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:
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.”
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.
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.
Motorists this Thanksgiving Week are apt to see congested interstate highways around Kentucky. Holiday travel is anticipated to increase slightly for the five day period. Triple-A spokesman Christopher Oakford says that’s been the trend in recent years. “It’s about a one percent increase on last year, but last year was again an increase on the year before so it gradually seeing a rise or a recovery in the number of people who are choosing to travel since the economic downturn in 2008,” said Oakford.
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.
WEKU is always interested in comments from our listeners but, especially now as we launch our 2012 Listener Survey. Please take a few minutes to click this link and complete the survey with information about your listening habits and what you think about our programming.
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WEKU's Fall Fund Drive ended, as promised, Friday at 6:00 with a total of $78,100 in donations from our generous listeners in Central and Southeastern Kentucky.This total was less than $7,000 from our final goal of $85,000.
Thank you to all who donated, both before and during the three day and one hour-long drive.
Watch this space for the names of the winners of our final grand prizes of an iPad and season tickets to Broadway Live at the Opera House. Although the prizes have been awarded, it's not too late to make a contribution to help us meet our financial obligations during the 2012-2013 fiscal year.
Thanks again for listening and thank you for your support
A relatively new economic think tank in Kentucky has released a report that pushes back on calls to cut the state's pension benefits. The report from the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy says the idea that public pensioners are well-compensated compared to their private sector counterparts is a myth.