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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Economy
9:20 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Tourism Spending Up in Ten County Area

The ten-county Caves, Lakes and Corvettes Region saw an increase of 3.7% in direct tourism expenditures in 2011 equaling nearly $340 million. The increase added an overall amount of nearly $534 million in total expenditures to the region's economy.

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Regional
6:56 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Federal Court to Reveal Judges for Sypher's Appeal

A federal Appeals Court is set to reveal the identities of the three judges who will hear an appeal from a woman convicted of trying to extort University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino. The U. S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled Monday to release the list of three-judge panels that will hear cases starting May 28th.

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Regional
5:55 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Steve Nunn's Lawyer Withdraws

The lawyer who has represented former Kentucky state lawmaker Steve Nunn since 2009 has withdrawn as his counsel. The Lexington herald-Leader reports Warren Scoville wrote in his motion to withdraw that Nunn is "currently incarcerated and unable to pay his attorney fees."

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Politics
5:44 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Personnel Board Takes Up Ky Agriculture Dept Audit

The Kentucky personnel board is expected to consider that scathing audit of the agriculture department under former commissioner Richie Farmer. Monday the panel will take its first action on the audit which found evidence that candidates for merit positions were pre-selected, that monetary awards were issued without input from supervisors and that a merit employee's responsibilities were removed without documenting the action in a personnel file.

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Business
6:10 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Businesses Expanding in Allen and Edmonson Counties

Sumitomo Electrical Wiring Systems in Scottsville and Yahagi America Molding in Park City have will expand their operations adding nearly two dozen new jobs. Sumitomo will re-open their previously shuttered first plant that began operations in 1988. The building is currently undergoing a $3 million renovation for manufacturing electric wire terminals produced for automotive wiring harness applications for their North American and European customer base.

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Sports
5:49 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Stewart Named WKU Athletics Director

Interim Athletics Director Todd Stewart has been officially named Athletics Director for Western Kentucky University. After nearly two years as WKU's Senior Associate Athletic Director, Stewart was named Interim Director of Athletics on March 22nd following the departure of Ross Bjork to the University of Mississippi.

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Education
10:57 am
Tue May 8, 2012

WKU Storm Chasers Ready To Hit The Road

A WKU weather forecasting class is set to begin a 10,000 mile, two week trip later this month, seeking out things most of us run away from. Joe Corcoran speaks with assistant geography and geology professor Dr. Josh Durkee about his storm chasers class.

Regional
10:00 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Fifth Trial Set For Brent Burke

Army Sgt. Brent Burke

A new trial date has been set in the court martial of a Kentucky soldier facing two murder charges. Sergeant Brent Burke is accused of killing his estranged wife and her former mother-in-law in 2007. The two women were found shot to death inside a home in Rineyville in Hardin County.

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Sports
6:27 am
Mon April 16, 2012

Two WKU Football Players Wounded in Sunday Shooting

Two WKU football players are recovering after being wounded by gunshots outside a bar. A statement from the school's athletic department says defensive lineman Tevin Holliman and defensive back Ricardo Singh were each hit once. their wounds are not considered life threatening. 

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Regional
6:57 am
Fri April 13, 2012

First in the Nation Hate Crime to be Tried in Kentucky

Two Kentucky men are the first in the nation to be charged under a new law that makes it illegal to assault a person because of sexual orientation. A federal grand jury indicted 37 year old David Jenkins of Cumberland and 20 year old Anthony Jenkins of Partridge on charges of committing an act of violence based on the victim's sexual preference.

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