John Hingsbergen

Associate Manager/Program Director

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7:14am

Mon May 6, 2013
Station News & Events

Apologies for technical difficulties

"The trouble is not in your set."  Difficulties that kept NPR's Morning Edition off the air for most of the hour between 6:00 and 7:00 am Monday originated at NPR in Washington.  By way of background, NPR's ENTIRE operation has been moved into new facilities during recent weeks.  WEKU apologizes for the inconvenience and disruption. We are in communication with NPR's technicians and management to discover what happened and we are confident that they are doing whatever they can to avoid future incidents of this type.

Thanks for your understanding and continued support.  

11:02am

Fri May 3, 2013
Station News & Events

Hear the results of Thursday night's cinecast this weekend

Listen to Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me Saturdays at 11:00 am and Sundays at 3:00 pm on 88.9 WEKU

Thanks to all who showed up Thursday night at the Fayette Mall in Lexington and the Grand Theatre in Frankfort for the first-ever "live" cinecast of Wait Wait..Don't Tell Me.  We hope you had as good a time as we.  Whether you saw it "live" or not, don't forget to tune in for the edited and packaged results Saturday morning at 11:00 and Sunday afternoon at 3:00.

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5:29pm

Tue April 30, 2013
Station News & Events

Congrats to Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me ticket winners

If you were selected in our random drawing, we're trying to make contact directly. Check your Facebook "other messages" in-box. If we have an e-mail address or phone number, you may have already heard from us. 

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9:00am

Mon April 29, 2013
Listener Feedback

WEKU Listener Feedback 4/29/13

We're interested in hearing from you. Send an e-mail to: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) edu, post on our Facebook page or call 859-622-1657.

Following our broadcast of concerns about the amount of coverage we provided following the Boston bombings last week, we received the following email from listener Lisa, saying she agrees.  She writes, “I love your station and listen all the time. I usually donate once, often twice a year and will gladly donate more when I secure a full time job."

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11:24pm

Sun April 28, 2013
Kentucky Tonight

Federal Budget topic of Kentucky Tonight

Listen to Kentucky Tonight Tuesday morning at 11:00 on the WEKU Stations.

On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman and guests will the federal budget.  The program which airs "live" Monday evening on Kentucky Educational Television, will be re-broadcast Tuesday morning at 11:00 on the WEKU Stations.

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3:00pm

Sun April 28, 2013
Station News & Events

Last Day to enter for Wait Wait tickets

Give us a "like" or comment on the WEKU Facebook page, call 859-622-1667 by midnight Sunday, 4/28 to enter the drawing or click this link for more information.

12:30pm

Fri April 26, 2013
Arts Weekly

KY Bach Choir presents Spring Concert of Bach & Handel

The Kentucky Bach Choir is getting ready for its spring concert with performance of the music of Bach and Handel. The group was founded in 2007 as the Lexington Bach Choir.  London, Kentucky native Marlon Hurst became artistic director in 2009 when choir founder Richard Sowers took a job out of state.  

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9:00am

Mon April 22, 2013
Listener Feedback

WEKU Listener Feedback 4/22/13

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

All our comments this week relate to coverage of last week’s tragic events in Boston. 

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2:11pm

Mon April 8, 2013
Listener Feedback

WEKU Listener Feedback 4/08/13

Let us know what you think, then tune in for WEKU Listener Feedback every Monday at 6:33 and 8:49 am and 5:33 pm.

An Easter weekend broadcast on both WEKU and Classic 102.1 brought a couple of responses on our Listener Comment Line. 

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1:22pm

Fri April 5, 2013
Arts Weekly

KY Shakespeare brings Julius Caesar to Hazard

Young people and others in Hazard will be treated to a performance of Shakespeare next week. John Hingsbergen reports that Kentucky Shakespeare, based in Louisville, is bringing Julius Caesar to the Hazard Community and Technical College.

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10:00am

Mon April 1, 2013
Listener Feedback

WEKU Listener Feedback 4/1/13

We're interested in your feedback. Write to us at: WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu, post your comment on the website or Facebook or call the Listener Comment Line at 859-622-1657.

By e-mail, we received this note from listener Joan, “My entire radio experience was changed when I first heard your new format.  (My hours listening increased as did my twice annual contributions of many years.) The only time I am very unhappy with your programing is, of course, during fund raising weeks." 

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10:50pm

Sun March 31, 2013
Kentucky Tonight

2013 General Assembly topic of Kentucky Tonight

Tune in for Kentucky Tonight on the radio, Tuesdays at 11:00 am on the WEKU Stations.

On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss the 2013 General Assembly. The program that airs "live" Monday evening on KET will be re-broadcast Tuesday morning at 11:00 on the WEKU Stations.

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12:12pm

Fri March 29, 2013
Arts Weekly

Messiah as Handel intended

The WEKU stations present a broadcast of the March 17th performance of Handel's Messiah by the chamber choir of Choral Arts Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra, Tempesta di Mare.

Since its debut in 1742, Messiah has established itself as one of the best-known and most frequently performed choral works in Western music.  During this Easter weekend, the WEKU Stations are presenting a unique production of George Frideric Handel's oratorio in its original orchestration.

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11:24am

Fri March 29, 2013
Arts Weekly

Woodford Theatre to stage Neil Simon's Odd Couple

Evan Bergman and Tim Hull star as Oscar and Felix, The Odd Couple, opening at the Woodford Theatre April 5.

Although most people know it as a popular TV series, The Odd Couple first came to light on stage.  The Neil Simon comedy premiered on Broadway in 1965 and was made into a movie three years later.   As a TV sitcom, 114 episodes aired on ABC between 1970 and 75.

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11:53am

Mon March 25, 2013
Listener Feedback

WEKU Listener Feedback 3/25/13

Send us your comments and then tune in for WEKU Listener Feedback Monday mornings at 8:33 and 8:49, during All Things Considered at 5:33 pm.

As you likely know, we just finished our Spring Fund Drive and got a lot of comments from listeners along with donations.  Mostly positive, as could be expected.

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11:41am

Mon March 25, 2013
Kentucky Tonight

Federal Budget topic of Kentucky Tonight

Kentucky Tonight is on the air Tuesday mornings at 11:00 on WEKU, 88.9, Richmond/Lexington; WEKH, 90.9, Hazard; WEKF 88.5, Corbin; and WEKP, 90.1, Pineville.

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

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9:23am

Tue March 19, 2013
Listener Feedback

WEKU Listener Feedback 3/18/13

We're always interested in your comments. Please send them to: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) edu or call the Listener Comment Line: 859-622-1657.

We had a call from a  very nice gentleman who describes himself as “a night listener.”  He’s unhappy with the lack of overnight classical music on weekends and not a fan of the two food shows back-to-back on Sunday, namely America’s Test Kitchen and the Splendid Table.

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8:52pm

Sat March 16, 2013
Kentucky Tonight

2013 General Assembly topic of Kentucky Tonight

On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss the 2013 General Assembly.  The show of Monday night March 18 will be re-broadcast on the WEKU Stations Tuesday morning at 11:00.
 

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6:13pm

Sat March 16, 2013
Arts Weekly

Addams Family Musical at the Lexington Opera House

Perhaps no TV theme is more recognizable than that of The Addams Family.  The unconventional sit-com aired on ABC for just two seasons, starting in the Fall of 1964.  It was based on characters created in the 1930's by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams.

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6:12pm

Sat March 16, 2013
Arts Weekly

Addams Family's "Cousin Itt" in town for weekend events

Baby boomers and re-run watchers probably know The Addams Family best from the black and white TV series of the 1960's.  As luck would have it, one of the original characters from that series is also in town this weekend.

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12:29am

Wed March 13, 2013
All Politics are Local

Listen to WEKU/KET Legislative Wrap program

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he WEKU Stations and Kentucky Educational Television combined forces to present a special interactive program discussing the issues and accomplishments of the 2013 Kentucky legislative session.   KET's Bill Goodman and WEKU's John Hingsbergen co-hosted the hour-long program Tuesday morning March 12.

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11:46am

Mon March 11, 2013
Listener Feedback

WEKU Listener Feedback 3/11/13

We're interested in YOUR comments by e-mail at: WEKU (at) eku.edu; by Facebook or on our Listener Comment Line at: 859-622-1657

I mentioned last week that we heard some great comments at the six community meetings we held around the WEKU listening area last month. From our session in Hazard, Adam asked us to consider covering the arts in his community the way we do for Lexington,  “I know you cover a wide area, not just Lexington and Hazard but all around but I’d like to see a lot more of these local events profiled.”

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9:21pm

Sun March 10, 2013
Station News & Events

WEKU & KET present Legislative Wrap

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The WEKU Stations and Kentucky Educational Television will combine forces to present a special interactive program discussing the issues and accomplishments of the 2013 Kentucky legislative session.   KET's Bill Goodman and WEKU's John Hingsbergen will co-host the hour-long program Tuesday morning March 12 from 11:00 am until noon.

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10:42am

Mon March 4, 2013
Listener Feedback

WEKU Listener Feedback 3/4/13

Please let us know what you think by calling our Listener Comment Line, sending us an e-mail to: WEKU@eku.edu or on our Facebook page.

We heard some great comments at the six community meetings we held around the WEKU listening area.   We visited Hazard,  Lexington, Corbin and Frankfort, held a meeting in Richmond and another one in Danville.

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3:33pm

Tue February 26, 2013
Listener Feedback

WEKU Listener Feedback 2/25/13

First up, a comment we didn’t have time for last week:  Helen, from the Lexington area, emailed us saying she’s no fan of two midday programs on our sister station, Classic 102.1, those being The Score and On a Lighter Note.

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5:56pm

Fri February 22, 2013
Arts Weekly

Lex Phil presents Beethoven & Eighth Blackbird

The Lexington Philharmonic welcomes three-time Grammy winner, Eighth Blackbird for next Friday's concert at the Singletary Center.  The six-member group will perform what's being called a“groundbreaking composition” by Pulitzer Prize winning composer, Jennifer Higdon.  The concert also features Beethoven's Seventh Symphony.

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5:44pm

Fri February 22, 2013
Arts Weekly

EKU Students present Vagina Monologues

Students at Eastern Kentucky University staged their tenth annual production of The Vagina Monologues this week in Richmond.   EKU's Director of Women and Gender Studies, Doctor Lisa Day, welcomed the crowd for this year's opening performance.

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10:29am

Mon February 18, 2013
Listener Feedback

WEKU Listener Feedback 2/18

We're interested in your comments by e-mail, on Facebook or on our Listener Comment Line at 859-622-1657

Leslie, of Corinth, e-mailed us this week: “I absolutely love your programming. Admittedly, I'm an NPR junkie, but I really like your format. My only wish is that you and WUKY offered me an alternative to that godawful Prairie Home Companion. I understand that it's popular, but could you possibly offer it at another time?”

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8:46am

Mon February 18, 2013
Station News & Events

BBC Strike causes cancellation of News Hour

Many BBC journalists have gone on strike for 24 hours in a dispute over compulsory redundancies.  As a result, WEKU will carry an extra hour of NPR's Morning Edition between 9:00 and 10:00 am Monday.

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12:45pm

Fri February 15, 2013
Arts Weekly

Barbara Kingsolver Tackles Global Climate Change in Latest Novel: Part II

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During our last program of 2012, we spoke with one of Appalachia's most famous writers, Barbara Kingsolver. 

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