Join us Tuesday, January 29th at 8pm C.T. for this two-hour special. John Lunn, the creator of the music for the popular Downton Abbeytelevision series, talks about his life and work, composing for the show, and introduces some of his favorite music from the period.
Downton Abbey is currently airing on PBS. Our sister-station, WKYU-PBS, will begin Season Three this Friday at 8pm C.T., (with repeats on Saturday at 10pm. and Sunday at 4pm.).
After many years of distinguished service to WKU Public Radio, News Director Dan Modlin is retiring--his last day with us is Friday, January 4th (well, sort of...see below).
Dan is a native of Indiana who grew up in a broadcasting family. A graduate of Ball State University, he worked for several years in the news network business in the Midwest, specializing in agricultural and political coverage, before coming to WKU Public Radio.
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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 great holiday!
Monday, December 17th
WKU Winterfest I(8pm C.T./9pm E.T.) The WKU choirs present a beautiful and wide-ranging program of music for the season, including favorite carols. Recorded in concert. (Repeated next week, with new additions, at the same time).
Sunday, December 23rd
Old Scratchy Records Christmas Special (6pm C.T./7pm E.T.) Join host and producer Nolan Porterfield for an hour of unique holiday records, from Christmas tunes to one-of-a-kind tracks you won't find anywhere else.
Christmas With the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra (8pm C.T./9pm E.T.) Lee Stott hosts this two-hour program of holiday favorites performed by the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra and conductor Nicholas Palmer (rebroadcast Monday at 1pm C.T./2pm E.T.)
Monday, 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 11am C.T./Noon E.T.).