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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.


1:57 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Now 74, NPR’s Susan Stamberg talks about the ups and downs of aging

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Our Grand Dame of Public Radio talks about her years of being associated with public radio since its beginning. She shares her take on technologies, hobbies, dating, and the peak age for working in radio.
When Susan Stamberg started anchoring "All Things Considered" on what was then known as National Public Radio in 1972, she was the only woman broadcasting nightly news on nationwide radio or television. She modeled herself after her male colleagues, "because I thought that's what you do," she said.
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4:31 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Winterbound on A Prairie Home Companion

Fitzgerald Theater, Saint Paul
William Wesen Wikimedia Commons

Coming to you live this week from The Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota, it's A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.

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2:42 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

This Weekend on A Prairie Home Companion: The Heart is a Tender Thing

Men's choir Cantus
Credit NPR

Coming to you this week from The Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota, it's a live broadcast performance of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.

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9:43 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Masked Ball on A Prairie Home Companion

This week on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, we're kicking off a five-week homestand in Saint Paul, Minnesota with a live broadcast from The Fitzgerald Theater followed by our Prairie Home Companion Masked Ball.

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9:40 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Super Bowl Sunday on To The Best of Our Knowledge

Sunday, February 3 is Super Bowl Sunday! And to help celebrate, To The Best of Our Knowledge is planning a Super Bowl themed program.

Behold the spectacle of epic proportions!  The abundant feast laid out! Tribes decked in battle attire! Yes my friends – The Super Bowl.  Since its beginnings in Boston school yards, football has reshaped our weekends and spawned a one day advertising frenzy. The 49ers and the Ravens meet this week to play not Vince Lombardi’s game, but the Billion Dollar Game.

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2:06 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

A Prairie Home Companion this week: Vigilemus et Oremus

This week on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, it's another live broadcast performance from the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, California.

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10:05 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Stations Off-Air for Antenna Re-installation

One of Public Radio Tulsa's sixteen antenna elements

While we're off-air, listen to KWGS and KWTU online through this web page or by using NPR's iPhone app, iPad app, or Android app.

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4:39 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Boogie 'Til the Rooster Crows


Coming to you live this week from the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, California, it's a live broadcast performance of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. With our special guest, bluesman and jam-master Elvin Bishop.

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12:00 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry...

Smithsonian Thom Watson

When will the world end? And how?

If you turn on the TV, pick up the paper, or glance at Google, you'll encounter Mayan mania. There's much hullabaloo about the end of the world, triggered by the end of a Mayan calendar cycle.

This radio special highlights end-of-the-world prophecies from Scientific, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Native American, meditative, Norse, Muslim, and Mayan perspectives. The Mayans were not the only ones with answers. And there's something about the Mayans that you probably didn't know.

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3:29 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

2012 Holiday Program Schedule

Celebrate the holidays with Public Radio Tulsa as we gift-wrap special programming for you from across the country and around the world.

Hanukkah Lights 2012
Wednesday, Dec 12 • 8pm-9pm
Public Radio 89.5-1

A perennial NPR favorite for nearly two decades, acclaimed authors explore Hanukkah stories and memoirs written expressly for Hanukkah Lights. Hosted by NPR's Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.

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