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.

Ways To Connect

What questions have you always wanted to ask?  Come record a conversation with someone you love when StoryCorps' Mobile recording booth comes to you. And to Public Radio 89.5 for local recordings of stories in Tulsa recorded at the Guthrie Green from October 16- November 15. Learn More about the work and mission of StoryCorps.

Public Radio Tulsa is bringing back StoryCorps, a revolutionary oral history project that lets everyone record their stories.  Listen to Public Radio 89.5 for recordings from the StoryCorps’ mobile booth, parked at Guthrie Green in downtown Tulsa.  These will be stored at the Library of Congress for generations to come. Make a reservation by clicking below. Bring a loved one or friend to record the stories of the people most special to you. Learn More about the work and mission of StoryCorps.

Make history. Make your reservation to interview a loved one or friend at the StoryCorps mobile recording booth, parked at Guthrie Green in Tulsa from October 16 through November 15. People come in pairs to interview family members and friends. Then, the recordings are archived at the Library of Congress and some may be broadcast over Public Radio 89.5. Learn More about StoryCorps.

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What was the happiest moment in your life, and why? How do you want to be remembered? Tell your story to StoryCorps, the renowned oral history project, which is collecting stories in Tulsa at the Guthrie Green, parked across from the Zarrow building.  Interview someone at StoryCorps; get a CD; and send one to the Library of Congress. Learn More about the work and mission of StoryCorps.

Interview a friend or loved one at StoryCorps; get a CD; and send one to the Library of Congress. StoryCorps, the revolutionary oral history initiative, is collecting stories of everyday people from around the country and will soon be in Tulsa for four weeks only at the Guthrie Green. Learn More about the work and mission of StoryCorps.

StoryCorps travels around the country collecting stories of everyday people and YOU can participate.  Make your reservation here and invite a friend or loved one to interview you or be interviewed. With your permission, your recording can then be heard over Public Radio 89.5 and be archived in the national oral history collection at the Library of Congress. Learn More about  StoryCorps

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This year’s Summer Policy Institute was held August 3-6, 2014 at The University of Tulsa. The event brings together more than 50 highly-qualified undergraduate and graduate students for a four-day learning experience. The Institute is hosted by the staff of OK Policy, a Tulsa-based think-tank guided by core commitments to the fair and adequate funding of public services and the expansion of economic prosperity for all Oklahomans.

Panel Discussion: Oklahoma’s Fiscal Challenges


The Right to Vote
Thursday, July 3 at noon • Public Radio 89.5
Our documentary of the week looks at historical battles over who can and cannot vote, and on the new battles over voter ID.

Marketplace Interviews President Barack Obama
Thursday, July 3 at 7:30 pm • Public Radio 89.5
The full Oval Office interview of Kai Ryssdal's interview with the President about how the economic recovery looks from the perspectives of Main Street, Wall Street and small business owners.