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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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.
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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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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.”
Kentucky's healthcare exchange is the topic on Eastern Standard Thursday January 9 at 11:00 am
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.
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.
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,
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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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.”
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.
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.
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.
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: email@example.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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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.”
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.
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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.”
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.
What is it like to be Jewish in America? Better yet, what about in Kentucky?
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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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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.”
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.
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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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It’s time for Listener Feedback. I’m John Hingsbergen, WEKU Program Director. You may recall the caller last week who was unhappy with a Day Sponsorship announcement that mentioned God, “Please don’t do that again.”