The history of the Osage Nation will be presented in a new series of radio spots titled “Osage Moments in History” on RSU Radio FM 91.3, the radio station operated by students, staff and faculty at Rogers State University.
The 30-second spots will air on RSU Radio four times per day and will focus on the history of the Osage Nation going back to the 16th Century, according to Cathy Coomer, RSU Radio general manager.
“This project is part of our efforts to focus on the history of the region we serve,” said Coomer. “Most people are not aware of the history of Oklahoma’s Indian tribes. This is a way to help preserve and communicate that rich heritage.”
The station will be airing the spots on a five-day rotating schedule at 7:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 5:15 p.m. and 8:45 p.m., through September 2008.
Each spot was written, produced and recorded by RSU Radio students and staff members with assistance from members of the tribe. The spots feature a moment in history of the tribe, narrated by tribal members, including Assistant Chief John Red Eagle and were produced in conjunction with the Wah Zha Zhi Cultural Center in Pawhuska, Okla., which provided underwriting for the spots.
RSU Radio also is working with other Oklahoma tribes to present history and information about the tribes to listeners.
RSU Radio, also known as KRSC-FM, can be heard in 12 counties in northeastern Oklahoma, including Rogers and Tulsa counties. It is the only alternative radio station to be operated by a public university in Oklahoma.
The station can be streamed live at www.rsu.edu. For more information about the station, call (918) 343-7913.