About Us

Credit WKU Public Radio

For more than 30 years, the Public Radio Service of Western Kentucky University has fulfilled a consistent mission:  to enhance the quality of life in this region by presenting unique, non-commercial programming of exceptional quality.

From the highest caliber national, international, and local journalism to world-class arts and entertainment programs, WKU Public Radio brings listeners a wealth of ideas, information, and inspiration every day.  

Starting with a single signal in 1980, the service has grown to include four transmitters serving a population of 1.3 million across Kentucky, southern Indiana, and northern Tennessee.  WKU Public also has a strong online presence, which includes live streaming and extensive audio archives.

The award-winning WKU Public Radio news staff is highly regarded for the range and depth of their work.  You can hear their reports and special features throughout the day, and follow the latest news on this site and on our Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Our Transmitters

WKYU-FM 88.9 Bowling Green
WDCL-FM 89.7 Somerset 
WKPB-FM 89.5 Henderson/Owensboro
WKUE-FM 90.9 Elizabethtown
and translator station W277AA-FM, 103.3 Somerset

Contact Us

Part of WKU's Information Technology Division, our studios and offices are located in the Academic Complex Building on the campus of Western Kentucky University:

WKU Public Radio
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd., #11035
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Directions:  directions to campus & campus map

Phone: (270) 745-5489, or 1-800-599-9598

Email: wkyufm@wku.edu

Job Openings:  WKU employment opportunities

EEO Report: pdf file

WKU Board of Regents: The governing body of Western Kentucky University is an 11 member Board of Regents. Eight of the members are appointed by the Governor from among nominees submitted by a nominating commission. These members serve up to two six-year terms.

Faculty and staff representatives are elected by their peers to three-year terms. The student representative is the President of the Student Government Association and is elected to a one-year term.

All members have voting privileges. Board of Regents open meetings schedule.

Station Senior Management

David Brinkley, Director of Educational Telecommunications at WKU

(270) 745-6140


Kevin Willis, News Director and Interim Station Manager

(270) 745-8819


Section 6: Local Content and Services Report for 2013 CPB SAS

WKU Public Radio's submission to the CPB can be found here.

Radio Community Advisory Council Members:

John David Cole

David Coffey

Sharon Hunter

Tim Mahoney

Lynn O'Keefe

Samantha Propp

Eric Reed

Doug Rohrer

Col. Robert Spiller

Charles Webb

Richard Weigel

Audited Financial Statements & Most Recent I.R.S. Form 990

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