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1:27 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

WKYU Entry in Best Spot News Radio Category, 2014 KAPB Awards

Estate workers rescued pieces of art the morning the Baker Arboretum caught on fire.
Credit Joe Corcoran, WKU Public Radio

Joe Corcoran's audio compilation for Best Spot News category

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.

Special Programs
10:07 am
Wed January 15, 2014

WKYU Entry for Best Radio Anchor, 2014 KAPB Awards

WKYU's entry in Best Radio Anchor category for the 2014 KAPB awards

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.

Special Programs
1:49 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

WKYU Best Newscast Entry for 2014 KAPB Awards Competition

WKYU's entry in Best Newscast (10 minute) radio category for the 2014 KAPB awards competition

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!

Special Programs
2:15 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Celebrate the Season with Holiday Specials from WKU Public Radio

Celebrate the season with our annual feast of holiday specials! And of course, many of our regular programs will celebrate, too.  

Your membership support helps make our special programs possible. Thanks and have a wonderful holiday season!
 

Tuesday, December 24th

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols (live broadcast at 9am C.T./10am E.T.):  Each year's broadcast begins with the sound of a single voice breaking the silence within the medieval chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. Each year, readings are  woven among carols that celebrate the storied English choral tradition. Learn more and download this year's program booklet. (repeated on Christmas Day at 1 pm C.T./2 pm E.T.).

A Journey Through the Nutcraker (11am C.T./Noon E.T.) Host James David Jacobs goes behind the scenes for Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker, uncovering the secrets of Tchaikovsky's masterpiece with conductor Jonathan McPhee, cast members, and the audience at the Boston Opera House. The story – and the music – unfolds as never before in this gripping narrative.

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Special Programs
2:11 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Join WKU Public Radio on Thanksgiving for a Day of Special Programs and Music

WKU Public Radio has a wonderful day of special programs set for Thanksgiving Day. Some have become holiday traditions, while others will be heard for the first time.

Here is our complete Thanksgiving Day rundown:

Ties that Bind: Stories of Love and Gratitude from the First Ten Years of StoryCorps (Thanksgiving Day at 9 am central, 10 eastern)

Radio producer Dave Isay had an idea that something was missing from the American historical pantheon, and in 2003, he founded StoryCorps to capture the quintessential American voice, telling the invaluable American story. His mission was simple, to give all Americans the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of their lives. Since then, with two airstream trailers traveling across the country, the StoryCorps team has collected over 45,000 stories from 90,000 participants. All are preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

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Special Programs
10:08 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Join WKU Public Radio on Thanksgiving for a Day of Special Programs and Music

WKU Public Radio has a wonderful day of special programs set for Thanksgiving Day. Some have become holiday traditions, while others will be heard for the first time.

Here is our complete Thanksgiving Day rundown:

Ties that Bind: Stories of Love and Gratitude from the First Ten Years of StoryCorps (Thanksgiving Day at 9 am central, 10 eastern)

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Special Programs
2:43 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

WKU Public Radio Airing NPR's Live Coverage of President Obama's Address to Nation

President Obama addresses the nation Tuesday evening.

President Obama is set to address the nation Tuesday evening about the ongoing conflict in Syria, and his efforts to get Congress to authorize a U.S. military strike following the Syrian government's use of chemical weapons.

WKU Public Radio will air NPR's live coverage of the President's speech, starting at 8 p.m central/ 9 eastern time.

You can also access our coverage through our online webstreaming, by clicking on the "Listen Live" button at the top of the page.

In other Syria-related news Tuesday:

NPR: Breakthrough? Syria Hints it Might Give Up Chemical Weapons

WKU Public Radio: Mitch McConnell to Vote "No" on U.S. Strike Against Syria

NY Times: U.S. and Allies to Work Through U.N. Path on Syria Chemical Weapons

Special Programs
12:03 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

WKU PBS Airing Charlie Rose Interview with Bashar al-Assad Monday Evening

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WKU PBS is airing Charlie Rose’s interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad about the chemical weapons attacks inside Syria, and the possibility of U.S. military intervention.

You can see that interview tonight, starting at 10 pm central time, on WKU PBS.

You can also read WKU Public Radio's recent coverage from our region regarding the conflict in Syria, including:

Lisa Autry's interview with WKU's Huda Melky, a Syrian native who has family still living there.

An interview by Kevin Willis with Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul, who talked about his opposition to American military involvement in Syria.

Senator Mitch McConnell's recent comments to the Bowling Green Noon Rotary Club about not having made a decision on whether or not he'll support a U.S. military strike.

WKU Political Science Prof. Scott Lasley's comments to WKU Public Radio about how the Syria issue has different implications for Kentucky's two U.S. Senators.

A look at where each member of Kentucky's Congressional delegation stands, as of this past weekend, about a possible U.S. strike in Syria.

On Monday, Tennessee Republican Senator Lamar Alexander announced he would vote against the U.S striking Syria.

Special Programs
8:08 am
Wed August 28, 2013

WKU Public Radio to Air NPR's Live Coverage of March on Washington Anniversary Events

Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the famous March on Washington.

WKU Public Radio will feature NPR's live coverage of Wednesday's events in Washington commemorating the 50th anniversary of the famous March on Washington.

You can hear our coverage during Here and Now, from 1-3 central, 2-4 eastern time this afternoon. Included will be President Obama's speech from the event.

You can also listen to the anniversary events through the audio streaming feature here at our website. Just click on the Listen Live button at the top of the page.

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Special Programs
8:34 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Breaking News: President Obama to Announce U.S. Troop Withdrawals from Afghanistan

President Obama is to announce tonight in his State of the Union address that 34,000 U.S. troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan within a year.

WKU Public Radio is airing NPR's live, anchored coverage of the SOTU address and the Republican response tonight, starting at 8 p.m. central, 9 eastern. You can also hear our coverage through live webstreaming at our website.

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