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3:51 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

WKU Preparing for Higher Ed Funding Model that Weighs Retention Rates

WKU is preparing for the fall semester that begins Monday, Aug. 27.
Credit Kevin Willis

WKU is preparing for the possibility that state funding for higher education could someday be based--in part--on retention rates. WKU Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Brian Meredith says it's an idea being tried in other parts of the nation.

"States across the country are doing that now, looking at funding models that are taking into account graduation rates, success rates, completion rates, and those sorts of things. We're not quite there yet in Kentucky, but that could be a possibility down the road, so we're trying to get ahead of the game."

Meredith says WKU has increased the academic requirements necessary to gain admission to the school, with the incoming freshman class possessing the highest ACT scores and grade point averages of any first-year class at WKU in ten years.

Meredith says it should be easier to retain and graduate students who come to WKU prepared to take on higher education coursework.

Station Events
3:25 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Thanks For Making This Our Best-Ever Fiscal Year

Pledge $75 or more and enjoy the new WKU Public Radio t-shirt as our thank-you gift.

Membership support makes the programs possible on WKU Public Radio.  The news, interviews, and entertainment shows you enjoy are all here thanks to listeners who become members. 

Thanks to our members, underwriters, and great volunteers for helping us reach our fundraising goals, and for making this our best-ever fiscal year!

It's never to late to  join with us. You can learn more about how membership works, and check out our thank-you gifts here.

Support WKU Public Radio today by calling 800-599-9598, or by pledging online by clicking the Donate Now button at the top of the page. 

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Station Events
2:30 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

New Programs Join The WKU Public Radio Lineup This Month

Some great new shows have joined the WKU Public Radio schedule this month.

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Station Events
11:57 am
Mon May 20, 2013

WKPB-FM Off Air Due to Power Failure

WKPB, 89.5 FM, our signal in Henderson/Owensboro, is temporarily off the air due to a power failure Monday morning.

This does not affect our live webstream. Thanks for your patience while we work to restore the signal.

Station Events
10:50 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Join WKU Public Radio For A Free Living Will Event On Saturday

Credit WKU Public Radio

Do you have a living will? A living will is a legal document that indicates the types of medical treatments and life-sustaining measures you want and don't want, such as mechanical breathing (respiration and ventilation), tube feeding or resuscitation.

Adults throughout the area can complete a living will free of charge on Saturday, May 18th.

Stop by anytime between 9am and 3pm at the Campbell Lane branch of Citizens First Bank in Bowling Green.

Leave in minutes with your living will signed, notarized, copied, and legal. 

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Station Events
11:42 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Support WKU Public Radio This Week And Enter To Win A $500 Gift Card Or Vacation Getway

Credit Barren River State Resort Park

WKU Public Radio is here thanks to listeners who become members.

Show your support for WKU Public Radio during our Spring Membership Drive and you'll be entered into a drawing for one of several prizes, including a $500 Amazon gift card, a vacation getway at Barren River State Park, one of five signed copies of The Kentucky Barbecue Book by WKU Professor Wes Berry, and a pair of 3-day passes to the ROMP music festival in Owensboro.

You can see contest rules and details here. The deadline is April 27th. And thanks for everything you do to make our programs possible!

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Severe Weather
5:17 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Severe Threat Diminishing But Storms Still Expected

A vigorous cold front will move through the region Thursday night.  A line of storms is expected to develop west of the area, just ahead of the cold front, and head east.

A line of showers and storms will move through the Ohio Valley ahead of strong cold front tonight. While the severe threat with these storms is diminishing, a few strong storms will still be possible as powerful low and mid level winds will overspread the area.

Overall, most places can expect between 0.75" and 1.5" of rainfall through the event.

More from the National Weather Service.

Weather Advisory
6:10 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Frost Advisory Early Saturday Morning For Western Counties

Credit National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for early Wednesday morning, affecting the western parts of the WKU Public Radio listening area. 

A strong cold front moved through the Ohio Valley on Thursday, ushering in a colder air mass for the weekend. By early Saturday morning, surface high pressure will be anchored over the middle Mississippi River Valley, allowing for mostly clear skies and nearly calm winds generally west of I-65.

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10:51 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Severe Storms Possible Across Region Thursday

According to the National Weather Service, a cold front sweeping in from the west will bring numerous showers and thunderstorms to the region Thursday.

Wet weather will intially move into western sections in the morning, and some of those storms could be strong. Then, redevelopment is expected in the afternoon, primarily in the east, and some of those storms could be severe with strong winds, hail, and perhaps an isolated brief tornado or two.

More from the National Weather Service.

Station Events
3:58 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

"Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me" Live Cinema Show in Bowling Green

It's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! like you've never seen it before! Because, well, normally you can't see it -- it's a radio show.

A live staging of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! presented by NCM Fathom Events, NPR, WBEZ-Chicago, and BY Experience, will be beamed to select cinemas across the country on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013.  

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