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Station Events
10:01 am
Tue July 22, 2014

WKU Public Radio is Now on iTunes Radio

WKU Public Radio is now available on iTunes Radio. You can get the local news, great NPR programs, and music you love wherever you are, whenever you'd like.

iTunes Radio is another great way to access WKU Public Radio on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC, or Apple TV.

Add "WKU Public Radio" to your iTunes Radio station list today to start hearing your favorite local public radio service.

On iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Open the Music app and select the Radio tab.

On Mac and PC

Open iTunes, go to your music library, and select Radio from the toolbar.

On Apple TV

Select iTunes Radio from the home screen.

To use iTunes Radio, you must have iOS 7 or OS X Lion v10.7 or later, iTunes 11.1, or Apple TV 6.0 or later installed on your device or computer as well as an Apple ID for use in the iTunes Store.

Station Events
10:35 am
Tue July 15, 2014

WKU Public Radio's Signal in Owensboro Region Off Due to Tower Painting

Credit WKU Public Radio

WKU Public Radio's signal in the Owensboro/Henderson/Evansville region will be down Tuesday morning while tower painting takes place.

The tower we use to broadcast on 89.5 FM is owned by KET, and they have contract workers on the tower Tuesday to begin the job.

We expect to be off the air for one to two days. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this will cause our listeners in the region.

You can still hear WKU Public Radio by clicking on the "Listen Live" button at the top of this page, and by downloading one of our apps for mobile devices and smart phones.

Politics
2:10 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Guthrie Reelection Campaign Reports Second Quarter Numbers

Rep. Brett Guthrie, right, spoke to a Bowling Green businessman following an event in Warren County.
Credit Kevin Willis

The reelection campaign of Kentucky Congressman Brett Guthrie reports having over $1.5 million in cash-on-hand.

The Warren County Republican is running for a fourth term in the U.S. House, and is being challenged this fall by Democrat Ron Leach of Meade County. In reports filed with the Federal Election Commission Thursday, Guthrie’s campaign said it raised over $321,000 during the second quarter.

Guthrie’s re-election committee says it has donated about 20-percent of the money raised this election cycle with groups such as the state Republican Party and the National Republican Congressional Committee.

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Station Events
8:18 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Check Out WKU Public Radio's New TV Spot

Your local news team, from left to right: Joe Corcoran, Kevin Willis, Lisa Autry, and Emil Moffatt
Credit WKU PBS

You hear our voices on the radio.

Now you can see the faces of the people who bring you local news on WKU Public Radio!

We have a great new promotional spot for TV currently airing in Bowling Green that gives viewers a bit of a behind-the-scenes look at the WKU Public Radio newsroom. Narrated by our local All Things Considered host, Emil Moffatt, the piece describes how we love to tell the stories that impact individuals and communities all across our listening area.

We also want to thank our friends and colleagues at WKU PBS and WKU Marketing for all their hard work in conceiving, planning, videotaping, and editing this piece together. Without them, this project never would have happened!

Station Events
1:52 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

2014 EEO Report

The following is WKU Public Broadcasting's 2014 EEO Report:

This Report covers full-time vacancy recruitment data for the period March 23, 2013 – March 22, 2014.

1) Employment Unit:  Western Kentucky University Public Broadcasting                                          

2) Unit Members (Stations and Communities of License):      WKYU-FM, Bowling Green, KY

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Regional
12:50 pm
Sat March 8, 2014

WKU Public Radio's Section 6: Local Content and Services Report for 2013 CPB SAS

1. Describe your overall goals and approach to address identified community issues, needs, and interests through your station’s vital local services, such as multiplatform long and short-form content, digital and in-person engagement, education services, community information, partnership support, and other activities, and audiences you reached or new audiences you engaged.

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Weather
8:22 am
Wed February 5, 2014

WKU Public Radio Off the Air in Owensboro Region Due to Icy Conditions

We remain off the air at 89.5 FM in the Owensboro region Wednesday due to the amount of ice on our transmitter. Our site engineer is working to get the signal back on as soon as possible.

We apologize for the loss of service and appreciate the patience of our listeners.

Our online audio streaming is not impacted by the weather and can be accessed by clicking on the Listen Live button on our home page.

The weather also knocked us off the air earlier Wednesday morning on both 90.9 FM in Elizabethtown and 89.7 FM in Somerset, but we're back up in both those locations.

Sports
10:12 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Bobby Petrino Returns to Louisville as Head Football Coach

Bobby Petrino was introduced as WKU's head coach in December, 2012
Credit WKU Athletics

Update: 10:10 a.m., Jan. 9

Bobby Petrino has been introduced as the head coach of the Louisville Cardinals at a press conference Thursday morning. Moments before, WKU Athletic Director Todd Stewart released this statement:

“President Ramsey, Tom Jurich and the University of Louisville have made a tremendous hire, and I wish Bobby, Becky and the Petrino family much success and happiness in Louisville," said Stewart. 

"Coach Petrino displayed a tireless work ethic throughout his 13 months as our head coach and was completely devoted to WKU football from the day he was hired. Our program benefited greatly from his presence, knowledge and leadership. He will do a terrific job leading the Louisville football program as they move into the Atlantic Coast Conference, and I am also confident he will take an already outstanding program to even loftier heights.”

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Special Programs
2:15 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Celebrate the Season with Holiday Specials from WKU Public Radio

Celebrate the season with our annual feast of holiday specials! And of course, many of our regular programs will celebrate, too.  

Your membership support helps make our special programs possible. Thanks and have a wonderful holiday season!
 

Tuesday, December 24th

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols (live broadcast at 9am C.T./10am E.T.):  Each year's broadcast begins with the sound of a single voice breaking the silence within the medieval chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. Each year, readings are  woven among carols that celebrate the storied English choral tradition. Learn more and download this year's program booklet. (repeated on Christmas Day at 1 pm C.T./2 pm E.T.).

A Journey Through the Nutcraker (11am C.T./Noon E.T.) Host James David Jacobs goes behind the scenes for Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker, uncovering the secrets of Tchaikovsky's masterpiece with conductor Jonathan McPhee, cast members, and the audience at the Boston Opera House. The story – and the music – unfolds as never before in this gripping narrative.

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Regional
9:24 pm
Sun December 15, 2013

Governor's Mansion Marks Centennial in 2014

Credit Kentucky Governor's Office

Kentucky will mark next month the 100th anniversary of the Kentucky governor’s mansion in Frankfort. Governor Steve Beshear’s office has announced that the state will commemorate the Jan. 20th anniversary with a year-long celebration.

“Jane and I have been fortunate to live at the Mansion and experience firsthand the stunning architecture and impeccable attention to detail that went in to constructing this historic landmark,” said Gov. Beshear.  “But we are just the temporary residents. This magnificent building is truly the people’s house and belongs to every Kentuckian.”

The festivities will include both public and private events, all of which have been paid for with private donations, according to the governor’s office.

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