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We salute the pomposity and misinformation concerning the Olympics with this offering. In addition to discussing University of Louisville Olympian and orthopedic surgeon Dot Richardson, we talk about heart attacks in astronauts, old people and memory tests, and the six conditions worse than death. Join us for a record breaking performance.

August 23, 2016 -- Oliver Hazard Perry (1785-1819) was the American naval officer in command during the Sept. 10, 1813, victory on Lake Erie, one of the great American naval triumphs of the War of 1812.


August 22, 2016 -- Dorothy Parker’s biting wit made her a legend, but it also masked her lonely struggle with depression. A member of the Algonquin Round Table group of writers, she wrote criticism for VogueVanity Fair, and later the New Yorker. During the 1930s Parker moved to Hollywood, where she worked on such films as A Star Is Born, for which she won an Academy Award.


MSU Athletics

Morehead State athletics has announced that it will release a limited-edition Phil Simms bobblehead, presented by Pepsi. Simms, a two-time Super Bowl champion and NFL Hall of Famer, played for Morehead State from 1974-1978, and his No. 12 is retired.

"We are proud to offer the Phil Simms bobblehead for football season ticket holders," said Assistant Athletic Director for External Affairs Brad Smith. "We encourage our alumni, fans and families to purchase football season tickets and support our wonderful students."

Jazz Times

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #130 (August 21 at 8:00PM)

As a teenager, David Newman played professionally around Dallas and Fort Worth with Charlie Parker's mentor, Buster Smith, and also with Ornette Coleman in a band led by tenor saxophonist Red Connors. In the early '50s, Newman worked locally with such R&B musicians as Lowell Fulson and T-Bone Walker.

Kentucky State Parks

Two caves at Carter Caves State Resort Park have reopened for self-guided tours.

Laurel and Horn Hollow caves were closed in 2009 due to the spread of white-nose syndrome among bat populations. White-nose syndrome was found at Carter Caves in 2013.

There was interest in reopening Laurel and Horn Hollow caves and the emphasis now is focused on limiting the spread of the disease, which does not affect humans.

Guests who want to explore Laurel and Horn Hollow Caves are required to get a permit at the park’s welcome center before entering. The permit is free.


For the second consecutive year, the Kentucky Arts Council is offering the Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship program in eastern Kentucky, this time in Johnson County, for art and craft entrepreneurs and other makers who are interested in selling their work online.

Etsy, whose 1.7 million active sellers reported $2.39 billion in gross merchandise sales in 2015, is an online marketplace where people around the world buy and sell unique goods.

MSU Athletics

Despite a career effort from sophomore goalkeeper Michelle Washburn and a strong showing by the Eagles defense, the Morehead State soccer team fell to Illinois by a score of 2-0.The final goal did not come until the game's 86th minute.

"We had a couple of late chances," head coach Warren Lipka said. "It showed our girls didn't quit."

Washburn did not disappoint after earning the starting nod to kick off the 2016 season. The Georgetown, Ky. native notched a career-high 11 saves after recording just 19 over six games as a freshman.

Times Past Podcast
  • Tales of the Texas Rangers
  • Captain Midnight   

Grady Champion

Aug 19, 2016
Clarion Ledger

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #75 (August 19 at 8:00PM)

Mississippi-based, Grammy Award winning songwriter/musician Grady Champion has been captivating audiences for more than two decades.


August 18, 2016 -- Born on August 18, 1920, in St. Louis, Missouri, Shelley Winters entered the film world in the 1940s, later landing prominent roles in A Place in the Sunand The Night of the Hunter. She won best supporting acctress Oscars forThe Diary of Anne Frank and A Patch of Blue, with later roles in many other projects like AlfieThe Poseidon Adventure and The Tenant.


Salute to Sanders Brown Center on Aging show

Aug 17, 2016

Recent press reports have touted a smell test to screen for Alzheimer disease. Does it work? Do aging beagles lose their sense of smell? Why do people with Down syndrome have a higher risk for early dementia? And what is it that brings in researchers from California and Duke to do their research at UK? All this will be answered, with a whole lot more information as well.


August 17, 2016 -- Famed as a frontiersman, folk hero, congressman and Alamo defender, Davy Crockett was one of the most celebrated and mythologized figures in American history. Crockett’s biographers often say there were actually two Crocketts: David, the frontiersman and congressman martyred at the Alamo, and Davy, the larger-than-life folk hero whose exploits were glorified in several books and a series of almanacs.



August 16, 2016 -- English poet whose political reputation overshadowed that of his poetry until the 20th century. He is now considered to be one of the best Metaphysical poets.



August 15, 2016 -- Scottish novelist, poet, historian, and biographer who is often considered both the inventor and the greatest practitioner of the historical novel.

Appalachian State University

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has selected five individuals and five organizations whose contributions have raised the level of quality and awareness of the arts in the state as recipients of the 2016 Governor’s Awards in the Arts.

“Just as the wheels of commerce and industry are important to moving Kentucky forward, so too are the arts,” said Gov. Bevin. “Each work of art tells a story and is a reflection of its maker's unique journey through life."

Clarkesville Now

Many archery hunters in Kentucky will spend the last long weekend of summer getting an early jump on fall.

Kentucky’s 2016-17 deer season kicks off the first Saturday in September with the start of the 136-day archery season. Anticipation has been building for months.

“Everything right now points toward another good season,” said Gabe Jenkins, deer program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

That is welcome news following a string of record harvests.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Construction crews working in Magoffin County are opening a new overpass across the Mountain Parkway, restoring local access to motorists crossing the parkway west of Salyersville.

The previous overpass at Gifford Road was closed a little more than a year ago to allow construction of a new interchange on the parkway and construction of a new, two-lane span across the Mountain Parkway. Work is continuing to widen the parkway near the Gifford Road interchange, which has not yet opened to traffic.


Motorists should watch for lane closures as work starts this month on a $3 million Interstate 64 cable median barrier project in Carter and Boyd counties.

The cable barrier, a safety measure that uses a fence-like structure of continuous steel cables to help prevent vehicles from crossing the median into opposing travel lanes, will be installed on 20 miles of I-64 from mile marker 161 at the Tygarts Creek bridge in Olive Hill to mile marker 181 at the US 60 overpass at the Boyd County line.

Internet Archive
  • Lum and Abner
  • Grand Ole Opry    

Morehead’s Main Street is boasting new pavement, parallel parking spots, and a straight shot through town… all in response to longtime complaints from city residents. MSPR’s Arlo Barnette visited the new thoroughfare on its second day, to ask people what they think…

Morehead State University’s Class of 2020 moved into residence halls Wednesday and Thursday during “New Student Move-In Days.”

Volunteers from across campus were on hand to assist with the move-in.

Highlighting Thursday was the New Student Induction Ceremony at Laughlin Health Building. The goal of this event is to mark the official beginning of the new student’s academic career and welcome them to the MSU family.

Chief photographer Tim Holbrook captured some of the sights of the day and has placed them into a two photo galleries.

August 12, 2016 -- American financier and philanthropist, noted for his lavish lifestyle, fondness for ostentatious jewelry, and enormous appetite.


Texas State Historical Association

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #74 (August 12 at 8:00PM)

Henry "Ragtime Texas" Thomas, an early exponent of country blues, was born in Big Sandy, Texas, in 1874, one of nine children of former slaves who sharecropped on a cotton plantation in the northeastern part of the state. Thomas learned to hate cotton farming at an early age and left home as soon as he could, around 1890, to pursue a career as an itinerant songster.


Sin Fronteras will spotlight several Spanish cartoons of the 1980's and 1990's. 

Hosted by Mihaela Maynard, the program will offer a spotlight on several cartoons and their importance in the Spanish-speaking community. 

Cartoons such as "Detective Bogey," "Delfy and Friends," "The Fruities," "Basket Fever" and "Sandokan, The Tiger of Malaysia" will be discussed. A variety of contemporary songs will also be featured on the program.

Sin Fronteras airs on Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY at 90.3FM) at 7:00pm on Friday, August 12.


As a prelude to the 2016 Fall Semester at Morehead State University, President Wayne D. Andrews had his annual address to the faculty and staff during the Fall Convocation. 

Salute to Vladimir Putin Show

Aug 9, 2016

Health Matters takes a moment to salute ex KGB agent, judo and firearms expert, law school graduate, Russian president and now US political broker Vladimir Putin. This week’s show includes news on short people, the high cost of medical care in the US, and the price of reversing drug overdoses.  It’s worth a listen just to hear Rick and Tony discuss single-serving packages.

Kentucky Teacher, Amy Wallot

Eight schools across the Commonwealth will receive a Teaching Art Together grant from the Kentucky Arts Council to conduct artist residencies with students during this school year.

The Teaching Art Together grant allows Kentucky teachers to collaborate with practicing, professional artists from the arts council’s Teaching Artists Directory. Artists design and implement one- to four-week residencies at schools that are awarded the grants.

Marla Toncray, The Ledger Independent

Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park will commemorate the anniversary of the Revolutionary War battle with its annual re-enactment weekend on Aug. 20-21.

The re-enactment commemorates the 1782 battle that included Daniel Boone and other pioneers along the Licking River. The outnumbered pioneers lost as they went up against British soldiers and Native Americans. Among the 70 pioneers who died was Boone’s youngest son, Israel.

MSU Athletics

Morehead State earned one first-place vote and has been picked sixth in the 2016 Ohio Valley Conference preseason poll, as voted on by the league's head coaches and sports information directors. The Eagles earned 134 points, just 16 points shy of second-place Southeast Missouri.

Murray State, who won its second OVC Tournament title last year, was picked first and received 18 of the 22 first place votes and 198 points. Southeast Missouri earned 150 points for a second-place finish.