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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. 

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.  

A required inspection of the WDCL-FM transmitter tower in Somerset will result in a signal outage Wednesday. We anticipate the outage will begin late Wednesday morning. Crews will work to keep the interruption as brief as possible.

This does not affect our live webstream. Thanks for your patience while this work is completed.

WDCL-FM in Somerset is off the air due to a downed power pole caused by a car accident, which has interrupted power to the transmitter site. At this point we're not sure how long the signal will be out.

This does not affect our live webstream.

Owensboro Symphony

Note: Technical problems prevented the originally planned broadcast of this program last week.

Join us Sunday, March 24th at 8pm C.T., as conductor Nicholas Palmer joins Lee Stott to look back at some recent concerts, and to preview what's ahead for the Owensboro Symphony during its "Magical Season."

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Dan Modlin, recently-retired News Director at WKU Public Radio, will be inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. He is one of five new members who will be honored at a ceremony in Lexington on April 23rd.

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.  He served as News Director for 23 years.