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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, 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. New he excels in playing guitar poorly, but he does have some nice guitars, a tube amp and lots of pedals. That blue American Strat HSS is his.

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 and does not eat kale or quinoa.

Doug currently serves as the Chair of the Cameron University Staff Advisory Council. He also serves on the Cameron University Public Exercises Task Force and serves as the Vice President of the Oklahoma Public Media Exchange, the organization that funds the State Impact Oklahoma project.

My dream guitar.
Credit Renee Cole

Ways to Connect

The Altus transmitter at Western Oklahoma State College in Altus, Oklahoma will be off-air briefly on Wednesday, July 27. Tower climbers will be on the tower completing a project for OKDOT.

Our transmitter has to be powered-down for safety reasons. It could be powered-down anytime after 0930. The project is not expected to take all day. You can listen online here or click the Listen Live button at the top of the webpage.

A favorite saying among those of us who work in public radio is, "The only thing constant in public radio is change." this will become apparent on July 1 when KCCU unveils its new programing lineup. Also, due to cost restraints, KCCU will be taking HD2 off-the-air.

Lawton Arts-for-All

The 2017 Lawton Arts for All Festival is May 12 - 14 at Shepler Park in downtown Lawton. There will be art, lots of art! This is SW Oklahoma's largest juried arts festival. Artists representing many states will display the arts in mediums of photography, pottery, sculpture, painting, jewelry and fiber.

There will be two stages of continuous entertainment plus the expanded Wine Garden which features small-group blues, jazz and wines from popular Oklahoma vineyards and wineries.

Altus Back On-Air

Apr 20, 2016
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The cooling fan unit for the KOCU transmitter burned out sometime early the week of April 17.  After a transmitter site visit by Chief Engineer John Roberts, the problem was diagnosed as a cooling fan failure.

Thanks to the listeners in Altus for alerting us to the problem.

The electronics in modern transmitters shut the transmitter down if the cooling fan goes out. This prohibits damage to the actual transmitter itself.

After arriving in Altus, John and his helper, Director Doug Cole got to the process of repairing the transmitter. 

Spring 2016 Fundraiser

Mar 28, 2016
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We have achieved our goal. Now, let's exceed it!

The Spring 2016 Fundraiser is wrapping-up. Currently, we are at 288 members, 3 vehicles and our pledge total is $56,885. Our goal was $50,000. We have concluded the on-air portion of our fundraiser.

You can still contribute online by clicking the Red Donate Button at the top of the page. You can also call 888-454-7800 and give or pledge during business hours.

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