John Hingsbergen

Associate Manager/Program Director

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4:28pm

Wed February 13, 2013
Station News & Events

WEKU Stations invite listeners to speak out at Community Meetings

At the WEKU Stations, we serve our listeners best when we take the time to hear your issues and concerns. To that end, we invite you to join us at a community meeting designed to tell you about what’s  going on with us and, more importantly, for us to hear your feedback about how we can better serve you and your community.

Here's the meeting schedule, all times 5:30 – 7:00  pm:

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12:04pm

Mon February 11, 2013
Station News & Events

WEKU Listener Feedback February 11

Send us your feedback by e-mail, Facebook, on our website, or by calling our Listener Comment Line at 859-622-1657

First up today, a reaction to last week’s comments.  One of those was a concern about the nature of the humor in Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me.  The other, feeling our programming promotes what he described as the “homosexual agenda.”

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12:54am

Sun February 10, 2013
Kentucky Tonight

State Tax Reform topic of Kentucky Tonight

Kentucky Tonight can be heard on the WEKU Stations Tuesday mornings at 11:00.

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

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9:04am

Thu February 7, 2013
Station News & Events

Classic 102.1 now Features Overnight Jazz

Tony Mowod plays Overnight Jazz on Classic 102.1 Monday through Thursday nights from 10:00 pm until 2:00 am.

Overnight listeners in the Lexington and Frankfort areas now have a choice of musical styles.  While 88.9 FM and the network of WEKU Stations continue to present classical Music Through the Night, Classic 102.1 now features Overnight Jazz.

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9:11am

Mon February 4, 2013
Listener Feedback

WEKU Listener Feedback 2/4/13

We’ve had a couple of calls to our Listener Comment Line, both from folks who prefer to remain anonymous. 

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11:24pm

Sat February 2, 2013
Kentucky Tonight

Industrial Hemp topic of Kentucky Tonight

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

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2:36pm

Fri February 1, 2013
Arts Weekly

Catch Me If You Can lands at Lexington Opera House

In April of 20-11, the musical, Catch Me If You Can, opened on Broadway for a run of only five months. The show, based on the 2002 film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is on a nationwide tour that includes five shows in Lexington.

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2:27pm

Fri February 1, 2013
Arts Weekly

Red Barn Radio Welcomes Luckey as Host

Credit Rich Copley, Lexington Herald Leader

Lexington-based Red Barn Radio is welcoming a new host this year.  Adam Luckey is a native of North Carolina who went to school at Georgetown College.  

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2:00pm

Fri February 1, 2013
Arts Weekly

Woodsongs Radio Hour Marks 2013 Milestones

Lexington's Lyric Theatre now hosts the Monday night tapings of the Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour.
Credit John Hingsbergen

Within the last two weeks, The Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour has marked two milestones.   On January 21st, the 13-year-old show moved from its longtime home base of Lexington's Kentucky Theatre to the recently-remodeled Lyric Theatre.

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12:07pm

Mon January 28, 2013
Listener Feedback

WEKU Listener Feedback 1/28/13

This week, we have some programming recommendations as well as technical concerns.

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7:45am

Mon January 21, 2013
Listener Feedback

WEKU Listener Feedback 1/21/13

Here's a summary of this week's Listener Feedback.  During the past week, comments from our listeners focused mainly on the changes in weekend programming that have now been in effect for two weeks.

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11:29pm

Thu January 17, 2013
The Commonwealth

Ky Tonight special to focus on The Price of Poverty

A special edition of Kentucky Tonight features Bill Goodman and Renee Shaw examining the causes and possible solutions of poverty in Kentucky.   The program which airs Monday night on Kentucky Educational Television, will be re-broadcast Tuesday morning at 11:00 on the WEKU Stations.

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5:28am

Wed January 16, 2013
The Commonwealth

School Closings & Delays

Credit Clip art licensed from the Clip Art Gallery on DiscoverySchool.com

1:50pm

Mon January 14, 2013
Listener Feedback

WEKU Listener Feedback 1/14/13

A little more than a week ago, we launched a new lineup of weekend programs, beginning with a couple on Friday evenings, namely The Dinner Party and Wits.  Most of the comments we received focused on what we dropped, not what we added to the schedule.

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8:54pm

Fri December 28, 2012
Station News & Events

WEKU continues seeking comments on new Weekend Lineup

Two new Friday programs will kick off the weekend lineup for WEKU on January 4th.  The Dinner Party and Wits are both new offerings from American Public Media. 

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6:12am

Tue December 18, 2012
Arts Weekly

Barbara Kingsolver Tackles Global Climate Change in latest novel

Writer’s Digest calls Barbara Kingsolver “One the most important writers of the 20th Century.  Her latest novel, “Flight Behavior,” was released last month. 

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12:55am

Tue December 18, 2012
All Politics are Local

Public Employee Pensions topic of Kentucky Tonight

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

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2:57pm

Mon December 10, 2012
Station News & Events

Peter Sagal interview on WEKU

Peter Sagal, host of NPR's popular quiz show, Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me, was a guest on WEKU this past weekend.  Sagal joined Program Director John Hingsbergen for a conversation during the station's three-day end-of-year fund drive that wrapped up Saturday afternoon.

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1:49pm

Sun December 9, 2012
All Politics are Local

State Tax Reform on Kentucky Tonight

On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss state tax reform.  The program, which airs "live" on KET Monday night, is repeated each Tuesday morning at 11:00 on the WEKU Stations.

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6:54pm

Tue December 4, 2012
Station News & Events

WEKU & Classic 102.1 Holiday Programs

Happy Holidays from the WEKU Stations!    Follow this link for our full listing of holiday programs and a downloadable/printable version as well.

http://weku.fm/holiday

8:28am

Mon December 3, 2012
All Politics are Local

Fiscal Cliff topic of Kentucky Tonight

KET's Bill Goodman hosts Kentucky Tonight, which airs Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. on WEKU.
Credit Kentucky Educational Television

On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss the fiscal cliff.  The program, which is "live" Monday night on Kentucky Educational TV, will be re-broadcast Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. on the WEKU Stations.

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2:47pm

Fri November 16, 2012
Arts Weekly

Lex. Public Library hosts Basket Exhibit

This napkin ring set from Quito, Ecuador will be part of the exhibit.

When weaving a basket, form does not necessarily follow function.  The basket-making tradition runs deep in both Appalachian and the Andean Mountains of South America.  Arts professor Herb Goldman says the baskets may share the same job, but, they often look quite different.  Goldman, who teaches at Eastern Kentucky University, recently curated a show for the Lexington Public Library.

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1:34pm

Fri November 16, 2012
Arts Weekly

Kings Singers join with Sean Curran Dance Co. at Norton Center

The Kings Singers are a vocal ensemble with a range that crosses boundaries….both stylistically and geographically.  In fact, during the past year, the six-member group has performed in over three dozen countries. They sing the work of contemporary composers, long-established classics and even specially-commissioned pieces.  Kings Singers, Jonathan Howard and Paul Phoenix, spoke with John Hingsbergen about the group itself and Friday night’s performance of “Travel Songs” at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts. 

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8:00am

Sat November 10, 2012
All Politics are Local

Electoral College topic on Kentucky Tonight

On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Renee Shaw and guests will discuss the Electoral College.  The program, which airs "live" on KET, will be re-broadcast Tuesday morning at 11:00 on the WEKU Stations. 

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5:39pm

Mon November 5, 2012
All Politics are Local

2012 Election topic of Kentucky Tonight

Kentucky Tonight airs Tuesdays at 11:00 am on 88.9 FM WEKU and the network of WEKU stations across Central and Southeastern Kentucky.

On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss the 2012 election.  The program, which airs "live" on KET Monday night, will be re-broadcast on the WEKU Stations Tuesday morning at 11:00.

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12:31pm

Tue October 30, 2012
Breaking

Special storm coverage will continue until 4pm

WEKU will carry a call-in special program from NPR News on the evolving issues as the superstorm Sandy makes its way inland, leaving behind massive flooding in New York city and in widespread areas along the Eastern Seaboard. This coverage will now air until 4:00 pm, followed by complete and in-depth reporting during NPR's All Things Considered.

NPR's Neal Conan will host the broadcast.

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2:00pm

Sat October 27, 2012
All Politics are Local

6th Dist. Congressional Race on "live" broadcast of Kentucky Tonight

All three candidates for the KY Sixth District congressional race are scheduled to participate in this week's Kentucky Tonight.

On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman will talk with candidates in the 6th Congressional District race.    WEKU will simulcast the "live" KET broadcast Monday evening at 8:00 and repeat it, in its usual time, Tuesday morning at 11:00. 

Scheduled guests are:  Garland "Andy" Barr, Republican Party;  U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler, Democratic Party; and Randolph Vance, independent.

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12:00pm

Mon October 22, 2012
All Politics are Local

Candidates for 4th Cong. District on Kentucky Tonight

Kentucky Tonight airs Tuesdays from 11:00 am until noon on the WEKU Stations.

On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman will talk with candidates in the 4th Congressional District race.  The program, which airs "live" Monday evening on KET, will be re-broadcast Tuesday morning at 11:00 on WEKU.

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12:30pm

Fri October 19, 2012
Arts Weekly

Balagula Theatre features story of "Mrs. Klein"

Melanie Klein was a brilliant and unorthodox woman who came to Britain from Berlin to extend her brand of psychoanalysis to young children.  A new production, opening Sunday October 21 at Lexington’s Balagula Theatre, portrays a slice of her life in 1934.

 

 

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12:30pm

Fri October 19, 2012
Arts Weekly

Music Fest to Benefit West Liberty Tornado Victims

Four rock ‘n roll bands will take the stage next Saturday in Berea as yet another benefit for the victims of this year’s tornado in West Liberty. The event is being put together by Blackii Whyte. He’s the proprietor of the Blackii Whyte Barn & Grill.

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