There have been some equipment problems Sunday at the WKPB 89.5FM transmitter. Our site engineer is at work to sort things out, but you may experience some signal outages while we work to restore full power.
This does not affect our live webstream. Thanks for your patience while this work is underway.
Update Wednesday, 2:30pm C.T.: The power is back on and the transmitter replacement project is now complete!
Original Post: Beginning Tuesday, February 19th, the power supply to the WDCL, 89.7FM transmitter site will be replaced. This will conclude the transmitter replacement project aimed at improving our service to listeners in the region.
Kevin Willis has been named News Director at WKU Public Radio following the recent retirement of Dan Modlin. He previously served as Assistant News Director.
Kevin has worked at WKU Public Radio since 1999, when he graduated from WKU with a degree in broadcast journalism. Prior to his time as assistant news director, Kevin was the station's local Morning Edition host.
"It is truly an honor to be a part of this news operation, and there is no other job in the world I would rather have," said Willis.
As of mid-afternoon Thursday, WDCL-FM, 89.7 in Somerset is back on the air following installation of a new transmitter. Thanks for your patience while this work was completed. And thanks to Chief Engineer Don Eastman, plus Erik Costa, John Coe, Roger Hall and Mike Graham for their hard work getting this major project completed ahead of schedule!
After many years of distinguished service to WKU Public Radio, News Director Dan Modlin is retiring--his last day with us is Friday, January 4th (well, sort of...see below).
Dan is a native of Indiana who grew up in a broadcasting family. A graduate of Ball State University, he worked for several years in the news network business in the Midwest, specializing in agricultural and political coverage, before coming to WKU Public Radio.
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Update at 12:25pm C.T.: The transmitter is back at full power now. Thanks to Chief Engineer Don Eastman for getting things sorted out so quickly!
A tree-trimming crew accidentally damaged the power line to WKYU-FM Wednesday morning. As a result, we are broadcasting via an auxillary transmitter while damage is assessed and repaired. This reduces the coverage area for 88.9FM, and may therefore affect your reception. This does not affect our webstream.
Thanks for your patience while our engineers work on this!
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