For immediate release - March 4, 2005
For more information contact:
Lisa Angelotti
Project Director
Invest Ed®
(405) 325-5162
www.investedok.org
 
“WISE” INVESTMENT EDUCATION PROGRAM LAUNCHES RADIO SERIES
 

NORMAN/OKLAHOMA CITY – Beginning Feb. 14, Oklahoma investors will get unbiased investment information during their morning and evening commutes through the WISE Investment Minute, a series of 130, 60-second investment education, information-based radio spots. The radio series is part of the WISE (Winning through Investment Strategies and Education) Investment Literacy Project, an investment education partnership between the Oklahoma Securities Commission and University of Oklahoma OUTREACH.

The WISE Investment Minute will address important investment topics such as common financial scams confronting Oklahomans, the ABCs of mutual funds, cultivating relationships with investment advisers, and investment terminology.

The WISE Investment Minute series will run 26 weeks, Monday through Friday, Feb. 14 through Aug. 11 and can be heard during the morning and evening drive on KOMA 92.5 FM and KOKC 1520 AM in Oklahoma City, KBEZ 92.9 FM in Tulsa, and KLAW 101 FM in Lawton. The spots will soon be placed on radio stations in Ardmore, Duncan, McAlester, Elk City, and Enid, and can be heard statewide on the WISE Web site, www.wiseok.org, on the WISE Investment Minute archives.

The WISE Investment Minute is supported by the WISE Investor Weekly, a 26 week investment education feature series, scheduled to run soon in newspapers statewide. The WISE Investor weekly will provide readers with straightforward, non-biased, factual information as a resource for making sound investment choices.

Officials with the Department of Securities and the University of Oklahoma hope that these newly announced educational programs will help investors of all ages make wise choices among the many investment options available today.

“We are delighted to participate in these ‘WISE’ programs,” said James Pappas, vice president for OUTREACH at the University of Oklahoma. “Despite the front page headlines that the economy usually commands, many Oklahomans, like many Americans, lack basic investment knowledge. These projects will allow us to join forces with the Department of Securities to help people improve their quality of life through knowledge about the markets.”

For more information, contact Lisa Angelotti, WISE Financial Literacy Radio project director, at (405) 325-5162 or langelotti@ou.edu, or visit www.wiseok.org.

University of Oklahoma OUTREACH is the umbrella for the OU College of Continuing Education and College of Liberal Studies. This lifelong learning organization is dedicated to helping individuals, businesses, groups and communities around the world transform themselves through knowledge. OUTREACH offers more than 2,000 courses, activities and custom program development to more than 200,000 nontraditional learners throughout the world and is ranked among the nation’s top 5 institutions in terms of program size and service diversity.

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Invest Ed® is an unbiased, non-profit investment education program with the sole objective of increasing Oklahoman's investment knowledge and fraud protection. This multi-faceted investment literacy education program is made possible by the Oklahoma Securities Commission and produced by the University of Oklahoma OUTREACH ~ College of Continuing Education.