Doug Cole joined KCCU-FM in April, 2007 as Station Manager and Operations Director. In November 2012, Doug accepted the title of Interim General Manager. Prior to moving to Lawton, he was the General Manager at KOCV-FM, Odessa College, in Odessa Texas. Doug started in Public Radio as a volunteer at KSKA-FM in Anchorage, Alaska in 1987. After moving to Texas from Alaska at the end of 1990, Doug worked weekends at a rock station, and weekdays at a CBS Radio Network News/Talk station before starting at KOCV as Operations Coordinator in 1993.
Doug earned his B.A. in Mass Communications with a Speech Minor from The University of Texas, Permian Basin, where he graduated summa cum laude and was named Outstanding Graduate in Mass Communications. He also earned his M. Ed (Adult Learning and Distance Education) from The University of Phoenix.
Doug loves music, and his mother had him participate in church choir from “…day one, to get me out of the house,” said Doug. He also took eight years of piano, played trombone though two years of college and reads music.
Weekdays, Doug spins classical CD's and on weekends he plays guitar and keyboards with a group of classic rock enthusiasts. Doug’s wife Renee’ works at Halliburton in Duncan.
Doug runs several times a week to stay in shape and also wears the station webmaster hat. Doug tweets, but does not Facebook. "You've gotta draw the line somewhere," he says.
Doug currently serves on the Lawton Arts For All Board of Directors.