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Ring in the New Year with these specials. May your 2017 be happy and healthy! 

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Capitol Steps New Year’s Special
Friday, December 30 | 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Classical 88.7 (music)

Washington’s premier parody song troupe offers up a year-end round up of the strange but true political year that was 2016. All your election favorites will be there:  President Elect Trump, Hillary, Bernie Sanders, Vladimir Putin…wait, what?!?


Ring in the New Year with these specials. May your 2017 be happy and healthy! 

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New Year’s Day from Vienna 2017  (LIVE)      
Sunday, January 1 | 10: 00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Classical 88.7 (music)           

"Every so often a performance leaves us in awe of its loving sophistication, its attention to the finest details of balance and expression" writes the Dallas Morning News about the Jupiter String Quartet! Now in their 13th year of making music as an ensemble, the Quartet appeared as the guest ensemble on Sunday, March 13th, presented by Chamber Music in Oklahoma on the series' fourth concert of the season, the program featuring the Quartet No. 11 in f minor, Op 95 "Serioso" of Ludwig van Beethoven, the Quartet No.

DID YOU KNOW?  You can support Public Radio Tulsa through your IRA distribution!

If you are 70 ½ years of age and own an IRA, you must take an annual Required Minimum Distribution (RMD).  But you also may ROLL OVER up to $100,000 from your traditional or Roth IRA to a qualified charity, such as Public Radio Tulsa/The University of Tulsa. 

The benefit? 


The holiday season is here and the temperatures are frigid! Stay in by the fire and enjoy these specials. Let them bring you comfort and joy while you are in last minute gift shopping traffic or enjoy them with family and friends while you celebrate.

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And here’s What is happening this week on Public Radio 89.5 and Classical 88.7:  


Swing On This Christmas Special

Here's what is happening this weekend on Public Radio 89.5 and Classical 88.7:

The Splendid Table’s Homemade Holidays with America’s Test Kitchen 
Friday, December 16 | 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Public Radio 89.5

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic welcomed conductor Alexander Mickelthwaite and pianist Andrew von Oeyen on Saturday, November 19th, the concert featuring Masquerade (2013) by Anna Clyne, the Piano Concerto in a minor, Op 54 by Robert Schumann and the Symphony No. 3 in a minor, Op 44 by Sergei Rachmaninov.

Descended from the Russian musical tradition, the US based Hermitage Piano Trio is distinguished by its exuberant musicality, interpretative range, and sumptuous sound. In the same way that St. Petersburg’s venerable Hermitage State Museum represents the essence and history of Russia while also using its collection to embrace and promote cultures from around the world, the Hermitage Trio celebrates its Russian ancestry while incorporating classic European works and contemporary American commissions.

Celebrate the the season with Public Radio Tulsa and enjoy these special programs as you cozy up to the fire, wait in holiday shopping traffic or as you spend time with loved ones. 

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The Splendid Table's Homemade Holidays with America’s Test Kitchen
Thursday, December 15 | 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
AND Friday, December 16 | 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Public Radio 89.5

Today is the day!

Nov 28, 2016

If you stood in line early on Black Friday, shopped local on Small Business Saturday and hunted on-line bargains on Cyber Monday then you’re ready for today!  Today is #GivingTuesday, a day to give back.  

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to show your support for Public Radio Tulsa because you are a first-time or long-time donor, today is the perfect day.

Today is #GivingTuesday, a day to give back. A day we celebrate and support our communities. 

Johannes Brahms breathed new life into the symphony with his first work in the genre which made possible further developments in the form by later symphonists including Jean Sibelius and Carl Nielsen, both of whom spent their student years in Vienna. Orchestral master works by the three composers transcribed for chamber ensembles were featured in the second concert of the new season presented by the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble on Tuesday, October 18th at St. Paul’s Cathedral in downtown Oklahoma City.


Nov 28, 2016

THANK YOU! Thank you for making Public Radio Tulsa part of your #GivingTuesday. Because of listeners like you, we can continue to provide the news and music you love.

You can donate any day of the year by donating online HERE or by calling Judith at 918.631.3118! 

Tomorrow is a special day, #GivingTuesday!  After all the food and the shopping, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving has come to be known as #GivingTuesday, a day to give back to our communities and celebrate generosity.

If you feel Public Radio Tulsa is an invaluable asset in our community, please consider making a donation today, tomorrow, or ANY day of the year. 



Nov 22, 2016

Due to essential transmission tower work, Public Radio Tulsa, KWGS and KWTU, are off the air on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24 beginning at 9:00 a.m. The workmen will be working at our antenna location, forcing the stations to be off the air while the workmen are nearby.  

You can still listen HERE on publicradiotulsa.org on your streaming service or mobile device. We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope to be back to full power on Friday. Happy Thanksgiving! 

Turkey Confidential is a live, two-hour, call-in program on Thanksgiving Day, November 24 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Public Radio Tulsa 89.5.

Joined in a lively and colorful trio, together since 2005, the members of Ensemble Schumann appeared as guests of Southeastern Oklahoma State University's Musical Arts Series, the concert presented on Thursday, October 27th at the University's Fine Arts Recital. Oboist Tom Gallant, violist Steve Larson and pianist Sally Pinkas have performed in notable concert halls across America and have appeared the Tanglewood, Ravinia, Lucerne, Spoleto and Mostly Mozart Festivals.

More Hot Air, Please

Nov 18, 2016

What were YOU were doing Saturday, November 12th?  You might have been staring at your radio, trying to figure out why you were hearing dead air instead of "Car Talk."  If you were Public Radio Tulsa Chief Engineer Brad Newman, you were watching your nephew play football, until your phone rang:  Public Radio Tulsa was off the air!  Brad high-tailed it to our transmitter site, discovered equipment failure, and several exhausting hours later, had us back on the air.  So, what broke and kept you from hearing "Wait...Wait...Don't Tell Me?"


Now in its second decade, The Ying Quartet has established itself as an ensemble of the highest musical qualifications, its performances regularly take place in many of the world's most important concert halls, from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House. At the same time, the Quartet's belief that concert music can also be a meaningful part of everyday life has also drawn the foursome to perform in settings as diverse as the workplace, schools, juvenile prisons, and the White House.

Following the tradition of elegiac Russian piano trios, Shostakovich wrote his secondwork in the genre during the waning years of World War II in memory of his dear friend Ivan Sollertinsky, some fifty years after Tchaikovsky had completed his trio for piano and strings in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein. Both works are featured on the season opening concert presented by the Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma on Tuesday, September13th at St. Paul’s Cathedral in downtown Oklahoma City.

Conductor Andrés Franco and violinist Stefan Milenkovich joined the OKC Philharmonic for the second Classics concert of the orchestra’s 28th season, presented on Saturday, October 1st at the Civic Center Music Hall in downtown Oklahoma City. The concert, the first of six projected programs presenting guest conductors auditioning for the position of music director, succeeding founder of the orchestra maestro Joel Levine. Mr.

John Lew, The University of Tulsa

Last Thursday, October 20th, we had the pleasure of hosting Jarl Mohn, President and CEO of NPR for a coffee and dessert reception in the Faculty Study of TU's McFarlin Library. Mr. Mohn is on a cross-country journey to visit 30-plus NPR member stations. Thank you, Mr. Mohn, for sharing the vision of NPR, the importance of member station partnerships, and stories from the road!


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Friends, Romans, Countrymen and all -

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This week Performance Oklahoma presents the debut broadcast from the Musical Arts Series presented by Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant! This wonderful series enjoys the support of the Clark and Wanda Bass Foundation, the Ruth Seeger Piano Institute, The Red River Arts Council, the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Third Presidential Debate Live Fact Checking

Oct 19, 2016

The third and final Presidential debate of the 2016 election season begins tonight. Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump are sparring at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Skip cable tonight - listen to the Presidential debate on Public Radio 89.5 beginning at 8:00 pm and follow the transcript together with live fact checking by NPR right here, below.


Founded in 2012 and specializing in the masterpieces of the Renaissance and Baroque, The Thirteen Chamber Choir has garnered a reputation for inspired and powerful live performances. On tour this past fall across the American Midwest and Great Plains, The Thirteen were guests in residence at UCO’s College of Fine Arts and Design, hosted by the Choral Department at the School of Music, in partnership with the Brisch Center for Historical Performance, the Edmond Community Chorale and St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.


Oct 11, 2016
Public Radio Tulsa Staff

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you for calling in, mailing in your donation or donating online; thank you for volunteering; thank you for supporting Public Radio Tulsa and thank you for listening!

We are at 99% and counting towards our fall fund drive goal. You can still make a donation and help put us over the top! You can donate online or call us at (918) 631-3118. 


Oct 11, 2016
Public Radio Tulsa Staff

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you for calling in, mailing in your donation or donating online. Thank you for volunteering, thank you for supporting Public Radio Tulsa and thank you for listening!

Thank you for putting us over the top! We've reached our fall fund drive of $200,000! Thank you! If you would still like to contribute, you can make a donation online or call us at (918) 631-3118.

Yefim Bronfman, the internationally acclaimed and admired pianist joins the OKC Philharmonic to open the orchestra’s 28th season, offering the Oklahoma premier of Tchaikovsky’s second piano concerto on Saturday, September 10th at the Civic Center Music Hall in downtown Oklahoma City. Joel Levine in his final season as the Philharmonic’s music director conducts the concert, which also features the Interlude and Dance from Act II of La Vida Breva by Manuel de Falla, the second set of English Dances by Malcolm Arnold and the tone poem Tod und Verklärung of Richard Strauss. Mr.

Antonio Vivaldi’s brilliant string writing lies at its heart of the concert program, offered on Tuesday, March 3rd of 2015 at Armstrong Auditorium by Mr. Avital and the Venice Baroque Orchestra, and features several of Vivaldi's sinfonias, concertos for lute, recorder and mandolin, "Summer" from The Four Seasons and also works by Benedetto Marcello and Giovanni Paisiello. And Mr.