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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Civil War Series
6:05 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Women in the Civil War: Thousands Volunteered as Nurses

The casualty numbers of the Civil War were staggering for both the Union and the Confederacy. They would have been much higher without the thousands of women who volunteered as nurses in hospitals and homes.

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Sports
6:44 pm
Sun March 11, 2012

Hilltoppers Will Face Mississippi Valley State in NCAA Tournament

The Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers will face Mississippi Valley State Tuesday at 6:30 Eastern time in the first round of the NCAA basketball tournament in Dayton, Ohio.  If the Hilltoppers win, they'll take on the University of Kentucky Wildcats in Louisville Thursday.

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Business
4:34 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Spinks Named Young ATHENA Winner

Assistant Warren County Attorney Jamie Spinks has been named the 2012 ATHENA Young Professional by the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce. 

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Sports
6:14 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

WKU Fires Coach Cowles

After ten years as head coach of the WKU womens' basketball team and 21 years with the program as player and coach, Mary Taylor Cowles has been fired. Athletics Director Ross Bjork says he informed Cowles of her termination Thursday morning.

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Sports
6:54 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Triumphant Hilltoppers Return Home

The WKU mens' basketball team returned home to a raucous crowd at Bowling Green's Carrol Knicely center Wednesday afternoon after completing an improbable run to win the Sun Belt Conference championship Tuesday. More than 300 fans swarmed the team's bus as it pulled in and erupted in cheers as the players got off the bus holding the championship award.

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Regional
9:59 am
Tue March 6, 2012

WKU Expert Explains Tornado Outbreak

Dr. Josh Durkee talks with Joe Corcoran
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Last week's outbreak of tornadoes and severe storms was predicted well in advance. Still, the severity of the storms and the amount of damage they caused caught many in the emergency preparedness community by surprise.

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Civil War Series
6:05 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Women in the Civil War

One of the best kept secrets of the Civil War is the number of women who disguised themselves as men so they could fight on the front lines. In the first of his three-part series Women in the Civil War, Joe Corcoran speaks with WKU Civil War historians Dr. Glenn LaFantasie and Dr. Jack Thacker about these forgotten warriors.

Regional
8:55 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

At Least 12 Killed in Severe Weather Outbreak

The Associated Press now says at least 12 people were killed by the storms that moved through our region Wednesday. At least 10 tornadoes touched down in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee.  According to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, there were three fatalities in his state. According to the AP, six people died in Harrisburg, Ill. More than 100 people are said to have been injured.

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Tennessee Valley Weather Warning
8:06 am
Wed February 29, 2012

Weather Service Warns of Threat of Tornadoes in Tennessee Valley for Wednesday

The National Weather Service says conditions are right today for the possible development of tornadoes and damaging wind over parts of the Tennessee Valley to the Southern Appalachians. The areas most likely to experience this activity include Northern Alabama, Northern Georgia, Southern and Eastern Kentucky, Northern Mississippi, Western North Carolina, and much of Tennessee.

Tornado Watch Issued
7:33 am
Wed February 29, 2012

Severe Weather Moves into Region

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