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WEKU’s Mike Savage elected to NPR Board of Directors; three-year term begins in November

WEKU director and general manager Mike Savage has been elected to the Board of Directors for National Public Radio (NPR). This is Savage’s second term as a member director. His three-year term begins in November. NPR’s 23-member Board of Directors is comprised of 12 member directors who are managers of NPR member stations and are elected to the board by their fellow member stations. Mike Savage The...

WEKU celebrates 50th anniversary in October, launches new 50 Club to raise funds

On Oct. 7, 1968, radio listeners in Central Kentucky woke up to a new and exciting alternative – WEKU-FM. The public radio station at Eastern Kentucky University will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a “major” announcement about its future and the launch of a new 50 Club. The station’s fall membership drive runs Oct. 5-12, but the station is focused on a “Power Hour” from 7 to 8 a.m....

Award-winning broadcasting veteran Mike Savage named general manager of WEKU-FM

An award-winning 25-year broadcasting veteran and a former member of the NPR Board of Directors, Mike Savage has been named general manager of WEKU-FM, the public radio service of Eastern Kentucky University. Most recently, Savage served four years as general manager of WBAA at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, where he led a full-time staff of 12 and was responsible for managing a $1.5...