People

  • All Things Considered Host

    Barbara was named local All Things Considered host in October, 2016.  One of the original voices hired when WKYU-FM began, Barbara has pursued an award-winning career in public broadcasting for over three decades.  She lends her voice to public...

  • Multimedia Journalist

    Becca Schimmel is a multimedia journalist with the Ohio Valley ReSource a collaborative of public radio stations in Kentucky, West Virginia and Ohio.  She's based out of the WKU Public Radio newsroom in Bowling Green. 

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  • Co-Host of Barren River Breakdown

    David Baxter has been teaching for sixteen years. Most recently, he was a 5th and 6th grade teacher at Cumberland Trace Elementary School.  He has also taught several courses at the college level, including a Math Methods class for pre-service...

  • Co-Host of Barren River Breakdown

    Dr. Erika Brady is a long-time co-host of Barren River Breakdown, and a faculty member in the WKU Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology.  Her work on the show earned her the Governor's Media Award in the Arts in 2011.

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • Nolan Porterfield brings considerable expertise and humor to his show each week, which draws upon his unique collection of vintage recordings.  

    He grew up in Texas on a farm and later worked for small daily newspapers in the Southwest. ...

  • 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...

  • Reporter

    Rhonda Miller joined WKU Public Radio in 2015.  She has worked as Gulf Coast reporter for Mississippi Public Broadcasting, where she won Associated Press, Edward R. Murrow and Green Eyeshade awards for stories on dead sea turtles, health and...