WKU Public Radio

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


11:57 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Longtime Healthcare Executive in Bowling Green Dies

A former president and chief executive officer of The Medical Center in Bowling Green has died. John Desmarais passed away Tueday at his home in Logan County.

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Station Events
9:59 am
Mon July 23, 2012

WKYU-FM Operating at Full Power Following Tower Repairs

The WKYU-FM transmitter is operating at full power again following a period of reduced power operation on Monday--this the result of KET repairing some damage to the tower. Thanks for your patience while this work was completed.

Severe Weather Impact
9:18 am
Fri July 20, 2012

WKUE-FM Back On The Air

Update, Saturday, 1:15 pm: WKUE is back on the air as of early Saturday afternoon. Thanks for your patience while repair work was underway.

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2:34 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Major Hancock County Employer Could Close Doors Over Electricity Costs

A Hancock County aluminum smelter is warning it might have to shut down its 700-employee operation if it can't negotiate better electric rates. Century Aluminum and power producer Big Rivers Electric Corporation appear to be at an impasse in their efforts to find a solution.

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Station Events
10:00 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Tower Work Leads to Reduced Power for 88.9FM Listening Area

Work being performed on WKU Public Radio's tower in Warren County Wednesday morning will cause reduced power for those in the south-central Kentucky and northern Tennessee region.

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2:13 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories In Effect Across Region

According to the National Weather Service, summer heat will continue through at least next Wednesday, the Fourth of July. Temperatures will climb well over 100 degress in many areas. 

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Shots - Health Blog
10:18 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Law

Supporters of the health care law march in front of the Supreme Court building.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 1:55 pm

In one of the most widely anticipated decisions in recent history, the U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that the sweeping federal law overhauling the nation's health care system is constitutional.

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Station Events
2:19 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Thanks for Making This Such a Successful Fiscal Year!

Thanks for helping us reach our membership goal this fiscal year! As you know, membership support covers most of our programming costs, and your membership really matters!

Programs like Morning Edition, Fresh Air, Barren River Breakdown, All Things Considered and so many more make public radio unique, and worth supporting. We couldn't do it without you. Thanks for doing your part!

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Station Events
8:36 am
Mon June 25, 2012

WKYU-FM Tower Work Complete--Back to Full Power

Kentucky Educational Television, which owns the tower that houses the WKYU-FM transmitter, was working on the tower Monday and Tuesday. This required us to reduce power on this transmitter, which affected reception for some listeners.

The project is now complete. Thanks for your patience while this work was underway.

Station Events
10:03 am
Sat June 23, 2012

Membership Countdown: $1,000 Left to Raise by June 30th

Our fiscal year ends June 30th, and we have about $1,000 in membership support left to raise to meet our goal. As you know, membership support covers most of our programming costs--it's how public radio works, and your membership really matters!

The programs you enjoy each day are on the air thanks to your support.  Programs like Morning Edition, Fresh Air, Car Talk, Barren River Breakdown, All Things Considered and so many more make public radio unique, and worth supporting.

You can become a new or renewing member today by clicking the Donate Now button at the top of this page.  Thanks for doing your part!

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