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KOSU reporter Allison Herrera was among the 18 artists and arts workers awarded with year-long fellowships on Thursday by Tulsa Artist Fellowship for 2020-2021.

Our new podcast Imaginary Oklahoma is based on the book by the same name from This Land Press in Tulsa and produced in collaboration with the Association of Independents in Radio.

Stories in the podcast are based on what authors outside of Oklahoma imagined about our state. The flash-fiction stories were then taken from the pages of the book and the words were weaved with captivating sounds to create the new podcast.

StateImpact Oklahoma has won a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Continuing Coverage of the Oklahoma Opioid Trial from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) for stories aired during 2019.

The entire staff at KOSU has been scattered across Stillwater and the Oklahoma City metro since the stay-at-home orders were issued in mid-March. But we continue to work very hard to bring you all the news, information, and music that you come to depend on from your favorite public radio station.

Allison Herrera

Oklahoma’s flagship NPR station, KOSU, announces today a new reporter position devoted to highlighting Native American voices and stories across Oklahoma.

The First Americans Reporter will shine a light on the issues, successes and impact of Oklahoma’s 39 tribes.

StateImpact Oklahoma and KOSU are welcoming a familiar voice back to our airwaves.

Logan Layden rejoined StateImpact Oklahoma in April as managing editor. He was previously a reporter for StateImpact for six years, from 2011 to 2017.

A native of McAlester, Oklahoma, Logan graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2009. He then spent three years as a state capitol reporter and local host of All Things Considered for NPR member station KGOU in Norman before joining StateImpact. Most recently, he was news director for McAlester Radio.

What do you think about when you think about Oklahoma?

Celebrate Public Radio Music Day

Apr 16, 2020

On April 16, the noncomMUSIC Alliance will host the first Public Radio Music Day. NPR member stations across the country will celebrate the special role that noncommercial stations play in the music world — on both the local and national level. Many are hosting on-air and online events, virtual studio sessions, appearances by special guests and more, so check out how your local public radio station is celebrating below:


Updated May 14, 2020


KOSU is committed to being your spot for community voices and factual information during turbulent times, like the COVID-19 pandemic. We know life has changed for everyone around the world and we're looking for people like you to share your stories and record this unprecedented time in our history. 


Help us create a space where communities can gather and listen to each other's stories. We are together, even when we are apart. 


KOSU will participate in the first-ever Public Radio Music Day on Thursday, April 16, joining fellow noncommercial music stations, performers, and fans across the country to recognize public radio’s essential community service and unique role in the music world locally and nationally.