StudioTulsa Turns Twenty!
Way back in early August of 1992, the ever-popular StudioTulsa, Public Radio Tulsa's award-winning interview program (heard weekdays on KWGS 89.5 FM at 11:30am and 7:30pm) first went on the air....
The show was created by Edward Dumit --- the longtime radio host, arts producer, University of Tulsa communications professor, and voice talent --- and Rich Fisher. Originally, they co-hosted the program, but Fisher was sole host of StudioTulsa within a year of its initial broadcast. A true mentor to this radio station for several decades, and to everyone who worked here (and/or studied communications at TU) during his tenure, Dumit died in June of 2014, but he can still be heard doing station-break announcements for all of Public Radio Tulsa's channels; Fisher now works as the General Manager of PRT.
StudioTulsa was originally an hour-long program; it switched to its current half-hour format in 1999. You can learn lots more about the program (and can access its on-line archive of past shows) here.
In April of 2012, the Oklahoma Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists presented its First Place award to StudioTulsa for talk or interview program in the Sooner State. The award cites the work of StudioTulsa host Rich Fisher as well as that of the program's producer and editor, Scott Gregory.