Lee Stott

Music Director (retired)

Lee served as WKU Public Radio's Music Director for nearly 30 years, retiring in June 2013. He produced classical music programs in other markets (including Detroit and Salt Lake City) before joining us.  For many years he hosted Music In The Morning and Afternoon Concert, and continues to program and host Evening With The Pops.  He also produces arts features that air during Morning Edition, and has produced numerous broadcast concerts, including performances by the Owensboro Symphony.

Lee will remain a familiar voice on the air, even in retirement. He continues to produce Evening With The Pops and to do voice work for the station.

Arts & Culture
2:54 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

One of the World's Great Vocal Ensembles Coming to WKU

The San Francisco-based vocal group Chanticleer is performing at WKU April 11.
Credit www.chanticleer.org

The world-renowned choral ensemble Chanticleer is coming to Western Kentucky University Thursday evening as part of the school's Cultural Enhancement Series. The performance is at 7:30pm C.T. at Van Meter Auditorium, and is free and open to the public.

The group will perform a program called The Siren's Call. This program celebrates the sea with music from New Zealand, Hawaii and China complemented by Chanticleer's signature treatments of Gregorian Chant and Renaissance music.

WKU Public Radio's Lee Stott spoke with Jace Wittig, Chanticleer's Music Director, about the group and its April 11 performance in Bowling Green.

Arts & Culture
8:49 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Comedian Jimmie Walker Talks about Success as a Sitcom Star

Jimmie Walker, who played J.J. Evans on the "Good Times" television program, has been described as the first successful black sitcom star. His "dyn-o-mite" phrase gained widespread popularity in the 1970s. He's an author who recently appeared at the Warren County Library.

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Arts & Culture
6:42 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Singer Barry Manilow Heading up Effort to Provide Musical Instruments in Louisville

Entertainer Barry Manilow

Singer-songwriter Barry Manilow may be best known for hit records like "Mandy", but he is currently devoting much of his energy to a program designed to put musical instruments in the schools. Manilow says he learned first hand about the importance of music education when he grew up in Brooklyn.

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Arts & Culture
12:00 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

The Rosine Spring Festival Celebrates Bluegrass Music

Birthplace of Bill Monroe
Ohio County Tourism Commission

The Rosine Spring Festival is held each year in Rosine, Kentucky at the Birthplace of Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass.  Lee Stott speaks about the event with Renetta Romero, Executive Director of the Ohio County Tourism Commission.

Arts & Culture
12:01 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Nashville Sculptor Alan LeQuire Talks about "Cultural Heroes" Series

Six bigger-than-life sculpted heads are on display at the SKYPAC Gallery in Bowling Green through April 28th. Lee Stott talks with sculptor Alan LeQuire...............

Arts & Culture
2:28 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

Motown Madness Heading to Van Meter Auditorium in Bowling Green

The Rewinders

Orchestra Kentucky, The Rewinders and Retro Singers will present "Motown Madness" February 3rd and 4th at Van Meter Auditorium.  Lee Stott has this feature report.

Arts & Culture
12:42 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Music Professor Emeritus Bennie Beach Reflects on His Career at WKU

WKU's new Music Hall

Bennie Beach, WKU Music Department Professor Emeritus, remembers his early days at the University, his association with famed composer Roy Harris, and he shares some his poetry. Lee Stott reports.

Arts & Culture
4:15 pm
Wed July 13, 2011

Pianist Susan Kagan Discusses the Impact of Ferdinand Ries

Bowling Green, KY – Ferdinand Ries is known mainly through his connection with Beethoven. He was gifted and prolific. Pianist Susan Kagan plays his music and explains why Ries is important. Lee Stott has more.........