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Greg Jenkins

Operations Director

Greg Jenkins has been the Operations Director at MSPR since 1999. Greg is a 1996 graduate of Morehead State University with a BME in Music Education and received a Masters of Science in Industrial Technology in 2008. Greg oversees training, scheduling, and evaluation of the student board operator staff, preparation of the daily traffic logs and serves as weekday classical music host. He is also the webmaster of the MSPR website and maintains MSPR's webstreaming and podcasting.

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June 22, 2017 -- Erich Maria Remarque was a German novelist who created many works about the terror of war. His best known novel All Quiet on the Western Front, about German soldiers in the First World War, was made into an Oscar-winning film.  

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June 21, 2017 -- Joseph Hayne Rainey was an American politician. He was the first African American to serve in the United States House of Representatives, the second black person to serve in the United States Congress, and the first black presiding officer of the House of Representatives. Born into slavery in South Carolina, he was freed in the 1840s by his father purchasing the freedom of his entire family and himself.

Week of June 19, 2017

Jun 20, 2017
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June 20, 2017 -- Elizabeth "Betty" Washington Lewis was the younger sister of George Washington and the only sister to live to adulthood. She was the first daughter of Augustine Washington and Mary Ball Washington. She is considered a "founding mother" of America.

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June 19, 2017 -- Charles Haddon Spurgeon was an English Particular Baptist preacher. Spurgeon remains highly influential among Christians of various denominations, among whom he is known as the "Prince of Preachers".  

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June 16,2017 -- James Harrod was a pioneer, soldier, and hunter who helped explore and settle the area west of the Allegheny Mountains.   

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June 15, 2017 -- Magna Carta Libertatum, commonly called Magna Carta, is a charter agreed to by King John of England at Runnymede, near Windsor, on 15 June 1215.   

Emergency Show #2

Jun 14, 2017

Proving that Health Matters will cut any corners when we get behind, we present our follow-up to Emergency Show #1 – Emergency Show #2. Brought to you by lifestyle errors that lead to higher cancer rates, we discuss indoor geomagnetic positioning, creaky knees, risks of statin therapy in older adults, and numbness of the diaper area in cyclists.

Tip: Unhealthy lifestyles, including smoking, lack of screening, obesity, low physical activity, and low intake of fruits and vegetables lead to 20% of US cancer cases.

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June 14, 2017 -- In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.  

Week of June 12, 2017

Jun 13, 2017
MSU

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June 13, 2017 -- Philip St. John Basil Rathbone was a South African-born English actor. He rose to prominence in the United Kingdom as a Shakespearean stage actor and went on to appear in more than 70 films, primarily costume dramas, swashbucklers and, occasionally, horror films.  

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June 12, 2017 -- John Augustus Roebling was a German-born American civil engineer. He designed and built wire rope suspension bridges, in particular the Brooklyn Bridge, which has been designated as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.   

Radio Spirits

  • Hopalong Cassidy (Bandits of Ridge Creek)
  • Hollywood On The Air (Love Thy Neighbor)
  • Five Minute Mystery  

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June 9, 2017 -- John Howard Payne was an American actor, poet, playwright, and author who had most of his theatrical career and success in London. He is today most remembered as the creator of "Home! Sweet Home!", a song he wrote in 1822 that became widely popular in the United States, Great Britain, and the English-speaking world.

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June 8, 2017 -- Barbara Bush is the wife of George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, and served as First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993.  

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June 7, 2017 -- British novelist and short-story writer who employed a finely wrought prose style in fictions frequently detailing uneasy and unfulfilling relationships among the upper-middle class.

Week of June 5, 2017

Jun 6, 2017
MSU

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June 6, 2017 -- Nathan Hale was an American soldier and spy for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He volunteered for an intelligence-gathering mission in New York City but was captured by the British and executed.   

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June 5, 2017 -- Patrick Floyd Jarvis "Pat" Garrett was an American Old West lawman, bartender and customs agent who became renowned for killing Billy the Kid. He was the sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico as well as Doña Ana County, New Mexico.   

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June 2, 2017 --  Dana Thomas Carvey is an American actor and stand-up comedian, who made his acting debut in Tough Guys, and is most widely known for his work as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and for playing the role of Garth Algar in the Wayne's World films. 

Alchetron

  • Family Doctor (“The Carnival”)
  • Seward’s Folly
  • Blue Beetle (“Sabotage Incorporated”)    

Public Domain

June 1, 2017 -- William Wilfred Campbell was a Canadian poet. He is often classed as one of the country's Confederation Poets, a group that included fellow Canadians Charles G.D. Roberts, Bliss Carman, Archibald Lampman, and Duncan Campbell Scott. By the end of the 19th century, he was considered the "unofficial poet laureate of Canada." 

Week of May 29, 2017

May 31, 2017
MSU

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May 31, 2017 -- Walter "Walt" Whitman was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works.  

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May 30, 2017 -- Idina Kim Menzel is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. Menzel rose to prominence when she originated the role of Maureen Johnson in the Broadway musical Rent. Her performance earned her a Tony Award nomination in 1996. In 2003, Menzel originated the role of Elphaba in the Broadway musical Wicked, for which she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.   

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.

Radio Archives

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

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