After many years of distinguished service to WKU Public Radio, News Director Dan Modlin is retiring--his last day with us is Friday, January 4th (well, sort of...see below).
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.
His reports have earned numerous national and state awards for documentary production, public affairs reporting, and enterprise reporting. He has also worked with many talented journalists over the years to produce what is widely considered one of the finest news operations in our region.
Dan Modlin’s work is distinguished by his sound editorial judgment and high ethical standards. These are among the highest virtues a news operation can possess, and they have helped set WKU Public Radio apart.
Dan is also familiar to many listeners as a co-host of Barren River Breakdown. Music has always been important to Dan—some of you will know that he is a gifted songwriter and performer, too. He’s looking forward to having more time for music in the years ahead!
Happily, Dan will continue to co-host the show, and will likely contribute to our news efforts from time to time. He’ll be a regular and honored guest star on our airwaves.
Join us in thanking Dan and wishing him well.
Kevin Willis will become WKU Public Radio's new News Director.