KORU relaunches on the Web, reveals new radio format

By Amy Lecza, ORU Oracle Managing Editor

KORU launch photoKORU, ORU's official radio station, will be re-launching at noon on Aug. 26. The global Internet audio downstream station will play primarily Christian music with some special programming as well as cover campus news including athletics, seasonal music, radio drama and talk shows events.

Catering to four main audiences (current students, future students, alumni and parents of students), the dual-feed (both English and Spanish) station will be on the air 24/7.

"The four goals are education, entertainment, recruitment and evangelism," said faculty adviser Mark Labash. "We're aiming to teach people about radio productions, play some solid Christian music with a good beat, get students to come to ORU, and, most importantly, to spread the word of Jesus to people in Tulsa and around the world.

KORU went off the air in 1972 and covered most of Oklahoma as well as areas in Arkansas, Texas and Kansas.  The station can be accessed after Aug. 26 at http://www.oru.edu/mbox.

"KORU is born again," said Labash.