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From now through July 31, 2020, we have a cost-saving way to reach Public Radio Tulsa's unique and powerful audience of NPR and classical music listeners.

It works like this:  When you buy underwriting messages on KWGS Public Radio 89.5 FM, our commercial-free NPR radio station -- we’ll actually double the number of messages for your investment.

NOT EVERYTHING has changed since the pandemic. Public Radio Tulsa and Public Radio Underwriting are still here for you. 
 
Public Radio Tulsa is northeast Oklahoma's source for fact-based, informative, and crucial reporting from our local news team and NPR during these times. That is unwavering. Over 70,000 Tulsans rely on public radio to be their ONLY source of news now more than ever.

Public Radio Tulsa’s Spring 2020 Fund Drive is on hold due to Coronavirus Pandemic, but your support is more important than ever. With so many crucial stories to cover, the time is NOW to take your stand with public radio!  Contribute NOW to keep in-depth reporting and unforgettable music coming your way!

And check out this spring’s thank-you gifts!  In celebration of YOU, we’ve given a few old favorites a brand-new look:

NPR

By now, you’ve probably heard the interview NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly conducted with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and her account of the meeting that took place immediately after.  You may have heard the reactions from President Trump and 

As the new year gets underway, I’ve been struck by the "perfect vision" metaphor for 2020.  May we all have perfect vision for this year and the future, working and listening together! On that note, here's a bird's-eye-view of what's happening at Public Radio Tulsa this new year:

Read Better 
by Rebecca Howard
Tulsa City-County Library 

 

I know that this time of year is all about looking forward. Believe me that I am as vulnerable as anyone to the sense of optimism a new year brings. THIS will be the year I finally start meditating regularly, eating a plant based diet, and decluttering that back bedroom into which no one is allowed. 

 

LOVE PUBLIC RADIO TULSA

Sep 12, 2019

HERE'S HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT IT! 
When you value something, you want to support it, nurture it, and see it grow.  For tens of thousands of listeners across northeast Oklahoma, Public Radio Tulsa is thesource for exceptional reporting and in-depth analysis, captivating storytelling and glorious music.  And the single largest source of funds for Public Radio Tulsa?  Listeners just like you. 

SUPPORT

Sep 12, 2019

SUPPORT

Sep 12, 2019

Renew

Sep 10, 2019

My first experience with public radio was a stormy night without electricity in my parents’ bedroom. The whole family gathered around the battery-powered radio on my dad’s nightstand, and listened to a story about a mysterious black cat. When the power came back, the family returned to the regularly scheduled programs of Saturday morning cartoons. It wasn’t until my high school French teacher recounted a news story from NPR that I realized that there was so much more to radio than Top 40. Since then, I have been an avid Public Radio Tulsa listener.

Show Dad the Love

Jun 11, 2019

If you have a Dad, or a Dad-figure, in your life who loves public radio the way you do, tell him thanks this Father’s Day on Public Radio Tulsa!  

If you donated to Public Radio Tulsa this last year, you’re part of the community of listeners whose gifts help pay for the programs you love. Now we’re saying “thank you” with a PARTY!

Before we dive into lots of facts and figures, let’s just say this:  YOU DID IT.  Thanks to your donations, large and small, we met our Spring Fund Drive Goal! Here’s how:

Your Sustainable Feast

Mar 6, 2019

The piping-hot news, organic conversation, and toothsome music on Public Radio Tulsa is a feast for your ears.  Now, supporting all that delicious radio just got easier, thanks to technology made possible in part by a grant from the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation!  Introducing Monthly SUSTAINER Giving: Make your affordable monthly gift once, and your pledge will continue as long as you want.

Public Radio Tulsa has a brand-new mug this spring, and we’re so proud of it, we’re throwing it (and you) a party!  The spring drive is April 3 though 13, 2019 but you can get a jump-start on your giving now

A “Letter from the General Manager” at the beginning of a new year is like the “Happy Holidays from Our Family!” letter you get from your third-favorite cousin (and just about as exciting): Heavy on the good stuff that happened to ME, light on the good stuff that happened to US.  Let’s change that, starting with…

There are as many ways to support Public Radio Tulsa as there are All Things Considered hosts – maybe more!

For example: Did you know that we accept donations of publicly-tradedstock?  We have all the information you need to provide your accountant or broker.  Contact Public Radio Tulsa Development Director Judith Nole at (918) 631-3118 or judith-nole@utulsa.edu to find out more.

How many times do you have the opportunity to grow BOTH a public radio station AND a forest?

We know that you are deeply concerned about the health and sustainability of our planet.  You’re also passionate about the intelligent and thoughtful news and music you hear on Public Radio Tulsa.  

 

How many times do you have the opportunity to grow BOTH a public radio station AND a forest?

We know that you are deeply concerned about the health and sustainability of our planet.  You’re also passionate about the intelligent and thoughtful news and music you hear on Public Radio Tulsa.  

So this Giving Tuesday, November 27th, we’re making it easy to support BOTH.

We have a very special challenge from an anonymous Public Radio Tulsa listener!  This listener will donate $5,000 to Public Radio Tulsa IF we receive 300 NEW MEMBER pledges of ANY amount by the end of the 2018 Fall Fund Drive (this Saturday)!

If you’ve NEVER made a donation to Public Radio Tulsa before, this is the time to Stand with the Facts, and stand up and be counted…because YOUR gift will help us receive that $5,000 New Member Challenge grant!

Pretty quiet year so far, am I right?

Just kidding.  It’s been nuts.

Hearings…fires…elections…tweets.  Complex issues have come fast and furious in 2018, with possibly the biggest stories yet to come.  And no one – NO ONE – plays a greater role in Public Radio Tulsa’s ability to provide in-depth, rigorous news coverage than YOU, through your contributions. 

Saying Thanks with a Pint and a Party!

Lush pansies from Southwood.  Twenty years of Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!  And a pint glass that comes with its own party!

This fall, check out these great gifts and let us say “thanks!” for supporting public radio in northeast Oklahoma!  Make your gift here! 

 

Will you help us bring NPR News to Tulsa?

PRESENTING SPONSOR $2,500

Recently at our Member Thank You Party at Southwood Landscape and Garden Center, we renewed our acquaintance with some of the earliest employees of KWGS. Sisters Doreen Wood(right) and Joyce Jackson(left) both worked at the station in its very first years when KWGS was a student laboratory, training a new generation of workers for the country’s primary electronic mass communication medium, radio. 

Lonnie Sullivan listened to Public Radio Tulsa for years.  But he never contributed…until now.

“I listen every night before I go to bed,” says Lonnie.  “I really appreciate the BBC; they look at our political situation from a totally different perspective.”

You Made It Happen!

Jul 5, 2018

The books have JUST slammed shut on our fiscal year, and we’re grateful to report that – in spite of increased engineering expenses in June – we are in sound financial shape. 

Why?

Because of all of you who contributed to Public Radio Tulsa last month.  Your gifts, large and small, first-time and “a little something extra,” added up to over $15,500 donated in June: a 35% increase over June 2017.

It was GREAT to see over 250 of you at our Second Annual Public Radio Tulsa Member Thank You Party at Southwood Landscape and Garden Center!  What a perfect evening to mix, mingle, and meet so many listeners whose memberships make Public Radio Tulsa possible!

We enjoyed remarkably cool breezes in Southwood’s lush setting, our Thank You Party hosts for the second year.  Southwood feted our members with frosty beverages, snappy music by David Horne and Unfinished Business, and a super BOGO hanging basket sale, just for us. 

David Sedaris Photo Credit: Adam DeTour

June 30 matters.  Why?  Because here at Public Radio Tulsa, it’s the end of our budget year. We’re committed to a balanced budget as well as balanced reporting.  You can help us achieve this goal with YOUR donation HERE. Your donation will help us finish the fiscal year strong. 

And as a thank you, your donation in the month of June automatically will enter you into a drawing for two tickets to see David Sedaris live at the Tulsa PAC November 13th, PLUS a signed copy of his book, “Theft by Finding." 

We are officially "sold out" of tickets. We do wish each and everyone of you could come! Stay tuned in case some registration spots become available. 

A couple of other party notes: if you are registered to attend, please let us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel your reservation so others can come in your place. And parking is limited so please consider carpooling. We look forward to seeing you there! 

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