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?
1:43 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Hotter Than a Pistol: This Weekend on A Prairie Home Companion

This week, it's a live broadcast performance of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor from the Wortham Theater Center in Houston, Texas. With special guests, Texas Renaissance man Joe Ely, 21st Century troubadours Johnnyswim, and vocalist Christine DiGiallonardo.

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3:17 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

America Decides - Special U.S. Election Coverage From the BBC

Listen Live in HD on World Radio 89.5-3: Tuesday 6:00 pm - midnight 

Today Americans go to the polls for an historic vote: will it be a second term for Barack Obama or a first term for Mitt Romney? Join the BBC's Bridget Kendall and James Naughtie live from Washington D.C., and their team of correspondents and experts from across the United States for America Decides – US Election 2012. As the polls close, join us for live coverage of the results.

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5:45 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Who Should I Vote For? Election Resources for November 6

KWGS File photo

It's here - at last - the presidential election of 2012. 

The Metropolitan Tulsa League of Women Voters has produced this election guide detailing informational about the presidential election, Senate and Representative races, Tulsa County Propositions, state questions and city councilors.

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What's New?
3:26 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

A Prairie Home Companion: October Reprise

Garrison Keillor

This weekend's show includes material from the very last broadcast show we had the privilege to work on with Tom Keith.

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Feedback 1-2-3
1:07 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Kudos and Brickbats From Listeners During Our Fall 2012 Fund Drive

James Cromwell

One of the great things about fund drives is that we get to hear from so many of our listeners. Please share your thoughts, both good and bad, with us --- and we'll add selected comments to this page. 

Don't be shy telling us what you think about the six HD channels of Public Radio Tulsa.

Contribute Now & Comment

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What's New at the Radio Ranch?
1:59 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Express Your Love of Public Radio With One of These Nifty Fund Drive Thank You Gifts

Eric Whitacre: Light & Gold Compact Disc - Grammy Winner for Best Choral Performance

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4:24 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Morning Edition - An Inside Look

Lead in text: 
In the New York Times is a profile of Morning Edition, written by media reporter Brian Stelter. The story covers the show's expansion and evolution in recent years; how it works bi-coastally; its editorial focus, including domestic and international series and travel; the benefit of hosts who are first and foremost reporters.
CULVER CITY, Calif. - Fifteen minutes before "Morning Edition" is beamed to radios across the country, Renee Montagne is ready to record her one-minute introduction. To cue her, the director points his index finger. "Good morning. It was the president's turn to court Latino voters..." And she's off.
11:42 am
Thu October 11, 2012

Vice-Presidential Debate: Danville, Oct. 11

NPR presents live coverage of the 2012 vice-presidential debate at 8:00 pm on Public Radio 89.5-1. The debate takes place at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and the moderator is Martha Raddatz, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, ABC News. Follow the simultaneous live blog here and submit your questions and comments to the NPR reporters.

What's New?
3:46 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Hurricane Spirit 88.7-3 Sports Schedule

TU campus sports action for October, heard over Hurricane Spirit 88.7-3:

7:00 pm TU Volleyball v. UTEP

11:30 am TU Men's Soccer v. UCF
2:30 pm TU Women's Soccer v. UAB

7:00 pm Men's Soccer v. Kentucky

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What's New?
3:43 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

The Score: Movie Music Comes to Classical 88.7-1

  • What "The Score" is all about, in 28 seconds

The Score with Edmund Stone is a weekly celebration of symphonic music in film, a fascinating cultural adventure through Americas best-loved art form. Movies are one of our most common musical experiences and a gateway to classical music. This program is an unparalleled exploration of the indelible movie music experience. 

 Your host, Edmund Stone, is a classically trained Shakespearean actor from England whose background includes a variety of stage and screen roles.

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