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.


What's New?
9:40 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Super Bowl Sunday on To The Best of Our Knowledge

Sunday, February 3 is Super Bowl Sunday! And to help celebrate, To The Best of Our Knowledge is planning a Super Bowl themed program.

Behold the spectacle of epic proportions!  The abundant feast laid out! Tribes decked in battle attire! Yes my friends – The Super Bowl.  Since its beginnings in Boston school yards, football has reshaped our weekends and spawned a one day advertising frenzy. The 49ers and the Ravens meet this week to play not Vince Lombardi’s game, but the Billion Dollar Game.

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What's New?
2:06 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

A Prairie Home Companion this week: Vigilemus et Oremus

This week on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, it's another live broadcast performance from the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, California.

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What's New?
10:05 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Stations Off-Air for Antenna Re-installation

One of Public Radio Tulsa's sixteen antenna elements

While we're off-air, listen to KWGS and KWTU online through this web page or by using NPR's iPhone app, iPad app, or Android app.

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What's New?
4:39 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Boogie 'Til the Rooster Crows


Coming to you live this week from the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, California, it's a live broadcast performance of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. With our special guest, bluesman and jam-master Elvin Bishop.

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What's New?
12:00 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry...

Smithsonian Thom Watson

When will the world end? And how?

If you turn on the TV, pick up the paper, or glance at Google, you'll encounter Mayan mania. There's much hullabaloo about the end of the world, triggered by the end of a Mayan calendar cycle.

This radio special highlights end-of-the-world prophecies from Scientific, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Native American, meditative, Norse, Muslim, and Mayan perspectives. The Mayans were not the only ones with answers. And there's something about the Mayans that you probably didn't know.

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What's New?
3:29 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

2012 Holiday Program Schedule

Celebrate the holidays with Public Radio Tulsa as we gift-wrap special programming for you from across the country and around the world.

Hanukkah Lights 2012
Wednesday, Dec 12 • 8pm-9pm
Public Radio 89.5-1

A perennial NPR favorite for nearly two decades, acclaimed authors explore Hanukkah stories and memoirs written expressly for Hanukkah Lights. Hosted by NPR's Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.

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What's New?
1:43 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Hotter Than a Pistol: This Weekend on A Prairie Home Companion

This week, it's a live broadcast performance of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor from the Wortham Theater Center in Houston, Texas. With special guests, Texas Renaissance man Joe Ely, 21st Century troubadours Johnnyswim, and vocalist Christine DiGiallonardo.

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3:17 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

America Decides - Special U.S. Election Coverage From the BBC

Listen Live in HD on World Radio 89.5-3: Tuesday 6:00 pm - midnight 

Today Americans go to the polls for an historic vote: will it be a second term for Barack Obama or a first term for Mitt Romney? Join the BBC's Bridget Kendall and James Naughtie live from Washington D.C., and their team of correspondents and experts from across the United States for America Decides – US Election 2012. As the polls close, join us for live coverage of the results.

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5:45 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Who Should I Vote For? Election Resources for November 6

KWGS File photo

It's here - at last - the presidential election of 2012. 

The Metropolitan Tulsa League of Women Voters has produced this election guide detailing informational about the presidential election, Senate and Representative races, Tulsa County Propositions, state questions and city councilors.

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What's New?
3:26 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

A Prairie Home Companion: October Reprise

Garrison Keillor

This weekend's show includes material from the very last broadcast show we had the privilege to work on with Tom Keith.

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