Joe Corcoran

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 have aired on NPR’s “All Things Considered”.

A graduate of Syracuse University, Joe spent most of his career in television journalism both on-air and in management at stations in North Carolina, Iowa and Illinois.

In Bowling Green, Joe is active in his church as well as with the Bowling Green Area of Commerce. He is on the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Associated Press.

He and his wife Patricia are the proud parents of three children and the “extremely” proud grandparents of two granddaughters, Claire and Vivian.

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Sports
6:52 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Former Hilltopper Helps U.S. Olympic Team Advance in London

Former WKU swimmer and Olympian Claire Donahue

Former WKU swimmer Claire Donahue helped the United States 400 meter individual medley relay team advance to Saturday's finals by swimming in Friday's preliminaries. Donahue swam the butterfly leg of the race in 58.05 as the U.S. team clocked an overall time of 3:58.88, placing fourth in this morning's second heat and fourth overall.

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Politics
6:13 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Tennessee Votes in Congressional and Senate Races

Months of bruising primary campaign activity comes to a close in the Volunteer State Thursday as voters go to the polls. Among the most closely watched races are efforts by U.S. Representatives Chuck Fleischmann and Diane Black to win re-election to their second terms in Congress.

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Politics
3:58 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Congressman Geoff Davis Resigns

Kentucky 4th District Congressman Geoff Davis announced he's resigning immediately. Davis had announced months ago that he was not seeking re-election but decided to step down now due to what he calls a recent family health issue that will demand significantly more of his time.

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Regional
9:56 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Owensboro Convention Center Gets First Booking

The Green River Firefighters Association signed a three-year contract to host the Association's Officer School beginning in February 2015. The deal runs through 2017. The school is expected to bring nearly 1,200 attendees over a four day period to Owensboro with an anticipated $400,000 economic impact.

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Regional
5:46 am
Thu July 26, 2012

WKU Board of Regents Gets New Member

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has appointed Bowling Green investment officer John Ridley to the WKU Board of Regents. He replaces James Meyer, whose term expired.

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Regional
5:56 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Tennessee Mosque Ordered Open by Judge

A federal judge has ordered a Tennessee county to move ahead with opening a Muslim congregation's newly built mosque after a two year fight by opponents. The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro sued Rutherford County Wednesday and asked District Judge Todd Campbell for an emergency order to let worshippers into the building before the holy month of Ramadan starts at sundown Thursday.

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Regional
5:26 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Walker Found Not Guilty In Murray State Arson Case

A jury acquitted Jerry Walker, Jr. who was being tried for the second time in connection with a deadly 1998 fire at a Murray State University dorm. Walker, a former Murray State student, declined comment after the trial, saying only "praise God."

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Regional
5:43 am
Wed July 18, 2012

WKU's Foster To Head National Climatology Association

Kentucky state climatologist Stuart Foster who directs the Kentucky Climate Center and the Kentucky Mesonet at WKU has been named the new president of the American Association of State Climatologists.

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Sports
1:14 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

WKU Holding Send-Off Ceremony for Swimmer Donahue Thursday Evening

Claire Donahue qualified for the Olympics at trials in Omaha last week, turning in the sixth fastest time in world history in the 100 meter butterfly. Donahue will join the U.S. swim team for a week of training in Knoxville Friday, then she'll train in France for a week before heading on to London.

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Regional
4:42 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Arrest Made in Warren County Abandoned Children Case

The biological mother of some of the 19 children found abandoned in filthy living conditions earlier this week has been arrested. Thirty-two year old Jackie Farah was taken into custody late Tuesday afternoon and charged with 14 counts of criminal abuse first degree and five counts of wanton endangerment first degree.

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