Tune in for NPR's special coverage of the President's speech Thursday afternoon at 2:00 on the WEKU Stations.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
Grand Prize Giveaway: Trip to Florida and Set of Briggs and Riley BRX Luggage
The winner will fly our exclusive air carrier, Louisville International Airport to Ft. Myers, Florida for a week-long stay at Peg’s Paradise, a beautiful condo with views of the Gulf and Bay Bridge. The winner will also receive a 3-piece set of Briggs and Riley Luggage provided by Leather Incorporated, Lexington Green. Prize package valued at over $2500. More details below.
On Friday March 15, Joseph Beth Booksellers will host their Community Appreciation Day with giveaways, kid's crafts, special events, and storewide savings. WEKU is proud to be a Joseph Beth Gives Back partner. Find out how you can contribute to the community (and WEKU) through the Joseph-Beth Gives Back program!
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.
WEKU intern Melissa Foster, 21, music performance and industry major from Florence, works the sound board at the radio station.
Every week nearly 65,000 people tune-in to a radio station that broadcasts from right here on Eastern’s campus. The radio station is WEKU, which focuses on public radio, airing programs such as Morning Edition and All Things Considered, as well as contributing their own local and state news. WEKU reaches more people on a weekly basis than any other university organization, Charles Compton, WEKU’s news director, said. The station is also pulling its best ratings since 2005. According to Compton the station’s future may be under question despite its recent success.