The shift puts an emphasis on music discovery and come-and-go programming during the afternoons and weekends.
“We all pulled different elements of places, restaurants, bars and music venues that we’d seen around this country and international,” Colton told Oklahoma Gazette. “Never was there something with all-in-one. It was a challenge and an opportunity, with a big bet made on Oklahoma City.”
The event is partially a live taping of KOSU’s The Dates of Our Lives.
“I hired people of color, for the most part, who didn’t have the training to be a journalist,” Russell Perry said. “I trained them.”
“I do believe if there wasn’t a Christmas, we’d have to invent one,” he said.
Buchholtz is also known as a Sunday radio personality on 100.5 KATT FM and as a co-founder of OKC Comedy.
The podcast won the award for Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Long Form) at the 2016 Parsec Awards.
Keillor retired from A Prairie Home Companion in July.
Co-playwrights Gaylene Murphy and Linda McDonald met at the University of Central Oklahoma.
The five-man morning radio team has been together for the last three years.