Kevin Willis

News Director

Kevin is the News Director at WKU Public Radio.  He has been with the station since 1999, and was previously the Assistant News Director, and also served as local host of Morning Edition.  He is a broadcast journalism graduate of WKU, and has won numerous awards for his reporting and feature production.  Kevin grew up in Radcliff, Kentucky and currently lives in Glasgow.

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Regional
5:28 am
Sun October 21, 2012

No New Details Known on WKU-Glasgow Student Death

The Barren County coroner has not released the name of the WKU student who was found dead at the school's Glasgow campus Friday.

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Sports
7:38 pm
Sat October 20, 2012

WKU Gives Up Big Lead, Loses in Overtime to Louisiana-Monroe

The WKU football team gave the homecoming crowd reason to cheer in the first half of their Sun Belt matchup with Louisiana-Monroe, then sent the fans home dejected as the Warhawks won in overtime, 43-42.

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Sports
11:10 am
Sat October 20, 2012

Gameday Central: WKU Hopes for 3-0 Sun Belt Start Vs. Louisiana-Monroe

WKU mascot, Big Red

The WKU football team is looking to continue its hot streak with a win Saturday afternoon against Louisiana-Monroe. It's Homecoming Day at WKU, and fans and alumni have been on campus since early morning, grilling out and visiting with old friends.

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Education
5:09 am
Fri October 19, 2012

African-American Pioneer, Bronze Sculptor, and WWI Fighter Pilot Honored by WKU

Ms. Margaret Munday still plays the piano at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Auburn, something she has done since she was 6.
Kevin Willis

WKU is set to induct three new members into the school's Hall of Distinguished Alumni. The Class of 2012 includes the first African-American to enroll in undergraduate classes on the Hill, a renowned bronze sculptor whose works can be seen throughout WKU's campus, and a Brigadier General and WWI ace fighter pilot.

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Education
10:04 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Charter School Fight Costs Tennessee School District Millions in Funding

Tennessee’s education leaders are following through with their threat of withholding millions of dollars in funding for one of the state’s largest school districts. At issue is how the Nashville school district handles applications for charter schools.

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Sports
8:44 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Hilltoppers Hope Homecoming Matchup Will Lead to Bowl Eligibility

WKU running back Antonio Andrews
WKU Sports Communications

WKU’s weekend football matchup with Louisiana-Monroe is important on several levels. For starters, it’s WKU’s homecoming game. It’s also an historic event. Saturday’s game will be the first time two Sun Belt teams receiving votes in a Top 25 poll will face off.

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Regional
10:01 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Messenger-Inquirer: Well-Known Owensboro Radio Personality Dies

Owensboro radio personality Joe Lowe, on the right, was a mainstay at WOMI-FM.
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The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirier is reporting the death of a local radio personality who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Joe Lowe spent the final months of his life advocating for more Kentuckians to get cancer screenings.

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Politics
8:34 am
Sun October 14, 2012

Courier-Journal: Danville Knocked Debate Challenge Out of the Park--Again

Courier-Journal political writer James R. Carroll says Danville, Kentucky and Centre College have been universally praised for the outstanding job they did hosting the recent Vice-Presidential debate. It's not often the Bluegrass State gets to share in the limelight of a hotly-contested Presidential election, but Centre's ability to land its second VP debate since 2000 has impressed politicos throughout the nation.

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Business
1:21 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Kentucky's Craft Spirits Distilleries Get a Tourist Trail of Their Own

Corsair Artisan has distilleries in both Nashville and Bowling Green.

They may not be household names like Jim Beam or Wild Turkey, but Kentucky's craft bourbon distilleries now have their own tourist trail. One of the stops on the list—Corsair Artisan Distillery--is found in downtown Bowling Green.

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Sports
10:27 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

WKU Hilltoppers Run Record to 5-1, Win on the Road at Troy

WKU fell behind early, but rallied to win at Troy Thursday night to extend their winning streak to four. The Hilltoppers' 31-26 win came despite trailing by ten in the first quarter, several lost fumbles, and numerous penalties.

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