Station Events

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.


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

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
Station Events
3:22 pm
Sat October 26, 2013

Goal! WKU Public Radio Ends Fall Fundraiser Early After Hitting $50,000 Mark Saturday!

Credit WKU Public Radio

Thanks to the tremendous support of our listeners, WKU Public Radio was able to wrap up our annual fall fundraising campaign early Saturday afternoon!

We raised a little over $50,000 in pledges this week that came in over the phone, online, and in the mail!

We promised you we would stop the fundraiser as soon as we hit our goal, and we kept our word at 2:45 p.m.

We can't thank our members enough for their generous support. We mean it when we say we couldn't bring you public radio without the amazing financial contributions we witnessed this week.

From everybody here at WKU Public Radio: THANKS!

Read more
Station Events
11:57 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Thanks to All Who Helped Us Hit our Wednesday Morning Challenge!

Thanks to listener support Wednesday morning, we were able to meet the challenge grant given to us by Dr. Charles and Susan Webb of Bowling Green!

We want to thank everybody who pledged their support to WKU Public Radio Wednesday morning over the phone and online! Thanks to your generosity, we were able to raise about $3,800 and meet the challenge goal given to us by Dr. Charles and Susan Webb of Bowling Green!

Check out the nearby picture that shows the board where we keep track of our daily pledge numbers. As you can see, the morning started off slow, but WKU Public Radio listeners really responded in the final hour of Morning Edition!

The money committed to us Wednesday morning is a big piece of the overall weekly goal of $50,000 that we need to raise by Saturday evening.

Remember: the sooner we get to that goal, the sooner we end this fall fundraiser!

You can call us anytime with your new or renewing membership at 1-800-599-5958, and you can pledge online here.

Thanks so much for your support!

Station Events
12:01 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Supporting WKU Public Radio Has Never Been Easier

Click here to support WKU Public Radio!

You know those awesome programs you hear each day on WKU Public Radio?

All of them are on the air because of financial support by individuals like you!

During our 2013 fall fundraiser, you can call in your pledge at 1-800-599-9598.

You can also give online, by clicking on the picture to the right!

However you choose to give, we thank you so much for your support!

Station Events
7:51 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Support WKU Public Radio, Enter to Win One Night's Stay at Holiday Inn-University Plaza

Joe Corcoran and Barb Deeb are working to bring in the money needed to support the programs on WKU Public Radio!

It's day three of WKU Public Radio's fall membership campaign, and we're asking you to call us with your financial support!

This is a very important week when we raise a lot of the money necessary to pay for the news, interview, music, and entertainment programs we all enjoy when we listen to WKU Public Radio.

We need to raise $50,000 by Saturday evening to stay on place. As soon as we get to that number, we'll stop the fundraiser! That's why every single call of support really matters!

In addition to supporting your local public radio service, everybody who calls us Tuesday is entered to win a free night's stay at the Holiday Inn-University Plaza in Bowling Green. The package includes breakfast for two, and a $50 gift card that could be used for lunch or dinner at three nearby restaurants.

While you don't have to pledge to enter this drawing, we hope you'll become a new or renewing member when you call us at 1-800-599-9598! You can also pledge online.