for sharing your opinions about Public Radio Tulsa.

What's New?
4:17 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Sir Patrick Stewart Recorded These Secret Messages, Just For Your Ears

Sir Patrick Stewart
WNYC

The other day, Sir Patrick Stewart stopped by our sister station WNYC in New York City to record these secret messages - just for you!

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What's New?
8:54 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Extremeism: Religious Passion and The Problem of Perception

KWGS

Kindness. Empathy. Compassion. When religious passion is channeled by a true believer, it can be a powerful contributor to the common good. There's a fine line between passion and extremism. That's where religion becomes angry, triumphant. God loves me more than God lives you. The trouble is that we can't always see these things clearly. We rely on the media, but it loves a fight. How can we tell what's true or false?

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What's New?
10:32 am
Sat March 1, 2014

Documentaries Of The Week • March 2014

John Schumann, Medical Matters

Medical Matters
Can Geriatrics Embrace High Tech?
Thursday, March 6 • noon & Friday, March 7 • 8 pm

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What's New?
9:55 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Lily Tomlin and Martin Sheen on A Prairie Home Companion

THIS WEEKEND ON APHC – March 1, 2014 – WHERE THE SKY IS BLUE

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What's New?
4:05 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Religious Passion: The Media Trialogue

KWGS

Extremism: Religious Passion and The Problem of Perception 

Trialogue 2014: The Challenge of Civil Discourse 
Sponsored by the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice 

This is the third of three public discussions regarding the topic of religious extremism. Learn More

Session Three: The Media
Sunday, February 16, 2014 • Temple B'Nai Emunah, Tulsa, Oklahoma

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What's New?
4:21 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Religious Passion: The Bad Trialogue

KWGS

Extremism: Religious Passion and The Problem of Perception 

Trialogue 2014: The Challenge of Civil Discourse 
Sponsored by the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice 

This is the second of three public discussions regarding the topic of religious extremism. Learn More

Session Two: The Bad
Sunday, February 9, 2014 • Boston Avenue United Methodist Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma

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10:56 am
Sat February 8, 2014

Radiolab's Jad Abumrad and the Importance of Sound in Our Lives

One of the most sound-rich programs aired on Public Radio 89.5-1 combines the talents of two hosts, guests, and natural sound using inventive ways not duplicated in the audio realm. Here's the co-host spilling the secrets of how it's done. (Listen to RadioLab on Tuesdays at noon.)
When Jad Abumrad, the creator of WNYC's Radio Lab, shares one of the first things he remembers hearing as a child, he describes something that most of us would call an annoying noise: a running lawnmower. He describes the sound as something physical.
What's New?
1:49 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Documentaries Of The Week • February 2014

Oklahoma Watch
Watch-Out Forum on Mental Health

Thursday, February 6 • noon & Friday, February 7 • 8 pm

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What's New?
10:42 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Religious Passion: The Good Trialogue

KWGS

Extremism: Religious Passion and The Problem of Perception 

Trialogue 2014: The Challenge of Civil Discourse 
Sponsored by the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice 

This is the first of three public discussions regarding the topic of religious extremism. Learn More

Session One: The Good
Sunday, February 2, 2014 • Peace Academy, Tulsa, Oklahoma

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