People

Charolette Blankenship has been a dedicated volunteer for WKU Public Radio for more than 20 years.  In the early days  Charolette was our International Ambassador, recruiting a group of Japanese ladies to volunteer their free time while their...

Cheryl Kirby-Stokes is an enthusiastic supporter of WKU Public Radio, and has the unique distinction of having been a staff member before she became a volunteer.  Cheryl served as our Membership Associate, and (among other responsibilities)...

Producer/Host

Dan Modlin served as News Director at WKU Public Radio for 23 years, and retired in early 2013. He's a native of Indiana who grew up in a broadcasting family.  A graduate of Ball State University, he worked for several years in the news network...

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.

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...

Martha wears many hats for WKU Public Radio.  As a loyal member and volunteer she prepares the labels for our monthly mailing of the program guide and helps label each guide for mailing.  Martha also serves as a shift supervisor during our...

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. ...

Pam Kielty was invited once to help out with the program guide mailings and has been doing so every month for the last 20 years.  In addition to being one of the enormously helpful (and, it's said, slightly dangerous) “label ladies,” Pam...

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...

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