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Kentucky Humanities, Kentucky Public Radio and Mellon Foundation unite for Vote Worthy podcast

Kentucky Humanities announced yesterday “Vote Worthy,” a new podcast and radio broadcast that seeks to inform voters about the issues and challenges surrounding the 2020 General Election. Vote Worthy is produced by Kentucky Humanities in partnership with WEKU and distributed to Kentucky’s major public radio stations with support from the Federation of State Humanities Councils and a grant...

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 launches app to make radio accessible anywhere, broaden listening base

Imagine your own home for a moment. Do an electronics inventory in your head. Do you have a radio in your house, apartment or residence hall? If you’re under 30, you may not. Technology has drastically changed the way we consume radio over the last 10 years, and it continues to evolve. Now there’s a WEKU app for that. “This is a strategic investment in new ways of listening and fitting into our...

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....

New partnership enhances ‘Eastern Standard’ public affairs program on WEKU, beginning on July 19

A new partnership between WEKU, Alltech and Dynamix Productions will enable the public radio service at Eastern Kentucky University to enhance its popular public affairs program, Eastern Standard. Beginning with the July 19 program, some episodes of the weekly Eastern Standard will originate from the Dynamix recording studio in Lexington. Alltech Inc. has provided $15,000 in funding to...

Lexington Philharmonic features Mahler, Bernstein in season finale May 19 at Singletary Center for the Arts

The Lexington Philharmonic closes the 2017-18 season with an epic celebration of Bernstein’s musical legacy as a composer and conductor at Celebrating Bernstein, on Saturday, May 19th at 7:30 p.m at. the Singletary Center for the Arts. The evening begins with American composer John Corigliano’s “To Music,” followed by Bernstein’s Three Meditations from ‘Mass’ featuring cellist Joseph...

WEKU captures national award for public affairs program, sets new milestone for private donations

As it closes the books on another record year for private support, WEKU, the public radio service of Eastern Kentucky University, is celebrating a national first-place award for its weekly public affairs program, Eastern Standard. “Diversity in Media,” which featured EKU faculty members Michael Randolph and Lisa Day, along with University of Kentucky faculty member Yi Zhang, was awarded first place...

CDC identifies 10 counties at highest risk of HIV infection — all are in eastern Kentucky, W.Va.

By Mary Meehan Ohio Valley Resource Sitting on top of the Bible on Pastor Brad Epperson’s desk at the Clay City First Church of God is a list of goals for his small congregation written in a looping cursive hand. “Our community ought to see the love of God in us, not just by our understanding of a compassionate Gospel, but our public acts of love,” is near the top. Epperson was born and raised...

WoodSongs celebrates 700th broadcast with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy show at the Lyric

Special to KyForward   The idea was born while Michael Johnathon was listening to the radio during a long drive in the mid-west while on tour 13 years ago.   The Big Bad Voodoo Daddy show on Jan. 28 will celebrate WoodSongs' 700th broadcast. “I remember driving across Iowa that Saturday afternoon,” says Johnathon from his log cabin home outside of Lexington. “I was sort of listening...