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Some of Morehead State University's community took time Monday to reflect on the tragic events that took place on September 11th, 2001. Ellen Barnette has more...


It’s late summer, and Health Matters has stayed up late at night contemplating chiggers. OK, we stayed up all night scratching, but still the questions came up. If a cancer-sniffing dog said you had cancer, would you believe it? Should you finish your antibiotics if you already feel better? Why do people with Parkinson’s disease have a higher risk of melanoma? When should we prepare our dermatologists to diagnose disease in dark-skinned people? And will there be chiggers in purgatory?


September 12, 2017 -- Alexander Campbell was a Scots-Irish immigrant who became an ordained minister in the United States and joined his father Thomas Campbell as a leader of a reform effort that is historically known as the Restoration Movement, and by some as the "Stone-Campbell Movement." It resulted in the development of non-denominational Christian churches, which stressed reliance on scripture and few essentials.

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Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY 90.3FM) has announced the return of two programs to its weeknight lineup.

Audio Visions will air Thursdays from 8 until 10 p.m. and showcase a lively mix of college-based music styles. Student-hosted and produced, the program will feature independent artists, local music and information on Morehead State University events. Hosts for the show will be Arlo Barnette and Jacob Lindberg.

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U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers has announced that Robert M. Lightfoot, Jr., acting administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), will join him and Dr. Jay Morgan, Morehead State University president, on Wednesday, Sept. 20, to visit MSU's Space Science program and learn about the growing aerospace industry in Morehead and across Eastern Kentucky.

Lightfoot and Rogers will address students, local leaders and the general public at noon at the Morehead Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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Growing up in the Great White North, Justin Moakler recalls that when he was in elementary school, he was one of the few kids who didn't play hockey. In his hometown of Brampton, Ontario, Canada - about a 40-minute drive from Toronto - young Moakler was interested more in soccer.

In the fall of his freshman year at Brampton Centennial High School, he tried volleyball.

Then, by chance, his athletic endeavors took a turn that would eventually lead him to Morehead State University, where he now captains the men's cross country team.

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Marisa Lavatori recorded the first goal of her Morehead State career, but the Eagles (1-5) fell to Evansville (4-4) by a score of 2-1 on Sunday afternoon at McCutchan Stadium.

"Our performance picked up in the second half, but it was a little too late," said head coach Warren Lipka. "We have to be ready to play from the first whistle to the last."

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If Morehead State and Liberty had just counted the second half Saturday night, then the Eagles would have come away with only a six-point deficit. Unfortunately, the Flames built a 45-10 halftime lead as the 20th-ranked FCS team upended MSU 58-17 at Williams Stadium.

Morehead State slipped to 1-1 with a matchup at Austin Peay on the horizon next Saturday at 7 p.m. ET.

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Despite a triple-double performance from junior setter Jordan Jones, Morehead State volleyball fell to Middle Tennessee in four sets on Saturday afternoon at Wetherby Gym.

With the loss, the Eagles drop to 6-4 on the season. MTSU, after starting the year 0-8, wins all three of its matches at this weekend's Comfort Inn-vitational.

Oz Typewriter

  • Norman Corwin’s One World Flight (The Philippines)
  • Soldiers of the Press (William Tryee – The Pacific Theater)  

Kei Akagi

Sep 8, 2017

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #183 (September 10 at 8:00 p.m.)

Pianist Kei Akagi is best-known as a sideman but his list of credits and versatility are certainly quite impressive.

Born in Japan, Akagi lived in Cleveland during a large part of his childhood (from age five-twelve) before returning to Japan. He started classical piano lessons when he was five but was soon also interested in pop and rock music. Back in Japan, Akagi studied philosophy and music, playing piano at high school dances and with his college band.

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Morehead State opened Friday's doubleheader slate with a 3-0 sweep of South Carolina State. The Eagles (5-3) defeated the Bulldogs (0-4) by scores of 25-19, 25-16, and 25-19.

"I thought we fought through some situations that we've been working on," said head coach Jaime Gordon. "It was nice to see us work through some things."

With freshman standout Taylor Hodges sidelined due to injury, junior Alyssa Cecil picked up the start for Morehead State. The 5-foot-7 Cedar Park, Texas native came away with three service aces in the win.


September 8, 2017 -- Frédéric Mistral was a French writer and lexicographer of the Occitan language. Mistral received the 1904 Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of the fresh originality and true inspiration of his poetic production, which faithfully reflects the natural scenery and native spirit of his people, and, in addition, his significant work as a Provençal philologist". He was a founding member of Félibrige and a member of l'Académie de Marseille.  

Shaping Our Appalachian Region

Welcome to this broadcast of the Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, recorded by Morehead State Public Radio on Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at the Morehead Conference Center.

This program features Jared Arnett, Executive Director of SOAR, Saving Our Appalachian Region.

Introduction provided by Jim Tom Trent, Mayor of Morehead.

Thanks to Jamie Breeze, Tracy Williams, Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce and the Morehead Conference Center.  

Aaron Burdett

Sep 8, 2017

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #120 (September 8 at 8:00 p.m. and September 9 at 3:00 p.m.)

Creating music isn’t a means to an end, it is an end with a meaning for Aaron Burdett. Writing and creating songs is rooted somewhere deep in his psyche; it’s something that can’t be denied and must be shared. His lyrics are soul-touching, intelligent, witty, and poetic all at once, while his music style is a seamless blend of Americana, country, blues, bluegrass, and folk-rock that cohesively creates a story.

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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time set aside to help educate the public about the prevalence of childhood cancer across the U.S. and promote the need for continued research and treatment.

As part of the observance, Governor Matt Bevin has officially proclaimed Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Kentucky and will be illuminating the Kentucky State Capitol dome gold tonight.

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Kentucky State Parks are offering a lodging discount to Florida residents looking for a place to stay to avoid Hurricane Irma.

Guests with a Florida driver’s license can receive 25 percent off the regular rate for lodge rooms and cottages through Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017.

The Kentucky State Parks have 17 resort parks that feature lodges, restaurants and recreational activities. Most resorts also have cottages. Additionally, the park system operates 30 campgrounds across the state.


Soldiers from the Kentucky Army National Guard’s 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade departed for the Caribbean to assist with rescue and recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irma, Sept. 7.

Approximately 20 Soldiers from Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 238th Aviation (a company under 63rd TAB) deployed to the Virgin Islands with two UH-60 Blackhawks equipped for medical evacuations. Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron also deployed as part of Kentucky’s response to provide search and rescue.

Weather Underground

As part of the 52 Weeks of Public Health campaign, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), is reminding the public that households, businesses and communities can increase their preparedness by following the four simple steps of Be Ready, Be Steady, Show and Go! during September – National Preparedness Month (NPM).

This nationwide effort is organized each year by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to encourage citizens to prepare and plan for emergencies in their homes, business and schools.

CoffeeTree Books

CoffeeTree Books in Morehead invites everyone to listen and enjoy the works of poet Julie Hensley and author R Dean Johnson. 

The husband and wife duo will be reading from their respected projects on October 3rd, 2017, 6:00-7:30 PM.  Following the presentation will be a chance to purchase their works and have them signed.

Morehead State University will hold its sixth annual Browning Orchard Festival Sunday, Oct. 1, from noon to 4 p.m.

Bring the family out to enjoy an afternoon of hayrides, horseback rides, food, family-friendly activities and musical entertainment by the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music.

The Department of Agricultural Sciences will have a number of Kentucky Proud items for sale, including apples, cider, mums, pumpkins and more.

The orchard is located at 10955 Wallingford Road in Fleming County.


September 6, 2017 -- Joseph Patrick "Joe" Kennedy Sr. was an American businessman, investor, and politician known for his high-profile positions in United States politics. Kennedy was married to Rose Kennedy.

Former Trump campaign advisor Paul Manafort is an interesting character. A figure reportedly tied to the Russian mob hired a private detective to find him concerning $19 million that went missing. He borrowed $250,000 from a Middle Eastern arms dealer for a personal loan. The FBI executed a pre-dawn raid on his house to recover some documents, the day after his testimony to a Senate subcommittee. And he testified regarding the diversion of profits from an attack submarine to help finance the French presidential elections. Guilty of a crime?


September 5, 2017 -- Darryl Francis Zanuck was an American film producer and studio executive; he earlier contributed stories for films starting in the silent era. He played a major part in the Hollywood studio system as one of its longest survivors.

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Morehead State freshman outside hitter Lauren Rokey has been voted the Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week.

A native of Eureka, Ill., Rokey earned an All-Tournament nod at the Colonial Classic by leading the Eagles to two wins. She totaled 42 kills (3.5/set) in four matches last week.

Community Leadership Program graduates address tobacco use in high school students in Appalachia

Sep 4, 2017
Kentucky Office of Rural Health

Lifelong habits of tobacco use often begin during one’s teenage years.

For Kentucky, this reality is particularly concerning, as the rate of tobacco use among Kentucky high school students is well above the national average — 35.8 percent compared with 20.2 percent. This includes all forms of tobacco, from cigarettes to vapes to chewing tobacco, though the rate of high school smoking in the Commonwealth is about double the national average (16.8 percent versus 8 percent).

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Following a near flawless debut as Morehead State's starting quarterback, junior Lawson Page has been selected as the Pioneer Football League Offensive Player of the Week.

Page completed 21-of-23 passes for 284 yards and four touchdowns in the Eagles' season-opening 56-14 win over Kentucky Christian Thursday.

In the first half alone, he completed all 14 of his passes for 169 yards and two scores. He was true on his first 15 passes, and his only misfires were a dropped screen pass and an interception in the back corner of the end zone.

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Morehead State soccer ended its non-conference losing skid with a 2-0 win at Chattanooga on Sunday afternoon at Finley Stadium.

The Eagles move to 1-4 on the season, dropping Chattanooga to 1-3-2.

"We played our best game to date," said MSU head coach Warren Lipka. "Chattanooga was well coached and organized, but it all came together for us today. I'm very proud of the girls and their resilience."

Old Time Radio Downloads

  • Ranger Bill (Burning Sands)
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Freshman outside hitter Lauren Rokey recorded a career-best 17 kills, and junior middle blocker Jessie Wachtman contributed a season-best 11 winners, but Morehead State Volleyball could not keep up a fast start and fell 3-1 (25-15, 15-25, 18-25, 14-25) to Davidson to wrap up the Colonial Classic Saturday.

Rokey landed the 17 kills off a team-high 42 attacks. Wachtman was close to perfect, making just three errors for the Eagles (4-3) on 20 swings for a .400 attack efficiency.