John Hingsbergen

Associate Manager/Program Director

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11:41am

Sun October 27, 2013
Eastern Standard

Scariest Movies, TV on Eastern Standard

Since this week's show is on the morning of Halloween, let's have some fun!  We invite you to share your list of the scariest movies or TV shows of all time.  It's all about your opinion so there are no right or wrong answers.


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11:59pm

Mon October 21, 2013
Eastern Standard

Domestic Violence in the Commonwealth on Eastern Standard (audio available)

Send your questions or comments to: wekueasternstandard (at) gmail (dot) com, post on our Facebook page or leave a message at 859-622-1657.

In a recent 12 month period, at least 25 Kentucky women died at the hands of male intimate partners. For decades, law enforcement, governments and social service agencies have worked to increase awareness and prevention of such violence.  That effort continues during this year’s observance of Domestic Violence Month.

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9:22am

Mon October 21, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Need Solutions in Political Fight Coverage, More Info in Traffic Reports

Send your feedback by e-mail to: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) edu, post on Facebook or call 859-822-1657.

Jonathon, from Lexington, Posted on our Facebook page “NPR has spent so many hours discussing who won the recent political fight, yet we have not offered up our own solutions or presented solutions offered by think tanks. Lets start compiling a list of cuttable items in the budget that make sense to normal people."

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6:40pm

Mon October 14, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Listener Plays "Spin the Dial" to Hear WEKU

Send your feedback to us at: WEKU@eku.edu, post on Facebook, send a direct tweet to @889weku or leave a voice message at 859-622-1657.

Sharee, from Corbin, writes, “I travel through Knox, Clay and Jackson counties at least once a week.  I always end up playing "Spin the dial---Find the WEKU station."  Transmission goes in and out and I am unable to keep it on a consistent station.  Are there plans in the works to up the transmission signal?”

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8:40am

Mon October 14, 2013
Eastern Standard

Effects of Govt. Shutdown on Kentucky (audio available)

Write to us before this week's show at: wekueasternstandard@gmail.com, post on the WEKU Facebook page, send a tweet to @wekuWEST or call 859-622-1657 with your story of how the government shutdown is affecting you.

How has the federal government shutdown affected you, your family or your business?  That's the topic on this week's program as we invite you to tell your story.  Please let us know if you work for the federal government and are either furloughed or still working. What about friends, neighbors, family members?

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6:00am

Mon October 14, 2013
Eastern Standard

Former Director Defends Actions At EKU Center For The Arts

Credit David Perry / Lexington Herald-Leader

A year after her resignation, the former director of the EKU Center for the Arts has publicly explained her actions.  Deb Hoskins was subject to an internal probe that alleged fiscal misconduct and sexually inappropriate behavior.  During WEKU’s “Eastern Standard,” Hoskins defended her tenure at the publicly financed facility.

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12:15am

Sat October 12, 2013
Focus on Business

Focus on Business: Kentucky Businesses & the Affordable Care Act

Tom Martin of the Lexington Herald Leader speaks with Margaret Levi, lawyer with the ­Lexington firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, and author of The Impact of Health Care Reform on Kentucky ­Employers, a 68-page booklet published by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

Read more here on Kentucky.com 

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2013/10/07/2864150/what-kentucky-businesses-need.html#storylink=cpy

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11:32am

Mon October 7, 2013
Eastern Standard

Arts & Performance Venues on Eastern Standard (audio available)

The EKU Center for the Arts, which opened in September 2011, welcomed Executive Director Joel Aalberts this summer.

Central Kentucky has numerous facilities offering concert performances ranging from classical to country, traveling Broadway shows and special acts and events.  How can this region support these venues and what challenges do they face?

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11:09am

Mon October 7, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Interrupting programming for fundraising, Pikeville vs. Milwaukee

Send your feedback to: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) EDU, call 859-622-1657, post on Facebook or tweet to @889weku.

Our just-ended Fall Fund Drive is the subject of this Thursday email from listener Joan. “You are hurting your supporters.  How can you justify to interrupt the middle of a show like On Point where it is important to hear the whole topic.  I just have to turn it off and turn it on after your interference."

Joan continues, "On news shows you should only break in at the start and end of the program.  I have contributed but do not want to be punished by having you continually interrupt a show.”

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12:00pm

Sat October 5, 2013
Eastern Standard

Remembering Kevin "Darth Fader" Johnson

The Central Kentucky music and recording scene changed dramatically last week with the passing of Kevin Johnson, who bore the nickname “Darth Fader.”

Kevin died suddenly Monday September 30th, survived by his son and his parents as well as many friends and millions who enjoyed his work as Chief Engineer for the Lexington-based Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour.

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9:00am

Mon September 30, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Local Talk vs. National Shows

Send your Feedback to: WEKU@eku.edu, post on Facebook, tweet us @889weku or call 859-622-1657.

A listener, preferring to remain anonymous, offered this comment with a donation, “I'm switching my support from WUKY to WEKU on account of their recent programming changes.” 

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10:04pm

Sun September 29, 2013
Eastern Standard

Most Heard Voice on Public Radio on Eastern Standard (audio available)

You've heard the voice for years but likely never knew his name or seen his picture. Frank Tavares joins us on Eastern Standard.

If you've listened to NPR for more than 20 minutes, you've likely heard the voice of Frank Tavares.  Although you may have never known his name, he's been the voice that has told us of the businesses and organizations that help pay for the network programming, ending with the familiar identifier, "This is NPR.."

A sample of the iconic voice of NPR's underwriting credits.

Here's the audio from the entire show. Enjoy and let us know what you think.

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10:31pm

Mon September 23, 2013
Focus on Business

Focus on Business: Central KY Housing Market

Tom Martin of the Lexington Herald Leader speaks with Al Blevins, President of the Lexington Bluegrass Association of Realtors about The Central Kentucky housing market.

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9:00am

Mon September 23, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: More love for the BBC, Overnight Music

Sens your feedback to: WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu, call the Listener Comment Line at 859-622-1657, post on Facebook or send a tweet @889weku.

In our continuing dialogue over an hour of BBC news that we added a few weeks ago, Charlotte from Danville weighs in, “I love the BBC at 4:00 am in the morning.  I’ll always learn something quite interesting.  I also love the classical music during the night."

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12:55am

Mon September 23, 2013
Eastern Standard

Scandals in the Commonwealth on Eastern Standard (audio available)

Tune in and call in or send your questions or comments by e-mail to: wekuesternstandard@gmail.com. You can also post on Facebook or send us a tweet @889weku.

Kentucky’s State Auditor claims the former head of the Department of Agriculture oversaw “a toxic culture of entitlement” and that unelected “special districts” constitute a $2.7 billion “Ghost Government.” Reports of misuse of taxpayer money, and a "hostile workplace" have caused Kentucky’s Director of Emergency Management to resign.

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11:13pm

Mon September 16, 2013
Eastern Standard

Covering World News on Eastern Standard (audio available)

Andrew Sussman, Executive Producer of PRI's The World and Andrew Whitehead, Editor for the BBC World Service with WEKU's John Hingsbergen in Atlanta, GA.
Credit Jonese Franklin

Public radio listeners are “world citizens” and, to feed our hunger for news from beyond our own borders, we have excellent resources.  This special show will originate from Atlanta, Ga. during the annual conference of Public Radio Program Directors.

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9:00am

Mon September 16, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Kudos for 4:00 am BBC

We're interested in your Feedback about the WEKU Stations. Write to us at: weku (at) eku (dot) edu, post on Facebook, send us a tweet or call: 859-622-1657.

Last week we shared some comments from listeners unhappy with the recent addition of an hour of the BBC World Service weekday mornings at 4:00. This week, Frank wrote to us, “My wife and I are BBC loyalists and are grateful to WEKU for the programs you play, from 4 AM onwards.  I suppose we could listen to the BBC on the web, but we are old-fashioned radio addicts.”


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8:25am

Wed September 11, 2013

9:00am

Mon September 9, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: What's up with BBC at 4:00 am?

Send us your feedback to: WEKU@eku.edu or call our Listener Comment Line at 859-622-1657. We'll consider your comments posted on Facebook or tweeted to @889weku as well.

Ella from Barbourville, wrote, “What's up with the BBC Newshour (or whatever that was) at 4 AM Monday?  I thought your mission was to promote arts and culture, as well as news and talk."

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11:17pm

Sun September 8, 2013
Focus on Business

WEKU, Tom Martin Focus on Business

Tune in for Tom Martin's Focus on Business reports Monday at 7:35 am and 5:45 pm on the WEKU Stations

Tom Martin, well known for his reports on the central Kentucky business scene, can now be heard on WEKU-FM. Martin’s “Focus on Business” report will air Mondays at 7:35 a.m. during Morning Edition and will be repeated on Mondays at 5:45 p.m. during All Things Considered.

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10:09pm

Sun September 8, 2013
Eastern Standard

Bluegrass Pipeline on Eastern Standard (audio available)

Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners.

A proposed pipeline will transport natural gas liquids from the Marcellus and Utica shale producing areas in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio to the Northeast U.S. and the U.S. Gulf Coast. Opponents are concerned about safety and alleged environmental effects as well as the role of eminent domain laws for use of private property.

WEKU's Eastern Standard of 9/12/13 discussing the Bluegrass Pipeline.

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9:00am

Mon September 2, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Listener Loves WEKU, says Streaming is Unreliable

We're interested in your feedback. Write to us at: WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu, call our Listener Comment Line at 859-622-7270, comment on our Facebook page or send us a tweet @889weku.

We received a nice compliment along with a question from Stan, in Lexington.  He says by e-mail, “I love WEKU.  I listen to WEKU in my car, at my bedside table(alarm clock) and it is #1 in my car and my wife’s car, I have also been listening to it in my office via streaming on the computer. And Like I said “until recently” because for some reason the listening app is not working properly”

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1:43pm

Sat August 31, 2013
Breaking

"Live" Coverage: President to Speak on Syria

From the NPR Two Way Blog: President Obama is expected to speak from the Rose Garden about Syria shortly, but a White House official says his remarks will not be about imminent military operations.

Instead, the official, who asked not to be named, said the president will update the public about his decision on how to proceed.

The president has been considering a limited military strike against Syria, but he said Friday that he hadn't yet made a decision.

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11:41am

Sat August 31, 2013
Eastern Standard

Fairness Ordinances on Eastern Standard (audio available)

Eastern Standard is WEKU's weekly interactive public affiairs program, Thursdays at 11 am, repeated Sundays at 6 pm. Send your question or comment to: wekueasternstandard@gmail.com, post on Facebook, tweet to @wekuEST or call in during the show 800-621-8890.

A number of Kentucky communities have enacted so-called "fairness ordinances," prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or perceived gender identity, the most recent of which is Frankfort.   The capital city has become the fifth in the state to do so among Lexington, Louisville, Covington and the eastern Kentucky city of Vicco.

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9:00am

Mon August 26, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Ky Transplant in Texas Prefers WEKU

Send your feedback to WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu, post on Facebook, send us a tweet (@889weku) or call the Listener Comment Line at 859-622-1657

Jean e-mailed us from Houston, Texas with the following question, “What is wrong with your listener app?  It keeps cutting out.  Trying to stay with the times the more cumbersome streaming sign-on works better on my iPhone.”

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12:10am

Mon August 26, 2013
Eastern Standard

March on Washington Anniversary & Race Relations on Eastern Standard

John Hingsbergen with Dr. Everett McCorvey in WEKU's Studio "A"
Roger Duvall

During the week marking the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, how are we doing in the Commonwealth?

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9:20pm

Fri August 23, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Tech Issues and Kudos for Pipeline Story

Send your feedback to us by email to:WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu or call the Listener Comment Line, 859-622-1657.

Several of you notified us of a problem with our signal on our sister station Classic 102.1. Luckily we were able to fix the problem by the afternoon – we appreciate the heads-up via Facebook and our listener comment line.

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12:15am

Thu August 22, 2013
Eastern Standard

Pres. Michael Benson, Dr. Aaron Thompson, guests on WEKU's Eastern Standard

Dr. Michael T. Benson is Eastern Kentucky University's 12th President.
Credit Eastern Kentucky University

Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson will join host John Hingsbergen and Dr. Aaron Thompson, EKU professor and Vice President for Academic Affairs with the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education during WEKU's Eastern Standard, Thursday morning at 11:00 on the WEKU Stations.  The interactive program is WEKU's weekly public affairs show, returning to the air after a two-year hiatus.

EKU President Michael Benson and Dr. Aaron Thompson of the Ky Council on Postsecondary Education

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Eastern Standard

WEKU's weekly public affairs program discussing topics and concerns of Central and Southeastern Kentucky, hosted by John Hingsbergen.

Call 800-621-8890 with your questions or comments during the show. You can also email your comments to wekueasternstandard@gmail.com, or post your comments and questions on Facebook and Twitter.  Between shows, you are welcome to leave a comment or question on the WEKU Listener Comment Line at 859-622-1657.   If you allow us to do so, we may use your comments on the air.

9:00am

Mon August 12, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Listener says On Point Showed Disdain for Rand Paul

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

John, from Pikeville, wrote about an On Point show he heard this week. “I listened with disgust to the interview yesterday of Rand Paul by John Harwood.  The interviewer seemed to have a preconceived opinion of Mr. Paul.

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