Frank Christel

Director of Broadcast Services

Frank Christel has been a part of Public Radio Tulsa for over thirty years, first as Chief Engineer, then General Manager, and now as The University of Tulsa's Director of Broadcast Services. In 2004, he was instrumental in signing Classical 88.7 KWTU on-the-air. Before that, he worked at KBJH, KCFO, KAKC, and KBEZ in Tulsa and also served in the Navy during the Vietnam era. 

He was introduced to the magic of radio by his 9th grade math teacher who would, in class, play tape recordings of Stan Freberg's radio shows. His love of electronics grew by building hi-fi and shortwave radio electronic kits.

He's quite proud of his two daughters, their husbands, three four grandchildren, and is blessed by his lovely bride of more than 40 years.

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1:47 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Nina Totenberg's New Assignment at NPR

You've never heard Nina like this before. Her usual beat is the Supreme Court for Morning Edition and All Things Considered, but Alec Baldwin has really outdone himself by reassigning her to...well, listen for yourself.

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1:23 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Alec Reassigns Fresh Air Host

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Alec Baldwin won't let Terry Gross back onto Fresh Air until we meet our fund drive goal. Can't you hear her pain? For Terry's sake, please don't let this go on much longer!

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12:51 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Your contribution can put our Spring membership drive over-the-top!

Hundreds of friendly and caring public radio listeners have brought us this far - it's now time for your helpful gift to keep NPR on the northeastern Oklahoma airwaves. Contribute Now to help us meet our goal and pay our programming bills!

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12:38 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

RadioLab: Talking to Machines-Today At Noon

What can machines tell us about being human? This week Jad and Robert meet humans and robots who are trying to connect, and blur the line. We talk to the world's most advanced robot, meet a man who fell in love with a chatbot, and argue with the inventor of Furby over whether a toy can ever really be "alive."

RadioLab airs today at noon on Public Radio 89.5-1 

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5:21 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Alec Baldwin's Studio Voiceovers

Here are voiceover takes which wound up on the cutting room floor. They crossed the line for broadcast, but they're here to make the case that Alec has gone, well, off the deep end. Don't pay attention to him - help us meet our Fund Drive goal by mailing a check or through an online credit card contribution.

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2:34 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

This American Life Live! on Thursday, May 10

It'll be a night of stories, dance, and things that you can never do on the radio! Host Ira Glass and friends will perform an episode of This American Life on stage at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in NYC, which you can watch live via satellite here in Tulsa. Public Radio Tulsa personalities will be there with door prizes.

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10:20 am
Mon April 30, 2012

April 30: International Jazz Day featured on Tulsa's only jazz station: Jazz 89.5-2

Jazz 89.5-2, Tulsa's only jazz radio station, and Public Radio 89.5-1, are celebrating International Jazz Day, an UNESCO celebration. American jazz pianist Jason Moran was on Talk of The Nation today discussing the challenges of connecting with younger generations.

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11:49 am
Fri April 27, 2012

Thanks To All Who Helped During Our On-Air Spring Fund Drive!

It's listeners like you who keep public broadcasting on the airwaves through generous financial support. The Fund Drive isn't over! We're close to reaching our $200,000 goal. Help put us over-the-top. Contribute Online Now.

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8:22 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

BNSF Foundation Grant Matched Listener Contributors

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The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Foundation matched $5,000 in contributions during Morning Edition on Friday. We're now 67% toward our goal on this last day of the drive - call 918-631-3689 or contribute online!

The Foundation is dedicated to supporting and improving the quality of life for thousands of communities across the 28 states through which BNSF operates, and where BNSF employees live, work, and volunteer. We're very grateful for BNSF's generous support of Public Radio Tulsa.

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2:28 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Lake Wobegon, All Things Considered

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Garrison Keillor has been on public radio as long as NPR has been on-air. He's famous not only for A Prairie Home Companion, but for his early days of spinning classical LPs while a student in Minnesota. Let him ask you personally for your support of public radio.

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