John Hingsbergen

Associate Manager/Program Director

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6:00am

Thu June 14, 2012
Station News & Events

88.9FM off air at times on Thursday

At some times today, WEKU 88.9 FM will be off the air or operating at low power. This is a result of some necessary work at the transmission tower at Clay’s Ferry.

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1:12pm

Sun June 10, 2012
The Commonwealth

Gay Marriage topic of this week's Kentucky Tonight

On this week's edition edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss gay marriage.  The program which is "live" on Kentucky Educational Television Monday evening at 8:00, will be re-broadcast Tuesday morning at 11:00 on WEKU.

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11:56pm

Fri June 8, 2012
Station News & Events

Notice for Saturday - 88.9 to be at reduced power or off air

UPDATE:  WEKU 88.9 will likely be operating at reduced power or off the air at times on Saturday AFTERNOON.  Our Hazard, Corbin and Pineville transmitters will be unaffected.  This is a result of work that tower owner KET must have done on the transmission tower at Clay's Ferry.

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6:24pm

Thu June 7, 2012
Education

Town & Gown officials discuss issues, concerns

L-R: Dr. Doug Whitlock, Dr. Lesley Di Mare, Mayor Jim Barnes, Pete Haga
John Hingsbergen

The 7th annual conference of the International Town and Gown Association, took place at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky June 4 though 8, 2012.  On June 6th, a group of about 20 attended  a breakfast session for mayors, university presidents, city managers and other campus and municipal officials.

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9:50am

Mon June 4, 2012
All Politics are Local

State Tax Reform on Kentucky Tonight

Kentucky Tonight airs Tuesday mornings at 11:00 on WEKU

On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, guest host Renee Shaw and guests will discuss state tax reform.  The program, which airs "live" at 8:00 pm Monday evening on Kentucky Educational Television, will be re-broadcast on Tuesday morning at 11:00 on the WEKU station.

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12:00am

Fri June 1, 2012
Station News and Events

Thanks for your support in the Summer Countdown Drive!

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Thank you to everyone who made a donation last week and during our one-day Summer Countdown fund drive.

Thanks to you, your friends and neighbors...your fellow listeners and members of WEKU, we have completed our fundraising for Spring 2012!

As promised, we stopped our on-air fundraising when we reached, and actually exceeded, our $15,000 goal at 12:54 PM on Friday. The total came in at $16,920!

Your generosity makes it possible for the news, information, and music to be there everyday of the year.

Once again, thanks from WEKU!

10:06pm

Mon May 28, 2012
All Politics are Local

2012 Election is topic of Kentucky Tonight

On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss the 2012 election.  The program that aired Monday night on Kentucky Educational Television, will be re-broadcast at 11:00 am Tuesday on the WEKU stations.

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9:24pm

Sat May 26, 2012
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Broadway Live at the Opera House announces 2012-13 Season

www.lexingtonoperahouse.com

The lineup for the 2012-13 Broadway Live series was announced this week during the annual season preview event at the Lexington Opera House. The Thursday event showcased local talent who performed excerpts from top national touring productions that have been booked for the coming   season. 

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7:55pm

Mon May 21, 2012
All Politics are Local

2012 Election on Ky Tonight

On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss the 2012 election.   The program which is "live" on Kentucky Educational Television Monday night, repeats Tuesday morning at 11:00 on the WEKU Stations.

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12:34am

Mon May 14, 2012
All Politics are Local

4th Dist. Republican Candidates on Kentucky Tonight

On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman will talk with candidates in the 4th Congressional District Republican primary.  The program which airs "live" on Kentucky Educational TV Monday night at 8:00, will be re-broadcast Tuesday morning at 11:00 on 88.9 WEKU.

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11:39pm

Mon May 7, 2012
All Politics are Local

4th and 5th Congressional Dist. Democratic Candidates on Kentucky Tonight

On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman will talk with candidates in the 4th and 5th Congressional District Democratic primaries.  The KET program which airs "live" Monday evening will be re-broadcast on WEKU Tuesday morning at 11:00.

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5:29pm

Tue May 1, 2012
Station News

This American Life - Live in Kentucky Theatres

On Thursday, May 10th, 2012, This American Life will perform a special "live" show on stage in New York City and beam it live to more than 500 movie theatres across the US and Canada.

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8:14pm

Mon April 30, 2012
All Politics are Local

6th District Republican candidates on Ky. Tonight

On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman will talk with candidates in the 6th Congressional District Republican primary.  The program, which airs on KET Monday night at 8:00, will be re-broadcast Tuesday morning at 11:00 on the WEKU stations.

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4:30pm

Sat April 21, 2012
All Politics are Local

1st/3rd District Democratic Candidates on Kentucky Tonight

On this week's  edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman will talk with candidates in the 1st and 3rd Congressional District Democratic primaries.  The program which airs "live" on Kentucky Educational Television Monday evening, will be re-broadcast on the WEKU stations Tuesday at 11:00 am.

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1:35pm

Mon April 16, 2012
All Politics are Local

Issues Confronting the Legislature on Kentucky Tonight

On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman and guests will issues confronting the General Assembly.  The program, which airs "live" on KET at 8:00 pm Monday, repeats at 11:00 am Tuesday on the WEKU stations.

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8:46pm

Sat April 14, 2012
Arts

Arts Weekly: KET to air Documentary on Ky Agriculture

A new documentary on Kentucky farming will debut on the state’s public TV stations next weekend.  Coming to Ground is a 90 minute production of a Kentucky-based media production and education organization called Media Working Group. 

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11:42pm

Sun April 8, 2012
State Capitol

2012 General Assembly on Kentucky Tonight

On the Tuesday morning April 10 edition of Kentucky Tonight,  host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss the 2012 General Assembly. The program also airs on WEKU at 11:00 a.m.

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9:30am

Thu April 5, 2012
Station News and Events

Spring Fund Drive - Thanks!

Background image © Kazuhiko Teramoto

Thanks for your support during this year's Spring Fund Drive. 

Although the drive ended Friday evening April 20, you can still help us reach our goal of $85,000 by making your donation to WEKU.

>>Make a One-Time Gift for WEKU's Spring Fund Drive

>>Set Up a Sustaining Monthly Gift for WEKU's Spring Fund Drive

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10:26pm

Sat March 24, 2012
State Capitol

2012 General Assembly topic of Kentucky Tonight

On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight,  host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss the 2012 General Assembly.

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7:00pm

Mon March 19, 2012
The Commonwealth

Prescription Drug Abuse on Kentucky Tonight

On the Monday, March 19/Tuesday March 20 edition of Kentucky Tonight host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss prescription drug abuse.

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1:05pm

Wed March 7, 2012
The Commonwealth

Tornado/Disaster Relief Efforts

March 17 Fundraiser to benefit rebuilding in West Liberty, Kentucky

The Bluegrass Community Foundation and the Headley-Whitney Museum are co-sponsoring a fundraiser to benefit rebuilding efforts in West Liberty, Kentucky.

The event, being called the Raise of Hope Fundraiser, will take place Saturday evening at 7:00 at the Headley-Whitney Museum, Old Frankfort Pike in Lexington.

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8:00pm

Tue March 6, 2012
All Politics are Local

NPR's coverage of Super Tuesday results

Follow the link below for access to NPR's Super Tuesday primary election and caucus coverage.

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12:13am

Tue March 6, 2012
Special News Programming

WEKU to carry Obama News Conference, KET Storm Special & Super Tuesday results

WEKU will broadcast three special news programs in the afternoon and evening of Tuesday March 6, 2012.

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7:40am

Wed February 29, 2012
Station & Public Radio News

WEKU Listeners give Feedback on Keillor Political Activity

Last week, WEKU made an appeal to our listeners and online community for feedback on the political activities of public radio’s Garrison Keillor. WEKU Program Director John Hingsbergen has summarized the responses.

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5:37pm

Mon February 27, 2012
State Capitol

Expanded Gambling on this week's "Kentucky Tonight"

On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss expanded gambling.  The program that airs on Kentucky Educational Television (KET) Monday  at 7:00 pm/8:00 Central will be re-broadcast on WEKU Tuesday at  11:00 am.

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3:58pm

Thu February 23, 2012
Station & Public Radio News

WEKU solicits comments about Keillor's political activity

Public radio’s Garrison Keillor has hosted a fundraiser for President Obama’s campaign for re-election.  In response, WEKU is interested in comments about this from our listeners and supporters.

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10:02am

Tue February 21, 2012
The Commonwealth

Univ. of Pikeville discussed on KET's "Kentucky Tonight"

On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss a proposal to make the University of Pikeville a state school.

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6:03pm

Mon February 13, 2012
Education

Cost of higher education on "Kentucky Tonight"

On this week's broadcast of KET's  Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss "The cost of higher education in Kentucky and the nation." 

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10:42am

Sun February 12, 2012
Technical problem

WEKU & Classic 102.1 web streams off-line

Both of our web streams, for WEKU's news and information programming as well as that for Classic 102.1 WKYL, are temporarily out of commission as of Sunday morning 2/12.

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