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6:52 am
Sun October 20, 2013

Support WKU Public Radio During our Fall Membership Campaign

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Sunday is the first day of our 2013 fall membership drive! This is the time of year when we ask you to become a new or renewing supporter of WKU Public Radio.

We're looking to raise $50,000 by Saturday evening, and your role is critical!

How does it work? All it takes is a few minutes on the phone and pledge of your financial support. It's how public radio works. You depend on us to bring you outstanding programs like Weekend Edition, Fresh Air, Barren River Breakdown, and All Things Considered when you tune into WKU Public Radio.

Likewise, we depend on you to help us pay for those programs! When everybody who benefits from listening to WKU Public Radio contributes a bit of their resources, it makes this service possible for you, your family, and your community.

You can sign up as a new or renewing members right now by calling 1-800-599-9598, or by pledging online.

We have a great set of thank-you gifts, including a brand-new WKU Public Radio sweatshirt (sizes S-2XL), the WKU Public Radio baseball cap, and the NPR "Eyemax" coffee mug.

Thanks for your membership support of WKU Public Radio!

Station Events
2:53 pm
Sat October 12, 2013

Volunteer to Help During WKU Public Radio's Fall Fundraiser

We'd love to see you during our 2013 fall fundraiser!
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WKU Public Radio's fall fundraiser is set to run Oct. 20-26, and we're looking for volunteers to help us out!

Volunteers help answer phones and assist in other ways behind the scenes to make our fundraisers a success. It's another way in which we depend on the support of our loyal listeners to make sure we have the resources necessary to pay for all of the wonderful programs on WKU Public Radio.

If you're interested in volunteering for a shift, send Jean Secrest an email here. Jean will get back with you ASAP with information on which shifts are still unfilled.

Thanks for your support!

Station Events
2:51 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Peter Bryant Leaving WKU Public Radio for Job at Wisconsin Public Radio

Peter Bryant

This is a very bittersweet week for us here at WKU Public Radio. We're saying good-bye to someone who has been, in many ways, the heart and soul of our operation.

Station Manager Peter Bryant is leaving us to become the program director at Wisconsin Public Radio in Madison. His final day here is Friday.

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Station Events
2:20 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Emil Moffatt to Host All Things Considered on WKU Public Radio

Emil Moffatt

WKU Public Radio would like to introduce you to our newest news reporter, Emil Moffatt!

Emil joined us this week, and is quickly learning the ropes. He came to Bowling Green after working as a news anchor and feature reporter at WBAP radio in Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX.

Emil will become the full-time local voice during All Things Considered on WKU Public Radio, anchoring our local newscasts and breaks, and producing feature stories that will air during ATC and Morning Edition. He will also contribute to our online and social media efforts.

In addition to his work on the air and online, Emil instantly becomes the go-to expert for baseball knowledge at WKU Public Radio. Before taking the job at WBAP, Emil was the play-by-play broadcaster for the minor-league Ft. Worth Cats baseball team.

Listen out for Emil's voice in the coming days and weeks, and help us welcome him to Kentucky!

Station Events
3:25 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Thanks For Making This Our Best-Ever Fiscal Year

Pledge $75 or more and enjoy the new WKU Public Radio t-shirt as our thank-you gift.

Membership support makes the programs possible on WKU Public Radio.  The news, interviews, and entertainment shows you enjoy are all here thanks to listeners who become members. 

Thanks to our members, underwriters, and great volunteers for helping us reach our fundraising goals, and for making this our best-ever fiscal year!

It's never to late to  join with us. You can learn more about how membership works, and check out our thank-you gifts here.

Support WKU Public Radio today by calling 800-599-9598, or by pledging online by clicking the Donate Now button at the top of the page. 

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Station Events
2:30 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

New Programs Join The WKU Public Radio Lineup This Month

Some great new shows have joined the WKU Public Radio schedule this month.

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Station Events
11:57 am
Mon May 20, 2013

WKPB-FM Off Air Due to Power Failure

WKPB, 89.5 FM, our signal in Henderson/Owensboro, is temporarily off the air due to a power failure Monday morning.

This does not affect our live webstream. Thanks for your patience while we work to restore the signal.

Station Events
10:50 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Join WKU Public Radio For A Free Living Will Event On Saturday

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Do you have a living will? A living will is a legal document that indicates the types of medical treatments and life-sustaining measures you want and don't want, such as mechanical breathing (respiration and ventilation), tube feeding or resuscitation.

Adults throughout the area can complete a living will free of charge on Saturday, May 18th.

Stop by anytime between 9am and 3pm at the Campbell Lane branch of Citizens First Bank in Bowling Green.

Leave in minutes with your living will signed, notarized, copied, and legal. 

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Station Events
11:42 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Support WKU Public Radio This Week And Enter To Win A $500 Gift Card Or Vacation Getway

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WKU Public Radio is here thanks to listeners who become members.

Show your support for WKU Public Radio during our Spring Membership Drive and you'll be entered into a drawing for one of several prizes, including a $500 Amazon gift card, a vacation getway at Barren River State Park, one of five signed copies of The Kentucky Barbecue Book by WKU Professor Wes Berry, and a pair of 3-day passes to the ROMP music festival in Owensboro.

You can see contest rules and details here. The deadline is April 27th. And thanks for everything you do to make our programs possible!

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Station Events
3:58 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

"Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me" Live Cinema Show in Bowling Green

It's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! like you've never seen it before! Because, well, normally you can't see it -- it's a radio show.

A live staging of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! presented by NCM Fathom Events, NPR, WBEZ-Chicago, and BY Experience, will be beamed to select cinemas across the country on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013.  

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