Oklahoma Arts Council Honors KGOU Radio

by Leslie Herring, Student Writer.

University of Oklahoma public radio station KGOU, a division of OU Outreach, has received the “Media in the Arts” award from the Oklahoma Arts Council for its efforts in OklaVision. KGOU Radio was one of five organizations to be honored for its contribution to the arts at the 36th Annual Governor’s Arts Awards. Winners were announced Oct. 5.

KGOU Radio will receive the award on Nov. 15 during a presentation ceremony at the Oklahoma State Capitol. The ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. in the 4th Floor Rotunda. A reception on the first floor of the Capitol will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

“I’m extremely excited about this award, not just for the well-deserved recognition for our KGOU department but because of the nomination from the Norman Arts Council, which makes it all the more special to receive,” said James P. Pappas, vice president for outreach and dean of the College of Liberal Studies.

Media in the Arts Award is given to an individual member of the media or media outlet that demonstrates commitment to the arts in Oklahoma documented through public awareness, support, fairness, initiative, creativity, and professionalism in reporting.

“We are honored and excited to receive this prestigious award and to have the efforts of our team recognized,” said Karen Holp, general manager of KGOU Radio.

The Oklahoma Arts Council is the official state agency for the support and development of the arts in Oklahoma. The Council’s mission is to lead, cultivate and support a thriving arts environment, which is essential to quality of life, education and economic vitality for all Oklahomans.

For more information on KGOU radio, visit www.kgou.org or call (405) 325-3388.

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