Special Programs

This entry for Best Radio Reporter represents some of the best work produced by WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry in 2016.

This ten minute audio file contains portions of several feature pieces Lisa reported last year, including stories focusing on politics, health care policy, and arts & culture.

Thank you for considering this entry in the radio category of Best Radio Reporter.

This entry contains two recordings of live newscasts that aired on WKYU, one on August 15, and the other on May 17.

Thank you for considering this entry in the radio category of Best Long Newscast.

This entry includes some of the best work reported and produced by Rhonda Miller in 2016.

Thank you for considering this entry in the radio category of Best Radio Reporter.

Make WKU Public Radio part of your Thanksgiving Day with our special lineup of programming. Plus, you'll be able to hear Morning Edition and All Things Considered as normal. 

Giving Thanks (9c/10e)
Host John Birge presents a contemporary celebration of the spirit of gratitude, with this year's special guest, chef Jacques Pepin.

Turkey Confidential (11c/12e)
Host Lynne Rossetto Kasper comes to the rescue of Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers, and dinner guests alike on the biggest cooking day of the year. A Thanksgiving morning tradition, Lynne answers listener questions throughout this live, two-hour program. This year, Lynne will field listeners' questions with the help of America's Test Kitchen co-host, Bridget Lancaster. 

A Shaker Tradition (1c/2e) Kevin Willis hosts this program of instrumental and vocal arrangements of Shaker hymns and dance tunes.

1. Describe your overall goals and approach to address identified community issues, needs, and interests through your station’s vital local services, such as multiplatform long and short-form content, digital and in-person engagement, education services, community information, partnership support, and other activities, and audiences you reached or new audiences you engaged.
 

This is a compilation of newscast anchoring by WKYU's Joe Corcoran. It features newscasts aired on May 27 and September 30, 2015.

Thank you for considering this submission in the category of Best Radio Anchor for the 2016 Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters competition.

This is WKYU's submission in the category of Best Radio Reporter for the 2016 Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters competition.

It features work reported and produced by Rhonda Miller. This compilation includes a feature piece Rhonda produced about the first same-sex wedding performed in Bowling Green following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage.

It also includes spot news Rhonda produced on a variety of topics, including the impacts climate change could have on our region, efforts in Kentucky to get the DNA from rape kits tested in a more timely fashion, and a local homeless shelter facing a budget crunch as the cold weather season approached.

Thank you for considering this entry in the category of Best Radio Reporter.

This is WKYU's entry in the category of Best Short Newscast. It features newscasts aired on May 27 and September 30, 2015.

Thank you for considering this entry in the 2016 Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters competition.

This entry contains two newscasts heard during live local broadcasts of Morning Edition on WKYU FM in 2015.

Thank you for considering this entry in the category of Best Long Newscast.

We hope you'll make WKU Public Radio's lineup of Christmas and New Year's programs a part of your holiday tradition!

Thursday, Dec. 24

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols (live at 9 am central/10 eastern): Hosted by Michael Barone, this is a live stereo music and spoken-word broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. The 30-voice King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music.

Pink Martini's Joy to the World: A Holiday Spectacular (11 am central/noon eastern): The internationally acclaimed “little orchestra" Pink Martini bedecks the airwaves with festive holiday songs from across the globe. From timeless classics to rarely heard gems, hear a multi-denominational, multi-cultural jubilee, overflowing with enough holiday spirit to warm your entire family. Hosted by All Things Considered’s Ari Shapiro, and co-produced by OPB and Murray Street Productions.

The Splendid Table's Turkey Confidential 2014 (Thanksgiving Day at 10am C.T./11am E.T.)  Help is on the way for cooks, kitchen helpers and dinner guests on this, the biggest cooking day of the year. Lynne Rossetto Kasper, award-winning host of public radio's national food show The Splendid Table, will be available to answer listener questions throughout the live, two-hour program. More from the show's website.

A Shaker Tradition (Thanksgiving Day at noon C.T./1 p.m. E.T.) Kevin Willis hosts this program of instrumental and vocal arrangements of Shaker hymns and dance tunes. Included are vocal performances by the South Union Shaker Quartet, and instrumental arrangements by musicians William Coulter and Barry Phillips. In addition to the music, the program features comments by Tommy Hines, director of the Shaker Museum at South Union, Kentucky, and an interview with musician Barry Philips.

Anna Webber

WKU Public Radio is welcoming a new jazz program to our Saturday evening lineup!

Jazz Night in America can be heard at 7pm central/ 8 eastern. It takes the place of Jazzset, which is no longer being produced.

Hosted by multiple Grammy Award-winning musician Christian McBride, Jazz Night in America presents content on multiple platforms and from across the nation to share this uniquely American art form and reinvigorate public media jazz programming for audiences today.

The program features storytelling with concert performances, connecting jazz enthusiasts and potential new fans with artists and venues -- and each other -- through weekly, one-hour broadcasts and an array of 26 live signature videocasts and on-demand video of jazz events from today's great artists and venues.

It brings jazz fans together online via chat rooms during concerts and through social media, encouraging a deeper conversation with musicians, representatives of arts organizations and the major institutions of the jazz world, and arts educators in their community.

Joe Corcoran, WKU Public Radio

The attached audio file is WKYU's entry in the Best Spot News category in the 2014 Kentucky AP Broadcasters awards competition.

The Baker Arboretum is one of the showplaces of Bowling Green. It was willed to Western Kentucky University by the late artist Jerry Baker for use as a retreat and conference center, and it housed hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of Mr. Baker’s world-renowned art.

Early on the morning of June 27 it caught fire. As many as four different area fire departments responded to the call. While most of the building and art was saved, tens of thousands of dollars of paintings were lost.

Reporter Joe Corcoran was on the scene that morning talking to the arboretum’s estate manager and Western Kentucky University’s president about the tragedy of losing such irreplaceable artwork.

Thank you for considering this entry for the Best Spot News radio category.

WKYU Entry for Best Radio Anchor, 2014 KAPB Awards

Jan 15, 2014

This audio compilation is WKYU's entry in the category of Best Radio Anchor for the 2014 Kentucky AP Broadcasters awards competition.

Our morning anchor Joe Corcoran is submitting audio of a live newscast recorded on Sept. 30, 2013. It's followed by excerpts from two live interviews Joe conducted during the Morning Edition news magazine.

The first excerpt is with Bishop William Medley of the Archdiocese of Owensboro, Ky., that aired on Feb. 11, 2013.  Bishop Medley joined us to give some local reaction to the surprising announcement that Pope Benedict XVI was resigning from the papacy.

The second excerpt is with former NPR anchor and Kentucky native Bob Edwards, who was talking about his new book, A Voice in the Box: My Life in Radio. The interview aired on April 19, 2013.

Thank you for considering this entry in the Best Radio Anchor category.

This audio file contains two newscasts produced and delivered by the staff of WKYU FM. We are submitting this entry for the Best Newscast (10 minutes) radio category.

The first newscast is from the designated news day of Sept. 30, and was aired during the news magazine Morning Edition.

The second newscast aired June 26 during the afternoon news magazine All Things Considered.

Thank you for considering this entry for the Best Newscast radio category!

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