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Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY, 90.3FM) has announced the addition of “The Golden Age of Radio” to its program schedule.

The new program can be heard Saturday mornings at 11:00 a.m. beginning July 2.

Using a vast catalog of digitally-preserved audio files, the locally-produced program will highlight vintage, old-time radio programs from the 1930’s through the 1950’s.

SCR Foundation

The St. Claire Foundation would like to thank everyone who came out to the 2016 signature event, “Tastes, Tunes & Tales,” June 17 in support of St. Claire Regional (SCR). 

More than $10,000 was raised for SCR Oncology Services over the course of the evening, making the event a huge success.

The night was certainly one to remember, as approximately 180 guests enjoyed a delightful dinner, bourbon tasting and a variety of entertaining acts.

Rolling Stone

“Dr.” Ralph Edmund Stanley died at his home today, June 23, 2016 in the same mountains of southwestern Virginia where he was born in February 1927. Ralph Stanley was 89 years old.

He was preceded in death by his brother and musical partner, Carter Stanley, who died in 1966.

Dr. Ralph Stanley was an iconic American bluegrass artist, known for his distinctive singing and banjo playing. Stanley began playing music in 1946, originally with his brother Carter as part of the “Stanley Brothers”, and most often as the leader of his band, the “Clinch Mountain Boys”.

Terry Prather, The Ledger Independent

Maysville has once again been nationally accredited as a Main Street America community, Assistant City Manager Matt Wallingford said Monday.

Gaining accreditation is a year-long process, Wallingford said, with work completed in December for the re-accreditation each year. Receiving the status is a tribute to the Main Street Board, he said.

"The Main Street Board works hard to follow the 10 standards and utilize the four-point approach," Wallingford  said.

"I think it's an honor," he said.

MCTC Considering Name Change

Jun 21, 2016
Terry Prather, The Ledger Independent

Maysville Community and Technical College is considering changing its name to reflect a more regional presence, officials said Tuesday.

"Names have meaning and they are important in how others perceive us," said MCTC President Dr. Stephen Vacik. "Sometimes ... they change in order to better define who and what we are. That does not negate the past or change the essence of someone’s or something’s character."

Vacik said a name change can signify the process of growth and evolution.

"This is the place that we find our college," he said.

The Presumptive Nominee Replacement Surgery Show

Jun 21, 2016

Maybe it wasn’t that funny. Some show titles look better on the computer than they sound on the air. Health Matters celebrates the joy of our two-party democratic system with this pile of fetid “health information”. The show features a discussion of gut flora, the Zecurity migraine patch, a test on ionizing radiation and our concerns about our country’s declining life expectancy.

Morehead State University

Showcasing the wealth of visual art in Kentucky, "The Bluegrass Biennial: A Kentucky Juried Exhibition" will be on exhibit through Aug. 24 at Morehead State University’s main gallery of the Claypool-Young Art Building.

A closing reception and juror’s talk will be held Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 5-7 p.m.

Lindsey Maestri, an artist, curator and arts administrator based in Paducah, was the exhibition juror. She is the executive director at the Yeiser Art Center.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University’s Concert Chamber Singers will present its “Bon Voyage” concert Tuesday, June 28, at 7 pm at First Baptist Church, 123 East Main Street, Morehead.

The event is free and open to the public.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University will host the Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program. MSU is in its first year of a three-year contract with the program.

The scholars arrive on campus, Sunday, June 19, with numerous activities planned for the 356 students throughout their stay.

Leon Redbone

Jun 17, 2016

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #68 (June 17 at 8:00PM)

While his gravelly baritone and omnipresent fedora, dark glasses, and Groucho Marx mustache made him one of the more distinct and recognizable characters in popular music, little is known about the neo-vaudeville crooner Leon Redbone.

Morehead State University

Morehead State Public Radio has named Michael Gustin of Springboro, Ohio, the recipient of the Community Advisory Board Student Leadership Award while Samantha Morrill of Morehead and Jordan Simonson of Carlisle were the winners of the Outstanding Student awards.

To highlight their achievements, these individuals are recognized each year for their work and dedication to MSPR, Morehead State University and the community.

Morehead State University

Showcasing the wealth of visual art in Kentucky, "The Bluegrass Biennial: A Kentucky Juried Exhibition" will be on exhibit June 9 through Aug. 24 at Morehead State University’s main gallery of the Claypool-Young Art Building.

A closing reception and juror’s talk will be held Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 5-7 p.m.

Lindsey Maestri, an artist, curator and arts administrator based in Paducah, was the exhibition juror. She is the executive director at the Yeiser Art Center.

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.  Mark Twain.

Maybe we did not understand this quote fully. Health Matters gleefully welcomes St. Claire dietitian Jean Jones and Riley Loy, UK dietetic intern, for a discussion of the Heimlich maneuver, swimming pool safety, saturated fats, and dietary changes after divorce.

Gram Parsons

Jun 10, 2016

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #67 (June 10 at 8:00PM)

Gram Parsons is the father of country-rock. With the International Submarine Band, the Byrds, and the Flying Burrito Brothers, the songwriter pioneered the concept of a rock band playing country music, and as a solo artist he moved even further into the country realm, blending the two genres to the point that they became indistinguishable from each other.

Institute of Outdoor Theatre

The Kentucky Arts Council has been awarded $746,500 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in the federal agency’s latest round of state partnership agreement grants.

State partnership agreement funding is awarded annually to state-level arts agencies nationwide. The arts council is the only agency in Kentucky designated to receive state partnership funding from the NEA.

Kentucky Tourism

Joined by Tourism, Arts and Heritage Secretary Don Parkinson and Parks Commissioner Donnie Holland, Gov. Matt Bevin has announced plans for an additional $18 million in funding for the Kentucky State Parks at a press conference held at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park.

Morehead State University

The Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium has announced that 41 Fellows – including six from Morehead State University - have completed its third Bluegrass Academic Leadership Academy.

The Academic Leadership Academy is a presidential initiative, led by the 12 presidents represented in the consortium, to build future academic leaders in the Bluegrass Region.

Benny Golson

Jun 5, 2016
Jazz Wax

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #122 (June 5 at 8:00PM)

Benny Golson is a talented composer/arranger whose tenor playing has continued to evolve with time.

After attending Howard University (1947-1950) he worked in Philadelphia with Bull Moose Jackson's R&B band (1951) at a time when it included one of his writing influences, Tadd Dameron on piano. Golson played with Dameron for a period in 1953, followed by stints with Lionel Hampton (1953-1954), and Johnny Hodges and Earl Bostic (1954-1956).

Morehead State University

Making the transition to college life can be a major adjustment. This is why Morehead State University offers the Success Academy.

The academy, which takes place June 20 through July 29, is open to all incoming freshmen.  It allows new Eagle students to get a head start on college by taking two classes and their first-year seminar during the summer at a discounted cost.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University Office of Enrollment Services is reaching out to assist students affected by closure of St. Catharine College.

“We know how devastating this can be to the students and want to offer our assistance to them in any way we can. We’re here to assist the students affected to ensure their completion of the degree they’ve been working so hard toward.” said Tim Rhodes, interim assistant vice president for enrollment services.


Bonnie Raitt – Dig In Deep (Redwing)

Toronzo Cannon – The Chicago Way (Alligator)

Jeff Healey – Heal My Soul (Provogue)

Dave Weld & Imperial Flames – Slip Into A Dream (Delmark)

Curtis Salgado – The Beautiful Lowdown (Alligator)

Mavis Staples – Livin’ On A High Note (Anti)

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Let Me Get By (Fantasy)

Buddy Guy – Born To Play Guitar (RCA)

MSU Athletics

The Morehead State baseball team was held off the scoreboard Friday and bowed out of the 2016 OVC Tournament with a 3-0 setback to top-seeded Southeast Missouri in the afternoon and an 8-0 decision to sixth-seeded Belmont in the nightcap.

The Eagles end their season at 32-27, but despite the losses, the program still finished with 70 wins in the last two seasons.

Morehead State University

Shaping Appalachia is a public affairs radio program discussing current issues facing eastern Kentucky and the Appalachian region.

Hosted by Dr. Wayne Andrews, president of Morehead State University and moderated by Jason Blanton.

Topic: MSU Agricultural Sciences, Farm to Table Program

Guests: Dr. Philip Prater, Joe Fraley, Bill Redwine

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Morehead State University’s Kentucky Folk Art Center invites you to “A Day in the Country 2016” Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Morehead Conference Center on First Street in Morehead.

The event brings more than 50 self-taught artists from more than 10 states together to display and offer their work for sale. Visitors to the show can expect to find wood carvings, stone carvings, paintings, and more.

MSU Athletics

Freshman Reid Leonard's single in the bottom of the 12th inning brought home pinch runner Jake Hammon, and the Morehead State baseball team survived two rain delays and more than eight hours of action Wednesday night to defeat Tennessee Tech 3-2 in the opening round of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament.

Boston University

Stakeholders for children and youth with special health care needs convened Wednesday (May 25) in Frankfort with a goal to strengthen the network that supports this group and their families.

Good Widdance to Bad Wubbish show

May 25, 2016

We send our show’s student producer, Hunter Reece, back to North Carolina for his summer break with this mess. Starting with hospital snakes and paintball injuries, moving to surgical robots and the definition of healthy, it never quite gets traction. But hold on until the end anyway, for the unarguably worst joke I have ever told in public.

Health Grove

A core mission of the Office of the Attorney General is to support Kentucky’s most vulnerable citizens.

Attorney General Andy Beshear has joined advocates and lawmakers, and carried through on that promise with three stops in Eastern Kentucky where he presented a total of $1.5 million to recovery facilities and drug treatment centers.

In Corbin, Beshear presenting Independence House recovery center with $450,000 to support substance abuse treatment for pregnant and postpartum women;

Pacific Standard

Comedian Cledus T. Judd, who is known as the “Weird Al” Yankovic of country music for his parodies, will be the guest speaker at a Greenup/Lewis County Drug Court graduation ceremony on Friday, May 27.

The event is to recognize 13 individuals who have successfully completed the Drug Court program. The public and media are invited to attend. The ceremony will take place at 12:00pm at Greenup First United Methodist Church at 607 Main St. in Greenup.

Cape Cod Irish Village

In recognition of Memorial Day, Morehead State Public Radio will broadcast special programming.

Among the specials are:

Friday, May 27, 8 p.m. "Hank Williams: I Saw the Light" - Playing a legend like Hank Williams is no small feat. Williams was as complicated a person as they come, and actor Tom Hiddleston had his work cut out for him. With the help of Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer Rodney Crowell, Hiddleston dove into the role of Hank for the film.