Public Radio Tulsa

The event series you loved last season is back! And we are kicking off the 2017/2018 season of The Give and Take with Scott Horsley, NPR White House Correspondent, in honor of our 70th Anniversary

We are officially SOLD OUT! Thank you to everyone attending. We look forward to seeing you on September 30! If you would still like the opportunity to see Scott Horsley live, please join us at The Give and Take!

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Public Radio Tulsa and The University of Tulsa cordially invite you to AN EVENING WITH SCOTT HORSLEY, NPR White House Correspondent

PRT Tulsa

Here at Public Radio Tulsa we have 100,000 listeners and growing, 3,000 members, and 267 of you attended our Southwood Member Party on Monday, June 19, 2017. We had perfect summer weather for a memorable evening and celebrating…YOU! We loved connecting with old friends and meeting some of you for the first time!

Many of you have thanked us and Southwood for the party:

Meet Scott Horsley

Jul 12, 2017
NPR by Steve Barret

 

Scott Horsley is a White House correspondent for NPR News. He reports on the policy and politics of the Trump Administration.

Horsley took up the White House beat in 2009 after serving as a San Diego-based business correspondent for NPR where he covered fast food, gasoline prices, and the California electricity crunch of 2000. He reported from the Pentagon during the early phases of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

A BIG shout-out to the nearly 100 listeners who made their very first donations during our 10 Days/100 New Members Drive in June!  Your contributions helped Public Radio Tulsa end our fiscal year strong.  Thanks to all of you who became Public Radio Tulsa supporters.  (Not a member yet?  We still have New Member gifts!)  

Over the first ten days of June, we shared a message: Public Radio Tulsa membership is for EVERYONE.  Whether your gift is $10 or $1,000, your support is vital and valued.

Allen Mandlebaum loves sleek, Italian sports cars.  He ALSO loves NPR.  So when he decided he had one too many vintage Alfa Romeos in his garage, he gave us a call and donated this yummy little cherry red number to benefit Public Radio Tulsa. 

“We listen to NPR all the time.  And we want to SUPPORT NPR,” says Mandlebaum, who adds that he has been restoring Alfas for years.  But at almost 75, he says that climbing in and out of a tiny two-seater isn’t as easy as it used to be.  That led to his decision to part with what he jokingly calls his “Italian mistress.”  

We had SO much fun last night! So much fun!

A gigantic thank you to ALL of our friends at Southwood Landscape and Garden! You hosted a spectacular Public Radio Tulsa Member Thank You Party! We had great weather, food, drinks, music, door prizes, members and an all-around GREAT time. Plus, everyone got to do a little sale shopping!

Party Updates!

Jun 16, 2017

We love you! All of you! And we wish every single one of you could come Monday night!

The outpouring of people registering have exceeded our expectations and our space capacity. We are now at 300 people attending the Southwood Member Thank You Party!

Unfortunately, registration is now CLOSED for the event. We promise there will be more parties!

But wait, there are more party announcements!!

Something special just for YOU! 

How many times over the course of 10 days do you find yourself saying to someone, “Hey, I heard this GREAT story on Morning Edition”…or wind up sitting in your driveway for 15 minutes so you don’t miss a second of RadioLab?  If you’re a public radio fan, and if you’re not already a contributing member of Public Radio Tulsa, the first 10 days of June are for YOU.  It’s our “10 Days/100 NEW Members” drive. 

How do you listen to Public Radio Tulsa? How do you get stay-up-to-date with local news?

We asked.  You answered. 

Now, let us say “Thanks!” with a summertime party just for YOU, Monday evening, June 19, 2017!

Your financial support over the last 12 months has been nothing short of amazing, including a record-breaking Spring Fund Drive.  Over and over, we’ve heard from listeners who’ve said how grateful they are for the balanced, fact-based news and analysis, and brilliant music they hear on Public Radio Tulsa.  Now it’s time to celebrate the people who make this possible:  Our listener contributors!

10 days. 

In the span of ten days, just imagine all you’ll hear on Public Radio Tulsa. 

Rigorous, fact-based news.  Respectful discussion.  Rich storytelling.  The very best in classical, jazz, folk, and western swing music.  Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me (twice!).

You rely on the unparalleled news, conversation, and music on Public Radio Tulsa.  And we rely on YOU, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with us in support of public radio.

100,000 Listeners, but…

 

Education. It is one of the most important and discussed issues in our state. We see it on the ballot and we see it in the daily headlines. 

But what questions do you have? What are your concerns? What actions do you want to see? Join us for the April Give and Take on education. 

Spring Fund Drive:  OUTSTANDING!

    Those of us who make our living behind a mic are rarely at a loss for words. But the response to Public Radio Tulsa’s Spring Fund drive left us speechless.

Thank you to all of you who made contributions, large and small, to support YOUR public radio station.  We surpassed our fund drive goal of $200,000 BEFORE the final day of the drive, and our total now stands at an astounding $233,801!  

WE ❤️ YOU!

Apr 10, 2017

We've said it before and we'll say it again. 
 

Because of you, we're able to continue to provide the highest quality news, information, conversation, and music. 

 We are at $225,367 and counting for the Spring 2017 Fund Drive!   

Thank you for listening, thank you for supporting, and thank you for standing with Public Radio Tulsa!

  

Tick tock! The doctor is in and she has issued a challenge. 

You can make a bigger impact with your dollars.  

Here's how the challenge works: this afternoon between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. if we receive $2,000 in pledges, Dr. Kathleen Heffron will donate $1,000 to Public Radio Tulsa. 

Will you meet the challenge? DONATE NOW

Your Support is Still Crucial, Now More Than Ever. And we still have some GREAT thank you gifts for you. Check 'em out! 

Public Radio Tulsa/NPR Cap
$180/$15 per month or more
DONATE NOW

    

Love NPR and PRT?  Shout it to the world with this stylish charcoal gray ball cap!  This six panel cap has a self-fabric Velcro closure and sports the Public Radio Tulsa logo in front in white stitching, and the full-color NPR logo on the back.

 

 

No Pitch Wednesday?! What is is that?!

It just means no programming will be interrupted on Public Radio 89.5 tomorrow for our fund drive! All pledge reminders will be heard during regular scheduled breaks. 

See if you can hear the message from Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me's Peter Sagal...

In the meantime, help us keep this incredible momentum going! We are 75% of the goal and counting! 

 DONATE NOW

You can also give us a call at (918) 631 - 3689 

Groundbreaking

Thought-provoking.
 
Data-driven. 

News without noise. 

Stories with context and fact. 

Great journalism. 

This is what you have come to love and appreciate about public radio. This is why you turn to Public Radio 89.5 KWGS for your source of news and information, local and national. This is made possible because of YOU. 

Public Radio Tulsa brings you great journalism and unforgettable music, every day.

Your support is more important than ever. And we want to hear from you! We are using listener comments on our social media and website during the Spring 2017 Fund Drive to encourage others to join you in supporting Public Radio Tulsa.

CLICK HERE to let us know why you support and your favorite program! 

You can read some of the quotes here:

Unforgettable, great, profound, vibrant, enduring

All adjectives that can be used to describe the classical music that you hear on Public Radio Tulsa's Classical 88.7 KWTU EVERY DAY. 

Great music has the power to stir emotions, gives you an escape, even if temporary, and is always there whenever you need it. 

Public Radio Tulsa Staff

If you weren't with us at The Give and Take on Thursday, March 23 you were missed!

The boys are back in town!  

And by boys, we mean the StateImpact reporters Joe Wertz and Logan Layden. Last fall they came to Tulsa to pitch in and help with the Fall Fund Drive but this spring they are back for YOU and the March Give and Take. 

It’s springtime at Public Radio Tulsa, and we have a variety of warm weather thank-you gifts, some for as little as $10 a month! 

But hurry…the clock is ticking on our TWO Early-Bird Specials! DONATE NOW

YOUR PLEDGE. OUR GRATITUDE.

  

EARLY-BIRD SPECIAL: Southwood Herbs
$120/$10 per month or more
DONATE NOW  

It's almost spring, when thoughts turn to...supporting Public Radio Tulsa!  Our Spring Fund Drive will be March 29 - 31 on KWTU, and April 3 - 8 on KWGS.  But don't wait!  Pledge now and take advantage of our TWO Early-Bird thank-you gifts!

giv-uhn-teyk

Noun
1.  The practice of dealing by compromise or mutual concession; cooperation.
2.  Good-natured exchange of talk, ideas, etc.  

The lively exchange of ideas.  NPR fans.  Chili-Cheese Fries.  Cold beverages.  Join us for OUR inauguration of this new opportunity for civil conversation Thursday, February 9 , 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., at Lefty’s on Greenwood.  We’ll chat with two freshmen state representatives about their first week on the job.  We’ll even have door prizes!

Incredible.

Feb 10, 2017
PRT Staff

Incredible. The word to describe the first Public Radio Tulsa's Give and Take. On Thursday evening, February 9, nearly 100 listeners and concerned, engaged community members joined us for  civil discourse, learning and the lively exchange of ideas. We even had some laughter! 

Hello and Happy New Year. We were pleased to offer you The Best of StudioTulsa in 2016 over the holidays, and in that regard, here's a rundown of what we've aired recently and when we aired it. Note that each program described below has a link whereby you can access a free, on-demand audio-stream of the show in question. Thank you for listening.

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!

 

Public Radio Tulsa Staff

Dear Friends of Public Radio Tulsa,               

We get a LOT of questions from listeners here at the station.  Everything from “How do I donate my car? (Easy!)” to “Did you know you’re off the air??? (Yep.)” to “I heard this one story this one time about this one guy…what was it?  (Ummm…)” 

Last spring, we decided we needed to do some asking.  We surveyed our newest donors, asking them about their favorite programs, when they listened, how long they had been listening, and more.  And we requested their comments.  Here’s what they said: