Programs A-Z

Recorded live every Saturday,  A Prairie Home Companion features comedy sketches, music, and Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, "The News from Lake Wobegon."

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All Things Considered is the most listened-to, afternoon drive-time, news radio program in the country.  Tune in each day for news, analysis, and features from NPR, plus regular checks of regional news from the WKU Public Radio news...

American Routes is a two-hour weekly excursion into American music, spanning eras and genres—roots rock and soul, blues and country, jazz, gospel and beyond.  Hosted by Nick Spitzer.

The best of American music with roots, including plenty of Bluegrass. Produced by WKU Public Radio, with hosts Erika Brady and David Baxter.

The best of American music with roots, produced in our studios by Erika Brady and David Baxter.

An international perspective on the day's news, drawing upon the BBC's roster of reporters around the world.  Broadcast live from London.

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Imagine the Marx Brothers answering questions about automobiles. Picture Monty Python trying to imitate car noises. Mix it up with some decent advice, and you have Car Talk, NPR's Peabody Award-winning radio program.

Enjoy classical music through the evening and overnight hours, along with news updates from NPR at the top of each hour.

Lee Stott presents two hours of popular classical favorites.

Fresh Air (heard weekdays at 11am C.T. and 7pm C.T.) opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics. Terry Gross hosts this multi-award-winning daily interview and...

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. 

Though Fresh Air has been categorized as a "talk show," it hardly...

Presenting five high-caliber performances each hour, along with interviews, sketches and games, revealing the heart and soul behind extraordinary young musicians. Now in its twelfth year on air, From the Top is taped before live audiences in...

Stay up-to-date with the news between Morning Edition and All Things Considered.  Here & Now combines the best in news journalism with intelligent, broad-ranging conversation to form a fast-paced program that updates the...

Like the last set at a jazz club, the mood is mellow but not without surprises.  New and well-established jazz artists drop in for a chat, and the music ranges from latest releases to jazz classics. There's news of tours, festivals and clubs -...

JazzSet's quality recordings capture the legends, today's top bands, and promising new talent. Occasionally, the program dips into its archives and Dee Dee shares a moment that's too good not to share.

The show is a forum for jazz legends and influential performers as well as up-and-coming talents. Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock, Dave Brubeck, Diana Krall, Max Roach, Cassandra Wilson and Tony Bennett are among the over 400 guests who have...

The nation's most popular morning news program, Morning Edition brings you wide-ranging news, features and interviews from NPR and the WKU Public Radio news team. Start your day with the latest national, international, and regional...

Produced for WKU Public Radio by Nolan Porterfield. Each show features music from his collection of rarities from the early years of sound recording.

Hear provocative voices and informed discussion as Tom examines stories that are at the center of what is important in the world today. On Point explores the latest news and the arts, and welcomes questions and comments from listeners....

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."

The program includes Copland's Appalachian Spring, Gershwin's

Featuring timely recordings that can't be heard anywhere else, recent performances by the great artists of our time and by the next generation of classical artists, from concert halls around the globe. Plus interviews and classical music news...

Lee Stott profiles regional orchestras the first Sunday of each month.

Presents, promotes and preserve Classic Jazz through national and international radio broadcasts, live music performances and jazz education for young people. Riverwalk Jazz educates audiences around the world to the value and excitement of the...

Explore science-related topics -- from subatomic particles and the human genome to the Internet and earthquakes. Listen to in-depth discussion with scientists and others from all walks of life whose work influences our daily lives.

TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions and new ways to think and create.

Each episode includes riveting excerpts from the renowned TED stage where some of the world's deepest thinkers and...

Hosted by veteran public radio journalist John Hockenberry, this daily news magazine features unique conversations about topics of the day with both newsmakers and diverse voices. The program also features editorial collaboration with local...

Heard on WKU Public Radio for more than 30 years, one of public radio's most popular music programs is created in the foothills of the Scottish Highlands. When you turn your radio on, you're there too.

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Built around the innovative personal vision of host Ira Glass, This American Life pioneered a new kind of radio storytelling. The weekly program explores a theme — fiascos, conventions, the job that takes over your life — through a...

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's popular weekly quiz program. Each week on the radio you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what's real news and...

Saturday mornings are made for Weekend Edition Saturday. The program wraps up the week's news and offers a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts, sports, entertainment, and human interest stories. The...

Originally conceived as a Sunday newspaper of the air, Weekend Edition Sunday features the latest news, plus interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, theologians and historians.   Every week...

The award-winning news team at WKU Public Radio keeps you informed with frequent newscasts, plus feature stories, interviews, and documentaries about issues of importance in our region.  Tune in for our reports during Morning Edition, All...

Performances by faculty and students from the WKU Department of Music.