Established in 1955, KOSU is a member-supported public radio network that operates 91.7 KOSU in central Oklahoma including Stillwater and Oklahoma City and 107.5 KOSN in northeast Oklahoma including Tulsa, Bartlesville and the Grand Lake area. KOSU can also be heard at 107.3 in south Tulsa and at 101.9 in Okmulgee. Reaching thousands of listeners every week, KOSU is a distinguished public radio news and information service with award-winning local news coverage and NPR news content.
KOSU also features signature public radio news and cultural programs from American Public Media, Public Radio International and independent producers. Listeners around the globe can access news, join social media networks, download podcasts, and hear a live web stream.
KOSU is a conduit for community, connecting people to each other and to the world. Through a vibrant exchange of information, ideas and artistry, on-air, online and face-to-face, KOSU explores the human experience in a uniquely Oklahoma way that compels the mind and nourishes the spirit.
Informative: KOSU at Oklahoma State University will engage, enlighten and enrich through exploration of issues, the exchange of ideas and celebration of culture. KOSU will build on the value created by NPR, American Public Media, Public Radio International, the Public Radio Exchange and community collaborators to deliver rich, rewarding content.
Engaging: KOSU will serve as a hub for community, listening to the needs of the community and responding in ways that support the community through experiences that create connections between our public and the civic and cultural fabric of Oklahoma.
Consistent: KOSU will be noted for the ongoing quality of the news, cultural and entertainment programs we provide.
Unique: KOSU will be recognized as an organization that makes a positive difference by focusing on the issues most important to Oklahoma.
Trusted: KOSU will be regarded as an outstanding financial steward by our supporters, investing resources wisely in our radio and Internet services.
Civic Engagement: We believe public conversation is a critical component of the Democratic process and that the functions of government should be open and accessible to our community.
Accountability: We are committed to fairness, transparency, tolerance, civility and diversity in everything we do for the betterment of our community.
Creativity: We depend on creativity as an organization, and support an environment of innovation that sparks creative solutions to the challenges facing our station and our community.
Life-long Learning: We believe that knowledge is power. By creating opportunities for greater understanding, we seek to create a culture of learning in our community.
Public Service: The public entrusts us to deliver quality services with the resources they provide, and it is through our work and our stewardship that we seek to build value in our community.
Jobs at KOSU
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KOSU Public File
Kelly Burley joined Oklahoma Public Radio KOSU as Director in September 2007. Burley returns to public radio after more than four years as Associate State Director for AARP Oklahoma. Burley first joined KOSU in 1990, first as a reporter, then news director and eventually program director. During that time, he won three Edward R. Murrow awards from the Radio Television News Directors Association, the National Journalism Award from the Scripps Howard Foundation, and two national awards from Public Radio News Directors, Inc. Kelly lives in Stillwater with his wife, Lisa, and their children, Clint and Kara.
Associate Director/General Manager
After three years as a part-time announcer at KTJS Radio in Hobart, Rachel Hubbard started her career at KOSU as a student reporter in 1999. Following graduation from Oklahoma State University, she served as KOSU’s state capitol reporter and news director. Today, in her role as associate director/general manager, Rachel continues to oversee the newsroom but also manages the day to day operations of the station. During her tenure at KOSU, Rachel has won national awards from the Public Radio News Directors Inc., and the Scripps Howard Foundation for her news coverage. She has also received numerous state and regional awards for news coverage and has been named to Oklahoma Magazine’s 40 under 40. She lives in Stillwater with her two dogs, Oscar and Felix.
Ken Boyd is the new Chief Engineer who maintains the daily technical operations of the studio and transmitter sites. Ken comes from Cumulus Broadcasting where he served as an assistant engineer at KATT, KYIS, KKWD, WWLS, WKY, and KQOB for over eight years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Oklahoma Christian University, and he is a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers (chapter 83) in Oklahoma City.
Joanna joined the KOSU staff in January 2009. Her responsibilities include payroll, accounts payable, account reconciliation and other financial duties. Joanna has been an OSU employee for more than 20 years. She’s worked at the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Bureau for Social Research, and Scholarships and Financial Aid. Joanna is originally from Morris, OK, but has resided in Stillwater since 1979. She enjoys working at OSU athletic events and spending time with her two children, Melissa and Ryan.
Paula joined the KOSU staff in March 2008. Her career after graduating from OSU has included working in Dallas and North Carolina, primarily in marketing management for business-to-consumer and business-to-business accounts at advertising agencies. Her most recent experience is four years of selling promotional marketing products and apparel. Paula was born in Tulsa and resides in Stillwater with her two dogs.
Jenny Mae Harms
Jenny Mae Harms joined KOSU in April 2010. After attending Oklahoma State University, Jenny Mae worked in outside sales for Grimsley’s Janitorial and Industrial Supply before joining the KOSU team. She enjoys gardening, traveling, and spending time with her husband, Chris, and their three dogs. Jenny Mae works directly with businesses, organizations, and community groups to help promote their products, services, and events on-air and online with KOSU. If you are interested in promoting your business or organization with KOSU, please call Jenny Mae today at 405.744.9974. .
Don joined KOSU in October of 2005. As the Development Specialist, Don visits with the many businesses throughout Oklahoma about underwriting on KOSU. Underwriting is a good way to get KOSU listeners to hear about your business. If you have any questions about Underwriting on KOSU, please contact Don at 800-228-4678.
State Capitol Bureau Chief
Michael Cross comes to KOSU after several years in broadcast media. His last position was with KTOK in Oklahoma City. He has also worked with KOKH Fox 25, KOCO Channel 5 and KWTV News 9. Michael has his degree in Broadcasting and Journalism from the University of Central Oklahoma as well as an Associates in Theatre Arts from Oklahoma City Community College. One of his hobbies includes performing on the stage having spent time with Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park dating back to 1989.
Morning Edition Host
Ben Allen is the Morning Edition host and reporter for KOSU. He serves as the local host for Morning Edition from 6-9 AM weekdays, and heads out into Oklahoma for stories during the day. A 2011 graduate of Fordham University, he worked for both WFUV News and Sports as an anchor, reporter, and host. He’s a Massachusetts native, who doesn’t pahk his cah in Hah-vard Yahd, but does occasionally say it’s “wicked” hot. If you ever have a story idea for Ben, feel free to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more about Ben and what he does at the station.