People

  • Morning Edition host; Reporter/Producer

    Joe Corcoran has been WKU Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” host and news anchor since 2003. Joe’s received numerous awards for his on-air work including the Associated Press’s “Best Radio News Anchor in Kentucky” twice. Several of his stories...

  • Reports from public radio stations in Kentucky.  

  • News Director

    Kevin is the News Director at WKU Public Radio.  He has been with the station since 1999, and was previously the Assistant News Director, and also served as local host of Morning Edition.  He is a broadcast journalism graduate of WKU, and has...

  • Music Director (retired)

    Lee served as WKU Public Radio's Music Director for nearly 30 years, retiring in June 2013. He produced classical music programs in other markets (including Detroit and Salt Lake City) before joining us.  For many years he hosted Music In...

  • Reporter/Producer

    Lisa is a Scottsville native and WKU alum.  She has worked in radio as a news reporter and anchor for 18 years.  Prior to joining WKU Public Radio, she most recently worked at WHAS in Louisville and WLAC in Nashville.  She has received numerous...

  • Rachel Hopkin is a BBC-trained radio producer and has worked for broadcast networks around the world.  She has a longstanding interest in American traditional culture and, as a result, undertook an MA in Folk Studies at WKU between 2010 and...

  • State Capitol Bureau Reporter

    Ryland is the state capitol reporter for the Kentucky Public Radio Network, a group of public radio stations including WKU Public Radio. A native of Lexington, Ryland has covered politics and state government for NPR member stations KWBU in...

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  • News Team

    The award-winning news team at WKU Public Radio consists of Dan Modlin, Kevin Willis, Lisa Autry, and Joe Corcoran.