Oklahoma music legend Steve Ripley is currently working on a new radio show on Oklahoma rock and roll and its roots. The one-hour show is scheduled to start running on Friday, May 22 on KOSU (91.7 Stillwater/Oklahoma City, 107.5 Bartlesville/Tulsa, 101.9 Okmulgee). The show is scheduled for twenty episodes.
“We’re gonna take a look at not just rock and roll in Oklahoma, but the roots of rock and roll, and we’re gonna follow those roots wherever they take us and let them tell us how we got to this place today… how we got to this thing we call Oklahoma Rock and Roll. As the weeks go by, we’re gonna try to dig deep into the details of the music, and the artists and the musicians that made that music, and how it all ties together. But for the first couple of shows, what I want to do is to try to present the overall picture. I think you’ll find some surprises, and I think at times – I hope at times – you’re gonna be stunned just like we have been each time we find that extra special thing, and that direct link to Oklahoma.” - Steve Ripley
The show will feature music by Leon Russell, J.J. Cale, Charlie Christian, The Disciples, Wanda Jackson, The Collins Kids, Conway Twitty, Lee Hazlewood, Bob and Johnnie Lee Wills, Spade Cooley, Speedy West, Moon Martin, 20/20, Dwight Twilley and many more.
Ripley also promises interviews with Russell, Jim Edgar of Jim Edgar and The Roadrunners, Jimmy Karstein, Jimmy Markham, Duane Eddy, Dr. Guy Logsdon, Sweet Emily and more.
Oklahoma Rock and Roll Radio can be heard on:
KOSU FRIDAYS 7PM CST
91.7 Stillwater/OKC * 107.5 Bartlesville/Tulsa
KGOU SATURDAYS 4PM CST
106.3 Norman * 105.7 OKC/Spencer
103.1 Seminole * 97.9 Ada
A partial list of working show titles after the jump.