Emil Moffatt

Station Manager

Emil Moffatt returns to WKU Public Radio as station manager. Moffatt was previously at the station from 2013-2014 as local host of All Things Considered. His new duties also include overseeing operations for WKU’s student station, WWHR 91.7.

Moffatt’s news experience includes a year at Nashville Public Radio and three years at WBAP radio in Dallas. Prior to that, Emil was a minor league baseball play-by-play announcer in Fort Worth, Texas and a producer for Dallas Stars radio broadcasts.  

Moffatt holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is an avid runner and enjoys movies and live music. 

Rob Taber

It was a hot afternoon May 12 at the first Lost River Sessions Arts & Music Festival. But that didn't stop hundreds from attending the outdoor festival at Fountain Square Park. Later that evening, Willie Watson, Joan Shelley and the Dead Broke Barons put on a fabulous show inside the Capitol Arts Center. 

The WKU String Ensemble joined organist Ken Stein for the latest edition of the Stained Glass Series on Tuesday, March 20 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Bowling Green. 

Ken Stein led off the concert with Prelue & Fugue e minor by Johann Sebastian Bach. The WKU String Ensemble followed with Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky op. 35a by Anton Arensky, Balzene Suite by Gyorgy Orban. Stein concluded the concert with Bollëmann's Suite Gothique. 

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Kentucky native Leah Blevins and Nashville singer-songwriter Lauren Farrah were our guests at March's Lost River Sessions LIVE from the Capitol Arts Center in Bowling Green. 

Lost River Sessions

Shortly after the 2017 release of her debut solo album, Forever And Then Some, Lillie Mae and her band played a set for Lost River Sessions at Venue 939 in Bowling Green. She was joined during the performance by her brother Frank Carter, her sister McKenna Grace, Brian Zonn and Tanner Jacobsen.

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Singer-songwriter Will Kimbrough and Louisville folk-duo The Other Years were musical guests on Lost River Sessions LIVE on Feb. 17 at the Capitol Arts Center in downtown Bowling Green.  

Photo by: Kirk Richard Smith

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A play featuring a fictionalized account of Dr. King’s final night will be performed in Henderson Tuesday night. “The Mountaintop” made its debut on Broadway in 2011 and is now touring 38 states across the country. 


Lost River Sessions

 

In the first half of the show, Carl Johnson & Rock Creek Bluegrass play the A-Frame in Bowling Green. Johnson is joined by Bob Endsley, Ronald Eldridge and Dave Johnson. We also catch up with Dom Flemons during one of his music history presentations in Louisville and listen to a performance by Lucette. 

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Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer, also known as 10 String Symphony, previewed songs from their upcoming album and played some favorites at January's Lost River Sessions LIVE at the Capitol Arts Center in Bowling Green.

Leslie Weiler Meng, lead singer of the Pennyrilers, picked up several instruments and played an hour-long solo set. She also performed two songs on the piano.
 

Emil Moffatt

The latest installment of the Stained Glass Series took place Dec. 5, 2017 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, featuring organist Ken Stain and members and friends of the Christ Episcopal Church choir. 

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Devon Gilfillian and 8 Track Love were the featured musicians at Lost River Sessions LIVE on Oct. 19 at the Capitol Arts Center in Bowling Green. The show came just days before Gilfillian inked a deal with Capitol Records. 

WKU Theater

WKU theater faculty member Scott Stroot and junior Jada Jefferson discuss the play Mother Courage by Bertolt Brecht. The play runs through Nov. 7 at the Russel H. Miller Theater on the WKU Campus. 

Lost River Sessions

10 String Symphony - the combination of Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer plays on this edition of Lost River Sessions radio. Their performance was captured at Loving Chapel Stables in Franklin, Kentucky.

In the second half of our show - the deeply introspective songs of Nashville singer-songwriter Carl Anderson. His set was recorded at Van Meter Hall on the campus of Western Kentucky University.  

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Misty Mountain String Band joined organist Ken Stein for the latest installment of the Stained Glass Series. This concert was recorded on Sept. 26 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. 

Stein is organist/choir master at Christ Episcopal Church in Bowling Green. He's also a member of the WKU Department of Music faculty. 

Misty Mountain String Band, based in Louisville, is composed of Neal Green on fiddle, Derek Harris on bass, Paul Martin on banjo and mandolin and Brian Vickers on guitar. 

Emil Moffatt

Sound the Trumpets is a special concert featuring Southern Kentucky Brass and organist Ken Stein. It was recorded in June 2017 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bowling Green as part of the Stained Glass Music Series. The emcee for this concert was Barbara Deeb from WKU Public Radio. 

The Stained Glass Music Series is made possible thanks to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and its parishioners. Support also comes from Lynn and Dennis O’Keefe, and the listeners of WKU Public Radio. Our sound engineers for this recording were Don Eastman and Sam Holiday.
 

Karly Caldwell

The “Radium Girls” were a group of young women who, nearly a century ago, unknowingly put their lives at risk working in factories where they painted watch faces with radium.

Now, a production by the Department of Theater and Dance at WKU, explores their story and how they sought justice in a play called “These Shining Lives”.

“This actually took place in a few different places; there were a few different companies, this is the story of the women in Ottawa, Illinois who were able to successfully sue the company and help change laws in terms of worker protection,” said Dr. Michelle Dvoskin, assistant professor for WKU's department of theater and dance. 

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