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KOSU Radio will host three free screenings across the state of Ken Burns' new documentary Country Music, ahead of its September 15th premiere on PBS stations. This screening will provide an overview of the entire Country Music series, with a series of segments featuring stories about Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Vince Gill, Garth Brooks, and more.

Doug Schwarz

KOSU and The Spy are pleased to announce the addition of a new music show to our Sunday night music lineup.

The Mean Hustle Broad Cast is a weekly radio show created, produced, and hosted by Ali Harter-Street, featuring an all-female music line-up. The show is an extension of Ali's The Mean Hustle Project, which aims to create powerful platforms for girls & women in every industry to showcase the work they are already doing and to discuss the work they have ahead of them.

Phil Clarkin

KOSU is happy to announce that we will be airing an encore presentation of Oklahoma Rock and Roll with Steve Ripley, beginning this Sunday, June 30th at 7 p.m.

The 20-part radio series, which first aired on KOSU in 2009, explores the music of Oklahoma artists and songwriters and their influence on Rock and Roll.

NPR and WBUR announced today that Tonya Mosley has been selected as the third co-host of Here & Now, the weekday news and talk program that airs at 11 a.m. weekdays on KOSU and idistributed on more than 475 NPR stations nationwide. Mosley starts August 5 and will be based in Los Angeles.

KOSU station director, Kelly Burley, announced Tuesday that he plans to retire from Oklahoma State University, effective August 1.

Happy Trails To The Red Dirt Radio Hour

May 9, 2019

After sixteen years on the radio, the Red Dirt Radio Hour has called it quits.

John Cooper and Brad Piccolo joined KOSU in late 2012, bringing their radio show to our airwaves. As founding members of the longest-running red dirt band, the Red Dirt Rangers, they brought a great amount of credibility to the music they championed and the people they interviewed.

We thank John and Brad for their years on KOSU's airwaves and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.

Brightening Your Day with New Morning Edition Music

May 3, 2019

Do not adjust your radio - it's the same NPR you know and love, just with a fresh beat. Starting May 6, 2019, millions of NPR listeners will have a new morning soundtrack. The familiar theme music Morning Edition listeners have been waking up to for 40 years is getting a tune-up.

Check out this short behind-the-scenes video on the making of the music:

Composing the New Sound of Morning Edition

Airing Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on KOSU.

Dozens of states, including Oklahoma are talking about pot, and whether to and how to legalize it. More than 20 states have legalized medical marijuana, and at least 10 states are considering legalizing recreational weed.

Ask a Legal State is a national call-in show about the path to legal cannabis and its ramifications, offering listeners the opportunity to connect with experts in states that have already legalized it.

Why Should I Support KOSU?

Mar 6, 2019

We need you.

That's as simple and straightforward as we can be: we need you.

Without you, KOSU does not exist. Listeners decide to make a contribution to support KOSU because they know it can’t work any other way. To keep this service strong and independent, it must be powered by the very public it serves.

Beginning Sunday, Feburary 3, KOSU will air a new radio documentary that explores the history of black gospel music and illustrates its significant influence on the formation of rock and soul music. Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul is a four-part series airing every Sunday at 2 p.m. during Black History Month.

Through in-depth interviews with artists and dozens of songs (including many archival selections), the four-hour documentary illuminates the profound impact that gospel music has made on popular music.