RSU Radio is presenting new installments of its “Osage Moments in History” series starting this month and continuing throughout the spring.
Each 30-second spot was written and produced by Cathy Coomer, RSU Radio general manager, and Steve Doyle, RSU Radio operations manager, in conjunction with the Wah Zha Zhi Cultural Center in Pawhuska, Okla.
“This project is part of our efforts to focus on the history of the region we serve,” said Cathy Coomer, RSU Radio general manager. “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 newest spots include narration by Eddy Red Eagle Jr., a six-year Congressman for the Osage Nation; Lou Brock, a former Osage Nation Tribal Museum employee; John Maker, on-site coordinator of the Hominy Language Center and veteran of the U.S. Army; and Julia Lookout, special assistant for Principal Chief Jim Gray.
The spots feature selected moments in Osage history including the purchase of land from the Cherokees in 1872 and the symbolism behind the arrowhead, pipe and eagle feather fan.
RSU Radio will air the spots on a five-day rotating schedule Monday through Friday at 7:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 5:15 p.m. and 8:45 p.m., through May.
RSU Radio also is working with other Oklahoma tribes to present history and information about the tribes to listeners.
The spots can be heard by tuning into RSU Radio FM 91.3, or online at www.rsuradio.com.
For more information about the station, call (918) 343-7913.