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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Politics
2:20 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Republican National Convention Speaker Schedule Features Paul, Barr

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is scheduled to speak in prime-time on the opening night of next week’s Republican National Convention. A schedule released by the national party shows the Bowling Green Republican will take the stage not long after the 7:45pm start of the evening session next Monday.

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Education
2:30 am
Mon August 20, 2012

WKU Freshmen Get First Taste of College Life This Week

Kevin Willis

WKU's freshmen are learning what it's like to get up for an 8 a.m. class. The M.A.S.T.E.R Plan orientation program for first-year students is underway Monday at the campus in Bowling Green. Students will attend sessions dealing with issues like time management, study skills, and getting along with people who look and think differently that you.

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Business
8:33 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Famous Kentucky Philanthropist, Business Leader Dies

Owsley Brown Frazier suffered from poor health late in this life.

One of Kentucky’s most famous philanthropists has died in Louisville. Owsley Brown Frazier was 77. Frazier was the great-grandson of the distiller who founded Brown-Forman Corp., whose brands include Woodford Reserve, Jack Daniels, and Old Forester.

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Health
8:27 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Owensboro Hosting Final Public Forum on New Kentucky Health Insurance Exchange

The next public forum over Kentucky’s upcoming health insurance exchange is being held Friday in Owensboro. The federal healthcare overhaul calls on each state to create its own marketplaces in which residents can compare and purchase insurance plans, or sign up for Medicaid.

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Education
9:01 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Logan County Native Was an Unsuspecting--but Willing--Pioneer as First Black Undergraduate at WKU

Margaret Munday plays the organ every Sunday at Macedonia Baptist Church in Auburn. She's been playing there since she was 10.
Kevin Willis

Margaret Munday is a woman who is both a pioneer, and an eyewitness to an amazing time in Kentucky history. Ms. Munday helped change the course of higher education in south-central Kentucky, and Western Kentucky University in particular. In 1956, she became the first African-American undergraduate student to enroll in what was then called Western Kentucky State College.

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Politics
10:01 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Rand Paul Says He's Ready for a "Fight and Tussle" Over His Pakistan Aid Bill

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul says he will use procedural tactics to delay future spending votes unless his bill on aid to Pakistan gets an up-or-down vote. The Bowling Green Republican is pushing a measure that would cut U.S. financial assistance to Pakistan, unless that country frees a doctor who helped the C.I.A. track down Osama Bin Laden.

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Sports
2:38 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

WKU Opens Summer Practices Looking to Build on Last Season's Winning Record

All around the country, college football teams are holding their first summer practices for players this week--and WKU is no different. The Hilltoppers open their season September 1st against Austin Peay, but there are several questions to answer before the games begin.

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Education
9:19 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Budget Problems Delay Start of School Year in Sumner County, Tennessee

Students in a northern Tennessee county are in limbo as the local school board continues to debate a budget impasse. The Tennessean reports the school board voted 10-1 last week to delay the beginning of school in order to deal with a nearly $8 million budget hole.

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Sports
2:56 pm
Sat August 4, 2012

WKU's Donahue Wins Gold as Part of U.S. Women's Relay Team

WKU graduate and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Claire Donahue

She may not have been in the pool Saturday, but former WKU swimmer Claire Donahue will bring home an Olympic gold medal just the same.

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Politics
2:11 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Tennessee's Democratic U.S. Senate Nominee Disavowed as Member of Anti-Gay Group

The Tennessee Democratic Party is disavowing its U.S. Senate nominee, saying he’s associated with a “known hate group.” Mark Clayton won Thursday’s seven-way Democratic primary with 30% of the vote.

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