As a public broadcasting entity, KOSU must follow the requirements of the Communications Act of 1934 specific to open and closed meetings, open financial records, hiring practices and donor information.
1. Open Meetings
KOSU must provide seven days advance notice of open meetings of the station’s governing board, the Oklahoma A&M Board of Regents and its committees, when considering business specific to KOSU. KOSU complies with this requirement by posting notice of such meetings here.
There are currently no open meetings of the Oklahoma A&M Board of Regents or its committees scheduled to address KOSU business.
More information about the Oklahoma A&M Board meeting schedule is available at: regents.okstate.edu/board-meetings
2. Closed Meetings
KOSU must document and make available to the public the specific reasons for closing a meeting of its governing body and its committees when considering business specific to KOSU. KOSU makes applicable closed meeting information available within 10 days of such meetings at the Station’s office, 303 Paul Miller Building, Stillwater, OK 74078.
3. Meetings of the KOSU Community Advisory Board
Because KOSU is owned by a public university, the station is not required to have a Community Advisory Board, and thus, is not subject to the Communications Act rules specific to CABs. However, KOSU does seek regular advice about programming, community support strategies, and significant policies from select members of the station’s broadcast service area.
4. KOSU Hiring Practices and Employee Data
KOSU must submit information about employment opportunities, hiring practices and employee data pertaining to race and sex.
A. Employment Statistical Report
B. Diversity Statement
KOSU is a public media organization owned by Oklahoma State University, a land-grant institution of higher learning. Both institutions are committed to excellence in diversity and inclusion. We strive to maintain a welcoming and inclusive environment that appreciates and values all members of our staff, volunteers, listening audience and the University community. We define diversity as engagement in meaningful actions, behaviors, and conversations that reflect a commitment to recognizing, understanding, and respecting the differences among students, faculty, staff, and visitors within KOSU and throughout the OSU system. We do not condone acts, behavior, language, or symbols that represent or reflect intolerance or discrimination. KOSU shares OSU’s dedication to cultivating and enriching the competitive advantages that diversity and inclusion provides all members of the public radio and University communities. We identify diversity as a quality of life issue, as well as an important economic driver for the prosperity and well-being of the state, nation, and world.
C. Annual EEO Reports (2019)
5. Donor Information
The Communications Act restricts KOSU from disclosing donor lists for political and other uses. As such, KOSU does not share donor/contributor personal information with non-affiliated third parties. Please refer to KOSU's Donation Acceptance Policy for details.
6. Journalism Ethics
KOSU adheres to the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics and the NPR Ethics Handbook.
7. KOSU Staff and Management
KOSU staff information available here.
KOSU’s management structure:
- Burns Hargis, OSU President - 107 Whitehurst Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078 405-744-5000
- Gary Clark, Senior VP/General Counsel - 107 Whitehurst Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078 405-744-5000
- Kyle Wray, VP/Enrollment Management and Marketing - 218 Student Union, Stillwater, OK 74048 405-744-9082
- Rachel Hubbard, KOSU Interim Director - 726 W. Sheridan Ave., #100, Oklahoma City, OK 73102 855-808-5678
8. Governing Body
KOSU is owned by Oklahoma State University, which is governed by the Oklahoma A&M Board of Regents. More information about the board is available at regents.okstate.edu. Members of the board are listed below:
- Mr. Calvin J. Anthony
- Mrs. Blayne Arthur
- Mr. Douglas E. Burns
- Mr. Jarold Callahan
- Mr. Rick Davis
- Mr. Joe D. Hall
- Mr. Tucker Link
- Dr. Trudy Milner
- Mrs. Lou Watkins
9. Most Recent Audited Financial Statement
Requests for copies of KOSU’s annual financial reports can be mailed to KOSU, 303 Paul Miller Building, Stillwater, OK 74078. The report is available here.
10. Local Content and Services Report
This report is made annually for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and is available here.
11. FCC Public Files
The FCC has recently changed its rules to require almost all of this public file information to be posted online at a website hosted by the FCC. This provides the public easier access to find information regarding individual stations, and other communication entities. To directly access the public file information for each of KOSU's three broadcast licenses, use the links below: