Doug Cole

Director of Broadcasting, Classical Music Host

Doug Cole joined KCCU-FM in April, 2007 as Station Manager and Operations Director. In November 2012, Doug accepted the title of Interim General Manager. Doug became Director of Broadcasting (General Manger) of KCCU, effective July 1, 2013. Prior to moving to Lawton, Doug was the General Manager of KOCV-FM, Odessa College, in Odessa Texas.

Doug started in Public Radio as a volunteer at KSKA-FM in Anchorage, Alaska in 1987.  After moving to Texas from Alaska at the end of 1990, Doug worked weekends at an AOR station, and weekdays at a CBS Radio Network News/Talk station before starting at KOCV as Operations Coordinator in 1993.

Doug earned his B.A. in Mass Communications with a Speech Minor from The University of Texas, Permian Basin, where he graduated summa cum laude and was named Outstanding Graduate in Mass Communications. He also earned his M. Ed (Adult Learning and Distance Education) from The University of Phoenix.

Doug loves music, and his mother had him participate in church choir from “…day one, to get me out of the house,” said Doug.  He also took eight years of piano, played trombone though two years of college and reads music. 

Doug’s wife Renee’ works at Halliburton in Duncan. Together, they share a home with four cats in Elgin, OK.

Doug also wears the station webmaster hat. Doug tweets, but does not Facebook. "You've gotta draw the line somewhere," he says. Doug has never used the word "Wonk" in a conversation.

Doug currently serves on the Lawton Arts For All Board of Directors and was a member of Leadership Lawton Class XXIV. Doug also serves on the Cameron University Public Exercises Task Force and serves as the Chair of the Cameron University Staff Advisory Council.

My dream guitar.
Credit Renee Cole

Ways to Connect

New Programs in February

Jan 29, 2016

KCCU has new programs beginning the weekend of February 6. Join us Saturday at 6am for Reveal, produced by the Center for Investigative Reporting. Reveal has won both an EMMY and a Peabody award so it is a welcome addition to our lineup. Jazz in the New Millennium debuts that Saturday night at nine.

KCCU achieved its Fall 2015 Warp Drive goal of $60,000. We received $59,977 in pledges and $1036.25 in vehicles from 310 members to total $61,013.25. This is a record for a fall fundraiser. In essence it stopped the bleeding, but we have not been released from the hospital.

I would like to address what this means for your public radio station. We have all heard of the impending budgetary crisis. Since our license-holder receives money from the state, there will be cuts. KCCU's budget will be reduced in some fashion.

KCCU has an opening for the position of Chief Engineer. You can apply online here. Applications can only be posted through the online portal. The posted job requirements are below. Please do not mail us your resume. All job related materials must be competed online.

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KCCU - Lawton 89.3 FM (HD1 & 2) is operating at reduced power due to ice on the antenna. When ice forms on FM antenna structures, it causes the radiation to be focused back inwards (VSWR.) In extreme cases, this phenomenon can damage the antenna itself. When the computer detects VSWR above a certain ratio, power to the transmitter is shut off to prevent damage to the antenna. KCCU is currently using a low-wattage back-up transmitter.

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The KCCU Fall Fundraiser, or Warp Drive is sprinting towards the finish. [Give online here.] Our monetary goal for the fundraiser is $60,000.  Our current fundraising total stands at $50,987.25.  

The Warp drive began on November 2nd, and the on-air portion has concluded. We still need to raise $60K to pay for increased programming costs. 

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