Language of Desires

In recognition of Memorial Day 2017, Morehead State Public Radio will broadcast special programming.

Sunday, May 28, 3 p.m. "Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame" - MSPR will present a program highlighting Kentucky writers. The Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame announced the 2017 Hall of Fame class at an induction ceremony at the Carnegie Center in Lexington. This is the fifth class to be inducted.

Colombo Jazz Festival

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #168 (May 28 at 8:00 p.m.)

Andrew Oh has become a legend among Hong Kong musicians with his name cropping up whenever sax solos are the topic of discussion. Music fans who once listened to locally produced music from the 1970’s are sure to have heard his innovative playing when listening to tracks by bands as diverse as The Wynners and The New Topnotes.

MSU Athletics

Sophomore leftfielder Niko Hulsizer drilled his Ohio Valley Conference and Morehead State record 27th home run of the year Saturday as the Eagle baseball team saw its season conclude with an 11-6 setback to Belmont in the OVC Tournament.


Gregg Allman, the singer, musician and songwriter who played an essential role in the invention of Southern rock, has died at the age of 69. Allman's rep confirmed to Rolling Stone that the artist died Saturday afternoon.

The southern rock pioneer fused country blues with San Francisco-style extended improvisation, creating a template for countless jam bands to come.

Radio Archives

  • Adventures of Rocky Jordan (“Up in Flames”)
  • Adventure Trails (“Stampede on The Chisolm Trail”)  

Dave Van Ronk

May 26, 2017
The New Yorker

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #105 (May 26 at 8:00 p.m.)

Guitarist, singer, songwriter, and native New Yorker Dave Van Ronk inspired, aided, and promoted the careers of numerous singer/songwriters who came up in the blues tradition. Most notable of the many musicians he helped over the years was Bob Dylan, whom Van Ronk got to know shortly after Dylan moved to New York in 1961 to pursue a life as a folk/blues singer.

Public Domain

May 26, 2017 -- Peter Wilton Cushing was an English actor and a BAFTA TV Award Best Actor winner in 1956. He is mainly known for his prolific appearances in Hammer Films, in which he played strong character roles like the sinister scientist Baron Frankenstein, Sherlock Holmes and the vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing, among many other roles.  

Lexington Herald Leader

Host: Wayne D. Andrews, President, Morehead State University

Moderator: Jason Blanton

Guests: Keith Kappes, Madonna Weathers

Topic:  Dr. Wayne Andrews' Service to MSU and the Region

MSU Athletics

A mammoth grand slam by sophomore leftfielder Niko Hulsizer, coupled with masterful pitching from junior right-hander Seth Boyle and production throughout the lineup, led to a 12-6 victory for Morehead State over Murray State in the OVC Tournament Thursday night.

The second-seeded Eagles (36-21) moved on to the winner's bracket final where they'll face top-seed Tennessee Tech Friday at 4 p.m. ET. MSU won two of three at Tech just last weekend.

State highway improvements will continue across northeast Kentucky next week, the week May 29, and will include some traffic impacts through the Memorial Day holiday.

At Catlettsburg in Boyd County, the Kenova bridge that carries US 60 across the Big Sandy River to West Virginia is one lane with traffic controlled by temporary signals as contractors replace old pavement with a new driving surface. The lane under construction is impassable, so traffic restrictions cannot be removed for the holiday.


The Kentucky State AFL–CIO and Teamsters Local 89 have jointly filed a suit in Franklin Circuit Court seeking injunctive relief from enforcement of unfair and discriminatory provisions of House Bill 1 – The Kentucky Right to Work Act.  Plaintiffs believe that HB 1 violates Sections 1, 2, 3,13,55,59, 60 and 242 of the Kentucky Constitution and is bad for Kentuckians. 

Norton Healthcare

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has announced that he has appointed Steve Ready of Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Kentucky, to serve on the Health Information Technology (HIT) Advisory Committee which is within the executive branch and established by the 21st Century Cures Act.

“Norton Healthcare provides critical patient services to the people of Kentucky, and I am proud to recommend their System Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Steve Ready, in this new, national role,” Majority Leader McConnell said.


Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has issued a Scam Alert to warn of a scam targeting Kentucky families and seniors who are seeking to save money on their prescription drugs.

Staff at the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Office of Inspector General, contacted Beshear’s office after intercepting a phone caller attempting to lure in an unsuspecting victim by offering well-known prescription drugs for pennies on the dollar.

The National Science Foundation has awarded Morehead State University with a large grant. MSPR's Ellen Barnette has the story...


May 25, 2017 -- Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.  

Kentucky Tourism

The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will open a new temporary exhibit and offer free admission to the entire KHS history campus June 1 – June 3 in celebration of Statehood Day and Kentucky’s 225th birthday.

The celebration will start at noon on June 1 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open “People of Kentucky,” an exhibit that uses stories, objects and photographs to throw the spotlight on some well-known and not-so-well-known Kentuckians. Collectively, their stories contribute to that of Kentucky.


Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner unveiled an outreach campaign Wednesday (May 24) aimed at educating Kentuckians about the numerous job openings in the state and the short-term certification programs available to put citizens on a fast path to obtaining these jobs.

Announced during a news conference at the UPS WorldPort Global Operations Center in Louisville, Help Wanted Kentucky is a response to an increasing demand for skilled workers in five high-demand industries across Kentucky:

•Advanced Manufacturing

•Business and IT

MSU Athletics

The nation's most potent offense was in full force, and pitchers Aaron Leasher and Curtis Wilson teamed up for 13 strikeouts, as the Morehead State baseball team opened the 2017 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament with a 9-4 win over No. 7 Austin Peay late Wednesday at Choccolocco Park.

The Eagles, seeded No. 2, improved to 35-21 as the hitters slammed three home runs and had 10 total hits. The win kept Morehead State in the winner's bracket as it will face No. 6 Murray State at 5 p.m. ET Thursday.

A prestigious journalism program that documents life and culture in Kentucky is coming to Morehead in October. MSPR's Jacob Lindberg reports...


State and local officials officially reopened the Jesse Stuart Lodge at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park, following repairs from a fire that closed the building in 2015.

“We’re glad to have the Greenbo Lake lodge back open as one of our 17 resort parks,” Parks Commissioner Donnie Holland said. “I commend the park staff for their hard work and patience.”

A fire on Oct. 4, 2015, forced the lodge to close for repairs. That work uncovered other problems with the lodge roof, forcing the closure to last longer than planned while further repairs were completed.

MSU Athletics

In student-athlete terms, the 2017 baseball season might be likened to study, homework and doing well on quizzes.

Now, it' time for the Morehead State Eagles to take their final exam. That would be the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament, which opened Tuesday at Oxford, Ala.

As the No. 2 seed, MSU earned a first-round bye. The winner of Tuesday night's game between seventh-seeded Austin Peay and No. 8 UT Martin will face MSU, Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Morehead State University

Morehead State sophomore outfielder Niko Hulsizer was named the Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Co-Player of the Year and to the all-conference first team, while five others earned spots on the league's all-conference teams.

Hulsizer is the ninth player in program history to earn the conference's highest honor, this year sharing the accolade with Eastern Kentucky's Ben Fisher. He is also the second MSU athlete to earn the honor in the last three seasons, joining Chris Robinson in 2015.

Morehead State University

Morehead State has finalized its 2017 volleyball schedule, which includes 15 home matches.

The 29-match regular season slate begins on Friday, Aug. 25 when the Eagles host Delaware State in the Eagle Challenge. They will also face Youngstown State and Winthrop in the Eagle Challenge.

Public Domain

May 24, 2017 -- Harry Burnett "H. B." Reese was an American inventor and businessman known for creating Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and founding the H. B. Reese Candy Company.  

Comey Over Show

May 23, 2017

Health Matters salutes former FBI director James Comey with a delightful comedy about Powassan virus, Alzheimer’s drugs, cotton-tipped applicators, and surgical robots. Brought to you by our tick fixers top six quick tick fixing tricks, things get pretty raucous in the last segment. Better strap on your helmets for this one.

Tip: Avoid tick bites. Mow the grass close, put a barrier between your yard in the woods, and wear 10-35% DEET when you are in soft leaves, high weeds or brush.



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May 23, 2017 -- Mitchell David "Mitch" Albom is an American author, journalist, screenwriter, dramatist, radio and television broadcaster, and musician. His books have sold over 35 million copies worldwide.  

Public Domain

May 22, 2017 -- John Leonard "Johnny" Olson was an American radio personality and television announcer. Olson is perhaps best known for his work as an announcer for game shows, particularly the work he did for Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions.   

Office of the Kentucky Governor

Gov. Matt Bevin has proclaimed May as Brain Tumor Awareness Month and May 17 as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) Awareness Day in Kentucky. He was joined by Dr. Maryam Fouladi of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, 17-year-old Kentucky native Kayne Finley, and other special guests during a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda.

Old Time Radio Downloads

  • Quiz Kids
  • Jerry at Fair Oaks    

Business Insider

Secretary Hal Heiner has announced that Ballard and Mason counties have been certified as Kentucky Work Ready Communities. Jackson, Meade and Owen counties have been certified as Kentucky Work Ready Communities in Progress.

“I am excited to announce that we now have 37 counties that have achieved Work Ready Communities certification by the Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board (KWIB) and there are 51 counties in progress to become Work Ready Communities,” Heiner said.