Station Events

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7:04 am
Sat October 25, 2014

Thank You For Your Amazing Support During Our Fall Fundraising Campaign

Thank you!

WKU Public Radio's fall fundraising campaign wrapped up Saturday evening with $51,000 in membership support pledged over the phones and online.

We can't thank our supporters enough for their amazing generosity! It was an incredible and humbling week for the entire staff, as we truly saw the impact public radio has on the lives of our listeners.

We realize nobody has to give to public radio. The fact that so many choose to do so says a lot about the connection this station has with its listeners.

We also want to thank the many volunteers who answered phones this week and contributed to the behind-the-scenes efforts.

In the coming days and weeks, enjoy the commercial-free, uninterrupted news, music, and entertainment programs. If you're a member of WKU Public Radio, you made it possible!

Station Events
9:44 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report to Join WKU Public Radio's Morning Edition Lineup Sept. 22

Marketplace Morning Report will be heard during Morning Edition on WKU Public Radio starting Sept. 22.
Credit APM

Starting Monday, September 22, American Public Media's Marketplace Morning Report will be featured daily as part of Morning Edition on WKU Public Radio, broadening the reach of this robust business segment.

A seven-minute business news segment, Marketplace Morning Report is hosted by veteran journalist David Brancaccio. Join us at 6:50 am central/7:50 eastern, and 8:50 am central/ 9:50 eastern each weekday morning on WKU Public Radio to get a jump on global business and economic news and a glance ahead to what's making headlines throughout the day.

For the past 25 years, Marketplace Morning Report's proven passion and expertise for this beat has brought an original voice and comprehensive coverage to business reporting—and it’s a voice you can now hear on WKU Public Radio beginning this Monday!

Station Events
4:08 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

WKU Public Radio Diversity Statement

WKU Public Radio seeks to serve our increasingly diverse coverage area with high-quality public radio programming, both on air and online, that reflects and explains issues impacting a wide variety of individuals and communities.

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Station Events
9:37 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Transmitter Work Requires 89.5 FM in Owensboro Area to Be Off Air Wednesday

For WKU Public Radio listeners who access us through 89.5 FM in the Owensboro/Henderson/Evanville region:

Some tower work is taking place on our Owensboro area transmitter Wednesday morning, and safety regulations require us to power down when there are workers present.

Unfortunately, this means we will be off the air for at least a few hours late this morning and early afternoon.

We apologize for the inconvenience! Remember you can still hear us through our online audio streaming at wkyufm.org, through one of our mobile devices for smart phones, and iTunes Radio.

Station Events
9:04 am
Wed September 10, 2014

WKU Public Radio to Carry Live Coverage of President Obama's Address on Islamic State

President Obama is addressing the nation Wednesday evening about his administration's strategy in confronting the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State.

WKU Public Radio is airing NPR's live coverage of the address beginning at 8:00 p.m. central/9 eastern.

Our coverage will also feature analysis of the speech from NPR reporters.

From NPR:

Taking over the TV networks during the crucial 9:00 p.m. ET programming slot is not something any White House does lightly.

This time, it's for Obama to spell out his plan to combat militants from the Islamic State, and spokesman Josh Earnest calls the timing a signal of the high national security priority at stake.

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Station Events
11:14 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Here and Now to Feature Interview with WKU Public Radio's Kevin Willis on Kentucky Senate Race

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, left, and his challenger, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.
Credit Offices of Sen. McConnell and Sec. Grimes

WKU Public Radio's Kevin Willis will appear on today's broadcast of the nationally-syndicated program Here and Now to discuss Kentucky's U.S. Senate race between Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes.

Kevin's interview was recorded Tuesday and is set to air Wednesday afternoon. The story is currently slated to run during WKU Public Radio's broadcast of Here and Now at 1:20 p.m central, 2:20 eastern time.

Station Events
10:01 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Listen to WKU Public Radio 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!

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