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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.