John Hingsbergen

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6:00am

Tue January 21, 2014
Lexington/Richmond

Lexington Officials Concerned About Cable TV Complaints

The number of cable television concerns expressed by Lexington residents is causing concern for some city leaders.  While the city continues negotiations for a renewed agreement with Time Warner Cable, Council member Harry Clark says some of the citizen comments made at a recent public hearing were ‘horrifying.’  “This is not sufficient for Lexington Kentucky.  I mean we value the quality of life in a lot of ways, and this is a standard that we ought to be providing for all of our citizens who are interested in cable,” said Clark.

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1:13pm

Mon January 20, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Listeners Help Keep WEKU Accurate

We'd like to read or hear your Feedback. Send your comments by email to: WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu or call 859-622-1657. Follow us and message us on Twitter @889weku

On Friday morning, we received a tweet from listener Daniel , “Why did you announce Berea College was on a 2 hr delay? I can't find any other source saying so including email from the college.”

As the person on the air during the morning in question, I was very aware that Berea College was NOT on delay or closed.  Daniel apparently caught me in a slip that resulted in the mistake.   What was true is that earliest reports were about Berea Community Schools on such delay.   And, of course, that situation had changed so the schools were actually closed.

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10:37am

Mon January 20, 2014
Focus on Business

Focus on Business: Chamber of Commerce Agenda for the Ky General Assembly

As the 2014 Kentucky General Assembly gets underway, Kentucky businesses are keeping an eye on Frankfort.  Tom Martin spoke with Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Dave Adkisson.

There’s more information about the Kentucky Chamber’s detailed agenda at www dot KY Chamber dot com.

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6:00pm

Sun January 19, 2014
-Eastern Standard

EKU President Benson on Eastern Standard

"Selfie" taken by @ekuprez Michael Benson during his visit to the WEKU studios
Credit Michael Benson, PhD

EKU President Dr. Michael Benson will be with us to give us an update on some of the projects and initiatives he has launched since his arrival last summer and to answer your questions.

Send a question in advance to wekueasternstandard at gmail dot com or call 859-622-1655 or call in “live” during the show.

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7:26am

Fri January 17, 2014
Station News & Events

Farewell & Thanks to News Director Charles Compton

Credit Charles Compton's Facebook page

The Lexington Herald Leader's Rich Copley has written a tribute to WEKU News Director Charles Compton, who's moving on today after eight years at the station. We've been looking for a way to pay tribute to Charles on the air and we couldn't say it better....

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11:42pm

Mon January 13, 2014
-Eastern Standard

Preventing Gun Violence on Eastern Standard

Over a 100,000 people are injured or killed by gun violence in the US each year.  That’s according to a report commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control.

The report recommends a “public health approach” to preventing future harm and injuries.

On this week’s Eastern Standard, our topic is “preventing gun violence.”  Is it through tougher and more restrictive laws or education and firearms training.

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8:50am

Mon January 13, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: One Vote for "The Unconventionals, One Against Using "Obamacare"

Send us your comments to: WEKU (at) EKU dot edu, post on Facebook or call our Listener Comment Line at 859-622-1657

Last Sunday evening, we aired the pilot episode of a new public radio program called, “The Unconventionals” featuring, among other businesses, Lexington’s Big Ass Fans.

(sound from the program)

We solicited comments both for the producers and for our use and here’s what Mary had to say, “I love this show. I always like hearing how companies got started and what they do to survive and grow. Thinking out of the box as it were. It's great advice for anyone thinking about starting their own business. I hope you are able to keep this show on the air."

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8:50am

Mon January 6, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Thanks for "Wonderful" Programming, Winter's Solstice, Concerns about Streaming Problems

Send your feedback by email to: WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu, call our Comment Line at 859-622-1657, post on Facebook or on Twitter @889weku

One of our listeners who made a donation near the end of the year added an anonymous comment that’s worth sharing, “I decided after years of being put off with NPR over the firing of Bob Edwards, for the excessive Zionist reporting, and your station for failing to deliver on a poster from Star Date that I would come off my high horse and say thank you for the new wonderful programming. I listen almost all day now when not working. Thank you for the classical station, too.”

WEKU Listener Feedback January 6, 2014

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11:14am

Sat January 4, 2014
-Eastern Standard

Ky Online Health Exchange on Eastern Standard

Kentucky's healthcare exchange is the topic on Eastern Standard Thursday January 9 at 11:00 am
Credit wkms.org

More than 123,000 Kentuckians are now enrolled in new health coverage through the state’s health exchange website, Kynect.   State officials report that, since open enrollment began on Oct. 1, the website has enrolled an average of 1,300 Kentuckians in new health coverage each day. 

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11:00am

Sat January 4, 2014
Station News & Events

State of the Commonwealth Address on WEKU Tuesday

Gov. Steve Beshear will deliver his State of the Commonwealth Address Tuesday evening January 7.

Governor Steve Beshear will deliver his State of the Commonwealth Address before a joint session of the House and Senate Tuesday evening January 7 at 7:00 p.m.  The WEKU stations will carry "live" coverage provided by Kentucky Educational Television. 

Renee Shaw and Bill Goodman co-anchor KET’s coverage, which includes analysis and interviews with political leaders.

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12:04am

Tue December 31, 2013
Focus on Business

Focus on Business: Putting Entrepreneurs Together with Investors

Putting Kentucky entrepreneurs together with Kentucky investors is the aim of a new web-based network being rolled out in January by the state Cabinet for Economic Development.

Tom Martin talked with Dean Harvey, executive director of UK’s Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship, about the Kentucky Angel Network.

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11:48pm

Mon December 30, 2013
-Eastern Standard

Ky Author, Murdoch's World & Host of PRI's The World on Eastern Standard

Marco Werman, host of PRI's The World

In a special holiday program, NPR media correspondent and author David Folkenflik discusses his book Murdoch's World: The Last of the Old Media Empires (2013 Public Affairs.)  We'll also meet Marco Werman, the host of PRI's The World and talk with Kentucky author David Bell about his latest mystery novel,

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8:49am

Mon December 30, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Thanks for Messiah & Garbulinska, Trouble Listening with NPR App

Send us your feedback by email to WEKU (at) EKU (dot) EDU, post on our Facebook page, send a Tweet to @889weku or leave a message at 859-622-1657

We received a very nice direct message via our Twitter account @889weku from James in Lexington.  He tweeted, “Handel's Messiah was one of the best broadcasts ever. Thank you.”


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6:24pm

Mon December 23, 2013
-Eastern Standard

StoryCorps Founder David Isay & Grammy-Winner Ricky Skaggs on Eastern Standard

Grammy Winner and Kentucky native Ricky Skaggs is with us for this week's Eastern Standard.

In a special holiday program, the founder of StoryCorps discusses the iconic public radio features 10th anniversary and the recently-released book, Ties That Bind: Stories of Love &  Gratitude from the First Ten Years of StoryCorps (2013, Penguin Press) ; and Grammy Winner and Kentucky native Ricky Skaggs discusses his autobiography, Kentucky Traveler: My Life In Music. (2013 itbooks)

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5:41pm

Mon December 23, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Last Word on NPR Announcer Plus Comments with End-of-Year Donations

Send your Feedback to: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) EDU, call 859-622-1657 post on Facebook or send us a Tweet @889weku

For the past couple of weeks, we’ve aired comments in reaction to a listener who does not like NPR’s new announcer, Sabrina Farhi.    Sabrina is the new voice of underwriting credits for most of the NPR shows, especially the hourly newscasts, Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Phyllis wrote, “Please give my support to the new announcer that the woman listener complained about.  Everybody is new some time, and I felt the woman’s comments were overdone.”

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2:33pm

Sat December 21, 2013
-Eastern Standard

Health Exchange Voted Top 2013 KY News Story

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The debut of a statewide online health insurance marketplace, which earned a thumbs-up from President Barack Obama for smoothly enrolling tens of thousands of people, has been voted Kentucky's top news story of 2013.

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10:44am

Fri December 20, 2013
Breaking

"Live" Coverage of Obama News Conference @ 2:00 pm

Tune in at 2:00 this afternoon (Friday) for NPR's "live" coverage of a Presidential News Conference

WEKU presents "live" coverage of President Obama’s press conference this afternoon at 2:00.   NPR tells us he’s likely to discuss the economy, health care and the NSA among other topics. 

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson of Here & Now will host the special and will be joined from Washington by NPR Health Policy Correspondent Julie Rovner, National Security Correspondent Larry Abramson and White House Correspondent Scott Horsley.

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8:49am

Mon December 16, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: More on New NPR Announcer & Music vs. the BBC

Send your feedback to: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) EDU or leave a voice message at 859-622-1657. You can also post your comment using the Disqus feature below this article or put it in our Facebook timeline.

Last week, we aired a comment from a listener who does not like NPR’s new announcer, Sabrina Farhi.    We asked for responses from other listeners and we received.

WEKU Listener Feedback 12/16/13

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8:00am

Mon December 16, 2013
Focus on Business

Focus on Business: Creative Talent as Community Resource

Commonly heard among economic development and education professionals is that in this 21st Century world creative talent drives a community’s economy and makes it an interesting place to live, work and play. In many cases, such talent lives and plays locally, but their work is not confined to the local economy. “Live local, work global,” as the saying goes.

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6:00pm

Sun December 15, 2013
-Eastern Standard

Top 10 KY Stories for 2013 on Eastern Standard

Let us know your top 10 news stories for 2013. Call 859-622-1657, send an email to: wekueasternstandard@gmail.com or post on the WEKU Facebook Page
Credit http://www.flickr.com/photos/dafnecholet/5374200948/

The Top 10 Kentucky News Stories of 2013. What do you believe are the top stories of the past year? Send us your list by email to: wekueasternstandard@gmail.com, leave a voice message at 859-622-1657 or post on our Facebook Page.

Guests: Charles Compton, WEKU News Director; Stu Johnson, WEKU reporter; Peter Baniak, editor of the Lexington Herald-Leader

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12:57am

Sun December 15, 2013
Station News & Events

"Live" Mandela Funeral Coverage on WEKU

WEKU brings you "live" coverage of the funeral of Nelson Mandela Sunday from 1:00 - 6:00 am.  This coverage is provided by the BBC World Service.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-25386729

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9:00am

Mon December 9, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: How About More BBC & Who's the New NPR Announcer?

Send your feedback to: WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu or call 859-622-1657.

Diana, from Lexington, emailed us, “As long as you have all day broadcasting of Talk Shows, it is beyond me why you do not broadcast one of the best shows on any radio station, and that is the Diane Rehm Show.  Why?  The only time I ever get to hear this wonderful show is when I’m in my car on a trip.”

WEKU Listener Feedback 12/9/13

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11:12am

Sun December 8, 2013
-Eastern Standard

Best of Eastern Standard featured

This week's show features segments of the Best of Eastern Standard.

This special edition of our program will feature highlights of previously-aired shows, including: EKU President Michael Benson; The Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington; Fairness Ordinances in Kentucky; The Bluegrass Pipeline; Domestic Violence; and Effects of the Federal Government Shutdown on Kentucky.  We'll also hear from the man who was for many years, "The Most Heard Voice on Public Radio," Frank Tavares.

The Best of Eastern Standard, 12/12/13

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2:16pm

Mon December 2, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Thanks for Holiday Guide & Can't Hear the Chopin

Send your feedback by email to: WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu or call and leave a message at 859-622-1657. You can also post on Facebook or send us a tweet @889weku

We’ve had a number of calls to the Listener Comment Line this week.  First, this one from a grateful listener, “I really enjoy the holiday program guide.  It’s really good that I got that yesterday.  I appreciate it very much.”

This call came in last Sunday evening, November 24th,  “I’m trying to listen to Kentucky Center Stage and I’d love to hear the tape of the woman playing the Chopin, but that tape’s not coming through.  You all talking about it are loud and clear but, when the tape comes on, I can’t hear it.”

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8:00am

Mon December 2, 2013
Focus on Business

Focus on Business: Science, Education Research & Innovation

Tom Martin of the Lexington Herald Leader speaks with Kris Kimel, co-founder and president of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation, a non-profit that champions science, education, research and innovation in the Commonwealth.

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3:14pm

Sun December 1, 2013
-Eastern Standard

Being Jewish in Kentucky on Eastern Standard

What is it like to be Jewish in America?  Better yet, what about in Kentucky? 

Send your questions, comments or personal stories by email before Thursday morning to  wekueasternstandard (at) gmail dot com, post on Facebook, tweet us @889weku or call our Listener Line at 859-622-1657.

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7:24pm

Fri November 29, 2013
Focus on Business

Focus on Business: Lexmark Ex VP Marty Canning

Tom Martin speaks with Marty Canning, Executive Vice President of Lexmark International Incorporated and President of “Imaging Solutions and Services.” 

He has held that position since 20-10.  Prior to that, Mr. Canning headed Lexmark’s former Printing Solutions and Services Division.  Much has changed since those days, including the expertise and skills the company now requires of its employees. 

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9:00am

Mon November 25, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: God, JFK & Obamacare

Send us your feedback and we may put your comment on the air. Send it by email to: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) EDU or call 859-622-1657 and leave a voice message.

Last week, we devoted out entire segment to comments in reaction to a listener who was very unhappy with a Day Sponsorship announcement that mentioned God. Most of the comments came down on the side of allowing such messages in the interest of free speech. 

Here is one final remark that came in last weekend, “I appreciate all the news that NPR brings and I think all the news includes all kinds of religious information, whether or not I agree with it.  Thank you for doing a great job.”

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11:28pm

Sun November 24, 2013
Station News & Events

Holiday Programming for WEKU & Classic 102.1

As usual, we have a full and varied line-up programming for Thanksgiving, Hanukah, Christmas and New Year's for both WEKU and Classic 102.1.   Click here for the listening and access to a downloadable version of the schedule.

Plus, we have sponsorships available for businesses and other organizations.  For more information, call 859-622-7270 or email john.hingsbergen@eku.edu.

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10:02am

Thu November 21, 2013
-Eastern Standard

JFK Legacy in Kentucky on Eastern Standard

This week's Eastern Standard is just one of the programs and news features commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Credit Courtesy the JFK Library

Where were you when you first learned about President Kennedy's assassination?  How did you hear about it? Did it effect you?  How do you view Kennedy's presidency half-a-century later? These are some of the questions we're asking in this week's show. 

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