WKU Public Radio

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

APM

Starting Monday, September 22, American Public Media's Marketplace Morning Report will be featured daily as part of Morning Edition on WKU Public Radio, broadening the reach of this robust business segment.

A seven-minute business news segment, Marketplace Morning Report is hosted by veteran journalist David Brancaccio. Join us at 6:50 am central/7:50 eastern, and 8:50 am central/ 9:50 eastern each weekday morning on WKU Public Radio to get a jump on global business and economic news and a glance ahead to what's making headlines throughout the day.

For the past 25 years, Marketplace Morning Report's proven passion and expertise for this beat has brought an original voice and comprehensive coverage to business reporting—and it’s a voice you can now hear on WKU Public Radio beginning this Monday!

WKU Public Radio seeks to serve our increasingly diverse coverage area with high-quality public radio programming, both on air and online, that reflects and explains issues impacting a wide variety of individuals and communities.

For WKU Public Radio listeners who access us through 89.5 FM in the Owensboro/Henderson/Evanville region:

Some tower work is taking place on our Owensboro area transmitter Wednesday morning, and safety regulations require us to power down when there are workers present.

Unfortunately, this means we will be off the air for at least a few hours late this morning and early afternoon.

We apologize for the inconvenience! Remember you can still hear us through our online audio streaming at wkyufm.org, through one of our mobile devices for smart phones, and 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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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