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6:56 pm
Sun April 21, 2013

KWGS Wins Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Awards

"Swing On This" host John Wooley and KWGS News Director John Durkee

Two Outstanding Achievement awards were presented to KWGS on Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters.

For his Live From The Cain's Ballroom broadcast of October 13, 2012, Swing On This host John Wooley received a Special Programming award.

That program featured The Tulsa Playboys and special guest, Cowbop, for two hours of western swing music celebrating the 100th birthday of western swing great, Johnnie Lee Wills.

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11:03 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! Cinecast Tickets Available

Peter Sagal and friend

Breaking News: “Not My Job” guest Steve Martin and live music from Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings have been added to the show's lineup!

It's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! like you've never seen it before! Because, well, normally you can't see it — it's a radio show.

A live staging of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! will be beamed to Tulsa at 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 2, 2013 to the Cinemark Mark 17 in Tulsa and the Cinemark Broken Arrow.

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1:08 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Big Band Saturday Night's Alan Lambert to be Honored at the Newsies Awards


Alan Lambert to be honored at March 28 Newsies Awards. Big Band Saturday Night is heard every  Saturday on Public Radio 89.5-1 from 8-10 pm.

Veteran Tulsa broadcaster Alan Lambert has been named the Tulsa Press Club’s newest Media Icon, and will be recognized during the Press Club’s annual Newsies Awards, which will be held March 28 at the Campbell Hotel.

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10:41 am
Mon March 18, 2013

American Red Cross Tornado Warning App

Red Cross Tornado Warning App

Springtime in Oklahoma means severe weather. At Public Radio Tulsa, we broadcast the latest Tulsa area severe weather bulletins immediately from National Weather Service. But we also realize you don’t always have on your radio. The American Red Cross has developed new app to address that problem. It sends a message to your smartphone or tablet to alert you of a pending storm. You can download this app and stay safe this spring in Oklahoma.

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12:25 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Metropolitan Opera Presents Operatic Rarity

A Scene from Zadonai's "Francesca da Rimini"
Marty Sohl/The Metropolitan Opera

When a classical music fan thinks of "Francesca da Rimini", one immediately thinks of Tchaikovsky's famous tone poem. In fact, this brief episodic story from Dante's Inferno, became the most famous opera of a relatively unknown Italian 20th Century composer, Riccardo Zandonai. Librettist Tito Ricordi, Jr. adapted a play drawn from this historical episode, and envisioned it as revival of the grand Italian operatic tradition, with the music of Italy's greatest operatic composer, Giacomo Puccini. Unfortunately for Ricordi, Puccini had no interest in reviving the grand operatic tradition.

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3:47 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

TED Radio Hour Begins This Saturday

Saturday Afternoon at 3pm on 89.5-1

An idea is the one gift that you can hang onto even after you've given it away. That's one of the big   ideas behind the renowned TED Talks. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown into a global platform for identifying and spreading world-changing ideas. The annual TED Conference and TEDGlobal Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for up to 18 minutes.

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11:51 am
Tue February 26, 2013

The Tobolowsky Files: A Special Four Week Series

Actor and Writer Stephen Tobolowsky, host of "The Tobolowsky Files", the Documentary of the Week in March

Fridays at 8pm; and Thursday at Noon on 89.5-1

This month, the Documentary of the Week will present "The Tobolowsky Files", a series of specials 

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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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4:23 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

With Love From NPR

Katie Burk NPR

Originally published on Tue January 28, 2014 12:43 pm

Love NPR? Love someone who loves NPR? Share that feeling in the language of public radio with one of our new NPR Valentine cards. From syncing lips at the Tiny Desk to a Science Friday kind of chemistry, here are six designs that will appeal to your public radio sweetheart.

Got an idea for more NPR-inspired love notes? Email us at

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