WKU Public Radio

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

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

There's still time to support WKU Public Radio and be entered into a drawing for a Kindle Fire HD (see contest rules and details here). The deadline is December 31st.

This is a great time of year to make a tax-deductible year-end gift to support the programs you enjoy on WKU Public Radio.  You don't have to pledge to enter the drawings, but of course we hope you'll use this opportunity to become a new member, renew your membership, or make a bonus gift.

Consider becoming a sustaining member and be automatically entered for all future contest drawings. Your ongoing monthly gift (at whatever amount you choose) goes a long way to keeping the programming strong at WKU Public Radio. 

Join online anytime by clicking the Donate Now button at the top of the page.  To enter without supporting the station, send an email with your name, address, and email to wkyufm@wku.edu.

Update at 12:25pm C.T.:  The transmitter is back at full power now.  Thanks to Chief Engineer Don Eastman for getting things sorted out so quickly!

A tree-trimming crew accidentally damaged the power line to WKYU-FM Wednesday morning. As a result, we are broadcasting via an auxillary transmitter while damage is assessed and repaired. This reduces the coverage area for 88.9FM, and may therefore affect your reception. This does not affect our webstream.

Thanks for your patience while our engineers work on this!

Update at 4:00pm:

Officials tell the Courier-Journal that evacuees could return home tonight under a 'best-case scenario.'  Meanwhile, with Dixie Highway near Katherine Station Road expected to remain closed until Tuesday, motorists who normally travel south on Dixie Highway (US 31W) to Hardin County should detour via I-265 east to I-65 south.  Motorists who travel north on Dixie Highway should detour via KY 313 (Joe Prather Highway) in Hardin County to I-65 north.

Thanks to everyone who contributed during our Fall Membership Campaign! 

Your support pays for the programs on WKU Public Radio. The news, music, and entertainment shows you enjoy are on the air thanks to listener support. We couldn't do it without you.

If you're not a member yet, it's always easy to join online. Just click on the Donate Now button at the top of the page.

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. 

It's how public radio works, and your membership really matters. As we head into the final days of the drive, we encourage you to join with us to keep WKU Public Radio strong.

Our membership drive is a great time to show your support for everything your public radio station does. You can call us during the pledge drive at 800-599-9598. It's also easy to join online--just click the Donate Now button at the top of the page. 

You can learn more about how membership works, and check out our thank-you gifts here.

Thanks for doing your part!

As the nation pauses to remember the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, Fort Knox will host a Patriot Day ceremony. The event will include a 9/11 video presentation and music by the Fort Knox Army Band.

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.

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.

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.

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.