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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.