Station Events

Station Events
10:01 am
Tue July 22, 2014

WKU Public Radio is Now on iTunes Radio

WKU Public Radio is now available on iTunes Radio. You can get the local news, great NPR programs, and music you love wherever you are, whenever you'd like.

iTunes Radio is another great way to access WKU Public Radio on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC, or Apple TV.

Add "WKU Public Radio" to your iTunes Radio station list today to start hearing your favorite local public radio service.

On iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Open the Music app and select the Radio tab.

On Mac and PC

Open iTunes, go to your music library, and select Radio from the toolbar.

On Apple TV

Select iTunes Radio from the home screen.

To use iTunes Radio, you must have iOS 7 or OS X Lion v10.7 or later, iTunes 11.1, or Apple TV 6.0 or later installed on your device or computer as well as an Apple ID for use in the iTunes Store.

Station Events
10:35 am
Tue July 15, 2014

WKU Public Radio's Signal in Owensboro Region Off Due to Tower Painting

Credit WKU Public Radio

WKU Public Radio's signal in the Owensboro/Henderson/Evansville region will be down Tuesday morning while tower painting takes place.

The tower we use to broadcast on 89.5 FM is owned by KET, and they have contract workers on the tower Tuesday to begin the job.

We expect to be off the air for one to two days. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this will cause our listeners in the region.

You can still hear WKU Public Radio by clicking on the "Listen Live" button at the top of this page, and by downloading one of our apps for mobile devices and smart phones.

Spring Membership Campaign
7:10 am
Sat April 12, 2014

Thank You for Your Amazing Support of WKU Public Radio!

Saturday is the final day of our spring membership campaign!
Credit Abbey Oldham

Thanks to our amazing supporters, WKU Public Radio wrapped up our spring membership campaign Saturday night with over $49,000 in support pledged to the station!

We are truly humbled by the generosity of our listeners, and we can't thank our members enough for their great show of support not only this week, but throughout the entire year.

What happened this week is a reminder of the important role WKU Public Radio plays in the lives of our listeners.

There's still work to be done before the end of the fiscal year. If you've received a renewal letter in the mail recently, please respond soon. If you didn't have the chance to pledge your support to WKU Public Radio during our spring campaign, you can always donate online.

From everybody here at WKU Public Radio, thank you for everything you do to make this non-commercial public station possible!

Spring Membership Campaign
11:50 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Are You a Member of WKU Public Radio? If Not, Join Us Today!

Kevin, Emil, and the entire WKU Public Radio staff are working hard this week to raise the financial support needed to pay for the programs!
Credit Abbey Oldham

As we near the finish of our spring membership campaign, I want to thank everybody who has offered your generous support over the phone, online, and through the mail!

Your contributions help this non-profit, commercial-free public broadcaster pay for the outstanding programs that we all count on hearing when we listen.

You can check out our great lineup of thank you gifts here. We have a wonderful new polo shirt available in men's and women's styles, as well as a new partnership with Spencer's Coffeehouse in Bowling Green.

You can pledge at any amount you're comfortable with when you call 1-800-599-9598. You can also give online by clicking here.

From everybody here at WKU Public Radio, thank you so much for your support!

Spring Membership Campaign
6:59 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Dollar-For-Dollar Match in Effect During Thursday's Morning Edition

We're nearing the end of our 2014 spring membership campaign!
Credit Abbey Oldham

If you didn’t take part in yesterday’s dollar-for-dollar match during Morning Edition, you have another chance to make your gift to WKU Public Radio count double!

Listeners who invest the first $1,000 in WKU Public Radio during Morning Edition Thursday will have their gift matched dollar-for-dollar, thanks to a generous offer by Cheryl Kirby-Stokes and Mike Stokes, longtime listeners and supporters of WKU Public Radio.

Cheryl works with the WKU Office of Scholar Development, and Mike is a WKU Biology Professor.

They are offering $1,000 in a dollar-for-dollar match that’s in effect right now during Morning Edition—so if you’ve been meaning to call with your gift but haven’t gotten around to it, don’t put it off any longer! Your call right now ensures that your contribution is doubled thanks to our matching gift from Cheryl Kirby-Stokes and Mike Stokes!

Spring Membership Campaign
4:05 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Dr. Charles and Susan Webb of Bowling Green Offer Dollar-For-Dollar Match Wednesday

Gifts from listeners keep WKU Public Radio on the air!
Credit Abbey Oldham

If you missed out on our dollar-for-dollar match Wednesday morning, you can still pledge your support this afternoon and have your gift doubled!

During Wednesday’s All Things Considered, WKU Public Radio listeners have the chance to take part in a dollar-for-dollar match of up to $1,000—thanks to our longtime friends and supporters Dr. Charles and Susan Webb of Bowling Green.

Dr. Charles and Susan have been generous supporters of WKU Public Radio for years and have offered these special incentive gifts during many of our membership campaigns.

They are willing to match dollar-for-dollar the first $1,000 offered during Wednesday’s All Things Considered. This means you have the chance to double your contribution if you take this opportunity to pledge your membership support to WKU Public Radio.

We don’t want to waste this opportunity to raise an important amount of the funding needed to pay for the great programs that we hear every day on WKU Public Radio.

You can take Dr. Charles and Susan Webb up on their offer and have your investment doubled by calling 1-800-599-WKYU, or by pledging online.

Thanks!

Station Events
8:18 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Check Out WKU Public Radio's New TV Spot

Your local news team, from left to right: Joe Corcoran, Kevin Willis, Lisa Autry, and Emil Moffatt
Credit WKU PBS

You hear our voices on the radio.

Now you can see the faces of the people who bring you local news on WKU Public Radio!

We have a great new promotional spot for TV currently airing in Bowling Green that gives viewers a bit of a behind-the-scenes look at the WKU Public Radio newsroom. Narrated by our local All Things Considered host, Emil Moffatt, the piece describes how we love to tell the stories that impact individuals and communities all across our listening area.

We also want to thank our friends and colleagues at WKU PBS and WKU Marketing for all their hard work in conceiving, planning, videotaping, and editing this piece together. Without them, this project never would have happened!

Station Events
1:52 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

2014 EEO Report

The following is WKU Public Broadcasting's 2014 EEO Report:

This Report covers full-time vacancy recruitment data for the period March 23, 2013 – March 22, 2014.

1) Employment Unit:  Western Kentucky University Public Broadcasting                                          

2) Unit Members (Stations and Communities of License):      WKYU-FM, Bowling Green, KY

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Station Events
3:54 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Include WKU Public Radio in Your End-of-Year Giving Plans

Credit WKU Public Radio

As 2013 comes to a close, WKU Public Radio would like to ask you to consider making an online end-of-year gift.

In this season of giving, you’re no doubt thinking about your family and friends, and all the things you have to be thankful for this year.

That spirit of giving can also extend to organizations that matter to you—the ones that really make a difference in your life. As the year comes to a close and you consider which organizations to support, please consider putting WKU Public Radio on your list.

Your tax-deductible, end-of-year gift will help us bring you the excellent news and information programming, music,  and weekend shows that you rely on hearing whenever you listen to this station.

When you give at certain levels, you can get one of our great thank you gifts, like the WKU Public Radio sweatshirt and baseball hat. Those items would make great holiday gifts for you, or perhaps someone you know who loves WKU Public Radio. You can see all of our gifts here.

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Station Events
8:20 am
Thu November 14, 2013

WKU Public Radio Members Eligible for Discounted This I Believe: Kentucky Book Launch Tickets

The book launch event hosted by Bob Edwards is Nov. 17 in Louisville.
Credit This I Believe

WKU Public Radio members are being offered a 25% discount on general admission tickets to the "This I Believe: Kentucky" book launch.

This event will be held in Louisville at the Center Building Auditorium on the Spalding University campus on Sunday, November 17 at 2 p.m. Hosted by long-time public radio personality Bob Edwards, this event celebrates the publication of "This I Believe: Kentucky", a new anthology featuring 60 "This I Believe" essays written by current or former Kentuckians.

At the event, which will be taped for later broadcast, Edwards will interview several prominent book contributors, including Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker, Spalding President Tori Murden McClure, and noted writers Sena Jeter Naslund, Silas House, and George Ella Lyon.

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