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.).
A Shaker Tradition (Thanksgiving Day at 9am C.T./10am E.T.) Kevin Willis hosts this program of instrumental and vocal arrangements of Shaker hymns and dance tunes. Included are vocal performances by the South Union Shaker Quartet, and instrumental arrangements by musicians William Coulter and Barry Phillips. In addition to the music, the program features comments by Tommy Hines, director of the Shaker Museum at South Union, Kentucky, and an interview with musician Barry Philips.
Update at 12:25pm C.T.: The transmitter is back at full power now. Thanks to Chief Engineer Don Eastman for getting things sorted out so quickly!
A tree-trimming crew accidentally damaged the power line to WKYU-FM Wednesday morning. As a result, we are broadcasting via an auxillary transmitter while damage is assessed and repaired. This reduces the coverage area for 88.9FM, and may therefore affect your reception. This does not affect our webstream.
Thanks for your patience while our engineers work on this!