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.


10:07 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Ten Departments Battle Bowling Green Field Fire

More than 100 fire fighters from city and county departments fought a fire for more than five hours before getting it under control.

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4:24 am
Wed June 27, 2012

WKU Swimmer Makes U.S. Olympic Team

London 2012 Olympic Games

For Claire Donahue it was the culmination of a life-long dream. The 23-year-old Tennessee native and WKU graduate finished second in the 100 meter butterfly finals in Omaha last night, good enough to qualify for the U.S. team headed to London next month.

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Arts & Culture
9:48 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Bowling Green Author's Debut Novel Takes Readers to the Big Apple

In "The Case", Bowling Green author Marc Hirsch goes back to 1950's New York for a tale of murder, big money and intrigue.

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4:18 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Bowling Green Police Search for Bank Robber

BGPD Photo

Just after noon Wednesday, Bowling Green police say a white male entered the Fairview Avenue branch of American Bank & Trust, displayed a weapon and demanded money.

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4:46 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Student Tour Bus Overturns in Hart County

A tour bus carrying 55 students and parents from Cub Run Elementary School overturned just five miles into its trip to Washington, D.C. last night.

Kentucky State Trooper Jonathan Biven says there were a lot of bumps and bruises but remarkably no serious injuries.

Ambulances from Hart, Barren, Hardin, Larue and Edmonson counties took the passengers to Hardin Memorial, Caverna Memorial or Twin Lakes Regional Hospital as a precaution.

There's no cause yet on what made the bus flip over on highway 728.

7:28 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Bowling Green Commission OK's Controversial Mens' Recovery Center

The Bowling Green city commission Tuesday night passed the first reading of a bill allowing a mens' alcoholic and drug recovery center to open near a home for victims of domestic violence.

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6:25 am
Tue June 5, 2012

I-65 Crash Slows Traffic in Barren County Region

The northbound lanes of I-65 still remain closed following a commercial vehicle crash just north of Park City overnight Monday.

Kentucky State Police anticipate the road being at least partially re-opened by 7:00 a.m. Central time. Motorists are being detoured off I-65 at park City and back on at Cave City via US 31W. Long delays are anticipated while driving through the detour route due to the heavy volume of traffic. Motorists should reduce their speed accordingly.

4:26 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Two Dead, Six Hurt in Crash on Natcher Parkway

The Kentucky News Network is reporting two people died and six others were hurt in a crash on the Natcher Parkway in Ohio County. Kentucky State Trooper Corey King says an SUV driven by Lian Awi ran off the road Monday morning and overturned. Two people were ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.

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10:32 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Gatton Academy Director Says All of Kentucky Should Be Proud of #1 Ranking

The Executive Director of the Gatton Academy for Science and Math at Western Kentucky University says their recent number one ranking in the country is good news for the entire Commonwealth.

Dr. Julia Roberts was a guest on WKU Public Radio's "Morning Edition" this morning with Joe Corcoran.

Click on the "Listen" button above to hear Joe's interview with Dr. Roberts.

5:43 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Gatton Academy Rated Best High School in America

Newsweek magazine has named the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at WKU as the nation's top high school.

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