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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.

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Our Spring membership drive is just around the corner, and you're invited to join us at our studios on the WKU campus to help answer phones and take pledges. The on-air drive begins Sunday, April 21st.

Volunteers play a big part in the success of membership drives, and of so much more throughout the year.

And there's free coffee!

You can learn more about volunteering by calling us at 800-599-9598, or by sending an email to wkyufm@wku.edu.


Follow WKU Public Radio on Facebook and Twitter--more great ways to stay in touch and learn about the latest regional news, breaking national and international stories, and more.

You can follow us on Facebook here, and follow @wkupublicradio on Twitter.

Thanks for listening, and thanks for joining us online!

Our Events page is designed to be a great resource for the entire region.  It's a great place to learn more about what's happening all across our coverage area, from arts events to community festivals. If you know of an interesting upcoming event, be sure to let us know! 


How to Submit an Event

We invite you to participate by submitting event information.  You'll find submission guidelines and an easy online form here.

Update Tuesday, 3:20pm C.T.: WKPB-FM is now back on the air following the replacement of electronic components that failed on Sunday. There may be some intermittent signal interference for a day or two while everything is fine-tuned. The onset of windy, icy weather is delaying progress this afternoon. 

Thanks for your patience, and thanks to our engineers for staying on top of this!

According to the National Weather Service, accumulating snow is possible Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

A low pressure system is forecast to strengthen as it moves through the Ohio Valley today.  On the back side of this weather system, cold air will rush into the region changing rain over to snow tonight.  Snow is expected to continue during the overnight hours through Wednesday morning.  

Snow accumulations may range from 1 to 4 inches across much of the eastern parts of the WKU Public Radio coverage area. The rest of the region can expect a mix of rain and snow overnight, with little or no snow accumulation.

There have been some equipment problems Sunday at the WKPB 89.5FM transmitter. Our site engineer is at work to sort things out, but you may experience some signal outages while we work to restore full power.

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

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Update Wednesday, 2:30pm C.T.: The power is back on and the transmitter replacement project is now complete!

Original Post: Beginning Tuesday, February 19th, the power supply to the WDCL, 89.7FM transmitter site will be replaced. This will conclude the transmitter replacement project aimed at improving our service to listeners in the region.

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Kevin Willis has been named News Director at WKU Public Radio following the recent retirement of Dan Modlin. He previously served as Assistant News Director.

Kevin has worked at WKU Public Radio since 1999, when he graduated from WKU with a degree in broadcast journalism.  Prior to his time as assistant news director, Kevin was the station's local Morning Edition host.

"It is truly an honor to be a part of this news operation, and there is no other job in the world I would rather have," said Willis.

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As of mid-afternoon Thursday, WDCL-FM, 89.7 in Somerset is back on the air following installation of a new transmitter. Thanks for your patience while this work was completed. And thanks to Chief Engineer Don Eastman, plus Erik Costa, John Coe, Roger Hall and Mike Graham for their hard work getting this major project completed ahead of schedule!