May 31, 2015

‘Oklahoma Watch Report’ Launches on Public Radio

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Oklahoma Watch, a nonprofit media organization, has begun offering a radio news report to public radio stations around the state on some of the most important issues facing Oklahoma.

The report, titled “Oklahoma Watch Report,” can be heard on NPR affiliates and other public stations at varying times on weekdays. The stations include KGOU, serving the Oklahoma City area and other parts of the state; KOSU, serving Stillwater, Oklahoma City and northeastern Oklahoma; KWGS, serving Tulsa and northeastern Oklahoma; and KALU, serving Langston University and surrounding communities.

The radio segments also will be posted on a special page on the Oklahoma Watch website.

David Fritze, executive editor of Oklahoma Watch, said the radio report, which runs just over four minutes, will expand on the organization’s in-depth and investigative news content, adding new voices and perspective on critical topics, from education and health care.

“We have enjoyed strong, valuable partnerships with Oklahoma public radio stations in the past, collaborating on public forums and investigative stories,” Fritze said. “Those will continue, along with the Oklahoma Watch Report.

“Public radio offers some of the best, most sophisticated news coverage in the state and nation. We want to support and be a part of that public service.”

The Oklahoma Watch Report is hosted by Brad Gibson, a Tulsa-based radio veteran. New segments will be released every few weeks initially and later will be aired more frequently.