John Hingsbergen

Associate Manager/Program Director

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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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9:00am

Mon August 5, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Listener says Radiolab "Far Out" & Teacher Praises Ask Me Another

Send us your feedback by e-mail to: WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu, post a message on Facebook or Twitter or call 859-622-1657.

On the Listener Comment Line, a gentleman called who didn’t leave a name or callback information.  As a result, we can’t use his voice on the air but we can say that he is in general a fan and supporter of WEKU but not of our Friday or Saturday night programming or of Radio Lab. In fact, he says he tuned in to the show once and thought he had gotten another station.  He described Radiolab as “so far out, he thought he was on another planet.”

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12:44pm

Mon July 29, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Signal Interruptions & Web Stream Issues

Send your Feedback by e-mail to: WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu or call the Listener Comment Line at 859-622-1657. You can also post your comment via the Disqus feature on the website or on our Facebook Timeline

We’ve had a couple of notes about technical issues this past week, one by email from a listener named Gary.  He writes that he appreciates the fact that we provide a web stream but continues, “I wonder if the encoder is being driven a little hard. I frequently hear what sounds like overload distortion. Most recently, I have heard it on live audio during All Things Considered. A frequent offense is the intro to Q on weekday afternoons.”

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12:49pm

Mon July 22, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Reaction to Repeat Complaints & Capitol Steps Fan Weighs In

Email your comments to: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) edu or call 859-622-1657

Last week, we heard from Alex, who’s finding repeats of programs intolerable.  This week, we have two responses by way of Facebook. 

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9:39am

Mon July 15, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Re-runs "Intolerable" For Listener Of 20-plus Years

PLease share your feedback, questions, comments about the WEKU Stations. Write to: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) edu, post on Facebook or call the Listener Comment Line at 859-622-1657.

Last week, we passed along a comment from Richard in Lexington who advised us to not waste our money on future Capitol Steps specials.  We’ve had just one reply to a request for others to weigh in.  Samantha wrote, “I have to say that I agree. I thought I was a little late tuning in to The World but was unpleasantly surprised when I heard a song about the upcoming royal baby instead.”

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10:08pm

Tue July 9, 2013
Station News & Events

2013 Keeneland Concours d'Elegance July 18 - 21

WEKU is once again a proud media sponsor of the Keeneland Concours d'Elegance.  This year's four-day event will again be held at the beautiful Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky, showcasing over 130 of the finest collector vehicles in the country---from antiques to future classics.

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10:05am

Mon July 8, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Have the Capitol Steps "had their day"?

A writer identifying as “Lydia” posted the following, using the Disqus feature on our website.  Beginning by referring to the retirements of  WEKU employees Carol Siler and Michael Carter, “Thank you for all that you brought to the station and all the enjoyment your listeners got from your work. May your metaphorical fund drives be short, your programming schedule full, and your listener feedback above average. (So to speak.)”


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9:00am

Mon July 1, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Farewell to station retirees & why not ALL the NPR News?

Don't hold back. Let us know what you think by calling the Listener Comment Line at 859-622-1657 or sending an e-mail to: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) edu. Post on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @889weku

In a budget-cutting effort, Eastern Kentucky University has eliminated over 180 staff positions.  Among those were two well-known WEKU employees who opted for early retirement, Development Coordinator Carol Siler and Music Director/Classic 102.1 host Michael Carter.

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10:01am

Fri June 28, 2013
Station News & Events

Michael Carter, Carol Siler retiring from WEKU

WEKU's Carol Siler & Michael Carter are among the EKU employees beginning "early retirement" from the University

Friday June 28 is the day when numerous employees of Eastern Kentucky University are beginning retirement as part of a cost-saving plan.  Among them are two familiar voices of WEKU: Development Coordinator Carol Siler, whom you have heard many times during station fund drives and other events; and Michael Carter, Music Director and classical music host.

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12:27pm

Mon June 24, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: More reaction to WEKU fundraising

Send us your feedback by e-mail at: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) edu or call our Listener Comment Line: 859-622-1657. You can also send a Facebook message or post on the station timeline. Follow us on Twitter @889weku.

We had yet another comment about our end-of-fiscal-year fund drive, completed a week ago last Friday.  This listener from Lexington, choosing to remain anonymous, was astounded that it took two and a half days to persuade about 200 people to donate 25 thousand dollars.

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9:00am

Mon June 17, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Listeners sound off about fundraising

We'd love to hear from you! Call our Listener Comment Line at 859-622-1657, e-mail us at WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu or direct message us or post on our timeline on Facebook.

As you can imagine, most of this week’s interaction has been on the topic of fund-raising.

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8:45am

Mon June 10, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Listeners react to special bluegrass programming

Let us know what you think by writing to us at: WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu or calling the Listener Comment Line at 859-622-1657

A listener, choosing to remain anonymous, sent us a note following last week’s coverage of The Best of Bluegrass activities, “I really enjoyed the Gangstagrass and Appalatin music tonight. Thank  you for incorporating those two shows. I have enjoyed all the bluegrass coverage  this week.”

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9:00am

Mon June 3, 2013
Listener Feedback

WEKU Listener Feedback 6/3/13

Let us know what you think, by writing to us at: WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu or by calling our Listener Comment Line at 859-622-1657

Brad, from Wilmore, e-mailed us, “I have not, do not, and probably will not listen to the new game show programs airing on WEKU.   Except for 'Wait, Wait . . .'  I find these programs, silly, corny, frivolous, and vacuous (without substance)."

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11:12am

Sat June 1, 2013
Kentucky Tonight

Counterterrorism on Kentucky Tonight

Tune in to Kentucky Tonight Tuesday morning at 11:00 on 88.9 WEKU and the WEKU Stations

On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss counterterrorism policy.  The program that airs on KET Monday night at 8:00 will be re-broadcast on the WEKU Stations Tuesday morning at 11:00.

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12:31pm

Fri May 31, 2013
Arts Weekly

Balagula Theatre puts God on Trial

A community forum discussing the issues raised by The Trial of God will take place Thursday June 13 at Temple Adath Israel in Lexington

A fictional drama, based on a historical event is spawning a community forum including local religious leaders.  A Lexington group is the first to stage “The Trial of God” in the Commonwealth.  The forum is being held to foster an interfaith dialogue about the issues raised by the controversial play.

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9:54am

Thu May 23, 2013
Breaking

Coverage of Presidential speech 2:00 pm today

Tune in for NPR's special coverage of the President's speech Thursday afternoon at 2:00 on the WEKU Stations.
Credit http://openclipart.lynms.edu.hk/

WEKU will carry NPR coverage of President Obama's speech at the National Defense University in Washington, DC. During the 2:00 pm talk, he is expected to announce major changes in US foreign policy regarding the use of drone air strikes overseas.

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8:55am

Mon May 20, 2013
Listener Feedback

WEKU Listener Feedback 5/20/13

We're interested in hearing from you. Call our Listener Comment Line at 859-622-1657 or e-mail us at: WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu

Let's see, Ed from Lexington called station manager Roger Duvall.  Karen emailed from London, Kentucky.   Another Karen posted on Facebook, as did Terry.  Meanwhile Chad tweeted about it.  And this all happened Saturday evening.

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7:47pm

Sat May 18, 2013
Station News & Events

Apologies for problems with APHC Saturday

Image from Open Clipart
Credit http://openclipart.lynms.edu.hk/

Here we go again, apologizing for a technical issue, but seriously the problem with A Prairie Home companion on Saturday evening was a computer playlist error that went unnoticed when prepping for the weekend. For those who are really interested in what goes on behind the scenes, feel free to read on. Otherwise, we won't be offended.

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3:01pm

Fri May 17, 2013
Arts Weekly

Ky professor discusses poetry of Thomas Merton

Dr. Maureen Morehead spoke about the poetry of Thomas Merton during the Chautauqua Lecture Series at Eastern Kentucky University.

Earlier this month, the final Chautauqua Lecture of the year at Eastern Kentucky University featured The Poetry of Thomas Merton.   Until his accidental death in 1968, the Roman Catholic monk lived at the Abbey of Gethsemani, a Trappist monastery near Bardstown. 

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2:19pm

Fri May 17, 2013
Arts Weekly

Former Rep Chandler set to direct Humanities Council

Former Rep. Ben Chandler becomes Executive Director of the Kentucky Humanities Council this summer.

For 21 years, Ben Chandler served Kentuckians in the U.S. House of Representatives.  This summer, he’ll find find himself in a new role, as he says, "telling Kentucky’s story" as Executive Director of the Kentucky Humanities Council.  We spoke this week with Mr.Chandler about the position he assumes on July 1st.

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9:00am

Mon May 13, 2013
Listener Feedback

WEKU Listener Feedback 5/13/13

Send us your feedback by email at: WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu or call our Listener Comment Line at 859-622-1657. You can also post on our Facebook Timeline or send us a direct tweet @889weku.

We begin this week with a brief follow-up to the technical difficulties that virtually destroyed the 6 – 7 am hour of Morning Edition last Monday.  The outage was a result of an equipment failure at NPR’s pristine new studios in our nation’s capital city.

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