The KOSU news team curates news of interest to Oklahomans from various sources around the world. Our hope is inform, educate, and entertain.


Station News
10:32 am
Thu July 30, 2015

UPDATE: Tulsa 107.5 FM Signal Outage

A burned portion of the cabling on the 107.5 FM tower in Ketchum.

UPDATE (July 27 at 4:18 p.m.): Our 107.5 FM tower has suffered a catastrophic electrical fire. The coax cables that run to (and up) the tower have been destroyed. This special size of coax cable is not readily available and will take 4 to 5 days to ship, followed by several days of installation and repair. We're looking at two weeks at the earliest before we're back on-air at 107.5 FM and early estimates are that this will cost KOSU upwards of $20,000 in total.

We have set up a special donation page for listeners wishing to specifically support this expense here.

Thank you again for your patience.

UPDATE (July 24 at 2:10 p.m.): Our engineers are ordering the parts necessary to repair the tower. We don't yet have an estimated time for the signal to be back live. When we do, we will update this post. Thank you for your patience.

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties in the Tulsa, northeast Oklahoma, and surrounding listening area. If you tune in to 107.5 FM or 107.3 FM, then you will probably notice radio silence.

Our engineers are on the scene with specialized technicians, working to get the issue resolved and programming back on the air.

This is an evolving situation, so we will keep you posted on all that transpires. In the meantime, you can listen to our streaming service here on kosu.org or on iTunes Radio.

Thank you for being patient and for your support of KOSU.

Station News
11:09 am
Tue July 28, 2015

Wits Has Been Cancelled

Wits will end its run in September. KOSU is currently evaluating options to replace it in our programming lineup. Below is a note from American Public Media, which distributes Wits:

American Public Media has made the difficult decision to cancel our nationally distributed radio program, Wits.

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3:45 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

NY Times Profiles Oklahoma City's R&J Lounge and Supper Club

The New York Times entered the tiny Oklahoma City spot to find fried catfish, tiki drinks, and a great music selection.
When I tugged open the door to R&J Lounge and Supper Club, a midcentury-inspired restaurant, I expected plumes of cigarette smoke to waft into the air.
11:11 am
Sun July 12, 2015

Miss Oklahoma Olivia Jordan Is the Winner of the Miss USA Pageant 2015

Miss Oklahoma Olivia Jordan, a Tulsa native, took home the Miss USA crown tonight, beating out 50 other contestants.
Olivia Jordan, Miss Oklahoma, took home the crown at this year's Miss USA pageant, in a contest that was mired in controversy after it's co-owner Donald Trump made a series of highly controversial comments about Mexicans. The pageant was held in Baton Rouge, La. for the second year in a row.
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11:48 am
Thu July 2, 2015

The Sad, Sweet Songs of Oklahoma’s John Moreland

The Wall Street Journal recently published an excellent profile of Tulsa musician John Moreland.
As he introduced a tune titled "You Don't Care For Me Enough to Cry" at a recent New York City club date, Oklahoma singer and songwriter John Moreland told the audience something he'd learned about the song: "It's too sad for Dallas-Fort Worth morning television."
1:34 pm
Fri June 12, 2015

The Man Who Helped Save the Big 12? Rethinking Dan Beebe in Realignment

Sports Illustrated looks back at conference realignment, five years removed from an important meeting that tried to hold the Big 12 Conference together.
The following passage came from a paper handed out on June 1, 2010 as multiple schools pondered leaving their conferences for other leagues ... A collateral consideration for all of us as national leaders in intercollegiate athletics is the creation of a few "mega-conferences" may result in more governmental, legal and public scrutiny.
5:19 pm
Sun June 7, 2015

Why China Is Buying Up Oklahoma and Texas

The Washington Post reports on China's foreign investment in the United States, how it's developing their economy, and how Chinese companies are searching for new products, markets and talented employees.
We celebrated just blocks from @Motorola HQ at @LouMalnatis, a special Chicago deep-dish with Liu Jun and @rosterloh pic.twitter.com/gog7sWugCR - Yuanqing Yang (@Yuanqing_Lenovo) October 30, 2014 In October 2014, executives from the Chinese technology company Lenovo celebrated their acquisition of Motorola by eating a deep-dish pizza in Chicago.
2:02 pm
Wed June 3, 2015

The States That Spend The Most (And The Least) on Education, in One Map

The Washington Post looks at the variation in education spending across the nation and maps out per pupil spending by state. Oklahoma is currently ranked 47th in spending at $7,672 per pupil.
U.S. states' education spending averaged $10,700 per pupil in 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, but that average masked a wide variation, ranging from $6,555 per pupil in Utah to $19,818 in New York.
Local News
1:13 pm
Wed June 3, 2015

Report: Oklahoma Leads Nation in Fatal Police Shootings

Flickr / katsrcool

While the recent shootings of Michael Brown and Tamir Rice by police, and the shootings of Eric Harris and Nehemiah Fischer in Oklahoma, greater scrutiny has been given nationwide to how police interact with the public and when deadly force should be used.

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12:21 pm
Wed June 3, 2015

A Tragic End to a ‘Blessed’ Life After Oklahoma Roadside Rescue Goes Wrong

The Washington Post reports on the death of Nehemiah Fischer of Tulsa, who was shot dead after shoving an Oklahoma Highway Patrolman to the ground during a flood rescue.
Maybe if the fog on Hectorville Road hadn't been so thick. Or if the flood waters hadn't been so furious. Or if Nehemiah Fischer didn't have that shiny new handgun on his hip. Maybe then he'd still be alive.