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News and Information about the station, programs, and special events.

2014 EEO Report

Apr 1, 2014

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

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

WKU Public Radio

As 2013 comes to a close, WKU Public Radio would like to ask you to consider making an online end-of-year gift.

In this season of giving, you’re no doubt thinking about your family and friends, and all the things you have to be thankful for this year.

That spirit of giving can also extend to organizations that matter to you—the ones that really make a difference in your life. As the year comes to a close and you consider which organizations to support, please consider putting WKU Public Radio on your list.

Your tax-deductible, end-of-year gift will help us bring you the excellent news and information programming, music,  and weekend shows that you rely on hearing whenever you listen to this station.

When you give at certain levels, you can get one of our great thank you gifts, like the WKU Public Radio sweatshirt and baseball hat. Those items would make great holiday gifts for you, or perhaps someone you know who loves WKU Public Radio. You can see all of our gifts here.

The Bowling Green Hot Rods minor league baseball team has a new owner.  The team has been sold to Manhattan Capital Sports Acquisition, a group that also owns the Triple-A team in Reno, Nevada.

Stuart Katzoff leads the new ownership group, which also includes Indiana Pacers Owner Herb Simon and Katzoff’s father.  The Hot Rods will remain in Bowling Green and will still be affiliated with the Tampa Bay Rays.  The team was previously owned by Art Solomon.

“This is an announcement we make with extremely mixed feelings and a heavy heart,” said Solomon.  “The people in this region have been so welcoming to us since we arrived in the fall of 2008, and without them we would not be where we are today.  Stuart Katzoff is an outstanding, successful owner, and I have no doubt that this new era for the Hot Rods will mean great things for downtown Bowling Green and the surrounding region.”

The Class-A Midwest League team began playing at Bowling Green Ballpark in 2009 and has 15 years remaining on its lease with the city. 

WKU Athletics

Despite being bowl eligible for a third straight season, the WKU Hilltopper football team was not selected to take part in a bowl this postseason.  WKU finished with an 8-4 record and was considered by bowls in Detroit, Mobile, Ala. and Shreveport, La.  

Athletic Director Todd Stewart says with 79 bowl-eligible teams and 70 spots, someone was going to be left out.

“For me personally, this feels like a loss right now,” said Stewart. “But I think when you have difficulty, I think you need to take a step back and take a look at the big picture. That’s what I’ve tried to do and that’s what I hope our fans do.”

Stewart says he’s especially disappointed for the seniors who have played their final game in a Hilltopper uniform.

Quarterback Brandon Doughty found Willie McNeal in the end zone with 10 seconds remaining in the game lifting WKU to  a 34-31 win over Arkansas State Saturday at L.T. Smith Stadium.  It was the Hilltoppers fourth straight win as they finished the regular season with an 8-4 record and a 4-3 mark in conference play.

Doughty completed 21 of 37 passes for 255 yards in the game and three touchdowns.

"Wow. What a great win for us," said head coach Bobby Petrino. "I’m just really proud of our players. We stuck together and kept competing. We had a number of things that didn’t go our way and certainly could have cashed it in. It just a credit to our seniors"

Western Kentucky is bowl eligible and now awaits word on a possible bowl berth.

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