All 20 episodes of the popular “Oklahoma Rock And Roll with Steve Ripley” will be rebroadcast on public radio stations across Oklahoma.
KOSU, Oklahoma State University, rebroadcast the series 8 p.m. Fridays, beginning April 2. KOSU broadcasts on 91.7 in Stillwater and Oklahoma City, 107.5 in Tulsa and Northeast Oklahoma, and 101.9 in Okmulgee.
KRSC, Rogers State University will air the show on 6 p.m. Fridays, beginning April 2. Each episode will re-air in an “encore” show at 6 p.m. each Monday. KRSC Claremore broadcasts on 91.3 FM.
The Oklahoma Historical Society, in partnership with the state’s public radio stations, is sponsoring the weekly show, which colorfully chronicles the history of rock ‘n’ roll in Oklahoma.
The show is produced and narrated by Grammy-nominated Oklahoma recording artist and record producer Steve Ripley of the red dirt music act the Tractors. For more than three decades, Ripley’s worked with the best of the best: Bob Dylan, Leon Russell, J.J. Cale, Roy Clark and Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown. He built guitars for Eddie Van Halen, Jimmy Buffett, Ry Cooder, Steve Lukather and John Hiatt. To name a few.
In his radio show, Ripley examines Oklahoma artists and song writers and their influences on rock and roll.”We will look at not just Rock
and Roll in Oklahoma,” said Ripley, “but also the roots of Rock and Roll such as Woody Guthrie, Bob Wills and Charlie Christian.”
The radio show is produced in conjunction with the Oklahoma History Center and its major exhibit, “Another Hot Oklahoma Night: A Rock and Roll Exhibit.”
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